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Eaton launches halo surface mount LED downlight


Jan 17, 2017: Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the Halo Surface Mount light-emitting diode (LED) Downlight (SMD), an ultra-low profile, surface-mounting luminaire featuring modern and elegant stylings with exceptional value. The new downlight can easily and quickly be installed directly into drywall without the need for a recessed housing or a junction box, ideal for closets, storage areas, attics, basements and other locations where plenum space is limited.

“Homeowners, builders and buyers are continually looking for lighting solutions that provide the latest in technology, versatility and energy efficiency without sacrificing a modern look,” said Glenn Siegel, director, marketing and product management, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “The new Halo SMD series combines the high performance of Eaton’s LED technology with quick installation and a flush finish for the style homeowners want.”

Designed for residential and commercial installations, the Halo SMD family is available in 4- (SMD4) or 6-inch (SMD6) sizes, with up to 810 lumens for the SMD4 and up to 815 lumens for the SMD6. The family is offered in both round and square models and is available in a variety of correlated color temperatures (CCTs) including 2700 Kelvin (K), 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K and in a 90 color rendering index (CRI). The fixtures are dimmable down to five percent with many leading-edge and trailing-edge dimmers.

In addition to installation into drywall (Direct Mount versions), the SMD4 and SMD6 are also designed to install into 4-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch recessed housings, as well as many 3-1/2-inch and 4-inch square, octagon and round junction boxes. The SMD product line is wet location listed for showers and outdoor protected ceilings. The family is a modern solution for new construction, remodel or retrofit applications.

The new downlight features a LED quick wiring connector that meets high efficacy code requirements and is compliant with the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) standard 70 as well as National Electrical Code Sections 410.16(A)(3) and 410.16(C)(5).

The Halo SMD series will be among Eaton’s broad range of products for residential building on display at the company’s booth at the 2017 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show (IBS), booth W3490, in Orlando, Florida, from January 10 to 12.

Eaton delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. Eaton lighting solutions serve customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services.

Eaton is a power management company with 2015 sales of $20.9 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

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