Cree, the world’s leading LED lighting company, is set to reinvent the LED residential streetlight with a new product providing energy savings and warm color.
Cree proclaims itself as “leading the LED lighting revolution,” and in many respects it’s not wrong. Announced earlier this month, Cree introduced Cree RSW LED Street Luminaire, the first of a new generation of streetlights that Cree believes will provide energy savings and, maybe even more important for some, provide a warm color temperature.
LED lighting was acknowledged long ago as providing energy savings, but its harsh white light was generally disliked for commercial and residential application. Over the years, LED technology has grown so as to be able to provide the more common and well-loved warm yellow lighting that most people prefer. Cree is now bringing this same technology to streetlights, which makes use of Cree’s proprietary WaveMax technology “to provide warm, even light with market-leading color quality and efficacy.
“Cree is committed to providing better light experiences by continuing to unlock the true potential of LED technology,” said Norbert Hiller, executive vice president of lighting at Cree. “Cree’s RSW Series ensures residents will no longer have to live with the glare of street lights in their homes at night, saving municipalities time and energy while reducing resources allocated to managing residential complaints about harsh street lighting.”
The Cree RSW LED Street Luminaire will provide “superior efficacy of up to 115 LPW at a color temperature of 3,000K and Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 80.” The product itself allows for easy installation and long-life durability, and is designed to be used in a variety of roadway situations.