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Cree Debuts MR16 Series TrueWhite LED Lamps for Halogen Replacement

Cree, Inc. introduces the MR16 Series LED lamp with TrueWhite® Technology, that delivers the soft, diffused light of a traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamp, and is designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets.

With a suggested retail price of USD 25, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are designed to meet ENERGY STAR® qualification to deliver a rapid payback of less than one year.*

“The Cree® MR16 TrueWhite® LED lamp is the best 50-watt halogen replacement lamp to combine the energy saving benefits of LED with the light distribution and color quality our clients expect,” said Lee Mehler, principal architect and president, LMHT Associates/National Restaurant Designers. “We’ve been disappointed with other MR16 LED lamps on the market, but after testing the Cree® MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED lamp we are specifying and recommending the use of this product for new and retrofit projects to replace existing halogen MR16 lamps with Cree.”

“Cree’s latest innovation is poised to replace the billions of MR16 lamps currently installed around the world by delivering an unprecedented combination of energy savings, color quality and compatibility. The Cree® MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED lamp is setting a new standard for the category,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting.

Featuring a design that delivers greater than 580 lumens in conjunction with a proprietary lens, Cree MR16 Series TrueWhite LED lamps eliminate the glare commonly associated with 50-watt halogen MR16 lamps to deliver a soft, diffused light with category-leading Color Rendering Index of 92. Cree MR16 Series TrueWhite LED lamps are dimmable and available in 15-degree spot, 25-degree flood and 40-degree wide flood beam angles in a 1.97-inch ANSI-compliant form factor, allowing them to easily fit into existing tracks for a one-for-one replacement.

The Cree MR16 Series TrueWhite LED lamp is available through distribution throughout the United States and Canada. Please visit http://www.cree.com/lighting/MR16series for more information.

*Payback compared to 50-watt Halogen MR16 lamp and based on usage of 12 hours per day and the national average of $0.13 per kWh electric costs.

Source: http://www.cree.com/

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