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Cree Ups Performance for XLamp XP-E and XP-C Color LEDs

Cree, Inc. announces the commercial availability of new levels of performance for XLamp XP-E & XP-C Color LEDs. XLamp XP-E Color LEDs are now available delivering minimum light output of 500 mW for Royal Blue, 39.8 lumens for Blue, 107 lumens for Green, 73.9 lumens for Red-Orange, and 62.0 lumens for Red, all at 350 mA.

XLamp XP-C Color LEDs are available delivering minimum light output of 350 mW for Royal Blue, 23.5 lumens for Blue, 62 lumens for Red-Orange and 51.7 lumens for Red, all at 350 mA. Cree, Inc. also announced the addition of 80, 85 and 90 color rendering index (CRI) options to its XLamp® XP-G and XP-E warm white LEDs. Many lighting applications, such as retail, medical and architectural, require high color accuracy to properly render object colors.

With previous generation high-CRI white LEDs, increasing color quality meant decreasing efficacy. With the new high-CRI XP-G and XP-E, luminaire and fixture designers can have both.

The new high-CRI XP-G is available with luminous flux of up to 107 lumens at 350mA in warm white (3000K), providing efficacy of 102 lumens per Watt. Using this new XP-G, LED lamp designers can create systems that are 70 percent more efficient than a traditional halogen PAR38 lamp and deliver similar high color rendering.

High-CRI XP-G and XP-E LEDs are similar to standard XP-G and XP-E LEDs, respectively, and may work in existing systems without any redesign. Just as with the standard XP-G and XP-E, the new LEDs have LM-80 data approved by ENERGY STAR, are UL-recognized components under UL 8750 (E326295), and feature excellent thermal management properties.

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