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Cree XLamp LED performance boosted 38 percent

This is purported to be the first LED of its size that enables colour-consistent 50-Watt halogen performance
Cree has launched the XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED, delivering more than 1,100 lumens of colour-consistent light from a 5mm x 5mm package.

It enables a 38 percent gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED.

XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED

Built on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines tight colour binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimised to replace halogen technology.

“The new XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED offers greater optical control and an immediate performance boost to our existing designs using the XM-L EasyWhite LED,” explains Tom Tang, Chairman, Tons Lightology Inc. “Having a drop-in replacement eliminates the need to redesign existing products, which lowers costs and helps speed our time to market.”

Developed to be used as a single component in small form factor lighting designs, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is designed to emulate the appearance and match the colour consistency of halogen lamps.

Cree sas this LED offers 2-step and 4-step MacAdam ellipse bins to deliver one of the industry’s best colour consistencies, which is required for retail, residential, museum and hospitality applications.

“Cree continues to lead the way in optimising LEDs for optical performance and colour consistency,” says Paul Thieken, director of marketing, LED Components, Cree, Inc. “We were the first to introduce an LED optimised for 50-watt halogen performance with the XLamp MT-G EasyWhite LED. Now with the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED, Cree delivers the same amount of light with the best colour consistency in a package that’s 70 percent smaller, reducing the system cost for LEDs in halogen replacement applications.”

Characterised at 85°C, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is available with 80 and 90 minimum CRI options, colour temperatures ranging from 5000K to 2700K and forward voltage configurations of 6V or 12V.

Lighting manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification can take advantage of the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED’s “successor” status to the XM-L EasyWhite LED and use just 3,000 hours of LM-80 data - half of what is normally required - for ENERGY STAR qualification.

Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.


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