Cree Introduces Next Generation XLamp XP-G Platform
Cree has introduced the XLamp XP-G3 LED, which delivers 31 percent more lumens and 8 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the company's XP-G LED.
Based on Cree's SC5 Technology Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G generations. This performance enables lighting manufacturers to deliver differentiated solutions at lower system costs for applications such as roadway, outdoor area, spot and high-bay lighting, according to Cree.
"We are designing a new series of 130 lumens-per-watt high performance streetlights and the choice to use the new Cree XP-G3 LED was clear," said Wilbur Tarn, director of OrangeTeK. "The XP-G3 LED delivers high efficacy and high reliability in the familiar XP-G footprint, allowing us to modify elements of an existing design to shorten our design time by half."
The XP-G3 achieves over 205 LPW at 350mA and up to 863 lm at 2A. In terms of reliability and lumen maintenance, the XP-G3 LED has 6,000 hours of LM-80 data immediately available that provides L90 lifetimes well beyond 50,000 hours, even at an 105degC, 1500mA test condition.
"Cree is committed to R&D that enables our customers to deliver the best system value in the market with high-power LEDs," said Dave Emerson, Cree vice president and general manager, LEDs. "The XP-G3 is the first LED in its class to shatter the 200 LPW barrier, setting a new benchmark for the XP-G class of LED and joining Cree's other high-power LEDs that deliver this level of performance."
The new LEDs are characterized and binned at 85degC, available in ANSI White, EasyWhite three- and five-step colour temperatures (2700K - 6500K), and CRI options of 70, 80 and 90.