Cree Expands Into New High Bay Applications
Cree has introduced the HXB Series LED High Bay Luminaire, said to be the first of its kind to operate in extreme ambient temperatures spanning -40degC to +65degC and delivering 70,000 lumens at up to 140 lumens per watt (LPW).
The luminaire can be mounted at heights of 30 feet and higher, and comes with optical options including flood and aisle distributions. The HXB High Bay Series brings Cree technology to new applications such as cold-storage spaces with sub-zero temperatures and high-heat climates like warehouses and airplane hangars.
"Cree continues to provide better light experiences by delivering on the true potential of LED technology," said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. "The HXB Series redefines the high-bay category with extraordinary rated lifetimes and industry-leading lumens per watt even in extreme operating temperatures that are found in distribution centers, gymnasiums and field house applications."
The HXB Series withstands freezing cold and severe heat, all at less than half the weight and double the warranty of competing LED high-bay fixtures. It is engineered for performance today and for 100,000 hours of use, with a virtually maintenance-free design, zero restrike time and lightweight construction, says Cree.
An aluminum bonded zipper fin heat sink provides thermal management for long lifetime and exceptional efficacy in extreme operating temperatures. With less material than cast aluminum heat sinks, the HXB Series is said to be half the weight of competing luminaires, for easier installation.
The series is available with 35,000 and 70,000 lumen output options of exceptional illumination performance, offering one-for-one replacement of 500W and 1000W HID luminaires at colour temps of 3500K, 4000K or 5000K at up to and beyond 80 CRI.