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Cree Expands into New Industrial High Bay Applications with HXB Series

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the new Cree® HXB Series LED High Bay Luminaire, the first of its kind to operate in extreme ambient temperatures spanning -40F to +149F and delivering 70,000 lumens at up to 140 lumens per watt (LPW). The industry-leading luminaire can be mounted at heights of 30 feet and higher, and comes with optical options including flood and aisle distributions. The HXB High Bay Series brings Cree technology to new applications such as cold-storage spaces with sub-zero temperatures and high-heat climates like warehouses and airplane hangars. “Cree continues to provide better light experiences...
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Cree First to Offer a 10-Year Warranty on Intelligent Lighting Systems

SmartCast Technology’s Proven Reliability Enables Investment Protection for Customers. DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues its commitment to delivering better light with the introduction of the first 10-year warranty for intelligent lighting systems on all new Cree SmartCast® Technology luminaires with integrated sensors. Cree® SmartCast Technology is the most intuitive and easiest to install intelligent light solution on the market, delivering up to 70 percent energy savings for half the cost of other solutions and now backed by an industry leading, 10-year limited warranty. “After millions of cumulative hours of accelerated lifetime testing, Cree is confident that it has...
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Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen by Quest for High Availability Business Center

DURHAM, N.C. — Quest, a worldwide leader in technology management offering professional, cloud, and managed service, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) integrated with a Cisco network for its new High Availability Business Center (HABC) in Roseville, California. SmartCast PoE is an intuitively simple, scalable and open platform that helps enable the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light. The system embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light for less energy than ordinary LED lighting systems. Cree® SmartCast PoE is part of...
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Cree Delivers Superior Energy Efficiency with Expanded ZR Series LED Troffer Portfolio

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) expands the award-winning ZR Series LED troffer portfolio with the introduction of the new ZR FD LED Series, a commercial spec-grade troffer that delivers superior energy efficiency of 130 lumens per watt. This performance increase provides customers with up to 60 percent energy savings versus fluorescent troffers. Now, customers have a choice: ZR Series for colour-excellence of 90-plus CRI at industry-competitive 90 lumens per watt or the new ZR FD Series for industry-leading 130 lumens per watt efficacy at 80-plus CRI. “Cree’s new ZR FD LED Series delivers a breakthrough in energy savings...
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New Cree LN Series Luminaire Now Available

First Indirect/Direct Suspended Luminaire Reinvents Indoor Lighting Experiences DURHAM, N.C. — The award-winning Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) LN Series suspended luminaire is now available to ship. With its stunning architectural design and breakthrough WaveMax™ Technology, the Cree® LN Series suspended luminaire creates better light from every angle: beautiful and efficient, simple to install, and unexpectedly affordable. Unlike direct linear lighting, this new technology solution from Cree eliminates glare and unattractive ceiling contrasts known as the “cave effect,” in which ceilings appear darker than the work spaces below, causing potential discomfort and eyestrain. “Cree continues to demonstrate that LED technology can provide...
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Cree Extends Ground-breaking OSQ Series to Deliver 58 Percent Efficacy Increase and New Higher Output Luminaire

DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends the ground-breaking performance of its industry-leading OSQ Series Area and Flood LED luminaires, delivering up to 58 percent more efficacy on existing lumen packages at up to 136 lumens-per-watt (LPW) for increased energy savings. The series also now offers a new OSQ™ 28L Outdoor Area and Flood LED luminaire option, delivering up to 28,285 lumens and enabling the replacement of HID fixtures up to 1000W. The result is better light for more applications, including open parking, walkway and common area within commercial, residential, healthcare, campus and municipal environments.  “The unmatched performance of...
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New Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase, Enabling New Applications

DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends its industry-leading street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP HO Series features an increased level of lumens and up to 25 percent more LPW over the standard XSP Series. Now available in new packages up to 18,523 lumens and 116 LPW, the new XSP HO Series is ideal for any roadway, enabling better light for new applications ranging from collector roads to highways. ...
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Cree Files Patent Infringement Counterclaims in US District Court

Latest Feit Electric Products Accused of Infringing New Cree LED Bulb Patents DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED lighting, has filed counterclaims in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina against Feit Electric Company, Inc. to stop infringement of Cree’s patented technologies. The suit alleges infringement of two patents related to LED bulbs. The patents at issue are U.S. Patent No. 8,998,444 entitled “Solid State Lighting Devices Including Light Mixtures” addressing colour mixing in an LED lighting product and U.S. Patent No. 9,052,067 entitled “LED Lamp with High Color Rendering Index” addressing...
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New Cree CPY20L LED Canopy Luminaire Delivers Industry Leading 143 LPW Performance

DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to set performance and efficiency records with the new 20,784 lumen CPY-20L™ LED canopy luminaire. Delivering a remarkable 143 LPW at 5700K, the newest Cree® CPY Series LED product offers even better light experiences and lower operating costs. The result is increased visibility and traffic to outperform existing LED and metal halide (MH) options as the ideal lighting solution for safer and more appealing canopy applications. “The Cree® CPY-20L™ LED canopy and soffit luminaire leverages the power of Cree® LED technology to deliver vastly better light experiences that pay off for our customers,”...
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Cree Reinvents Light Experience with Cutting-Edge WaveMax Technology

Breakthrough LED Optical Platform Delivers Superior Value, Visual Performance and Energy-Saving Potential DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) ushers in a new era of LED lighting with the introduction of Cree WaveMax™ Technology, an optical breakthrough that enables next-generation light experiences. Challenging the possibilities of today’s lighting, the waveguide platform features a revolutionary combination of control, uniformity and efficiency to deliver a superior visual experience in new form factors that are intelligent in both design and function – achieved only through Cree® LED technology. “Cree is surpassing assumed boundaries of LED technology, driving breakthroughs that fundamentally transform the way...
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