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They are also unloading cases of 16 bulbs for $39.99
4000K and 5000K and 6500K

A friend is trying out a case for his restaurant. If they’re OK he will get 4 more.

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Well, after realizing that ALL Lowes stores was clearing out these LED replacement tubes I decided to take a chance on a lower price.
I returned the box of 4 that I had paid $12.49 for.

My gamble paid off.
This week while traveling in Ohio, I stopped in a Lowes west of Cleveland. As I walked past this clearance cart, an associate told me that everything on the cart was marked off an additional 75%.

The blue arrow points to 10 cartons of 2 each of these 4 foot LED replacement bulbs. The previous clearance price was $7.49 per box of 2. An additional 75% off brings that down to $1.87. (they had to make the price correction aat the register) Using my Lowes card got me an extra 5%.
There was also some 6 packs of E27 light bulbs that had been marked down to $7.98. 75% off that brings it down to an even $2 per pack of 6. I got just one of those.

85 cents per 4 foot LED replacement tube Smile

Remember ALL Lowes stores have these on clearance. Check your store out, you just might be lucky enough to get the extra 75%. I say that because I have noticed that Lowes will often times do the extra 75% at the end when they really, really what to move old stock.

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Will that extra 75% show up when you check on-line? My local store is still showing $12.49/4pack with 51 available. I’m going to try and check for these tomorrow.

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No, I don’t think the extra 75% will show up online.

There is only a small chance they will have the extra 75% off. I mentioned in my post that they had to do a price adjustment at the register. In other words they scanned for the old price.

Can you believe I still haven’t had the time to check out what I bought?

You might find a sympathetic manager that will price match if you show him pics and the receipt. Innocent

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My point is with ballast it is very inefficient When I go led, I do not want a ballast. So I would go with other type tubes. There is a thread already about those tube types.

Well I finally put a couple of these LED 4’ replacements into a new in the box florescent light fixture I had stowed away.
I will compare it casually to both the $15 MaxLite LED shop lights that I bought at Ocean State Job Lot and the FEIT LED shop light that I got at Costco, on sale for $20. (All three lights emit about the same amount of light)

Watts and Volt-Amps drawn measureing with a “Kill-A-Watt” meter

Utilitech replacement LED in florescent fixture with Solid State Ballast – 61W, 105VA

MaxLite LED fixture – 38W, 40VA

FEIT LED fixture – 35W, 35VA ( I know, that’s what it said)

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Well my Lowe’s still has these bulbs at the advertised price (no additional discount) – I would have bet money on it. I picked up (4) 4-packs of 5000k (5000k not available in 16-packs, at least not at my store) only to realize when I got home that I should have bought 4000k (when I have decisions like that to make, I choose wrong 95% of the time). So tomorrow I’ll call ahead to have them pull down the 16-packs from the overheads (display was empty today) and keep one at customer service for a quick 5 minute return and $10 refund.

Oh, plenty of each pack at my store, though most in the overheads.

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Lowes online is showing the Utilitech T8 LED 4-pack now down to $9.99 down from $12.49. 16-packs still $39.99.

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I will be driving by one shortly, I’ll check it out

Can you get refunded the difference?

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I already exchanged my 4-packs for (1) 16-pack. I’ll be stopping by this afternoon for another 4 pack. My store has over 60 in stock.

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I did a search online and yes, some of the Lowes stores around the country are starting to further discound those 4 packs down to $9.99

Out of curiosity I set my home store to Elyria, Ohio. That is the store I scored the 2 packs for an additional 75% off the already reduced price of $7.49. They have the 16 packs now at $31.99
Something to keep an eye open for. Seems that store is a price cut leader.
They have no stock left on the 2 packs or the 4 packs

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I was at the Lowes in Lisbon, CT last night and came across this.
16 packs of the LED’s are 31.99 and the 4 pack is $9.99. So I think it is safe to say that further discounts are coming to a store near you.
These replacement bulbs work great. The problem I have had so far is finding fixtures that have working solid state ballasts. They fail as often as the bulbs. Perhaps these LED’s will be gentler on any remaining I have.

