Cree, Inc. has been awarded ENERGY
STAR qualifications for its LED downlights. The product line, including
the LR6, LR5 and LR4 downlights, has qualified for both the commercial
rating, as well as the residential rating.
ENERGY STAR is a
joint program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that helps consumers and
organizations save money and protect the environment by promoting
energy-efficient products. Products earning the commercial ENERGY STAR
qualification must meet extended lifetime criteria, which is 40 percent
longer than residential standards.
"Being rated for both
commercial and residential applications is especially significant since
more than three-quarters of the LED lighting we are deploying today is
in commercial installations," said Neal Hunter, president, Cree LED
The Cree LR6 recessed downlight is available and
qualified in two colour temperatures (2700K and 3500K), and boasts
efficiency of more than 54 lumens per watt with lumen output of 650
lumens. The LR6 was the first recessed downlight to receive the ENERGY
STAR commercial qualification.
The Cree LR4 and LR5 recessed
downlights are available and qualified in two colour temperatures —
2700K, with a CRI of 94 and 3500K, with a CRI of 91. The LR4 product
line is also available in two shield angles, 15 degree and 30 degree.