New LED module product line brings Cree TrueWhite technology to lighting manufacturers
Press release, staff reporter, DIGITIMES, Taipei [Friday 16 April 2010]
DURHAM, N.C., April 6, 2010 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces a new class of products designed to accelerate the adoption of LED lighting by traditional lighting fixture manufacturers and speed time-to-market for their new LED-based fixtures. With this new line of LED module products, Cree customers will now have access to Cree's award-winning TrueWhite technology allowing them to deliver efficient, high-quality light in a compact, easy-to-use product.
The first product in the new line is the Cree LED Module LMR4, created to overcome common design issues manufacturers have faced when trying to incorporate LED solutions into their lighting fixtures.
"Cree customers now have access to our industry-proven TrueWhite technology, allowing them to quickly deliver better products to the market, faster," said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO. "Cree TrueWhite technology is already installed in thousands of locations including restaurants, retail stores, and others that demand both high-quality light and energy-efficiency."
The Cree LED Module LMR4 uniquely integrates driver electronics, optics and primary thermal management, making the compact Cree module drop-in-ready. Designed to last 35,000 hours while consuming just 12 watts of power, it delivers 700 lumens at a warm-white color temperature of 2700 with a CRI >90. Fixture manufacturers have the option to include a specially designed heat sink to accommodate specific high-heat applications, like downlights for insulated ceilings.
The LMR4 (120V) is UL recognized and the LMR4 (230V) complies with multiple international standards. Fixture makers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification will have access to specification and performance data, including LM-80 reports, which can speed regulatory approvals.
"We've never seen or worked with any LED product as simple as the Cree LED Module," said Miroslav Masar, OMS, LED department director. "We anticipate our new downlight will be available in summer 2010 - and that's less than six months from when we started working with prototypes of the module. In a fast-paced industry like lighting, this is a keen advantage for us."
The Cree LED Module LMR4 can be ordered now for summer 2010 general availability, and sample evaluation kits are available now directly from Cree's website, www.cree.com/modules. Demonstrations of the LMR4 can be seen at Cree's Light + Building stand (Hall 4.2, G71), April 11-16, 2010 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The LMR4 has also been designed into demonstration fixtures that can be seen at Disano, Hall 3.1 E21; OMS, Hall 4.2 F10/G10; and LTS, Hall 3.1 A51.
Cree LED module LMR4