Cree Delivers Breakthrough Light Quality and Innovative Design for Linear Lighting Applications

DURHAM, NC -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the LS Series linear LED luminaire, designed to replace the hundreds of millions of fluorescent strip, wrap and industrial fixtures currently installed in North America. The Cree® LS Series linear LED luminaire offers a market leading combination of sleek aesthetics and high performance, and complements Cree’s extensive troffer and linear luminaire portfolio. Designed in a slim, modern form factor with multiple mounting options and lumen packages, the new LS Series linear LED luminaire can reduce energy consumption by more than 25 percent* and nearly eliminate costly maintenance expenses, making it the ideal replacement for retail, education and industrial applications.

Powered by Cree TrueWhite® Technology, the LS Series linear LED luminaire delivers best-in-class color quality and accuracy, a key feature for applications where visual acuity and color rendering are important. Offering surface, pendant, suspended and cove mounting options in four and eight-foot configurations, the LS Series linear LED luminaire provides flexible installation and easy end-user customization to accommodate nearly any application. The LS Series linear LED luminaire also reduces the “cave effect” commonly found in outdated fluorescent luminaires by providing a desirable 10 percent uplight.

“The Cree® LS Series linear LED luminiaire proves that customers don’t have to sacrifice modern aesthetics for high quality lighting,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree executive vice president, lighting. “We removed existing product barriers and delivered a linear luminaire that produces exceptional, long-lasting light in a modern form factor. The LS Series linear LED luminaire provides these benefits at a value price and with a 10-year limited warranty that will make choosing LED simple.”