Cree Extends XLamp CXA Family with a 68 Percent Brighter LED Array

Obsoletes the Need for Outdated Metal Halide Luminaires

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DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Cree, Inc. (CREE) introduces two new XLamp® LED Arrays to enable high-lumen applications ranging from wallpacks to canopy lighting with one CXA LED family. The new CXA3590 LED Array delivers up to 16,225 lumens at 85°C, 68 percent more lumens compared to Cree’s previous brightest array. The CXA3590 LED Array is the ideal light source to replace 250-watt metal halide (MH) fixtures—using 40 percent less power and designed to last twice as long.

“We are excited that Cree is extending the CXA family because it enables us to address more applications with a single, easy-to-use platform,” said David Lin, general manager, YAH JUANG Lighting Technology. “The CXA3590 LEDs allow us to address high-lumen applications with a single LED, a feat which would have taken hundreds of other LEDs to accomplish.”

Cree also introduces the CXA3070 LED Array, which delivers more than 11,000 lumens at 85°C and shares the same footprint and package design as the existing CXA3050 LED. Both the CXA3590 and CXA3070 arrays are optimized to simplify design and enable low system cost. The new high light-output LED arrays deliver up to 134 lumens-per-watt at 85°C and 70-95 CRI options – expanding the industry’s broadest family of LED arrays that push the boundaries of lighting-class performance by combining high quality of light with high light output and efficacy.

“Cree CXA LED Arrays set the industry standard for integrated arrays, providing excellent efficacy, reliability and light output,” said David Gershaw, president, RemPhos Technologies LLC. “The high-performance CXA3070 LED Array enables us to offer metal halide replacements that exceed the efficiency and life of the technology they replace.”

Characterized and binned at 85°C, the new LEDs are available in ANSI White and EasyWhite® color temperatures (2700K – 5000K), providing the industry’s best color consistency for designs that use only one LED. Cree® XLamp CXA3590 and CXA3070 LED samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. Please visit www.cree.com/cxa to learn more about the new CXA LEDs.

About Cree

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.

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 and lifetimes 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 30, 2013, and subsequent filings.

Cree®, EasyWhite® and XLamp® are registered trademarks of Cree, Inc.

Contact:
Cree, Inc.
Casey Allen, 919-407-7651
Corporate Communications
media@cree.com

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