LED Bulb Innovator, Cree, Unveils New Cutting Edge Prototype

LED lights are already on the cutting edge of technology. But LED technology at its highest level of performance is innovative and forward-looking – as demonstrated by the latest LED light by Cree. Announced in August, this new LED light prototype exceeds the U.S. Department of Energy’s standards for both output and efficiency.

A traditional 75-watt incandescent bulb produces 1,100 lumens at only 14.6 lumens per watt (LPW). Using Cree TrueWhite Technology, the new LED light delivers more than 1,300 lumens while consuming a mere 8.7 watts – that’s 152 lumens per watt. Third-party testing has confirmed that this bulb is both brighter and more energy efficient than other LED lights – not to mention traditional bulbs. Plus, the new LED technology produces a high-quality, warm white light.

The prototype uses LED technology developed under DOE-funded contracts as part of an ongoing collaboration to promote a nationwide movement away from traditional light bulbs and toward energy-saving, solid-state lighting. The new LED light is environmentally friendly and could reduce global demands for energy.

“We calculate that if fully deployed, LED lighting at 150 LPW could bring a 16.5 percent reduction in the nation’s electric energy consumption, returning it to 1987 levels,” said Cree co-founder Neal Hunter.

The new LED technology has the support of Cree’s impressive background in LED lights. The company is quickly making traditional light bulbs obsolete through innovation in not only LED lights but also semiconductor solutions for backlighting, wireless and power applications. Cree’s products include LED lights, chips, power-switching devices radio-frequency and wireless devices.

This LED technology can be seen in applications such as general lighting, electronic signs and signals, variable-speed motors and wireless communications. Our own Coast flashlight products, which have been raising the bar for light output, energy efficiency and quality since 1919, use Cree LED lights.

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