XLamp XP-E2 LED doubles lumens per dollar

September 27, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
LED technology provider Cree, Inc has introduced the XLamp XP-E2 LED, delivering higher lumens per watt and lumens-per-dollar to lower system costs for existing XP-E and XP-G designs. The new XP-E2 LEDs can increase the lumen output of XP-E designs for the same cost and power or lower system cost with fewer LEDs – enabling lighting manufacturers to deliver a better lighting system with minimal redesign

The XP-E2 LEDs use the same XP footprint (3.45mm x 3.45mm) and are optically compatible with all XP LED designs, including the popular XP-E and XP-G LEDs. The XP-E2 LEDs also enable a broad range of high-lumen applications, from indoor and outdoor lighting to portable and lamp retrofits.

The latest Cree offering to be built on the revolutionary SC3 Technology next generation LED platform, the XP-E2 LEDs deliver up to 128 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 143 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C in cool white (6000K). The platform is built with Cree's silicon carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor and showcases a new package design to deliver the most advanced lighting-class LED components in the industry.

Luminaire makers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification will have access to specification and performance data, including LM-80 reports, which can speed time-to-market. XP-E2 LEDs are a “successor” product to the original XP-E LED for LM-80 data – accelerating qualification of luminaires using just 3000 hours of LM-80 data, instead of the normal 6000 hours.

Cree XLamp XP-E2 LED samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. XP-E2 LEDs are available in 2700K to 7000K color temperatures with minimum CRI options of 70, 80, 85 and 90.

To learn more, please visit www.cree.com/accelerate.