100W incandescents are officially a thing of the past, and a new crop of LEDs are here to help you replace them. Click through to see what this funky-looking 100W replacement from GE has to offer.
GE's bulb puts out a very bright 1,600 lumens of light at a warm, yellowy color temperature of 2,700 K.
GE's LED has long, fin-like heat sinks around the bulb. These help keep the bulb cool, and also create the illusion of a traditional A21 shape.
The GE 100W Replacement LED uses just 16 watts, for a very impressive 100 lumens per watt. It costs less than $2 per year to use. The incandescents that came before it cost over $12 per year, assuming they last that long.
Compared with the Utilitech 100W Replacement LED (left), GE's omnidirectional bulb has a more even light distribution. Notice the lack of dim spots on the lamp shade, and the uptick in brightness below the bulb.
Many bulbs will flicker when you use them with an in-wall dimmer switch, but GE's bulb showed little to no flicker on any of the dimmers we tested.
Like other Energy Star-certified LEDs, GE's bulb promises to last 25,000 hours -- well over 20 years if used for an average of 3 hours per day.
The GE 100W Replacement LED retails for about $21 at Walmart and Sam's Club. At that price, we think it's a very smart buy -- read our review for the full story.