5-Watt Retrofit LED Rivals Halogen Alternatives
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 6:25am
The SunBrite 5-Watt MR-16 Retrofit LED from Lumex is said to provide significant cost and performance benefits compared to halogen alternatives. The SunBrite MR-16 Retrofit LED technology offers 300 lm brightness at 12 V and CRI over 80). The RoHs-compliant LED is also asserted to use up to 80 percent less energy (current) than alternative halogen technologies and offer up to 8x longer lifespan than that of a standard halogen technology (17 years compared to roughly two years assuming Energy Star average daily usage of 4 hours/day). The metal body construction of the LED serves as a natural heat sink and makes the technology durable. The SunBrite 5-Watt MR-16 Retrofit LEDs (SSP-M16-Series) are available in both warm and cool white varieties with viewing angles of 24° for spotlighting technologies or 50° for wider-view applications. The technologies run at 12 V in either AC or DC. Pricing is roughly $20 in production quantities or $30 for smaller quantities.