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Question 1: Where can I use Insignia LED bulbs?

  • Insignia LED bulbs can be used almost everywhere incandescent or CFL bulbs are currently used.
  • Because they operate in extremely cold temperatures and have built-in kid-friendly polycarbonate shells that provide protection from shaking, Insignia LED bulbs are great for use in garages and ceiling fans.
  • They can be used in RVs if they are powered by a 110 Volt AC power supply.
  • Insignia LED blubs are excellent for hard-to-reach places because they last for years and do not have to be replaced often.
  • All LED bulbs, including Insignia LED bulbs, must not be used in completely enclosed fixtures due to limited ventilation and cooling in these fixtures.
  • All LED bulbs, including Insignia LED bulbs, must not be used in heated chambers. For example, do not use LED bulbs to replace an oven light.
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Question 2: Are Insignia LED bulbs compatible with dimmers?

  • Yes, Insignia bulbs are compatible with most dimmers. For best results, use Lutron C·L dimmers which are specifically designed to work with LED bulbs. To see a list of available Lutron C·L dimmers, refer to the Lutron site.
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Question 3: What is the CRI (Color Rendering Index) of Insignia LED bulbs?

  • The CRI for Insignia LED bulbs is 80 minimum.
    • CRI is a number that represents how closely the color spectrum of the light from the LED bulb matches that of a standard incandescent bulb. A CRI of 80 and higher is considered very good. The maximum CRI is 100.

 

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Question 4: What shapes, sizes, and strengths of Insignia LED bulbs are available?

  • Insignia LED bulbs are available in both 450 and 800 lumens (equivalent to 40 and 60 watts respectively).
  • Insignia LED bulbs are similar in size and shape to that of a standard incandescent bulb.
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Question 5: Can I use Insignia LED bulbs in enclosed fixtures?

  • No, all LED bulbs, including Insignia LED bulbs, must not be used in completely enclosed fixtures due to limited ventilation and cooling in these fixtures.
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Question 6: I hear a buzzing sound from the bulb at close distances, what is causing that?

  • All LED bulbs use an internal power supply that runs at the line frequency of 60Hz. This produces small amount audible noise or hum.
  • If you are using certain dimmers or a metal can lamp fixture, the quiet hum is more audible. For best results, use Lutron C·L dimmers which are specifically designed to work with LED bulbs. To see a list of available Lutron C·L dimmers, refer to the Lutron site.
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Question 7: What are the benefits of using Insignia LED bulbs?

  • LED lighting is an energy-efficient technology that can benefit everyone.
  • Insignia LED bulbs have to be replaced less often than incandescent bulbs, which reduces the amount of solid waste in landfills.
  • Unlike CFL bulbs, Insignia LED bulbs do not contain mercury.
  • Insignia LED bulbs do not emit UV or infrared radiation.
  • Insignia LED bulbs operate in extremely cold temperatures.
  • Insignia bulbs turn on instantly with immediate full brightness.
  • Insignia LED bulbs provide more ambient, multi-directional light than other LED light bulbs.
  • Insignia LED bulbs have built-in kid-friendly polycarbonate shells that provide protection from shaking, tossing, or dropping.
  • Due to their curved metal fin design, Insignia LED bulbs are similar in size and shape to traditional A19 incandescent bulbs, which makes replacing old incandescent bulbs with Insignia LED bulbs easy.
  • Insignia LED bulbs are the lightest among current bulbs on the market.
  • Insignia LED bulbs are recyclable.
  • Insignia LED bulbs are dimmable.
  • Insignia LED bulbs offer warm lighting. The appearance measures 3000K warmth on a warm to cool light spectrum.
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Question 8: What are the energy and financial savings of using the Insignia LED bulb?

  • Insignia LED bulbs use 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
  • Insignia LED bulbs have a product life of more than 20 years.
  • You recoup the cost within one or two years in energy savings (depending on the amount of usage).
  • The NS-LED60F has an estimated energy cost of $1.57 per year (based on 3 hours use per day). 
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Question 9: Are Insignia LED bulbs ENERGY STAR certified?

  • Insignia has designed the LED bulbs in accordance with ENERGY STAR requirements. The bulbs are currently undergoing ENERGY STAR qualification testing.