We’ve heard the argument time and time again that it’s not easy and can be expensive for municipalities to invest in LED street lighting, but that’s all about to change ladies and gentlemen. Today, Cree announces our all-new XSP Series of street lighting.
The Cree XSP Series is the best alternative for traditional street lighting, with better payback, better performance and better price. All of this adds up to a street light that pays for itself, then starts paying you.
This new series of LED street lighting is designed and optimized from the LED component-up. It can deliver incredible efficiency of up to 100 lumens per watt and up to double the lumens per dollar of previous generations of Cree LED street lights without sacrificing application performance. Plus, it’s designed for long L70 lifetime over 100,000 hours.
The XSP Series of LED street lighting is designed, manufactured and assembled in the USA. Made here, to illuminate streets everywhere. Can the street light in your city, town or village say that?
With up to double the lumens per dollar compared to previous generations of Cree LED street lights and close to 50% energy savings over traditional technologies, the Cree XSP Series of LED lighting can pay for itself as early as the first time a city avoids sending a crew and truck to replace a lamp. Those bucket-trucks will have to find other uses, like improving other areas of the city rather than working on street lights! The Cree XSP Series offers a faster return on investment while delivering clean, white light to help make your community appear beautiful and safe.
But what’s payback without exceptional performance? The Cree XSP Series is powered by BetaLED® Technology and features a total systems approach that combines the most advanced LED sources, driver technologies, optics and form into each product to offer our most optimized solution yet. The XSP series can cut energy consumption by nearly 50% and is designed to last over 3 times longer than traditional technologies. Besides, saving energy and reducing maintenance, this series of LED street lighting uses the NanoOptic® Precision Delivery Grid™ optic to efficiently deliver light where needed. So gone are the days when lighting of the street meant also light trespass into the neighbor’s grass, and even second-story bedrooms.
Our new XSP Series LED Street Light is so affordable and efficient that even the director of the lighting-research center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York sees it changing the street lighting landscape. In today’s Wall Street Journal, institute director Nadarajah Narendran said:
“Everybody knew that the time will come, and it looks like that time has come. That will further accelerate market adoption for LED streetlights.”
You’ll need a subscription to read the full Wall Street Journal article about how our new LED street lights are designed to break down obstacles to greater adoption. But it’s safe to say we’re thrilled our new street light is already getting the attention of the lighting industry.
Want to take a peek at our XSP series of LED street lighting? You can see them for yourself next week at the Cree lighting booth Hall 5.0, Stand C52 at Light+Building in Frankfurt, Germany and next month at the Cree lighting booth #3008 at Lightfair International in Las Vegas.