Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 271
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great lighting
These bulbs act like regular bulbs just brighter. I could tell a difference in my power usage I've saved about $60 a month
I'd reccomend them
November 12, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Stamp Bought 4, one has already failed
Nice bulbs - until they fail a month after purchase. Love the warranty policy: I must have the receipt and original packaging.
Question: Who keeps original packaging? Answer: I will from here on out with these bulbs. My house has LEDs from top to bottom - in ceiling 'cans' and in all of my lamps. This brand is the only one I've had problems with... if another one fails, I'll add another review... and replace the other Crees I own.
December 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tomuno Good purchase and price
Some of the bulbs hum when lit. I keep changing them until I found ones that didn't. I probably should return them to home depot for exchange. Other then that the bulbs work fine as a replacement for incadenscent bulbs
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Beancounter Money saver
LED bulbs have dropped in price, but are still expensive. However, they are so efficient you will regain your cost in less than a year. The light output is excellent, with no earm up required. I are very sadisfied and would recommend them.
October 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by howdydoody 60W Equivalent Daylight LED Bulbs
I'm not sure I would recommend the product. I've had two burn out already.
I love the look but not sure they live up to the price I paid.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momcat Great Lighting
My dining room light takes 5 bulbs and I barely have to turn them on to have more than enough bright light. My walls are cream colored and the cool bulbs are good for seeing the correct colors of items which was impossible with the old bulbs. Perhaps a lower wattage when I buy more.
October 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stan Great light
Replacing CFLs as they burn out. These six LEDs went into bathroom fixtures. Instant on, no buzz, my wife loves them when it comes to doing her makeup.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by egretsbill I am placing my third order for Cree LED's; they look great.
I am placing my third order for Cree LED's; they look great and use MUCH less juice. Time will tell if they last as long as advertized.
November 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lance Nice Porch Lights
I bought a six pack of these bulbs for my five different outdoor lights. I have motion sensitve outdoor porch lights and we live in Fairbanks, Alaska, where it can get really cold. The lights perform brilliantly in our cold winter. I like the 5000 K color temperature for outdoor lights. I would not use them inside a house because of they are not a warm white light. But they work great outdoors. So far this winter it has gotten down to about -20 Fahrenheit and they perform great.
December 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by russtm 3 out of 4 have died within first year
3 out of 4 have died within the first year. The three I purchased to replace the ones that have died all have a different design around the base.
October 19, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Edna Appearanceof Light
I think the value is high. The price is truly reasonable. I had thought the light would be warmer than it turned out to be. The light the bulbs produce is very "white" - to my eye it looks flourescent. However, with that said, the savings and long life will overcome my current hesitancy. Please note: when the chandelier bulbs are fully surrounded by shades in the fixtures the light is warm and wonderful.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dflorida Best LED
From all the other LED lights these to my opinion have been the best. They can be outdoors and indoors. no heating time is necessary and very bright! My wife loves them! Yes they may be an extra dollar to the competitors but it does have the added great value.
August 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Niko084 Great bulbs, bright white lite, good light coverage
While these are still a little expensive I decided to give them a shot and I'm glad I did. No more humming from CFL's and bright white light. The only concern with these is (possible) overheating of the capacitors and premature failure due to such, however with the warranty length there isn't much concern.
I have not tested the dimming capability as I don't have a dimmer in my apartment.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TxLawman I was skeptical, but they are brighter than incandesant
The brightness of the lights are incredible. I bought the 9w Daylight bulbs not the soft white bulbs. I replaced the 4 60w incandesant bulbs in my ceiling fan over my island in the kitchen. When I turned them on it was amazing. Now I have to use the dimmer to hide the dirt I couldn't see with the incandesant lights. The package says 60w equivalent. That is not so, they are 100w equivalent or more. I may try the soft white just because these are so bright.
January 16, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill LIGHTING
THE BULBS WERE VERY BRIGHT AND NO HEAT makes the bath room look so much nicer
October 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Blueleader Worth the money up front.
These LED bulbs are good quality compared to others I have bought, Philips, etc. The color is right on at 5k daylight and the bulbs being LED run cool all the time. I am slowly replacing every bulb in and outside the house with LED and will continue to use Cree. These particular bulbs are dimmable and I used some in my home theater and they dim very low to full bright without any flicker.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AramSmiles Very Illuminating!!
These are the best light bulbs I have ever used. They turn on at full brightness instantly and provide and very bright and illuminating light that is gentle on the eyes. I would recommend this for every room in the house. The 5000K is great for garage, closets, and outdoors, but I would use the 2700K for the living room and rooms where you want to relax.
May 20, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BigD7766 They do have a hum and feel slightly sticky.
Not sure about these bulbs. I replaced nine 65W bulbs so I know I am saving on electricity but the bulbs are kind of sticky and when illuminated they have a slight hum. Not sure if the hum is audible due to the number of bulbs in my dining room light. Jury is still out on recommending these as I am concerned with dust buildup on the sticky surface.
June 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by kjhishere I'll let you konow in 10 years...
Too early to know if these were worth the price. Just hoping they last longer than compact flourescents... which we were lucky to get a year out of. We do like the quality of light they give off, dimming works ok, they are a bit big for some of our fixtures but we made them work. We hope the energy saving will actiually show up as real.... compact flourescents did not seem to make a diff to our energy consumption. So, in 10 yrs time I'll update this to let you know if it was worth it... :-)
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LitUp Great value in lighting!
The product works perfectly. It is far superior to the CFLs we have used in the past to reduce our energy consumption. These bulbs come to full brilliance instantly and the daylight color works extremely well in our bathrooms. Home Depot's ordering process and prompt delivery were flawless!
