20 July 2017
Cree expands architectural lighting range with new 1-Watt RGBW LEDs plus PC Amber option
LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has expanded its family of architectural lighting class LEDs with the new CLQ6A RGBW (red, green, blue and white) LED.
Claimed to be the first individually addressable 1W RGBW LED in its class, the CLQ6A is said to open up new designs that were previously not possible. The four-in-one LED provides a single point source for optical control, efficient color mixing and simplified design, enabling lighting manufacturers to offer differentiated architectural lighting.
“Architectural lighting is one of the most challenging applications because of the scale, visibility and complexity of the installations,” comments Li Yong Tao, R&D director at Grand Canyon LED Lighting Systems Co Ltd. “Cree LEDs deliver superior luminous flux output, rich color options and excellent color consistency that are perfect for architectural lighting,” he adds. “Cree’s high reliability enables us to offer products that perform well even in harsh outdoor conditions.”
Delivering 8.2lm for blue, 30lm for green, 14lm for red and 25lm for white at a drive current of 100mA in a 5mm x 5.2mm package, the CLQ6A LED improves brightness by seven times over similar 4:1 LEDs that have not been optimized for architectural lighting, it is claimed.
Cree is also extending its CLX6F family with a phosphor-converted PC Amber option that delivers 23lm at 105mA in a 3.4mm x 3.5mm package.
The new LEDs are said to provide unique design options and expand Cree’s portfolio of LEDs for architectural lighting, which includes the high-power XLamp XQ-A, XQ-E, XP-E2 and XM-L color LEDs.
“Cree continues to develop new application-optimized LEDs that provide our customers with the best options to meet their design requirements,” says Dave Emerson, Cree LEDs senior VP & general manager. “Previously, lighting manufacturers only had high- and low-power LEDs to choose from for these color options. With the new CLQ6A and CLX6F LEDs, we are expanding the industry’s best portfolio of LEDs for architectural lighting with the light output and reliability innovations expected from Cree to fill the performance gap in the market,” he adds
Product samples of the CLQ6A and CLX6F LEDs are available now with standard lead times.