The EcoSmart LED Downlight uses TrueWhite Technology, which means that they have been tweaked with an eye to the colors they cast in your house. The lights consume 10.5 watts of energy, which Cree says is about 85 percent less energy than required by a comparable incandescent light and about 50 percent less than a comparable fluorescent bulb. The lifespan for the new Cree bulb is 35,000 hours: translation, 32 years of life with approximately three hours of daily use. They are priced at less than $50. Cree says the lights will fit most standard recessed housing; they are dimmable to 5 percent, using off-the-shelf dimmers.
The EcoSmart LED Downlight can be purchased at the Home Depot Web site already. You will have to wait until the fall until the product becomes available in approximately 2,000 Home Depot retail stores.
Installing the new EcoSmart LED Downlights is really easy and only takes about 5 minutes. You can learn more about EcoSmart LED Lights including installation videos at this link.
Best of all, it’s just $20 (USD). That’s obviously not as cheap as traditional light bulbs, but the low wattage means a reduced electricity bill, so I figure it’ll eventually pay for itself. 5-year life for a lightbulb should save you a few bucks too. You can order the EcoSmart LED light bulb at .