Four Inch LED Downlights
Some time has passed since our last blog entry, yet not too much has changed in the LED lighting world as of late. As to be expected, new products, slightly more efficient than their predecessors, are continuously being released by all the major manufacturers and LED bulb costs have dropped somewhat over the last few months. One area we are very excited to finally see some movement in is the four inch LED recessed downlight category. In the coming months, new additions from both Cree and Halo will complement the Sylvania RT4 modules already available and extend the selection of four inch LED modules offered at Polar-Ray.com.
Halo will be the first to debut its new four inch downlight module and we expect our new stock to arrive by April 13th, 2012. Dubbed the Halo RL4 (or the All-Pro RL4), the new units are designed to match and complement the six inch RL7 series downlights, allowing them to be used together in installations calling for both four and six inch downlights. The RL4 is available in a 3000°K color temperature and outputs an outstanding 637 lumens, approximately the equivalent of a 65W halogen bulb. It will fit into most four inch housings and can be used for both retrofit and new construction applications. Dimming levels of 15% can be achieved using electronic low voltage or standard incandescent dimmers (see spec sheets for details). The RL4 LED module is Energy Star qualified and California Title 24 compliant when used in conjunction with a Title 24 compliant housing.
We don't know as many details about the Cree four inch recessed downlight due to its release date occurring sometime after the middle of May 2012. It will likely be similar in style to the popular CR6 six inch LED module, but lumen output, color temperatures and energy usage have not been detailed as of yet. We do know that it will be efficient enough to be both residential and commercial Energy Star qualified. Stay tuned for more details as Polar-Ray.com will be one of the first retailers to carry the new four inch downlight from Cree.