Cree launches high intensity LED model

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North Carolina-based multinational LED maker Cree has announced the launch of its new high-intensity XLamp XP-L LED.

The company has claimed that it is the “first single-die LED to deliver over 100,000 candelas with a 50mm diameter optic at 10 watts”. The LED delivers 185 lumens per watt at one watt.

Also, the luminous intensity delivered by the LED is claimed to be double the prevailing highest in the industry.

The new LED is built on Cree’s SC5 technology platform. According to Cree, XLamp XP-L will allow lighting manufacturers to boost performance, reduce size and lower system costs for applications such as stadium lighting leveraging its XP-L package that is 3.45 mm x 3.45 mm in size.

The LED’s new primary optic design reduces optical source size by more than 50 percent, Cree has stated.

“The XP-L High Intensity LED allows us to boost the efficacy and intensity of our XP-G2 LED based designs without changing optics or drivers,” Jon Quenzer, Electrical Engineer, Trek, said.

“The XP-L High Intensity LED will allow lighting designers to fundamentally change the way they think about using LEDs in high intensity lighting and enable lighting manufacturers to reach performance levels previously not possible,” Dave Emerson, the vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs, said.

Characterized and binned at 1050 mA, 85C, the LED is available in up to 90 CRI and color temperatures ranging from 2,700 K to 8,300 K.

6,000 hours of LM-80 long-term testing data is available for the XP-L High Intensity LED for lighting manufacturers seeking Energy Star qualification.

The company has announced that its product samples have been made available at stores.

Ajith Kumar S

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