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Cree Delivers Superior Energy Efficiency with Expanded LS Series LED Surface Ambient Portfolio

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) expands the market-leading LS Series LED surface ambient portfolio with the introduction of the new LS-FD™ High Efficiency linear luminaire. The new luminaire delivers excellent light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt for greater savings and faster payback, and serves as an ideal replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces. The LS-FD High Efficiency products provide customers more choices from Cree, adding to the original LS Series TrueWhite® products, which offer exceptional 90-plus CRI color rendering for applications in which color accuracy is the driving consideration....
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Cree LED Street Lighting Delivers $57 Million Total Lifetime Savings To the Nation’s Largest Township

Hempstead, N.Y. Converts More Than 50,000 Street Lights to Better LED Technology DURHAM, N.C. — The Town of Hempstead, N.Y., the largest township in the country, is making the switch to LED technology with the conversion of more than 50,000 high-pressure sodium fixtures to LED street lights from Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE). The installation is already underway with future phases planned to bring LED lighting to the town’s municipal buildings, parks and marinas. The street light project delivers an anticipated two and a half-year payback with nearly $3 million in annual energy savings and $57 million in total lifetime savings....
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Cree Extends Groundbreaking IG Parking Luminaire Series

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends its industry-leading IG Series LED parking structure luminaires to include a warmer color temperature and standard 0-10V dimming for better light experiences with enhanced aesthetics and performance. The result is more choices that meet customer preference for warm, inviting light. Featuring Cree WaveMax™ Technology, the IG Series delivers low-glare comfort and defeats shadows for enhanced safety and visibility while delivering exceptional energy efficiency and fast payback. “Parking structure operators are under constant pressure to lower operating costs while providing safe and visually appealing lighting,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president and GM,...
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New Essentia by Cree LED Surface Wrap Delivers Market-Leading Efficacy and Exceptional Light Quality

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) expands the Essentia® by Cree product portfolio with the new LED Surface Wrap.  The new product delivers best-in-class efficacy at 115 lumens per watt (LPW) and expands the Essentia by Cree portfolio, which provides customers with exceptional light quality and one-vendor convenience across entire lighting projects. “The new Essentia® by Cree LED Surface Wrap is ideal for diverse commercial applications where customers are replacing traditional fluorescent fixtures in hallways, utility rooms and low ceiling areas,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “It sets a new industry standard for utilitarian luminaires with...
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Cree Offers New Line of Better LED Bulbs

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces a completely new portfolio of next generation LED bulbs aimed at delivering better light experiences for consumers. The new bulb portfolio consists of 25 new products, offering better light quality, better dimming, better lifetime, better warranty and better pricing to deliver on the true promise of LED technology to make lighting better than it was before. “Cree is committed to innovation and unlocking the true potential of LED technology,” said Betty Noonan, Cree chief marketing officer and general manager, consumer lighting. “Many new LED products fail to live up to the promise...
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Next-Generation Cree CPY LED Canopy Luminaire Delivers Category-Leading Efficiency

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to break efficiency records with the next generation of its best-selling CPY 13,000 lumen LED canopy luminaire, delivering category-leading efficiency of up to 136 lumens per watt (LPW).* This new 13,000 lumen Cree® canopy luminaire offers superior illumination and industry-leading efficiency, as well as easy installation and lower total cost of ownership for better light experiences. Already a favorite with canopy owners for its uniform, clean white light, the 13,000 lumen CPY luminaire boosts efficacy by 20 percent, lowering operating costs while enhancing roadside visibility and appeal at service stations, convenience stores...
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Cree IG Series LED Lighting Delivers Better Light and Healthy Savings

DURHAM, N.C. — Reston Hospital Center, a leading acute-care and surgical facility in Reston, VA., selected LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) to replace the outdated metal halide light fixtures in its parking garage. Cree’s industry-leading IG Series parking luminaires are already generating positive results, delivering better light quality for an improved user experience, including greater feelings of safety, security and comfort for patients, visitors and staff. Moreover, the hospital anticipates an 81 percent reduction in energy consumption and $60,455 in energy savings annually. The space’s original system contained more than 300 metal halide fixtures with 175 watt bulbs...
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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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