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Cree Intros Higher Performance LEDs
Brighter, extra long-life LED.
Durham, NC — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has introduced an improved, higher performance XLamp® XP-G2 LED. The latest innovation provides a seven percent increase in brightness compared to previous iterations of the XP-G2 family. The new LEDs provide lighting manufacturers with an excellent combination of light output, efficacy and outstanding reliability, while delivering an immediate boost in performance.

According to the company, its leading-edge technology is one of the key elements in its products, making it possible to offer even greater performance to customers in both the industrial and sport lighting industries.

XP-G2 LEDs are used in a wide variety of applications, including street and area lighting, PAR replacement lamps and high-performance flashlights. The new XP-G2 LEDs now deliver up to 142 lumens per watt at 350mA, 85°C or 155 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C in warm white (3000K), enabling lighting manufacturers to use fewer LEDs to achieve the same brightness at a lower system cost or increase performance levels using the same LED count and power. The company is also making available 6,000 hours of LM-80 long-term testing data for the XP-G2 LED. This LM-80 data provides TM-21 reported L85 lifetimes greater than 36,000 hours, translating to a remarkable 15 percent light loss after four years, even at the maximum current of 1500mA. In addition, the XP-G2's predecessor, the XLamp XP-G LED, now has more than 12,000 hours of LM-80 data available. All XP-G data sets provide TM-21 reported L95 lifetimes greater than 70,000 hours, or eight years, reflecting the excellent long-term reliability of the XLamp XP package.


Contact: Cree, Inc., 4600 Silicon Drive, Durham, NC 27703 800-533-2583 or 919-313-5300 fax: 919-313-5558 Web:
http://www.cree.com

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