NX technology platform to redefine LED performance, says Cree

April 18, 2017 // By Julien Happich
With its NX technology platform, Cree Inc. claims it has achieved a major LED breakthrough, enabling a new Extreme Density (XD) LED family of products capable of delivering up to four times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

The new technology platform makes possible innovative new designs, eliminating current constraints for a wide spectrum of lighting applications such as colour-mixing, directional lighting and industrial lighting, the company says.

Leveragin Cree’s advancements in epitaxial structure, chip architecture and light conversion, the NX technology platform embodies advances in a number of components and technologies, including the new Dmax LED chip, a more efficient phosphor system, new package designs and simpler manufacturing processes.

The first product available in the new family of XD LEDs is the XLamp XD16 LED that delivers a lumen density of up to 264 lm per square-millimeter, 50 percent higher than the best LEDs currently available, according to Cree. The ceramic-based XD16 LED addresses challenges with assembly, thermal design, optical design and reliability that have been experienced with other competing LED technology platforms.

Engineering samples of XLamp XD16 LED will be available by late spring, with production quantities to be available by the end of summer.

Cree - www.cree.com/nx