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100W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) A21 Dimmable LED Light Bulb

  • Cool to the touch
  • Immediate, full brightness
  • Perfect lighting for a bedroom
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Product Overview

The Cree 100W Equivalent Soft White (2700K) Dimmable LED Light Bulb gives your space a soft white glow, but uses at least 82% less energy than incandescent bulbs. Use it either indoors or outdoors in enclosed locations. It offers up to 25,000 hours of light and is backed by a 10-year limited manufacturer warranty.
  • Brightness: 1600 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $2.17 (based on 3 hours/day, ¢11/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 22.8 years (based on 3 hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (warm soft white)
  • Energy used: 18 watts
  • Lumens per watt: 89
  • Uses 82% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Replaces a traditional 100-watt bulb for an energy- and money-saving solution
  • Lights instantly and offers omni-directional light
  • Doesn't contain mercurcy
  • Features an A21 bulb shape with a medium base
  • Dims to give you flexibility in lighting options
  • Works indoors and outdoors (damp rated)
  • Made of safety-coated glass for shatter resistance
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Dimmable,Energy Saving,Shatter Resistant
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Wattage Equivalence
100 Watts

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
10-years limited warranty

Questions & Answers


I bought 4 of this bulbs and 3 are no longer working. They only last less than 3 years. Quiet exp...

Asked by Edgar September 5, 2019

HD is pretty reasonable returning items. Contact HD directly.

do they have a 5 in led light bulb ?

Asked by Damon December 3, 2017

Not sure what you are asking. Does Cree make a floodlight bulb? Yes they do.

How does the 10-year limited manufacturer warranty work?

Asked by JohnWelch October 9, 2016

I had the same problem. Go to: http://creebulb.com/warranty .... "Limited Warranty: If this bulb does not operate for 10 years (based on 6 hours per day / 7 days per week of normal consumer use) from date of purchase when used as directed, return the bulb with proof of purchase, register receipt and your name and address to Cree, Inc. (Consumer Warranty), 4600 Silicon Drive, Durham, NC 27703 USA.


Asked by bp4191 May 20, 2016

I have not noticed any buzzing of my 4 installed bulbs of 9 months.

Can a Dimmable LED bulb be used in a 3-way lamp or does that require a different type of bulb

Asked by JDnHuntsvilleAL May 20, 2016

It will work in a three-way fixture but only for one brightness; a three-way fixture has two switch settings for bulbs meant to work with it...it's one, the other, or both. Dimmable needs a compatible dimmer to vary the current.

Is this bulb ok to use in enclosed fixture.

Asked by LOO February 13, 2016

I can't believe the number of folks who answer "yes" to this question. While it is true that you may be able to physically fit this bulb into an enclosure, and an enclosure designed for a 100W incandescent bulb will not be harmed (as some pointed out, an LED is cooler than incandescent of the same output), it's the LED BULB that can't handle the enclosure! LED bulbs are advertised as lasting 10,000 hours plus....that's true if it's installed per the package instructions. The fastest way to kill an LED bulb prematurely is to deny it adequate cooling. Bottom line: If the packaging says not to put it in an enclosure, don't do it.

What is the Cost to operate this bulbs?

Asked by Mosh February 10, 2016

Don't know bulb for bulb, but my energy bill keeps going down as I slowly convert everything to LED.

What is the normal operating temperature of these 100 bulbs. Should it be hot to the touch. Is it dangerous if it's hot?

Asked by gazelle October 26, 2015

The reason I bought these bulbs is because they have a substantial finned heat sink around the neck that should dissipate enough heat to keep them cooler than the average bulb of equivalent power.

