Cree Sets New R&D Performance Record with 276 Lumen-Per-Watt Power LED
Extends Leadership with Highest Efficacy Power LED
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cree, Inc. (NAS: CREE) delivers another industry first with a barrier-breaking 276 lumen-per-watt white R&D power LED. This significant milestone exceeds Cree's previous R&D industry record of 254 lumens per watt and demonstrates Cree's continued commitment to innovate and accelerate the adoption of LED lighting.
Cree's innovative SC³ Technology™ Platform, available today in Cree XLamp® LEDs, enables this record-breaking R&D result. The SC³ Technology Platform features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor and boasts a new package design to deliver the most advanced LED components in the industry.
Cree reports that the LED efficacy was measured at 276 lumens per watt, at a correlated color temperature of 4401 K and 350 mA.
"The core of the Cree R&D culture is a relentless focus on innovation that ultimately drives LED adoption," said John Edmond, Cree co-founder and director of advanced optoelectronics. "The innovation from our labs is the foundation for our lighting-class XLamp LEDs. Higher performance LEDs can enable new and better LED-based applications and drive down the solution cost of LED designs."
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications.
Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree® products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, power suppliers and solar inverters.
This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk that we may be unable to develop and release commercial products with performance comparable to the development results described above; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree's products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 24, 2012, and subsequent filings.
Cree® and XLamp® are registered trademarks, and SC³ Technology™ is a trademark of Cree, Inc.
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