Rated 4 out of 5Â by 31
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Eric815 Only lasted 8 months with minimal use. Fits fine though.
On contrary to what others have said, these bulbs fit fine in my HALO 5" cans with 4" trim ring. I had four of these in my basement office and lit it nicely. Installed them about 8 months ago. One buld just blew. These LED bulbs (for the cost) should last many years. I am extremely disappointed as I thought the Cree branded bulbs were the best. I have 10 of the 6" retrofits in my den for about a year and they still work great. But the BR30 bulb is disappointing. Do I replace it with another costly LED of the same model to match the others, or do I replace them all, cause if I pick a different brand to replace one bulb, it will not match and look funny. The one thing I loved of the disposable incandesants was that no matter brand, they were all pretty compatible and matched. Thes LED investments will get costly as they burn out one by one and matching replacements aren't aval when they are discontinued and replaced by newer models. In my current case its a current model which also worries me. I should not have a burned out LED after 8 months that I have minimal hours on. Are they even warranteed?
October 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Barry Nice light bulb
These seem expensive when you buy them but they are supposed to last for 22 years and use less electricity so they are worth it. I'm slowing converting to all LED light bulbs but I have to wait for my CFL bulbs to all wear out. It looks well made and the light is pretty good. I like a fairly white light and this one is somewhere between the bright white and the more orange ones. Good compromise.
July 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Clive1 Lasted two years
The color and light output were excellent. I will admit it was on more than three hours a day, but still, an incandescent would have lasted this long and paid for its electricity by being so much less expensive up front. Disappointed and buying a name brand next, to day the least.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Instant-On...for real.
Just bought one of these today, because it stated 'Instant-On and Dimmable' on the packaging. And lo and behold, it actually DOES come on instantly.
I've bought lots of LED bulbs, and have yet to find one without the lag-time when turning it on. Even the ones that advertise it. This one does the trick.
Looking forward to when they decide to release a 4-pack of these. I've got a lot of bulbs I need to replace.
July 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by jwl80303 bigger than standard BR30, won't fit into my light fixtures
The bulb will not fit into my recessed lighting fixtures (i.e. in my kitchen ceiling, the kind that rotate and pivot up/down so that you can aim the light just so at a countertop or other work area). The problem is that the bulb is about 4" in diameter at the front. BR30 bulbs are supposed to be no bigger than 3.75" diameter (in fact the '30' means 30 * 1/8" == 3.75" diameter). So the bulbs won't fit into my fixtures. I do have a different type of fixture in my house that would accept the bulb, so I got to turn it on and can see that the bulb produces excellent bright light, and is at full brightness the instant it is turned on (unlike CFLs that take forever to arrive at full brightness).
So it's a fine bulb for the money, but if the fixture you're going to put it in doesn't have plenty of wiggle room, measure it first to ensure this oversized "BR30" bulb will fit.
December 27, 2013