Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 252
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MidasMulligan Lots of (bluish) Light for the Dollar and Watt
Great A19 LED for work areas. Bright, efficient, quiet, and on the blue side (as would be expected from 5000K rating). [Do not install where makeup is applied!]
Light is directional, mostly radial and not much axial.
One use was replacing three CFLs in an overhead fixture in a working area. MUCH brighter and at lower power than the CFLs. Since the bulb axis was horizontal, the light pattern was ideal.
Have not tried dimming. Some CREE Leds hum on inexpensive dimmers.
There was a Q/A issue with the 2700K version of this product but this review does not reflect that concern as it is a different product,.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PHiddy LED Bulbs and Assembled in USA
Cree has brought to the retail market incredible options to the market of LED bulbs for residential use. Cree has a long reputation in LED and they know what they are doing. Although these bulbs are not fully USA made but they are assembled here and I can live with that partnership. I was not jumping on the CFL bandwagon as I have always found the light they produced annoying to my sight. The LED is clean and clear and more efficient to boot. Cree gives a 10 year warranty on the bulb. Price out the competition and you will see why it is worth going with Cree.
Talking about the bulb I found the rubber coating on the glass to be a nice touch and bonus, you don't find that on the competitions bulbs. The bulbs are Dimmable. The brightness is instant. The light distribution is 360 degrees + the top, no black areas to be found.
I have started with the Daylight bulbs for the exterior lamps and lights in the basement. I am now moving to the Warm/Soft White inside starting with the new flood lams that just became available for the Kitchen. My plan is to invest in a pack of bulbs (6 for light bulbs/4 for floods - cheaper from homedepot.com than buying in eaches saves about $10) each month as I move through the house.
The only down side I see is the lack of specialty bulbs from Cree like the Candelabra and R20 (small Spot ). I need these to finish the Kitchen (R20) and the Ceiling Fans. These are available in LED by other manufacturers.
July 27, 2013
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 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dh1944 Eco LED light bulbs
A great looking LED bulb, it is perfect for lamps. What I like best about it is the instant on, compared to the delayed brightness of CFLs. I just wish they were less expensive, then I would have bought more!
February 18, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by JHLEE buzz with dimmer/break at base if not careful when tightening
These bulbs are just ok. With our dimmer, they buzzed whereas the other brand bulbs from the other home store do not. I also found that the base is very fragile and cracks and breaks easily when tightening if one is not very careful.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ravenwoods 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by ITIMAMOBIWW Light Bulb Made of Gold
First things first...
yes, I am dumb enough to pay more than 10 bucks for a light bulb.
Now that we have that out of the way:
The Cree Brand isn't half bad.
It appears well made.
It appears durable.
I have 10 running now, inside + outside (wet - freezing), so far = so good.
What has impressed me most is some thing called color temperature. The higher the value = the whiter the light.
To me - at least, the whiter the light - equals - a brighter light.
Also, the colors in any given room are more distinct.
A 60 watt equivalent 5000K LED light is brighter than a 75 watt incandescent. In terms of actual photons, maybe there "are" less of them. In terms of photons that make a difference there must be more of them.
The screw base does not work on all sockets.
I couldn't get one to make contact in a socket for a garage door opener.
Lamps, ceiling fixtures, etc... it's fine.
Every now and again, you may find some thing that it does quite work with.
The outer shell is sticky.
I would expect them to collect dust - rapidly.
If you use light bulbs as heaters, to keep pumps from freezing, etc....
Obviously, these critters - as well as - CFLs won't work.
It consumes less than 10 watts - and, 80% of that comes out as light.
There is very little residual heat.
It does feel warm to the touch when on.
It's just not going to bake a cake in an Easy Bake Oven with it.
Then there is the price.
Well, if you are just starting KinderGarten, you may be able to recover the cost in energy savings before you die.
If you are old enough to have a job and pay social security tax, then it could be a tie.
If you are old enough the receive Social Security payments, forget about it.
The bulb is going to out live you, - and, the energy savings are a moot point.
Quality and Quantity of light is good.
Cost / Value is poor.
If and when the cost per unit comes down, this is the way to go.
