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GE Reveal BR30 LED

The specs

Long-term lighting

Color quality

Dimmable range

Flicker-free

Heat management

The bottom line

The GE Reveal BR30 LED is a floodlight that puts a strong emphasis on vivid-looking colors. Click through to see what it's capable of.

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The GE Reveal BR30 LED uses 12 watts to put out 630 lumens at a color temperature of 2,752 K.

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Like most LEDs, the GE Reveal BR30 is designed to last for a long time. At an average usage of three hours per day, GE claims it should last well over twenty years -- and backs that claim up with a 10-year warranty on each bulb.

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The GE Reveal puts color quality front and center, with a boosted CRI score of 90. That means it'll  make colors look more vivid and accurate than other LEDs.

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The GE Reveal (bulb three in this lineup) dims cleanly from 100 percent down to 5 percent.

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Perhaps more importantly, the GE Reveal didn't flicker at all on any of the dimmer switches we tested it out on. In this GIF, the GE Reveal is dimmed down to 50 percent on a Leviton dimmer switch, and every frame looks the same.

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The GE Reveal also excelled in our heat management tests, with its brightness dipping less over time than any other BR30 LED we tested.

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The GE Reveal now sells for $18 at Home Depots nationwide -- or less, if you live in a region that offers rebates on Energy Star-qualified light bulbs. Does that make this bulb a best buy? Read our full review to find out.

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