Industry News

04/18/2017New Cree NX Technology Platform Redefines LED Performance for Next Generation Lighting Systems

Cree NX Technology Platform

Cree Inc. announces a major LED breakthrough with the revolutionary NX technology platform that will power the next generation of Cree’s lighting-class LEDs. 

04/07/2017Cree Second Generation Extreme High Power LED Delivers Unmatched Efficacy & Lumen Density

Second Generation of LED

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XHP70.2 LED, the second generation of the highest output Extreme High Power LED.

12/15/2016Cree Announces the Next Generation of Extreme High Power LEDs

Cree Extreme High Power LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XHP50.2 LED, which delivers up to seven percent more lumens and 10 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the first generation XHP50 LED in the same 5.0 mm x 5.0 mm package. The new XHP50.2 LED enables lighting manufacturers to quickly improve the performance of existing XHP50 lighting designs. Capable of producing more than 2,500 lumens from its 6mm light emitting surface (LES), the XHP50.2 can reduce the size and cost of new designs and enable innovative solutions to address applications ranging from spot to street lighting.

10/10/2016Cree Introduces Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the new XLamp® XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs, the industry’s highest performing LEDs optimized for horticulture. The new LEDs deliver up to 21 percent higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost.

09/21/2016Cree Announces the Next Generation of High-Power XP-L LEDs

High-Power XP-L LEDs

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XP-L2 LED, delivering up to seven percent more lumens and 15 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-L LED. Leveraging elements of Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-L2 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of the XP-L LED in the proven XP package. The new XP-L2 LED provides an easy drop-in upgrade to achieve higher system LPW for lighting manufacturers with existing XP-L designs, eliminating redesign costs. It also enables reduced size and cost for new designs.

06/22/2016Cree Expands Portfolio of LEDs for Horticulture Lighting

Cree Red LED

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) expands its industry-leading portfolio of LEDs optimized for horticulture lighting with the introduction of the new Cree XLamp® XQ-E Photo Red LED.  The new XQ-E LED extends the family of smallest LEDs optimized for horticulture and enables lighting manufacturers to reduce the size of luminaires and lower their system cost. 

06/16/2016Cree Redefines Price-Performance for High Power LEDs

CREE High Power LED

DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) continues to lead high-power LED innovation with significant improvements to the popular XLamp® XT-E LED.  Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, the upgraded XT-E LED family now includes a new High Efficacy (HE) option that delivers a 25 percent increase in efficacy compared to the previous XT-E LED and provides a guaranteed minimum efficacy of 164 LPW at 85°C and 350mA.  






03/02/2016Cree Shows LED Power with Higher-Ranking Quality of the Color

Cree Color LEDs

Cree enrolls a new LED industry with the presentation of a singular high-powered LED that delivers almost 1600 lumens at 134 lumens-per-watt (LPW) with incandescent-like color quality. According to these results the company has brought a huge innovation to the LED market: Cree reached for 25 percent rise in LPW over release LEDs of identical color quality beneath the conditions in real-world lighting applications. 

01/26/2016Cree updates XQ LED family

XQ LED family
Cree, Inc. extends its industry-leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs with the adding of the XLamp® XQ-A LED to the XQ LED family. The ceramic-based, compact XQ-A allows lighting producers to cost-effectively and quickly extend their product portfolios.

12/01/2015Highest candela performance is possible with high intensity color LEDs

Cree XQ-E
Cree, Inc. presents its new elaboration – XLamp® XQ-E High Intensity LEDs. They are related to specific color LEDs designed for optical performance. Now it’s possible for illumination producers to double the candela efficiency with minimal redesign.

12/01/2015Extremely high power LEDs for a totally new performance

Cree XHP35
Cree, Inc. is glad to draw your attention to the new XLamp® XHP35 LED with 50% more light brightness. The XHP35 LED is created on the basis of Cree’s SC5 Technology™ platform and provides up to 1.833 lm.

