Press Releases

Cree Introduces Next Generation of Groundbreaking RSW LED Street Light Portfolio

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the next generation of its groundbreaking Cree® RSW LED Street Light portfolio with the introduction of 2700K, 5000K and 70 Color Rendering Index (CRI) configurations, giving cities and municipalities the ability to meet the full range of lighting preferences for their communities without sacrificing energy savings. The enhanced series includes RSW™ Small and Medium models that offer warm, inviting light for residential streets and clean, white illumination for roadways. Both deliver improved performance for superior efficacy with uniform and dark-sky friendly LED lighting. “Cree’s RSW Series enables municipalities to save time, energy...
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Cree Expands Award-Winning ZR Series LED Troffer Family

Enhanced Offering Addresses Broad Range of Application Needs DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today it has expanded its award-winning ZR Series LED troffer family to include the new ZR-C Commercial troffer in addition to the industry-leading ZR-FD High Efficiency and updated ZR-T TrueWhite® products. The series will feature Cree SmartCast® Technology to provide advanced controls. With the expanded offering, Cree is making it easier for customers to select the right solution for every application need by providing multiple options for affordability, efficiency, color quality and controls. “Cree is committed to giving our customers the right solutions,” said...
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McLaren Health Care Selects Cree LED Lighting to Deliver Intelligent Light Across Its Statewide Hospital Network

DURHAM, N.C. AND FLINT, MICH. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today that McLaren Health Care (McLaren), a Michigan-based integrated healthcare network, has selected Cree LED Lighting and Cree SmartCast® Technology to modernize exterior and interior lighting across 11 hospitals. Cree’s advanced LED solutions go beyond light with intelligence that automatically adapts to the environment to deliver greater energy savings and personalized environments that promote comfort, safety and security for McLaren patients, visitors and staff. 25,000 Cree® outdoor and indoor LED fixtures, including over 12,000 Cree SmartCast® intelligent lighting fixtures are installed throughout the facilities, enabling McLaren to reduce their...
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Cree IG Series LED Lighting Transforms Parking Garage Experience for American Airlines Center Fans

DURHAM, N.C. — American Airlines Center, the Dallas area’s premier sports and entertainment arena, selected Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) lighting to provide a better lighting experience for fans as they enter and exit the world-class arena. Cree® IG Series LED luminaires were chosen to replace the high-pressure sodium and metal halide light fixtures in its parking garages, establishing a welcome first impression with improved light quality that enhances visitors’ sense of security, safety and comfort. The arena’s switch to Cree LED parking garage lighting will generate an anticipated 66 percent reduction in energy consumption and $1.26 million in energy savings...
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Cree LED Lighting Delivers Better Light Quality and Energy Savings To Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. — The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (FBCENC), a nonprofit organization that provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina, selected LED lighting from Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) to light its new Raleigh, N.C. distribution and community center. The 85,000 square-foot facility is illuminated by Cree® CXB Series High-Bay LED luminaires, ZR24™ troffers and KR6™ downlights, delivering better light quality while generating nearly 50 percent energy savings compared to traditional options. “We searched for the right community partners to help us achieve our goals for this...
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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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