LUX RECOMMENDS

Best halogen downlight replacement

ENGINE: Cree XPG RATED POWER (LUMINAIRE ONLY): 9.1W RATED OUTPUT: 577-770 lumens COLOUR TEMPERATURE: 3000K COLOUR RENDERING: Ra>80 BEAM ANGLE: 12 degrees PRICE: TRADE £76 OUR VERDICT: ★★★★

The 55-luminaire-lumen-per-watt metric of Part L2 is not an easy bar to reach, especially in a warmer colour temperature, but the Laser Lite – with the new Cree XPG engine at its heart – hits it comfortably. The narrow beam angle of 12 degrees helps get more of the light out of the luminaire, giving a better LOR (see Tech Briefing, page 96) but this is a difference of only a few percentage points. A lot of product for the price.

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