DURHAM, N.C. — Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic, one of the city’s largest orthopaedic practices, chose LED lighting from Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) for the facility’s new state-of-the-art headquarters and surgery center. The North Carolina facility installed more than 1,000 Cree® CR Series LED architectural troffers throughout the 98,000-square-foot clinic. According to Raleigh Orthopaedic, the newly installed LED troffers will decrease the clinic’s lighting energy usage by 54 percent compared to outdated fluorescent technologies.
“The biggest difference my colleagues and I have noticed is the dimming capability of the Cree LED troffers, which we use on a daily basis in diagnostic exam rooms,” said Dr. G. Hadley Callaway, president, Raleigh Orthopaedic. “My patients and I are better able to view X-rays as we discuss a course of treatment, providing an improved atmosphere for patients and staff.”
Designed to last for more than 50,000 hours, or twice the lifetime of comparable fluorescents, Cree LED troffers reduce lighting maintenance and operational costs for the practice. The installation is expected to pay for itself in less than three years*.
Dr. Callaway continued, “We’ve continued to be pleased with the light quality and color rendering of the Cree LED troffers, and we’re especially impressed with how the installation has helped provide a more comfortable environment for patients and helped minimize eye strain for staff.”
*Based on commercial usage of 14 hours per-day and the national average of $0.11 per kWh electric costs, lighting-related HVAC impact and relamp maintenance reductions.
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