Cree expands activities in China with two additional tech centers

June 11, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Cree has announced new technology centers in China, expanding its TEMPO (Thermal, Electrical, Mechanical, Photometric, Optical) Services in these key markets. The technology centers are intended to support demand for Cree products and services throughout China.

The new technology centers in Shenzen and Shanghai will offer a range of TEMPO Services to meet the needs of lighting manufacturers in China, including the popular Cree TEMPO 21 and TEMPO Thermal Simulation Services. TEMPO Services provide LED lighting manufacturers a comprehensive suite of evaluation services for LED luminaires. 

The company said its experience indicates that many of the common quality issues and failure modes seen in Solid State Lighting products are not detected by currently available standardized tests. TEMPO 21 examines critical aspects of quality that commonly go unchecked such as chemical compatibility, driver spikes, dimmer compatibility and electrolytic capacitor analysis.

Effective LED luminaire thermal design is essential to ensure reliability and optimum performance. TEMPO Thermal Simulation predicts the thermal behavior of LED-based fixtures, including junction temperature, heat sink temperature, temperature profile and airflow profile. TEMPO SPOT gives customers access to complex, costly equipment to measure the photometric performance of luminaires and replacement lamps. Every TEMPO Service delivers an accurate, easy-to-understand TEMPO report that includes all testing results and relevant performance data.

In addition to the new China centers, Cree currently provides TEMPO Services out of its U.S. Cree Technology Centers located in Durham, N.C. and Santa Barbara, Calif. For more information on Cree Services, please visit