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GE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED Bulb

GE's Energy Smart LED is another 60W replacement that sells for right around $10. It isn't quite as efficient as the competition, but we were impressed with the quality of the light it puts out, especially when it comes to colors.

The Good The GE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED offers high efficiency lighting at a relatively low cost. Compared to the Cree LED, you'll notice a very slight uptick in color quality.
The Bad The GE LED is marginally less efficient than the competition, and it doesn't promise as long a lifespan, either.
The Bottom Line Though it isn't necessarily bad at anything, this GE LED isn't the best at anything either, and that makes it tough to recommend over flashier competitors.

Part Number: CNETGE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED


The GE Energy Smart 60W Replacement LED is a tough bulb to criticize. As a base-line LED at that attractive $10 price point, it offers very decent value -- especially if you're upgrading from an incandescent.
Still, the competition in the lighting aisle is getting increasingly fierce, and GE hasn't done enough to set its bulb apart. The Cree LED offers exceptional efficiency and comes with an industry-leading 10-year warranty. The Philips SlimStyle has an innovative design, solid specs, and an especially tempting price point. Even the less dim, less efficient Ikea LEDs can claim surprisingly high color-rendering scores and a dirt cheap price point of $5. GE's LED looks unambitious by comparison, which makes it difficult to recommend.


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