How it Works
With the introduction of the Cree® SC5 Technology Platform, Cree has already transformed LED lighting. Advances in the use of silicon carbide enable unparalleled lumens per watt, effectively doubling the lumens produced by a single LED and delivering much longer life at higher operating temperatures. That breakthrough changed how the world thinks about lighting. Now, thanks to proprietary WaveMax® Technology, Cree has changed light itself. Cree engineers leveraged a property known as Total Internal Reflection, which gathers light within the internal geometry of the optical waveguide platform. To release and control the light, Cree engineers created another innovation: DiamondFacet™ optical elements. Unique microscopic features located within the optical waveguide platform extract and deliver light with exceptional control, uniformity and efficiency. These advances in lighting optics and dispersion enabled Cree designers to fashion the progressive physical design of our luminaires, giving architects and designers lighting options that blend industry-leading LED performance and functionality with artful forms that grace any environment.