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Cree Wins Award for Solid State Lighting

Cree has won the 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow Award for Solid State Lighting design in the directional lighting category with the Mini CXA HD Punch, a design that achieves 100-watt PAR38 performance in the size of an MR11. Cree accepted this award on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the American Lighting Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cree designed the Mini CXA HD Punch to demonstrate new innovations using the Cree XLamp CXA1310 High Density LED Array. Currently in review for Energy Star qualification, the concept design Mini CXA HD Punch delivers 3000K colour temperature with a 40-degree beam angle and is designed to support a range of decorative colours.

"Cree is thrilled to win the 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow Award with the Mini CXA HD Punch," said David Cox, Cree director of alliance development. "With unmatched lumen density and small Light Emitting Surface (LES), Cree High Density LEDs made it possible to deliver the performance of a 100 watt PAR38 in a 75 percent smaller form factor, something that has never been done before."

The 2014 Lighting for Tomorrow judging panel consisted of eight judges drawn from various areas of the residential lighting community and a diverse cross-section of experts in lighting technology, lighting sales, standards and safety, energy efficiency, lighting design and communications. Submissions were evaluated considering the following criteria: colour appearance, colour rendering, illuminance, application efficiency, value and aesthetics. 

The Mini CXA HD was described by judges as an innovative design that provides quality performance and beam smoothness for its size, setting it apart from its competition and pushing the boundaries of the category.

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