Cree Introduces Next-Generation Color LEDs
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New High-Performance LEDs Double Lumens-per-Dollar to Accelerate Adoption of LED Lighting
Cree, Inc. announces commercial availability of XLamp® XB-D color LEDs and XLamp XM-L multi-color LEDs. The high-performance color LEDs provide lighting manufacturers with discrete and multi-color LED options to more cost-effectively address a wider spectrum of applications such as architectural, vehicle and display lighting.
Cree XLamp XB-D color LEDs extend the double lumens-per-dollar performance of the XB package to color LEDs, delivering up to 40 percent higher maximum light output than XP-E color LEDs. The combination of performance and the small size of XB-D color LEDs enable better color mixing and lower system cost through fewer LEDs. Now available in color as well as existing white color temperatures ranging from 2700 K to 6200 K, customers can support a full range of color in the single XB footprint.
Cree XLamp XM-L color LEDs are the brightest and smallest multi-colored LED of their power class, delivering red, green, royal blue and white in one LED at twice the lumens-per-dollar of the MC-E color LED. The XM-L color LED is 60 percent smaller than the MC-E LED, reducing the distance between LED die, to create a small optical source for excellent optical control, efficient color mixing and simplified design.
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“We are excited that Cree is offering a higher performance multi-color LED,” said Michael Johnson, vice president of engineering, The Black Tank. “The smaller and brighter XM-L color LED allows us to improve system performance and lower system cost.”
XLamp XB-D color LEDs deliver up to 1416 mW for royal blue, 92 lumens for blue, 198 lumens for green, 210 lumens for red and 261 lumens for red-orange, all at 1A in the 2.45 mm x 2.45 mm footprint.
XLamp XM-L color LEDs deliver up to 89 lumens for royal blue, 214 lumens for green, 229 lumens for red and 272 lumens for white at 1A in the 5 mm x 5 mm footprint.Cree XLamp XB-D and XM-L color LED samples are available now, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.
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