July 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Treehugger Big Improvement, Big Savings
I've been replacing all of the light bulbs in my home with these Cree LEDs and have already noticed a lessening of my electric bills. I utilize the Daylight bulbs where I want bright light to work with, such as in the garage. For the living room, bedrooms, and kitchen, I use the Warm bulbs. You don't really have to worry about turning off the lights all the time...you could leave these on 24/7 if you so desired...they are so low in operating cost it's unbelievable.
July 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Markp1950 Tons of light on 9w
What more can I say plenty of light. Great white color. When I moved in there was 1200W of lighting in my apartment. Through CREE bulbs, if I turn EVERY light on in my apartment, and I added light bulbs, I burn 149 watts and get MUCH MUCH MORE light. And they look like regular light bulbs.
June 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Consumer Overpriced - Cheaper to buy single pack at 6.97/ea
Poor value only because you can buy the single pack at $6.97/ea for a total of $41.82, saving you $21.
Used with "approved" dimmer and I still hear the annoying buzzing so I had to put back on regular on/off light switch so don't get your hopes up. I check the five bulbs and all five buzzed.
July 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by carefulbuyer Disappointing, not properly sized for many standard sockets
The screw-in brass base of this LED light bulb was not long enough to fully screw into the standard medium base screw-in socket of the light fixture, in which I planned to use the bulb. As a result, the bulb did not make the necessary electrical contact, and did not come on. I then tried it in a few other fixtures and lamps. Of the 5 tries, it only screwed in sufficiently in 2 of them for the bulb to make electrical contact. When it fit, the bulb worked well.
August 30, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Briand Good Bulbs
I replaced the bulbs in our Dining Room light with these, as I needed something I knew was really Dim-able. They light up the room great and now we don't have any issues when people are over and we need tthat light to eat. We rarely keep them on at full power , but it is Mid-Day when we do.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Donald LED Light Bulbs
These are rated at 60W but you would think they were 75W or 100W. So far, I am really impressed with these bulbs. I have already purchased 27 bulbs and plan on buying morfe until I have them in every room in the house!
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wizz High efficiency with flourescent blue tint
Most efficient of the LED's that I have, but not that usable inside the living area because of the bluish fluorescent-lamp like tint for a bulb with a 5000K color temp. Makes you look pale and wan in the mirror. Seems that there are packets of missing visible light wavelengths that renders the lighted area and subjects with a pale silver blue. Surprised that the color rendition is 90+. I like that it is light a regular sized incandescent bulb. Used in the garage.
May 21, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tempo1 No Good
I bought a Cree daylight LED 60w bulb three weeks ago and now the bulb is not working. The life of the bulb is 22.8 years? I spend alot of money on this bulb and it only lasted 3 weeks and I will never buy this product again!
November 13, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike M Good product. Interferes with garage door opener
Overall pleased. Bought "daylight" version for garage. Replaced two bulbs in Liftmaster garage door. Somehow, this generated interference with HomeLink receiver. Had to replace with incandescent.
December 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Danl These bulbs hum at high frequencies on Lutron setable Toggler C-L dimmer switches
We just bought 16 Cree bulbs at HD last week - 60 watt daylight. I have found in the last week, that the problem with using LED bulbs on Dimmer switches, is that EVEN IF you use a set-able ELV or non ELV dimmer switch, that is supposedly compatible (according to either the bulb and dimmer switch manufacturers) with dim-able LED bulbs,. the bulbs still may hum at high frequencies, as I have found out after using several different supposedly compatible dimmer switches. The bulbs work fine, you just may hear a high frequency low volume hum - or buzz if you want to call it that. It was hard for me to hear, but my wife has good hearing at the high frequencies and she can hear it. We have 8 Cree 60 watt daylight bulbs in our kitchen on one dimmer and even I can hear it a bit.
The proof is both from my experience in swapping out dimmer switches all week long, AND what the dimmer switch manufacturers post on their compatibility list.
For example, on the Lutron web site, titled "Dimmable CFL & LED bulbs", their disclaimer on their list states, and I quote:
"What does “compatible” mean?
Compatible means that the bulbs can be dimmed, although the bulb’s dimming performance may not match what you’re used to seeing when dimming an incandescent or halogen bulb. These bulbs have also been electrically tested to confirm that the control may be used up to its full rated CFL/LED load without affecting the life of the control.
Products on this list are considered compatible with the respective Lutron C·L dimmers. Depending on the quality of the bulb you select, compatible bulbs may still:
- have less dimming range than an incandescent or halogen bulb
- dim less smoothly than an incandescent or halogen bulb
- flicker or shimmer at certain light levels
So in other words, even if a particular LED bulb is dim-able, even if it is supposedly compatible with a dimmer switch, it still may hum or flicker.
The problem here is industry standards for using dimmer switches with LED bulbs. There are none. There are none, as it pertains to humming of the bub. If there were such industry standards as per humming, then every LED bulb would not hum on every compatible non humming dimmer switch.
So unless you want to spend weeks buying, testing and then returning dimmer switches on your particular brand of LED bulb to see if it hums or not, I would recommend that you just use a simple on and off switch with your LED bulbs until these LED and dimmer switch companies can get their ACTS together and set some standards so that LED bulbs don't hum, and people don't have to waste their time swapping out dimmer switches.
A simple on off switch is cheap, and it won't buzz like the dimmers. So don't waste your time or money trying to find a dimmer switch for your bulb, until the bulb and dimmer switch manufacturers get their act together on industry standards for humming.
This is what I am going to do.
I am giving Cree 2 start because their bulbs on a non dimmer switch works great, but until all of these manufacturers get their act together the jury is still out.
December 6, 2014