Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 947
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bighap Garbage
10+ year Home Depot employee here. I purchased nearly $500 in Cree bulbs (a mix of these and floods) when I purchased my new home in 2014, as these were said to be the king of LED bulbs. These have been by far the worst bulbs I have ever used. I have had nearly 25% of them begin to flicker or just flat out die in less than 2 years. I have even had ones that I replaced with slightly redesigned heat sinks die as well. This is a new house and there are no dimmers involved. Creee says maybe all my can lights, lamps, and bath fixtures are incompatible with LED. REALLY? And to get an exchange from them you have to keep the original receipt and UPC. Who saves a UPC on light bulbs? Nobody! You also have to pay to ship it back to them only to have it replaced with another piece of garbage. I refuse to recommend these to anybody looking to purchase LED bulbs. Stick to Philips!
July 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Horrible quality, durability and warranty
Bought multiple lightbulbs and most of them have failed within one year. Don't waste your money on these. I also bought Philips lightbulb at same time and they are still going strong with no issues.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Azimuth 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
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by oops junk
worked for 3 months - 30 min a day. the warranty is for 10 years. you need to ship to cree with sales receipt but if you don't keep one it is waist of money
June 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SometimesJones Here's a Disappointment
I've already written a review about Cree's three-way bulbs and this is just clarification that I will no longer purchase Cree products. I had the impression that Cree was going to "make America great again", but I see no evidence of that in their manufacture of LED bulbs. In the past two years, I have switched all my home lighting to LED, with a couple remaining fluorescent bulbs. Most of my LEDs are made by Cree, but I'm finding better quality in Phillips, now that the Cree bulbs are failing. I'm confident that these bulbs get no more use than the incandescent bulbs they replaced, but they're failing in just two years of use. The glass bulb of one of these bulbs just fell off the wall into the sink and shattered, though the base of the bulb is still screwed in and the LED lights are still working. To Cree's credit, at least they enclosed the bulb in rubber, which prevented glass shards from being strewn throughout my bathroom.
May 30, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Not Recommended
I purchased a total of four of these bulbs for use in a bathroom and a bedroom, with two bulbs in each location. They were fine for perhaps a year and a half, and then the bulbs started flickering. The flickering gradually grew more frequent, and then the bulbs started going out. In the end, after two years of service, three of the four bulbs were either flickering or dead. I'm not at all comfortable with a 75% failure rate over two years, particularly since the bulb has an expected minimum life of 10 years. As such, I would not recommend these bulbs to others; I have, in fact, had much better luck with other brands of LED bulbs and so do not purchase any "standard"-style Cree bulbs anymore. The Cree recessed lighting units I've purchased have been fine, apart from one that has a high-pitched hum, so I know not all Cree products are poor.
May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LightUser Brief life, not worth it
I've bought 24 of these Cree bulbs in 2014 for use throughout our house. They've gotten average use of a few hours a day each. Over the months, a stunning 15 of them have burned out. Total junk.
May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CMA Didn't last a year
Put this light bulb in our laundry room...didn't make it to one year. Pathetic...waste of money.
May 20, 2016