In a recent press release from Cree, Inc., the LED leader presents a new generation of high-power LEDs delivering improved performance, the XLamp® MH-B LED. It operates at higher temperatures than MP LEDS with no reduction in rated lifetime, using up to 26 times fewer LEDs than MP LEDs to achieve the same output. This is because the XLamp MH-B LED is built to use Cree’s high-reliability ceramic package technology. This enables an impressive 60% reduction in heat sink size and cost.
Cree notes: “the XLamp MH-B is optimized to simplify LED system designs for directional and semi-directional applications.”
The press release adds:
Featuring Cree’s EasyWhite® technology and a small 5-mm light emitting surface, the XLamp MH-B provides many system benefits over arrays of MP LEDs, including tighter beam angles, simpler optics, a more traditional appearance and easier color consistency. As a single LED, the XLamp MH-B LED delivers up to 830 lumens at 175 mA and can also be used in arrays to address higher lumen applications that require low cost and high reliability, such as high bay, outdoor area and downlights.
“The new XLamp® MH-B LED combines the reliability and manufacturability of Cree’s high power LEDs with the simplicity and performance of our CXA LED arrays,” said Paul Thieken, director of marketing, LED components. “MH-B introduces a new technology platform that gives customers the best of both technologies, while avoiding the limitations of mid-power LEDs.”
Looks promising. Cree has long been a leader in the energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting market. The company helps to do away with energy-wasting incandescent and even CFL lighting technologies. Learn move about Cree here.
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