24 July 2012
Cree expands CR Series LED downlights
LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has introduced a new four-inch CR4 LED downlight and a higher lumen output six-inch CR6 downlight. Both are powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology to deliver 90+ CRI. TrueWhite Technology delivers beautiful light and maintains color consistency over the rated lifetime of the product, while maintaining high luminous efficacy, says Cree. The new downlights easily install into most standard four-inch and six-inch recessed housings.
“You’ll never need to install an outdated incandescent or fluorescent downlight again,” said Rick Helsel, senior account manager, Rexel USA. “We continue to see high-demand for Cree’s original CR6-575 lumen LED downlight, but with the introduction of the CR4 LED downlight and the new high lumen output CR6 downlight, Cree now addresses even more applications, provides a remarkable price-point and meets the needs of our residential and commercial spaces.”
- CR4 LED downlight delivers 575 lumens and more than 60 lumens per watt and is a direct replacement for a 50 Watt 4-inch incandescent downlight.
- CR6 LED downlight delivers up to 800 lumens and up to 67 lumens per watt and is a direct replacement for a 90 Watt 6-inch incandescent downlight. Cree adds that the downlight uses 87% less energy than comparable incandescent lighting. CR6-800L uses 12 Watts of input power. With typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and the national average $0.11 per kWh electric costs, lighting-related HVAC impact and relamp maintenance reductions, many upgrade installations will pay for themselves in less than one year.
The CR Series is dimmable to five percent, is designed to last 50,000 hours and features a five-year warranty.
“We’ve expanded the Cree CR Series downlights to serve a broader set of lighting applications,” said Gary Trott, vice president product management, Cree lighting. “Cree brings all the benefits of LED lighting to homeowners and businesses alike. From exceptional light quality, to low initial investment, easy installation and significant savings in operating expenses, Cree makes moving to LED lighting a no-brainer.”
The CR Series is qualified for both residential and commercial ENERGY STAR standards. This higher standard of performance opens up opportunities for more incentives and rebates available from utilities and other entities, further lowering price and barriers to mass LED adoption, says Cree.
Cree CR Series LED lighting