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This year, manufacturers started phasing out 100-watt and 75-watt bulbs, and on Jan. 1, it will become illegal to import or manufacture traditional 60-watt and 40-watt bulbs too.
**** has been selling 60-watt and 40-watt Cree bulbs for about $10. That may seem like a lot for a light bulb, but when you consider that these bulbs use 80% less energy and will keep working literally for decades, the value proposition makes complete sense.
Now Cree has reached another milestone with the introduction of a 75-watt replacement bulb. At $24 per bulb, it’s going to take awhile to catch on, but the thing uses just 13.5 watts to produce 1100 lumens of light. And it is cheaper than a competing offering from Phillips, at $30.
Anyone out there use these new Cree lightbulbs that can confirm the decreased energy use/savings and that they last for "decades" as stated in the article?
reply to post by tinker9917
You can spend...20$ and never have to change them again.
I know here im my home, i tried to go CFL. It is a disaster. I go through more CFL then i do incandescent.
IMHO they SUCK! i have never had so many bulb failures in such a short period of time. between the ballasts failing and the horrible craftsmanship of the glass, ill stick with my incandescent.
I stocked up on them at the dollar store. GE bulbs 4/1$ cant go wrong.
As far as CREE brand led lighting....when the price comes down ill give them a shot....78 a bulb is too much for me.....or most normal people.CREE
Back to regular bulbs for a moment. Are we talking about outlawing these normal cheap reliable bulbs?
Like an outright ban?