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Cree LED Directional Lighting, Glendale City Hall Project

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Oct 17, 2017 11:55:17 AM

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When drafting the general plan for its city design, the city of Glendale needed to balance the city’s roots with the future needs of the community. When it came to upgrading the site lighting for the city hall, the low profile and sleek design of the Cree’s directional spotlighting was an optimal choice. The Cree C-Lite LED Directional Spotlight in black finish complimented the city hall’s 20 Century architecture and structural features, while providing state-of-the-art lighting efficiency range of options in a variety of stylish designs, Cree wall packs offer long lifetimes with reduced power consumption.

Additionally, the city incorporated the use of the Cree Area Edge Series (pictured), which is ideal for illuminating any open-space application including pathways, large common spaces, and parking lots. With a low-profile modular design, this aesthetically pleasing luminaire provides improved illumination performance while reducing energy consumption. The Area Edge Series provides significant energy and maintenance savings, which provides support to the historic structure.

 

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LED has changed the way the world sees light. Inefficient, old-style incandescent and CFL bulbs are being phased out by a lighting technology that can deliver warm, traditional light or a cooler, more contemporary white light, all while using a fraction of the energy and with virtually zero environmental damage. 

The Area Edge Series by Cree LED Lighting and the C-Lite LED Directional Spotlight blend seamlessly with any architectural style. In the case of Glendale City Hall, integrating new, efficient lighting gives Glendale City Hall a fresh and inviting look without compromising the original design.

If you have questions, let me know. Also, make sure you check out our special Cree Better Light Event in LA on Nov 1, 2017!

 

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Auto Dealers See the Light with CREE

Posted by David Martin

Oct 12, 2017 12:51:18 PM

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Car dealerships, such as National City's Subaru (shown above), like to put a little daylight between themselves and their competition. They’ve gained considerable curb appeal from Cree’s purposefully-designed front-line outdoor LED fixtures, notably the AF Series Canopy and Edge High Output (EHO) fixtures, intended for high-lumen applications requiring high color quality.

National City Subaru has increased their evening sales potential by virtually extending their showroom to the car lot itself. Cree's EHO fixtures showcase inventory in vivid light while saving significantly on energy and maintenance costs.

Cree LED lighting cuts energy costs by up to 50%, is virtually maintenance-free, and lasts three times longer than other lighting solutions. That’s what we call nicely equipped.

Find out more about Cree's solutions for Auto Dealership lighting, by downloading the Application Guide and Summary brochure.

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Remember to consider Cree when specifying for outdoor lighting, particularly in Automotive Dealership settings.


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A Reminder: Cree's Better Light Tour is coming to Los Angeles! Learn about Cree's latest products, view demonstrations, take CEU classes and win prizes. Join us at Double Tree Hotel in Culver City on November 1st. Lunch will be provided. Click here for more information and to register!

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Outdoor Site Lighting using Cree's OSQ Area Lights

Posted by Natalie Young

Oct 10, 2017 8:42:20 AM

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This article is first in a series of 4 articles outlining Cree Lighting Applications in Southern California

Built in 1917, San Antonio Winery in Downtown Los Angeles is the last remaining winery in the area. As a historical landmark in Southern California for 100 years, it was important to the folks at Western Lighting & Energy Controls to assist in specifying the appropriate product solution for the outdoor site lighting.

Because San Antonio Winery is located in California, any appropriate solution would need to comply with the building energy efficiency sta

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ndards set forth in Title 24. These measures are designed to ensure new and existing buildings achieve energy efficiency and preserve outdoor and indoor environmental quality.

OSQ2.pngCree’s OSQ Area Luminaire turned out to be a perfect solution for San Antonio Winery. The OSQ luminaire blends extreme optical control advanced thermal management and modern clean aesthetics. Built to last, the housing is rugged cast aluminum with an integral weathertight LED driver compartment. Versatile mounting configurations offer simple installation. Its slim low-profile design minimizes wind load requirements and blends seamlessly into the site, providing even quality illumination. Plus, delivering 62% more efficacy than the first generation, this product easily met Title 24 regulations. The result is better light with added architectural appeal.

Other Cree products used in this project were the LED Outdoor Wall Packs. Chosen for the building exterior, the Cree wall packs provide high performance, easy installation, backed by Cree quality. With a wide range of options in a variety of stylish designs, Cree wall packs offer long lifetimes with reduced power consumption.

San Antonio Winery outdoor site lighting will be a key component to taking this 100-year business into the future and beyond.

If you have questions, let me know. Also, make sure you check out our special Cree Better Light Event in LA on Nov 1, 2017!

 

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Join us November 1st in Century City to learn about the latest in LED technology by Cree.

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Sep 22, 2017 12:58:11 PM

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Experience Cree Better Light Tour in Los Angeles!

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Sep 22, 2017 12:31:59 PM

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JOIN US AS WE SHOW WHAT BETTER LIGHT CAN DO FOR YOUR WORLD.

LED lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world. But for Cree, this is just the beginning. LED technology will go beyond creating good light sources to deliver vastly improved and entirely new light experiences.

Learn about Cree Technology  • Earn CEU's  • Win Prizes 

Who Should Attend?


  • Lighting Specifiers
  • Facility Managers, Sustainability Managers, Building Owner/Operators and other end-users
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Distributors

What Will You See on November 1?

