Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 191
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rfinnshw Bulb died after just 2 hours of use!
This LED 100W bulb died after just being on for 2 hours!
The worse part is that the manufacturer: Cree expects the customer to pay out of pocked the $8.55+ it would cost to return their defective product.
We realize that no electronic item is free from defects...but the failure rate on this wattage rated LED bulb is quite high...based on the reports from other purchasers both on the Home Depot web site and the Amazon.com web site.
¿What good is a 10 year guarantee if you have to save the original receipt when paying out of pocket to return their defective product?
Who keeps receipts for 10 years, just in case, a bulb fails?
January 11, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Muby Put out significant amount of light
This 100W light bulb puts out significant amount of light. I use it in my ceiling fan that has remote control with dimmer.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JerseyDave Fantastic Bulb
If you need real white powerful light that will probably last forever these are for you.
Are they worth Twice the price of the 60 watt Cree maybe. If you can get by with the 60 save the 10 bucks.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by westonfire1 Better Than CFL
I have some outdoor light fixtures that I installed CFL's in and I wasn't to happy with the slow motion lighting that is typical with CFL's. Plus the amount of light wasn't what I expected. I replaced one of the CFL's with the 100W Equivalent LED bulb and everything responded like I wanted - immediate response plus the amount of lighting I was looking for. I since have replaced 3 more CFL outdoor lights with 100W Equivalent LED Bulbs. I'm kind of a stickler for name brand and I'll keep looking for Cree LED lights. The only down side to the LED bulbs is the $20.00 plus price tag - but they work and if they last the price will justify itself.
December 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike A lot of light with drawbacks
Although these Cree bulbs emit a lot of light for little energy they do have drawbacks.
First they do not work well with dimmers despite claiming to be dimmable. They often emit a high pitched sound when used with most dimmers.
Second, DO NOT try to use these bulbs in your garage door opener as they generate radio noise that will disable your garage door openers. We replaced every bulb with the Cree bulbs and suddenly not one of the three garage doors would close after backing a car out. After trial and error and putting the old incandescent bulbs back in the openers worked perfectly.
December 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimbo I Have Seen The Light!
The Cree 100 watt daylight LED bulb is very bright! Well made in the USA, it provides a full 360 degree light versus the average 'snow cone' style LED bulb you see on the store shelves. The 5000K daylight is excellent for bathrooms, closets and outside light fixtures (my outside fixtures I use the Cree 40W and 60W daylight). A crisp, clean, instant-on natural white light for these applications is perfect. Even at $21 a pop for the 100W, I would highly recommend this bulb.
I personally would not use this for common areas like living rooms or bedrooms where you would want a softer look (2700 - 3500K).
April 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hatallica Shortest life bulb that I have ever used.
While I am an advocate for LED lighting, the Cree "100W" LED bulb was a disappointment. Perhaps these are ok for indoor applications, but it was a complete dud outside. To be fair, I have been using a Cree "60W" bulb indoors for >6 months with no issues.
My "100W" application is a post light, with the bulb socket in the top - completely covered from precipitation, yet ventilated. It seemed like a perfect application, but the Cree bulb only lasted 2 months (incandescent lasted 6 months). It is on a motion sensor, so it goes on for a few minutes at a time when someone passes near our walkway ... could be up to a few dozen times on a busy evening.
December 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GoBlueEngineer Bright & WHITE!
I bought three of these to use in a fixture in my kitchen where the house has traditionally been dimly light. These sure solved that problem. They are BRIGHT! Three of them together in one fixture was actually too much light. For my taste, the light was also too white, almost blue even. I have since switched to the 75W version in "soft white" which isn't as sterile looking. If you want BRIGHT and you want WHITE, however, this will be a great bulb for you.
Regarding the dimmability, I also installed an LED dimmer and they definitely DO dim. However, it seems that on the lowest setting it is still more light than when incandescent bulbs are dimmed as low as possible. Perhaps this is just an inherent property of LEDs?
February 19, 2015