Cree LED

Durham, NC 27709


About Cree LED

Cree LED, an SGH company, delivers best-in-class technology and one of the industry’s broadest portfolios of application-optimized LED chips and components, leading the industry in performance and reliability.

Product Summary

Cree LED offers breakthrough solutions for focused applications in high and mid-power general lighting, specialty lighting and video screens. With more than thirty years of experience, Cree LED develops products backed by expert design assistance.


4001 E Hwy 54
Suite 2000
Durham, NC 27709
United States

More Info on Cree LED

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Cree LED was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Durham, NC, with global sales and support across Asia, Europe and the US. As an innovator in the LED industry, Cree LED holds more than 1700 patents for our LED technology and breakthrough solutions.

Our industry-leading product lines include:

XLamp® LEDs: These high-performance LED components are optimized for general and specialty lighting applications.

J Series® LEDs: Offering excellent value for general and specialty lighting applications, these LEDs are offered in the industry’s most common LED package sizes.

High Brightness LEDs: We provide surface-mount (SMD) and through-hole LEDs that are specifically optimized for video screens, signs and specialty lighting applications

LED Chips: Our InGaN-based blue and green LED chips are designed for a wide range of applications, including automotive, lighting and specialty uses.

Cree LED offers the market’s brightest and most reliable lighting technology solutions. We provide lighting designers and manufacturers with best-in-class LED options, enabling them to accelerate time to market and lower overall system costs.


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High Brightness LEDs

SMD single and multi-color LEDs optimized for large-format high-resolution applicationsCree LED’s High Brightness products deliver industry-leading innovations to LED video screen...
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J Series® LEDs

Excellent value for general and specialty lighting applications in the industry’s most common LED package sizesJ Series LEDs provide excellent value for general and specialty ...
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XLamp® LEDs

Delivering the industry’s best lighting-class performance and are application-optimized to offer the lowest total system costXLamp LEDs deliver industry-leading performance and...
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Nitride (InGaN) blue, green LED chips

LED Chips

Providing highly efficient LED chips for a broad range of applications, including automotive lighting, general illumination and mobile flashCree LED offers a diverse portfolio...

Press Releases

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Cree LED and Current Lighting Enter into License Agreement

Six KSF/PFS Phosphor Patents Included for LED Manufacturing DURHAM, NC – January 24, 2024 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), and Current Lighting...
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Cree LED Recognized with Three 2023 BrightStar Awards from LEDs Magazine

DURHAM, NC – May 23, 2023 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today that three of its latest product releases have been recognized with BrightStar Awards by LEDs...
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Cree LED Delivers Industry-Leading High-Power LED Efficacy with New J Series 5050C E Class LEDs

DURHAM, NC – March 23, 2023 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the release of its J Series® 5050C E Class LEDs with the industry’s highest efficacy for...


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Cree turns a corner, as first quarter sales rise

The declines had been shrinking. Now the company reports a gain. Meanwhile, the emphasis at parent firm SGH strengthens outside the lighting group, in AI and high-performance ...
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The recovery compass at Cree points to customers’ new products, and to the company’s new XLamp XP-G4 LED.
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Cree’s sales decline slows

The company’s 20% Q4 drop is an improvement, and bosses say it should continue to get better. Still, the performance drags down numbers at parent SGH, largely a computing group...
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As fiscal year 2024 approaches, Cree’s year-long rough road could lead to recovery.
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Cree sales fall again, but signs point to a turnaround

Customers haven’t started ordering anew yet, but they are designing new products that will soon need new LEDs, says the boss of Cree owner Smart Global Holdings.
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PROGRAMS | LEDs Magazine serves up second annual BrightStar Awards honors

The 2023 BrightStar Awards jury recognized differentiators such as flexibility in luminaire form factors, robustness, interoperability and compatibility with a larger product ...
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Although Cree LED sales have been in free fall, that hasn’t stopped the technology innovation, says parent SGH leadership.
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At Cree LED, the products keep coming out but the sales keep going down

