Cree highlights Aeroblades outdoor luminaries series at L+B

April 04, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Cree, Inc. introduces the Aeroblades series of luminaires, demonstrating the evolution of outdoor LED lighting. Based on the company's BetaLED Technology with NanoOptic lighting control, Aeroblades luminaires represent the intersection of LED innovation and high design.

Designed and engineered with lighting design firm Speirs + Major, the Aeroblades luminaire series takes a bold approach to architectural street, area and security lighting. Aeroblades luminaires redefine exterior lighting by enabling eye-catching LED implementation while optimizing thermal management, light control, efficiency, longevity and payback, Cree said.

The Aeroblades series boasts a modular design that allows the state-of-the-art light engine to bring versatility and precision to outdoor applications. Aeroblades luminaires can be fine-tuned with NanoOptic technology optical control and the number of luminaire blades to meet specific illumination needs in smaller increments than either traditional designs or competitive LED products.

Features include an innovative thermal management system that enables higher lumen output and provides significant boosts to lifetime, efficacy and color consistency. All luminaires have the option of 0-10V dimming, are designed to meet a minimum L70 (lumen maintenance) of 80,000 hours and feature a five-year warranty.

Aeroblades luminaires will initially be available in more than 300 combinations, including: two, four or six blade versions, 20 optical distributions, four color temperatures (3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5700K), four drive currents, two pole mount and wall mount versions and seven DeltaGuard paint finishes.

The Aeroblades series is sold through Cree lighting sales channels with sample quantities targeted for availability in calendar Q2, and full availability targeted to begin in Q3 of 2012. The Aeroblades series will also be demonstrated at Cree's lighting booth (Hall 5, Stand C52) at Light+Building in Frankfurt, April 15-20 and booth #3008 at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, May 9-11.

For additional information visit www.cree.com/aeroblades.