Products, Materials & Tools | Oct 06, 2016

Cree Introduces Industry’s Brightest, Most Efficient Horticulture LEDs

Cree Inc. announces the new XLamp XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs, the industry’s highest performing LEDs optimized for horticulture. The new LEDs deliver up to 21 percent higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost.

“The XQ-E family provides a unique combination of ultra-compact package, high output and wide range of horticulture-optimized colors,” said Michael Naish, director, Rusalox. “Using XQ-E LEDs with our unique AlumOxide technology, our customers can create luminaires that use half the power of conventional HPS luminaires, as well as being smaller and weighing less than incumbent technologies. The higher performing XQ-E High Efficiency Photo Red LED will enable customers to quickly reduce the power consumption of their current design even further for faster payback periods.”

The XQ-E High Efficiency Photo Red LED sets a new performance benchmark by delivering Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF) levels up to 5.39 μmol/sec at 85 C from a package footprint of just 1.6 x 1.6 mm. The new XQ-E’s ratio of output to size is more than double that of the closest competitor. The XP-E High Efficiency Photo Red LED delivers up to 6.08 μmol/sec PPF output at 85 C and is the first LED to break the 1 W radiant flux barrier at 85 C.

“The new XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency Photo Red LEDs bring Cree’s latest high-power performance breakthroughs to horticulture lighting, with twice the PPF density and higher output than all other available LEDs,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. “Our technology enables customers to create high performance, long-life luminaires that drive the adoption of LEDs in this emerging application. With these additions, Cree continues to offer the industry’s best portfolio of LEDs optimized for horticulture, including White, Royal Blue and Far Red color options.”

Both XQ and XP LEDs for horticulture are built on Cree’s ceramic high-power technology that can deliver R90 lifetimes over 100,000 hours, even at the extreme temperature of 105 C. In addition, horticulture lighting manufacturers can immediately take advantage of the existing ecosystem of drivers and optics proven to work with the XQ and XP platforms to accelerate their time to market.

Product samples of the new XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency Photo Red LEDs are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. For more information on Cree’s entire range of LEDs optimized for horticulture lighting, please visit www.cree.com/xlamp/horticulture

About Cree:

Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. Cree believes in better light experiences and is delivering new innovative LED technology that transforms the way people experience light through high-quality interior and exterior LED lighting solutions.
Cree’s product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree’s products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and inverters.
Please refer to www.cree.com for additional product and Company information.

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting

WHITE PAPER - LEDs Lead the Way for Horticultural Lighting Horticultural lighting is one of the fastest growing markets in the LED lighting industry today. Currently estimated at being worth $690 million dollars annually by LEDInside, this figure is projected to reach billions in the coming years. Read more »

FEATURED

LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape

LUXTECH Introduces FLEX Color, Architectural Grade RGB Tape LUXTECH, a leading American manufacturer of architectural grade LED modules, introduces FLEX Color to their line of flexible LED strips. The RGB strip light is populated by high quality LEDs with tight binning to maintain color consistency. Read more »

FEATURED

Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 ... Read more »

FEATURED

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible

XP-G2 High Efficacy LEDs Use Less Power, Drop-in Compatible Cree, Inc. announces the new High Efficacy (HE) version of the XLamp® XP-G2 LED that delivers improved performance compared to standard XP-G2 LEDs, with higher output and greater efficiency to enable smaller, lighter, lower-cost designs. The original XLamp XP-G2 LED pioneered a broad set of LED ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

page_peel