Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps offer optimized lumens and CRI.
August 13, 2008 -
Suited for use in retail, accent, and general display lighting, ConstantColor® Ultra 70 W G8.5 lamp and G12 ConstantColor CMH® lamp feature 90% mean lumen maintenance and 88 color-rendering index. Both lamps offer color temperature of 3,000°K and have rated life of 12,000 hr. They are designed for direct ceramic metal halide retrofits as well as OEM use.
Original Press release
GE Co., GE Consumer Products
Louisville, KY, 40225
Next-Generation GE Ceramic Metal Halide Ultra Lamps Score New Highs in Mean Lumen Maintenance, Color-Rendering Index
GE Consumer & Industrial's next-generation ceramic metal halide lamps for retail, accent and general display lighting - its ConstantColor® Ultra 70-watt G8.5 lamp and G12 ConstantColor® CMH® lamp - score big for retail and other commercial customers by delivering previously unattainable performance: 90 percent mean lumen maintenance and an 88 color-rendering index.
"Specifiers, retailers and OEMs interested in ceramic metal halide technology know the significance of this achievement," says Linda Pastor, product manager - ceramic metal halide, GE Consumer & Industrial. "In addition to providing inherent ceramic metal halide energy savings and long life, our next-generation lamps make it easier for retailers to stand out by making products stand out."
Most currently available ceramic metal halide lamps cannot provide this level of lumen maintenance and CRI. The next-generation GE lamps, available later this year for direct ceramic metal halide retrofits and OEM use, will feature a color temperature of 3,000 degrees Kelvin and a rated life of 12,000 hours. GE is conducting product lifecycle testing expected to increase the life rating.