Cree Adds XQ-A LED in White and Color Models to XQ Platform

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA, has added the XLamp® XQ-A LED to the XQ LED family. According to Cree, the compact, ceramic-based XQ-A enables lighting manufacturers to quickly and cost-effectively expand their product portfolios by leveraging the proven XQ platform. The XQ-A features optical symmetry and comes with a broad range of color options. Cree asserts that the XQ-A LED is the smallest packaged LED available in both white and color models.

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“The introduction of the XQ-A LED gives us more options to increase the capability of our machine vision and industrial LED lights using the same compact XQ package that we know and like,” said Matt Pinter, co-founder and lead design engineer for Smart Vision Lights. “Unlike mid-power color LEDs, the compact, ceramic-based XQ-A LED will allow us to put two, three or even four LEDs under our new silicone lens technology where we could only use one LED before. This generates more light for industrial applications without compromising lifetime.”

The XQ-A LED boasts lighting-class reliability, quality, long-life, and performance comparable to Cree’s other ceramic high-power LEDs including the XP and XT. Cree says that the proven XQ platform offers consistency across all colors and tiny 1.6mm footprint.

Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs, stated, “The ceramic-based XQ-A LED family allows designers to offer high-quality solutions that do not compromise lifetime or affordability.”

The XQ-A, which Cree characterized at 85°C, delivers up to 89 lumens. The LED comes in white color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6200K and has CRI options of 70, 80 and 90. The LED is also available in royal blue, blue, green, PC amber, red-orange, and red.

Product samples are now available, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

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