Cree Introduces Brightest, Most Efficient LED Lamp Yet

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 Are you ready for the federal phase-out of incandescent bulbs next year? 

More than half of Americans have already begun to replace their inefficient incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescents, and LED lighting is the next frontier. Last week Cree introduced the brightest, most efficient LED-based A-lamp that can meet Energy Star performance requirements for a 60-watt standard LED replacement bulb, thanks to TrueWhite Technology and patented remote-phosphor technology.

“This is a significant milestone for the industry,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and chief executive officer. “In the race to commercialize low-cost, energy-efficient LED bulbs, the industry has forgotten that LED lighting is supposed to look as good as the technology it is replacing. This is the first no-compromise replacement for a 60-watt incandescent bulb.”

The prototype bulb is dimmable and emits a warm, incandescent-like color. It delivers more than 800 lumens and consumes fewer than 10 watts and has been submitted for third-party testing to validate the light distribution, lumen maintenance and performance. “We are committed to leading the market and showing the industry what’s possible with recent innovations in our LED products and technology,” said Swoboda.  “We are excited to show the world what it should expect in an LED light bulb and enable our customers’ products with these innovations.”

Visit Cree to learn more--and see for yourself how the bulb compares to incandescent.

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Cree's new TrueWhite LED bulb emits a warm, incandescent-like color. Photo courtesty Cree