05/07/2015Cree’s recent class of LEDs significantly increases performance

Cree XP-L
DURHAM, NC - Cree, Inc. informs about the newest XLamp® XP-L High-Intensity LED. It’s the first single-die LED to reach more than 100.000 candelas. The LED is built on Cree’s revolutionary SC5 Technology™ Platform. It reaches over double the candelas than the industry’s preceding utmost-performing XP-L LED through the identical optic. The latest high-end LEDs permit lighting producers to decrease size, enhance performance and cut system cost for various usages such as outdoor and stadium illumination, track.

01/14/2015Cree starts production of new LEDs to cardinally lower system cost


The commercial availability of XLamp® Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs is announced. It’s an absolutely modern class of LEDs that allow a system cost decrease of up to 40% for illumination uses. The revolutionary technique of the newest XHP LEDs will promote further significant innovations in illumination system design.

01/14/2015Cree redefines high-powered LEDs with SC5 Technology Platform

Cree SC5

The advanced SC5 Technology™ Platform is another basic advancement in illuminating-class LED performance. The latest platform propels the next generation of illumination with the presentation of Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs. This newest class of LEDs can lower system costs by up to 40% in many illumination uses.

04/03/2014The Brightest Discrete XLamp XB-H LED Is Introduced!

Cree XB-H
Cree demonstrated its leadership in a LED lighting market once again. It’s truly a top-level innovator of LEDs. One of its latest achievements is a new Cree High-Density Discrete LED, which represents a cutting-edge combination of luminancy and efficiency in a small packing. It easily delivers more than 500 lumens and exists in different color temperatures! 

10/10/2013Cree's Leadership Extended: 7% Higher-Performance for XLamp XP-G2 LEDs

Cree XP-G2 LEDs

Cree is legendary for its ability to introduce relentless innovations. One of its newest LED technology solutions are higher-performance XLamp® XP-G2 LEDs. They guarantee increase of brightness for 7%. These novelties offer premium performance features, which are achieved by an ideal combination of effectiveness, unparalleled reliability and high intensity output.

What is more, XP-G2 LEDs greatly extended the fields of use. XP-G2 LED emits up to 142 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C. Warm white (3000 K) XP-G2 produces up to 155 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 25°C.

05/31/2013The Brightest Color LEDs introduced by Cree

Cree Color LEDs

Cree, the world leader in LED production released new XP-E2 Color LEDs built on SC3 Platform with improved performance. Thus, new XP-E2 LEDs are now available with outputs at maximal currents of 1409mW for Royal Blue, 253 lumens for Green, 109 lumens for Blue, 193 lumens for Red-Orange, 155 lumens for Red.

04/15/2013Philips Lumileds Releases New Micro-Mini Undomed LED

Philips LEDs

To serve the everyday growing expectations for lighting solutions Philips Lumileds has developed and released new High-Power micro-sized Luxeon Z ES LED. This new undomed LED provides better optical control and world’s best color consistency in white and warm colors due to a 1-step MacAdam ellipse. Luxeon Z ES LEDs are available in CCTs from 2700K to 6500K with 5,3 and 1-step MacAdam ellipse binning options.

01/09/2013Driver Compatibility Program launched by Cree

Cree Program

Extending the opportunities for all LED lighting manufacturers, Cree launches a new Driver Compatibility Program. From now the lighting producers are able to combine Cree LEDs with a list of third-party drivers that were tested and approved by Cree. The application of high-grade Cree LED modules with compatible third-party drivers enables lighting manufacturers to improve their products and reach the highest impossible characteristics and performance. Driver Compatibility Program makes it possible for producers to develop and design most advanced products, implementing the greatest achievements in LED and electronic components production.

01/07/2013Cree Extends Color Variability for XB-D LEDs

Cree XB-D

To offer new possibilities for lighting producers and designers Cree complements its XB-D LED series with amber LED. Now XB-D color LEDs are available in amber, red, red-orange, royal blue, green, blue and white color temperatures (2700 K to 6200K).

XLamp XB-D LEDs supply the customers with low-cost and efficient lighting components for a range of applications. Cree’s revolutionary SC3 Technology enables to get up to 139 lumens per watt efficacy from cool white XB-D LED and up to 109 lumens per watt from warm white LED.

