LED Downlights: CR6-575L vs. CR6-800L

Although the new, four-inch CR4-575L is available at Home Depot, the updated, six-inch CR6 is not at this time.  So, as Doug pointed out in our comments, it may be worthwhile to post a comparison of the existing CR6-575L with the updated CR6-800L.  Before doing that, note the new CR4-575L has similar specs to the existing CR6-575L with the main difference being one is made for a 4″ housing and the other is for a 6″ housing.  Here’s a head-to-head of the popular six-inch CR6 downlights.

The Existing CR6-575L -

  • 575 lumens
  • 9.5 watts
  • 61 lumens/watt
  • 90 CRI
  • 2700 Kelvin
  • 35,000 hours
  • Availability: Home Depot
  • Price = $34.97 (at Home Depot)

The New CR6-800L -

  • 800 lumens
  • 12 watts
  • 67 lumens/watt
  • 90 CRI
  • 2700 Kelvin
  • 50,000 hours
  • Availability: Cree distributors
  • Price = $54.25 (at EarthLED Store)

So, now you know the main difference is more lumens, less energy, longer life, and about $20, would you spring for the newer, more expensive CR6-800L version, assuming you can locate a distributor?


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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1775577382 Doug Bursnall

    Thanks Preston, looking at the numbers, I would likely find uses for both. The lower lumens of the current bulb is attractive as I often find these lights too bright in many situations, but where you need light the new are better tech.

  • MrSteve007

    It’s interesting to compare prices:

    Old CR6:
    EarthLED = $45.99
    Home Depot = $34.97

    New CR6-800L:
    EarthLED = $54.25
    Home Depot = ???

    • Roger

      CREE has stated the CR6-800 will not be provided to home depot thus online or via CREE distribution is the only way to obtain these. Also keep in mind that the CR6 at home depot only has a 3 year warranty versus the 5 years for CREE distribution version.

  • Roger

    Again, important to mention the warranty differences between EcoSmart branded and CREE Branded CR6. 3 vs. 5 Years respectively. I find it worthwhile to pay for the extra warranty.

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