1 August 2011
Cree launches 100mm MR16-replacement LED downlight
LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has launched what it claims is the first system-level LED downlight for the international 80–100mm MR16 market. A direct replacement for the 50W MR16-based fixture, the CR100 downlight surpasses its counterpart in brightness and efficacy.
Commonly used in residential and retail lighting applications, Cree estimates there are nearly 1.5 billion MR16 lamps in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, representing a tremendous opportunity to save money on energy and maintenance, using the high-quality LED light available with Cree TrueWhite Technology.
“Customers that demand high-quality light have been disappointed with the current LED products in the market,” comments Raymond Lau, Tachibana Engineering (HK) Ltd. “The Cree CR100 fixture changes that by enabling customers to replace high-lumen MR16 tungsten lamps with an energy-efficient LED fixture,” he adds.
The CR100 fixture has an output of 650 lumens while consuming just 11.5W, delivering minimum efficacy of 52 lumens per watt which, combined with a color rendering index (CRI) of at least 90 and featuring integrated dimming, sets a new industry benchmark for highly efficient LED light, Cree claims.
Available in shallow and deep recess models, the CR100 is designed to handle heat dissipation in an enclosed environment, which is a key factor in LED fixture lifetime ratings. Featuring a five-year warranty, the CR100 downlight is designed to last at least 50,000 hours compared with a traditional 50W MR16 fixture, which has a lifetime of about 2000 hours.
“Customers looking to implement LED lighting no longer have to trade off beautiful light for increased efficiency,” says Francis Cheng, sales director for Asia-Pacific, Cree.
The CR100 downlight is available now through Cree distribution in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia.