Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 971
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jtown They were good at first but not over the long haul.
I bought a house a couple years ago and the previous owners stripped it of nearly every light bulb. (They also took the mailbox for crying out loud!) So I decided this was as good a time as any to make the switch to LED. I bought a pack of these Cree "60 watt" soft white bulbs and they seemed great. So I bought another 20 or so to put in every A19 socket around the house. Two bulbs quickly died. One was in a closet and the other was in a room I rarely used. Flipped the switch and nothing. Probably had less than an hour of use between them. Since then, I've had another one die completely (also in a rarely-used fixture) and 6 others have begun to fail. Two flash and flicker. The other four are losing elements in the ring of LEDs. The flickering bulbs and the bulbs losing brightness are all in high-use fixtures.
It seems pretty clear that these bulbs won't last anywhere close to the 22.8 years estimated by Cree when a third of mine have failed or degraded noticeably in less than 2 years. I don't see any point in paying a premium price for these bulbs. May as well just buy three times as many cheap bulbs for the same price and swap them out when they fail.
Also, the inner coating of the bulb that gives it a "frosted" look becomes less opaque the longer the bulb is in use. The ones that died early still look frosted. The dying bulbs I took out of the fixtures today are nearly clear in places. There's just a slight haze left from the original coating.
September 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GMoney Not as advertiised
I bought 5 of these bulbs less than 1 year ago. 3 in a bathroom, and the other 2 in bedroom reading lamps that never get used. The three in the bathroom (used less than 2 hours a day) started flickering a few months ago, and 2 have gone out completely in about 30 days time. The single remaining one is still flickering. These bulbs are supposed to last over 22 years with 3 hours a day use. The only way they will last 22 years is WITHOUT any use at all. I will not recommend or purchase more.
October 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe They don't last
I've been buying these over the last year. I have had to replace about half of what I've bought at around the 6th month mark. You have to send the bulb back to Cree, so replacing them through warranty isnt worth it.
October 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Apple Bought 12 of these to outfit my new kitchen dining room area. After 3 years, 3 have stopped working, meaning that they blink out for a time, at random intervals. They cost 10x incandescent bulbs, and last about the same length of time. Yes, they use less energy, but they certainly don't last near the promised "20 years."
October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by consumer456 Stay away from these; do not last at all
These bulbs will not last anywhere near their rated lifetime. In under three years, half of mine started to have the glass bulb part slowly separate. For the bulbs outdoors, bugs were able to get inside the bulb. I also had some early cree flood-style bulbs and they too had such a short life-span. I'm now giving cree one more chance now that it appears they have changed their design (bulb is now completely sealed properly). But, for indoor use, I'm sticking to other brands now.
October 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dude Don't buy, don't last
The bulbs I bought barely lasted one year. They actually came apart, separated between the glass and base. Way too much cost. All failed of the 10 bulbs I bought. $70 just wasted.
October 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dangergirl416 Works great!
Not a bad price for an LED light bulb. Used it on our front porch.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TNT Last only 2 years
Bought several of these light bulbs 2 years ago for a whole house. Most of them are dead.
October 19, 2016