Cree Lighting and Synapse® worked together to create a smart, efficient lighting system designed to produce maximum light output allowed by state codes.
A total of 3,014 KBL Series high-bay luminaires were installed throughout the facility. The KBL Series high-bay luminaire was chosen for this installation for several reasons. The KBL Series is a high-efficiency luminaire that produces more light while consuming less energy than traditional metal halide luminaires.
“The amount of light coming from the KBL Series sets it apart from other high-bay luminaires on the market. Even though it’s producing so much light, people working underneath the luminaires still experience visual comfort in a properly illuminated space that doesn’t cause headaches and is glare-free,” said Ryan Loggins, product manager, Cree Lighting.
The KBL Series high-bay luminaires have an instant start so they turn on when needed without delay, and have dimming capabilities straight out of the box. More levels of control – such as occupancy detection, daylight harvesting, scheduling and alerts – are available from the SimplySNAP wireless controls platform to customize the luminaire and tap into a higher performance level.
In addition to the normal features of a controls system, ULINE wanted to integrate the system in a way that would tie into the main building systems and detect motion so all the lights in an area would come on at the same time when needed. To accomplish this, Synapse®, Cree Lighting and ULINE decided to use SimplySNAP, a scalable platform that can scale up to 10,000 lights, manage multiple gateways from a single user interface and integrate with a building management system (BMS). The solution was also successfully deployed on a smaller scale in ULINE’s Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin facility.
ULINE was also satisfied with the installation of the luminaires and the onboarding process for their team to learn how to use the system, as well as the ongoing support.
“The installation of the Synapse®-enabled Cree Lighting luminaires is extremely easy. The electrical contractor only had to worry about getting the power to the box, allowing us to save money on the installation,” said McConnell.
“The onboarding process was robust from both the Cree Lighting and Synapse® teams. Initially, I thought learning the system would be complicated and have a steep learning curve, but it was seamless and easy to understand,” said Emil Yanos, facility manager for the Washington location.