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Cree Introduces New High Bay LED Luminaire

Offers lower operating costs and longer life for high ceiling applications.

Cree has announced its next generation of CXB High Bay LED luminaires, offering improved reliability and greater value, according to the company.

Improving upon the first LED fixture designed to compete directly with traditional high bay luminaires installed in North America, the newest Cree CXB Series LED high bay fixtures have advanced to offer even better light performance, lower operating costs and longer life as the ideal LED replacement for high ceiling applications.

The newest CXB High Bay LED luminaire delivers up to 24,000 lumens and provides customers with a better light experience through a higher colour rendering index of 80-plus and delivers greater efficiency of 113 lumens per watt, lowering operating costs and paying for itself in less than three years. It also includes an improved thermal system, ensuring high reliability over its 100,000-hour rated lifetime and an updated lens mounting and edge design.

"The Cree CXB High Bay LED luminaire leverages the power of Cree(r) LED technology to continue delivering fundamentally better light experiences for our customers," said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting.

"With exceptional rated lifetimes, zero restrike time and a compact lightweight construction, the CXB Series is a direct replacement for incumbent HID and fluorescent light sources, and provides the additional benefits of energy savings and significantly reduced relamp and maintenance costs."

Connersville High School (CHS) in Connersville, home to the Spartan Bowl - one of the largest gymnasiums in the state, recently replaced metal halide high-bay lights with Cree's CXB Series. Prior to installing Cree's CXB High Bay LED luminaires, it took eight minutes for the gym's lights to reach full brightness, forcing them to choreograph athletic events and other ceremonies around the warm-up time and, at times, resulting in introducing teams and participants in the dark. 

The school swapped existing fixtures with Cree's CXB Series in a 4000K colour temperature, immediately boosting light levels from 30 to 70 foot candles with improved colour rendering, while cutting energy usage in half and offering zero maintenance requirements for years to come.

"The shelf life of those lights alone is a maintenance money-saver, and they use a fraction of energy, so it's the best of both worlds," said John Green, CHS facilities director.

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