Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 839
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Jerf Burnout
I bought two of these from Home Depot for use in a light fixture that takes two light bulbs. After just one month one of the bulbs burned out which is a shorter life than a regular incandescent bulb. Unacceptable for an expensive lightbulb.
March 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by burnedout HIGH FAILURE RATE IS UNACCEPTABLE
I relamped my home with Cree LED lamps, mostly the 60 watt equivalent. I have one 100 watt equivalent bulb also. I am into Cree for 12 lamps. Out of those 12 lamps tonight I have had my third failure. I am disappointed. I have had one replaced under warranty direct from Cree and they included a second bulb for free since it took so long to replace the one. ( three emails and more than a month ) I have started to look in to other LED lighting to replace the burned out Cree bulbs. I offered to ship them back so they could do quality control on them but they didn't send a box with return postage. Oh well. Good luck.
November 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JoeTheDIYer Burnt-out after a month.
Bought three of these for our bathroom. One has burnt-out after one month. It is only on about three hours per day. It's a lot of money to pay for a bulb with such a short life span.
February 16, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by CanonFan They don't last
These looked good in the store, promising more than a decade of use, but they don't last. I bought five and after 12 months two have died and one is dying, despite only being used for a couple of hours per day. Sadly, I can't find the receipt, otherwise all of these would be on their way back to Cree. In frustration, I took one apart to try to identify the cause of the failure. As always, it is the electronics which fail. The LEDs themselves work perfectly when connected individually to an external DC power supply, but the internal electronics which convert the 110V AC electricity to DC have failed. I do not recommend buying these and I don't trust the claims made by the manufacturer.
March 18, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TedJ Died after 16 months
I purchased three of these bulbs (perhaps a earlier model) in December of 2013. The first died within a year (it became so hot, it melted the glue that held the glass on), the other two died recently (April 2015). They start flickering and buzzing. Interestingly, when power is cut to the bulb, the flickering and buzzing will continue for almost 5 seconds.
I have a number of LED bulbs in my home, some purchase before, some after these. I hope Cree will warranty these.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by greatmark Great Product
The 2700k LED bulb is really close the type of light produced by a regular bulb. My wife can't tell the difference between the two bulbs. Best price I have seen so far a LED bulb that can replace a 60w bulb. However, the only downside is the length of the LED bulb. The LED bulb will stick out a little further in open eneded light globes. This can cause shadows and uneven lighting. This was a problem when I installed them in a 4 bulb ceiling fan light fixture. The shadows of the blades turning can be seen on the ceiling. Other than that issue, I have purchased more bulbs to put in other high use fixtures and I couldn't be happier.
March 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JBTexas Failed within 60 days!
Purchased this bulb less than 2 months ago. Already burned out. Of course I didn't keep my receipt or proof of purchase so I guess I'm out of luck on the 5 year warranty. My bad. Word to wise, if you're going to waste your money on this product, be sure and keep your paperwork...you are going to need it.
April 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Froggie Just Get These!
The CREE leds are the best replacement for incandescent bulbs, and toxic compact fluorescents too. Here in NC. the power company subsidizes the bulb cost making them affordable. I have purchased them a few at a time to spread out the cost, and now almost all the lamps in our home have CREE leds, including the recessed fixtures. The color is soft and even, radiating from the sides of the incandescent shaped bulb, making them indistinguishable from incandescents or halogen even. Only the little white metal heat sink above the threaded base becomes warm during use, saving on air conditioning, the bulb remains cool. i use the 40W equiv leds in lamps that have multiple sockets, they are plenty bright. The label says these can be used in enclosed fixtures as well. The CREE leds are now available in 75W, and 100W equivalents, as well as the 60W and Par30 units previously available, so there is a perfect replacement for any situation. Outdoors, they light instantly, whether cold or hot, and worked great this winter when it was zero, the compact fluorescents would not even glow at that temp. We have many antique tiffany lamps and antique sconces/ pendants, and the CREE leds look like a real light bulb, not a weird curly thing, when they are exposed. They do dim OK, but the color is different, somewhat cooler as it dims-not warmer like incandescents. It woks best to turn them on bright and then dim, rather than the other way around, as they need a certain amout of voltage for the electronics to light. there is a very slight hum or ring when these operate, especially when dimmed, I can barely hear it, but some may be sensitive, so give one a try first if you think that might be an issue.
May 27, 2014