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29 May 2014

Cree's XM-L2 EasyWhite LED boosts performance by 38% over XM-L

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has launched the XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED, delivering more than 1100 lumens of color-consistent light from a 5mm x 5mm package and enabling a 38% gain in light output and efficacy as a drop-in upgrade to the first-generation XM-L EasyWhite LED.

Based on Cree’s EasyWhite technology, which combines the what is claimed to be industry’s tightest color binning and intense light output from a single LED, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is optimized to replace halogen technology.

“The new XLamp XM-L2 EasyWhite LED offers greater optical control and an immediate performance boost to our existing designs using the XM-L EasyWhite LED,” comments Tom Tang, chairman of lighting manufacturer Tons Lightology Inc. “Having a drop-in replacement eliminates the need to re-design existing products, which lowers costs and helps speed our time to market.”

Developed to be used as a single component in small-form-factor lighting designs, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is designed to emulate the appearance and match the color consistency of halogen lamps. It offers 2-step and 4-step MacAdam ellipse bins to deliver what is claimed to be the industry’s best color consistency, as required for retail, residential, museum and hospitality applications.

“We were the first to introduce an LED optimized for 50-watt halogen performance with the XLamp MT-G EasyWhite LED,” notes Paul Thieken, Cree’s director of marketing, LED Components. “Now, with the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED, Cree delivers the same amount of light with the best color consistency in a package that is 70% smaller, reducing the system cost for LEDs in halogen-replacement applications.”

Characterized at 85°C, the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED is available with 80 and 90 minimum color rendering index (CRI) options, correlated color temperatures (CCTs) ranging from 5000K to 2700K, and forward voltage configurations of 6V or 12V. Lighting manufacturers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification can take advantage of the XM-L2 EasyWhite LED’s ‘successor’ status to the XM-L EasyWhite LED and use just 3000 hours of LM-80 data — half of what is normally required — for ENERGY STAR qualification.

Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

See related items:

Cree introduces XLamp XM-L2 LED

Cree’s XM-L EasyWhite LED lowers cost for 25W replacement lamps

Tags: Cree LEDs

Visit: www.cree.com/LED-Components-and-Modules/Products/XLamp/Arrays-Directional/XLamp-XML2-EasyWhite

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