Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 703
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by CVZ Not as reliable as expected
I installed 7 of these bulbs a 1 1/2 years ago and have already had one failure. We'll see if Home Depot honors the 10 year warranty - I obviously don't have the receipt. If they do, then I'll change my recommendation to "yes".
July 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Bad product!!!
Over the past 2 or so years we have purchased many of these bulbs. They are expensive, but hoped they would last and we would be saving on electricity. These things don't last nearly as long as a standard bulb, so its a total waste of money. My wife contacted Cree who asked her to send in the bad bulbs for replacement, which she did. It's many months later and we never heard anything back. I will never buy another Cree bulb again. I love Home Depot, but really dislike this product!
June 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ssc multiple early burnouts
Installed a variety of LED bulbs throughout a new house completed in 2013. We are experiencing too many (half a dozen so far) early failures of these CREE bulbs. We have a whole-house surge protector, and this is the only LED bulb to-date that has been burning out.
May 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ScooterG65 Nice, but still flawed.
I really hoped these would be true replacements for my incandescent bulbs. Sadly, my search continues...
Pros: No startup delay. Good 2700K color.
Cons: Slightly longer than incandescent bulbs, so they extend further out of my pendant fixtures. Safety coating is sticky and seems to attract small particles. Less light output at tip of bulb than sides. Buzzes softly for several minutes upon startup, enough to notice and annoying when you have to speak over it. Flickers alot due to sensitivity to circuit fluctuations (almost every opening of our refrigerator door causes a flicker).
I have tried 2 other brands and these come in 2nd behind a competitors bulb.
June 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Andrew Failed after 1-1.2 years
Lasted no longer than an incandescent bulb but WAY more expensive. Won't buy CREE again
May 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tommy avoid
I bought about 10 of these thinking that the long life and energy savings would offset the high price. I was SO wrong! 6 have failed after less than a year and a half. Home Depot only offers a 1 cent refund on them because the style has been discontinued (duh) and I only saved the box they came in, not the receipt!
On three of them the glass fell off and the others just quit working. Stay away from this brand!
April 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Perfect So Far
These bulbs have been perfect so far. I've used them for approximately one year at an average of 8 hours per day. That's already 2920 hours and none of them have burned out. Using only 9.5 watts each has already shown a reduction on my electricity bill. These bulbs are also assembled in the U.S.A. which I always try to support. Use the "Daylight" (5000K) if you want white light or use the "soft white" (2700K) if you want yellowish light.
January 5, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Talon38 Excellent bulbs
So, you can't use incandescent bulbs due to government mandate and you don't want to use the compact fluorescent bulbs with the potential for contamination. Enter Cree, a company from NC, and one of the first companies in the LED bulb business. They have developed LED bulbs that look normal and can last many years at a fraction of the price of electricity needed for the same brightness. As a bonus and since the wattage necessary is significantly less for the same bright equivalent your switches, etc., heat up much less. We used the 2700 lumen bulbs in the house (look like normal bulbs) and 5000 lumen bulbs in our closets, greatly improving the color differences between clothes. 5000 is daylight so blues aren't confused with blacks, etc.
December 24, 2013