LED Waves Offers LED MR16 Made in the USA for Under $20

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A small business challenges the lighting industry with high end, low cost LED MR16 light bulbs made in their Brooklyn headquarters.

5 Year Warranty, Made in the USA

LED Waves' American-made LA 2.0 MR16 LED Light Bulb, featuring its signature open-air heat sink for passive cooling.

Whereas imported LED MR16s of similar brightness typically retail over $32.00, the LA 2.0 has a per unit price of $19.99.

LED Waves is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business that has supplied homes and businesses with energy-saving LED lights since 2001. In 2010 the company launched its OEM arm onsite in Brooklyn, NY, distinguishing them as perhaps the smallest manufacturer of LED light bulbs in the USA. LED Waves set out to prove that affordable, high quality LED lighting is possible without offshore manufacturing.

The Los Angeles 2.0 MR16 LED Light Bulb, introduced this year, is one example of the realization of LED Waves' goal. It is a 4.5 Watt replacement for the 35 Watt halogen 12v bulbs commonly used in track lighting and display cases. Whereas imported LED MR16s of similar brightness (approx. 350 lumens) typically retail over $32.00, the LA 2.0 has a per unit price of $19.99.

Several factors allow LED Waves to offer their MR16 at such a competitively low price. Perhaps most notable is the Cree XB-D chips that go into each bulb. For over 25 years Cree has applied their research towards producing the most efficient LEDs with superior quality of light. The XB-D is the newest chip, combining the efficacy barrier-breaking performance of their previous XP-G with a silicon carbide-based substrate that doubles lumens per dollar.

Production in the USA also helps lower the cost of LED Waves' LED MR16. The company saves a third of manufacturing costs by cutting out middlemen based in China, as well as international freight charges.

Building these LED light bulbs in-house also grants LED Waves a higher level of hands-on quality control. This gives them the confidence to offer a 5 Year Warranty on each LA 2.0.

The Los Angeles 2.0 LED MR16 is available online in Warm White (3000K) or Neutral White (4000K) and in beam angles of 17 or 37 degrees. Large quantity discounts and customizations are available by calling 1(800)986-0169.

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