Cree (Durham, N.C.) says its WaveMax technology features a combination of control, uniformity and efficiency for future LED-based products.
The technology will create an improved visual lighting in new form factors that are intelligent in both design and function. Featuring Cree’s DiamondFacet optical elements to achieve up to 90% optical efficiency to allow visual comfort, uniform illumination and improved color quality. The company says it will enable new design capabilities and energy saving potential for modern LED luminaires.
The first interior LED luminaire to feature the WaveMax Technology will be Cree’s LN series of suspended ambient luminaires, designed for commercial building spaces. The LN series LEDs will include a modular design for simple installation and design freedom, Cree says.
Combined with Cree’s SmartCast technology wireless controls, Cree says the LN Series can save businesses more than 70% in energy costs by replacing traditional fluorescent lighting.
The second product that will include the WaveMax technology will be Cree’s IG Series of LED parking garage luminaires. Cree claims the IG Series will deliver more than 80% energy savings and will save parking garages funds by repaying the costs of the devices in less than two years with 24-hour-a-day usage.
In addition, Cree has also unveiled its XLamp XP-L high-intensity LED—said to be the first single-die LED to deliver more than 100,000 candelas with a 50-mm diameter optic at 10 watts. Built on Cree’s SC5 Technology Platform, the XP-L delivers more than double the candelas than the industry’s previous highest-performing single-die XP-L LED through the same optic. It should allow lighting manufacturers to boost performance, reduce size and lower system cost for applications such as track, outdoor and stadium lighting, the company says.
Cree says it plans to demonstrate the WaveMax technology and the XLamp XP-L high-intensity LED at the Lightfair International trade show in New York, which runs May 5-7.
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