Cooper Lighting’s LED downlight earns Energy Star Listing

Feb. 4, 2009
Cooper claims that its product is the first LED downlight to meet stringent Energy Star requirements developed by the U.S. DOE.
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Cooper Lighting has announced that its Halo® LED recessed downlight is the first in the industry to meet stringent Energy Star® requirements for solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires.

Halo recessed LED downlight The Halo LED Downlight’s performance earns an Energy Star qualification by meeting the “Program Requirements for Solid State Lighting Luminaires: Eligibility Criteria – Version 1.0” (SSL v1.0) for “Category A – Recessed Downlights”.

Energy Star is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), which helps consumers and organizations save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

The Energy Star SSL v1.0 criteria were developed for the industry by the DOE. More information on the Energy Star Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Luminaire program is available here.

The Halo LED recessed fixture provides color rendering of over 80 CRI and a warm white color temperature of 3045K. The fixture consumes less than 15 watts and provides over 697 lumens (with the specular reflector trim). This equates to more than 40 lumens per watt. The minimum requirement is 35 lumens per watt with a minimum of 575 lumens.

Cooper says that its fixture delivers comparable light distribution and better light output than a 65 watt BR30 lamp or an 18-watt compact fluorescent fixture.

The Halo LED fixture delivers over 90% of the lumens within the 0-60 degree downlight “cone of light” zone, well over the minimum requirement of 75%. Its superior optical design provides good cutoff (50 degrees) and low glare.

The IC-rated, AIR-TITE recessed fixture exceeds high-efficacy requirements for California’s Title 24, with energy savings in excess of 75% when compared with a 65 watt incandescent lamp.

The Halo LED fixture is constructed to provide greater than 70% of its initial light over 50,000 hours of use (potentially equivalent to over 20 years when used six hours per day.) Plus, for additional energy savings, the LED module is dimmable to approximately 15% using standard AC incandescent analog dimmers and approximately 5% with dimmers that have a low-end minimum brightness adjustment.

The fixture is intended for commercial, hospitality, healthcare, retail and residential lighting applications.