Press Releases

Cree Sets the Mood for Architects, Lighting Designers with Stylish FLEX Series LED Specification Troffer

Energy-efficient recessed lighting system improves the illumination of any design space. DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) announces the FLEX Series LED Troffer, a new lighting system that gives architects and lighting specifiers remarkable design freedom, to address the $1.2 billion specification tier of the industry. This represents an enormous opportunity for a switch to energy-efficient LEDs, as recessed fluorescent troffers comprise 50 percent of all luminaires used in the U.S. commercial market, according to the Department of Energy. The FLEX Series LED Specification troffer combines aesthetic appeal, design flexibility and premium performance into a slim luminaire design that fits...
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Cree Expands Industrial Lighting Portfolio with New Linear High-Bay Luminaires

LXB Series Extends Reach with Superior Lifetime, Performance and Efficiency DURHAM, N.C. — Linear fixtures are now being specified on approximately half of new construction and fluorescent retrofit high-bay installations. To meet this need, Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) is expanding its industrial lighting portfolio with the new LXB Series Linear High-Bay luminaires. The LXB Series features best-in-class performance including enhanced efficacy, reliability and an extended lifetime, which makes it an ideal solution for high ceilings, high ambient temperatures and high-profile spaces. “The LXB Series significantly extends Cree’s reach into the industrial new construction and retrofit market,” said Craig Atwater, Cree senior vice president...
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Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform

MAY 3, 2018 New Offerings Unlock the Power of IoT for Outdoor & Smart Building Solutions DURHAM, N.C. — As buildings become increasingly more connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), owners and operators require an intuitive platform for their building intelligence solutions. To meet this need, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform™ to include connected wireless capabilities that enable smart building solutions, such as building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting control, and building analytics. In addition, Cree is announcing a new collaboration with Synapse Wireless, Inc. (“Synapse”) to deliver intuitive, intelligent lighting control designed...
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Cree Launches Market-Leading KBL LED High-Bay Series

New portfolio engineered for superior performance and maximum savings in applications from retail to industrial manufacturing DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the KBL LED High-Bay Series, the perfect solution for industrial, retail, civic and athletic venues with dramatically reduced glare for a safer, more productive work environment. The new high-bay is a standout performer in both efficacy and quality, engineered to deliver maximum savings and industrial-strength performance with up to 150 lumens per watt (LPW) and a payback as fast as 1.5 years. “Cree’s new KBL LED High-Bay Series is the ideal solution for the high-bay market...
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Cree Introduces Innovative New ZR-RK LED Troffer Retrofit Kit

Transition Outdated Fluorescent to Outstanding LED Technology in Four Minutes DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announced today it has expanded its award-winning ZR Series LED troffer family by adding the new ZR-RK Retrofit Kit. Designed to deliver maximum improvement with minimum effort, the four-part design can be installed in only four minutes, upgrading outdated fluorescent lighting to premium Cree® LED performance in record time. For those lighting applications in which opening the ceiling plenum or removing old troffers is not an option, the ZR-RK Series provides unmatched ease of installation and an award-winning lighting experience quickly. “Cree is...
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Cree Brings New High Lumen Output to Outdoor Area and Flood OSQ Series, Expanding Application Range

DURHAM, N.C. — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends its industry-leading OSQ Series of area and flood LED luminaires, delivering better performance, expanding applications and offering dramatic savings with the new Cree® OSQ High Output (HO) portfolio. The new luminaire more than doubles the top lumen output of the original OSQ Series with up to 65,000 lumens and can replace multiple metal halide (MH) 1000W fixtures. The result is more than 80 percent energy savings using one OSQ-HO luminaire. The new product extends the application range for open area and flood luminaires to projects with high mounting heights, including high mast...
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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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