Category Archives: CREE LEDs

An LED Merger Mystery

Some of the biggest, brightest names in the LED business may be merging – and while it’s unclear how this would affect the global lighting industry, we can already tell its impact on LED Waves‘ OEM operations will be huge.

Philips announced their intention to spin off Lumileds – which covers LUXEON, the line of LEDs built into the Illinois PAR30, the New York 3.0 PAR38, the Genesys 3.0 T8 tube, and a growing number of more industrial LED lights we are developing – into a separate company, after making an impressive $1.91 billion in sales last year.

Will Philips Lumileds enjoy more success than this other spinoff?

This news coincided with Cree announcing their intention to grow through strategic acquisition. The makers of the LEDs in our Midtown recessed lights, Andromeda high bay, the California MR16 and other bulbs made in the USA by LED Waves; Cree is a direct competitor to Philips Lumileds, having shown comparable success with $1.4 billion in 2013 sales.

Our Cree LED PAR30 alongside our Philips LED PAR30.
Our Cree LED PAR30 and our Philips LED PAR30.

What this merge would mean for affiliated LED lighting OEMs such as ourselves in terms of administrative operations remains unseen. However, with strengths on both sides – Cree is known for envelope-pushing innovation and efficiency (their bulb was the first to break the 100lm/W efficacy barrier), while Philips stands out for providing the quality and consistency large scale lighting specifiers need (Lumiled’s “Freedom from Binning” policy was a game changer for us all) – we foresee only great things to happen with LED technology itself.

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Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light Now in Clearance

Due to market response, we are liquidating our stock of the Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light. It is now 20% off in our Clearance section – making it a better value than ever!

Like its lower-profile predecessor (the Midtown 2.0, which we’ll continue to stock) the 2.1 is made in the USA with Cree XT-E LEDs. Each 9W fixture replaces a 50W halogen spot, and comes with your choice of dimmable or non-dimming LED driver. Built to last, we recommend the 2.1 for any down light application with ~3.5 or more inches of clearance above the ceiling.

As a Clearance item, the Midtown 2.1 will not be restocked once our current units sell out. For real-time availability for large quantity orders, call us at 1(800)986-0169.

MVP LED Light Bulbs Under $20

We want to thank all the LED Waves customers who helped make our Earth Day sale a success. We’re cooking up more LED lighting deals for the month of May, but in the meantime, check out the year-round savings in our Clearance section!

Our Clearance LED lights include tons of energy-saving bulbs – both halogen and incandescent replacements – all reduced up to 75% from their original prices. It’s a pretty impressive selection, featuring quite a few big name LED bulbs under $20!

These MVP LED Light Bulbs under $20 include:

The Los Angeles 2.0 LED MR16
Originally $21.95 NOW $8.99
Made in the USA with Cree XB-D LEDs

The A11 Globe Dimmable LED Light Bulb
Originally $28.95 NOW $11.55
Great for modernizing chandeliers, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The A15 Mark II Dimmable Incandescent Replacement
Originally $28.00 NOW $12.95
6W replacement for 40W incandescent, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The A19 Mark II Dimmable Incandescent Replacement
Originally $28.95 NOW $11.57
9W replacement for 60W incandescent, made with Cree MX-6 LEDs

The Olympia PAR20 LED Light Bulb
Originally $39.95 NOW $15.95
An IES Progress Report Selection made with Cree XR-E LEDs

Shop today; all Clearance sales are final, so items will not be restocked once they sell out. For real-time availability, specification help, or bulk pricing for any of our LED lights, call our sales team at 1(800)986-0169.

Waves of Savings: ALL LED Recessed Lights on Sale

Waves of Savings.ALL LED recessed lights on saleWe’re running our biggest LED recessed lighting sale ever! Now through Tuesday, March 18th; coupon code WAVES will get you 15% off this entire category – including the PR15 UltraThin, making its Waves of Savings debut!

The PR15 is about half an inch tall – allowing it to rest snugly in almost any ceiling cavity.

