Cree 100W Replacement LED
Cree's got a bigger, brighter version of its original, highly acclaimed LED. Click through to see what this 100W replacement is capable of.
Cree's bulb puts out 1,600 lumens' worth of warm, yellowy, 2,700 K light. For an extra dollar, you can get the same bulb with a hotter, whiter, "Daylight" color temperature of 5,000 K.
The bulb puts that light out from a power draw of 18 watts -- roughly 89 lumens per watt, if you do the math. Running it for an average of 3 hours per day, it'd add about $2 to your energy bill per year. A comparable incandescent would add about $12.
Cree's LED is rated to last 25,000 hours (over twenty years at three hours per day). The company backs its bulb up with a 10-year warranty, to boot.
On the left, a 100W replacement LED from Sylvania. On the right, the omnidirectional Cree LED, which casts more downward light.
Cree's LED sells at Home Depot for about $20. That's a very fair price point for a very solid LED -- read my full review to hear more about it.