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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.




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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Outdoor Site Lighting using Cree's OSQ Area Lights

Posted by Natalie Young

Oct 10, 2017 8:42:20 AM


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


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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Better Light Changes Everything with Cree

Posted by Matt Sedlock

Jul 7, 2016 1:17:33 PM

LED lighting, with its high quality, long life and low energy consumption has improved our world and ended the century old era of traditional light. 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. At Cree, they call this ‘better light’ and they believe it’s your right.
Better light improves your work, makes a more relaxed life at home, and adapts to your environment automatically. It has the ability to save energy and last longer, which are capabilities that weren't possible before. Better light improves the environment around you and it continues to become better in design. 
Most traditional lighting companies are focused on convincing you that what you have for your lighting needs is good enough, but Cree believes that LED lighting can do so much more. They focus on designing and innovating a light that provides a better experience no matter where you are. 
Cree creates steps in their development process so people can embrace and use this new technology to understand the value of it. Then they can adapt to it. The LED lighting that Cree produces has a technological platform that works on all core technology. They see it as the beginning of a progressional time for LED lighting. 
Cree and their dedicated research team have a personal commitment to bring better products to the lighting market. At the end of the day, Cree believes that better light is someones right to experience.  
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