Review: DIY LED U-Home E27 COB spot bulbs (4000K, 5000K, CRI95)

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Review: DIY LED U-Home E27 COB spot bulbs (4000K, 5000K, CRI95)

I bought a 4000K and 5000K CRI95 E27 LED spot bulbs from DIY LED U-Home on Aliexpress.
Store link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000214865872.html

The main specs by the manufacturer:
-CRI 95
-Undisclosed COB emitters
-650-700 lumens
-7W power draw
-Wide AC voltage range of 85-265V
-Available in 3000K, 4000K, 5000K and 6000K (4000K and 5000K tested here)
-45-60° beam angle
-No dimming
-No lifetime specified
-Unknown warranty

Overall finish and build quality seems good. The aluminum heatsink is painted white and it doesn’t take much to scratch it off. I don’t like that you can hear the AC-DC converter rattling around in the base when the light is shaken though.

The spotlight compared to a 60W incandescent.

The bulb has a plastic lens protecting the COB LED and reflector. Wide and even spot is achieved with a textured reflector. There very little visible tint shift in the beam. Only very faint artifacts can be seen on a white wall at the edge of the beam.

When you put a table lamp shade on it the artifacts disappeared. I used an Ikea Tertial work table arm.

Measurements

Measurements were made in a 50cm integrating sphere with an x-rite i1pro spectrometer after the bulbs had warmed up for 1 hour. Intensity (lux at 1 meter, candela) was measured outside the sphere at 1 meter.

The bulbs were connected to mains power which at the time of testing was at 228-230V.

Output at 1 hour is 574 for the 4000K and 593 lumens for the 5000K model. This is less than the manufacturer specifies (650-700 lm). At 0.6 cd/lm the spot bulb is noticeably throwier than a diffused bulb (0.1-0.2 cd/lm)

Power consumption was measured at 7.1 (4000K) and 7.4 watts (5000K). Efficiency is quite low for a high CRI neutral/cool white AC bulb at only 80-81 lm/W. Yuji BC bulbs achieve 104-109 lm/W at similar color temperatures, but they also cost twice as much.

Maximum output is reached immediately. Output was plotted over one hour on both lights. After 1 hour the output decreases 11%, which is a fine result for such a small bulb. Heatsinking seems good.

Color rendering

The CRI data was measured integrated after a 1 hour warm-up.

Color rendering is very good on both bulbs reaching CRI Ra of 98 and R9 of 92-93. TM-30-18 fidelity index Rf of 94-95 and gamut index Rg of 99-100 are also excellent. Typical LED technology is evident from the blue hump at 450nm and cyan dip at 480nm, but the latter is very mild. Visually the light is very pleasing with rich colors and neutral tint.

Load IES TM-30-18 Color Rendition Reports by clicking the thumbnails:

CGATS CRI Data files:
4000K: https://pastebin.com/sC4744yX
5000K: https://pastebin.com/KB8xrxSx

Color temperature and tint

Tint is practically at the black body line on both bulbs. Remember that when LEDs heat up, their duv value almost always decreases and becomes less green/yellow. This was measured after 1 hour.

Tint shift was measured with the 5000K LED after a 5 minute warm-up period. Shift is very slight within the brightest part of the beam which falls off quickly after 55 degrees or so. The shifted tints in the following chart at 60+ degrees are already outside the bright spot.

Flicker

There’s no visible flicker. Just small ripple at 56kHz. Snob index of 0% guarantees that it’s easy on the eyes. The modulation depth was highest when all the LEDs were active, which as the worst case is shown below. Both lamps are identical in this matter.

AC power draw

Current is drawn in short pulses as the input voltage gets high. This results in a low power factor of 0.56-0.57.

Cyan line: mains line voltage
Yellow line: current draw of the bulb
Violet line: power draw (voltage * current)

Verdict

These little E27 spotlights at 4000K and 5000K have a pleasing tint and good color rendering. They offer quite a bit more lux at a smaller area than diffused bulbs. The efficiency is not at the level of competition, but that’s quite ok for the price assuming the driver ages well. In packets of five they cost less than $9 a piece.

Please note that the test was done when the bulb was brand new. I can’t guarantee that they will perform similarly after months or years of use.

