Cree XLamp MK-R LEDs now available in distribution

June 12, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the new XLamp MK-R LEDs from Cree, which use the SC³ Technology next-generation LED platform to deliver up to 200 lumens-per-watt, a level that the company identifies as an industry milestone.

Output of up to 200 l/W (at 1W, 25ºC) enables lighting manufacturers to create the next generation of high-lumen indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. MK-R LEDs are available in EasyWhite colour temperatures, providing the LED best colour consistency for designs that use only one LED. For systems that use multiple LEDs, MK-R enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs while still maintaining light output and quality, which translates to lower system cost.

The innovative SC³ Technology platform uses Cree's silicon-carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor, and has a new package design to deliver the most advanced LED components. The XLamp MK-R is optimised for directional lighting applications and is a welcome addition to applications requiring high lumen output, a compact optical source, and a broad palette of colour temperature and CRI values.