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Look up. How often do you think about the overhead light bulbs you use throughout your home? Maybe when your electric bill comes or perhaps not at all. I admit to not spending any time thinking about the bulbs we use in the recessed lighting and hanging pendant lamps in our kitchen. Part of the reason is because we have plenty of gorgeous natural light that streams from windows on all sides of our kitchen and the other reason is because we’ve been using Cree bulbs for the last five years.
Five years ago we swapped out the six old incandescent bulbs in for Cree BR30 LED Bulbs ($4.97 each). We had bought other LED bulbs but they were never quite right. The light that emitted from some were too bright white and didn’t seem natural but Cree LED bulbs look and light like incandescent bulbs. Available in soft white and daylight, these flood light style lights from Cree use up to 85% less energy and last 25 times longer. Sometimes providing over 25,000 hours of light for more than 20 years!
Since our kitchen serves as a central hub in our home, finding the right light was important to us. My husband and I wanted light that would be bright enough for food prep and cooking but also dimmable to set the right mood when eating. I also wanted to illuminate our space with natural looking light on gray rainy days or dreary winter ones.
There is no shortage of light in our kitchen between the windows and recessed lights and hanging pendants. Two recessed lights hang over our kitchen sink, six others are around the perimeter of the kitchen, while three hanging pendants with Cree LED Light Bulbs ($4.97 each) illuminate the black granite island that serves as a food prep area, homework station, and a place for guests to sit when they come to visit. The light is perfectly bright and never harsh regardless of the time of day and what I may be doing in the kitchen.
What other features make Cree BR30 Flood Lights a great choice for recessed lights in your home?
- Weighs 4.5 ounces and uses a standard screw in base (E26)
- Affordably priced to help you save money now and later since it uses 86% less energy than an incandescent bulb
- Comes with a 5 year warranty
- Has a 25,000 hour lifetime compared to about 1,000 hours for typical incandescent bulbs
- Great for indoor and outdoor lighting because it’s suitable for damp locations although not in places where it might be exposed directly to weather or water
- Dimmable with standard dimmer switches
- Instant-on light means you flip the switch and the light comes on with no delay
- Mercury free
Available in soft white (2700K) and daylight (500K) color temperatures, Cree LED bulbs can be purchased online or in-store at The Home Depot.
For more information or to find the right LED bulbs for your home, visit CreeBulb.com or follow them on Twitter, become a Facebook fan, visit their Tumblr, or learn more about the brand through their YouTube channel where you can find information videos or this fun one featuring Women’s World Cup soccer competitor, Abby Wambach, banishing bad lighting with amazing accuracy through her goal kicks!
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