Cree Introduces Complete Portfolio of Breakthrough RSW LED Streetlights

New Streetlights Extend Better Light from Driveways to Highways

DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the full range of its breakthrough RSW™ LED Street Luminaires with the introduction of three new models that deliver comfortable, uniform and dark-sky friendly LED lighting to roadway applications. The new streetlights complete the portfolio of Cree’s ground-breaking RSW Series, the first generation of LED streetlights to deliver LED energy savings and reliability in preferred colour temperatures.


The three new models join the initial launch of the small form factor and replace outdated high-intensity discharge fixtures of 70-100W HPS, 150W HPS, 250W HPS and 400W HPS. The Cree® RSW Series now offers a unified solution for towns, cities, states, and utilities that addresses street lighting needs from driveways to interstates.

Utilizing Cree’s revolutionary WaveMax™ technology to deliver market leading uniformity, colour quality and efficacy, Cree’s RSW Series ushers in a new era of street lighting that will transform the way cities and municipalities light their residential streets, interchanges and expressways. The new RSW Series luminaires deliver superior efficacy of up to 115 LPW at colour temperatures of 3000K or 4000K and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80. The result is enhanced visual comfort, reduced glare and higher quality street lighting for roadways using less energy. The series is also smart-city ready, enabled by a standard NEMA 7-pin socket.

“Cree is committed to providing better light experiences through better LED technology, and the RSW Series is poised to become our premiere intelligent street light solution,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president of lighting. “Cree’s RSW Series ensures customers now have the opportunity to utilize warmer colour temperatures for their street lighting needs without sacrificing LED performance and energy savings.”

The Cree RSW Series features an innovative housing for easy installation and long-life durability that also mitigates light pollution. It is designed to meet a vast majority of challenging roadway and street lighting applications that is the ideal platform solution for municipalities, cities and Departments of Transportation.

See the complete RSW Series on display at the Cree booth, #2637, at LIGHTFAIR International in San Diego from April 26-28. The 70-100w HPS replacement is shipping now, and the rest of the new RSW Series models will be available in late summer. Please contact a Cree Canada lighting sales representative for details and visit for additional information.