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Cree LED bulb flaw

I bought a bunch of these after this review, but I discovered a flaw in one:

After just 3 months of being installed in a downward-facing, open above-sink bathroom fixture that’s only on for about an hour a day, the glue that holds the glass dome over the housing gave out. I found it dangling there one morning, about to fall and shatter. I poked a couple others that were in open fixtures, and while no others were this bad, the glass felt a bit loose on some.

I’m still happy with these bulbs overall, but I suggest keeping an eye on them in open fixtures and being careful when taking the covers off of enclosed fixtures.

(I was able to leave the glass off and swap this bulb with an intact one from an enclosed fixture.)