Edited by: maukka on 12/05/2019 - 06:02
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aluminum body-heatsink – it is good =)

But your reviews is not exhaustive without autopsy

p.s. Beautiful body. But I would load it with a maximum of 5 watts with 6W SOL LED (for example)

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I’ll leave the driver and component analysis to someone who knows what they are talking about.

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maukka wrote:
I’ll leave the driver and component analysis to someone who knows what they are talking about.

at least just measure the actual capacitance and ESR of the capacitors. If you take a few photos, experts from this forum will comment on everything instead of you.

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About spectrum. Without violet and with not big blue peak. almost good

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Dear maukka,

 

Thank for your professional testing and reviews, about the efficiency, we will report to our factory.

We have already uploaded your testing report to our aliexpress store, let more and more people to know our this problem and your this thread.

About the lifetime specified and warranty,

The lifetime of driver is normal 2 years.

About the warranty, please don't worry, we support lifetime warranty, if it's broken when used, we support to resend new one to our custom as compensation.

 

Best regards,

Bruce

We specialize in producing and selling High Quality High CRI LED strip light, LED Bulbs, LED Spotlight, COB LED and the relevant accessaries, such as DC Adapter, transformer, radiator, dimmer, controller, cable or connectors in China. We have one long term cooperation factory to produce our high quality products, it's our pleasure if we can build a long time good and trustworthy relationship with our customers and our product's fans. Welcome to place bulk order at our store, we will offer the best wholesale price to you. We are also glad to be your suppliers in China. We are always trying our best to offer you all kinds of led strip light according your request, we support to custom.

We made high quality and high CRI led produts, if you have any issues with the design, we'd be happy to discuss them. Please write to us via our email box if you have any question about our poducts, we will reply you within 24 hours.

Here is our email box: DIYLEDU-HOME@outlook.com or diyledu-home@outlook.com

Best regards,

DIY LED U-Home

Aliexpress official store homepage: https://diyledu-homeledstriplight.aliexpress.com/store/3628166?spm=a2g0o...

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Hi maukka,

 

Maybe you can also try our this new led bulb, it's also 95+ daylight white 11W E27 bulbs, 

here is the link: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000416662628.html?spm=2114.12010611.8148356.2.1dc73d39QAvTje

首页-小图小图-2尺寸
0.2W 2835灯珠测试报告2835-11W-日光白-1
 
 
 

We specialize in producing and selling High Quality High CRI LED strip light, LED Bulbs, LED Spotlight, COB LED and the relevant accessaries, such as DC Adapter, transformer, radiator, dimmer, controller, cable or connectors in China. We have one long term cooperation factory to produce our high quality products, it's our pleasure if we can build a long time good and trustworthy relationship with our customers and our product's fans. Welcome to place bulk order at our store, we will offer the best wholesale price to you. We are also glad to be your suppliers in China. We are always trying our best to offer you all kinds of led strip light according your request, we support to custom.

We made high quality and high CRI led produts, if you have any issues with the design, we'd be happy to discuss them. Please write to us via our email box if you have any question about our poducts, we will reply you within 24 hours.

Here is our email box: DIYLEDU-HOME@outlook.com or diyledu-home@outlook.com

Best regards,

DIY LED U-Home

Aliexpress official store homepage: https://diyledu-homeledstriplight.aliexpress.com/store/3628166?spm=a2g0o...

Ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/joystreet or https://www.ebay.com/str/indeedstore01

Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YR29ZV8/ref=twister_B072HYFJ2N?_encoding=UT...
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@ DIY LED U-HOME, do you think it would be possible to make a version optimized for non-daylight use, along with an integrated diffuser?

Would be great to replace 3 LEDs with one singular large LED, but at 5500k and exposed LEDs, it is a bit… extreme.

My very own high current Beryllium Copper springs Gen 3:
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Dear BlueSwordM,

 

Yes, you are right, different product has its different use at different places. 

So suggest customers to buy our high CRI led products according their practical necessity.

 

Best regards,

Bruce

We specialize in producing and selling High Quality High CRI LED strip light, LED Bulbs, LED Spotlight, COB LED and the relevant accessaries, such as DC Adapter, transformer, radiator, dimmer, controller, cable or connectors in China. We have one long term cooperation factory to produce our high quality products, it's our pleasure if we can build a long time good and trustworthy relationship with our customers and our product's fans. Welcome to place bulk order at our store, we will offer the best wholesale price to you. We are also glad to be your suppliers in China. We are always trying our best to offer you all kinds of led strip light according your request, we support to custom.

