Halogen MR16 replacement lamp on LED basis uses 80% less power

January 08, 2013 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
A payback in less than 12 months is what Cree promises to buyers of its new LM16 LED lamp which is designed to replace 50W halogen lamps. The promise could be realistic: The LM16 uses up to 80 percent less energy than the 50W halogen lamp it is aiming to replace. And it lasts up to eight times longer.

A payback in less than 12 months is what Cree promises to buyers of its new LM16 LED lamp which is designed to replace 50W halogen lamps. The promise could be realistic: The LM16 uses up to 80 percent less energy than the 50W halogen lamp it is aiming to replace. And it lasts up to eight times longer.

With what Cree claims to be the industry's best center beam candlepower for 25° beam angles, the LM16 is ideal for a wide spectrum of applications in retail, hospitality and residential settings, the vendor says.

The LM16 LED matches the performance, appearance and ANSI form factor of the traditional halogen lamp and works with a range of transformers and dimmers to seamlessly replace it in existing systems. Embedded protective dimming circuitry and thermal software in combination with the Cree fanless housing design help deliver a long lifetime.

Coonsuming only 9 W of electric power, the LM16 50W halogen equivalent delivers 620 lumens while the 35-watt halogen equivalent delivers 425 lumens (consuming 7 W). The new lamps are designed to provide a minimum of 25,000 operating hours, reducing the need to replace lamps. The 50-watt equivalent is dimmable to five percent on a broad range of dimmers and transformers. The new Cree LM16 LED Lamp is available in three beam angles, including 17° spot, 25° flood and 40° wide flood.

The Cree LM16 LED Lamp is sold through Cree lighting sales channels.

For more information on Cree’s latest innovation, visit www.cree.com/lm16.