8W WW Corn Light Review

General Information

ID #145
SKU Y-108-WW
Series N/A
Manufacturer Generic (other LEDs from Generic)
Fitting Type E26 (other E26 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 144mm
Width 50mm
Weight 93g
Warranty N/A
Test Date 2013-06-03
Review Notes Shipped in blank packaging. Claimed to have 108 LED chips. CRI was poor. Light was dim and didn't come close to meeting claimed specifications (550 - 700lm). Also available on NewEgg as a nightlight under the DBPower name as model BLE0019-1 (BLE0020-3 in cool white). Maybe their claimed 8W should have been 0.8W and their claimed 700 lm should have been 70 lm. Flicker measurement result was one of the worst we have seen.
Price $9.99 (USD) from NewEgg on 7th of June 2013
Rating

 

LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 8W 0.9W @ 123V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $1.75 $0.20 $14.17
Lumens 550 lm 71 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 69 lm/W 79 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 55 lm/$ 7 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.83 1
Color [?] Warm White Warm White, 2946K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] 60° 274° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] N/A 65
Life 50,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 85V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature -20°C / 45°C N/A
Measured Temperature 31°C @ 25°C ambient
88°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 98% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.568 0.034

 

Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing

 

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Distribution Graph

Angle: 274° (±137° from bottom), Maximum lux:

Graph notes: Shows the intensity of the light when viewed from different angles. Normal omni-directional globes have a fairly constant output all the way around (excepting directly above). Downlights have a narrow range at the bottom in which the light is emmited, this determines their angle.

 

Spectrum Graph

Representation of color spectrum

Graph notes: Shows the breakdown of the LED light into its component colors. With short wavelength ultraviolet on the left and long wavelength infrared on the right. The green line represents the relative absolute strength of the light at each frequency, while the red line represents what the typical human eye would see. The human eye is most sensitive to green light, but much less sensitive to purples and deep reds.

 

Flicker Graph

Graph of measured flicker

Percent: 98%, Index: 0.568 (lower is better in both cases)

Graph notes: Shows variation in light output over 1/10th of a second, with relative light output on the Y axis and time on the X Axis. Measured with a photodiode connected to an Oscilloscope. Ideally the yellow line should be flat. Low frequency high amplitude waveforms mean there is a possibility of noticeable flicker, but sensitivity to flicker varies between people. [More details about LED flicker]

 

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these results, each measurement carries an inherent degree of uncertainty and error. Safety and EMC compliance of products to regional or international standards have not been verified unless noted as an ENERGY STAR® LED Lighting Facts, or SSL Quality Scheme certified product. Retailers and importers selling unmarked or unapproved electrical goods can be fined or imprisoned. Mains supplied downlights require installation by a licensed electrician.