Cree Launches High Intensity Versions of XQ-E LEDs in Range of Colors

Cree, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina USA has introduced the XLamp® XQ-E High Intensity LEDs. Cree says that it has optimized the family of Color XLamp® XQ-E LEDs for optical performance. The High Density LEDs have the same form factor as previous XQ-E LEDs enabling a drop-in upgrade that can double the candela performance with minimal redesign.
The new High Intensity LEDs leverage XQ-E’s proven consistency and optical symmetry across all colors for improved color mixing.

Cree XQ-E High Intensity Red Orange

Cree contends that the color LEDs with higher lumen density simplify the production process for lighting manufacturers because fewer LEDs are required, and the smaller source size simplifies optical design. The color LEDs employ Cree’s SC5 Technology™ Platform, which uses silicon carbide to withstand higher temperatures and allow LED operation at higher power in the same form factor. Cree claims that the XQ-E High Intensity LED is the smallest building block available for color LED designs. Cree says that the new LEDs can drastically reduce the size and improve performance for directional applications such as architectural and track lighting.

“Cree continues to drive innovation within the solid state lighting market by truly listening to the customer and providing solutions like the XQ-E High Intensity LED. At Lumenpulse, candela is the name of the game, and we want to put as much light as possible on the surface we are illuminating, as efficiently as possible,” said Greg Campbell, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Lumenpulse.
The XQ-E High Intensity comes in white, royal blue, Blue, red, red-orange, PC amber, green. Cree contends that with the company’s new primary optic design the new LEDs can reduce optical source size by more than 50 percent.

“We are excited that Cree is extending its high intensity class of performance to the XQ family,” said Antonio Di Gangi, CEO, DGA. “The combination of high lumen output, innovative primary optic and the tiny footprint of the XQ-E High Intensity LEDs enables us to create compact luminaires that deliver a lot of punch.”

The XQ-E High Intensity White comes in color temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6200K with CRI options of 70, 80 and 90. Product samples are now available, and production quantities are available with standard lead times.