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Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for power applications. Cree's product families include high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, and power-switching devices. Cree's LED solutions are driving improvements worldwide in applications such as backlighting, electronic signs and signals. Cree is also among the world's leading manufacturers of silicon carbide-based diodes for power control and management, providing increased efficiency in a variety of applications from solar inverters to industrial motor drivers to wireless technologies.
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Cree GaN (Gallium Nitride) HEMT (High Electron Mobility Transistor) based MMICs (monolithic microwave integrated circuits) enable extremely wide bandwidths to be achieved in small footprint packages. GaN has superior properties compared to silicon or gallium arsenide, including higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity and higher thermal conductivity. GaN HEMTs also offer greater power density and wider bandwidths compared to Si and GaAs transistors.
Cree® XLamp® XP-L LED is the first commercially available single-die LED to deliver breakthrough efficacy of up to 200 lm/w at 350 mA. The game-changing Cree XLamp XP-L LED delivers an immediate performance increase of 50% or more as a drop-in upgrade for lighting designs based on Cree's market-leading XLamp XP-G LEDs. As the brightest member of the industry's only family of high-density-class discrete LEDs, the new XP-L LED redefines system performance, cost and size of LED lighting.
Cree CAS300M12BM2 300A/1.2kV, all-silicon carbide half-bridge module is the largest current (lowest on-resistance) product available to the open market and manufactured in an industry standard 62mm housing that is prevalent in the high power industry. It is priced to impact mainstream markets like induction heating, active front end motor drives, and central solar inverters. This low-loss 300A SiC MOSFET solution can permit a dramatic reduction in the number of modules required when compared with 600A Silicon IGBT modules in comparable applications. Higher frequency operation supports reduced system size, lower weight, smaller magnetics, decreased cooling requirements and a reduction in complexity can benefit reliability.
Cree C5D50065D Z-Rec silicon carbide schottky diode is a 650V rectifier with zero reverse recovery current and zero forward recovery voltage. The C5D50065D features high-frequency operation, temperature-independent switching behavior with extremely fast switching, and positive temperature coefficient on VF. Cree C5D50065D Z-Rec schottky diode provides essential benefits including higher efficiency, essentially no switching losses, and a reduction of heat sink requirements.
Cree XLamp XB-H LEDs deliver a breakthrough combination of lumen output and efficacy in a small package. Delivering more than 500 lumens at 1.5A, 25°C in a 2.45 mm² package, the Cree XB-H LED offers triple the lumen density of competing high power LEDs to significantly increase the performance of today's lighting designs. The XB-H LED joins a new generation of directionally optimized LEDs that offers 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 XLamp High-Density (HD) LED Array redefines what is possible for LED lighting in high-intensity applications. Cree HD LED Arrays double the light output of existing CXA LED arrays without increasing the size. The CXA1310 LED Array delivers more than 2000 lumens in a 6-mm light source that allows lighting manufactures to design smaller, more-efficient track lights, reduce the size of halogen replacements by half and deliver twice the CBCP of ceramic metal halide at 30 percent less power. By emitting more than 15,500 lumens from a 19 mm light source, the CXA2590 LED Array enables luminaires with the same center beam candlepower (CBCP) and light quality of a 150-watt CMH light source at lower power, longer lifetime and with better control. At more than 9,000 lumens from a 12 mm light source, the CXA1850 LED Array allows the design of luminaires with the same CBCP and light quality as 70-watt CMH while using half the power. Cree's HD class of CXA arrays provide unrivaled lumen density that can reduce system cost for the next generation of LED spotlights.
Cree XLamp XQ-E LED family enables lighting manufacturers to significantly reduce the size and total cost of their LED luminaires without sacrificing light output, efficacy or reliability. The XLamp XQ-E LED family packs the lighting-class performance of the XP-E2 into a package that is 78 percent smaller. The compact XQ-E LED enables lighting manufacturers to significantly reduce the size and total cost of their LED luminaires, without sacrificing light output, efficacy or reliability. Built on Cree's revolutionary SC3 Technology Platform and characterized at 85°C, the XQ-E White LED is available in 2700-K to 6200-K color temperatures and offers minimum CRI options of 70 and 80. The XQ-E White LED delivers up to 287 lumens at 3 W, 85°C. XQ-E Color LEDs are available in red, green and blue. The new XQ-E LEDs open up new design possibilities for a wide spectrum of lighting applications such as portable, indoor directional, architectural or vehicle lighting. The XQ-E's combination of consistent design across all configurations and its small size permit improved color mixing and optical control, compared to the larger XP-E2 LED.
