2 Watt A15 Review

General Information

ID #81
Series Accent LED
Manufacturer FEIT Electric (other LEDs from FEIT Electric)
Fitting Type E26 (other E26 LEDs)
Light Type Globe
Height 76mm
Width 40mm
Weight 29g
Warranty N/A
Test Date 2013-04-12
Review Notes Qualified ENERGY STAR model.
Claimed 25 Watt Incandescent A15 replacement. Is a very low power using only 1.5W, but has high efficiency. Has an unusual layout of LED chips in the globe, which results in an uneven distribution of light. Has the worst power factor and nearly the worse flicker measurement of any light tested to date.
Price $9.39 (USD) from Amazon on 9th of April 2013


LED Specifications

Claimed Measured Compared To
Watts 2W 1.9W @ 123V 64.7W @ 246V
Yearly Running Cost[?] $0.44 $0.42 $14.17
Lumens 150 lm 152 lm 811 lm
Efficiency[?] 75 lm/W 80 lm/W 13 lm/W
Lumens/Purchase Price 16 lm/$ 16 lm/$ 406 lm/$
Power Factor[?] N/A 0.21 1
Color [?] Warm White, 3000K Warm White, 3168K Warm White, 2711K
Angle[?] Omni-Directional 212° Omni-Directional
Dimmable Not Dimmable N/A Yes, Trailing Edge
CRI (Color Accuracy)[?] 82 82
Life 25,000 hours Not Measured 1,000 hours
Min/Max Voltage 120V / 120V 240V / 240V
Min/Max Temperature N/A / N/A N/A
Measured Temperature 45°C @ 25°C ambient
113°F @ 77°F ambient
158°C @ 25°C ambient
316°F @ 77°F ambient
Flicker Percent[?] 86% 11%
Flicker Index[?] 0.278 0.034


Link to manufacturer specifications at time of testing



Distribution Graph

Angle: 212° (±106° 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: 86%, Index: 0.278 (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
2 Watt A15 $9 (USD) 1.9W 152lm 75lm/W Warm White, 3168K 212° E26


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.