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In a fit of energy efficiency, I broke down and bought six LED bulbs for the kitchen in summer 2013. They were a mere $10/bulb at Costco (gulp!). They are slow to come on, and two of the six have had intermittent flickering, requiring a warranty claim and return to Costco. Not the best experience, but the light is pleasant and they're not as hot as halogen.
Enter Cree Bulbs. I first encountered Cree bulbs at a local energy conservation event this past summer. I used one Cree bulb when the kitchen LED bulb started blinking, immediately noticing that it came on faster than the ones from Costco and gave off an equally appealing light. When the other company came through with replacement bulbs, I put the Cree back in the closet in order to have a matching set in the kitchen.
|Me, Bulby and Elaine at Eastern Market DC|
The price is right, the energy savings is there, and most importantly, the light looks right in my house. Time to head to Home Depot and switch to Cree!
Disclaimer: I received Cree bulbs and gift cards as a part of this event, but was not asked to write about the event or the bulbs. All opinions are my own.