More stories about LEDs

  • Recessed LED Downlight by Cree

    The LR4 4-inch recessed LED downlight offers 540 lumens of light while using less than 11 watts of power. The dimmable lamp comes in warm white or neutral color temperatures, offers a color rendering index of up to 94, and is available in 15- and 30-degree shield angles. 919.991.0700.

  • Spa Practices Sustainability

    Uhma Spa & Shop, South Beach, Fla., practices sustainability in the products it uses and its building construction.

  • LED Lights and Countertops by Cree, Squawk Mountain Stone, and Jamo

    Navarro used compact fluorescent recessed lights throughout the living area but speced longer-lasting LED bulbs for the taller ceiling, where they are harder to replace. The Cree LED lights—LLF LR6 12-watt can inserts in standard insulation-contact (IC) cans—have a 25-year life span and produce...

  • LED Recessed Lighting by Cooper Lighting

    LED recessed lights are now available in the Halo downlighting product line. The product has a warm white color temperature, fits into existing Halo and All-Pro housings, and exceeds California’s Title 24 requirements. It provides 50,000 hours of life, the manufacturer says. 770.486.4800.

  • Everlume Line by Progress Lighting

    The company incorporates LEDs rather than light bulbs into six families of LED fixtures, including mini pendants, cove lighting, step lighting, and recessed fixtures. The manufacturer's Everlume line (pictured) uses a high-output, warm white LED source, which can be dimmed with standard...

  • Flame Tip LED Chandelier Bulbs by LEDTronics

    Flame Tip LED Chandelier bulbs offer the familiar shape and E12 candelabra-base of the 12-watt incandescent bulbs they replace, but house a cluster of LED lamps inside for a long life span of up to 50,000 hours. The bulbs, which come in warm white and “filament” white, consume 1.2 watts but provide...

  • New + Notable Green Products

    New Green Building Products: LED lights, energy-efficient windows, solar water heating, low-flow faucets, and more.

  • Incandescent Bulbs and Fixtures are Beginning to Take a Back Seat to CFLs and LEDs

    Interior designers at Brentwood Custom Homes know what's good for their customers—and for the planet—even if those homeowners have never heard of it.

  • Energy-Efficient Green Products Exterior Lighting Technology Features

    Just a year ago, Marty Bursky never had conversations with his clients about which type of energy-efficient fixture, if any, they should use in their exterior lighting. "Up until very recently," says the president of Cleveland Lighting One, a lighting showroom, dealer, and installer in the...

  • Light Fantastic

    LED (light-emitting diode) lamps are starting to come on strong as a comparably efficient, long-lasting alternative to the current green leader, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), but without the mercury and subsequent disposal issues. And while some inherent challenges with color, heat, and...