Originally Posted by starry night
The use of CREE chips doesn't necessarily mean that a given whole LED is of the highest quality and suitable for landscape lighting. Am I correct?
Yes, you are correct. Cree is just one of many very good manufacturers of LED chips. There is a LOT more that has to go into the design and manufacture of any LED lamp if it is going to survive the rigors of use in open or enclosed fixtures in outdoor environments.