30 November 2011

Cree launches LMH2 LED module family, with CRI>90 and 80lm/W system efficacy

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has announced commercial availability of the new LMH2 LED module family, which is designed to speed time-to-market for high-quality LED luminaires. The LMH2 is claimed to be the only LED module delivering 80-lumens-per-watt system efficacy combined with a color rendering index (CRI) greater than 90. Featuring Cree TrueWhite technology, the modules deliver high efficiency with what are claimed to be beautiful light characteristics and color accuracy while maintaining color consistency over the life of the product.

The compact, two-piece module optimizes design flexibility, enabling manufacturers to incorporate their luminaire design into the thermal management system and potentially eliminating the need, and cost, of secondary thermal management. Separating the light source and power supply gives luminaire designers a broad range of options for mounting, wiring and reflector design, says Cree. Optimized for more than downlights and spots, the LMH2 makes Cree TrueWhite technology easily available in many lighting applications, including wall sconces, pendant lights, ceiling fans and other common fixtures in residential, retail, museums, hospitality and restaurant environments.

“The new Cree LMH2 modules make the benefits of Cree TrueWhite technology affordable and widely available,” says Mike Watson, senior director of marketing, Cree LED components. “Only Cree enables our customers with the latest LED modules that combine 80lm/W efficacy with 90+ CRI,” he claims.

The LMH2 is available with outputs of 850 and 1250 lumens and in color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K with a CRI of more than 90. Designed for 50,000 hours of operation and dimmable to 5%, it comes with Cree’s new five-and-a-half year warranty. The LMH2 is also UL-recognized and complies with multiple international regulatory and safety standards. Fixture makers seeking ENERGY STAR qualification will have access to specification and performance data, including LM-80 reports, which can speed regulatory approvals.

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