I've been slowly replacing old incandescent bulbs at my house with LEDs. It's been a slow process, and I wish I had done more research than a "led 60 watt" search on Amazon. Could've saved myself some money by avoiding cheap crappy plastic from Hong Kong, in the wrong color, and too dim for what I actually needed.
Oh well, at least I learned something. Now when buying LED bulbs I'm a lot more picky about manufacturers, and keep the watt-to-lumens with color temperature cheat-sheet handy.
I'm almost done with the conversion. Just a few more recessed flood light CFLs, and some 150W incandescents left to replace. The 150s are the ones giving me the most troubles. It seems that as you get over the 100 watt equivalent (~1600 lumens) the prices of LED bulbs increase exponentially. I need to replace a couple of 150W bulbs (~2700 lumens) in a floor lamp, and aside from a couple of monstrosities on Amazon I haven't been able to find any. The ones I did find look extra ugly.
Exhibit A: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F9FP7BS/
Exhibit B: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JXPQN3G/
I get that LEDs run hot, but come on... One of them has a damn fan built-in! (Exhibit C: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ogpKfAPbL.jpg
Not to mention that they cost an arm and a leg. $50 per bulb is quite an investment. I've heard of the new LED filament technology that's gaining steam, but those bulbs seem to top out at 75 watts/1100 lumens range. Not sure what to make of that quite yet. All I know is that I want to reign in that 300-watt lamp somehow.
Any experts out there on LED bulbs that can help out?