Crees Introduces Self-Programming Wireless Lighting Control System, Cost Reductions Up To 70%

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Cree, a lading LED company, has introduced a self-programming wireless lighting control system that reduced lighting energy consumption up to 70%!

With that 70% energy use reduction, a representative of Cree told CleanTechnica that this wireless lighting control system comes to “nearly half the cost of traditional lighting controls systems.”

“Commercial lighting customers have resisted installing traditional lighting controls because of excess cost and complexity, and the majority of those who have installed controls stop using them as intended after the first year because they’re difficult to maintain,” said Norbert Hiller, executive vice president, lighting. “Cree SmartCast™Technology eliminates these barriers to adoption and delivers the enormous benefit of significantly greater energy cost savings, allowing customers to finally realize the promise of lighting controls.”

“Featuring Cree’s innovative OneButton™ Setup, luminaires enabled with SmartCast™ Technology create their own secure network, learn about their environment and form groups to maximize savings, all with the push of a single button,” the Cree news release noted. “SmartCast Technology eliminates additional design time, wires and set up time often associated with controls systems to provide the simplest controls system available.”

Cree SmartCast Technology is currently available in the US and Canada.

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6 thoughts on “Crees Introduces Self-Programming Wireless Lighting Control System, Cost Reductions Up To 70%

  • Hardly the first. Philips Spacewise had beaten it by a solid 2 months. Great tech though.

    • It’s not about being first…the more high efficiency LED systems that come out, the faster prices will drop and products will penetrate the market which is the real win for all of us. Cree has proven to be a solid player in the consumer LED space, as has philips…it’s all good 🙂

  • They need to go the next step like belkin and connect lighting control to the internet. This is limited remote control stuff from the 1990s.

    • Really? The lighting fittings communicate with each other and configure themselves into a network. There must be distributed microcontrollers. Looks like the “internet of things” to me. You probably don’t want your lighting system to be accessible through the general internet, creating a big security risk.

  • Exciting product. I’m happy for just about every innovation that comes to market…if only piecemeal in one product or the other as that moves the market forward, drives competition, pulls in more customers and drives prices down. Go Cree!!

    • Was surprised this story lingered with no writer choosing to cover it. Pretty awesome tech. But guess lighting is harder to get excited about. Nonetheless, I’m stoked about it! 😀

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