Cree introduces LS Series linear LED luminaire

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the LS Series linear LED luminaire, designed to replace the hundreds of millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. The Cree LS Series linear LED luminaire offers a market leading combination of sleek aesthetics and high performance, and complements Cree’s extensive troffer and linear luminaire portfolio. Designed in a slim, modern form factor with multiple mounting options and lumen packages, the new LS Series linear LED luminaire can reduce energy consumption by more than 25 percent* and nearly eliminate costly maintenance expenses, making it the ideal replacement for retail, education and industrial applications.

Powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology, the LS Series linear LED luminaire delivers best-in-class color quality and accuracy, a key feature for applications where visual acuity and color rendering are important. Offering surface, pendant, suspended and cove mounting options in four and eight-foot configurations, the LS Series linear LED luminaire provides flexible installation and easy end-user customization to accommodate nearly any application. The LS Series linear LED luminaire also reduces the “cave effect” commonly found in outdated fluorescent luminaires by providing a desirable 10 percent uplight.

“The Cree LS Series linear LED luminiaire proves that customers don’t have to sacrifice modern aesthetics for high quality lighting,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting. “We removed existing product barriers and delivered a linear luminaire that produces exceptional, long-lasting light in a modern form factor. The LS Series linear LED luminaire provides these benefits at a value price and with a 10-year limited warranty that will make choosing LED simple.” The Cree LS Series linear LED luminaire is sold through Cree lighting sales channels throughout the U.S. and Canada. Please visit www.cree.com/lighting/LSSeries to learn more.

*Energy consumption calculated against a fluorescent two-lamp fixture (with lamp and ballast equal to 55 system watts) and based on typical commercial usage of 12 hours per day and $0.11 per kWh electric costs.

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

Please refer to www.cree.com/lighting for additional product and company information.