XLamp XP-G2 LEDs deliver 20% more efficiency in the XP footprint

July 10, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Cree introduces the XLamp XP-G2 LED to deliver luminaire manufacturers up to 20 percent more lumens per watt and 2.5 times the lumens-per-dollar over the original XP-G LED. The brighter, more efficient XP-G2 LED provides customers a boost in performance and enables manufacturers to use fewer LEDs to get the same brightness at lower cost or increase brightness levels using the same LED count and power.

Characterized and binned at 85°C, the new XP-G2 LED leverages the same footprint (3.45mm x 3.45mm) and is compatible optically with the original XP-G LED – providing drop-in-ready performance enhancements to shorten the LED fixture design cycle and improve customer time to market. The XP-G2 LED can enable a broad range of high-lumen applications, from indoor and outdoor to portable and lamp retrofits

Built on the SC³ Technology Platform, the XP-G2 LEDs delivers up to 151 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 165 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C in cool white (both at 6000K). In warm white (3000K), the XP-G2 LED delivers up to 133 lumens per watt at 350 mA, 85°C or 145 lumens per watt at 350mA, 25°C. The SC³ Technology Platform leverages Cree's silicon carbide technology, features advancements in LED chip architecture and phosphor and showcases a new package design

Luminaire makers seeking Energy Star qualification will have access to specification and performance data, including LM-80 reports, which can speed time to market. XP-G2 LEDs are a “successor” product to the original XP-G LED for LM-80 data – accelerating qualification of luminaires using just 3000 hours of LM-80 data, instead of the normal 6000 hours. The XP-G2 LED is also UL-recognized and features a level 4 rating.

Cree XLamp XP-G2 LED samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

For additional information please refer to www.cree.com.