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Cree Improves XLamp XP-G2 LEDs with Enhanced SC続 Technology

02-11-2013

Cree, Inc. sets a new industry benchmark with higher performance XLamp速 XP-G2 LEDs. The latest innovation boasts a seven percent increase in brightness compared to the already industry-leading XP-G2 family. The new LEDs provide lighting manufacturers with an unprecedented combination of light output, efficacy and outstanding reliability, while delivering an immediate boost in performance.


Crees new XLamp XP-G2 LEDs are based on their enhanced SC続 Technology platform that drives performance up and system cost down

 

We looked at many different LEDs but selected the XP-G2 LED because of its high performance and proven reliability, said Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting, Inc. We are excited that the XP-G2 LED is now even brighter. Crees leading-edge technology is one of the key elements in our products, allowing us to offer market-leading performance to our customers in both the industrial and sport lighting industries.

XP-G2 LEDs are used in a wide variety of applications, including street and area lighting, PAR replacement lamps and high-performance flashlights. The new XP-G2 LEDs now deliver up to 142 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85属C or 155 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 25属C in warm white (3000K), enabling lighting manufacturers to use fewer LEDs to achieve the same brightness at a lower system cost or increase performance levels using the same LED count and power.

Cree pioneered the industry-standard form factor with the XP-G LED platform and has continued to provide the industrys best performance since its inception, said Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED Components. The new XP-G2 LED furthers Crees proven leadership and helps protect its customers investment. The higher performance XP-G2 results in fewer required LEDs, which means fewer optics, a smaller printed circuit board and less handling, all of which translates to lower system cost.

We do all of our product development in-house and we consistently look to Cree for the latest in LED technology, said Scott Riesebosch, chief technology officer, CRS Electronics, Inc. As a customer that uses the XP package, were excited to be able to extend our product portfolio with the newest XP-G2 LED, without making any additional investment.

Cree is also announcing the availability of 6,000 hours of LM-80 long-term testing data for the XP-G2 LED. This LM-80 data provides TM-21 reported L85 lifetimes greater than 36,000 hours, translating to a remarkable 15 percent light loss after four years, even at the maximum current of 1500 mA. In addition, the XP-G2s predecessor, the XLamp XP-G LED, now has more than 12,000 hours of LM-80 data available. All XP-G data sets provide TM-21 reported L95 lifetimes greater than 70,000 hours, or eight years, reflecting the excellent long-term reliability of the XLamp XP package.

The higher performance XLamp XP-G2 LED samples are available now. Production quantities are available with standard lead times.

 

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