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LED Downlight Guide
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At Polar-Ray.com we specialize in helping our customers find the perfect LED recessed lighting solution for their residential or commercial needs. Our high-quality LED recessed lighting products incorporate all the best features currently found in the LED lighting market: energy savings of up to eighty percent, 50,000 hour life span, great color and light output, low environmental impact, dimmable and easy to install. We stock hundreds of LED can lights from Cree, Halo (a division of Cooper Lighting), Lighting Science Group, Sylvania, and Lithonia all companies at the forefront of the LED recessed lighting industry and the majority of whose products are both ENERGY STAR qualified and California Title-24 compliant. Focusing solely on the best LED lighting products allows us to give you the technical expertise and expert advice you deserve when it comes to finding the perfect LED lighting for your specific application. Our LED downlight product pages contain a lot of useful information, but if you require additional help regarding our product line, Title-24 issues or installation please give us a call at 1-888-494-5773.
Cree LED Downlights
Cree CR6 Series
Cree CR6 series LED downlights have been designed with the residential user in mind. Available in two different light output levels, the 625 lumen CR6-625L and the 800 lumen CR6-800L, using 9.5 watts and 12 watts respectively. Both models of the CR6 LED can light offer excellent dimmability using widely available incandescent dimmers. A more streamlined and economical unit than commercial ENERGY STAR qualified Cree\'s LR6 series
Cree CR4 Series
Cree CR4 series LED downlights offer outstanding light output in the four inch downlight size. It\'s 575 lumens of light output is the equivalent of a 65 watt incandescent source, but is produced using only 9.5 watts. Suitable for wet locations,
dimmable to 5%, ENERGY STAR qualified and available with an Edison base or a GU24 base to meet California Title 24 requirements.
Cree LR6-10L Series
An updated version of the Cree LR6-DR series, the Cree LR6-10L series LED downlights offer even more efficiency and enhanced dimming capability. LR6-10L lights continue to utilize a deep recess trim piece to further shield the light source and reduce unwanted glare. Available in a 1000 lumen version that features an unprecedented 90 lumens of light output per watt. Only available in a GU-24 base, yet they easily retrofit into an Edison base can with included GU24 socket whip adapter.
Sylvania LED Downlights
Sylvania RT5/6 Series
The Sylvania RT5/6 LED downlight family is designed for both new construction or as a quick and easy retrofit for standard six inch downlights. The additions of a high output module, the RT6 HO, and the RT6 Gimbal, which features a light unit capable of being tilted up to 35° allows for excellent versatility and gives customers a number of installation options. The RT5/6 produces 625 lumens, the equivalent of a 65W bulb, while using only 11 watts and lasting 50,000 hours. The RT6 Gimbal produces 900 lumens of light output while using 14 watts, and the RT6 HO produces an outstanding 1400 lumens while using 21 watts of power. Features instant on with no lamp warm-up time and stable lamp to lamp color.
Sylvania RT4 Series
The Sylvania RT4 LED downlight offers great features at an affordable price in the four inch LED downlight category. The RT4 will fit into most standard 4" recessed housings, making it a perfect candidate for new construction or retrofit applications. The RT4 produces 550 lumens, the equivalent of a 50W bulb, while using only 9 watts and lasting 35,000 hours. Features instant on with no lamp warm-up time and stable lamp to lamp color.
Lighting Science Group LED Downlights
Lighting Science Glimpse 5" or 6" LED Downlight
The Glimpse LED Downlight features a great set of specifications and unparalleled installation versatility. It easily installs into five or six inch recessed cans or, due to its small profile, it may also be surface mounted in a junction box with just 2.5 inches of depth. This surface mount option allows the Glimpse LED downlight to be placed in areas that were previously off limits due to space limitations in the ceiling. 50,000 hour life, light output equivalent to a 65-75W incandescent light, and low end dimming are just a few of the features that make this LED downlight stand out from the crowd.
Lighting Science Glimpse 4" LED Downlight
The Glimpse 4" LED Downlight is the newest addition to the Glimpse downlight family. Available in three color temperatures with a lumen output ranging from 425-475 lumens, the equivalent of a 45 watt halogen bulb. The Glimpse four inch downlight is capable of being mounted in most 4" recessed downlight housings or surface mounted for new construction applications using a compatible junction box.
Halo LED Downlights
Halo has recently stepped up their game in the LED downlight segment by introducing a vastly expanded lineup of offerings and options. The new RA gimbal series, available for both new build and retrofit fit most four inch, five inch, and six inch recessed cans. The full line up of gimbal downlights (also called "eyeball") give homeowners an option of adding directional accent lighting control where desired. If you have limited space to work with above your ceiling, Halo offers a smart looking surface mount lineup of downlights in 4 inch - 6 inch sizes that will attach directly onto a J-box or optionally fit into a can. The Halo RL series now features an improved 90 CRI making it compliant with California's new title 24 requirements. All of the Halo LED downlights are also fully dimmable using a wide variety of affordable name brand dimmers. Unlike many other LED brands Halo offers their LED downlights in a wide variety of sizes, color and trim options, so that you are sure to find just the right solution for your unique home or commercial project.
Halo RL560 Series
The Halo RL560 series LED can lights use only 8.7 watts of power while delivering 600 lumens of light or 13.5 watts delivering 900 lumens. A big advantage of the RL560 LED downlight is its ability to be retrofitted into 5 inch, 6 inch, and shallow housings. Features an integrated trim and lens, and optional trims rings in Bronze or Satin Nickle. A standard Edison base adapter is included with each light, or the light may be plugged directly into one of Halo\'s dedicated LED recessed housings, the latter allowing for CA Title 24 compliance.
Halo RL4 Series
The Halo RL4 LED downlight delivers an impressive 637 lumens of light, putting it on par with the RL560 series and other six inch LED recessed lights. A great choice in four inch LED downlights when looking for a combination of high light output, the ability to retrofit into existing cans and affordable pricing. The RL4 is wet location listed, making it great for all areas of the house including bathrooms, showers, cover porches ect.
Halo ML56 Series
The Halo ML56 series LED downlight system features a modular design that allows for maximum flexibility in fitting both 5" and 6" recessed housings while offering a number of different trim packages including eyeball, shallow housing and wet rated Showerlight trims. ML56 LED downlights come in two versions, the ML56 600 Series and the ML56 900 series. The 600 Series downlights output up to 708 lumens of light depending on the trim choice used to finish the light, the equivalent of a 65-75W incandescent BR30 lamp or an 18W compact fluorescent luminaire. The 900 Series outputs up to 1010 lumens depending on trim choice and is the equivalent of a 75W halogen PAR30, a 100W incandescent BR30 or a 26W compact fluorescent luminaire. The 600 and 900 Series LED modules are also offered in your choice of 80 CRI or 90 CRI (color rendering index).
Category: LED Downlight Guide