Products, Materials + Tools | Jun 13, 2007

Cree XLamp LEDs Are Brilliant in Beta LED’s Lighting Fixtures

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a leader in LED solid-state lighting components, today announced that its award winning XLamp® XR-E LEDs provide the light foundation for a new line of high-performance outdoor lighting fixtures, THE EDGE™ by Beta LED™. THE EDGE line of LED luminaires is designed for street, parking lot, parking garage, walkway and building-mounted applications.

“THE EDGE line sets new performance standards for outdoor LED lighting fixtures,” noted Al Ruud, founder and president of Beta LED, a division of Beta Lighting. “We knew that to produce the best LED fixtures we had to start with the right LED. We were looking for high brightness, efficiency, reliability, color stability and high-volume production,” Ruud stated. “We chose Cree XLamp LEDs for this innovative new line because of their commitment to producing the highest-performing LEDs in the industry.” Ruud added, “Robustness and reliability are also important issues for us. We have tested THE EDGE fixtures in extremely hot, cold and humid environments with zero failures.”

“Beta LED has shown what can be achieved when you leverage the multiple benefits of the industry-leading XLamp LED technology into an optimized system. The result, as demonstrated by the new Beta LED products, is a product of extraordinary performance and quality,” said Norbert Hiller, Cree vice president and general manager for lighting LEDs. “We are delighted Beta LED chose the Cree XR-E LED for their new, breakthrough product line.”

About Beta LED:
Beta Lighting was founded in 1992 as the architectural, rep-marketed division of Ruud Lighting, Inc. (founded in 1982). Founder and president, Alan J. Ruud, P.E., recognized a need in the marketplace for a line of competitively priced, high-quality, outdoor and indoor luminaries with excellent optical design and performance that could be sold through a rep-based sales network.

About Cree, Inc.:
Cree is a market-leading innovator and manufacturer of semiconductors and devices that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products by significantly increasing their energy performance and efficiency. Key to Cree’s market advantage is its world-class materials expertise in silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) for chips and packaged devices that can handle more power in a smaller space while producing less heat than other available technologies, materials and products. 

For additional information on Beta LED and THE EDGE lighting systems, visit www.BetaLED.com .
For additional information on Cree LEDs visit www.cree.com .

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