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Cree Extends Breakthrough XSP Series Street Light Performance to Outdoor Area Lighting

New Area and Wall Pack Options Obsolete Legacy HID and Cut Energy Use by 65 Percent DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) is expanding its outdoor lighting portfolio with the new XSP Series Area LED luminaire and the XSPW™ Wall Pack LED luminaire, which cut energy consumption by 65 percent* and nearly eliminate maintenance costs to easily replace the millions of outdated HID luminaires currently installed in North America. Leveraging the breakthrough innovations from the industry-changing Cree® XSP Series LED street light, the Cree XSP Series Area LED luminaire and the XSPW Wall Pack LED luminaire provide unmatched performance...
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Cree Reinvents Lighting Controls with the Push of One Button

SmartCast Technology Brings Simplicity and Affordability to Lighting Control Systems DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces SmartCast™ Technology, the first self-programming wireless lighting-control system that reduces energy consumption by more than 70 percent*, at half the cost of traditional lighting controls. Intuitive and easy to use, luminaires enabled with Cree SmartCast Technology remove the initial and ongoing complexity associated with lighting controls, allowing customers to realize the full savings potential of lighting controls with benefits they’ve never had before. “Commercial lighting customers have resisted installing traditional lighting controls because of excess cost and complexity, and the majority of...
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Cree Redefines the Troffer Market with Superior Performance and Value

New ZR Series LED Troffer Delivers Excellent Light Quality and Aesthetics for Under $100 DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) is redefining commercial lighting with the ZR Series LED troffer, delivering a new category of performance, affordability and inspired design. Featuring Cree TrueWhite® Technology, the ZR Series LED troffer delivers superior colour quality (> 90 CRI) in an ultra-slim, sleek package at a remarkable initial price of $99.* The ZR Series LED troffer cuts energy consumption in half, and with standard 0-10V dimming can accelerate its already rapid two-year payback.** “It takes more than incremental improvements in performance to...
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Cree Breaks Performance and Affordability Barriers for High-Bay Luminaire Market

DURHAM, NC – Cree, Inc. introduces the CXB High-Bay LED luminaire, the first LED fixture designed to compete directly with the 67 million traditional high-bay luminaires currently installed in North America.* Paying for itself in less than three years,** the Cree® CXB High-Bay LED luminaire delivers 23,000 lumens and provides an unmatched combination of high performance and affordability, eliminating the need for energy-wasting fluorescent and HID high-bay luminaires. The ideal replacement for warehouse, industrial, education and other commercial high-bay applications, the new Cree CXB High-Bay LED luminaire cuts energy consumption in half and nearly eliminates maintenance costs with industry-leading price/performance....
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Cree Redefines LED Parking Garage Lighting, Delivering Low Glare with Fast Payback

New VG Series Combines High-Performance Optical System, Architectural Design and Low Initial Cost in One Revolutionary Luminaire DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the VG Series Parking Garage Luminaire, demonstrating Cree’s innovative approach to challenging lighting applications. Cree® VG Series parking garage luminaires are designed to deliver optimal, low-glare illumination by intelligently eliminating direct view of the LEDs with a revolutionary optical system. The VG Series helps create a pleasing appearance while delivering high-performance lighting. Best of all, the innovative VG Series lowers total cost of ownership and can deliver payback in less than two years.* With typical...
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New Streetlights: Alberta, Canada, Municipalities to Install Over 300 LED Streetlight Fixtures from BetaLED

Communities in the Canadian province of Alberta will be lit with LED streetlights as a result of a partnership of the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) and energy provider FortisAlberta. The towns of Stony Plain, Innisfail and Okotoks will receive a distribution of approximately 300 LED streetlights which will be installed as replacements for existing high pressure sodium (HPS) streetlight fixtures. The LED fixtures chosen for the installation are manufactured by BetaLED, a division of Ruud Lighting, of Racine, Wisconsin, and funding for the project comes directly from FortisAlberta. “Fortis Alberta tested LED fixtures in numerous pilots throughout the province...
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BetaLED’s Essentia® Downlights Offer Largest LED Selection and Highest Lumen Package BetaLED, a division of RUUD Lighting Inc., is producing a new line of interior architectural downlights for commercial and high-end residential use. Essentia interior LED downlights offer a variety of warm interior correlated colour temperatures (CCT), a wide range of LED counts, an unbeatable lumen package and wide, medium and narrow optics including adjustable and wall-wash. The versatile product selection allows Essentia lighting to be tailored for each unique application. “We merged our best practices in renowned BetaLED product benefits with years of innovation from our Kramer interior luminaires to develop the best and most complete line of interior...
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Prominent Italian Lighting Designers Commissioned for BetaLED® Luminaire

BetaLED, a division of RUUD Lighting, Inc., tasked prominent lighting designers Ferrara Palladino, based in Milan, Italy, to design a product unparalleled in performance and style. The result is FP-90 street and area luminaire, a unique look and profile that distinguishes it from other BetaLED products such as THE EDGE™ and LEDway® streetlights, and is the first designer series product from BetaLED®. Read More Here

BetaLED® Introduces Sleek Addition to the LEDway Streetlight Family

BetaLED®, a division of RUUD Lighting, Inc., introduces the LEDway® SLM, a new addition to its line of LEDway® streetlight products. The LEDway® SLM (single light module) is a sleek, low profile luminaire designed to replace existing traditional cobrahead systems along residential streets. The new luminaire offers more than 90 lumens per watt delivered and uses a new generation LED chip package coupled with advanced optical design techniques from BetaLED®. Read More Here

BetaLED® Introduces Essentia® Interior LED Lighting Series

BetaLED®, a division of RUUD Lighting Inc., expands its industry-leading LED luminaire portfolio with a new line of interior architectural downlights, linear and cove lighting luminaires for commercial and high-end residential use. The Essentia product series combines a breakthrough in lighting performance and control with a replaceable light source that accommodates evolving LED technology and promotes sustainability. Commercial spaces can now be brilliantly illuminated and realize tremendous energy savings. Read More Here