NASA Headquarters Launches New Energy-Efficient Cree LED Lighting
"We originally considered replacing the existing T8 fluorescent tubes with T5 fluorescents, but after testing Cree's CR22 LED troffer, we knew it was the best solution for this installation," said Tony Roberts, senior chief engineer supporting Piedmont Office Realty Trust. "No other manufacturer offered the combination of performance, pricing and efficacy we desired. We continue to be impressed by the improved lighting quality and significant savings the CR22 troffers provide."
Featuring award-winning Cree TrueWhite Technology, Cree linear luminaires enabled Piedmont Office Realty Trust to reduce the fixture count by 10 percent, adding to the overall savings. Designed to last for more than 50,000 hours, twice the lifetime of comparable linear fluorescents, the new fixtures are designed to reduce maintenance and operational costs for the headquarters.
The CR22 troffers feature integrated Lutron EcoSystem dimming technology. The system is controlled by a Lutron Quantum lighting control system, which provides the flexibility needed to reconfigure and improve the occupant experience in any space and can extend LED lifetime. The ability to fine-tune light levels individually in each fixture, and ultimately to achieve the perfect lighting environment, is the result of an ideal marriage between the Cree luminaires and Lutron digital control technology.
"The CR Series is a no-compromise alternative to fluorescent lighting and demonstrates our commitment to driving the broad adoption of LED lighting," said Mike Bauer, vice president of lighting sales, Cree. "The successful integration of CR troffers with digital controls and dimming allows Cree to further the obsolescence of antiquated fluorescent lighting. Optimal lighting is essential to workplace environments like NASA's headquarters. Cree linear luminaires deliver unrivaled performance, making the decision to choose LED lighting over fluorescent options an obvious choice."eneral illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.