Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XP-G2 LED to
deliver luminaire manufacturers up to 20 percent more lumens per watt
and 2.5 times the lumens-per-dollar over the original XP-G LED. The
brighter, more efficient XP-G2 LED provides customers an immediate boost
in performance and enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs to get the
same brightness at lower cost or increase brightness levels using the
same LED count and power.
Characterized and binned at 85°C, the new XP-G2 LED leverages the same
footprint (3.45mm x 3.45mm) and is compatible optically with the
original XP-G LED – providing drop-in-ready performance enhancements to
shorten the LED fixture design cycle and improve customer time to
market. The XP-G2 LED can enable a broad range of high-lumen
applications, from indoor and outdoor to portable and lamp retrofits.
“We have many designs using Cree’s XLamp XP-G LED,” said William Weiss,
partner and director of technology, MSi Solid State Lighting. “The new
XP-G2 allows us to take full advantage of the benefits of Cree’s latest
technology without any significant design changes, improving
Built on the revolutionary SC³ Technology Platform, the XP-G2 LEDs
combine high light output, reliability and efficacy to deliver up to 151
lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 165 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C in
cool white (both at 6000K). In warm white (3000K), the XP-G2 LED
delivers up to 133 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 145 lumens per
watt at 350mA, 25°C. The SC³ Technology Platform leverages Cree’s
advanced silicon carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip
architecture and phosphor and showcases a new package design to deliver
the most advanced lighting- class LED components in the industry.
Luminaire makers seeking ENERGY STAR® qualification will have
access to specification and performance data, including LM-80 reports,
which can speed time to market. XP-G2 LEDs are a “successor” product to
the original XP-G LED for LM-80 data – accelerating qualification of
luminaires using just 3000 hours of LM-80 data, instead of the normal
6000 hours. The XP-G2 LED is also UL-recognized and features a level 4
Cree XLamp XP-G2 LED samples are available now and production quantities
are available with standard lead times. To locate a distributor or to
learn more, please visit www.cree.com/xpg2.
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.
For additional product and company information, please refer to www.cree.com.
To learn more about the LED Lighting Revolution, please visit www.creeledrevolution.com.
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 actual
savings will vary from expectations; the risk we may be unable to
manufacture these new products with sufficiently low cost to offer them
at competitive prices or with acceptable margins; the risk we may
encounter delays or other difficulties in ramping up production of our
new products; customer acceptance of LED products; 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 26, 2011, and subsequent
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