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Cree breaks 10,000 lumen barrier with expanded family of integrated LED arrays

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) has extended its XLamp CXA
family of integrated LED arrays with the new higher light output CXA2540 and
CXA3050 LEDs. The new CXA LEDs deliver 5,000 to over 10,000 lumens, enabling
new applications such as high output track lights and downlights, outdoor area
lighting and high bay lighting.
 
The Cree CXA3050 LED is now the brightest member of the CXA family and can
enable LED replacements for up to 100 watt ceramic metal halide in spot
lighting or up to 175 watt pulse-start metal halide in high-bay and outdoor
area lighting. The addition of the CXA3050 LED Array also enables lighting
manufacturers to rapidly expand their product portfolio with higher lumen
products. The new CX2540 LED delivers up to 20% higher efficacy at 5,000 lumens
and 3000K than competing LED arrays of similar size. In addition, the CXA2540
shares the same mechanical package as the existing CXA2520 and CXA2530 LEDs,
giving manufacturers access to the same connector and optics solutions
available today. 

“We really like the ease-of-use and high performance of the CXA family and
we’re looking for higher lumen versions to address the high bay lighting
market,” said Jong Hyun Woo, chief project manager, ILSUNG Ltd. “The CXA3050
LED Array gives us the performance that we need together with the high
reliability that Cree is known for to create compelling designs for our
customers.”
 
The CXA2540 and 3050 LED Arrays use the same proven package technology as the
CXA1507 LED which now has 6,000 hours of LM-80 data published and is able to
support TM-21 calculated lifetimes of greater than 130,000 hours at binning
current and greater than 85,000 hours at maximum current. This long-term
calculated lifetime exceeds many other LED Arrays and plastic mid-power LEDs
used today.
 
“Cree is the only LED manufacturer that can deliver industry-leading
performance and reliability in all types of LED packages,” said Paul Thieken,
Cree director of marketing, LED components.  “The CXA family of integrated
arrays enables lighting manufacturers with an easy-to-use single LED solution
without compromising light output, efficacy or long-term reliability.”
 
To help lighting manufacturers get started designing with the new CXA
integrated LED arrays, Cree has also published three CXA-based LED reference
designs: PAR30 replacement lamp, six-inch downlight and retail track light. In
addition, the new CXA LEDs are available in EasyWhite® color temperatures,
providing the LED industry’s best color consistency for designs that use only
one LED.

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