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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acute-care and surgical facility in Reston, VA., selected LED lighting by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) to replace the outdated metal halide light fixtures in its parking garage.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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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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