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60W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A19 Dimmable LED Light Bulb

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  • Provides a soft white light from a color temperature of 2700K
  • Offers dimming for a customized lighting experience
  • Does not contain mercury

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The Cree 60W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) Dimmable LED Light Bulb gives your space a soft white glow, but uses at least 84% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Use it either indoors or outdoors in enclosed locations. It offers up to 25,000 hours of light and is backed by a 10-year limited manufacturer warranty.

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  • Brightness: 800 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $1.14 (based on 3 hours/day, ¢11/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 22.8 years (based on 3 hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy used: 9.5 watts
  • Lumens per watt: 84
  • Uses 84% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Replaces traditional 60- and 40-watt bulbs for an energy- and money-saving solution
  • Lights instantly and offers omni-directional light
  • Doesn't contain mercurcy
  • Features an A19 shape with a medium base
  • Dims to give you flexibility
  • Great for indoor or outdoor enclosed use (damp rated)
  • Meets federal minimum efficiency standards for an ENERGY STAR rating
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Fixture type?

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Maple Grove, MN
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Can this LED bulb be used in a totally enclosed fixture?
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Newark, Oh
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August 17, 2016
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They can be used in any fixture that it will fit into.
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May 3, 2016
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It depends. The bulb itself does not get hot but the screw in base does. So what type of enclosure are you putting it in?
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Nashville, TN, USA
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January 12, 2016
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If you are referring to a fixture that has a glass globe around it etc. the answer is yes.
These bulbs produce some heat but minimal compared to a regular incandescent
bulb. There will however need to be some air and a bit of ventilation for the bulb enclosure.
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October 17, 2015
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In my experience, yes but it depends on the fixture. I had to adjust my kitchen two bulb fixture by screwing out the center post nearly all the way. Even then, it was a very tight fit. It may cause bulb failure. These bulbs are definitely larger than the tungsten bulbs. Hope this helps.
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Erie PA
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September 23, 2015
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No - it will most likely overheat and die.
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San Diego, Calif.
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September 19, 2015
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Never tried it,
But the Bulb is very Cool, Low temperature
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Syracuse, NY, USA
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September 17, 2015
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Joe,
I use mine in the carriage lights on either side of my front door. I chose them for their efficiency and long life...not many episodes of tearing an outside light apart to change a bulb, and it's so cool to get the light coverage of 120 watts, while burning about 26.
A quick search of Home Depot's site tells me the same about enclosure. Have a brighter day/night!
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This or the 5000K for ceiling fans?

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October 27, 2015
This or the 5000K for ceiling fans? One has a dimmer switch and one without. Are these things longer than the CFL bulbs?
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Newark, Oh
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August 17, 2016
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2700K and 3000K are the equivalent of soft white and warm white bulbs, 5000K is cool white.
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Syracuse, NY, USA
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October 29, 2015
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ClintonAP, put your reading glasses on. Your choice of bulbs depends on what area you are lighting, how you use it, how many lights each ceiling fan takes, and whether there's other lighting in the room.
1) Use bulbs that don't dim in the fixture that has no dimmer, it's way cheaper. If it's important to you to dim, Home Depot has Lutron light switches that have a dimmer built in, are easy to install,
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ClintonAP, put your reading glasses on. Your choice of bulbs depends on what area you are lighting, how you use it, how many lights each ceiling fan takes, and whether there's other lighting in the room.
1) Use bulbs that don't dim in the fixture that has no dimmer, it's way cheaper. If it's important to you to dim, Home Depot has Lutron light switches that have a dimmer built in, are easy to install, and you can then use the dimmable bulbs.
2) I did a quick look at the specs for bulbs you asked about, and CFL's seem to be taller by at least an inch, although I'm sure there are compact versions around. CFL's at 6..85", LED at about 5".
3) The "K" figures have more to do with the character of the output expressed in temperature/color. Soft white may have more yellow in it than Daylight, which is more color neutral.
4) Home Depot has LED 60 watt and 100 watt equivalents which actually use 10 to 15 Watts. The higher the equivalent wattage the pricier they become. Your choice of 60 Watt equivalent is about $4 plain and $8 dimmable. For a 100 watt dimmable equivalent LED bulb, expect to pay $20 a pop.
5) CFL's have Mercury and LED's don't. CFL's will likely outlive your dog, my LED's may outlive me.
6) Regardless of the ratings, use common sense; a ceiling fan like mine, with 4 bulbs would be terrifying with bright bulbs. Every morning I'd flip on the light, look in the mirror and be confronted with a fat, aging, balding guy who looks like the Michelin tire mascot. I'd dive back under the covers and wait for a power failure. I'll take the soft white, thank you, unless I want to do some reading.
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Actually, I would not recommend the Cree LED at all. I was not happy with the tackiness of the coating they use on the bulb. It will be a dust collector for sure. I also found that they only dimmed to about 50% brightness. The Phillips I bought after returning the Cree dimmed down to less than 10% brightness.
Whatever you do, if you intend to use a dimmer, be sure the bulb is listed as "Dimmable" and is Read More
Actually, I would not recommend the Cree LED at all. I was not happy with the tackiness of the coating they use on the bulb. It will be a dust collector for sure. I also found that they only dimmed to about 50% brightness. The Phillips I bought after returning the Cree dimmed down to less than 10% brightness.
Whatever you do, if you intend to use a dimmer, be sure the bulb is listed as "Dimmable" and is rated for the dimmer manufacturer and model you plan to use, or buy a new dimmer that matches one of the listed models. They have been tested and are certified to work with the bulb you choose. Otherwise, it is possible that the dimmer will not work or worse, the bulbs will flicker on and off like a strobe light.
The 2700K and 5000K you state refers to color temperature. I find the 5000 to 5500K sometimes listed as "Daylight" to be far too blue. It is an annoying shade of light and casts a ghost-like shade of light in a room. The 2200 to 2700K listed as Warm White is far too yellow, sometimes even pink. I find the most natural color to be 3000 to 3500K, which is listed as "Bright White". Often, the Bright White bulbs are not stocked by the stores, but they can be ordered on-line.
Lastly, if you are buying bulbs for a ceiling fan, make sure you buy the ones that are sold for that purpose. They are quite a bit smaller than the normal A19 size bulbs - the common size and shape for incandescent bulbs. If your fixture is enclosed, the LED also has to be rated For Enclosed Fixtures, or its life will be reduced significantly. LED bulbs are generally no bigger than CFL types.
Hope all of this helps. A lot to consider, but read the small print and pay attention to the recommendations and limitations stated, and you will be satisfied.. Read Less
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5000K is a cool white like flourescent. Is that what you wanted for living space? 2700K is warm light.
Sorry but I don't know about the dimmer capabilities.
They are about the same size as incandescent but they are noticeably heavier. The earlier versions could not be put into closed or tight spaces in light fixtures (like hooded fixtures) due to premature burn out. I popped two in a few months. Read More
5000K is a cool white like flourescent. Is that what you wanted for living space? 2700K is warm light.
Sorry but I don't know about the dimmer capabilities.
They are about the same size as incandescent but they are noticeably heavier. The earlier versions could not be put into closed or tight spaces in light fixtures (like hooded fixtures) due to premature burn out. I popped two in a few months. Current versions have vents which I would guess make them longer lasting. Have not had the same problem with those. Read Less
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The choice between 5000K and 2700K is a matter of personal preference. If you are accustomed to incandescent bulbs and you like that color then 2700K would be better. The 5000K is much whiter and some people think it looks unnatural.
The overall length of this bulb is 4 and 1/4 inches from top to bottom.
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What causes this light to flicker?