March 18, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RedFraggle These are what I have waited for to replace incandescents
These are wonderful bulbs with exactly the kind of light I like, bright white, natural sunlight. If you love the warmer light they are also available. The fact that they last so long means you can put them in places that are inconvenient to reach and the lifetime energy savings totally covers the initial costs many times over. There are other brands of LED lights available, but CREE really knows the science behind LED technology and these bulbs wont have failure issues like the cheaper ones. These are the kinds of bulbs you can leave on 24 hours and not be feeling guilty about the energy usage as they use just 9 watts of energy for a 60 watt bulb. Convenience, cost and saving the planet: doesn't get any better.
June 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnBoy Great purchase! Excellent bulbs!
Great purchase! Excellent bulbs that look light regular bulbs and feel nice to the touch. None slip surface, cool to touch and very bright, natural daylight. These are the best LEDs I have ever used and I have tried many different types. These are made in the USA and contain no mercury which is good for the environment. I have changed every bulb in our home with these Cree bulbs. Working on changing all the bulbs in our children's homes.
July 1, 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 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 Robert Fantastic 60w replacement - great price too
I have used this high lumen single CREE XM-L T6 bulb in flashlights powered by Li-ion batteries. They are very bright. I was happily surprised to finally see them available in the standard light bulb format. Who knew. I quickly tried the Daylight 60w version of this CREE in my desk lamp and it is awesome. I would certainly consider replacing all my 60w and 40w bulbs should the price be about half what it is now. I expect to see that happen in the next year or so. Everyone should try on of these. They work exactly as advertised.
April 9, 2013
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by homedepotaddict LED is the key
great light , easy to install due to the handle material around the bulb
July 15, 2014
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 ghsalways Great bulb will buy more
I have been checking for the LED bulbs to see what is out there and found a review that stated the Cree bulb would be perfect if it had brighter light. Well the one with the 5000 K color temp which gives the lumens 88 which the person said if it could get 85 it would be the greatest so this bulb makes the bathroom seem like day light, it is amazing so if you want great light then I would say get this bulb, but make sure you get the 5000k bulb if you want the really daylight looking lights. Thanks Home Depot for having this light bulb for sale... Bob
April 22, 2014
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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by xixe32 Some Buzz some don't
Contrary to what has been posted, these bulbs do indeed buzz. I bought four and 3 buzzed a lot and some were louder than others. I bought a dimmer the same day and as per both Cree and the dimmer's website said they were compatible. They really do buzz. Maybe that poster that says they don't buzz has a very special dimmer? I don't know? Is it the dimmer or the bulbs? I guess I can take back the dimmer and try a different one even though other light bulbs work perfectly fine with no buzz. Weird stuff.
March 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Works as advertised. A true dimmable LED light bulb.
This is the first incandescent light bulb REPLACEMENT that I have found that has true full range dimmability. I have searched and tested no less than 30 products and returned every one UNTIL NOW. Cree has figured out the technology and Home Depot was wise to get them as a trusted supplier of quality product. The first product that you can reliably replace incandescent in lighting where dimming is important.
July 21, 2013
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 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 Ginny color harsh greenish and hideous. Hate it!
I have been appalled by the hideous colors of the various energy efficient light bulbs for many years now. Decided to try the led bulbs because CFL bulbs are truly truly awful (and incandescent bulbs are not available.) Well, now I have this awful, horrible, hideous greenish glow to work in. If people are going to be forced to use this garbage, AT LEAST they could come up with something people can live with. THIS IS AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. I'm already getting a headache and have only been working in my office 15 minutes. I guess I'm going to have to knock a hole in the wall!!!!
January 4, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by tfsmith2 Daylight means "blue"
These are very bright, but are a very bluish tint. Not very suitable for indoors, where desired color is more warm white.
Don't buy on-line, since I bought a case and 2 of the 6 were shattered.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Clyde Excellent American made product
A better product than I was expecting. I want to buy more.
July 1, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowdiver great lighting
IWe are extremely happy with these Cree LED light bulbs. They are very bright. We preferred the daylight color. We were so impressed with the quality and promptness of delivery we ordered another 6 pack. One bulb was damaged in shipping. I had two options. One have another one mailed to me or two exchange it at my local store which I did. Great service great product.
July 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by lilnorm Great product with bright white light.
Product provides much improved lighting over mercury curly-q bulbs.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jr1936 Product is a great value.
This is an excellent product at the lowest price I could find. The lighting from using these will be a major addition to our kitchen renovation. I expect the energy and replacement savings over the years should should easily fustify the cost.
August 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dave daylight bulbs
The color looks more cool than daylight. I still need to check with my camera to see how the white balance is to tell for sure.
June 17, 2014