Earlier this year, the California Energy Commission (CEC) issued the Voluntary California Quality Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lamp Specification for LED lamps used in residential applications. This new specification, commonly referred to as “CEC” or “California Quality Spec,” has set an LED lamp performance baseline for utilities to consider that is more stringent than Energy Star. Recently, some large California Investor Owned Utilities such as PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E have adopted this specification and currently offer higher-tier rebates for lamps that meet the requirements.
Two notable differences between Energy Star requirements and the California Quality Spec deal with color rendering and color temperature consistency. While Energy Star requires LED lamps to have a CRI ≥80 and R9 ≥0, the California Quality Spec demands a CRI ≥90 and R9 ≥50. As members of Green Creative’s Crisp series, the new A19 13W and BR30 13W lamps provide exceptional color rendering with typical CRI 92 and R9 60 values. These new lamps make individual colors look crisper and cleaner than typical CRI 80 LED lamps and are ideal for applications that demand accurate color rendering such as retail, food, museums, and art galleries.
In addition to a higher CRI, the California Quality Spec also requires a tighter chromaticity than Energy Star. A lamp’s color temperature now must fall within a 4-step Macadam ellipse from the 2700K or 3000K points. This is stricter than Energy Star’s 7-step requirement. A 4-step Macadam ellipse minimizes lamp to lamp color deviation, creates truer 2700K and 3000K CCTs, and ensures retrofit projects involving a large number of lamps have a consistent color temperature. Both the new A19 and BR30 meet the CEC’s 4-step requirement and deliver comfortable diffused light in a Warm White 2700K CCT.
The dimmable A19 13W replaces a 60W incandescent, is fully omnidirectional, has a 30,000-hour lifetime, and is Energy Star qualified.
For detailed information, please download the A19 13W Datasheet.
The dimmable BR30 13W replaces a 65W incandescent, has a 40,000-hour lifetime, and is Energy Star qualified.
For detailed information, please download the BR30 13W Datasheet.
These products are available through Green Creative distributors. For more information on where to purchase the products near you or how to become a distributor, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (866) 774-5433. For questions on the CEC California Quality Spec or rebates email: email@example.com
About Green Creative LLC:
Green Creative is a major solid state lighting development and manufacturing company dedicated to bringing to market the latest in LED technology. The company is committed to providing only relevant high performance LED lamps and fixtures that have been rigorously engineered, manufactured and tested for the demanding commercial market. More information about Green Creative is available at www.gc-lighting.com.
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