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Crestron enters LED luminaire market

Crestron has released its first range of luminaires called CLED, which have been designed for a variety of applications: including for general purpose downlighting, multi-functional recessed spotlights and more.

Crestron has released its first range of luminaires called CLEDs, which are suitable for deployment in the home or in commercial-sized projects. The innovative CLED range comprises LED fittings that can be applied to a variety of applications: including as a general purpose downlight, serving as an array of discreet multi-functional recessed spotlights, a surfaced mounted spot option and as a stainless steel uplight. All utilising the same LED engine, the company says the CLED collection offers energy efficient products for residential or commercial applications. Combined with Crestron control equipment, each CLED replicates the dimming curve of halogen lamps through 1-100%, and high-colour rendering applies across the entire CLED range, with dust and fire-protected models also available. Developed from Crestron’s Integrated by Design philosophy, the lighting solution was devised to be able control the dimming of LEDs without flickering. To deliver this, Crestron enlisted support from lighting industry expert Terry Haynes. “The CLED concept is simple,” said Mr Haynes. “Mains dimming LED has been such a grey area for too long. Under performing, problematic retrofit solutions have forced the specifier to rely on unnecessary control methods. Anything from 10-20 years ago the specifier would have confidence in the light source they were working with and the 50mm dichroic halogen lamp was used in abundance. This allowed a crisp, white light, smoothly dimming down to a glow – whilst being warming in colour – to create ambience. Our new CLEDs give confidence and security back to integrators and specifiers for a hassle free and less complicated fit-out, thus producing a real cost-effective solution to the end user.” The range of LED luminaires has a projected lifespan of 70,000 hours, while the components are all scalable to wider building management systems including A/V, IT, HVAC and more. The corresponding selection of switchable faceplates and the discreet, modern appearance of the luminaires offer the flexibility to work with any number of interior design schemes.