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Cree debuts self-programming wireless lighting-controls

Posted: 06 Feb 2014  Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Cree  wireless lighting-control  SmartCast  LED luminaire 

Cree Inc. has released what it boasts as the industry's first self-programming wireless lighting-control system that cuts energy consumption by more than 70 percent for half the cost of traditional lighting controls. According to the company, luminaires enabled with Cree's SmartCast Technology removes the complexity associated with lighting controls and enable customers to realize notable savings.

"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," explained Norbert Hiller, EVP, lighting, Cree. "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."

SmartCast Technology

Featuring Cree's innovative OneButton Setup, luminaires enabled with SmartCast Technology create their own secure network, noted the firm. The system learns about its environment and forms groups to maximize savings with the push of a single button. SmartCast Technology also 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 available in CR Series LED troffers, CS Series linear luminaires and KR Series downlights, as well as via a 0-10V interface for control of existing dimmable LED luminaires.

- Paul Buckley
  EE Times Europe





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