Rated 3.6 out of 5Â by 7
Rated 5 out of 5Â by WannabeEngineer Bright and pleasant
I received my 3-pack of 90W floods yesterday, and I immediately removed the recessed CFL floods in my kitchen. I am very pleased with them. Like all LED bulbs they come on before you are finished flicking the switch.
Although these bulbs are labeled as âbright whiteâ there is still some of the yellowish tinge that appears with incandescents. For those of you who crave some of this sameness to incandescents, you should be pleased. My personal perfect choice of light output would be a 3500Â° rendering, but still I have to admit that everything in my kitchen shows up in full color just like when I open the window blinds and the morning sun shines in â much more pleasant than I got with my fluorescent floods. Something else I noticed is that the print in the recipe book I was reading became sharper after I switched out my old CFL floodlight bulbs. Unfortunately this clarity of detail has two sides to it. The LED light showed up the remaining little spatters I had not completely wiped away when I had cleaned my stovetop.
May 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by TexasSPQ highest lumens I've found in a quality LED floodlight
I have been waiting, waiting, waiting, for the color quality of LED floodlights and the price to get better before I installed them inside. Finally took the plunge with these as I am tired of having dark places in the house. Cree is a US company, and it is a pleasure to find a quality product for sale that is made in the USA. Overall, Cree LEDs have the best light quality, and these have great brightness. I am a little disappointed that these only have a CRI of 80, whereas Cree makes other bulbs that are a 93. (CRI is supposed to be on the package, but I couldn't find it. Finally found it on this website.) When installing these in your home, you want the best CRI possible, so I am waiting a while before I purchase more, in the hopes that aspect will improve. (Yes, I am picky about color accuracy.)
These will dim to around 40-50% power on my old Lutron Skylark incandescent dimmer, so I may just stick with that dimmer, and not pay to replace it.
Looking forward to more choices and upgrades from Cree.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Flankspeed Great Product for areas that need more light than 65w equivalent
This is a duplicate review that I posted on the single bulb product page. I am posting here since I purchased as a 3 pack.
I have a large room full of recessed fixtures that use an E-11 base 150W halogen lights. I bought some adaptors and was able to convert the whole room over. I went from 150W to 18W with no noticeable difference in light output. I think this is because the LED concentrates the light whereas the LED bulb was higher up in the fixture. They look exactly like any other Halogen PAR 38 bulb but are cooler to the touch and do not throw off much heat. They are about 60% less weight than other LED bulbs because they do not have a bulky metal heat sync. Great CREE product that is domestically made. My payback will be less than 1.5 years.
May 18, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jeff Quality control issues for use outdoors
I bought 12 of these bulbs online. Used 6 for can lights in my kitchen. They are very bright and seem to be an improvement over the halogens they replaced, not to mention the major power savings. I also installed six more outside to provide lighting reflections on my house. I found two of the six were defective after our first large rain. Water intrusion into the bulb caused them to short out. I returned them to home depot for a refund. Good bulbs for indoors and once they fix their quality problem with water intrusion, also for outdoors.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sd1964 Pleasantly surprised, surpassed expectations
Nice light bulb replaced fluorescent bulb. No lag when turned on bright illuminance.
August 20, 2014