09/21/2016Cree Announces the Next Generation of High-Power XP-L LEDs

Cree Announces the Next Generation of High-Power XP-L LEDs


New LEDs Offer Double the Lumen Density of Competing Products


DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp® XP-L2 LED, delivering up to seven percent more lumens and 15 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-L LED. Leveraging elements of Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-L2 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of the XP-L LED in the proven XP package. The new XP-L2 LED provides an easy drop-in upgrade to achieve higher system LPW for lighting manufacturers with existing XP-L designs, eliminating redesign costs. It also enables reduced size and cost for new designs.

“We like the XP-L2 LED because it is Cree innovation that we can leverage immediately,” said Nathan Heiking, product manager, Kenall Lighting. “The new XP-L2 LED improves upon the XP-L LED in the same footprint, allowing us to quickly achieve higher system efficacy in our existing XP designs without the burden of increased development time and cost.”

xpl2The XLamp XP-L2 LED raises efficacy of warm white (3000K, 80 CRI) at 85°C up to 171 LPW. In addition, the XP-L2 LED is now available in EasyWhite® 2-, 3- and 5-step color temperatures from 2700K to 6500K to enable luminaire color consistency. The XP-L2 LED has LM-80 data available immediately, enabling luminaires using XP-L2 to be qualified for ENERGY STAR® and DesignLights Consortium®.

“Cree created a breakthrough performance class of high-power LEDs with the XLamp® XP-L LED, and the new XP-L2 continues to strengthen our performance advantage,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. “The new XP-L2 LED delivers twice the lumen output of other similar-size high-power LEDs, enabling lighting manufacturers to improve the performance of their lighting designs and reduce the size and cost of new designs for applications, such as industrial and stadium lighting.”

Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. Please visit http://www.cree.com/xlamp/xpl2 to learn more.