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.**

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“It takes more than incremental improvements in performance to achieve widespread adoption of LED lighting. Cree innovation starts with a clean slate, designing a new troffer with an attractive appearance that provides superior light quality, high efficiency and also enables fast installation,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting. “The ZR Series LED troffer is a winning alternative, offering uncompromised performance and an industry-leading 10-year limited warranty at a remarkably low price.”

The ZR Series LED troffer’s thin 3.9″ height and lightweight design enables faster installation without costly ceiling alterations. Offering a quick and easy one-for-one replacement of inefficient fluorescent troffers in education, healthcare and commercial building applications, the ZR Series LED troffer simplifies installation and significantly reduces labor costs during its 75,000-hour lifetime in all 1’x4′, 2’x4′ and 2’x2′ configurations.

*Configurations starting at $99 in the U.S.
**Energy consumption and payback calculated against a fluorescent three-lamp fixture (with lamp and ballast equal to 88 system watts) and based on typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and $0.11 per kWh electric costs.