Both new products are powered by Cree’s TrueWhite Technology and are able to deliver exceptional 90+ CRI. Cree TrueWhite Technology maintains colour consistency over the rated lifetime of the product, while maintaining high luminous efficacy. The new downlights have been designed to be installed easily into most standard four-inch and six-inch recessed housings – making the series suitable for both the residential and commercial markets.
The 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. The new 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. 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.”
The new 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.