I recently purchased 12 G4 style LEDs model number LL-G4-5050W9R, warm white version, from www.LilyLEDs.com
in Toronto Canada
. The price
was $7.50 $ca each and still is at the time of this post. Being the cheap
SOB that I am I have been waiting a while to replace my G4 halogen bulbs with LEDs. Besides price
I have been considering light output which until recently has been significantly lower than the halogens. These LEDs advertise 170 lumens which is slightly above the output of most 10 watt halogens. Indeed these LEDs are slightly brighter than the halogens and slightly whiter, but not the blue-white of some LEDs. My experience on power draw would seem to indicate that it is somewhat lower than advertised. I had all 12 LEDs on and drew only about 1 amp, which is approximately what I drew on one halogen. The operating coltage range for these units is 9-28 volts which should be broad enough to deal with the common voltage variations in a boat charging
system. Many other inexpensive LEDs are limited to 14V which is below what my alternators or charger
put out in bulk phase.
I checked for any RF interference
in the VHF
range and found none. Sorry, I don't have an SSB
so I can't comment on that frequency range.
As for service
I placed my order on Monday and it arrived on Friday with standard postal shipping
. Before ordering I posted an inquiry on their web site regarding operating voltage range on a Saturday and had a response back Sunday morning. Quite satisfactory in my opinion.
Since the time period I've had this product has been short I cannot comment on how long they last but so far I'm very happy with the product and the company.