Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, launched the KBL LED High-Bay Series for industrial, retail, civic and athletic venues. Cree claims that the KBL LED High-Bay features dramatically reduced glare for a more productive work environment. The new high-bay offers up to 150 lumens per watt (LPW) and boasts a payback as fast as 1.5 years.
“Cree’s new KBL LED High-Bay Series is the ideal solution for the high-bay market and delivers an average of 2,000 lumens more than the nearest competitor,” said David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting. “With best-in-class lumen maintenance in applications up to 50C ambient, the KBL Series offers unprecedented reliability for the rigors of retail, industrial manufacturing and warehouse applications.”
KBL Series Options
The KBL Series is available with nominal lumen outputs of 18,000 and 24,000 with correlated color temperatures (CCTs) between 3000K and 5000K. Like other LED lighting solutions, the high-bay is virtually maintenance free and requires zero warm-up or restrike time, unlike the high-intensity discharge lamps that the luminaires might replace.
In addition to the increased productivity that Cree says that the new luminaire helps provide, in an industrial environment, the reduced glare can potentially improve the safety by allowing factory workers to better see what they are doing. Cree also says that the high-bay luminaires can help reduce work stoppages and maintenance that replacing lamps and ballasts can cause.
The LED fixture is eligible for DLC® Premium Certification. The new Cree® KBL LED High-Bay Series is now available to order through Cree lighting sales channels throughout the United States and Canada.