Cree LEDs shine spotlight on Porsche
Cree has announced that Porsche Italy's top showroom, located in Padua, has recently installed lighting products featuring Cree XLamp CXA and XT-E LEDs to illuminate its large showcase area.
More than 400 interior and exterior light sources, including High Intensity Discharge (HID) high bays and track spotlights, fluorescent tubes, troffers and downlights and High Pressure Sodium (HPS) area lights, were replaced with new LED products designed by Linea Light Group and based on Cree LED technology.
Linea Light installed 22 LED spotlights in the indoor exhibition area to highlight the vibrant colours of the displayed cars. The 150-watt HPS floodlights, which illuminated the headquarters' exterior, were replaced with new 43-watt LED light fixtures by Linea Light Group that guarantee a safe environment for the Porsche cars, delivering high-quality light that allow customers to better see cars on display outside the headquarters, while achieving low energy consumption of 0.57 kW/h.
The new installation will deliver Porche Italy net savings of more than 75 percent compared to the interior and exterior lighting previously installed and the LED light sources provide a service life of at least 25 years against the two-three years of the previous light fixtures.
"Linea Light Group is a great partner and by working together, our companies can ensure the adoption of LED technologies on a large scale," said Angelo Cancian, regional sales director, Southern Europe, Cree. "Thanks to the efficiency of Cree LEDs, Porsche Italy reported an incredible 201.928 kWh saved during the first year alone, while delivering incredible visibility and customer experience inside and outside the store."
Andrea Corradi, Linea Light executive said: "The prestigious cars must capture the attention of potential buyers and Porsche should be able to highlight every little detail. By working with Cree, Linea Light was able to create the most advanced LED-based lighting designs, exceeding Porche Italy's expectations."