Cree beautifies the new LED Source headquarters, while cutting costs

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What made the difference is the use of the innovative Cree TrueWhite technology, which is simple but very effective, delivering high efficiency with beautiful, warm colour characteristics by mixing the light from unsaturated yellow and red LEDs

Objective
Founded in 2005, LED Source has quickly become the leading North American LED lighting solutions provider, specialising in full-scale evaluations and retrofits. Its ability to capitalise on the exciting potential in the LED marketplace earned it a spot in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, in 2011 and 2012. In addition to being North America’s first and only franchisor of LED lighting, LED Source supplies LED products to a variety of spaces and specialises in design, support, development, project management and financing through its retrofit, architectural and entertainment divisions.

Challenge
LED Source’s new corporate headquarters are a showcase for its capabilities with state-of-art LED lighting technology. As part of its lighting system, LED Source chose Cree LED troffers to deliver clean, crisp light at an affordable cost, creating aesthetically pleasing ceilings that are also easy on the operating budget. Cree CR24 luminaires are used throughout most of the office space, as well as in hallways, conference rooms, the design department space and an area affectionately termed the marketing bullpen, while the Cree CR22 troffers light up the facility’s sales department and restrooms.

Solution
The CR Series troffers offer a no-compromise solution to fluorescent lighting—consuming nearly 50 per cent less energy than a comparable linear fluorescent light fixture, and delivering high quality of light for more than twice the lifetime. Dean Ernst, director of marketing for LED Source states: “Personally, I love the CR24 troffers. After working so many years under fluorescent lighting, it is a welcome change for the better. No flicker and much better light.”
Cree TrueWhite technology is a big part of the reason why this is so. This innovative technology is a revolutionary new way to generate white light with LEDs. The technology is simple but very effective, delivering high efficiency with beautiful, warm colour characteristics by mixing the light from unsaturated yellow and red LEDs.
In addition to providing a higher quality of light, the products selected, including those from Cree, helped LED Source provide energy-efficient illumination that reduced related consumption by 69 per cent or 40,488 kWh, saving US$ 7,933 in total energy, maintenance and air conditioning costs, annually, with an anticipated return on investment in roughly three years.

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