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Cree sets Performance Standard for High Power LEDs

New family achieves 50 percent improvement over previous industry best

Cree has announced the XLamp XHP35 family of LEDs with 50 percent more light output than Cree's previous highest-performing single-die LED, setting a new performance standard for the 3.5mm footprint.

Built on Cree's SC5 technology platform, the XHP35 LED introduces Cree's high-voltage power die architecture, allowing manufacturers to use full capacity of high power LEDs using existing drivers.

The new XHP35 LED delivers up to 1,833 lumens without the optical inefficiencies of a multi-die LED to enable new designs with reduced size and lower system costs.

"We're excited that the XHP35 LED brings the performance of Cree's Extreme High Power LEDs to the XP footprint," said Jorge Fraile, CEO, Hispaled. "In addition to delivering an impressive amount of light, the XHP35 LED allows us to leverage existing drivers to achieve the full performance of Cree's high power LEDs at lower drive currents."

The XHP35 family of LEDs uses a new 12V monolithic power die to deliver high power performance at drive currents at or less than 1A, making the use of high power LEDs more accessible for lighting designers.

This breakthrough is enabled by the SC5 platform built on Cree's SiC technology and, according to the company, features significant advancements in epitaxial structure, chip architecture and an advanced light conversion system optimised for best thermal and optical performance.

"Cree continues to redefine the performance of high power LEDs. The XHP35 LED represents a breakthrough that goes well beyond the incremental advances of other LED suppliers," said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. "Now, more than ever, manufacturers will be able to tap the full power of extreme high power LEDs to forge lighting designs that were previously thought to be impossible."

Samples of both XLamp XHP35 and XHP35 LEDs are available now, and production quantities are available with standard lead times. The XHP35 LEDs are available in 70, 80 and 90 CRI and colour temperatures ranging from 2700K to 8300K with 2-step and 3-step EasyWhite options.

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