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22 July 2008


IDEA for Cree’s LR6

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has won a silver International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) in the EcoDesign category for its LED recessed down light, the LR6. The competition, which this year received 1,517 entries, was co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America and BusinessWeek.

Cree’s LR6 is an all-in-one LED luminaire that converts six-inch recessed cans into energy-efficient lighting. It consumes 12 watts of energy, which is 85% less than a traditional incandescent and 50% less than a compact fluorescent. A unique feature of the LR6 is the available Edison base that allows the retrofit of existing cans in minutes with no rewiring or special tools, says the company.

“The innovative design of the LR6 is truly unique in the industry, and we are pleased that it has been recognized through this prestigious award,” said Neal Hunter, president, Cree LED Lighting Solutions. “It was created for the critical need of energy efficiency combined with a user-friendly design that allows for easy installation.”

“LED lighting is ready today to help address the world’s energy needs,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree CEO and chairman. “Cree continues to drive improvements in LED technology and to help accelerate adoption of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lights, such as the LR6.”

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