Cree Introduces Industry’s First 8000-Lumen LED Module

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LMH2 LED Module Family Enables the Complete Replacement of Ceramic Metal Halide Lamps

DURHAM, NC -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the new 8000-lumen , a no-compromise, easy-to-use solution for high-ceiling applications. The 8000-lumen LMH2 is designed to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide (CMH) lamps while using only 63 percent of the power and lasting three times as long. With the addition of the 8000-lumen LMH2, the Cree® LMH2 LED Module family offers the industry’s greatest range of lumen output from a single form factor, making it possible to obsolete CMH technology.

"The new Cree® 8000-lumen LMH2 LED Module allows us to effectively address high-ceiling, high-lumen applications without having to sacrifice color quality or reliability," said Wesley Johnson, product manager, Hi-Lite Mfg. "We can now easily offer our customers better lighting solutions to replace 150-watt ceramic-metal-halide lamps in spaces such as convention centers, airports, auditoriums and shopping malls."

Cree’s LMH2 LED Module family provides an extensive range of light output (850 to 8000 lumens) from a single light source, enabling lighting manufacturers to quickly develop an entire product portfolio with just one set of tooling and optical design. Lighting designers can now utilize one light source and technology to illuminate an entire space and avoid problems such as color inconsistency and re-lamping.

“Having an 8000-lumen option in the LMH2 LED Module family gives us the flexibility to create an entire product family from a single form factor,” said Chris Roemlein, president, Spectrum Lighting. “Cree’s ability to increase the performance of the LMH2 Module allows us to address a wide range of ceiling heights with minimal design investment.”

Visit Cree at Light+Building 2014 at Hall 5.0, Stand C34, to see the entire LMH2 LED Module family. Samples and production quantities are available with standard lead times from Cree distributors. Cree also offers a complete ecosystem of LED accessories to help lighting manufacturers speed their time to market. Go to www.cree.com/lmh2 for additional information.

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.

Please refer to www.cree.com for additional product and company information.

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.

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