Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Apr 01, 2020

Lutron, Cree Lighting Collaborate to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market

Lutron Electronics, the industry leader in smart, scalable lighting control solutions, and Cree Lighting, a global market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, are teaming up to introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the market: Cree Lighting indoor and outdoor fixtures offered with Lutron wired and wireless digital fixture control technologies.

Lutron controls are being included in a number of Cree Lighting products:
•    Cree Lighting's architectural Stylus Linear Series will be enabled with
     Lutron Vive wireless integral fixture control. Vive, Lutron's simple and
     scalable wireless lighting control solution, offers customers flexibility,
     ease of installation, and code compliance.  The Stylus portfolio will also
     be available with Lutron EcoSystem digital LED drivers for wired
     specifications. In addition to digital fixture addressability for enhanced
     connectivity options, EcoSystem delivers smooth and consistent dimming
     across all zones and fixtures, and immunity to poor power quality and
     line noise.
•    Limelight, Lutron's wireless lighting control solution for outdoor facilities,
     is being added to Cree Lighting's industry leading IG Series fixtures with
     WaveMax Technology for superior lighting in parking garages.
•    Cree Lighting's ZR Series LED troffers will be available with both
     Lutron EcoSystem wired digital LED drivers, and Vive wireless integral
     fixture controls, providing all the Lutron EcoSystem and Vive benefits with
     the better lighting quality and value offered by the Cree Lighting
     ZR Series products.
•    Cree Lighting's specifier grade KR Series downlights and CR Series
     troffers already offer Lutron EcoSystem technology options.

"We're pleased to add Lutron's technology to more Cree Lighting fixtures, helping customers to effortlessly realize the simplicity, flexibility, and capabilities of smart LED fixtures," said Matthew Ochs, Senior Director, Mid-Market Commercial Business for Lutron. "Lutron and Cree Lighting have long been dedicated to high-quality, innovative products, and this collaboration utilizes both companies leading technologies to deliver some of the best-connected luminaires in the lighting industry, whether wired, wireless, indoor, outdoor, new construction or building retrofit."

"Cree Lighting is committed to providing customers with the right solution for their specific application," said Kathryn Caspar, Cree Lighting's VP of Indoor & Industrial Lighting. "By adding Lutron technology options, we're further ensuring customers get the very best match for their project needs from the industry's leading controls company."

The Lutron-enabled Stylus Linear Series, IG Series parking garage, ZR Series basket and retrofit troffers are available for specifying now, and first of the new products will begin shipping in April.

"Lutron is committed to expanding the use of simple, connected lighting controls within and outside of the fixture," said Ochs. "Our collaboration with Cree Lighting is yet another way to take care of our customers."

About Lutron Electronics:

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company's early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron's founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC. - www.lutron.com

About Cree Lighting:

Cree Lighting, a company of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, is a market-leading innovator of LED lighting fixtures, lamps and commercial lighting solutions for interior, exterior, and intelligent lighting applications. Cree Lighting's cutting-edge technology delivers proven value for municipalities, as well as for education, automotive dealership, industrial and healthcare customers. The Cree Lighting team is committed to transforming the way people experience light through innovative technology and intelligence platforms that help make buildings more efficient and businesses more profitable. - www.creelighting.com

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