Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 743
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CalvinK Best LED 60w replacement!
Improvements from CFL to Cree Bulb: dimmable, instant on, less power, no buzzing, no HG, last longer and made in the USA!
May 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Patriotsfan LED Lighting
I was a bit sceptical of this bulb due to it's exceptionally reasonable price. I purchased 4 to try them out. One in a dimmable floor lamp for reading, one in the outdoor lampost, and two in reading lamps in my home. I am very pleased with the performance and quality of the product. Highly Recommend.
January 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CRUNCH Not a Fluorescent!
I could never get used to the fluorescent bulbs. When I turnon a light, I want to know it want on, unlike fluorescent bulbs. In my county, there is an instant rebate built into the price of this bulb making it under $5/each. Excellent value compared to the past and other current LED bulbs. I have read technical reviews of this brand and have settled on this one exclusively. I like the light it sheds and that it stays relatively cool too. Replaced five in a vanity light in the master bath where my wife complained the incandescent bulbs made the room too hot. No more heat issues. I think they are actually brighter than the equivalent bulbs were. Maybe they are just whiter, not sure. Excellent value.
May 13, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â 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