Cree LED Revolution Blog
Cree and LED lighting are starting a revolution
September 29th, 2011
When it comes to our monthly photo contest, our judges are usually on the lookout for submissions showing poor lighting that Cree LED lighting can easily help fix. But this month, the judges wanted to reward someone who has already taken steps to go LED.
Shaun McCance is trying to light his Cincinnati, Ohio, home entirely with LED lighting. He has already made a good dent, as his kitchen is half lit with LED lighting. Sadly, the other half is lit with CFLs. You can easily spot the difference in his photo submission for our August contest (or at least we could easily spot the difference):
Shaun is the winner of our August photo contest and will receive five Cree CR6 LED downlights to help him reach his goal of going all LED. The CR6 downlight consumes just 10.5 watts but can replace up to a 65 watt incandescent without compromising light quality. That’s because it features warm incandescent-style light (2700K for you lighting know-it-alls) and is dimmable to 5 percent.
And, if the energy savings and beautiful light quality aren’t enough for you, prepare to drool over its lifetime. The CR6 LED downlight is designed to last 50,000 hours. That means Shaun could leave his new lights on eight hours a day, seven days a week and more than 17 years could pass before he might have to pull out a ladder to replace them.
I wrote Shaun to ask him what he was going to do with his new lights and he responded:
“I’ll put four of them in my kitchen, which will make all of the overhead lights in my kitchen LED. Right now, half of the lights in the kitchen are LED, and the others are CFL. When I come into my kitchen, half of it is poorly lit until the CFLs warm up. I’m looking forward to being able to use my pantry without waiting for light for two minutes.”
We’re looking forward to that for you too, Shaun! Another feature of our CR6 LED downlights is that they instantly come to full light with the flick of a switch. That means no more waiting for those slow fluorescents to warm up.
You have a chance to be a winner just like Shaun. Submit a photo of lighting in your home or office that you would like to replace with our CR6 LED downlight. Or, if you can’t wait, find a distributor near you.