LED Downlights Provide Precise Beam Control and Longer Product Life

Cree Inc.'s KR8 and LR6 LED downlightsCree Inc.'s KR8 and LR6 LED downlights

Cree Inc.'s KR8 and LR6 LED downlights

Cree Inc.’s KR8 and LR6 LED downlights

Cree Inc. introduces KR8 and LR6 LED downlights, designed to deliver better lighting performance and better value for new and existing commercial spaces. The new KR8 downlight expands the KR Series by adding Cree’s first 8-inch downlight, and features Cree WaveMax Technology and Cree TrueWhite Technology. This combination brings even more light through optical efficiency, precise beam control and long product life to higher ceiling applications, such as theaters, airports and auditoriums. Cree also announces the newest generation of its LR6 downlight, which provides even better light quality at a lower price.

With the new KR8 downlight, Cree’s architectural downlight portfolio now addresses ceiling heights from 8 feet up to 40 feet. Additionally, the KR8 downlight covers most commercial and retail applications with 6,000 and 8,000 lumen outputs, achieving what other high-lumen output LED downlights have not been able to deliver with more light, a range of beam spreads and unrivaled optical control. The specification-grade downlight integrates Cree’s WaveMax Technology and uses a dual optic design that enables precision with beam angles as tight as 15 degrees, providing light uniformity and better color performance with a 90-plus CRI.

The KR8 downlight provides double the lifetime of its nearest competitors, and delivers dimming capabilities down to 1 percent for lower energy bills and payback of less than two years. Designed with contractors and electricians in mind, the KR8 downlight features an easy two-step installation, and is offered in warm, neutral and cool color temperatures. The Cree KR8 downlight is sold through Cree lighting sales channels throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

The Cree LR6 downlight delivers up to 1,800 lumens of light with superior color quality at a minimum CRI of 90. The downlight delivers up to 100 lumens per watt, using up to 89 percent less energy than the incandescent downlight it replaces and up to 58 percent less than a CFL. This performance is achieved by combining Cree’s TrueWhite Technology with an integrated driver and thermal management design.

Cree’s LR6 downlights are simple to install, featuring Cree’s patented Flip-Clip technology that easily secures into most 6-inch IC and non-IC housings without the need for professional installers. The LR Series can also be used in new construction for recessed or pendant lighting applications, and is available in warm or neutral color temperatures, with three lumen packages and a variety of trim options. Like the previous generation product, the LR6 downlight is covered by a 10-year limited warranty.


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