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Transition Outdated Fluorescent to Outstanding LED Technology in Four Minutes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deliver maximum improvement with minimum effort, the four-part design can be installed in only four minutes, upgrading outdated fluorescent lighting to premium Cree® LED performance in record time.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 committed to making it easier for customers to switch to superior LED lighting with the best solutions for each application,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president and general manager, lighting. “The new ZR-RK Series LED Troffer Retrofit Kit easily transforms the tired optics and appearance of existing fluorescent troffers with the outstanding energy savings, better light and clean, crisp lines for which the ZR Series is known.”

The ZR-RK Series maximizes retrofit application savings with an upgrade to 132 lumens per watt (LPW) performance, and dramatically reduces energy and maintenance costs for savings of up to 70 percent over T8 fluorescent luminaires. With DesignLights Consortium® (DLC®) Premium 4.1 eligibility, the ZR-RK Retrofit Kit can also maximize rebates nationwide, lowering upfront costs by as much as 40 percent.

The ZR-RK Series offers modern optics and a matte finish, with 80 CRI and balanced illumination in a variety of lumen and colour temperature packages. For projects requiring a mix of new fixtures and retrofits, the installed ZR-RK Retrofit Kit looks virtually indistinguishable from a new ZR Series troffer, offering a seamless visual experience across the entire facility or campus.

With the addition of the ZR-RK Retrofit Kit, the family of Cree® ZR Series troffers offers the right solution for every application need, including high efficiency, colour quality, affordability and upgrade flexibility options. Visit Cree’s ZR Product Selector Tool to find the ZR Series troffer that is right for you.

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