Cree expands XQ LED family with the addition of XLamp® XQ-A LED

Cree has expanded its industry-leading portfolio of lighting-class LEDs with the introduction of the XLamp® XQ-A LED to the XQ LED family.

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“The introduction of the XQ-A LED gives us more options to increase the capability of our machine vision and industrial LED lights using the same compact XQ package that we know and like,” said Matt Pinter, co-founder and lead design engineer for Smart Vision Lights.

“Unlike mid-power colour LEDs, the compact, ceramic-based XQ-A LED will allow us to put two, three or even four LEDs under our new silicone lens technology where we could only use one LED before. This generates more light for industrial applications without compromising lifetime.”

The XQ-A LED is the smallest LED building block available for designs that use white and colour LEDs. It delivers lighting-class reliability, quality and long-life performance comparable to Cree’s other ceramic high-power LEDs such as the high performing XP and XT.

Cree said that the new LEDs leverage the “proven XQ platform” to provide optical symmetry, consistency across all colours and tiny 1.6mm footprint to improve colour mixing and simplify the production process for lighting manufacturers.

“At Cree, we continue to deliver innovative products that enable our customers to differentiate their products in the marketplace,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs.

“The ceramic-based XQ-A LED family allows designers to offer high quality solutions that do not compromise lifetime or affordability.”

According to the press release on the Business Wire, XQ-A delivers up to 89 lumens and is characterised at 85°C. It is available in red, red-orange, PC amber, green, blue and royal blue, in white colour temperatures ranging from 2700K to 6200K and CRI options of 70, 80 and 90.


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