Everyone seems to be sharing their latest-greatest products, so here's one that's very different from the crowd. The new CAST Lighting LED Bullet (CBLED141) is engineered for survival in hot humid environments and has an L70 of 60,000 hrs. It uses a sophisticated module recently recognized by the IES Progress Committee as providing an advancement in the art and science of lighting. A few details about this module: Changeable optics for beam spreads of 41, 21, and 12 degrees; a brightness switch to change between 20w and 35w (equivalent incandescent wattage); accepts 9.6v to 28.8v AC or DC; microprocessor-based control system; LEDSense thermal control (automatically reduces current if module over-heats); dynamic transformer recognition (optimizes performance based on electronic or magnetic transformer type); dimmable; no capacitors in drive current; UL, RoHS, and FCC compliant (no EMI problems); and, of course, the module is replaceable. The difference between this module mounted on our specially-designed bullet body and other MR-16 LED's inside a closed environment is huge. There have been an alarming number of failures in the field. The fixture will be available by 1/15/12, pre-orders are encouraged. A couple weeks later, a tree light (CTLED141) using the same module will be released. For more details, click here.