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Check out Cree's 60-watt Replacement LED (pictures)

Get to know our go-to LED.

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The bulb to beat

Cree's 60-watt Replacement LED uses 9.5 watts to put out 800 lumens of light, making it one of the most efficient household LEDs currently available.
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Warm, cozy light

Cree's bulb glows with a yellow-toned color temperature of 2700K, putting it on the same end of the spectrum as the common incandescent.
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How Cree compares

Cree's bulb (left) is able to match an incandescent bulb's brightness and warmth.
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Screws right in

The Cree bulb's A19 base will fit into common lamps and fixtures.
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Unusual texture

Cree's bulbs are made from a glass that's coated with a hazy, rubbery substance that helps diffuse the light evenly.
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Other options

In addition to the 60-watt replacement (center), Cree offers a 60-watt "TW Series" bulb with an improved color rendering index (left), as well as an even brighter 75-watt replacement bulb (right).

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