PROS / It only costs 84 cents per year on average to use.
CONS / You cannot use this directional LED light with dimmer switch fixtures.
VERDICT / This TCP LED bulb is a quality replacement bulb, especially if you want to cut your power bill and be environmentally conscious.
LED light bulbs are an excellent way to improve your quality of light while reducing your power bill and carbon footprint. The best LED light bulbs run on significantly less power than a traditional incandescent light bulb and the TCP LED 40W uses a mere 7 watts to provide light comparable to 40-watt incandescent bulbs.
By switching your incandescent and CFL bulbs out for LED lights, you can save money on your power bill. The TCP LED 40W bulb only uses 7 watts of power and costs about 84 cents a year to run, based on the manufacturer standard of three hours of use, seven days a week. This works out to be approximately 85 percent less energy than a traditional incandescent light.
The TCP LED 40W light bulb is a directional bulb, meaning that the light produced from the bulb does not shine equally from every direction. This can be a problem if you use this LED bulb in a light fixture that faces upward, such as a table lamp as it will not fill the whole room with light. The TCP LED 40W bulb is best used in downward-facing fixtures, such as ceiling lamps or fan fixtures or where you want to have accent lights, rather than fill lights. Unfortunately, the TCP LED 40W is not compatible with dimmer switches.
Fortunately, you can use this LED light outdoors as well as in your home. This makes it a good choice for downward-facing porch lights, and because it hardly uses any power, you won't be anxious if you forget to turn it off in the morning.
If you are looking for an LED bulb that provides directional soft white light and hardly consumes any energy at all, then the TCP LED 40W light bulb is an excellent choice. This replacement LED bulb can help you save money year after year while brightening up your home and reducing your carbon footprint.