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Cree LED Street Lights Transform California City’s Streets, Cut Energy Use by 65 Percent

Inspired by the successful Los Angeles street lighting upgrade, where many of the city’s 140,000 high-pressure sodium (HPS) street lights were converted to Cree® LED luminaires, San Luis Obispo, Calif. selected Cree, Inc.  CREE +0.07%   to help improve the city’s sustainability efforts. City officials collaborated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to replace more than 2,000 outdated HPS street lights with Cree XSP Series LED street lights , delivering superior light quality while saving on maintenance costs and reducing the city’s annual energy consumption by more than 65 percent.
Featuring Cree’s NanoOptic Precision Delivery Grid optic technology, the Cree XSP Series LED street light delivers better optical control and more uniform, white light than incumbent lighting solutions, making it the ideal replacement for HPS street lights. The installed Cree XSP Series LED street lights are helping to save San Luis Obispo an anticipated usage of 750,000 kilowatt-hours per year and eliminate nearly 395,000 pounds of greenhouse gas annually. According to the city, the LED upgrade will reduce San Luis Obispo’s electricity bill by about two-thirds.

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