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Cree Releases Higher Performance XLamp XP-G2 LEDs

The firm's silicon carbide (SiC) based enhanced SC³ technology platform drives performance up and system cost down
Cree reckons it has set a new industry benchmark with its latest higher performance XLamp XP-G2 LEDs.





XLampXP-G2 LED


The latest innovation boasts a seven percent increase in brightness compared to the 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.


“We looked at many different LEDs but selected the XP-G2 LED because of its high performance and proven reliability," says Amy Casper, CEO of Ephesus Lighting, Inc. “We are excited that the XP-G2 LED is now even brighter. Cree’s 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°C or 155 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 25°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 industry’s best performance since its inception," points out Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED Components. “The new XP-G2 LED furthers Cree’s 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," adds Scott Riesebosch, chief technology officer, CRS Electronics, Inc. “As a customer that uses the XP package, we’re 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.


What's more, the XP-G2’s 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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