New High Brightness LEDs Improve Large-Format Video Displays

February 8, 2023

High Brightness LEDs for Large-Format Video Displays, Screens and Signage

Cree LED has announced the availability of three surface mount diode (SMD) LEDs optimized for large-format, high-resolution video screen applications. These new LEDs provide enhanced performance for all types of large-format displays requiring superior image quality and reliability and are ideal for stadium signs, airport displays, command center displays and full-color roadway signs.

Our high brightness portfolio includes through-hole and surface mount diodes in white and color as well as a variety of multi-color LED options.

The CV94A-FGC 3-in-1 red-green-blue (RGB) LED, this device is part of Cree LED’s revolutionary CV94 LED family and features an oval 90°/45° beam angle. CV94 LED SMDs are designed to replace multiple through-hole LEDs in outdoor, larger-pixel pitch applications, such as roadway signs and LED billboards. By replacing multiple through-hole LEDs with a single surface mount LED, signage manufacturers can reduce the complexity and cost of assembling complete displays while also increasing image quality.

Next up, the CLMWB-FKC, a RGB SMD LED in a small 1.6 x 1.7 mm footprint, has a wide viewing angle and high brightness optimized for high-resolution outdoor LED video screens, such as stadium displays and advertising displays. Both CV94A-FGC and CLMWB-FKC LEDs are IPx8 waterproof rated and feature UV inhibitors to increase reliability in extreme weather conditions.

Finally, the UHD111A-FKA RGB SMD LED features industry-leading brightness and reliability in a compact 1.0 x 1.0 mm package that is optimized for high-resolution indoor LED displays that are used in signage at airports, shopping malls and command centers. Unlike other comparable LEDs of this type, the UHD111A-FKA does not contain wire bonds which results in significant improvement in black levels and contrast ratios.

All three products are available with short lead times and samples available through distribution. To learn more about high brightness, surface mount LEDs optimized for large-format, high-resolution video screen applications, visit:

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