Archive for September, 2010

LED top-hat replacement (CREE CR6)

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

We just tried four of the new ‘EcoSmart’ recessed lights from Home Depot.  They are actually the CREE CR6, but offered at just under $50.  Very impressive!  A bit of a job to work out how to install them, as they incorporate the whole fixture including trim ring, rather than just the bulb, but the light output is way higher than the 16 year-old75W R30s they replaced, and they take 10.5W with a rating of 35,000hrs service.  There’s a longer write-up with some figures on the web site, but by all means check them out (the bulbs)!