12/18/2012More Cree LEDs are Now UL Recognized

Cree UL

UL is a global independent safety science company engaged in testing, verifying, inspecting and certificating of electrical products. A wide range of Cree LEDs has been already UL recognized and now the list  is complemented with some more efficient and powerful Xlamp LED series.

Thus Cree XM-L Easy White, XM-L2 and MT-G2 LEDs received the highest level enclosure recognition (4) which shows that these LEDs were investigated as fire and electrical enclosure per ANSI/UL 8750. XLamp MC-E LED has received level 1 enclosure recognition.


12/11/2012New Wave of Highest Performance LEDs by Cree

Cree New LEDs

With the introduction of new XLamp® XM-L2 LEDs Cree again sets the benchmark for the most efficient and highest performance lighting components. Designed for high-output applications, XM-L2 LEDs produce 20% more lumens-per-watt than existing XM-L LEDs. As the previously released XP-G2 and XP-E2 LEDs they are built using the Cree's unique SC3 technology hich enabled the company to reach such increase in the performance of LEDs.  

09/20/2012New XP-E2 LEDs by Cree are Now Available

Cree New XP-E2

The newly developed SC3 technology enabled Cree to improve the most popular LEDs and release highly efficient XLamp® XP-E2 LEDs. With the same cost and power consumption new XP-E2 LEDs produce up to 128 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 143 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C in cool white (6000K). This noticeable boost in output and efficacy will definitely affect the lighting products industry and enable the designers of lighting solutions to decrease the costs and increase the efficiency of their products. 

For the flashlight industry such improvements open new horizons in production and encourage the producers to develop and construct new products that meet all the customers' requirements and expectations. 

07/10/2012Cree Introduces New XLamp® XP-G2 LEDs with 20% more efficacy

Cree XP-G2

Constantly improving their technologies and products Cree continues to provide the lighting producers with more and more efficient components. With the introduction of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED Cree offers us a considerable increase in output and performance for small-footprint LEDs used in our products. 

Built on the unique SC3 Technology Platform, the XP-G2 LEDs emit high light output,  and provide higher reliability and efficacy. New XP-G2 LEDs produce up to 151 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 165 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C  in cool white (both at 6000K). In warm white (3000K), the XP-G2 LED provides up to 133 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 145 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C.

04/11/2012Cree Announced the First EasyWhite LED on the SC³ Platform

Cree MT-G2

Cree, the world leader in LED production, developed the first LED built on the SC³ Platform. The new platform enabled Cree to achieve a 25% boost in performance for new MT-G2 EasyWhite LED. New advanced MT-G2 LED produces up to 2100 lumens in warm white (3000K) at 25 watts, 85°C. It also provides for better optical control and color consistency. The new LED has the same footprint as MT-G LED - 8.9mm x 8.9mm - and can replace it in most applications offering higher light output. MT-G2 LED is represented in 2- and 4-step EasyWhite color temperatures (from 2700K to 5000K) and feature various voltage range.

01/11/2012Next Generation of high-output LEDs by Cree

Cree Output

Being a leader in LED lighting industry Cree surprises us again with the introduction of low-cost but extraordinary bright for its size XLamp® XB-D LED. XB-D is based on a new innovative platform, which allowed Cree to improve price-performance and extend the fields of LED application worldwide.

With its small sizes (2.45mm x 2.45mm) and impressive light output 139 lumens per watt Cree XB-D can be widely used in flashlight industry when compact light sources are required.

10/12/2011Cree Introduces New Levels of Performance for XP-G LED

Cree XP-G LEDs

As the leader at LED lighting market Cree continues to bring more and more sufficient improvements in its product and now announces new advances in XLamp XP family. XLamp XP-G LED is available now with new higher levels of performance and efficiency.  

At 350 mA improved cool white XP-G delivers up to 148 lumens and 141 lumens per watt, and the outdoor white (4000K) XP-G LED emits up to 139 lumens and 132 lumens per watt. Warm white XP-G (3000K) provides now up to 122 lumens and 116 lumens per watt at 350mA.

