You did the right thing deciding to invest in off-road lighting for your true off-road beast. Now, let’s make sure you’re using the right kind of lights.
When it comes to off-road lights, LEDs are a very popular choice, and for good reason — they’re reliable, long lasting, bright, and so on. However, picking LED lighting doesn’t end with simply deciding to purchase an LED light. You need to select an LED brand that uses the best LED lights. When it comes to LED lighting, we recommend you use only lights that use Cree LEDs, and here’s why:
Cree is the Top in Innovation
The Cree brand is an innovator in the LED industry. They hold over 3,000 patents, have over 3,000 patents pending, and their products are in constant development. Cree strives to constantly improve LED lighting, as well as push the boundaries for lighting products. Recently, the brand even achieved a record shattering efficiency of 303 lumens per watt for white LED power — the previous record was only 276 lumens per watt.
In addition, Cree reached a milestone in the industry for becoming the first brand of extreme high power LEDs. This is thanks to the SC5 technology platform which is built on Cree’s silicone carbide technology. The revolutionary technology features an advanced epitaxial structure, chip architecture, and a truly advanced light conversion system. What this all adds up to is unmatched lumen density, a much longer lifespan at high temperatures than other LED technologies, and a notable reduction in thermal, technical, and optical costs.
Performance of Cree lights is also third party verified, as well as highly regarded in the LED industry. Cree lights are also made so there are no hotspots, so they blend seamlessly in lighting products and deliver ideal light distribution to the intended area.
Cree Doesn’t Let Just ‘Any’ Manufacturer Use Their Parts
In this industry, the kind of product control exercised by Cree is virtually unheard of! Before Cree will let any brand use their product, the brand must prove themselves. Cree will not sell to just any company who makes lighting products. The products must complete their exclusive Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric, and Optical testing process (TEMPO).
This means that not only is the Cree brand itself top quality, it also proves to be a marker of quality when you buy a product that uses Cree. Since these lights are somewhat exclusive, it’s an added padding of assurance that the products using Cree lights have successfully passed the TEMPO testing.
Cree is Environmentally Conscious
Most LEDs are more environmentally friendly that other forms of lighting, but Cree, once again, raises the bar. Cree’s lights are manufactured without the use of mercury and other toxic materials. They also meet FCC part 15 guidelines for emission. What really sets them apart is their support of the Energy Star programs, and the fact that Cree exceeds Energy Star minimums in many areas.
Cree has also partnered with the Lighting Facts program, a program sponsored by the US Department of Energy to advertise accurate lighting quality.
Off-roaders shouldn’t settle for anything less than Cree in their lighting products. This is a marker of quality in both the light itself, and equally as important, a marker of quality when it comes to the lighting product.