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TW Series 40W Equivalent Soft White B13 Medium Candelabra Decorative Dimmable LED Light Bulb (3-Pack)

  • Natural-looking light shows true colors of your surroundings
  • Shines up to 25,000 hours
  • 5-year limited warranty
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Product Overview

Cree's TW Series LED Candelabra Light Bulbs (3-Pack) look and light just like incandescent lighting, emitting a warm, decorative sparkle. Designed to last over 22 years, they light instantly, are dimmable and use 88% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs to help save money and energy year after year. Their decorative blunt tip, clear finish and UL damp rating make them ideal for use in exposed indoor candelabra fixtures, wall sconces, chandeliers and enclosed outdoor fixtures.
  • Brightness: 350 lumens
  • Estimated yearly energy cost: $0.60 (based on three hours/day, 11¢/kWh; cost depends on rates and use)
  • Life: 22.8 years (based on three hours/day)
  • Light appearance: 2700K (soft white)
  • Energy used: 5 watts (equivalent to a 40-watt standard incandescent light bulb)
  • Lumens per watt: 70
  • Mercury-free composition is safe and environmentally friendly
  • Uses 88% less energy compared to a standard incandescent light bulb
  • Suitable for indoor/outdoor lighting applications
  • Ideal for use in exposed indoor candelabra fixtures, chandeliers, wall sconces and enclosed outdoor fixtures
  • E12 Edison base
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Specifications

Dimensions

Bulb Diameter (In.)
1.4
Product Depth (in.)
1.4
Product Height (in.)
4.15
Product Width (in.)
1.4

Details

Actual Color Temperature (K)
2700
Actual Color Temperature (K)
2700
Average Life (hours)
25000
Bulb Construction
Plastic
Bulb Shape
Candle
Bulb Type
Decorative
Bulb Type
Household
Color Rendering Index (CRI)
90
Color Temperature
Soft White
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor/Outdoor
Light Bulb Base Code
E12
Light Bulb Base Type
Candelabra
Light Bulb Features
Dimmable,Energy Saving,Shatter Resistant
Light Bulb Shape Code
B13
Lighting Technology
LED
Lumens (Brightness)
350
Number of Bulbs Included
3
Returnable
90-Day
Wattage (Watts)
5
Wattage Equivalence
40 Watts

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5-year limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

15Questions34Answers

It specifies a 5-year limited warranty. Im sure I dont have the receipt any more. Is there some...

Asked by CB2112 July 12, 2018
3
Answers

If you still have the proof of purchase and you paid it with your credit card, I’m sure HomeDepot can pull up the purchase transaction and print out the receipt. 2nd, I haven’t been in this situation before. I’m sure Cree company will issue a replacement bulb for as long as you have the proof of purchase. Don’t quote me on that. But you can at least try and talk to them and go from there.

what is warranty on these?

Asked by rick April 10, 2018
1
Answer

To my knowledge, there is no warranty on these light bulbs.

Is this bulb suitable for use in a range hood?

Asked by RxRider September 6, 2017
4
Answers

Probably not. It has a candelabra base which is much smaller than the bulbs for my particular range hood which takes a standard lamp bulb base.

I can't seem to get these to work in my lamppost. Is the base identical to the base on the name...

Asked by Joe June 10, 2017
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Answers

The problem is likely caused by the switch that runs your lamppost. Most dusk-to-dawn- sensors are NOT compatible with LED lights. There are some switches that are, but unless you've replaced that sensor very recently, it's most likely not. Try the light bulb in another light/lamp in your house that is not on a sensor or dimmer.

are these connected?

Asked by dank February 5, 2017
5
Answers

No. If you need a connected bulb, you will either have to buy a different one or install a connected adapter in line with the bulb.

Can this be used in an outside enclosed fixture?

Asked by Mike January 17, 2017
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Answers

I live in northern Florida, and have about a dozen of these in outside service. Outdoor fixtures are designed for use with incandescent bulbs because they are cheaper. When U.S. laws started phasing out sale of incandescent bulbs with the normal base, fixture manufacturers circumvented the laws by using candelabra base instead. Because incandescent bulbs are so much less efficient than either compact fluorescent or LED, the fixtures have to be designed to reject the heat produced by incandescents. That's why fixtures have a sticker with the maximum Watt rating of bulbs to be used. For the most part, you may ignore those stickers when using LED bulbs because they run so much cooler. I can't comment on how well the TW bulbs would work if used in sub-zero weather. We don't get those temperatures here in Florida--the coldest weather my bulbs have seen is around 25 F.

what are the meauserments of these bulbs length and diamameter

Asked by Billy October 20, 2016
2
Answers

The bulb diameter, width, and depth is 1.4 inches. It's 4.15 inches high.

