11W LED Bulb E27 Review

General Information

ID #250
SKU LED1304G11
Manufacturer IKEA (other LEDs from IKEA)
Fitting Type E27 (other E27 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 120mm
Width 60mm
Weight 139g
Warranty N/A
Test Date 2014-02-07
Review Notes IKEA explicitly excludes light bulbs from it's limited warranty cover in the USA, so zero warranty for US purchases. In Australia guarantees cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law but the duration is not stated. Product package carries C-Tick and CE approval labels. Light has the best CRI of all 240V LED globes tested to date, and second best CRI across all tested LED products after Soraa's Vivid 2700K MR16. Leading edge and universal dimmer circuit were both tested with no visible flicker, where dimming range varied slightly between dimming types though not significantly. Dimming performance was measured using a 32E450UDM universal dimmer (see results below). Globe does run hot however, so that might reduce its reliability.
Price $9.99 (AUD) from IKEA on 6th of February 2014


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 11W 10.8W @ 240V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $2.41 $2.37 $14.17
Lumens 600 lm 611 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 55 lm/W 57 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 60 lm/$ 61 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.94 1
Color [?] Warm White, 2700K Warm White, 2713K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional 250° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Yes, Leading or Trailing Edge Fair Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 87 93
Life 25,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 220V / 240V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 87°C @ 25°C ambient
189°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 15% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.045 0.034


Dimming measurements

Graph notes: Dimming performance can be highly dependant on the type of dimmer, the number of lights in the circuit and other factors. Results in your house might vary. Mouse over the graph for more details. Position 10 = Not dimmed. Position 1 = Fully dimmed.



Distribution Graph

Angle: 250° (±125° from bottom), Maximum lux:

Graph notes: Shows the intensity of the light when viewed from different angles. Normal omni-directional globes have a fairly constant output all the way around (excepting directly above). Downlights have a narrow range at the bottom in which the light is emmited, this determines their angle.


Spectrum Graph

Representation of color spectrum

Graph notes: Shows the breakdown of the LED light into its component colors. With short wavelength ultraviolet on the left and long wavelength infrared on the right. The green line represents the relative absolute strength of the light at each frequency, while the red line represents what the typical human eye would see. The human eye is most sensitive to green light, but much less sensitive to purples and deep reds.


Flicker Graph

Graph of measured flicker

Percent: 15%, Index: 0.045 (lower is better in both cases)

Graph notes: Shows variation in light output over 1/10th of a second, with relative light output on the Y axis and time on the X Axis. Measured with a photodiode connected to an Oscilloscope. Ideally the yellow line should be flat. Low frequency high amplitude waveforms mean there is a possibility of noticeable flicker, but sensitivity to flicker varies between people. [More details about LED flicker]


LEDs in this Series

Name Price Watts Lumens Efficiency Color Angle Fitting
10W LED Bulb E27 Clear $10 (AUD) 9.4W 530lm 60lm/W Warm White, 2673K 241° E27
11W LED Bulb E27 $10 (AUD) 10.8W 611lm 55lm/W Warm White, 2713K 250° E27
3.8W LED bulb GU 5.3 MR16 $9 (AUD) 4.7W 236lm 53lm/W Warm White, 2650K 31° MR16
4W LED bulb GU10 $7 (AUD) 3.9W 216lm 50lm/W Warm White, 2833K 34° GU10


Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these results, each measurement carries an inherent degree of uncertainty and error. Safety and EMC compliance of products to regional or international standards have not been verified unless noted as an ENERGY STAR® LED Lighting Facts, or SSL Quality Scheme certified product. Retailers and importers selling unmarked or unapproved electrical goods can be fined or imprisoned. Mains supplied downlights require installation by a licensed electrician.