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12 April 2016

Cree launches XP-G3 LED as next generation of XLamp XPG platform, boosting efficacy by 8% to 205lm/W

Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has introduced the XLamp XP-G3 LED, which delivers 31% more lumens and 8% higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the XP-G2 LED.

Leveraging key elements of Cree's SC5 Technology Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G generations, enabling lighting manufacturers to deliver differentiated solutions at lower system costs for applications such as roadway, outdoor area, spot and high-bay lighting.

"We are designing a new series of 130 lumens-per-watt high-performance streetlights, and the choice to use the new Cree XP-G3 LED was clear," comments Wilbur Tarn, director of LED lighting manufacturer, distributor and installer OrangeTeK. "The XP-G3 LED delivers high efficacy and high reliability in the familiar XP-G footprint, allowing us to modify elements of an existing design to shorten our design time by half."

Cree says that it pioneered the industry-standard high-power 3535 form factor with the XP platform, and now the XP-G3 delivers over 205 LPW at 350mA and up to 863lm at 2A. Regarding reliability and lumen maintenance, the XP-G3 LED has 6000 hours of LM-80 data immediately available that provides L90 lifetimes well beyond 50,000 hours, even at an extreme 105°C, 1500mA test condition.

"The XP-G3 is the first LED in its class to shatter the 200 LPW barrier, setting a new benchmark for the XP-G class of LED and joining Cree's other high-power LEDs that deliver this level of performance," says Dave Emerson, Cree's VP & general manager, LEDs.  

The new LEDs are characterized and binned at 85°C, available in ANSI White, EasyWhite 3- and 5-step color temperatures (2700–6500K) and color rendering index (CRI) options of 70, 80 and 90. Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

See related items:

Cree boosts output of XLamp XP LEDs by 9%

Cree introduces new SC5 Technology Platform with launch of Extreme High Power LEDs

Tags: Cree XLamp LEDs

Visit: www.cree.com/SC5

Visit: www.cree.com/xlamp/xpg3

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