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What do you think about the tint? They seem just a tad green to me. I didn’t notice it much in my garage, but in my basement across from some “standard” (E27/A19) 3000k bulbs these look a little green. Also, in my garage they appear brighter than the T8 fluorescents they replaced, even though their lumens rating is less.

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Thanks Garry, I never noticed the green. Now I probably will LOL
The only fluorescent fixture I have them in is the kitchen. It’s a 3 bulb fixture with 2 ballasts. One ballast, solid state driver, is NG so only 2 of 3 bulbs work.
I believe I got the 4000K ones
Brighter than the higher lumen Florescents they replaced could be because of the age of the old bulbs
I will look for the green and report back

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BTW, the human eye can distinguish 24 million colors in an A-B comparison when A and B are next to each other. Separate them and you might not notice.

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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I’m talking about the 4,000k ones. The fluorescents I replaced are “4,100k” and in my garage looked dim & purplish in comparison.

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I got tired of waiting for the case of 16 LED’s to drop further in price. One day a couple of weeks ago, at my local store, I noticed they loaded the 6500K Daylight bulbs onto rolling carts. Often times that means they are eventually going to be reduced further. The 2 packs I found in Ohio were on such a cart and were reduced a further 75% off.

During the past 2 weeks I was in and out of that store due to a project I was working on. Each time I would check the carts, and no further reduction. I have a friend in another part of the country that is always calling me with deals he made at Lowes. With the carts, just ask for deal he said. So I did.
I found the right person and showed him my slip from Ohio and asked for a better deal on the 16 packs. Originally they were $79.99, now they were $39.99. I asked if he would do $16, and he said yes! Easy as that!
Even got an extra 5% at the register for using my Lowes card.



The coffee shop I go to each morning took 6 cases and gave me an extra $20 for my trouble. I have 3 cases left over, I don’t know what I will do with those. I could get more if I wanted too……………………..

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I don’t know if it’s coincidence or not, but I’ve had two of florescent lights that I had the above LED bulbs in die (LED bulbs work in other lights, old florescent bulbs don’t work, so I assume the ballasts burned up). They worked for at least 6 years with the old bulbs, and only a few months with these LED bulbs.

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There are some lights on clearance that look interesting.    This one is $4.99 (75% off):

I like the style of these.  First is $7.48 and second is 6.32.

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There are some lights on clearance that look interesting.    This one is $4.99 (75% off):



I like the style of these.  First is $7.48 and second is 6.32.


Just ordered 2 of the lights on top. 700 lumens of output with 6AA. Cheap light for that output. Pick them up tomorrow. My store had 27 on hand.

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^

I ordered the same thing HONDARIDER.  Showed a good number of units in stock, but I didn't plan on being in town until Monday.  I just got a voice mail saying the order was canceled because they didn't have the flashlights in stock.

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How are 6 cells configured? 2 3 cell carriers?

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^

That is what I would expect pennzy, but I've never had one of these light.  If so, should be very easy to use 2S 18650's with a sleeve.

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Lowes is closing a bunch of stores “generally locations where two are within 10 miles of each other”. (Why on earth would they need two stores within 10 miles of each other???

-Garry

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HONDARIDER wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

There are some lights on clearance that look interesting.    This one is $4.99 (75% off):



I like the style of these.  First is $7.48 and second is 6.32.


Just ordered 2 of the lights on top. 700 lumens of output with 6AA. Cheap light for that output. Pick them up tomorrow. My store had 27 on hand.

All these dried up around here.
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Wow, not many updates to this thread! Here’s a deal on holesaw bits I found yesterday:

By the way, let me know if you can’t see the above image. The pic is hosted from my Google Photos account, but I made some changes to the way I’m sharing the photos now for posting purposes and I’d like to know if it works any better.

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Damn. Those are cheap

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Might be of interest. I use weeklyadpro for groceries and Home Depot(closer) but Lowe’s is here too.

https://www.weeklyadpro.com/store/lowes/

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