Cree Makes New XLamp High-Voltage LEDs More Efficient News & Opinion

Cree XLamp High-Voltage LEDs More Efficient


Unless you’ve been living on the moon for the past year (in the dark, no less), Cree LEDs seem to be taking over in terms of revolutionizing lighting. If you thought LED lighting was still primarily made up of those tiny diode-looking things, you haven’t paid attention to the market. These LEDs are flat, and laid out on a chip, making them faster and easier to reproduce and allowing them to put out upwards of 100 lumens from a single bulb. Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, is extending its lighting-class LED leadership into high-voltage LEDs with the commercial availability of new Cree XLamp High-Voltage LEDs (models MX-6S and MX-3S).

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Cree XLamp High-Voltage LEDs Features

That translates into more efficient high-voltage products that produce more light, for less energy consumption. That’s great for all of us.

With the addition of these products, Cree is positioning itself to deliver the industry’s highest performance application-optimized LED components to the lighting design community. With the same footprint and high-quality performance as the prior-generation XLamp MX-6 and MX-3 LEDs, the MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs offer new high-voltage configurations designed for space-constrained LED lamps and bulbs. For these applications high voltage LEDs can be used to achieve smaller, more efficient power supplies and thermal systems.

The XLamp MX-6S LED delivers output of up to 139 lumens at 60 mA/20 V in 6000 K and 114 lumens in 3000 K. The XLamp MX-3S LED provides up to 122 lumens at 115 mA/10.7 V in 6000 K and 100 lumens in 3000 K. The MX series LEDs deliver lighting-class performance for high voltage LEDs, including high reliability, high efficacy and industry-leading color consistency.

“These new Cree XLamp High-Voltage LEDs can enable LED lamp manufacturers to create more efficient and cost-effective designs in applications such as A-19-bulbs or GU10 lamps. With the addition of these products, Cree continues to deliver the industry’s highest performance application-optimized LED components to the lighting design community.”

– Paul Thieken, Cree director of marketing, LED components

XLamp MX-6S and MX-3S LEDs are available now in production quantities with standard lead times. For additional product and company information, please refer to www.creeledrevolution.com.

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About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and setting the stage to obsolete the incandescent light bulb through the use of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. Cree’s product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and radio-frequency/wireless devices. Cree solutions are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, backlighting, electronic signs and signals, variable-speed motors, and wireless communications.

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