Date Announced: 03 Nov 2011
DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED
lighting, announces that more than 930 LR6™ six-inch LED downlights and
LR24™ LED lay-in luminaries have been installed at Camp Pendleton Marine
Corps Base as part of an overall renovation currently underway. Located
outside of San Diego, Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of
the United States Marine Corps, serving as its prime amphibious training
base for nearly 100,000 Marines.
Prior to installation, Accelerated Electric, Inc., the electrical
contractor for this project, and RA Burch, the general contractor,
commissioned third-party testing of the Cree LR24 luminaries against the
proposed linear fluorescent lighting to evaluate the amount of heat
distributed and impact on air conditioning. The study found that the LED
luminaires put out 44 percent less heat than the proposed fluorescents
and contributed a 15 degree rise in ambient temperature rather than the
25 degree increase from fluorescents when compared to a baseline of no
"Based on the results from our model, we were able to demonstrate
the efficacy of Cree LED fixtures, which use 31 percent less energy than
traditional fluorescent lighting, for the Camp Pendleton installation,"
said William Porges, president of Accelerated Electric, Inc. "Utilizing
these fixtures can significantly reduce building electrical loads and
result in dramatically lowered energy costs. We also found that
additional energy savings can be attributed to the decrease in air
“With the increased focus on greening government facilities, Camp
Pendleton is a great example of how easy it is to achieve both energy
and maintenance savings with LED lighting,” said David Elien, Cree, vice
president LED lighting adoption. “The energy-efficient Cree products
used in this installation comply with the Buy American Act and fulfill
base lighting needs while providing high-quality light, reduced
maintenance and potential HVAC savings, helping Camp Pendleton join the
LED Lighting Revolution.”
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making
energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the
use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a
market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and
semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.
Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and
green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs,
power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree products are driving
improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic
signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.
For additional product and company information, please refer to
www.CreeLEDLighting.com. To learn more about the LED Lighting
Revolution, please visit www.creeledrevolution.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements involving
risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual
results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may
differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk we may
encounter delays or other difficulties in ramping up production of our
new products; customer acceptance of LED products; the possibility that
actual savings may vary from expectations; the rapid development of new
technology and competing products that may impair demand or render
Cree’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on
Form 10-K for the year ended June 27, 2010, and subsequent filings.
Cree is a registered trademark and LR6 and LR24 are trademarks of Cree, Inc.
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