News-Spot | Business News | Jan 14, 2013

Cree's New XLamp XM-L 2 with 186 lpw Is Now Available

The new XM-L 2 LED from Cree achieves a luminous efficacy of up to 186 lumens per watt at an operating current of 350 mA and is available for purchase from over MSC. This corresponds to a level of performance that has been achieved up to three years only under laboratory conditions. The new generation of LEDs based on the SC ³ Technology ™ platform, offering at the same price of the XM-L twice as many lumens and 20 percent more lumens per watt. Thus, LED lighting manufacturers provide less expensive and lighter systems.

The new XM-L2 LEDs are designed for very-high-lumen applications such as indoor, high-bay and outdoor lighting. The high-performance XM-L2 LEDs are compatible with existing XM-L LED designs and leverage the 5 mm x 5 mm XM footprint – allowing customers to easily incorporate the XM-L2 LEDs into existing XM LED designs to shorten the fixture design cycle and improve time-to-market.

The XM-L2 LED offers the unique combination of very high efficacy and high drive currents, delivering an unprecedented 1198 lumens at 116 lumens-per-watt efficacy at 3 A. The XM-L2 is the eighth product built on Cree’s SC³ Technology platform. The innovative platform leverages Cree’s advanced silicon-carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor and boasts a new package design to deliver the most-advanced LED components in the industry.  

Characterized at 85°C, the XM-L2 LED is available in 2700-K to 6200-K color temperatures and offers minimum CRI options of 80, 85 and 90. Additionally, since the XM-L2 LED is a successor product to XM-L LEDs, the application of ENERGY STAR® qualification requires only 3000 hours of XM-L2 LED LM-80 data, instead of the normal 6000 hours. The XM-L2 LED is also UL-recognized and features a level-4 rating.  

MSC Vertriebs GmbH:
Founded in 1982, Microcomputer Systems Components (MSC) Vertriebs GmbH is for many years one of the leading pan-European electronics distributors. The company focuses on product segments requiring intensive technical support, such as microcontrollers, programmable logic, power and linear products, optoelectronics, wireless communications, memory modules and embedded board-level products. With the exceptionally strong in-depth technical know-how of our application engineers as well as our own engineering, design and production capabilities, we clearly set ourselves apart from our competition. Close cooperation with manufacturers we represent and daily experience with latest technologies guarantee a high level of technical competence to our customers.
Find out more about MSC at www.msc-ge.com

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