We made high quality and high CRI led produts, if you have any issues with the design, we'd be happy to discuss them. Please write to us via our email box if you have any question about our poducts, we will reply you within 24 hours.

Here is our email box: DIYLEDU-HOME@outlook.com or diyledu-home@outlook.com

Best regards,

DIY LED U-Home

Aliexpress official store homepage: https://diyledu-homeledstriplight.aliexpress.com/store/3628166?spm=a2g0o...

Ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/joystreet or https://www.ebay.com/str/indeedstore01

Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YR29ZV8/ref=twister_B072HYFJ2N?_encoding=UT...
Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YKFDKNG?ref_=bb_dp_usw2_LRest

Our friend DIY Perks Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYPerks/videos

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Dear maukka,


 


Thank for your professional testing and reviews, about the efficiency, we will report to our factory.


We have already uploaded your testing report to our aliexpress store, let more and more people to know our this problem and your this thread.

Please also include a link to this review on the store page:
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/70434

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Dear maukka,

 

Sorry, according ebay and aliexpress website policy, the http link will be removed at listing page when we add the link at our store, we tried to include a link to this review on the store page yesterday.  Please don't worry, we have already copy your all reviews including pictures of this link at our listing page, you can take a look.

 

Best regards,

Bruce

We specialize in producing and selling High Quality High CRI LED strip light, LED Bulbs, LED Spotlight, COB LED and the relevant accessaries, such as DC Adapter, transformer, radiator, dimmer, controller, cable or connectors in China. We have one long term cooperation factory to produce our high quality products, it's our pleasure if we can build a long time good and trustworthy relationship with our customers and our product's fans. Welcome to place bulk order at our store, we will offer the best wholesale price to you. We are also glad to be your suppliers in China. We are always trying our best to offer you all kinds of led strip light according your request, we support to custom.

We made high quality and high CRI led produts, if you have any issues with the design, we'd be happy to discuss them. Please write to us via our email box if you have any question about our poducts, we will reply you within 24 hours.

Here is our email box: DIYLEDU-HOME@outlook.com or diyledu-home@outlook.com

Best regards,

DIY LED U-Home

Aliexpress official store homepage: https://diyledu-homeledstriplight.aliexpress.com/store/3628166?spm=a2g0o...

Ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/joystreet or https://www.ebay.com/str/indeedstore01

Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YR29ZV8/ref=twister_B072HYFJ2N?_encoding=UT...
Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YKFDKNG?ref_=bb_dp_usw2_LRest

Our friend DIY Perks Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYPerks/videos

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We specialize in producing and selling High Quality High CRI LED strip light, LED Bulbs, LED Spotlight, COB LED and the relevant accessaries, such as DC Adapter, transformer, radiator, dimmer, controller, cable or connectors in China. We have one long term cooperation factory to produce our high quality products, it's our pleasure if we can build a long time good and trustworthy relationship with our customers and our product's fans. Welcome to place bulk order at our store, we will offer the best wholesale price to you. We are also glad to be your suppliers in China. We are always trying our best to offer you all kinds of led strip light according your request, we support to custom.

We made high quality and high CRI led produts, if you have any issues with the design, we'd be happy to discuss them. Please write to us via our email box if you have any question about our poducts, we will reply you within 24 hours.

Here is our email box: DIYLEDU-HOME@outlook.com or diyledu-home@outlook.com

Best regards,

DIY LED U-Home

Aliexpress official store homepage: https://diyledu-homeledstriplight.aliexpress.com/store/3628166?spm=a2g0o...

Ebay store: https://www.ebay.com/str/joystreet or https://www.ebay.com/str/indeedstore01

Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YR29ZV8/ref=twister_B072HYFJ2N?_encoding=UT...
Amazon store: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07YKFDKNG?ref_=bb_dp_usw2_LRest

Our friend DIY Perks Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/DIYPerks/videos

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https://www.amazon.com/s?me=A3QFTW0W8OXK38&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER

You might consider selling the sex toys at a different store than your LED strips/bulbs.