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Cree CXA LEDs Set A New Benchmark

The company's III-nitride new LEDs are suited to ceramic-metal-halide lighting applications
Cree has expanded its CXA family with new 95-CRI options and two new LEDs, providing lighting manufacturers high-performance, design versatility and low cost in one robust platform.

Delivering up to twice the efficacy of equivalent-CRI LED light sources, Cree says the new CXA CRI options deliver halogen-like colour and push the boundaries of lighting-class performance by combining high-quality light with unmatched light output and efficacy.

Cree’s extended family of CXA LED arrays include the XLamp CXA1304 and CXA1816, both pictured below.


XLamp CXA1304 LED array                           XLamp CXA1816 LED array

Cree says these latest arrays provide manufacturers the broadest opportunity to optimise and expand their LED lighting product portfolio.

The XLamp CXA1304 LED Array is the most compact member of the family, delivering up to 1034 lumens in a 6 mm optical-source size, and enabling lighting manufacturers to rapidly address small-form-factor lighting applications.

The XLamp CXA1816 LED Array can enable LED replacements for up to 70 W ceramic-metal-halide in spot lighting or for 2000-lumen downlights with a 12 mm optical-source size.

“The family of CXA LED Arrays appeals to us because of the wide range of lumen options available, all at very high efficacy levels," says Michael Lin, CEO of Buckingham Industrial Group. “Regardless of the lighting application that we want to address, there is a CXA LED Array offered that is optimised for it."

“Customers are looking for LED-based halogen replacements that do not have the current trade-off between light quality and output with energy efficiency," comments Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED components. “With Cree’s high-CRI CXA LED Arrays, lighting manufacturers finally have an LED solution that can deliver high quality-of-light combined with high performance."

All the LEDs in the CXA family offer 6,000 hours of LM-80 data published and are designed to support TM-21 reported L90 lifetime of over four years, even at 105°C.

Available in 5000-K through 2700-K CCTs, the high-CRI CXA LED Arrays deliver a typical CRI of 95 with a typical R9 value of 85 at 3000 K. All CXA LED Arrays are available in EasyWhite colour temperatures, providing the LED industry’s best colour consistency for designs that use only one LED. The new family of CXA LED Arrays now delivers from 300 to over 10,000 lumens.

XLamp CXA1304 (9-V and 37-V options available) and CXA1816 LED samples are available now, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

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