Liked by builders and electricians for its versatility & its easy-to-install low profile, and LOVED by businesses and homeowners for its soft & diffuse glow, the PR15 UltraThin LED Recessed Light is one highly sought-after product. This limited time sale is an exciting opportunity for many specifiers of high-end residential and commercial lighting projects.

Joining the PR15 in this week’s Wave of Savings are the Midtown 2.0 and the Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Lights. The Midtown is a highly advanced, highly efficient 9W unit comparable to a 50W halogen downlight.

The Midtown 2.0 lasts approximately 50,000 hours and the 2.1 version lasts about 5,000 hours longer due to its extended heat sink. (Pro tip: Get the 2.1 if you have a bit more clearance in your ceiling – you’ll save a dollar per unit!) Both versions are made in the USA with Cree XT-E LEDs and covered by our 5 year warranty.

Midtown LED recessed light profile comparisonThe PR15, Midtown 2.0 and Midtown 2.1 each come with your choice of dimmable or non-dimming LED driver that connects to your building’s line voltage. Our dimmable LED recessed lights are compatible with standard incandescent dimmers; check out our installation guides online or call 1-800-986-0169 for help from our friendly, knowledgeable team of LED specialists.

Waves of Savings: $5 Off the California LED MR16

While we’re getting pounded by this polar vortex, we’ve got plenty of California™ MR16 LED light bulbs to keep us warm at LED Waves headquarters in NYC! The sunny California™ is the latest 12v halogen replacement bulb from our exclusive in-house production team. And with this week’s Wave of Savings, it’s more affordable than ever!

CA LED MR16 bulb imageNow through Tuesday, February 4th 2014 take $5 off the California LED MR16 using coupon code WAVES. Nowhere else will you find an LED bulb of this value:

  • A Lighting Facts® Product
  • 7W equivalent to a 40W halogen
  • Uses 3 high-powered Cree XT-E LEDs
  • Lasts +30,000 hours
  • Made in the USA
  • 5 year warranty

With its remarkable Color Rendering Index (CRI 86), the CA is the go-to bulb for retailers, galleries, and countless other high end spot lighting applications. The California is made in 25 or 40 degree beam spreads, and 3000K (warm), 4000K (neutral) or 5000K (cool) white color temperatures – all lovely and impressively bright!

Waves of Savings: Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light Edition

Waves of Savings has returned with a new twist on an old favorite! Today through Monday, December 16th 2013 take 20% off the Midtown 2.1 – an updated version of our most popular LED recessed light. Shop online with coupon code WAVES to take advantage of this limited time sale.

Waves of Savings.Midtown2.1.12-16-13
Midtown 2.1 has the same lighting performance and outward appearance of the original recessed light fixture that our customers have fallen in love with over the years. What sets version 2.1 apart is more than meets the eye, though. In fact, it’s hidden away in the ceiling!

The Midtown 2.1 features a slightly elongated heat sink, which almost doubles the surface area for cooling the electronics. This adds a projected 5,000 extra hours to an already long-lasting LED light (typical 30,000+ hours of operation). We highly recommend this for any ceiling with at least 4.5” of clearance space. (See out the Midtown 2.0 or the PR15 UltraThin for more low-profile LED recessed solutions.)

The Midtown 2.1 LED Recessed Light is made in the USA with Cree XT-E LEDs, and each fixture comes with a 5 year warranty. Options include:

  • Finish: White or Silver
  • Color Temperature: warm (3000K), neutral (4000K), or cool (5000K) white
  • Beam Spread: 8, 15, 30, or 45 degrees
  • Driver: dimmable or non-dimming LED driver (connects to line voltage)

…all of which are eligible for the Waves of Savings 20% discount this week! For help specifying your Midtown 2.1 options, or to get quantity pricing on any other LED light from LED Waves, call us at 1(800)986-0169.

California MR16 PLUS 12v LED Kits on Sale!

