Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 402
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unsatisfied Consumer LED housing separating and light does not work
this BR30 replacement was purchased in the last year. It does not light up, but when wiggled, it flickers on and off. Closer inspection reveals the white base is ever-so-slightly loose from the heat diffuser. It moves perhaps a 1/64th of an inch. Not sure if this is why it is broken. But either way, mailing something like this back to the manufacturer months down the line is a bit unrealistic for most folks. I have generally good results with Cree LED type A bulb replacements in the past.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rochester Rob Good color of light.
This is a good bulb and I really like that it is assembled in the US. The light from it is indistinguishable from an incandescent. I did prefer the last generation of this bulb, however. Unlike the last generation, this bulb has a fraction of a second of hesitation before coming on. That is noticeable since this kitchen switch lights 3 of these, one of the last generation, and a standard style LED in an enclosed fixture.
February 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 1111 High failure rate
I bought 8 of these bulbs. The package prominently proclaims, "10 YEAR WARRANTY." I was surprised when after two weeks the bulbs started failing. It starts with a flicker; then after a few days the bulb is dead. After one year 7 of the 8 bulbs had failed. The only way to redeem the warranty is to package up the bulb and send it to North Carolina. The cost to send the bulb is almost as much as the cost of the bulb itself.
I'm very disappointed in this product.
January 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by remzy Buyer BEWARE
I did very much research for the best LED bulb only to be completely DISAPPOINTED with the results. In an effort to "save" on our lighting costs I replaced all of our can lights and regular lamp bulbs with nothing but CREE brand. It took a few months to complete since each bulb was about $20 each (44 bulbs) -- it is now 14 months later and I have "lost"12 bulbs. That's a 72% success rate. My old $1 incandescent lasted longer than these TEN YEAR bulbs. These bulbs were the best and the closest we could find that look like the old incandescent bulbs and this is why we went with CREE. They are much cheaper in price now, but still not worth it. STAY AWAY from CREE. These bulbs are NO GOOD. I only wish I had waited until this year with many better choices now. It really should not take too long to have them all replaced at the rate that these are going bad,
June 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KenC Two out of four failed within one year
Installed this set of 4 bulbs on 6/5/15 and as of 5/23/16 two of the bulbs have died within days of each other. They were used in recessed lighting fixtures located in the kitchen. They were turned off daily before we went to bed. As of now the other two bulbs seem to be fine but I don't have much confidence in a lengthy life span.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tojo97 Great Looking Bulbs
I replaced 30 can lights with these to save energy costs. Based on how much we have our lights on I would say the payback is only one year. It was hard to spend that much money up front but IF the bulbs last at least several years it will be well worth it. The soft white looks really good and they actually appear brighter than the normal bulbs. They only dim about halfway but that is fine as I have no need to dim to near darkness. For a theater room they may be a little brighter than I prefer but we just turn the lights off during movies anyway. Definitely hold onto your receipt and put it in a special warranty file just to be safe. Very happy with this purchase.
April 29, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by swimmie 50% of bulbs burned out very early.
Bought these perhaps 18 months ago. Installed 8 in recessed cans, used under ordinary indoor living conditions. 3 have failed outright, 1 flickers incessantly. I'm a fan of other Cree products, but how can that outweigh the cost/failure rate here?
November 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by danb These things are tough.
When I opened the box I was bummed to see that one of the lights was damaged, badly. I could push it in with my finger. See photo.
The outer box looked undamaged so a UPS claim wasn't going to happen. Oh well, lost a few bucks.
Then I realized that the bulb on these isn't protecting the filament from air, it might work. So I plugged it in and sure enough it works great. Looks a little ratty but doesn't seem to affect the performance at all.
December 23, 2014