Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 135
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Lighting is good, reliability not so good
I bought 4 Soft White 75 Watt Replacement bulbs approx 18 months ago. 2 have already stopped working. The quality of light they give off is great, however, if all are this unreliable, the cost cannot be justified especially since they are rated at 25,000 hours. The bulbs are used less than 2 hours per day.
August 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by etc Bulbs good for 3-6 months then start failing and/or lose brightness
Have 10 dead right now (see pic I have 52 of these, count the packages if you don't believe me, and definitely a 70% or more failure rate over the past year).
Not a month goes by that more don't die, and all home depot will do is replace like for like (and then the news ones eventually go out). Very disappointed as these were labeled as a 10 year bulb!
It is simply too labor intensive to keep changing them and then having to drive to Home Depot for an exchange. Wish Home Depot would let me switch, I spent 52*$15.97+tax for these and have my receipts.
The ones that don't die lose about 40% of their brightness after 6 months too.
May 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by isobassbike Great lighting choice
The light given off from this bulb is far superior to incandescent or CFL.
July 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cy Dead
This LED bulb lasted less than 3 years. Should have lasted at least 10 years.
July 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sfurbish55 A good LED 75w equivalent replacement
I've been converting my home to LED for two years now and I've bought 6 of these Cree Bulbs. They emit a nice even soft white light and work well in open ceiling enclosures. I've also used Philips LEDs and Sylvania LEDs. The Philips (60 watt eq) seem to work well, but I've had multiple issues with my Sylvania LEDs. The Crees are superior in quality to anything else I've tried.
June 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AB Bulbs are great for 4-12 months and then they're awful
I bought dozens of these 18-24 months ago and still have only installed half, periodically over that time. I've now validated that these bulbs consistently - after 4-12 months - begin a horribly annoying intermittent flicker, occasionally severe, but usually just enough to be extremely distracting and irritating. I can't believe all of the bulbs I bought of this awful quality, and I hope either Home Depot or Cree will stand behind the quality of their product and refund me for these awful products. I have contacted HD to see if they will allow me to return all used and unused for a refund but have not yet received a response (I only just sent the request).
February 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ARegularFellow one down, several more to go...
bought a bunch of these within a few months of each other. One failed about two weeks shy of the one year anniversary. The rest are still going. Who knows?
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDsnob LED done right
Cree bulbs aren't the cheapest, but they are still backed by a warrenty and they perform as expected. They are also one of the few LED bulbs that are rated for use in enclosed fixtures, as long as they are used with similar LED bulbs. I intrepret this to mean that Cree uses electronics in their bulbs that are less prone to heat damage than LED bulbs that aren't rated for enclosed fixtures. Your milage may vary.....
March 30, 2016