06/04/2011Cree Introduces XLamp® XM-L EasyWhite™ LED with its Unique Technology

Cree Xm-L LED

New XM-L EasyWhite™ LED by Cree becomes the world-first LED that unites in itself the highest light output and small footprint. It became possible due to the development of a new highly efficient EasyWhite™ color mixing technology. At 4 watts XM-L EasyWhite LEDs deliver up to 340 lumens at an operating temperature of 85 C in warm white (3000K) in a single component. It means that the producers and designers of lighting products can now effectively decree the number of LEDs required to reach the desirable brightness an efficacy and thus lower the cost of production.

With XM-L EasyWhite™ LED we are able now to develop new highly powerful products for a number of application spheres using a single lighting component and improve the existing products customizing them with this new high-efficient LED.

03/03/2011Cree Releases XM-L LEDs in Neutral and Warm Color Temperatures

Cree XM-L

The company introduced Warm and Neutral binning for its most powerful and efficient XLamp XM-L LED widening the spheres of outdoor and indoor application of XM-L LEDs.

The warm white XLamp XM-L (3000K) produce up to 113 lumens and 117 lumens per watt at 350 mA and  up to 220 lumens and 108 lumens per watt at 700 mA. And for the neutral-white XM-L LEDs (4000K) these figures reach up to 134 lumens and 138 lumens per watt at 350 mA and up to 260 lumens and 128 lumens per watt at 700 mA. At 3.0 A, XM-L neutral-white LEDs produce 850 lumens at 84 lumens per watt.

12/16/2010Cree introduced new XP-E High Efficiency White LED

Cree XP-E White

Constantly improving their products Cree announces new high-efficiency components for lighting solutions. With advanced efficiency new XLamp XP-E White LEDs now produce light output  up to 148 lumens in cool white (6500K) and 114 lumens in warm white (3000K) at 350 mA. This was achieved by customizing LEDs with Cree's unique Direct Attach™ LED technology developed to get higher output with lower forward voltage and lower thermal resistance.

With these  new LED XLamp XP-E High Efficiency White LEDs Cree again confirms its leading positions at lighting solutions market and provides the flashlights' producers with means to cover high-performance requiring spheres of applications and supply their customers with low-price but bright and efficient products. 

11/30/2010Osram’s OSLON SSL and Golden Dragon Plus Families Get LM-80 Reports


Two absolutely different LED-families produced by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors - the ceramic OSLON SSL LED and the Golden Dragon Plus premold LED – were approved by Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNA) and got LM-80 reports. This is a significant achievement for the company as it means the correspondence of the components to the world-class requirements. LM-80 test was developed to give a base to evaluate and compare LEDs using the same standards and characteristics. It gives the manufacturers and designers reliable data about the lighting components and means to choose the most suitable components according to this test information. 

11/10/2010Cree Introduces its New Breakthrough Achievement in LED-production

Cree News

Cree XLamp® XM-L LED is the industry’s brightest and highest-performance LED designed for high-lumen applications (relating to the flashlights - Search and Rescue). The new cool white XM-L LED can deliver light output up to 1000 lumens with 100 lumens per watt efficiency at 3A.

The introduction of a LED with such high output extends the possibilities of flashlight industry and enables us to provide you with more and more sufficient, powerful and reliable products, capable to meet all your requirements!

11/02/2010Cree Improves the Performance for XP-E and XP-C Color LEDs

Cree XP-C

Cree, the world leader in LED production released new XP-E and XP-C Color LEDs with improved performance. Thus, new XP-E LEDs are now available with outputs at 350 mA of 500mW for Royal Blue, 39.8 lumens for Blue, 107 lumens for Green, 73.9 lumens for Red-Orange and 62.0 lumens for Red. As for XP-C Color LEDs, they are available with minimum light output of 350 mW for Royal Blue, 23.5 lumens for Blue, 62 lumens for Red-Orange and 51.7 lumens for Red, all at 350 mA.

With these advanced LEDs Cree enables the producers and designers of lighting products to improve the existing lighting solutions as well to develop new products with more efficient and high-powerful performance.

