Cree Reinvents LED Streetlighting
Cree has introduced the Cree RSW LED Street Luminaire, the first of a new generation of streetlights that deliver LED energy savings in a warm colour temperature.
"Cree is committed to providing better light experiences by continuing to unlock the true potential of LED technology," said Norbert Hiller, executive vice president of lighting at Cree. "Cree's RSW Series ensures residents will no longer have to live with the glare of street lights in their homes at night, saving municipalities time and energy while reducing resources allocated to managing residential complaints about harsh street lighting."
The Cree RSW LED Street Luminaire is said to be the first viable street light that delivers superior efficacy of up to 115 LPW at a colour temperature of 3,000K and Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of 80. The result is enhanced visual comfort, reduced glare and higher colour contrast for residential street lighting using less energy, according to Cree.
Municipalities and utilities originally adopted LED lighting that used mostly cool white LED technology to help achieve good efficacies and necessary economic advantages. With the RSW Series, municipalities no longer have to opt for cooler CCT solutions in order to optimise ROI and can deploy warm lighting solutions without sacrificing efficacy for residential applications.