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GE 16W LED 100W Replacement LED

Rising efficiency standards spelled the end of the 100W incandescent light bulb. Thankfully, your options have been steadily expanding ever since, with a full crop of new LEDs promising that same level of brightness from a substantially smaller power draw. Of these new bulbs, the GE 100W Replacement LED is one of the best.

The bulb's most impressive spec is that it only consumes 16 watts of electricity, efficient enough to put out 100 lumens per watt. That ties it with Utilitech's bulb, making the two of them the most efficient 100W replacements we tested. Nothing else was able to get above 90 lumens per watt.
GE backs its longevity claims up with a 10-year warranty, the same warranty that Cree offers for its bulbs. That's as long a warranty as you'll find on a brand-name light bulb, and an exceptional deal for skeptics who aren't sold on LED value just yet.

The Good You won't find a more efficient 100W replacement LED than GE's, and the 10-year warranty is an exceptional value.
The Bad GE's color rendering score is just average. Also, the equally efficient Utilitech LED and equally warranted Cree LED each cost a little less.
The Bottom Line From the specs to the price, GE's 100W Replacement LED gets just about everything right. It's a smart buy in the lighting aisle.

Part Number: (Part #: 13909)


It wasn't too long ago that LED bulbs were selling for $50 or even $100, so the fact that we have a very healthy crop of 100W replacement LEDs selling for right around $20 is a clear sign of the times. Moving forward, I expect LED quality to continue to improve even as the prices continue to creep downward, but it's still a good time to buy in if you've been holding out.
GE's 100W Replacement LED is about as well-rounded a light as we've tested, and at $21, I think it's fairly priced, too. Cree's bulb costs a dollar less, but it isn't quite as efficient. Utilitech's bulb is cheaper still, but it doesn't have as good a warranty, and it isn't dimmer-friendly, either. With GE, you're getting the complete package -- and for a product designed to last decades, I think the complete package is what you want.

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