Tuesday, September 11, 2007

LED Lighting Fixtures Awarded Grand Prize in Worldwide Lighting Competition

LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) today announced that it has won the Grand Prize for the 2007 Lighting for Tomorrow solid state lighting (SSL) competition. The contest is organized by the American Lighting Association, the U.S. Department of Energy (represented by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) and the Consortium of Energy Efficiency.

Forty-five fixtures were evaluated by a panel of experts on the basis of energy efficiency, overall lighting quality, aesthetic appearance and innovation. LLF's LR6 product was judged to be the best. All finalists in the competition were tested by independent labs under the direction of the U.S. Department of Energy. LLF's six-inch downlight delivered 600 lumens of light operating at 11 watts, with a color rendering index (CRI) measured at 95.

Dr. Steve DenBaars, Professor of Materials and Co-Director of the Solid State Lighting & Energy Center at University of California-Santa Barbara and a judge in the 2007 Lighting for Tomorrow competition said, "This competition places a high priority on energy efficiency, but not at the expense of fixture appearance or lighting quality. We were very impressed with the LR6 product as it offers the highest efficacy for any downlight product on the market and has the appearance of incandescent lamps typically used in residential downlights while using less than one-fifth the power consumption. This product platform has the potential to save US consumers billions of dollars in energy costs."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The LR6 is found at very few vendors and the cost of each unit can cost as much as 130.00 per fixture. Claims on their website include that each unit will cost no more than 58.00 per unit including usage, lamp cost and labor. Nothing could be more misleading.