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.
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“The unmatched performance of the OSQ Series is another example of Cree’s commitment to providing better light that goes beyond the industry standard for our customers,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “The new OSQ™ 28L Outdoor Area and Flood LED luminaire helps customers reduce energy usage by up to 80 percent when replacing outdated HID fixtures up to 1000W to deliver vastly improved light experiences.”

Utilizing Cree’s cutting-edge technology, the OSQ Series blends extreme optical control, advanced thermal management and modern clean aesthetics to dramatically reduce maintenance and energy costs for a rapid return on investment. Built to last, the housing is rugged cast aluminum with an integral weather-tight LED driver compartment. Versatile mounting configurations offer simple installation, and its slim low-profile design minimizes wind load requirements and blends seamlessly into the site, providing even quality illumination.

Available in 3000K, 4000K and 5700K colour temperatures with a 100,000-hour rated lifetime, the OSQ Area and Flood LED luminaires are backed by Cree’s industry-leading 10-year warranty.

The Cree® OSQ Series is available through Cree lighting sales channels throughout Canada and the U.S. Please visit http://www.creecanada.com/products/led-exterior/area/osq-series for more information.