11/01/2010Cree Advances with High Color Rendering for XP-G and XP-E LEDs

Cree CRI

Cree makes an another breakthrough in lighting with the addition of 80, 85 and 90 color rendering index options to its XLamp® XP-G and XP-E warm-white LEDs. And what is more important, new technologies developed by Cree enable us to get more color rendering options without decrease in the efficiency of the LEDs. New LEDs are supposed to cover the spheres of applications where specific performance characteristics are required, such as retail, medical and architectural applications. 

The new high-CRI XP-G LED produces up to 107 lumens at 350 mA in warm white (3000 K) and provides the efficiency of 102 lumens per watt. High-CRI XLamp XP-G and XP-E LEDs are similar to already existing XP-G and XP-E LEDs, so they can easily replace them in existing systems.

07/27/2010New levels of efficiency with Luxeon Rebel ES by Philips Lumileds

Luxeon Rebels

With new increased light outputs for Luxeon Rebel ES LEDs Philips Lumileds sets new standards of efficient and low-costing lighting solutions. New optimized LEDs produce more than 300 lumens and efficiency of 100 lumens per watt. With these LEDs lighting producers and designers can considerably lower the cost of their products making them at once more efficient and bright.

07/21/2010Osram Reaches the Highest Efficacy in Red Thin-Film LEDs


Using the new optimized chip platform Osram managed to increase the efficiency of Golden Dragon Plus LED by 30%. This achievement means a great leap in red-light illumination making this type of lighting considerably more powerful and brighter than it was earlier.

This 30% raise in efficiency was achieved for a red 1 mm² thin-film chip with the wavelength of 615 nm (InGaAlP) included in a Golden Dragon Plus package. At 350 mA this chip produces 119 lumens per watt which is the highest efficiency among the same wavelength LEDs.

06/02/2010Philips Lumileds Announced the Release of Two New LUXEON Rebel LEDs

Philips Lumileds

To meet raising expectations of lighting production companies and designers Philips Lumileds has developed two new Luxeon Rebel LEDs with color temperatures of 2700K and 3000K that use the latest thin film flip chip and proprietary Lumiramic phosphor technologies. New LUXEON Rebel Emitter offer the producers and designers of lighting facilities the efficiency of 80 lumens per watt and up to 95 lumens per watt at 350 mA and 3000K. 

03/23/2010New color LEDs by Cree: XLamp XP Family Expands

Cree XP LEDs

As the leader at lighting solutions market Cree offers its customers a range of ne XP-C LEDs with a variety of color binning. From today XP-C is available in royal blue, blue, green, amber, red-orange and red colors.

Designed for half-watt operation these new XLamp XP-C color LEDs become a low-cost solution for a number of applications where LEDs with various colors are required.

03/17/2010Cree XP-G is Now Available in Neutral and Warm Color Bins

Cree XP-G

The company introduced Warm and Neutral binning for its most powerful and efficient XP-G LED. 

The warm white XP-G LED produces up to 114 lumens and 109 lumens per watt at 350 mA.  At 1.0 A it emits up to 285 lumens at 84 lumens per watt, which is four times higher than was available earlier with XR-E warm white LED. And for the neutral-white XP-G LED these figures reach up to 139 lumens and 132 lumens per watt at 350 mA and up to 463 lumens at 1.5 A, which is four times the light output of the XLamp XR-E cool-white LED.

03/15/2010New Smaller LED by Philips Lumileds was introduced


To meet raising expectations of lighting production companies and designers Philips Lumileds has developed a small and powerful Luxeon C LED. This LED provides us with an efficient cost-effective solution to cover hundreds of applications in various spheres.

With Luxeon C the producers of lighting products can lower the operation costs and energy consumption to provide their customers with highly efficient and cheap solutions for a number of applications. 

02/10/2010Higher Performance for Cree XLamp XP Family

Cree XP Family

Constantly improving its products and increasing the efficiency of LEDs Cree makes a great move by announcing higher-flux bins for warm- and cool-white XLamp® XP-E LEDs and higher maximum forward currents for both XLamp XP-E and XP-G LEDs.

