Absolutely. Pathetic posters comparing LED to Incandescent. Even California Public Utilities commission, SCE, PG&E et al have made CFL's the Baseline for comparison.
On CREE's web site the spec sheet clearly lists it at a 70 lumen/Watt which is in the neighborhood of the CFL's efficiency. Also the CRI is 80 which incidentally is unacceptable to the California Utilities as a poor lighting quality. (please check CREE web site)
Besides LED lamps generate Heat and are poor lighting quality.
The only plus is the long rated life of 25000 hours whereas an Energy Star rated CFL has around 8000 hours. This explains the higher price point.
Go buy CREE or Philips or Osram or Feit or GE if you are lazy to change lights. but o a payback comparison a good Philips CFL still rules for residential applications.
The current Cree 60 W equivalent is about 70 lumens/watt. CFL's are more like 60 lumens/Watt once they warm up, less when cold. CFL's do not last 8000 hours unless they are switched on rarely but for a long time. 2000 hours is a more typical life. Then there is the mercury hazard and the fact they cannot be dimmed, and their very poor Color rendition. CFL's are headed for the scrap heap, once the mercury is salvaged. LED quality continues to get better in efficiency, light quality, lifetime etc.
Obviously, your are an extremely pathetic shorty troll, who hasn't done #$%$ for research, or you would know better. I'm surprised you would tell such an obvious lie, on this board, but being as incredibly desperate as all of the shorties must be, you are willing to try anything. Guess I've got another alias to add to my block list.
CFL claims about 4.5 times the efficiency of tungsten....CREE LEDs are better than 9 times. That means CREE lights are about twice the efficiency of CFL .....and that's if the CFL claims are met. I've gone through a whole box of 10 CFLs in less than two years.....because they measure at constant on, ideal temperature conditions. Ok if you've got a light that stays on all the time.....but I don't have any like that. Also the CRI of CREE is higher than CFL, over 90 I believe. I've had CREE for over two years in poorly ventilated ceiling fixtures (with a warranty, who cares).....well, they look just like the day they went in.
Mr. Blue_Led where did you get your facts that LED's are 9 times better and CFL's only 4.5 times better....what does better mean? The lumens per watt of CFL and LED are almost same. CFL operate cooler and LED's generate Heat adding to your HVAC load.
Also where did you get the 90 CRI number. The Home Depot bulb does not depict any CRI data.
Good Luck with your next post. Grow rich while you can.