March 13, 2013

Cree’s LMH2 Driver Compatibility Program Expands to 39 Fully Compatible Drivers

Provides Better LED Driver Options for Lighting Manufacturers Using LED Modules
DURHAM, NC -- Cree, Inc. continues to grow the list of compatible drivers under its recently announced Driver Compatibility Program for the LMH2 LED Module. The list now contains thirty-nine compatible drivers from sixteen manufacturers, including Cree. It also includes two new Cree LED module drivers that provide lighting manufacturers with more options to quickly address different geographic markets.

The Driver Compatibility Program provides LED lighting manufacturers with a list of drivers that are compatible with Cree® LED products, as verified through evaluation and testing by Cree. By leveraging the technology and features of third-party drivers, the program enables lighting manufacturers to quickly address the requirements unique to various countries, further differentiate their products and address more applications.

The first-of-its-kind program for LED modules allows Cree to extend its LED module warranty to the use of Cree’s LED module with a compatible third-party LED driver. Cree’s LED modules warranty was previously limited to the use of a Cree LED module with a Cree driver. The Driver Compatibility Program demonstrates Cree’s continued commitment to helping LED lighting manufacturers overcome the challenges of bringing high-quality products to market faster.

The two new LMD300 LED module drivers, designed to work with the LMH2 2000 and 3000 lumen light sources, add 0/1-10 V dimming with 100–240V input voltage support (PSE certified) and 220–240 V input voltage support with strain relief. Cree’s LED module drivers comply with multiple international regulatory and safety standards.

To view the full list of compatible drivers, please visit www.cree.com/drivercompatibility. To learn more about the Driver Compatibility Program or to submit a driver for consideration, please visit www.cree.com/submitdrivers. 

About Cree 
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Cree's product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and solar inverters.

For additional product and company information, please refer to www.cree.com.


This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including customer acceptance of LED products; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 24, 2012, and subsequent filings.