LED Downlights: CR6-575L vs. CR6-800L

Although the new, four-inch CR4-575L is available at Home Depot, the updated, six-inch CR6 is not at this time.  So, as Doug pointed out in our comments, it may be worthwhile to post a comparison of the existing CR6-575L with the updated CR6-800L.  Before doing that, note the new CR4-575L has similar specs to the existing CR6-575L with the main difference being one is made for a 4″ housing and the other is for a 6″ housing.  Here’s a head-to-head of the popular six-inch CR6 downlights.

The Existing CR6-575L -

  • 575 lumens
  • 9.5 watts
  • 61 lumens/watt
  • 90 CRI
  • 2700 Kelvin
  • 35,000 hours
  • Availability: Home Depot
  • Price = $34.97 (at Home Depot)

The New CR6-800L -

  • 800 lumens
  • 12 watts
  • 67 lumens/watt
  • 90 CRI
  • 2700 Kelvin
  • 50,000 hours
  • Availability: Cree distributors
  • Price = $54.25 (at EarthLED Store)

So, now you know the main difference is more lumens, less energy, longer life, and about $20, would you spring for the newer, more expensive CR6-800L version, assuming you can locate a distributor?

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Ariston Washer-Dryer for Small Spaces

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), urban micro homes, and tiny houses typically have space limitations and may even have energy and water constraints. So it’s critical to find appliances that are both energy-efficient and the right size — like this Ariston’s Elegance line of combination washer/dryer units. Available in white or silver, the Ariston washer/dryer is 33.5″H x 23.4″w x 22.8″D and has Energy Star certification.

The all-in-one washer/dryer has 13 washing and three drying cycles, according to 3rings, a design site where I first noticed the compact combo unit.

Other than space- and energy-savings, the combo unit is pretty convenient because there’s no need to switch loads in between the washing and drying. The machine has a 15-pound washing capacity and starts drying right when the washing is complete.

For specific pricing and availability, one can speak with an Ariston dealer, but an online search yields pricing at about $1,200.

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SunPower Readies 24%-Efficient Solar Cell

San Jose-based SunPower Corp. has a great thing going on right now.  They’re constantly pushing the standard and recently announced the commercial production of the company’s third-generation Maxeon solar cell that delivers a sunlight to electricity conversion efficiency of up to 24%.

The black contact solar cell is 160 mm and produces more energy per square meter than a conventional crystalline solar cell.

The new Maxeon cell is being integrated into select SunPower panels that deliver efficiencies in excess of 20% with up to 128 solar cells per panel.  These will be availability in limited quantities in 2012.

Pricing information is unavailable except through local SunPower dealers.

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Credits: SunPower.

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Destination Orlando Announces New Golf Supersite and the Availability of Golf Vacation Packages and Tee Times!

(PRWEB) March 17, 2004

DESTINATION ORLANDO GOLF is your best resource for golf vacations, packages and specials to your favorite destination. You’ll find information, rates and reviews for a wide variety of golf courses, hotels and golf resorts.

Check our Golf Packages for a sample of our pre-planned vacations. For the best values and the hottest deals check out our Golf Specials. Find the golf vacation that meets your budget, style and game with our Golf Vacation Finder. Or, if you prefer, plan your own vacation with our Online Golf Quotes.

As always, feel free to call toll free, 866-859-2974, where one call does it all, hotel reservations, tee times and car rental. Our golf vacation specialists will have all the latest information that can turn that ho-hum trip into the golf vacation of a lifetime. Let us take the hassle out of planning your next golf vacation, so all you have to do is bring your “A” game!

Our newly expanded golf course vacation packages are customizable. Stay where you want, play where you wish and add as many rounds as you require.

Vacation package info and reservations, tee times, course information and much more are now available at http://www.DestinationOrlando.com/ or by calling Destination Orlando Golf at 1-866-859-2974 Toll Free!

DestinationOrlando.com Inc. is located in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. near Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World and the Orange County Convention Center. Member of the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau and partner of the State of Florida’s tourism promotion bureau, “Visit Florida” – FLAUSA.



inMotion Announces Production Availability of World?s Smallest True Day Night Box Cameras Powered by Pixim?s Seawolf Chip

Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) September 19, 2011

Pixim Inc., a leading provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, announced that inMotion Ltd has entered production on two record-breaking cameras based on Pixim?s new Seawolf chip. The in22 and in23 are the world?s smallest true day night (TDN) Seawolf-powered box cameras. The in22 is single voltage while the in23 is a dual voltage camera with 12VDC and 24VAC.They will be on display during the 2011 ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits held September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Based on Seawolf, inMotion?s customers now have access to unobtrusive TDN box cameras with 690 HTVL effective resolution as well as the industry?s proven best wide dynamic range. Additionally, the Seawolf-based TDN camera requires just 0.1 lux of illumination to produce accurate color images at a full 30 frames per second.

?We are excited to be developing another camera based on Seawolf,? says Kai Leuze, chief executive officer for inMotion. ?Our existing line of cameras has proven the all-lighting capabilities of Seawolf, and the in22 and in23 will be no exception.?

?One of the reasons Seawolf was designed as a single chip rather than with a separate imager and processor was to allow manufacturers to create compact camera formats,? explains John Monti, Pixim?s vice president of marketing and business development. ?It?s nice to see a quality manufacturer taking advantage of Seawolf?s design and selling into this rapidly growing market segment.?

About Pixim

Pixim Inc. has been developing innovative imaging technology for enterprise security cameras for more than 12 years. With millions of cameras installed around the globe, Pixim’s patented Digital Pixel System