The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have awarded the coveted Energy Star qualification to Renaissance Lighting Inc. on 11 of its newest all-white solid-state LED downlight fixtures.
The Energy Star qualification helps customers identify the most energy efficient products on the market. Renaissance Lighting, a leading innovator in the development and manufacture of energy-efficient, ultra long-life solid-state luminaires, continues to achieve increased lighting efficiencies in terms of both light output and lower energy consumption. The Energy Star award for its all-white downlights is further validation of the company’s on-going ability to create breakthrough proprietary technologies and luminaire designs.
The DOE’s Energy Star LED lighting criteria addresses product quality and efficiency, helping ensure that residential and commercial customers have a positive experience with this new technology. Four of the key criteria that are involved include: Luminaire efficacy – the efficiency of the light that leaves the fixture; minimum light levels that match incumbent technology, such as incandescent or CFL; limited correlated color temperature, and the use of industry-accepted test procedures to measure product performance.
Energy Star qualification currently requires an LED recessed downlight fixture to deliver at least 35 lumens per watt (efficacy). Renaissance Lighting’s patented optical technology beats the competition by producing better efficacies and increased light output while consuming less electrical power and is delivered with an unparalleled elegant design.