Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 300
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Brust434 Was pretty good while it lasted.
I bought this bulb less than a year ago (about August 2015) and used it in a 3-way lamp (open, not enclosed). Worked pretty well, although it would flicker every once in a while.
Now (July 2016) it no longer works. For reference, the warranty is 21,900 hours and I have had the bulb in my possession for under 9,000. Realistically it probably was on for about 4,000.
I really wish I kept my receipt...
July 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cynthhia Cree 30/60/100W soft white bulb failure within 6 months
These bulbs look good, work great, cost a lot and fail early. The purpose is to be energy efficient. To produce each bulb there is the cost on the environment. The purchaser has to return to the store which is a cost on the environment. And there is a cost on the environment for material it uses to make the bulbs. The product needs to be redesigned or state that it has a short usage life. The benefit of being willing to pay more upfront to help our environment is lost on this bulb. I am sure Cree is committed to quality products but this bulb is not one of them.
August 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerry Great light bulbs.
I purchased one of these several months ago to try out. It has worked so well that I went back recently and purchased two more, because I have two more 3-way lamps. The incandescent bulbs I always used before did not last very long. These new LEDs last much longer.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hamjamr excellent customer service
Posted a "not so good" review earlier and decided to contact Cree customer service. Pleasantly surprised to find excellent and helpful customer service. Bad bulb being replaced without hassel of mailing back old bulb! Very pleasant young lady in customer service. Such a difference in what is usually experienced with many companies! Thank you CREE and congratulations in hiring such helpful reps!
August 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarrieR Great 3 way bulb with extra long life
This my second purchase of this bulb. The first one was almost ten years ago. Need I say more?
August 9, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tribekia Good choice of bulb
Good choice. Only drawback is design. I wish it was like your new 40 and 60 watt equivalent design due to it not fitting in an older lamp. Whereas the 40 and 60 fit just like the old traditional 3 way incandescent bulbs did. The white trim on new 3 ways causes them to be too wide toward the base.
May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Burn Out Quickly
Of all the LED bulbs I have bought, these burn out the quickest. They are also more expensive than other bulbs which didn't really bother me until they tend to burn out in 16 to 20 monthes
July 23, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SometimesJones Not the Best
I bought four of these for table and floor lamps with three-way switches. Of the four I installed and use daily, two have failed in under one year's use. I had hoped that these would be "the last bulbs I buy", but apparently these are not intended for daily use. Maybe the promotional information should include a caveat that these are intended to replace incandescent bulbs, but not for actual use. I've switched back to three-way incandescent bulbs until those are no longer available. Maybe by then, another manufacturer will have developed a longer-lasting three-way bulb.
May 30, 2016