Cree, Inc. introduces an addition to its industry CXA LED array family, CXA2 LED arrays. They deliver up to 33 percent higher efficacy in the same form factors. Utilizing elements of the Cree SC5 Technology™ Platform, this improvement in lumen density enables better performance and radically reduces system size and cost. The new chip-on-board (COB) LEDs allow lighting manufacturers to rapidly deliver more innovative solutions for applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting.
With the new CXA2 LED arrays, lighting manufacturers can achieve the same or better performance with a smaller LES compared to earlier products. For example, a 3800 lumen output from a larger 19 mm LES LED can be replaced with a smaller 12 mm LES LED, resulting in up to 60 percent system cost savings from lower LED, mechanical and optic material costs.
CXA2 LED arrays share the same physical design as earlier arrays, allowing lighting manufacturers to leverage the existing optical, mechanical and electrical design elements to accelerate time to market without additional cost. LM-80 data is available for all CXA2 LED arrays for lighting manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR® qualification. The CXA2 LED arrays are also UL®-recognized components and feature a level 4 rating.
Through improvements in the light conversion process, Cree has reduced LED-to-LED color variations and, among other options, offers CXA2 LED arrays in 2-step and 3-step EasyWhite® bins. XLamp® CXA2 LED arrays are available in 2700K-6500K, CRI options of 70, 80 and 90 with multiple voltage options in LES ranging from 6-30 mm with a lumen range of 250-19,000 lumens to address a wide variety of applications. Product samples are available now, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.