6 December 2010

Cree launches first lighting-class LED arrays

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has launched what it claims is the industry’s first lighting-class LED array.

The XLamp CXA20 LED array is the first lighting-class array aimed at accelerating the LED lighting revolution and can enable a 60W A-lamp equivalent while consuming just 11W, it is claimed.

“They combined lighting-class performance, unequaled in the market, with an ease-of-use that will enable us to quickly develop both our new A19 lamp and downlight products,” comments PK Li, director of product development at OPTILED Lighting International Ltd.

With a single, uniform optical source, compact 22mm x 22mm footprint, and simple two-screw attachment, the CXA20 array can simplify the manufacturing process for users requiring a single component in their light-engine design, says Cree. When used in a traditional downlight application, luminaires based on the CXA20 are delivering 38% more illumination than a 26W compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) or a 100W incandescent bulb, while consuming just 14W, the firm adds.

“Cree continues to bring the broadest family of lighting-class LEDs to market, ensuring that lighting applications have optimized LED light sources,” says Norbert Hiller, Cree’s VP & general manager, LED Components.

The CXA20 LED array delivers 1050 lumens at 11 watts, or 2000 lumens at 27 watts, with a 3000K warm-white color temperature. Samples are available now with standard lead times, with production volumes targeted for late first-quarter 2011.

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