  • Product Demonstrations on the latest CREE solutions for new & retrofit construction
  • CEU Courses for specifiers and architects
  • Title 24 Solutions
  • Questions & Answer Session with the experts
  • Join us for lunch!

 

Location: The event will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Culver City, CA

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Address: 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

 

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Learn about RA2 Select and get breakfast!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 22, 2017 10:17:52 AM

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Western Lighting and Enegy Controls and Lutron are hosting several short training classes highlighting Lutron's newest product RA2 Select. 

Enjoy personalized smart lighting and shade control for any home, any budget, with RA2 Select. Added convenience. More comfort. Enhanced peace of mind. Staying in control of your home, even when you're not there.

 

Control when you want it, wherever you are

The RA2 Select main repeater lets you control your lights and shades on your smartphone or tablet, from anywhere in the world using the free Lutron App. You can also use the versatile Pico remote for control throughout your home. The Pico is available as a keypad, for scene control, or as a remote, for individual light and shade control. 

The main repeater supports up to 100 devices.

Simple setup

Easy system setup through the Lutron App automatically configures light and shade levels for typical activities. The pre-engraved Pico scene keypad guarantees every scene keypad in the home has an intuitive scene name, such as Bright, Entertain, and Relax, for those pre-set light and shade levels.

 

Technology you can count on

Lutron's patented Clear Connect RF technology sets the bar for reliability. You can trust your system will work with precision and accuracy, free from interference with other frequency bands, every time you use it.

 

Trainings are held throughout Southern California, including Van Nuys, San Diego, Ontario, Irvine, and Cerritos.

To register Click Here!

 

 

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Experience Cree Better Light Tour in Los Angeles!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 19, 2017 9:17:31 AM

CREE better light email button.pngJOIN US AS WE SHOW WHAT BETTER LIGHT CAN DO FOR YOUR WORLD.

LED lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world. But for Cree, this is just the beginning. LED technology will go beyond creating good light sources to deliver vastly improved and entirely new light experiences.

Learn about Cree Technology  • Earn CEU's  • Win Prizes 

Who Should Attend?


  • Lighting Specifiers
  • Facility Managers, Sustainability Managers, Building Owner/Operators and other end-users
  • Electrical Contractors
  • Electrical Distributors

What Will You See on November 1?

  • Product Demonstrations on the latest CREE solutions for new & retrofit construction
  • CEU Courses for specifiers and architects
  • Title 24 Solutions
  • Questions & Answer Session with the experts
  • Join us for lunch!

 

Location: The event will be at the Double Tree Hotel in Culver City, CA

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Address: 6161 W. Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

 

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Introducing RA2 Select by Lutron!

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Sep 7, 2017 9:09:18 AM

New at CEDIA 2017, LUTRON unveils their latest Wireless Home Automation & Control System. 

Introducing RA2 Select.

 

RA2-Select-Brochure-Cover-Thumb.pngLutron has done it again! Introducing RA2 Select – Whole home lighting control made simple. In days past, a new product release or enhancement would require lots of explaining and/or training. Not so with RA2 SELECT! RA2 Select is so simple that it practically programs itself; so sophisticated that your customer can have the whole home control that you know from Radio RA2.

RA2 Select makes it easy to turn your home into a smart home. Personalized smart lighting, shade, and temperature control for any home, any budget.

Stay tuned for more information from CEDIA, and for training dates for RA2 Select.

To read more on Lutron's innovative new system,

click here to download 

 

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Lutron Vive Makes for Easy Installation

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Aug 18, 2017 10:50:41 AM

If you do commercial work in Southern California, you are well aware that Title 24 requires lighting control in both new and existing commercial buildings. Because of these regulations, business has become more challenging for contractors. Let's outline some of the challenges facing the EC....

The Electrical Contractors Challenges:

1. There is more demand for skilled electrical contractors.

2. Customers are demanding faster timelines to complete projects

3.  Increased requirements via energy codes in California

How can electrical contractors work within these challenges and be more efficient?

1. Install Projects Faster! Vive by Lutron is a wireless solution that provides simple control

components that eliminates many steps over a traditional solution. The system saves time by utilizing three main components:

 

  • Load Controls -  Controls high voltage and dimming
  • Wireless sensors - Detecting movements in the space
  • Wireless remotes - Used by those who wish to control the space

The advantages of Wireless over Wired are outlined in the following video; check out this video.

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For more detailed information check out the Vive Brochure Here:

2. Designing Made Simple! When it comes to designing a space for lighting control, Lutron has done the work for you. Vive Typicals are a visual one-page diagram that include product positioning in the room, product quantities (including part numbers), and sequence of operating showing how the system is supposed to work in the space. Best of all, they are all TITLE 24 COMPLIANT!  

Here are some of the room layouts available:

Break Room Classroom
Conference Room Egress Corridor
Multi-stall Restroom Open Office

To see more about Vive Typical - Click Here

3. Be more profitable while saving your clients money! When using a wireless system, you can win more jobs while also being more profitable. To see how, take a look at the working example below which shows a wireless bid that was 16% lower while the profit was 25% higher!

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To summarize, Lutron has created a system that can help to win more jobs, make more profit, and complete jobs faster. Want to learn more? Give us a call at (858) 564-0233.

PS. Have you heard you can install Vive and win a trip to Cabo?

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Must Watch! Lutron "Light Your Way" {Video}

Posted by Jimm Reifsnyder

Aug 15, 2017 11:23:36 AM

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