Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 663
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Argon532 Stop searching: This is the A19 LED to get
Length of ownership: 6 months
Total bulbs: 132
Failures or defects: none
Setting: outdoor (went down to -40 with windchill) and also indoor bulbs
Fixtures: mix of completely enclosed (no air circulation) and open
Power consumption: Between 9.8 Watt for heavy use area (over 750 hours so far) and 11.4 Watt for rarely used bulb (19 hours)
Quality of light: Same as incandescent (2700K), I can't tell a difference
Performance: Instant on, equal brightness or maybe slightly better than a 60W incandescent
Omnidirectional? Yes, see pictures.
Dimming: down to ~2% with adaptive phase Control4 dimmer (see picture)
Noise: none even with full dimming
Flicker: none at any dimming level
Issues: you cannot go from 0% light to 2% light. You can go directly to 5%. To dim to 2%, you must go >5% and dim down from there.
March 28, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Steve Do not use in outdoor enclosed fixture!
These lights look nice, both overall shape and light output. They are pretty much indistinguishable from the 13 watt CFL spirals they replaced. Some of the glue holding the glass bulb onto the base has oozed out (feels like silicone), so I wouldn't leave them in direct view if aesthetics are a concern.
I can't speak to their general longevity, but I can say that they do not last in outdoor enclosed fixtures. Two of the six bulbs burned out in less than a week. If you read the fine print, it says "Do not use in multi-bulb enclosed fixtures together with other bulb technologies...". It does NOT say not to use them individually in outdoor enclosed fixtures. In fact, is also says "Suitable for damp locations but not for use where exposed directly to weather or water.", which seems to imply that enclosed fixtures are preferable. I wonder if they didn't last due to the base getting fairly hot (way hotter than CFL bulbs get).
If they last indoors for the guaranteed 10+ years, I will be happy. But my confidence level is pretty low at this point. Home Depot did replace the two bulbs, but the person incorrectly said that it says right on the package not to use in enclosed fixtures.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ekumd3 This is a great product
we have an off the grid cabin in northern NY state that relies on solar power with generator back-up. We installed other brand LED light bulbs which flickered. These bulbs do not flicker, they can dim and they are a soft light color just like the incandescent bulbs.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SueD Perfect for over the Sink!
These are EXCELLENT LED bulbs! They look like "regular" bulbs, very Bright and are Dimmable! They have a rubbery coating that makes them Perfect for over the Sink. We replaced a 24 inch soffit mounted tube fluorescent fixture with a 3-light hanging light fixture & attached a dimmer switch at the wall. They do NOT produce heat so the fixture's glass shades can touch my curtains. Thank you to the Home Depot customer rep for showing these to me!
October 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoCleverNickname No difference in appearance with incandescent light
Purchased Cree9.5-Watt (60W) A19 Warm White (2700K) Dimmable LED Light Bulb (6-Pack) for bathroom and living room. Very satisfied. No different than incandescent lighting.
Living room lights hold two bulbs, so paired a 5000K bulb with 2700K bulb to accommodate the task at hand. Works great!
May 29, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Nice Bulb, Poor Reliability
I purchased 12 Cree 60W equivalent bulbs April 2013. I have been happy with the bulbs that work but already have 2 that have quit working. They have a 10 year warranty but you have to return them with a registered receipt and by the time you package them up and pay to ship them back they probably figure most people won't think it's worth the hassle.
August 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CREEBeliever CREE LED - the future of lighting has finally arrived!
Purchased to replace hi-use 60W incandescents in two bathrooms. Better, brighter light (than a standard 60W) all around! Six of these use less power than one incandescent - you can't do any better. Second installation in kitchen pendant lights with similar, amazing results! Will definitely be purchasing the CREE BR30's for the 10 can lights I have. Can't wait to see my electric bill take a dive. Make the investment - you will not be disappointed! Simply unbelievable!!!
July 26, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MM2015 25,000 Hour Life looks good on paper but as the gas mileage stickers say "your mileage may vary"!
Since the advent of CFL's, I have always written the month/day/year on the base of the bulb as soon as it was placed in service. With very few exceptions I have rarely gotten much over a year of service out of any of those lamps. Over a year ago I decided to give LED's a whirl to see if they fared any better. WELL.... four CFL lamps in an over head fan fixture in the family room were all replaced with these CREE LED lamps on 5/24/2014 and tonight (8/22/2015) one has already flickered and failed. Vibration was definitely not an issue as this fan is balanced so well that even on high speed there is absolutely no movement of even the pull chains! Even if this light were left on 24/7 (it is not) this would be less than 11,000 hours. In actual service this lamp is not anywhere close to 5,000 hours before failure. This one goes back to Home Depot tomorrow; we'll see what happens then.
August 22, 2015