LED’s from Cree Achieve Highest Commercially Available Brightness in the Industry

Cree, Inc., a market leader in light emitting diode (LED) technology, today announced that its XLamp™ 7090 white LED product has achieved the highest commercially available brightness in the industry, offering 40-60 lumens at 350mA. With a typical brightness of 45 lumens, the XLamp 7090 white LED significantly reduces energy consumption by providing customers more light in the same amount of space using less electrical power. Cree's new higher brightness white XLamp LEDs are available in sample quantities, with production volumes targeted to be available in December 2004. "The breakthrough level of brightness we have demonstrated outpaces any known commercial offering on the market today and we believe this achievement sets a new benchmark in the industry," stated Norbert Hiller, Vice President of Cree Lighting. "The XLamp 7090 white LED delivers significantly more light for architectural lighting and backlighting applications." The first XLamp power LEDs were introduced in July 2004. These products offer a cost-effective alternative to traditional lighting methods such as incandescent bulbs and other conventional light sources by providing longer life, lower maintenance costs and reduced energy consumption. The XLamp 7090 white LED is ideal for applications such as portable/consumer electronics, architectural and landscape lighting, as well as automotive forward lighting.

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