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High-density LED is more focused and brighter

The first high-density LED from Cree delivers up to 5.5 times higher luminous efficacy than the predecessor generation. The manufacturing solution is also easier to handle.

02 Jan. 2018
Claudia Witte
Cree, Inc.
High-density LED is more focused and brighter (graphic: Cree, Inc.)

The XLamp XD16 , whose commercial availability Cree has now announced, is an LED lamp characterized by a record-breaking lumen density of over 280 lm/mm². System-level optical loss is three times lower than that of competing technologies. The LED is based on the company’s NX technology platform , which is designed for greater efficiency, a wider range of applications – including industrial applications – and process-reliable SMD fabrication . The NX system should above all radically reduce the error susceptibility during reflow soldering.

In a tiny housing, the ceramic-based LED combines low optical crosstalk with unprecedented thermal contact and easy system fabrication. This makes new designs possible for a variety of lighting applications, such as color matching and street lighting as well as portable or industrial applications. One example is lighter and smaller mountaineering headlamps with improved light beam guidance.