SR series LED architectural downlight offers fast payback and long operating life

May 04, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
LED technology provider Cree, Inc. has introduces a six-inch LED architectural luminaire, extending its family of the world's most efficient downlights. Featuring high color quality and double the efficacy of fluorescent technology, the SR Series LED Architectural Downlight uses 85 percent less energy and is designed to last up to 30 times longer than comparable incandescent lighting. Priced at par with incumbent fluorescent architectural downlights, the new SR Series provides instant payback while delivering breakthrough performance.

Increasingly strict energy codes and LEED certification for buildings are significantly decreasing the energy density (measured in watts per square meter) that can be used for lighting. These stringent codes often restrict lighting options, which can compromise the overall aesthetics of a building's design. The SR Series offers significant opportunities to reduce power consumption and operating expenses for end-users.

The SR Series introduces the new Cree Light Source-Reflector Unity Optical system. Designed with the end application in mind, the reflectors virtually eliminate glare and distracting optical reflections for projects that require the most refined aperture appearance and brightness control, the vendor advertises. Featuring Cree TrueWhite Technology, the SR Series delivers industry-leading color quality and specifically tuned color points (3000K, 3500K and 4000K). The downlights deliver light with a CRI 90 and are designed to last at least 75,000 hours and feature a five-year warranty. 

Cree SR Series LED Architectural Downlight is sold through Cree lighting sales channels with sample quantities targeted for availability in June 2012.

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