XLamp XB-H LED Delivers Unrivaled Lumen Density and Optical Control

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DURHAM, NC -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the , the brightest discrete in Cree’s high-density (HD) class of LEDs, delivering a breakthrough combination of lumen output and efficacy in a small package. The XB-H LED brings the lighting-class performance of the XP-G2 LED

into a package that is 50 percent smaller. Delivering more than 500 lumens at 1.5 A, 25º C in a 2.45 x 2.45-mm package, the Cree® XB-H LED can enable luminaires that use the same-size-footprint XB-D LED to triple their light output at the same efficacy.


XLamp XB-H LEDThe XB-H joins the XQ-E in the family of HD-class discrete LEDs that offer the industry’s highest optical control factor (OCF), a measurement of how LED size and performance benefit directional lighting applications. High-OCF LEDs enable lighting manufacturers to improve the performance of any lighting design, create smaller and less-expensive systems, and develop new lighting solutions that were previously not possible. 

“Cree is the first LED manufacturer to bring this level of performance to such a small size,” said Roger Suen, supply chain management director, Light Engine Ltd. “With a high optical control factor, the XB-H LEDs enable new levels of brightness and optical control to improve design flexibility, increase performance and lower system cost without sacrificing reliability.”

Utilizing Cree’s proven and highly reliable ceramic-package technology, the new XB-H LED delivers long L70 lifetimes at both high temperature and current. In addition, the XB-H offers compatibility with most optics designed for the Cree XP family of LEDs, allowing lighting manufacturers to leverage the optics of existing lighting designs and improve time-to-market.

“We are excited to offer our breakthrough high-density performance to manufacturers who prefer to work with discrete LEDs,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. “Delivering up to 175 lumens-per-watt efficacy at 1 W, 25° C in its small package, the XB-H LED sets a new performance standard for high-power LEDs. Our new HD class of discrete LEDs demonstrates Cree’s commitment to offering customers the best options for their applications.”

To improve time-to-market, lighting manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR® qualification can take advantage of the XB-H LED’s successor status to the XP-G2 LED—meaning that ENERGY STAR qualification can be achieved using just 3,000 hours of LM-80 data, instead of the normal 6,000 hours. 

The XLamp XB-H LED is available in color temperatures ranging from 2700 K to 8300 K and CRI options of 70, 80, 85 and 90. Binned at 700 mA, 85° C, the XB-H LED delivers up to 499 lumens at 5 W, 85° C. Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. Please visit www.cree.com/ocf to learn more.

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.

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