By Nick Gilbert
Cree, a provider of LED light solutions, has announced the installation of energy-efficient LED lighting at the Hart Senate Office Building serving the US Senate.
Over 150 Cree CR22 architectural LED troffers were fixed in the Sundry Shop, American Grill and main hallway of the Hart Building. Through this installation, the building can save 33% of annual energy expenses.
Cree CR22 linear luminaires were installed as a replacement for 130 CFL downlights and linear fluorescents all across the Hart Building, upgrading its old-fashioned ceiling grid. They have an operating life of 50,000 hours or more. Besides saving energy and reducing utility expenses, Cree CR22 linear luminaires lower operational and maintenance expenses for the Senate building.
The Hart Building is a nine-story structure with a unique contemporary look. When Congress approved the building’s construction, the architects wanted to develop an adaptable, energy-efficient building that can house the modern Senate’s new technology and Congressional business.
Cree’s Vice President of Global Sales for Lighting, Christopher Ruud stated that the CR series is an ideal substitute for upgrading fluorescent lighting. Besides providing superior-quality light, better energy savings, and longer life when compared to fluorescent options, CR troffers provide a logical solution for office structures such as the Hart Senate Office Building. The lighting upgrade with Cree CR22 linear luminaires will enable the facility managers of the Hart Building to achieve significant economic advantages and continue the mission proposed by the structure’s original designers.