New cool white XP-E R3 LEDs produce 122-130 lumens at 350 mA and up to 116 lumens per watt. With warm color temperature XP-E Q3 bin we can get  now 94-100 Lumens at 350 mA. 

12/09/2009New White XP-E LEDs by Cree are Now Available

Cree XP-E

A real achievement in LED industry – bright and efficient Cree’s Xlamp® XP-E LED - is now commercially available. For the producers of LED-lighting products it opens new extremely wide horizons and provides us with means of creating high-end and powerful flashlights for outdoor applications. At 350 mA XP-E produces light output in 122 lumens at 4500K.

This innovative LED can expand the whole industry of outdoor lighting as it enables the producers to use less LEDs for high output as well as decrease the costs of production. With this LED we can make our flashlight more powerful, multi-functional and efficient for a number of application spheres.

10/27/2009Cree Introduces LEDs with 100+ Lumens per watt Performance

Cree LEDs

To meet raising expectations of lighting production companies and designers Cree improves its XLamp® XP family with XP-C LEDs offering more than 100 lumens per watt at 350 mA. With this Cree entirely changes the portfolio of lighting-class LEDs and provides its customers with high-power components to suit their needs.

With new LEDs available in cool and warm color temperatures and emitting up to 107 lumens at 350mA Cree again confirms its leading positions at lighting solutions market and provides the flashlights' producers with means to cover high-performance requiring spheres of applications and supply their customers with low-price but bright and efficient products. 

07/22/2009Philips Lumileds Expands its Luxeon Rebel Family

Nine new color temperatures of Luxeon Rebel LEDs are now available to meet all customers' requirements and extend the spheres of lighting applications. In the result of productive LED development and cooperation with leading illumination designers Phlip Lumileds introduced 9 new LED with various color rendering and most efficient performance. These LEDs offer us a wide range of warm and cool color temperatures to apply in great variety of uses and make it possible to create high-efficient lighting products' series. With new Luxeon Rebel LEDs the customers will be able to choose the preferable light bins that will fully correspond their needs and desires.

04/30/2009New LED by Cree: the Highest Efficiency and Brightness in the World

At LIGHTFAIR International in New York which will take place on May 5-7, 2009 the company is going to introduce its newest product - XLamp® XP-G LED. This new cool white LED will definitely impress the customers with its outstanding characteristics: XP-G emits 139 lumens and 132 lumens per watt at 350 mA. And at 1A this high-efficient LED provides us with 345 lumens – really expiring numbers in comparison with the brightest XR-E LED. 

04/28/2009Philips Lumileds Introduced LEDs with 100 Lumens per watt Performance

To serve the everyday growing expectations for lighting solutions Philips Lumileds has developed and released new powerful LED – Luxeon Rebel ES. In their production the company's engineers concentrate on what is really important in LED industry – the maximal output of the LED. Luxeon Rebel ES offers us minimum 100 lumens per watt output what makes it the most efficient LED in the world in this moment.

04/21/2009Cree Expands the XLamp XP Family with Neutral and Warm LEDs

Cree XP

The company introduced Warm and Neutral binning for its smallest LEDs – XP-E and XP-C. Besides the two cool bins for XLamp XP family are now standardized and correspond defined by ANSI color space: 5700K-6500K. As always, the company aimed to serve its customers needs by offering 75 percent smaller bins for its LEDs which allow us better coloring, consistence and control.

08/06/2008A Breakthrough in LED Industry – The Smallest LEDs from Cree

Cree Inc.

As the largest producer of LEDs Cree goes further in the development and engineering of new products and technologies and introduces us at one stroke two new LEDs. XLamp® XP-E and XP-C LEDs have the smallest in the world footprints and still remain as reliable and efficient in performance as bigger LEDs. With its compact sizes XP-E and XP-C LEDs are ready to extend the possibilities for new-wave flashlight production. Due to its wide viewing angle and low profile these new high-performance LEDs can be sufficiently used in backlighting, signage, indoor and outdoor portable lighting.