30 March 2012

Cree expands CR LED troffer family

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA is expanding its CR LED troffer family to address more applications and to eliminate the use of fluorescent technology in new or retrofit commercial and industrial settings. Furthermore, the firm has announced new pricing to drive faster payback for building contractors, designers and owners.

 “Cree changed the indoor lighting industry one year ago when we introduced the first affordable LED troffer series,” said David Elien, vice president, Cree lighting. “The CR Series is now the industry’s best-selling LED troffer. With this success, Cree announces major extensions and says thank you by making our CR Series even more affordable to drive faster payback.”

The CR Series consumes almost 50% less energy than a comparable linear fluorescent and offers more than double the lifetime. Estimated payback is less than one year in a typical new office installation, based on a comparison between CR Series LED troffers and a new architectural two-tube T8 fluorescent fixture of comparable light output and features. The calculations assume a typical office space of 200 units, 12-hour per-day usage, $.10 kWh energy costs, lighting-related HVAC impact, and relamp maintenance.

CR Series troffers address applications which include surface-mount, in-ceiling retrofits and suspended light engine luminaires. CR24 and CR22 Troffers are available to ship directly from stock.

The CR Series has expanded three-fold by offering CR24 upgrade kits, a standalone light engine and SMK Series surface mount kits. The CR24 UPKIT provides a quick upgrade solution to replace existing fluorescent luminaires while leaving the ceiling intact. The light engine, CR-LE, is now available as a standalone luminaire and offers an economical alternative to replacing fluorescent strips in “back-of-the-house” lighting applications. The entire CR Series of troffers and light engines can now be installed in surface mount applications. All of these solutions are available in the new 3000 Kelvin color temperature for retail and hospitality applications.

Cree CR Troffers, CR24 UPKIT and CR-LE products are also now available with an integrated LED battery pack. The 1400 lumen battery pack eliminates the task of rewiring a fixture just to change the battery. CR Troffers now deliver the widest range of lumen levels (2200, 3100, 4000 and 5000 lumens) for the CR24, CR14 and CR-LE products. The CR Series is powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology and delivers a combination of 90 CRI and up to 110 lumens per watt.

“No other lighting manufacturer offers this level of energy saving performance and color quality -- Cree CR Series troffers deliver a combination of performance, pricing and efficacy that is truly untouchable,” said David Fredd, manager lighting business development, Graybar.

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