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Cree Extends Leadership With Higher Performance XLamp XP-G2 LEDs

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) sets a new industry benchmark with higher performance XLamp ® XP-G2 LEDs. The latest innovation boasts a seven percent increase in brightness compared to the already industry-leading XP-G2 family. The new LEDs provide lighting manufacturers with an unprecedented combination of light output, efficacy and outstanding reliability, while delivering an immediate boost in performance.

“We looked at many different LEDs but selected the XP-G2 LED because of its high performance and proven reliability,” said Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting, Inc. “We are excited that the XP-G2 LED is now even brighter. Cree’s leading-edge technology is one of the key elements in our products, allowing us to offer market-leading performance to our 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 350 mA, 85°C or 155 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 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.

“Cree pioneered the industry-standard form factor with the XP-G LED platform and has continued to provide the industry’s best performance since its inception,” said Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED Components. “The new XP-G2 LED furthers Cree’s proven leadership and helps protect its customers’ investment. The higher performance XP-G2 results in fewer required LEDs, which means fewer optics, a smaller printed circuit board and less handling, all of which translates to lower system cost.”

“We do all of our product development in-house and we consistently look to Cree for the latest in LED technology,” said Scott Riesebosch, chief technology officer, CRS Electronics, Inc. “As a customer that uses the XP package, we’re excited to be able to extend our product portfolio with the newest XP-G2 LED, without making any additional investment.”

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