The LED technology was developed in the year 1962 by an American engineer Nick Holonyak. Once the technology was introduced to the world, companies started launching products based on LED. In 1968, the world’s first LED lamp was introduced. Now, LED bulbs are a part of most households. According to ResearchGate, LED bulbs consume lower energy than CFL bulbs. This is not the only reason why they’re are popular than CFL and incandescent bulbs. Domestic LED bulbs don’t emit or produce UV rays. Hence, we can say that the light emitted by them is eye-friendly. The LED bulbs last longer than cheap incandescent bulbs that are available in the market. They carry a 1, 2, or 3 year warranty. Thus, if the bulb malfunctions or gets fused within the warranty period, you can ask for a replacement. Various companies have launched LED bulbs in India. The best LED bulbs you can buy right now are as follow:
Best LED bulbs in India
Phillips T-Bulb B22
Introduced in 2017, the B22 10-watts T-Bulb is one of the best-selling LED bulbs in India. It is T-shaped and has 59k ratings (4.3 out of 5). PTB B22 is available in four pack options – pack of 1, pack of 2, pack of 3, and a pack of 4 for a price between 278 to 716 Rs. The weight of the pack varies according to the number of bulbs that ship with the pack. The pack of 3 weighs around 630 grams. PTB has a luminous flux of 1000 lumens, 15000 hours life, and its color temperature is 6500k, according to Philips. It is made from polycarbonate and has dimensions of 200 x 30 x 100 millimeters.
NS9400 is the best-selling smart LED bulb under 1000 Rs. It weighs 91 grams only. It is enabled with WiFi. NS9400 lets users control the color of the light emitted by it with their mobile device. It also enables you to adjust brightness. NS9400 can change color according to the music beat. According to Wipro, NS9400 supports 16 million colors. Will the bulb get damaged if you play with its colors? No. If it does get damaged, you can ask for a replacement or get the bulb repaired if it gets damaged within 2 years of you receiving the invoice. This is because Wipro NS9400 comes with 2 years warranty. NS9400 supports 2700K, 6500K, and 4000K color temperatures. It is compatible with Google Assistant. You can also pair it with Amazon Alexa. The dimension of the Wipro NS9400 bulb is 60 x 60 x 130 mm.
Garnet is a B22 type large 40-watt LED bulb under 600 Rs with a luminous flux of 4000 lumens. Its light has a color temperature of 6500 kelvin. According to the manufacturer Wipro, Garnet doesn’t have mercury and has a beam angle of 240-degree. Garnet’s weight is 400 grams. This bulb by Wipro has a 1-year warranty and its dimension is 123 x 123 x 222 millimeters. It consumes less energy than 65-watt CFL bulbs. It is also 90% brighter than CFL bulbs, according to Wipro.
If you’ve bought a ceiling decor item for your house and the item has bulb holders, you can purchase Mufasa e27. This pack of 4-watt LED bulbs is priced at Rs 527. It emits lower amber yellow color light instead of white light. Unlike other bulbs we’ve shared above, the brightness of e27 is lower compared to the above devices. Mufasa e27 is CE and ROHS certified. You can buy it in a pack of 4, 8, or 12 bulbs for a price between 520 to 1400 Rs.
Philips Stellar Bright
Stellar Bright is a popular 23-watt LED bulb in India. It emits 2300 lumens light and has a 15000 hours life. Stellar Bright’s light has a 6500k color temperature. Its weight is 200 grams only. The dimension of Stellar Bright is 100 x 100 x 100 millimeters. Its single unit is priced at Rs 400. The pack of 2 costs Rs 719 only. You’ll save 81 (+ 40 or 50 more) Rs if you buy the 2 bulbs pack instead of a single bulb. eCommerce companies may not ship the product for free if the value of the cart is below 500 Rs. If you buy a pack of 2, 3, or more, the company will ship the product for free.
Although Eveready is not as popular as Philips, its LED bulbs are long-lasting. According to Eveready, the 7-watts 8901691018003 B22 bulb lasts longer than three CFL bulbs. 8901691018003 ships with a 1 years warranty. You can buy it in 6 pack options – 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6 for a price between Rs 190 to 484. 8901691018003 has a luminous flux of 700 lumens. Its weight is 76 grams and the light’s color temperature is 6500 kelvin.
Syska is another top LED bulb brand in India. The company has sold thousands of units of SSK-SRL in India. The weight of the 10 pack Syska SSK-SRL is 900 grams. This bulb has a lifetime of 50000 hours and it emits 900 lumens of light. According to Syska, SSK-SRL consumes 90% lower energy than incandescent bulbs.
Reasons to buy one of the above LED bulbs:
Reputed companies: The above LED bulbs are manufactured by leading brands. They also have nice ratings.
Warranty: The companies offer a good warranty of 1 or 2 years on the bulbs. They may last for years. We have LED bulbs instead of tube lights or incandescent bulbs at our home. Only one out of 7 bulbs have been damaged in 7 years.
One-time spending: The 10 to 20 Rs incandescent bulbs may get damaged if the voltage fluctuates. As they don’t come with any warranty, you’ll have to buy a new bulb if the older bulb gets damaged. LED bulbs are costly but they are long-lasting.
Conclusion: So these were the top LED bulbs you can buy in India for under 500 or 1000 Rs. The bulbs are of high quality. They have excellent ratings and are durable.