New LED Lighting Styles Launched by Barn Light Electric

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Barn Light Electric has announced its launch a a new line of lighting fixtures that utilize innovative LED technology from Cree, Inc., an innovator in LED lighting.

Barn Light is combining its vintage-styled lighting with energy-efficient, low-maintenance LEDs. Cree provides a proprietary TrueWhite® technology that transmits a warm light similar to traditional incandescent bulbs.

“While LED lighting is hardly new, many people are unclear on all of the benefits of using LEDs,” said Scott Dodson, Project Manager and LED Liaison at Barn Light Electric. “When you invest in LED lighting, it may cost more up front than incandescent or fluorescent bulbs, but you’ll start saving money, through reduced energy consumption and lower maintenance costs, the minute you flip the switch.”

Barn Light Gooseneck LED light

Dodson was pivotal in the implementation of Cree’s technology into Barn Light Electric’s lighting fixtures. Barn Light has incorporated the Cree LED components into a wide range of its most popular products such as the stem mount, wall sconce, gooseneck, cord hung, and RLM warehouse shades.

Barn Light Cord Hung LED Light

In a recent press release, Barn Light explains how the newest LEDs offer bright, natural light. “The color rendering index (CRI) characterizes light sources on a scale of 0 to 100 for their ability to produce natural light. The closer an LED light comes to 100 on the CRI, the more naturally colors are rendered. The CRI of fluorescent tubes is often around 72. Barn Light Electric LED fixtures, utilizing the latest in Cree technology, have a CRI between 92 and 94.”

LED lighting does not contain hazardous materials, is approximately 85 percent more efficient, is designed to last around 50,000 hours, and lasts longer than incandescents

“You can now have all the style and charm of vintage-style barn light fixtures coupled with LED technology,” said Bryan Scott, owner of Barn Light Electric. “You can truly have the best of both worlds with energy-efficient LED lighting available in all of your favorite barn lighting styles.”

Barn Light Electric is now the exclusive United States supplier of Benjamin™, Goodrich™, and Ivanhoe™ porcelain lights.

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November Month in Review [Outline]

Happy holidays!  Below is our coverage from November.  From newly published posts in November, I noticed these were the most popular — Six Oaks Container House, Boulder Container House, and Energy-Efficient Windows. Here’s the outline:

Innovative Prefab & Other Projects:

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Know-How & Other Green News:

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Recycled Bottle Bubble Light by Souda

New York City-based Souda, a design and manufacturing company co-founded by Isaac Friedman-Heiman and Shaun Kasperbauer, recently shared a new project called Bubble Chandelier with Jetson Green.  Kasperbauer said the light fixture is made with 60 two-liter, used soda bottles collected by homeless individuals and can collectors in the area.  The company collaborates with and returns a portion of sale proceeds to local Sure We Can to make each chandelier.  Souda has a two-week lead time for the 22-inch item, which runs on a CFL or LED bulb, preferably.  It’s available in clear or green from $780.00.

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Switch Liquid-Cooling LEDs at Batteries Plus

This is an update to let you know of the status of the much-anticipated liquid-cooling LEDs from San Jose-based Switch Lighting.  SWITCH60, a 60-watt equivalent bulb that produces 800 lumens at 12 watts (clear) or 13.5 watts (frosted), is currently available at 350 participating Batteries Plus stores nationwide.  The SWITCH40 and SWITCH 75 will also be available later this month from Batteries Plus.

Switch Lighting chose Batteries Plus as a retail partner because store owners and staff are trained to educate customers on all aspects of the advanced light bulbs.

These LED light bulbs are cooled with a liquid-silicone that has no toxic ingredients.  Each bulb is expected to last about 25,000 hours and can be used in “any orientation, any fixture, and any location,” according to a company statement.

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Best Buy to Sell Cree Insignia LED Bulbs

Today Best Buy entered the consumer LED lighting game in a major way with two Insignia light bulb offerings from Cree.  Available exclusively at Best Buy, the 40-watt and 60-watt equivalent bulbs have the shape of a traditional incandescent bulb with omnidirectional lighting and they’re sold for $14 and $17, respectively.

These LED bulbs last more than 22 years (calculated on an average of 3 hours per day) and measure 3000 K, which is warm but cooler than an incandescent light bulb (which is about 2700 K).

The 40-watt bulb is dimmable, outputs 450 lumens, and uses 9 watts of energy, while the 60-watt bulb is also dimmable, outputs 800 lumens, and uses 13 watts of energy.  A couple of online reviews respond that the new bulb “buzzes” even if not on dimmer, so you’ll want to see if that’s a problem.

Nonetheless, the Insignia bulb by Cree has a 10-year warranty and is undergoing testing to obtain Energy Star certification.

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LIFX is a WiFi-Enabled Smart LED Bulb

I’ve seen innovation in the smart LED space from the likes of Google and Insteon, but San Francisco-based LIFX Labs aims to reinvent the light bulb with a new, successfully-funded Kickstarter project called LIFX. The LED bulb is WiFi-enabled, energy-efficient, multi-colored, and controllable from an iPhone or Android. It will be available as Edison-type, bayonet cap, or downlight with everything necessary to work at home or in a business with a pledge from $69 on Kickstarter.

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Philips L Prize LED Now Selling for $40

I was walking the aisles of Home Depot when I happened upon a screaming deal for the L Prize winning LED light bulb by Philips. This is the bulb, you may recall, that caused a national fuss over the reported price tag of $60. Turns out you can get the same bulb just five months later for the more reasonable price tag of $40 at Home Depot right now.

So I picked one up, and I’ll say this is one impressive bulb. The L Prize light bulb is brighter than the 12.5-watt AmbientLED with a similar yellow exterior.  I have several of these, and they’re excellent but not as powerful as the L Prize bulb.

The L Prize LED bulb uses only 10 watts of energy and delivers 940 lumens, 92 CRI, 2700 Kelvin, and 30,000 hours. In addition, the light bulb is dimmable and installs in a cinch with the Edison-type base. The one thing you may not like is the sealed plastic packaging it comes in. After you hatchet through that and recycle the remains, you’ll be well on your way to conserving energy with a nice dose of soft and warm light.

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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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