Cutter Electronics offers the new XLamp LED options introduced by Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting systems.
Cree announces the addition of 80, 85 and 90 colour rendering index (CRI) options to its XLamp XP-G and XP-E warm-white LEDs. Many lighting applications in retail, medical and architectural environments require high colour accuracy to properly render object colours.
Increasing colour quality in previous-generation high-CRI white LEDs meant decreasing efficacy. With the new high-CRI XP-G and XP-E, luminaire and fixture designers can have high efficacy as well as high colour rendering advantages.
Massimo Santinon, brand manager – i-Led, Linea Light s.r.l. says that high CRI is essential for certain applications that require a high quality of light without sacrificing system efficacy.
The new XLamp XP-E and XP-G with high CRI will now allow them to address new markets.
Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED components says that Cree’s XLamp LED family delivers products optimised for individual lighting applications that require specific performance characteristics.
He adds that their high-CRI XLamp LEDs can deliver light quality comparable to halogen with better efficacy than fluorescents. Cree’s lighting-class LEDs are highly efficient light sources that can enable more economical designs and applications.
The new high-CRI XP-G LEDs are available with luminous flux of up to 107 lumens at 350 mA in warm white (3000 K), providing efficacy of 102 lumens per watt.
XP-G will enable LED lamp designers to create systems that are 70 percent more efficient than traditional halogen PAR38 lamps while delivering similar high colour 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.
Similar to the standard range, the new LEDs also have LM-80 data approved by ENERGY STAR, are UL-recognised 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.