Waves of Savings.LED MR16 track cable kit saleCowabunga! Our latest Wave of Savings comes courtesy of the California™ MR16 LED light bulb. A 7 Watt equivalent to a 40-50 Watt halogen MR16, the California™ is brighter than the best-selling Philips LED MR16, and is an easy way to lower operating costs for your low voltage lighting.

The CA™ is made exclusively by LED Waves here in the USA, with the help of the XT-E chip from Cree. This boosts its quality (backed by a 5 year warranty) and value (onsite manufacturing = fewer middlemen) – which is why they’re part of our all-inclusive 12v LED track lighting and LED cable lighting systems.

This week’s Wave of Savings brings you discounts on all of the above! Use coupon code WAVES to get 15% off…

All Flex II™ LED Track Lighting Kits
All Star™ LED Cable Lighting Kits
& the California™ MR16 LED Light Bulb

Enter coupon code WAVES at checkout online, or call 1(800)986-0169 to apply the savings to your order. This offer ends Monday, November 4, 2013 – so ride this wave before it crashes!

NECA2013 + Last Day of LED Recessed Sale

Columbus, Shmolumbus; LED Waves is working this holiday, and we’re making it count with two special announcements.

First, we’re exhibiting at the National Electrical Contractors Association Show at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. If you’re a member in the area, stop by LED Waves booth 716 to meet our CEO Joel, and check out our newest indoor and outdoor LED lighting products. This is our first time at NECA, so show us some love!

Waves of Savings.Midtown LED Recessed sale thru Oct 14Announcement #2 is for everyone: Today is the last day to get 20% off the Midtown™ LED Recessed Light! It looks like people were waiting for the Waves of Savings sale on this particular item, because they have been flying off the shelves. Everyone from electricians to end users loves the Midtown because it’s compact yet powerful (9W equivalent to a 50W halogen downlight), dimmable, stylish, and – since it’s made in the USA with Cree XT-E LEDs and a 5 year warranty – unmatched in value.

Don’t miss out on this offer – get 20% off the Midtown 2.0 and 2.1 LED Recessed Light with coupon code WAVES today!

Midtown LED Recessed Light Sale EXTENDED

Waves of Savings.Midtown LED Recessed sale thru Oct 14Now that the weather’s cool and home building projects are starting up, we thought we’d give you more time to save on our most popular LED recessed light – and one of our biggest sellers all-around. Now until Monday, October 14th, 2014; get 20% off the Midtown™ with promo code WAVES.

No other LED downlight comes close to the Midtown in value, with its high quality construction (backed by a 5 year warranty) and its everyday low price. But we’re able to extend this discount because it’s one of our LED lights made in the USA. By designing and assembling onsite at LED Waves headquarters, we save on middlemen costs, and we pass these savings directly to you! With this Wave of Savings, you can get an LED recessed fixture for as little as $29.56!

Our limited time sale gives large quantity pricing power to even small quantity orders for the Midtown™ LED Recessed Light. Bulk discounts are available year-round by calling 1(800)986-0169. Subscribe to our blog if you have your eye on another LED Waves product; the next Wave of Savings might be for you!

Labor Day Sale: 20% Off + Free Shipping

Labor Day 2013 LED lighting saleWe’re kicking off a full week of LED savings in honor of Labor Day! Today through Tuesday, September 3rd, get free shipping sitewide on orders over $150. (FedEx Ground, continental US only. Enter coupon code LABORDAY2013 at checkout.)

On top of free shipping, get 20% off these LED lights made in the USA:

Midtown™ 2.0 LED Recessed Light
Midtown™ 2.1 LED Recessed Light
Genesys™ 3.0 LED 4’ T8 Tube
California™ MR16 LED light bulb
Houston™ LED PAR16/MR16 GU10
Dallas™ Dimmable LED PAR20
Chicago™ Dimmable LED PAR30
Massachusetts™ LED PAR36/AR111
New York™ Dimmable LED PAR38

These specials are available online OR over the phone at 1(800)986-0169, and cannot be combined with other offers. Pro tip: Place your LED lighting order sooner rather than later, and get the most out of the upcoming holiday weekend!