Lumex expands SunBrite family of general illumination LEDs

March 12, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Lumex has further expanded its SunBrite product family of general illumination LED technologies. The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LEDs are now available worldwide.

Combining considerable energy savings with superior performance, the new SunBrite LED technologies are ideally suited for a wide range of applications including: general, spot and track lighting in residential, commercial and industrial applications.

The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LED provides significant cost and performance benefits compared to halogen alternatives widely available in the market today. The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LED (SSP-M16 series) technology offers comparable brightness (300 Lumens at 12 V) and color performance (CRI over 80) to halogen alternatives, while simultaneously providing significant energy, cost and lifespan improvements.

The RoHs-compliant SunBrite MR-16 LED uses up to 80% less energy (current) than alternative halogen technologies. Additionally, the lifespan of the MR-16 LED is up to 8x longer than that of a standard halogen technology (17 years compared to roughly 2 years assuming Energy Star average daily usage of 4 hours/day).

The metal body construction of the MR-16 LED serves as a natural heat sink and makes the technology more durable than halogen alternatives. This greatly reduces labor costs associated with bulb replacements – especially in high-ceiling or other difficult to reach locations.

Despite a higher initial upfront price tag compared to standard halogens, the reduced energy expenditure, longer lifespan and enhanced durability offered by the SunBrite MR-16 LED allow the new technology to pay for itself in less than one year and to generate a cost savings of up to 80% cost savings over a single year.

The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LEDs (SSP-M16-Series) are available in both warm and cool white varieties with viewing angles of 24° for spotlighting technologies or 50° for wider-view applications. The technologies run at 12volts in either AC or DC. Pricing is roughly $20 in production quantities or $30 for smaller quantities.