Featured | LEDs | Components | Aug 01, 2017

Cree Opens Design Possibilities for Architectural Lighting with New CLQ6A LED

Cree expands its Architectural LEDs with the new CLQ6A RGBW (red, green, blue & white) LED. The first individually addressable one-watt RGBW LED in its class, the CLQ6A LED unlocks new designs that were not possible before. The four-in-one LED provides a single point source for excellent optical control, efficient color mixing and simplified design, enabling lighting manufacturers to offer beautiful and differentiated architectural lighting.

“Architectural lighting is one of the most challenging applications because of the scale, visibility and complexity of the installations. This is why we trust our brand with Cree® LEDs,” said Li Yong Tao, R&D Director at Grand Canyon LED Lighting Systems Co, Ltd. “Cree® LEDs deliver superior luminous flux output, rich color options and excellent color consistency that are perfect for architectural lighting. Cree’s high reliability enables us to offer products that perform well even in harsh outdoor conditions.”

Delivering 8.2 lumens for Blue, 30 lumens for Green, 14 lumens for Red and 25 lumens for White at 100 mA in a 5 x 5.2 mm package, the CLQ6A LED improves brightness by seven times over similar 4:1 LEDs that have not been optimized for architectural lighting. Cree is also extending its CLX6F family with a PC Amber option that delivers 23 lumens at 105 mA in a 3.4 mm x 3.5 mm package. These new LEDs provide unique design options and expand Cree’s portfolio of LEDs for architectural lighting, which includes the high-power XLamp® XQ-A, XQ-E, XP-E2 and XM-L™ Color LEDs.

“Cree continues to develop new application-optimized LEDs that provide our customers with the best options to meet their design requirements,” said Dave Emerson, Cree LEDs senior vice president and general manager. “Previously, lighting manufacturers only had high and low power LEDs to choose from for these color options. With the new CLQ6A and CLX6F LEDs, we are expanding the industry’s best portfolio of LEDs for architectural lighting with the light output and reliability innovations expected from Cree to fill the performance gap in the market and meet customers’ needs.”

Product samples of the CLQ6A and CLX6F LEDs are available now with standard lead times.
Please visit http://www.cree.com/architecture to learn more.

About Cree:

Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors. 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, satellite communications, power supplies and inverters. Please refer to www.cree.com for additional product and Company information.

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