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Cree's new LED troffers aim to eliminate fluorescents

New additions to Cree's CR troffer series include surface-mount, in-ceiling retrofits and suspended light engine luminaires. The company says they are faster and more affordable than ever

Cree is expanding its CR troffer family to address more applications.

The firm says its new products are capable of replacing antiquated fluorescent technology in new or retrofit commercial and industrial settings.

The firm has also changed its pricing to drive even faster payback for building contractors, designers and owners.

Cree says its CR series offers payback-friendly pricing and a no-compromise alternative to fluorescent lighting; its LED equivalents consume nearly 50 percent less energy than a comparable linear fluorescent and deliver more than twice the lifetime.

With an estimated payback of less than a year in a typical new office installation, Cree says its troffers provide superior performance and greater energy savings over fluorescent options.

The new troffers now address three times the number of applications, including surface-mount, in-ceiling retrofits and suspended light engine luminaires.


CR24 troffer                                         CR22 troffer                    

The CR24 and CR22 troffers are available to ship directly from stock to accommodate high demand and jump-start end-user payback.

"Pricing for 0-10V dimming control to five-percent is significantly reduced, which means daylight harvesting has never been more affordable", says Cree.

“In my 28 years in the electrical industry, I have never had as much excitement and success with a product line as I have with the Cree CR series LED troffers,” comments David Fredd, manager lighting business development, Graybar.

“No other lighting manufacturer offers this level of energy saving performance and colour quality - Cree CR series troffers deliver a combination of performance, pricing and efficacy that is truly untouchable.”

The CR series has expanded three-fold by offering CR24 upgrade kits, a standalone light engine and SMK Series surface mount kits. The CR24 UPKIT provides a quick upgrade solution to replace existing, outdated fluorescent luminaires while leaving the ceiling intact.

The light engine, CR-LE, is now available as a standalone luminaire and offers an economical alternative to replacing fluorescent strips in “back-of-the-house” lighting applications.

The entire CR Series of troffers and light engines can now be installed in surface mount applications. This extends payback beyond T-bar ceilings. All of these solutions are built on the CR troffer and are available in the new 3000K colour temperature for retail and hospitality applications demanding beautiful, warm light.

Cree CR troffers, CR24 UPKIT and CR-LE products are also now available with an integrated LED battery pack. The 1400 lumen battery pack eliminates the cumbersome task of rewiring a fixture just to change the battery.

Cree reckons its CR troffers outperform traditional lighting options and now deliver the widest range of lumen levels (2200, 3100, 4000 and 5000 lumens) for the popular CR24, CR14 and CR-LE products. The CR Series is powered by Cree TrueWhite Technology to deliver a combination of 90 CRI and up to 110 lumens per watt.

“Cree changed the indoor lighting industry one year ago when we introduced the first affordable LED troffer series,” says David Elien, vice president, Cree lighting. “The CR Series is now the industry’s best-selling LED troffer. With this success, Cree announces major extensions and says thank you by making our CR Series even more affordable to drive faster payback.”
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