Can these bulbs be used in closed sconces?

Asked by Gaston July 16, 2016
2
Answers

Yes and since the are led, they are much cooler than incandescent bulbs.

Can this be used in an enclosed outdoor fixture?

Asked by Aaron March 3, 2016
3
Answers

I have nine of them installed in enclosed outdoor fixtures beside my garage doors.

Can these be used in a fan with an enclosed shade/dome?

Asked by totalnewbie December 15, 2015
5
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Yes, but they are slightly longer than standard incandescent bulbs, so be sure the bulb has a bit extra space.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 198 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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I have been using the Cree TW series 40 Watt candelabra base for about 3 years. I love the qualit...
I have been using the Cree TW series 40 Watt candelabra base for about 3 years. I love the quality of light it produces because I use 6 of them in a room where I do a lot of reading and computer work--very easy on the eyes. i also enjoy being able to tell one color from another, something that would occasionally be difficult back when I used compact fluorescents. And unlike those compact fluorescents, the Cree bulbs stay bright through their entire life. The Cree bulbs are also compact, and don't stick out the top of the light fixture like the compact fluorescents. The bulbs don't last 25,000 hours as the packaging promises. At this point, I've replaced all of the original bulbs at least once. I do get between 10,000 and 15,000 hours of use out of them, which I consider to be respectable--and well over the life of the compact fluorescents I used to use. When they reach the end of their life, the bulbs start flickering. It's too bad my local Home Depot doesn't stock these. The first time I needed replacements, I had to buy an off-brand product (GE Reveal, which promises great color, but doesn't tell you what their CRI spec is).. So I decided to stock up on the Cree by having them delivered to my store.
by byundt
PROS: Lasts longer than Ecosmart - so far, NO bulb failure in 6 months; emits even glow, unlike E...
PROS: Lasts longer than Ecosmart - so far, NO bulb failure in 6 months; emits even glow, unlike Ecosmart product which emitted stippled light in opal glass fixture; smooth dimming; no hum with Lutron dimmer; 2700K warm white a good approximation of incandescent without loss of brightness CONS: more expensive than Ecosmart This Cree product emits a nice, even glow, and so far (6 months) there has not been any bulb failure compared to Ecosmart product. I recommend Cree over Ecosmart. I didn't give 5 stars because we've only been using bulbs for 6 months, so can't comment on extended longevity.
by BJS
2 people found this helpful
Good energy saving product
Good energy saving product Multiple purchases – same review I have two chandeliers; one in the kitchen and one in the dining area in my home. Both use 6 Candelabra base bulbs each. To become more energy efficient, (and save some money) I opted to replace the incandescent bulbs with LED equivalents for reasons I’ll explain later. In the existing lights, I alternated 40W and 25W bulbs to provide good lighting without being overly bright. That is each fixture used 3x40W + 3x25W incandescent bulbs (total wattage ~ 200 Watts / fixture). The bulbs purchased at Home Depot, I bought a 3 pack of the 40W (equivalent light output) and a 3 pack of the 25W (equivalent light output) as a test for about $30. My electrical energy provider (DTE Energy) was not offering a ‘rebate’ on these at the time, however I’ve purchased 60W (equiv.) LEDs for <$1. Both of the chandeliers are controlled by PIR (Passive Infrared) sensors, but different types of output control. These bulbs have excellent color rendering. That is they look almost as good as natural daylight and better than incandescent. They are ‘dimmable’ as one of my PIR sensors does that, it ramps the light on and off. Reasons to replace / upgrade: I estimate these lights are on 50 hours / week. Perhaps 6 hours M-F and about 10 hours S-S. This means that the incandescent’s will use about 20 kWh/week and the LED’s 3 ½ kWh / week. In summary; the bulbs cost me about $5 each, and at current electric rates ($0.10/kWh), and at current usage will have a payback period of about 8 ½ month’s. They have a reported lifespan of over 10 years, time will tell. Cons: One of my PIR sensors obviously runs enough power through the fixture to power the sensor. Consequently that light never fully turns off. That is it functions as a ‘night light’ using and estimated 2~4 Watts. Not necessarily a bad thing, in my case the wife actually likes it. The bulb base is wider and taller than the incandescent it’s replacing. Make sure it fits in your fixture. I had to finesse one of the bulbs into place. See picture of my fixture. Point: Replace incandescent that are used a lot with higher efficacy bulbs. Replace incandescent and CFLs in applications (areas) that are seldom used, (best bang for buck) with recycled old bulbs.
