LEDs deliver halogen-quality light

LEDs deliver halogen-quality light

Color rendering index (CRI) options of 80, 85 and 90 have been developed for XLamp XP-G and XP-E warm white LEDs. The new lamps by LED maker Cree Inc. address lighting applications that need high color accuracy to properly render object colors.

Boosting the color quality of previous generation high-CRI white LEDs meant less efficacy. Cree says its high CRI XLamp LEDs can deliver light quality comparable to halogen with better efficacy than fluorescents.

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

High-CRI XP-G and XP-E LEDs resemble 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.

High-CRI XP-G and XP-E LEDs are available now in sample and production quantities with standard lead times.

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