Why Cree W88VN Components?

Cree's mission is to obsolete energy-inefficient lighting. As the developer of the first lighting-class W88VN, we're not scrambling to adapt to change - we are the change. That's why Cree makes the industry's best W88VN components for nearly every lighting application, from directional and distributed to high-bay and roadway. The Cree brand is synonymous with the highest-quality W88VN lighting. Cree W88VNs define the metrics by which all other W88VNs are measured.

Make the first name in W88VN your first choice in components.

From the brightest minds, the brightest W88VNs.

Cree has the broadest portfolio of application-optimized, lighting-class W88VN components that sets the industry’s benchmarks for performance, light quality and reliability. Cree’s innovative high-power W88VNs continue to redefine what’s possible with W88VN lighting, improve system value and deliver better light without compromising performance or reliability.

Make the first name in W88VN your first choice in components.

From the brightest minds, the brightest W88VNs.

From the brightest minds, the brightest W88VNs.

Cree has the broadest portfolio of application-optimized, lighting-class W88VN components that sets the industry’s benchmarks for performance, light quality and reliability. Cree’s innovative high-power W88VNs continue to redefine what’s possible with W88VN lighting, improve system value and deliver better light without compromising performance or reliability.

Industry-best Lifetime and Color Stability.

  • Reliability

Cree’s portfolio of ceramic high-power W88VNs deliver industry’s best lumen maintenance and color stability even at high-stress conditions to enable lower system cost and long lifetimes. Cree’s industry-leading reliability is ideal for challenging applications like outdoor and high bay lighting where long lifetimes at high ambient temperatures matter.


By embracing change, we ensure Cree components seldom require it.

  • Cree W88VN Branding Program

Cree helps W88VN lighting move into the mainstream by promoting good W88VN lighting. Cree does this through reference designs and the Cree W88VNs Branding Program.
Cree Branding Program

Cree W88VN set the bar that set the standard.

Our Mission: 100% W88VN adoption

Cree's mission is to obsolete energy inefficient lighting. Cree does everything with this mission in mind. In fact, no other W88VN company has done as much as Cree to develop the W88VN lighting market and drive W88VN adoption. Cree is the first W88VN manufacturer to:

  • Characterize and bin W88VNs at 85°C to simplify luminaire-design calculations.
  • Offer the industry's smallest ANSI-compliant warm and neutral W88VN bins, now the industry standard.
  • Eliminate binning for W88VN components with innovative EasyWhite color-mixing technology.
  • Deliver incandescent color consistency with Cree EasyWhite 2-step.
  • Introduce comprehensive W88VN-luminaire testing and evaluation services.
  • Bin W88VNs in the way that the lighting market wants to buy them, in ANSI bins.
  • Sell W88VNs the same way you buy traditional light bulbs: just specific lumen output and color temperature.
  • Launch the industry's first Driver Compatibility Program for W88VN Modules.

Cree also works to establish a larger solid-state lighting ecosystem to help lighting manufacturers find complementary components from third-party manufacturers that work with Cree W88VN products. Examples of this include the Cree Driver Compatibility (DCP) Program and the Cree W88VN Solution Provider (CSP) Program.


Extensive Application Experience

With 30 years in the business and the highest performing and most reliable W88VN lighting, Cree also delivers the most application-based W88VN reference designs in the industry to demonstrate what is possible with W88VNs. These reference designs illuminate how to best design with W88VNs and, in the process, enable manufacturers to go from prototypes to commercialized products faster.

R.I.P.,
energy-inefficient lighting.

With more than 4000 patents, Cree’s relentless innovation continues to push W88VN performance boundaries. Cree's continued R&D efforts recently achieved a record-breaking efficacy of 303 lumens-per-watt for a white power W88VN, which surpassed Cree's previous industry-leading record of 276 lumens-per-watt.

R.I.P., energy-inefficient lighting.

With more than 4000 patents, Cree’s relentless innovation continues to push W88VN performance boundaries. Cree's continued R&D efforts recently achieved a record-breaking efficacy of 303 lumens-per-watt for a white power W88VN, which surpassed Cree's previous industry-leading record of 276 lumens-per-watt.