by MIKE
1 person found this helpful
Good energy saving product
Good energy saving product Multiple purchases – same review I have two chandeliers; one in the kitchen and one in the dining area in my home. Both use 6 Candelabra base bulbs each. To become more energy efficient, (and save some money) I opted to replace the incandescent bulbs with LED equivalents for reasons I’ll explain later. In the existing lights, I alternated 40W and 25W bulbs to provide good lighting without being overly bright. That is each fixture used 3x40W + 3x25W incandescent bulbs (total wattage ~ 200 Watts / fixture). The bulbs purchased at Home Depot, I bought a 3 pack of the 40W (equivalent light output) and a 3 pack of the 25W (equivalent light output) as a test for about $30. My electrical energy provider (DTE Energy) was not offering a ‘rebate’ on these at the time, however I’ve purchased 60W (equiv.) LEDs for <$1. Both of the chandeliers are controlled by PIR (Passive Infrared) sensors, but different types of output control. These bulbs have excellent color rendering. That is they look almost as good as natural daylight and better than incandescent. They are ‘dimmable’ as one of my PIR sensors does that, it ramps the light on and off. Reasons to replace / upgrade: I estimate these lights are on 50 hours / week. Perhaps 6 hours M-F and about 10 hours S-S. This means that the incandescent’s will use about 20 kWh/week and the LED’s 3 ½ kWh / week. In summary; the bulbs cost me about $5 each, and at current electric rates ($0.10/kWh), and at current usage will have a payback period of about 8 ½ month’s. They have a reported lifespan of over 10 years, time will tell. Cons: One of my PIR sensors obviously runs enough power through the fixture to power the sensor. Consequently that light never fully turns off. That is it functions as a ‘night light’ using and estimated 2~4 Watts. Not necessarily a bad thing, in my case the wife actually likes it. The bulb base is wider and taller than the incandescent it’s replacing. Make sure it fits in your fixture. I had to finesse one of the bulbs into place. See picture of my fixture. Point: Replace incandescent that are used a lot with higher efficacy bulbs. Replace incandescent and CFLs in applications (areas) that are seldom used, (best bang for buck) with recycled old bulbs.
by MIKE
Close, but no go
This is difficult to review since it depends on the application. In my kitchen chandelier, it does not work. All, or at least most of the light, is directed upwards due to the plastic base containing the electronics on the bottom. Who wants to look at a big white plastic base with a logo and writing on it? My bulbs would be hidden by a frosted diffuser, but many fixtures do not have this. I think it would be fine in an outdoor light hidden by frosted glass, or if it was high enough that you wouldn't really see it. The light quality is good. 90+ CRI is all I use. I'm not sure why Cree seems to be doing away with the other TW series bulbs, but that's another story. Dimming - useless. On an approved dimmer, you basically have a few modes: (full brightness, a little dimmer, then a little dimmer, then off). Do you really need a super low glow from a bulb? Yes! When I wake up in the middle of the night, I appreciate not having 1000+lumens blind me. These LEDs simply do not dim enough. And when they do, it's very choppy opposed to the smooth transition of an incandescent. When I think of candelabra bulbs, I think of indoor chandeliers on dimmers. Unfortunately they are a NO GO for this application. The quality and value of these bulbs are great if they work for you. Many other brands cost half as much but for ONE bulb.
by lighted005
26 people found this helpful
4 Star Review
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Exactly what I ordered. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition....
Exactly what I ordered. Arrived quickly and in excellent condition.
by Cece
Bought six these about a year ago. With an advertised life span of 22+ years, I was expecting th...
Bought six these about a year ago. With an advertised life span of 22+ years, I was expecting them to last a lot longer than they did. One of the six bulbs completely went out and two other bulbs started flickering and had to be replaced. Also, bulbs make a buzzing sound when dimmed which is annoying.
by TA
5 Star Review
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by Kathy
5 Star Review
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by Karen
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