Dimmable LED technology gives homeowners more control

Dimmable LED technology gives homeowners more control

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Dimmable lighting gives homeowners the tools to create a mood for entertaining, relaxing, or working on a project. But dimming has a been a challenge for energy efficient lighting options such as LEDs.

That's why Eaton developed the the Dim-to-Warm (D2W) technology for its Portfolio and Halo light-emitting diode (LED) recessed downlighting product lines for residential and commercial spaces.

The award-winning D2W technology mimics the performance of an incandescent halogen lamp source when dimmed, smoothly dimming from a whiter LED color temperature to a warm, soft glow to create an inviting environment.

“Dimming LED products reduces the light output but doesn’t change the color as it does when dimming standard incandescent sources,” said Glenn Siegel, director, marketing and product management, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Our D2W technology is designed to perform comparably to popular halogen sources, providing clean, crisp light at full power of 3000 Kelvins (K) and dimming smoothly to 1850K, which creates a rich, warm glow resembling candlelight.”

Designed for architectural commercial environments, the D2W technology is available as an option for the Portfolio 4-inch and 6-inch round and square LED downlights and the 6-inch LED cylinder. The products are offered in 900 to 2000 lumen packages and provide a 90 Color Rendering Index (CRI) throughout the dimming range. The Portfolio award-winning products feature a diffused optical system that provides superior light control and low aperture brightness, while delivering more than 70 lumens per watt (lm/W). The products are designed to last 50,000 hours at 70 percent lumen maintenance.

Eaton’s D2W technology is also available as an option for the Halo ML56 LED product line that offers multiple lumen packages and color temperatures that are interchangeable with dedicated 5-inch and 6-inch downlight and directional trims. Designed for commercial and residential applications, the technology also maintains a 90 CRI, delivering over 70 lm/W and is designed to last 50,000 hours. The extensive collection of 26 trims features industry breakthroughs, including Halo-exclusive wall wash trims with a repositionable kick reflector and shower-rated baffles.

Eaton’s LED products are offered in four color temperatures including 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K to satisfy the different needs of single and multi-family dwellings, hospitality, retail, office and institutional spaces.

Eaton’s noted products are ENERGY STAR certified, offering solutions for energy-efficient and sustainable goals.

Read more about energy efficient lighting.


Topics: Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Cost of Ownership, Interior Design, Lighting

Companies: Eaton


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