8 November 2010


Cree’s 120V LMR4 LED module achieves Title 24 compliance; warranty extended to 5 years

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA says that its 120V LMR4 LED module has achieved California Title 24 registration, helping OEM lighting manufacturers to meet California’s energy-efficiency standards and to quickly enter the LED lighting market with fixtures based on Cree’s TrueWhite Technology or EasyWhite solution. Cree is also extending the warranty on its LMR4 LED module family to five years to further accelerate the LED Lighting Revolution.

“California leads the nation in promoting sustainable, energy-efficient building codes, and the growth of solid-state lighting is critical to achieving energy-saving goals and policy objectives,” says Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC) at the University of California, Davis. “Cree has been a leader in the LED lighting industry, and further advances to its technologies will allow lighting manufacturers to address the energy-efficiency needs of California consumers,” he adds.

“Lighting manufacturers have already demonstrated the ease of developing LED fixtures based on the Cree LMR4 module,” says Tom Roberts, Cree’s director of marketing, LED modules. “Based on our continued testing and customer design successes, Cree is extending the LMR4 warranty from three years to five. We believe this provides even greater confidence in the business case for high-quality LED lighting.”

Cree’s LMR4 LED module, available with either TrueWhite Technology or the EasyWhite solution, integrates driver electronics, optics and primary thermal management. Both versions deliver 700 lumens, are designed to last 35,000 hours and consume just 12W of power. Fixture manufacturers have the option to include a specially designed heat sink to accommodate specific high-heat applications such as downlights for insulated ceilings.

The 120V LMR4 LED module is UL-recognized, and the 230V LMR4 module complies with multiple international standards. Fixture makers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification will have access to specifications and performance data, including LM-80 reports, which can speed regulatory approvals.

The Cree LED Module family is available direct from Cree and is now also available through Arrow Electronics North America (, Digi-Key (, Farnell Newark ( and WPG Americas (

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