Looking for ways to reduce energy costs in your home? LED lighting is gaining popularity in residential markets, and offers some exciting new products worth considering. One such product is the CR6 from Cree lighting.
This retrofit LED downlight works in most standard 6” cans. Using Cree’s True White technology, the CR6 reduces energy consumption by over 80%, while delivering the light quality equivalent to a standard 65-watt incandescent bulb.
Priced around $50 per unit, the payback in energy savings is estimated at 3-5 years (based on an average daily use around 6hours, depending on current energy costs). With an average life expectancy estimated at 25 years, the CR6 may be the last replacement bulb you ever need.
Life Expectancy Comparison Average use before replacement
Standard incandescent light bulbs = 750 – 1,000 hours (6 months)
Compact fluorescent bulbs = 8,000 – 15,000 hours (4-7 years)
CR6 LED retrofit downlight = 50,000 hours (25 years)
If you are unhappy with the slow warm-up and poor color rendering of compact fluorescent bulbs, the CR6 might be the right light for you.
For more information on the CR6, check out this Youtube video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UKP_lvzY3A