31 October 2011

Cree launches 10% brighter MT-G LEDs with high color quality and consistency  

LED chip, lamp and lighting fixture maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has launched new XLamp MT-G LEDs that deliver what is claimed to be higher brightness levels, unparalleled color quality and proven lighting-class reliability.

The new MT-G LED is now more than 10% brighter, and can deliver up to 1670 lumens at 85ºC in warm-white (3000K) color temperatures. MT-G LEDs are now also available in high color rendering index (CRI) versions optimized for applications such as retail and restaurant lighting, where high CRI and lighting uniformity are required. The new capabilities can enable users to extend existing MT-G designs, and enable new applications traditionally supported by halogen light sources, says Cree.

USAI Lighting of New Windsor, NY, USA is one of the first lighting manufacturers to incorporate the new MT-G high-CRI LED into a luminaire — its award-winning NanoLED lighting solution. Cree says that the MT-G-based NanoLED provides designers with color quality, efficiency, flexibility and control via proprietary optics to bridge striking aesthetics with functional application in a variety of interior installations.

“Superior color quality is an essential part to ensuring our customers a high-performing lighting solution,” says USAI Lighting’s president Bonnie Littman. “Being able to offer our customers halogen-like color and brightness, along with the energy-efficient benefits of LEDs, is going to be a game-changer,” he believes. 

“MT-G LEDs are the flagship product to bring real freedom to lighting OEMs,” says Mike Watson, Cree, senior director of marketing, LED components. “Real freedom is providing options to customers who want the ability to order their LEDs in 2-step or 4-step color consistency at many color points,” he adds. “Cree was the first in the industry to offer LED components binned at operating temperature,” Watson claims. 

XLamp MT-G LEDs are now available with brighter flux and with 90-minimum CRI options. Cree also offers more than 6000 hours of IESNA LM-80 published lifetime data, which can assist lighting manufacturers with ENERGY STAR qualification. With color temperature options ranging from 2700K to 5000K, all MT-G LEDs are available in 2- and 4-step EasyWhite color temperatures, with the option of either 6V or 36V forward voltages. The full range of MT-G LEDs are available for sampling immediately, and production volumes are available with standard lead times.

Cree is exhibiting its XLamp MT-G LEDs at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (27–30 October).

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