Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM

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Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM LED Light Bulb Review

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The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM 7.5-watt A19 LED light bulb is designed to replace a dimmable 40 watt A19 incandescent light bulb for use in household lamps.

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The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM 7.5-watt A19 LED light bulb is designed to replace a dimmable 40 watt A19 incandescent light bulb for use in household lamps and other general domestic lighting applications. The Honeywell LED light bulb is mercury free.

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PACKAGING: 4/5

Above: The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM LED light bulb packaging

The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM packaging is a chunky and recycle-friendly corrugated cardboard box. What the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM packaging lacks in aesthetic appeal, it makes up for in product protection. As you can see in the above photographs, the box looked a little roughed up when it arrived at LED Light Review, but the integrity of the packaging was still strong and completely intact. Chunky packaging indeed.

Inside the corrugated cardboard box there’s an elongated top flap which holds the bulb lens and a folded-in base insert which holds the bulb base. Again, it’s not the most exciting packaging, but it should deliver the bulb safely to your door. Consider this part of the review a yawning applause. Good job Honeywell, but maybe make this box a bit more fun and appealing next time. After all, you are trying to sell these bulbs to consumers, right?


PHYSICAL PRODUCT: 5/5

Above: The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM LED light bulb

Could it be that Honeywell had their aerospace division design this bulb? How else can you explain this bulb looking like a NASA space capsule? It’s also built like a tank; solid and weighty in the hand with extremely tight seems and absolutely no play between components. Very impressive build quality.

There are three parts to this bulb; a half-sphere frosted polycarbonate lens, a seemingly one-piece metal cone base with twenty-four squared-off cooling fins, and a standard E26 screw. Unless you’re a die-hard fan of the Mercury and Apollo space programs, it’s not the most appealing bulb to look at. Then again, the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM certainly appears to be a product built to last. For that, we have to give this bulb a perfect physical product score. To the moon Honeywell!


LIGHT PATTERN: 180 Degree

Left to right: Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM, 40 watt incandescent, 40 watt CFL

The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM LED light bulb has a 180 degree light pattern making it suitable for downward light applications.  Due to the lack of omni-directional light, we do not recommend the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM for table top lamps (as shown).


QUALITY OF LIGHT: 4.5/5

Left to right: Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM, 40 watt incandescent, 40 watt CFL

The light color of the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM is extremely white, with a very subtle, yet natural, touch of pink. In fact, the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM has the whitest light color of any LED bulb we have yet reviewed. It even makes the GE 62120 look ever so slightly yellow/warm, and that’s really saying something.

As white as the Honeywell EarthTronics LED light bulb is, the very subtle touch of pink (and it’s very subtle) really helps to make the extremely white light color of this bulb both natural and inviting. We tend to favor warmer LED light bulbs here at LED Light Review but the Honeywell EarthTronics really impressed us.

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WARRANTY:

The warranty for the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM is 3 years.


CONCLUSION: 4.5/5

The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM exceeded all of our expectations. This is one heck of a nice LED light bulb. Providing that you need a 40 watt dimmable 180 degree LED light bulb, and like your light color extremely white with a subtle touch of natural pink, we can heartily recommend this bulb.

The Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM is our new pick in very white 40 watt dimmable LED light bulbs. Well done Honeywell EarthTronics!


TEST RESULTS:

LED Light Review independently tested the Honeywell EarthTronics HWL1A198301BDIM with a Belkin Conserve Insight F7005 energy use monitor to measure the energy use (in watts), monthly and annual operation costs, and the monthly and annual amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by the bulb. Here are the results of our tests:

Energy Used 8.0 watts
Monthly Operation Cost $0.67/month
Annual Operation Cost $8.18/year
Monthly CO2 Produced 7.0 lbs/month
Annual CO2 Produced 85.3 lbs/year


The monthly and annual cost and CO2 data are based on continuous LED bulb use, unspecified power generation sources (coal vs. nuclear vs. renewable, etc.), and unspecified electricity rates.  Please use this information for LED bulb comparison purposes only.


LIGHTING FACTS – PER BULB:

Honeywell EarthTronics did not include a Lighting Facts label with their HWL1A198301BDIM. The following is the standard format for the Lighting Facts label with the information filled in from the HWL1A198301BDIM packaging label.

Brightness 450 lumens*
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost N/A
Life 40,000 hours

Energy Star Compliant N/A
Light Appearance 3,000 degrees Kelvin

Energy Used 7.5 watts


* The Honeywell packaging also lists 410 lumens as the light output for the Honeywell HWL1A198301BDIM.

Honeywell Earthtronics HWL1A198301BDIM
Product Code: HWL1A198301BDIM
UPC: 8-11180-01656-5