Cree expands to industrial high bay applications

Cree HXB Series

Cree has unveiled the new Cree HXB Series LED High Bay Luminaire designed for industrial high bay applications.

HXB Series is designed to operate in extreme ambient temperatures spanning -40F to +149F and delivering 70,000 lumens at up to 140 lumens per watt (LPW). It can be mounted at heights of 30 feet and higher, and comes with optical options including flood and aisle distributions.

The HXB High Bay Series brings Cree technology to new applications such as cold-storage spaces with sub-zero temperatures and high-heat climates like warehouses and airplane hangars, the company said.

The HXB Series withstands freezing cold and severe heat, all at less than half the weight and double the warranty of competing LED high-bay fixtures. It is precisely engineered for performance today and for 100,000 hours of use, with a virtually maintenance-free design, zero restrike time and lightweight construction.

Additionally, a unique aluminum bonded zipper fin heat sink provides unmatched thermal management for long lifetime and exceptional efficacy in extreme operating temperatures. With less material than cast aluminum heat sinks, the HXB Series is half the weight of competing luminaires, for easier installation.

David Elien, Cree senior vice president, lighting, said, “The HXB Series redefines the high-bay category with extraordinary rated lifetimes and industry-leading lumens per watt even in extreme operating temperatures that are found in distribution centers, gymnasiums and field house applications.”

The series is available with 35,000 and 70,000 lumen output options of exceptional illumination performance, offering one-for-one replacement of 500W and 1000W HID luminaires at color temps of 3500K, 4000K or 5000K at up to and beyond 80 CRI.

Rajani Baburajan