11 May 2010


Cree launches directional lamps based on TrueWhite technology

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has announced new directional LED lamps (based on its TrueWhite technology), designed to address one of the largest segments of the directional lamp market.

In response to customer requests, Cree is launching a high-performance BR30 retrofit lamp, the LBR-30 (planned for availability later this summer), aimed at replacing energy-wasting incandescent lamps commonly used in tracks, commercial and residential recessed downlights. The new lamp delivers 600 lumens with flood or wide flood distributions, while only consuming 11 Watts.

Cree is also increasing the performance of its LRP-38 LED lamp. A narrow beam spotlight with tens of thousands of units installed in offices, retail, grocery stores and museums across North America, the LRP-38 delivers what is claimed to be exceptional color quality and is designed to last 50,000 hours. The enhanced LRP-38 has been given a 20% boost in performance, and a 30% increase in overall efficacy, enabling replacement of 75W incandescent lamps while consuming 85% less energy. Lumen output has increased from 500lm to 600lm, while input power has been reduced from 12W to 11W.

Also, at this week’s Lightfair International 2010, Cree is showing its new LRP38-1000L, which delivers 1000lm of directional light while consuming only 16W. Availability of the new PAR lamp, in both spot and flood distributions, is expected this fall.

“We continue to extend the availability of Cree TrueWhite Technology into a wider variety of directional lamps,” says Mike Fallon, VP sales, LED Lighting. “Every LED lamp installed in a track or recessed downlight eliminates another energy-wasting incandescent or toxic fluorescent bulb from the market,” he adds. “Since our lamps are designed to last 50,000 hours in open fixtures, end users can reap additional savings by minimized relamping and maintenance.”

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