A US manufacturer has unveiled a new LED-based troffer that it is claimed has broken the 100 lumens per watt barrier, which would make it the first indoor lighting fixture to do so.
Cree, a North Carolina company that focuses on solid-state luminaire as well as power supplies and wireless products, stated that its LR24HE is 30 per cent more efficient than the best 2ft by 2ft florescent equivalent.
The new product is also said to perform 15 per cent better than the highest quality 2ft by 4ft versions.
Its new record-breaking fixture incorporates Cree's TrueWhite technology and it is designed to last for at least 50,000 hours.
Gary Trott, the company's vice-president for market development and LED lighting, suggested this breakthrough has clear aesthetic qualities.
"Lighting designers and architects now have the freedom to reintroduce accent and decorative lighting and still meet energy codes or achieve LEED [Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design] points," he said.