Free Webinar: Cree & EC&M Magazine Present: Maximizing Your LED Lighting Retrofit Success

Presented by Eric Marsh. Are you a contractor considering LED retrofits? With affordable, high-quality LED lighting, generous rebates and easy installation, retrofits are a great way to reduce expenses while providing better light. But not all LED retrofits are created

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Cree® LED Solution at Florida Atlantic University

Installed in two four-story parking garages, it is projecting to save $2 million in energy and maintenance costs. More than 700 lamps were installed in the garage interiors. The university elected to go with Cree® VG Series LED parking structure

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Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda Resigns

Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda is resigning, saying he is re-evaluating his priorities following a recent medical issue. The company said Friday that Swoboda will also step down from the board of directors “following a transition period.” Swoboda joined Cree (Nasdaq:

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Cree Launches Industry’s Brightest & Most Efficient Royal Blue LED

Cree, Inc. announces the new XLamp XP-G3 Royal Blue LED, the industry’s highest performing Royal Blue LED. The new XP-G3 LED doubles the maximum light output of similar size competing LEDs and delivers breakthrough wall-plug efficiency of up to 81

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Cree’s High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Cree, Inc. introduces the XLamp XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED, which delivers up to 9 percent more lumens and 18 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP70 LED. The XHP70.2

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Cree Cancels Wolfspeed Deal with Infineon Based on US Government Concerns

The US government has scuttled another technology business deal as Cree will not sell the Wolfspeed silicon carbide (SiC) power and RF business to Infineon Technologies. Presumably, national security concerns are behind the cancellation. For now, Cree plans to operate

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LEDs’ Long Life Expectancy Can Shrink Business for Players

LED lighting has indeed changed the face of lighting business. Not only do they conserve energy, but also last for a long period of time. However, LED lights long durability factor can actually become a ‘curse’ for companies who produce

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A Look Into Cree’s Past

LED lighting and component manufacturer, Cree saw its stock price surge from $25 in October 2011 to close to $70 in October 2013. However, the company’s stock price has been downhill since then and it stands close to $25 at

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Cree Named Cleveland Browns Official Lighting Partner

Cree has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns. Cree and the Browns have partnered to continue to deliver a better fan experience with recent lighting improvements made to the Cree branded gate at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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Cree Lands Another Power over Ethernet Lighting Installation at a Data Center

Cree has landed its latest PoE lighting installation in a deal that sets up the customer as a Cree reseller. The Durham, NC LED company is providing 100 2×2-ft luminaires and its SmartCast PoE software to technology and cloud computing

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Webinar: Cree and Electrical Contractor present ‘Lighting Joins the IoT—Simplification and Energy Efficiency’

On Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, a webinar on the evolution of lighting controls. Historically, lighting controls have always had a singular responsibility—manage the lights. Additionally, they have largely operated over electrical circuitry (a combination of high and

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Cree XSP HO Series Delivers Breakthrough 25 Percent Performance Increase

Cree, Inc. extends its 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

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Data Center Taps Power Over Ethernet Lighting For Extra Big Energy Savings

A Long Island data center has installed Power over Ethernet LED lighting at a new 40,000-ft2 facility, where it hopes the technology leads to 70% less energy consumption than “conventional” low-energy LED lighting would. mindSHIFT Technologies is running both electricity

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Acclaim Lighting Dyna Drum HO

Available in two LED configurations. First, a 24 x 10 Watt Quad Color RGBW (CREE) version with homogenized optical lens system, providing superior color mixing and more saturated colors. Second, a 90 x 3W CREE single lens/led optic solution with

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Wolfspeed Sets a New Standard for Power Electronics with All-SiC High Performance Half-Bridge Power Module & Gate Driver Combination

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company, and a leading global supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products, has introduced the first fully-qualified commercial power module from its Fayetteville, Arkansas location. The high-performance 62mm module represents a new generation of all-SiC power modules

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Differing Paths to Lighting Success by David Gordon

Acuity and Cree shared calendar Q1 lighting success. So, let’s look at what they said and what it could mean. Acuity quarterly report (their Q2 fiscal year) • Overall “outstanding results” • Net sales increased 26% to $787M! 12th quarter

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Cree To Reinvent Residential Streetlights With Energy Saving LEDs

Cree, the world’s leading LED lighting company, is set to reinvent the LED residential streetlight with a new product providing energy savings and warm color. Cree proclaims itself as “leading the LED lighting revolution,” and in many respects it’s not

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Cree Demonstrates 134-Lm/W Packaged LED with Incandescent Quality

Cree has announced the results of laboratory tests of a single high-power packaged LED that delivered almost 1600 lm with light quality that matches the incandescent lamp. The company said the 134-lm/W realized efficacy is 25% better than other LEDs

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Cree Delivers Better Light with New PAR30 LED Bulb

The TW Series PAR30 Cree® LED Bulb is engineered to deliver better lit spaces for homeowners, retailers and hospitality managers alike. ENERGY STAR® certified and available in 25° spot or 40° flood beam angles. The TW Series PAR30 leverages Cree

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Cisco Marches Into Connected Lighting with New Partners

The networking giant’s Philips alliance for connected lighting was just a start now that it has announced 15 new collaborators, including Cree. LEDs in the “digital ceiling” are key to its huge Internet of Things push. Cisco is staking its

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