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27 May 2008


Cree demonstrating multi-chip XLamp MC-E LED

At this week’s Lightfair International event in Las Vegas, NV (28-30 May), Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA will demonstrate the newest addition to its XLamp LED family.

The multi-chip XLamp MC-E retains the same 7mm x 9mm footprint as Cree’s existing XLamp XR family LEDs while providing four times the light output of the existing XR-E. This is the highest lumen output for a package of this size, Cree claims.

The combination of size and power is designed to enable new applications and reductions in overall system cost compared to other LED packages. At 9.8W, the XLamp MC-E provides up to 790 lumens at 6000K and up to 605 lumens at 3000K.

The MC-E is being demonstrated in both cool and warm white colors, and in both indoor and outdoor luminaries at the following booths of Acuity Brands Lighting, KramerLED, and Light Engine. Secondary optics for the MC-E are also being demonstrated by Carclo, Fraen, and Ledil/Marubeni.

“For added design flexibility, our new line of KramerLED luminaires integrates the MC-E LED from Cree in combination with our proprietary NanoOptic refractors,” says Kramer Lighting president Al Ruud. “This combination of technology ensures each LED is used to its fullest potential for unsurpassed control, uniformity, and intensity,” he claims.

“Cree’s XLamp MC-E LED is a lighting-class solution designed to enable applications that require high lumen output in a small footprint,” says Norbert Hiller, Cree’s VP and general manager for lighting LEDs. “Customers can increase design flexibility and reduce overall system cost over other, lower-flux-output LED packages, without compromising on quality.”

The MC-E LEDs are targeted to be available for purchase next quarter.

See related items:

Cree expands XLamp XR-C LED family to full range of colors

Cree sustains growth through focus on LED lighting

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