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Pros: easy to set up. good signal strength, excellent service for the few days it actually worked.
Cons: just about everything else.
Other Thoughts: I have had the wireless router for only about a week. and it has already started giving me major problems. I am not hard on them, nor do I max them out. I have it in a open space all around it, and only use it for general web browsing, some facebook and their games, a few video's, and netflix. We have a 20 meg down connection and do not do file sharing in the house, so there is no way that we do anything that would strain it in any way. The room that it is in is about 65 degrees, so the room being too hot is out of the question too.
but after only a week, it is lagging so bad that with only netflix being streamed off of it, it can not keep up. also, we only really do any use of the wireless router in the evenings, as in, at times, nothing is turned on to use anything wireless until any where from 7 to 9 pm at night.
I have tried everything from doing tracert's, which are timing out, to rebooting the device, which I should not need to do after only a week, but tried anyways, to different cords, ports, etc. nothing helps except not using it for a while, then it will work for a time, then back to major lag. wired connections straight to my switch have no problems, and switching ports for the wireless did not work either. Nor did doing a firmware upgrade help any either.
I can not say as to if it gets hot or not as it is set on the top shelf of my computer desk, about 6-7 feet off of the ground, so it is not easy to grab it to check if it is getting hot. But the fact is, after only a week, it should not be already having major problems. but then again, what do you expect from china made junk.
On a side note, I gave this one a try due to the fact that I had a different older model of theirs that lasted a few years with no problems, so I figured I would give them a try again. My older model was a N 150 wireless router, and was starting to do the same thing this one is doing, but the difference, it was a few years old, this one, a week.
All I can say is if this next one does not hold up at all, this will be my last purchase from TP-Link
I gave it 2 stars because when it did work, it did have good signal strength, plus, it was very easy to setup and use. if not for those things, it would have gotten a one star. the only real positive note to this purchase. Newegg is excellent at returning merchandise. guess I will be hooking up the old wireless router until I get the replacement. That one still works better then this new one.
This review is from: American Bright 7 Watt LED Light bulb, Dimmable, 5 pack
Pros: LED, low energy usage, but not the lowest
Cons: I did not try. Read the other thoughts on why, and what I sent as an email to them.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to find some info about the bulbs, so I went to their web site to find out. I loaded up the page about the bulbs, and looked at the pages info, then loaded up the data sheet that they had linked to that bulb, and you know what, they gave 2 completely different data info descriptions on the same bulb. So I went email them, put the mouse over the contact, and instantly a drop down menu appeared, but what it had in the list was only one thing. Tracking. No listing on how to contact them. I bumped the button when the pointer was over the contact title, and found out that was how you got to their email and phone contact page. It was almost like they hid it on purpose. If they are hiding this kind of info from the beginning, and the info on the same bulb that they give does not match up, and you can not find anywhere that tells where their stuff is made, I, personally, dont feel like they are going to be a very reputable company to do business with. So obviously I did not purchase this product, but I wanted to make sure everyone was warned about how they overlook so much. and this was the only thing I looked at too, so who knows how much other info is wrong, or hidden on their pages too. You can try them if you want, but I thought everyone had the right to know this much before they did. that is the only reason I am writing this. below is the email I sent to them, just in case you wanted to read it.
I came on to try and find some basic information. What I was looking for was to see where your bulbs were made. With a name like american bright, I wanted to see if your bulbs were made, here in america.. Instead, what I got was no answer, and what is worse, your info about the A19 bulbs does not even match up with other info in your page. For the 7w LED A19 bulb, on the page it states 470 lumens, 2700 color, 180 degree angle, yet your data sheet says 500 lumens, 3000 color, 270 degree angle of light. and on the same bulb. then to make matters worse, when I tried to find to send you an email to ask about it, I only found this link by accident because when I high-lighted the contact name, a list only came up for tracking. It is almost as if you wanted you contact info hidden from the public. there should be 2 listings under contact, one for tracking, and one to contact you, because a lot of people would not think to click on the contact name if a drop down list appears. Im not looking for any kind of response, but I just wanted you to know just how bad this company actually looks. So no need to respond. and I will be leaving a response on newegg to let others know so they at least know what kind of quality control your company has, after all, if there is this bad of screw ups just on your info, and web pages set up this bad, the quality of your products cant be much better.
Pros: good quality, long lasting, does not get hot, low power usage. 8.2 watts.. Dont contain hazardous materials like CFL types. has a good even spread across the room, almost like the old incandescent types.
Cons: made in china, can not use in inclosed fixtures, short warranty time. only 2 years...
Other Thoughts: I have had these in use for over a month now. I usually leave my light on for about 8 hours a day, and so far, no real problems. I was worried that they would burn out because of the long length of time that they are left on. I have had some LED devices that I bought in the past that worked great if left on for only maybe 10 or 15 minutes at a time, but if I left it on for an hour, a lot of the little bulbs inside that device would burn out. I have not found that a problem with these.
I have seen remarks about them being used in enclosed fixtures. I believe that they should be OK to use in them, as long as it is not used for extended periods of time. From what I understand, the base of these, between the top bulb, and the screw in base, is a type of ceramic and that base material is used to transfer heat away from the bulb, but if you have them in enclosed fixtures, it traps that heat in, and the bulb can overheat because of it not being able to release the heat. basically, using them for short periods of time in enclosed fixtures, that gives the fixture enough time to release that heat, but over hours, it is not a good idea.
I noticed that when I first started using them, every so often, the light seemed to kind of like, flicker, where it would not go out, but you could see a kind of blink in the light. It may be do to power inconsistencies, or it may have been something to do with a burn in period for the bulb, because it does not really do it now, like it did it when they were new. I cant say which it was, but just know, you may run into it, and if you do, dont worry, the bulb is not about to go out.
Unlike CFL's, these seem to keep their brightness over time. I know that the older CFL types get, the less bright that they become, where after months of use, a 60w equivalent will become more like a 40w. But these so far, the brightness, even after a couple hundred hours of use, are still about as bright as when they were first put in. This was verified comparing one in use next to a new, never been used bulb. These also have a more of a natural light then CFL's, so if you dont like the yellow tint from CFL's, these would be a good choice for you.
Overall, i got mine when they were on sale. I dont like the high price of these, but considering CFL's use about 13w vs these at 8 watts, CFL's have an stated average life of 8,000 hours, where these have 25,000 hours, I figured I would give these a try because in the long run, these would be a better savings over time. but only time will tell if they last like they say they will.
I deducted one star due to the flickering of the light that I saw when I first started using them and due to the company not standing up for their product over a length of time that they say they should last. This is evident due to the 2 year warranty.. They should last 3 years if left on 24/7, so only giving a 2 year warranty says to me they do not have a lot of confidence in them over time, but I will fin
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