Semiconductors and Components

LED Claims 33% Efficiency Boost

18 February 2015

Cree Inc. has added a light emitting diode (LED) to its CXA LED array family claiming a 33 percent higher efficiency in the same form factor.

Dubbed the CXA2, the LED addition reduces the size and cost of lighting platforms as well as enables higher performance than current devices, Cree said. Cree is targeting the LED at applications such as track, downlight and outdoor lighting.

Dave Emerson, VP and GM for Cree LEDs, said in a statement the LED arrays “radically reduce system costs in the next generation of industry-leading lighting products” for lighting designers. He added that giving newer innovative LED solutions to designers rather than “incremental LED improvements” enable these customers to “differentiate their products in the marketplace and deliver more value to their end customers.”

Cree said the CXA2 LED arrays have the same physical design as earlier arrays allowing for designers to keep the same design but accelerate time to market without additional costs. Cree gave an example of the drop-in capability by replacing a 19 mm LES LED with a 3800 lumen output with a smaller 12 mm LES LED, resulting in a 60 percent system cost savings.

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