14 April 2011

Cree claims brightest, most efficient lighting-class LED array

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has announced full availability of what it claims is the industry’s first lighting-class LED array that helps to reduce overall system cost by combining superior efficacy, ease-of-design and ease-of-manufacture. The XLamp CXA2011 LED array is designed to deliver the smooth light output and consistent color that is needed for applications such as omnidirectional bulbs or directional downlights.

“The CXA2011 LED has been incredibly easy to work with, enabling us to create very high-performance products,” says Jason Lee, president of lighting firm Gama Illuminer of Zhongshan City, Guangdong, China. “It gave us a plug-and-play solution with the right combination of brightness, efficacy and color consistency with real-world 85ºC specifications. Creating a design with CXA2011 was simple, and manufacturing will be underway in record time,” he adds.

Easy-to-use screw-mounts simplify the manufacturing and design process by eliminating the need for complex design-specific engineering and reflow soldering. “Combining fast and flexible system design with ease-of-manufacturing, the CXA2011 LED array helps customers quickly create a broad range of LED-based designs,” says Mike Watson, Cree’s senior director of marketing, LED components. “Lower system cost and quicker time-to-market are keys to accelerating the LED lighting revolution.”

The CXA2011 LED array delivers up to 4000 lumens at an operating temperature of 85ºC (1A, 5000K) in a single component. It is available in 2-step and 4-step EasyWhite options, delivering what is claimed to be the industry’s tightest LED-to-LED color consistency (reducing system complexity and making light source selection as easy as specifying a color temperature).

Tags: Cree LEDs

Visit: http://cxa.cree.com/cxa20.html

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