With California’s strict new guidelines for LED lighting, manufacturers are working to come up with lights that provide both energy savings and lighting quality. As they work to improve their technologies, we’re seeing LED lights that can be used for many, if not all, applications.
That’s the word from Mike Watson, vice president of corporate marketing for the manufacturer Cree. The company has released the first bulb to exceed the California Energy Commission’s new guidelines for this type of lighting.
The new Cree bulb achieves a color rendering index (CRI) of 93, making the TW Series Bulb the first to be eligible for utility rebates in California in 2014. SMUD has already confirmed it will provide a rebate for the new Cree TW Series LED Bulb.