Customer Reviews

  • 3.1
    out of 387 reviews
  • 53% recommend this product
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Stay away! LED failures plus glass bulb detaches from base.
We bought six of these bulbs for two brand new light fixtures in May 2013. We replaced one thinking it was a manufacturing error. Ha! In three years, out of 7 bulbs, three had the LEDs fail, followed by two where the glass bulb became detached from the base. Cree stinks. Stay away from this product. Hold on to every piece of packaging and receipts if you ever want to return it.
by bumblebee
6 people found this helpful
I replaced all of my incandescents this past winter with LEDs , most are CREE bulbs. They have been in for six months or less. Today one of the 100 watt CREE bulbs in my basement died. This light is on less then one hour per day. I went to Home Depot to inquire about the Lifetime warranty and was told that I have to deal with the manufacturer. Well, for starters , the register slip is required . Who saves register slips for light bubs ? Then the bulb has to be sent to Cree for replacement. Well , of course I don't have the slip although I somehow do have the package probably because it wasn't in the socket very long. Of course , it would probably cost me more then the $3.97 that I paid for it to mail it so I might as well go buy another bulb from a different manufacturer.
by wdcinvt
8 people found this helpful
20 years or 2 years? Bought 4, all dead or dying.
So disappointed on this product. Bought 4 two years ago. One failed last December, one did the same thing two weeks ago, and the rest two only have part of the led units working. All bulbs have debris inside. One got a loosed glue piece inside, and one got a big crack on the glass cover.
by Jason
4 people found this helpful
Started to fail.
I bought this about a year ago and 1/2 side has now failed to work. Supposed to work 20 years . . . I don't think so.
by Duke
Response from Customer ServiceApr 25, 2016
Your feedback is very important to us, and we want to ensure that you will trust our products with full confidence in the future. A customer service representative will be reaching out to you on behalf of Cree at the email address you provided.
Very Dim After Six (6) Months
Purchased these bulbs to install into a new light fixture in our kitchen. Bulbs were bright at first and really brightened up the room. Now only after six months of use, they are so dim that you would think they were simulating candle light. I tend to read reviews with a grain of salt, but notice patterns for the reviewers. These bulbs were an impulse purchase, needed bulbs, high dollar LED's with a 10 year warranty, they had to be good "Right"? Boy did I make a $40 dollar mistake, (Purchased 2). Bulb manufactures depend on repeat business. I hope enough people read and review these bulbs to either force a change for the manufacture or put them out of business so that the manufactures who are concerned about the environment and their customers are left in business. The HD should stop selling these bulbs. I will not pursue the warranty after reading the reviews. Good luck on your purchase and I hope this review helps in your decisions.
by LBogman
13 people found this helpful
Goodbye CFL, Hello LED
It's DIMMABLE. It's rugged- you couldn't breathe on the old CFLs without tearing them up. It's COOL. My big motivation for moving away from incandescent has always been HEAT, yeah, saving money is great, but I've seen so many fixtures burned up from over wattage. I'm surprised there aren't more house fires. It's BEAUTIFUL- the light is warm and pleasant.
by EL
1 person found this helpful
Great light, solid construction, price needs to come down
Solid construction, almost seems shatter resistant. Great light output, consistent and clear. Soft white version is comparable to most soft white CFLs - but the output is bright from the start. The price needs to drop before I buy a house full of these, but I am pleased with the purchase so far. Note that the base of these is larger then most bulbs, almost as wide as the bulb itself.
by Aveeight
2 people found this helpful
You Get What You Pay For
LED bulbs are more efficient than CFL bulbs with equivalent ratings; but have a higher initial cost. Cree is a well-known manufacturer of LEDs for tactical flashlights and has a good reputation for quality in that market. I expect the same level of quality from Cree for their line of replacement light bulbs for home applications. The second most important consideration for my purchase of LED bulbs, for hanging pendant lamps in my kitchen, was appearance. Cree's 100 Watt equivalent LED bulbs are far more attractive than the 100 Watt equivalent CFL bulbs that I'd initially purchased as replacements for incandescent bulbs.
by Zeke
22 people found this helpful
Super impressed!
Bought this as a porch light to see how far LED bulbs have come and to test the brightness, along with testing the theory that soft white doesn't really attract bugs. And I am impressed. The 100w is insanely bright. Brighter than the CFL bulb I had in there. I had tons of bugs flying around the CFL, and almost as soon as I switched to the LED, most of them dispersed. There are a couple tiny bugs flying near it still, but none of the big ones that were surrounding it before. My house currently has nearly all CFL bulbs, but will definitely be switching to these (in various wattages of course) as soon as they go out. The upfront cost is of course more than regular bulbs or even CFLs, but if they have the life span they claim to, I think it'll definitely pay off.
by mindleak
14 people found this helpful
Purchased this bulb as a spare replacement for one of our 100W incandescents. When I went to put ...
Purchased this bulb as a spare replacement for one of our 100W incandescents. When I went to put it into use the top or glass portion of the light bulb came off as I screwed it into the socket and I DID NOT use excessive force.
by tvcrider
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