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Cree Introduces Industry-Breakthrough Replacement for Halogen MR16 Lamps

MR16 Series TrueWhite® LED Lamps Deliver Industry-Leading Performance with a Payback in Months DURHAM, NC – Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the MR16 Series LED lamps with TrueWhite® Technology, that delivers the soft, diffused light of a traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamp, and is designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets. With a suggested retail price of USD 25/ CAD 29, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are designed to meet ENERGY STAR® qualification to deliver a rapid payback of less than one year.* “The Cree® MR16 TrueWhite LED lamp is...
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Cree Delivers Groundbreaking Outdoor Area Luminaire

New OSQ Series Offers Exceptional Price, Performance and Design Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the OSQ™ Area LED luminaire, the first LED area luminaire specifically designed and priced to replace the nearly 54 million* outdated high intensity discharge (HID) area parking lights installed in the United States. Delivering an unprecedented combination of industry-leading performance and low-profile design at nearly half the price of comparable LED luminaires, the Cree® OSQ Area LED luminaire provides up to 70 percent energy savings with a quick payback of two years.** “The OSQ™ Area LED luminaire is an example of Cree’s commitment to continuous innovation...
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Cree Delivers Breakthrough Light Quality and Innovative Design for Linear Lighting Applications

LS Series Linear Luminaire Features High Efficiency, Superior Color Quality and Application Flexibility DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the LS Series linear LED luminaire, designed to replace the hundreds of millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. The Cree® LS Series linear LED luminaire offers a market leading combination of sleek aesthetics and high performance, and complements Cree’s extensive troffer and linear luminaire portfolio. Designed in a slim, modern form factor with multiple mounting options and lumen packages, the new LS Series linear LED luminaire can reduce energy consumption by more...
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Cree Delivers the First No-Compromise LED T8 Replacement Tube

DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces a series of LED T8 replacement tubes that finally gives commercial lighting users reasons to switch to LED lighting and stop using linear fluorescent tubes. The Cree® LED T8 Series is the first linear fluorescent replacement to deliver on the promise of LED technology with the industry’s best light quality, 30 percent energy savings and near-universal driver compatibility. The Cree LED T8 Series is eligible for utility rebates, comes with a five-year warranty, and has a suggested retail price of $30 US/$34.50 CAD. “With the Cree® LED T8 Series, customers no longer...
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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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