We moved into our home in February 2012. We had installed incandescent lights throughout. Our bulbs were quickly burning out.
My husband & I both had become annoyed with the fact that frequently when we flipped a switch a light would blow. Even though they were putting out great light, they were burning out so fast.
We were given the opportunity to try out the CREE LED light bulbs.
I was excited to try these babies out.
If you guys don't hear from me after this post goes up, please know I am probably sitting in a closet with my hands tied behind my back.... See that face...that's a smirk that says "don't you dare" (doesn't he look thrilled to be involved)!!! Moving on...
Let's fast forward...
This is before..
I never cared much for the color that came from our lights before. They glowed, but there was a tad bit of a yellowing color. I also always had a glare coming from the lights. It was hard to take decent pictures of anything going on in our kitchen due to the lighting. I took a good 15 pictures, and this is the only one that turned out ok.
After we made the change to Cree LED...
This was about a month after we changed out the bulbs. You can see I have even rearranged my counter-tops!! And, this is a real life shot of the start to cooking dinner!
I love the no glare on the ceiling. It provides a ton of light. And, I truly love the true color they put out. They sit a little more recessed as they are much smaller than the light bulbs we originally had in place.
Both my husband & father said before we turned the lights on that they were worried they wouldn't put out much light due to the size. When I flipped the switch the reaction from both men "OHHhhhh ahhh wow that's some great light".
Some quick facts -
- They turn on instantly, no wait time!
- They are dimmable!
- They put out a glowing light like an incandescent (but no yellowish color for me)!
- But, they use 85% less energy than a incandescent!
- They are cool to the touch!
- They contain no mercury!
- They have a lifetime of up to 25 years with average use (25,000 hours)!
They can be purchased at Home Depot!!
|Taken at our local Home Depot|
This is the lights we installed!
I love our Cree light bulbs and as we need to be replacing our bulbs, we will be making the change over to Cree.
With much love, peace & happiness