13 January 2023
Cree LED releases Pro9 versions of XLamp LEDs
Cree LED Inc of Durham, NC, USA (a company of SMART Global Holdings of Milpitas, CA) has launched XLamp Pro9 LEDs, which deliver up to 15% higher efficacy for 90 and 95 color-rendering index (CRI) LEDs without sacrificing color rendering quality. With this performance improvement, Pro9 versions of XLamp LEDs provide 90 CRI light quality with the same efficacy as standard 80 CRI LEDs at correlated color temperatures (CCTs) of 2700-4000K. The new LEDs are said to improve the output, efficacy and size of LED luminaires in commercial applications requiring high-quality light.
“With the availability of our new Pro9 LEDs, lighting manufacturers are now able to achieve excellent color quality for indoor lighting applications with increased efficiency,” says David Peoples, VP of marketing.
Unlike other high-efficacy LED solutions, Pro9 LEDs feature what is claimed to be the industry’s highest operating temperature rating of 105°C and the same maximum current as the standard versions.
All Pro9 LEDs share the same mechanical and electrical characteristics as the standard versions, enabling lighting manufacturers to quickly upgrade their products to higher CRI with no change in performance and minimal redesign effort.
The LEDs are available in 2700-4000K CCTs at minimum 90 and 95 CRIs. Pro9 versions of XLamp CXB and CMA family chip-on-board (COB) LEDs are available immediately, with product samples available now and production quantities available with standard lead times. Pro9 versions of XLamp CMB, CHA and CMU family COB LEDs plus XLamp XD16 Premium White and XHP35.2 LEDs will be available first-quarter 2023.