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.
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