It’s been a tough year for revenue, but things could soon turn around, says holding company CEO Mark Adams, as the second quarter tumbles.
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Cree LED’s fortunes under SGH have so far been a roller coaster.
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Cree LED sales plummet in first quarter

An earlier slowdown in China has spread to Europe and the U.S., triggering cost reductions and honing the focus on specialty LEDs with a possible fiscal third-quarter turnaround...
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Top 20 of 2022: News reflects swings in LED application focus to counter supply and demand concerns

Big players such as ams Osram, Lumileds, Cree LED, Signify, and GE Lighting continued to make moves designed to balance price pressures, supply-chain challenges, and shifting ...
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Our November Product Spotlight examines the application-specific features of recently released LED chips and packages.
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The new Cree LED likes to do things quietly. First it introduced three high-powered LEDs without much fanfare. Now, in another under-the-radar move, it has replaced Claude Demby with Joseph Clark as president.
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New boss takes over at Cree LED

Owner SGH discloses in an SEC filing that Claude Demby has retired as president. Cree’s global operations head steps into the role.
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The air came out of Cree sales in Asia, but with growth in the Americas and EMEA, the overall picture was merely flat.
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China lockdowns offset Q3 LED revenue gains elsewhere for SGH

After growing the top line during the first year of Cree ownership, sales flatten for the new owners, but CEO Adams is confident in the long term.

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Cree LED’s Three New High-Brightness LEDs Improve Large-Format Video Displays

DURHAM, NC – February 8, 2023 –– Cree LED, Inc. (“Cree LED”), an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), today announces the availability of three surface mount diode (SMD) LEDs optimized ...
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Cree LED Releases Pro9 LEDs with Breakthrough Efficacy and Reliability

DURHAM, NC – January 11, 2023 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the release of XLamp® Pro9™ LEDs, delivering up to 15% higher efficacy for 90 and 95 color...
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Cree LED and Star Headlight & Lantern Company Enter Settlement and Limited License Agreement

DURHAM, NC – December 21, 2022 –– CreeLED, Inc. (“Cree LED”), an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), and Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. (“Star”) today announced that they have reached...
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Cree LED Photophyll Select LEDs Are Fully Optimized for Horticulture Applications

DURHAM, NC – November 2, 2022 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH) today announced the launch of Photophyll™ Select LEDs, an advanced horticulture spectrum available now ...
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Cree LED and Tomar Electronics Enter Settlement and Limited License Agreement

DURHAM, NC – September 14, 2022 –– Cree LED, Inc. (“Cree LED”), an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), and Tomar Electronics, Inc. (“Tomar”) today announced that they have reached a negotiated...
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Cree LED Announces Launch of New Website

Advanced filtering and sorting capabilities enable users to quickly and easily explore the company’s extensive portfolio of high-performance LED chips and components
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Cree LED Unveils Latest LED Innovations at LightFair 2022 in Las Vegas

DURHAM, NC – June 22, 2022 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), opened LightFair 2022 with the debut of the recently launched XLamp® Element G (XE-G) LEDs, delivering a ...
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Cree LED Introduces Cutting-edge XLamp® Element G LEDs with the Industry’s Broadest Range of Colors

DURHAM, NC – June 1, 2022 –– Cree LED, an SGH company (Nasdaq: SGH), announced today the launch of XLamp® Element G LEDs, delivering a new product class with unmatched light output...
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Adding to the supply chain uncertainty, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union must work out a new labor deal with the Pacific Maritime Association, which represents ports on the West Coast including the Port of Los Angeles (pictured). The current contract expires on July 1.
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LED and lighting CEOs: No letup in sight for supply chain woes

In recent quarterly reports, the bosses of Acuity, Zumtobel, and SGH (Cree LED’s parent) all said they have invoked measures to help offset a situation that could be getting even...