Module Makes LED Lighting Design Faster and Easier

April 6, 2010
Cree, Inc. 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(TM) 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. The Cree LED Module LMR4 uniquely integrates driver electronics, optics andprimary thermal management, making the compact Cree module drop-in-ready.Designed to last 35,000 hours while consuming just 12 watts of power, itdelivers 700 lumens at a warm-white color temperature of 2700 with a CRI90. Fixture manufacturers have the option to include a specially designedheat sink to accommodate specific high-heat applications, like downlightsfor insulated ceilings.The LMR4 (120V) is UL recognized and the LMR4 (230V) complies with multipleinternational standards. Fixture makers seeking ENERGY STAR® qualificationwill have access to specification and performance data, including LM-80reports, which can speed regulatory approvals."We've never seen or worked with any LED product as simple as the Cree LEDModule," said Miroslav Masar, OMS, LED Department director. "We anticipateour new downlight will be available in summer 2010--and that's less than sixmonths from when we started working with prototypes of the module. In afast-paced industry like lighting, this is a keen advantage for us."