Best LED Light Bulbs for 2018


January 6, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Smart Home


Osram 60W Replacement Ultra LED

Best LED efficiency

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
With well over 800 lumens from just 8.5 watts, this 60W replacement leads the pack.



Green Creative BR30 Cloud LED

Best LED Design

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
This cool-looking, hollowed-out floodlight is no gimmick — the design helps it manage heat better than the average bulb.



GE 16W LED (100W Replacement)

Best 100W Replacement LED

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
From the specs to the price, GE’s 16W LED gets almost everything right.



Cree 11W LED with 4Flow Filament design (soft white)

Best incandescent look-alike

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
Cree’s newest bulb marries new age specs with old-school looks.



Philips 60W Replacement LED

Best LED Bargain

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
You can’t dim it, but this five-buck bulb is a perfect pick for basic lighting setups.



Philips 60W Equivalent LED

Best dimmable LED

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
Philips’ 60W equivalent costs a little more, but it’s well worth it if you’re using in-wall dimmer switches.



GE Reveal BR30 LED

Best LED floodlight

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
This well-rounded, well-priced BR30 LED was the first light bulb to win our Editors’ Choice.



Cree Connected LED Bulb

Best Smart LED

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
Cree’s well-rounded smart bulb is one of the most affordable you’ll find, and it works with just about everything.



Philips SceneSwitch 60W Equivalent LED

Best non-dimmable LED

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
It doesn’t work with dimmer switches, but it doesn’t need to — you can dial the SceneSwitch LED to different brightness settings just by turning it off and back on. It also aced our performance tests.



Philips SlimStyle LED

Best LED for enclosed fixtures

Design : 7Value : 8Performance : 8.5
With its unique design, this flat-shaped bulb regulates heat better than the competition.



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