Cree Redefines Outdoor Lighting Performance for Rural Applications

New LED Rural Utility Lighting Brings Reliability, Affordability, and Ease of Installation to Utilities and Municipalities

DURHAM, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) reinvents intelligent lighting with the introduction of field-adjustable colour temperature for SmartCast™ Technology-enabled CR Series LED troffers, delivering a dynamic and customizable lighting experience for building managers and occupants. The first of Cree’s industry-leading luminaires to feature instantly adjustable colour temperatures, Cree’s groundbreaking SmartCast Technology combined with its TrueWhite® Technology allow for superior colour quality and consistency while providing greater flexibility to control illumination at no additional cost.

“The RUL Series exemplifies Cree’s commitment to relentless innovation, resulting in another uncompromising LED luminaire that challenges long-established assumptions for what’s possible in lighting, while lowering the cost of ownership,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting. “By providing unmatched performance and price, the RUL Series improves the value of LED lighting for our customers and enables municipalities and utilities to take advantage of Cree’s best-in-class solutions for all of their outdoor lighting needs.”

Featuring elements of Cree’s ground-breaking SC5 Technology™ Platform, the Cree® LED Rural Utility Light outperforms incumbent high-pressure sodium (HPS) and mercury-vapor (MV) technology, as well as competing LED products, to provide unrivaled 110 lumens-per-watt efficacy and system-level performance for expedient payback and reduced cost of ownership for municipalities and utilities. Featuring a light-weight design, tool-less entry and straight-in wiring, the 4000K colour temperature Cree LED Rural Utility Lights enables seamless installation in addition to long-term maintenance savings over the 100,000-hour-rated lifetime.

The RUL Series is sold through Cree lighting sales channels throughout the United States and Canada.

*Payback compared to 175-watt mercury-vapor luminaire and based on usage of 12 hours per day and the national average of $0.11 per kWh electric costs.