The new Cree LED lightbulbs are part of the company's established forte for making normal-looking and inexpensive LED lightbulbs. However, the latest iteration of the lightbulbs look even more normal and are even cheaper since they no longer have a heat sink. Instead, they are fitted with a collared element that goes around the base of the bulb, increasing its surface area and allowing it to better dissipate heat.
The new Cree LED lightbulbs will be available in 40-watt and 60-watt equivalent models that emit 460 and 815 lumens respectively. They will also be available in soft white and daylight color variants. Incredibly, these bulbs use up to 85% less energy than incandescent bulbs but last about 25 times longer. They also have a shatter-proof casing.
The bulbs will be available in Home Depot retail stores in November, and will start at $7.97 per bulb.