Cree 6000 Lumens LMH2 LED module delivers up to 108 lumens-per-watt light-source efficacy with 90+ CRI and is available in 3000 K, 3500 K and 4000 K CCT color temperatures. The LMH2 LED module family features a range of lumen, color temperature and 2 dimming options which enable lighting manufacturers to address a wide range of lighting applications with just one light source, providing investment protection and speeding time to market. Cree LMH2 also offers an extensive ecosystem of drivers, reflectors and heat sinks to help lighting manufacturers get to market faster. Backed by Cree's 5-year warranty, the 6000 Lumens LMH2 LED module is the ideal choice for enabling rapid LED luminaire development where bright, beautiful, long-life lighting is required.
Cree MK-R2 High Power LEDs are optimized for high-lumen, directional lighting applications. Built on Cree’s revolutionary SC³ Technology LED platform, the MK-R2 shares the same mechanical footprint as the original MK-R and provides customers with a seamless upgrade path by shortening the LED luminaire and retrofit lamp design cycle. The high-voltage MK-R2 LEDs enable smaller and more-efficient driver circuits than standard-voltage LEDs and are the ideal replacement for lighting applications that currently use inefficient halogen lamps. MK-R2 LEDs are available in EasyWhite color temperatures, providing the LED industry’s best color consistency. MK-R2 LEDs are optimized for use in track, accent, lamp retrofit, downlighting and other applications where color quality, consistency, and optical control are required.
Cree's Chemical Compatibility Kits provide an easy method for design engineers to test Cree MX6, XP-E and XR-E XLamp LEDs for the presence of incompatible volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in LED-based solid state lighting (SSL) designs which can impair the performance and reduce the lifetime of these illumination systems. Glues, conformal coatings, O-rings, gaskets, and potting compounds are materials frequently used in the construction of LED-based luminaires or lamps and often contain VOCs. The presence of chemically incompatible VOCs on or near LEDs can degrade the light output levels or cause changes in the chromaticity point of the light. This sensitivity to VOCs is not unique to one LED manufacturer but is a known problem for all types of blue, royal blue and white-light LEDs. Chemical incompatibility in SSL is often a localized phenomenon, occurring in luminaire designs that seal portions of the system, resulting in an LED operating environment having elevated temperatures with little or no air movement.
Cree XLamp® XH-B & XH-G LEDs are a new type of mid-power LED that delivers the unique combination of high performance and reliability. Unlike common mid-power plastic packages of today, the ceramic-based XH LEDs are designed to deliver the long calculated L70 lifetimes of Cree's other high-power LEDs, such as XP or XT LEDs. XH LEDs are optimized for fluorescent replacement lighting applications, such as troffers and panel lights, where high efficacy, long lifetime, and smooth appearance are critical. The XH LEDs allow lighting manufacturers to offer products that meet the lifetime expectations of LED technology without compromising cost or performance. The XH-G LEDs deliver leading efficacy levels of up to 170 lumens-per-watt at 65mA, 5000K, 80 CRI, and the XH-B LEDs deliver leading efficacy levels of up to 140 lumens-per-watt at 65mA, 5000K, 80 CRI.
Cree SiC Six-Pack Power Module features Z-FET™ MOSFET and Z-Rec™ Diode technology. This Silicon Carbide three phase module offers ultra low losses with high efficiency operation. It also features zero reverse recovery current and zero turn-off tail current. The module enables compact and lightweight systems with reduced cooling requirements and thus reduced system cost. The SiC Six-Pack Power Module is ideal for applications such as solar inverters, UPS, and motor drives.
Cree XLamp® CXA3050 LED Arrays expand Cree's family of high-flux, multi-die integrated arrays, offering high lumen output and high efficacy in a single, easy-to-use package that eliminates the need for reflow soldering. With XLamp lighting-class reliability, the CXA3050's uniform emitting surface enables both directional and non-directional lighting applications and luminaire and lamp designs. Optimized to simplify designs and lower system cost, the CXA3050 LED Array can enable system level performance of up to 9000 lumens, enabling applications that traditionally use halogen, ceramic metal halide, and compact fluorescent technology. Available in 2-step and 4-step color consistency, and featuring a 23mm optical source, the CXA3050 brings new levels of flux and efficacy to this form factor.
Cree XLamp® XQ-D LEDs revolutionize low-cost, high-power LEDs by delivering lighting-class reliability and a wider spread of light than typical plastic packages. Built on Cree's revolutionary SC3 Technology Platform, the XLamp XQ-D LEDs deliver the unique combination of small size, reliability, and novel light distribution. This combination of features enables the next generation of designs for applications that require broader light distribution, such as omni-directional lamps and fixtures. The XQD's innovative wide light emission can improve the omnidirectionality of replacement lamps, while also reducing system cost by using fewer LEDs. Using Cree's newest generation of silicon carbide-based LED chips, XQ-D is optimized to dramatically lower system cost in replacement lamp, non-directional, and outdoor area lighting applications.