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One of my CREE 60W started to flicker. I've moved it to another lamp and it is flickering there as well. Any idea what causes this and is there a solution to fix it? The bulb is about a year old.
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August 24, 2016
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The bulb is beginning to fail, I've had 3 die this way and another 2 are in the process. You will need to contact Cree about a warranty replacement as there is really no way to repair them.
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The flickering is a precursor to the bulb failing, try to get it replaced under the warranty. The Cree bulbs have a tendency to fail prematurely. Try another brand.
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I have never had one flicker. These bulbs are dimmable and if you get the power too low they will flicker a bit due to low voltage but you really would never set it that low anyway. If it is flickering, make sure the bulb is getting good contact on the sides and bottom of the socket. If it still flickers, you may have a rare bad bulb.
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Poor quality - the light is defective and will go out completely.
Cree has quality control problems, and horrible customer service. I don't know how they will honor their 10 year warranty because they stopped making this bulb. If you ship it back for a replacement, they will send you the "new" cost reduced 4 flow cheap bulb - I recommend using another brand.
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Bought a bulb about a year ago (9.5w LED) and it Ni longer works. Anyone know how to get warranty on these bulbs.

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Take it back to Home Depot if you bought it there. Otherwise contact the vendor.
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Elkton, MD
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Go to the Cree website http://creebulb.com/warranty
Click on contact us via e-mail to explain your issue.
I got a positive response within 1 business day.
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Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Product is not reliable, starts failing around 2-3 years. I purchased about 2 dozen of the 60 watt soft white equivalent Cree bulbs about 26 months ago. 3 have completely failed and 2 more are making a low humming noise. None of these bulbs are on a dimmer so that is not the source of the hum. Also, these bulbs will dim over time and not put out as much light. I contacted Cree about the first two failed bulbs and they did replace them but with the much cheaper 4Flow bulbs that only have a 3 year warranty. The third bulb crapped out less than a week after the 4Flow replacements arrived so I will have to go through the process of getting that one replaced. August 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by failed in a year I have over a dozen. half of them failed within a year. avoid them. I'm going with Phillips. home depot denied to return this saying that I don't have receipt. August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cree bulb failure As in other reviews the bulb lasted about 18 months then failed. After reading the other similar stories I will not purchase Cree again. I hold Home Depot equally responsible for continuing to sell this junk. August 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bought it for our dog pen I built a inside pen for our new dogs and this was to be used for a nightlight. I hope they (my dogs) think it helps them know we care for they're safety. August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 3 of 4 failed in 2.5 years I purchased 4 of these bulbs from Home Depot on Dec 1, 2014 and by Aug 2016 3 of them had failed. Trying to see if they are under warranty from Cree. They were great while they worked but I only got about 2000 hours out of them so not really worth the cost compared to standard bulbs. August 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Do not buy Cree Brand, they do not last. The Cree LED bulbs are the only ones that have ever burned out on me. Over the last 2 years I have replaced every bulb in my house with LED ones, I bought several different brands including FEIT, Cree, ET, and Energetic. The Cree ones have all burned out while all of the others were less money and are all still working fine. August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Light Bulb! Clean, bright, warm light. Very close to incandescent. August 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Avoid Cree The bulb provides a nice soft light at appropriate color temperature and rendering, however it will not last. The LEDs will last 50,000 hours, but the cheap components inside (capacitors, coils, resistors) will only last about 1500 hours. They begin to flicker and flash and then will not light. I have gone through 6, all purchased at the same time and all died within a few months of each other. July 24, 2016
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