New Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase, Enabling New Applications

DURHAM, N.C.— Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) extends its industry-leading street lighting portfolio, delivering more performance and efficiency breakthroughs with the next generation of its new Cree® XSP HO Series. Leveraging the innovations from the existing Cree XSP Series LED street light platform, the new XSP HO Series features an increased level of lumens and up to 25 percent more LPW over the standard XSP Series. Now available in new packages up to 18,523 lumens and 116 LPW, the new XSP HO Series is ideal for any roadway, enabling better light for new applications ranging from collector roads to highways.
The XSP HO series is an ideal replacement for outdated high-pressure sodium fixtures and provides increased value while displacing a range of incumbent technologies from 70W up to 250W. Additionally, the high-performing luminaires enable increased spacing XSP High Outputbetween poles, helping utility planners address street lighting needs with fewer fixtures.

“Now more than ever before, Cree’s street light portfolio serves as the better choice for traditional street and area lighting with improved performance that enables quicker payback and better light experiences,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “The leading performance of the XSP HO Series demonstrates Cree’s continued innovation and commitment to leveraging better LED technology to its fullest potential for the benefit of our customers.”

The XSP HO Series is designed to meet a wide array of challenging roadway and street lighting applications that range from low to high pedestrian conflict areas, making this series of street lights a one platform solution for cities, municipalities and Departments of Transportation (DOTs). NanoOptic® Precision Delivery Grid™ optic technology efficiently delivers light to the street, making communities appear more crisp and safer while the advancements translate to even greater energy and maintenance savings for a lower total cost of ownership.

Cree’s XSP Series platform recently helped the town of Somerville, TN reduce its average wattage per light from 400 to 100. “The cost of electricity for the street lights has been reduced by 69 percent and 75 percent across the board on the whole project,” said Bob Turner, Somerville city administrator. “We originally budgeted more than $100,000 a year for our lights, and now we budget $25,000. That’s $75,000 tax dollars saved in the general fund.”

The luminaires are easy to design, install and operate, as well as compatible with all standard ANSI photocells. The series provides long L70 lifetime of more than 100,000 hours and is smart-city ready, enabled by a standard NEMA 7-pin socket. Available in colour temperatures up to 5700K and a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of more than 70, the street lights are field adjustable and backed by Cree’s 10-year limited warranty.

The Cree XSP HO Series is available now and sold through Cree lighting sales channels throughout Canada and the U.S.