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30 March 2017

Cree launches XLamp XP-G3 Royal Blue LED, optimized for horticulture applications

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has launched the XLamp XP-G3 Royal Blue LED, which is claimed to be the industry’s highest-performing Royal Blue LED, doubling the maximum light output of similar-size competing LEDs and delivering wall-plug efficiency of up to 81%.

The new Royal Blue LED expands Cree’s high-power portfolio for applications such as horticulture, architectural and entertainment lighting. Using the XP-G3 Royal Blue LED and the XP-E High Efficiency Photo Red LED (launched in October 2016), Cree says that it has created a new horticulture reference design that achieves a photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) efficiency of up to 3.2μmol/J at steady-state, which is over 50% more efficient than the traditional high-pressure sodium solutions currently in use. The XP-G3 Royal Blue LED delivers up to 3402mW radiant flux (which corresponds to 13μmol/s PPF) at its 2A maximum current and 85°C junction temperature.

“Our newest horticulture-optimized products help lighting manufacturers push LED horticulture systems into mainstream use,” says Dave Emerson, Cree LEDs senior VP & general manager. “Cree’s high-power LED technology provides the best combination of photon output, efficiency and reliability to drive the replacement of outdated high-pressure sodium lights with LED lighting solutions that minimize power consumption and maximize crop yield,” he reckons.

The XP-G3 Royal Blue LED is based on Cree’s ceramic high-power technology, which can deliver what are claimed to be excellent lifetimes even at the extreme temperature of 105°C. Additionally, horticulture lighting manufacturers can immediately take advantage of the existing ecosystem of drivers and optics proven to work with Cree’s other 3.45mm-footprint XP products to shorten their time to market.

Product samples of the new XP-G3 Royal Blue LEDs are available now, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

See related items:

Cree launches higher-efficiency Photo Red LEDs, boosting output by 21% for horticulture applications

Cree expands portfolio of LEDs for horticulture lighting with XQ-E Photo Red LED

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Visit: www.cree.com/xlamp/horticulture

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