LED Lighting Fixtures Inc. (LLF) today announced its first product, a six-inch down light for residential and commercial markets. LED technology generates light in a new way and LLF's product is the first LED recessed down light to deliver approximately 650 lumens from a fixture at 10-12 watts (approximately 60 lumens per watt). The product also features excellent color rendering, (CRI of 92), a unique installation mechanism that allows it to be used in a standard six-inch recessed housing and it is dimmable. The down light will be available in two color temperatures, 2700K and 3500K, for warm and cool white applications. LLF will begin shipping these products in the second quarter of 2007.
LLF will demonstrate its products at the NAHB 2007 International Builders' Show in Orlando, Florida from February 7-10, 2007 in booth S10313. At this show, visitors will experience a full-scale comparison of LLF down lights to incandescent and compact fluorescent products.
Neal Hunter, LLF's CEO, stated, "Our introduction of a viable LED product for general illumination will have historic implications for the lighting industry. This is the first lighting fixture to rival the output, appearance and lighting quality of a 65 watt incandescent product while offering a justifiable cost of ownership. We believe LED lighting for the mainstream has finally been enabled and LLF has invented a way. This unprecedented technology will not only change the industry, but also reshape the way the average consumer views lighting."
Although the LLF fixture platform can accommodate any competitive product, LLF chose the new XLamp XR-E power LEDs from Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) for its initial product release. "Cree's performance is unmatched with the new XR-E design and recent advances in its power package technology," stated Gerry Negley, LLF's Chief Technology Officer.
LEDs are one of the world's most energy efficient light sources and LLF's product is targeted to use approximately 17% and 50% of the energy consumption of incandescent and compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps, respectively. LLF's product lasts more than 20 times longer than incandescent and 5 times longer than CFL bulbs, which lowers maintenance costs. These recessed down lights are also virtually unbreakable, light weight and environmentally safe.