Cree Announces THE EDGE® High Output LED Series Delivering Game-Changing Performance And Savings

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces THE EDGE ® High Output (H.O.) Area and Flood Light LED luminaires. Capable of replacing high output sources of the past such as 1000 watt metal halide and using 50 percent less energy in most applications, the new luminaire features more than 20 optical configurations. Among them is a new FrontlineOptic technology designed specifically for auto dealerships. THE EDGE H.O. luminaire delivers brilliant and focused light to applications seeking a high output solution.

“Buying a car is a visual experience and quality lighting has an immediate positive impact on the retail shopping experience,” said Mike Lallier, president and owner, Reed Lallier Chevrolet. “Cree designed THE EDGE High Output luminaire to meet the specific needs of auto dealerships. The revolutionary solution provides superior color quality that allows us to effectively extend our selling window after dark. The advanced optical control of THE EDGE H.O. luminaire delivers light precisely where it’s needed to always showcase our inventory in the best possible light.”

Featuring patented NanoOptic ® technology, THE EDGE H.O. luminaire precisely distributes light where you want it – meaning customers only pay for the light required. In addition, exceptional thermal management enhances reliability and contributes to a system that can provide more than a decade of near maintenance-free service – eliminating expensive relamping cycles.

THE EDGE H.O. luminaire can significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs while improving illumination performance as well. The new luminaire offers better color stability and reliability, as well as a higher CRI and a much broader spectrum color source compared to high-wattage metal halide alternatives. THE EDGE H.O. luminaire provides unprecedented color quality, enhanced curb appeal and increased visibility for any retail or commercial site.

“THE EDGE H.O. offered significant energy and maintenance savings compared to 1000 watt metal halide without compromise,” said Allen Trench, operations manager, Irvine Home Center, Irvine Company Retail Properties. “Improved illumination performance, better color quality and greater reliability allow us to provide a much more consistent and enhanced shopping experience for our customers.”

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