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Cree Launches High-Intensity Versions of Xlamp XQ-E Color LEDs, Doubling Candela Performance

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LED chip, lamp and lighting maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has introduced the XLamp XQ-E High Intensity LED, which is claimed to be the first family of color LEDs optimized for optical performance.

The drop-in upgrade for proven XQ-E High Density designs enables lighting manufacturers to double the candela performance with minimal re-design. The new High Intensity LEDs leverage XQ-E's proven optical symmetry and consistency across all colors to improve color mixing and to simplify the production process for lighting manufacturers. Built on Cree's SC5 Technology Platform, the XQ-E High Intensity LED is reckoned to be the smallest building block available for color LED designs, allowing lighting manufacturers to quickly boost performance and reduce size for directional applications such as track and architectural lighting.

"At Lumenpulse, candela is the name of the game, and we want to put as much light as possible on the surface we are illuminating, as efficiently as possible," says Greg Campbell, senior VP & chief technology officer at LED lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse of Montreal, Canada. "The XQ-E High Intensity is a perfect tool in our toolkit to maximize candela output for our innovative products."

Available in white, red, red-orange, PC amber, green, blue and royal blue, the XQ-E High Intensity LED features Cree's new primary optic design that reduces optical source size by more than 50% to deliver optical control.

"The combination of high lumen output, innovative primary optic and the tiny footprint of the XQ-E High Intensity LEDs enables us to create compact luminaires that deliver a lot of punch," comments Antonio Di Gangi, CEO of Italy-based LED lighting firm DGA.

The XQ-E High Intensity White is available in correlated color temperatures (CCTs) ranging from 2700K to 6200K 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.

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