Cree XLamp® XQ-B LEDs revolutionize mid-power LEDs by delivering lighting-class reliability and a wider spread of light than typical plastic packages. Built on Cree's revolutionary SC3 Technology Platform, the XLamp XQ-B LEDs deliver the unique combination of small size, reliability, and novel light distribution. This combination of features enables the next generation of designs for applications that require broader light distribution, such as omni-directional lamps and fixtures. The XQ-B's innovative wide light emission enables a smooth look in replacement tubes and panel lights while reducing system cost by using fewer LEDs. Using Cree's newest generation of silicon carbide-based LED chips, XQ-B is optimized to dramatically lower system cost in non-directional and outdoor area lighting applications.
Cree XLamp® CXA2540 LED Arrays expand Cree's family of high-flux, multi-die integrated arrays, offering high lumen output and high efficacy in a single, easy-to-use package that eliminates the need for reflow soldering. With XLamp lighting-class reliability, the CXA2540's uniform emitting surface enables both directional and non-directional lighting applications and luminaire designs. Optimized to simplify designs and lower system cost, the CXA2540 LED Array can enable system-level performance of up to 7000 lumens, enabling applications that traditionally use halogen, ceramic metal halide, and compact fluorescent technology. Available in 2-step and 4-step color consistency, and featuring a 19mm optical source, the CXA2540 brings new levels of flux and efficacy to this form factor.
Cree XLamp® CXA LED Arrays deliver high lumen output and efficacy in a family of single, easy-to-use components. Optimized to simplify designs and lower system cost, Cree's CXA LED arrays deliver system level performance from 550 to over 5000 lumens and can enable applications ranging from GU10s to commercial downlights. With Cree's CXA LED arrays, lighting manufacturers can have both performance and ease-of-use in a single LED.
Cree XLamp® XB-E & XB-G High-Voltage White LEDs deliver high efficacy in the small XB footprint and are optimized to lower costs for high-lumen, omni-directional replacement lamps. Built on Cree’s SC³ Technology™ Platform, the XLamp XB-E and XB-G High-Voltage White LEDs enable smaller and more efficient driver circuits than standard-voltage LEDs. In addition, these LEDs have a wider light distribution that can improve the omni-directionality for ENERGY STAR replacement lamps. These system optimizations, together with the wide light distribution, enable more-efficient, cost-effective, and better LED replacements for omni-directional lamps.
Cree has expanded its line of XLamp® XP-E LEDs to include XLamp® XP-E2 Color LEDs, bringing a range of new color LEDs to the XP-E2 platform. These LEDs deliver up to 88% higher maximum light output than other comparable color LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to more cost-effectively address a wide spectrum of applications such as architectural, vehicle, and display lighting.
Cree XLamp® XP-E LEDs combine the proven lighting-class performance and reliability of the XLamp XR-E LED in a package with 80% smaller footprint. These LEDs are designed for lighting applications with a wide viewing angle, symmetrical package, unlimited floor life, and electrically neutral thermal path. XLamp XP-E High-Efficiency White LEDs upgrade the XLamp XP-E to leading performance levels for diffuse lighting applications. XP-E HEW is designed to enable faster adoption of LED light in cost-sensitive, consumer lighting products. Compared to the standard XLamp XP-E, XP-E HEW can reduce LED count by 50% and still deliver the same system performance. Cree XLamp XP-E LEDs bring high performance and quality of light to a wide range of lighting applications, including color-changing, portable and personal, outdoor, indoor-directional, transportation, stage and studio, commercial and emergency-vehicle lighting.
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Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs are built on Cree’s revolutionary SC³ Technology™ LED platform, the MK-R LED delivers up to 200 lumens-per-watt, enabling lighting manufacturers to create the next generation of high-lumen indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. MK-R LEDs are available in EasyWhite color temperatures, providing the LED industry’s best color consistency for designs that use only one LED. For systems that use multiple LEDs, MK-R enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs while still maintaining light output and quality, which translates to lower system cost. The MK-R LED is now available in 6-V and 12-V options.
Cree LMH2 LED Modules provide lighting designers and manufacturers with simple, easy-to-adopt LED lighting solutions that reduce luminaire development time and speed time-to-market. The LMH2 850lm and 1250lm LED modules are the ideal choice for enabling rapid luminaire development where bright, beautiful, long-life lighting is required. Cree LMH2 LED Modules incorporate Cree's award-winning TrueWhite LED technology into a system of driver electronics, optics, and primary thermal management for use in residential and commercial lighting applications. This versatile LED lighting module jump-starts the design process for recessed downlights, wall sconces, or pendant lights in demanding end markets such as retail, museums, hospitality, and restaurants.
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Cree GaN HEMT based MMICs enable extremely wide bandwidths to be achieved in small footprint packages. GaN has superior properties compared to silicon or gallium arsenide, including higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity and higher thermal conductivity. Learn More >>
Cree GaN HEMTs offer greater power density and wider bandwidths compared to Si and GaAs transistors. GaN has superior properties compared to silicon or gallium arsenide, including higher breakdown voltage, higher saturated electron drift velocity, and higher thermal conductivity. Learn More >>