Cree, developer of LED lighting solutions, has added 90, 85, and 80 color rendering index (CRI) choices to the XLamp XP-E and XP-G warm white LED lightings. Various lighting applications, such as architectural, medical, and retail, need high color precision to render object colors appropriately.
Enhancing the color quality in the previous series of high-CRI white LED lightings resulted in reducing the efficiency of the lights. But designers can obtain high-CRI and high-efficiency in the XP-E and XP-G LED lightings.
The high-CRI XP-G LED light comes with a maximum luminous flux of 107 lm, at 350 mA in warm white, offering an efficiency of 102 lm/W. LED lamp designers, by utilizing XP-G lighting, can make systems that are 70% more efficient when compared to the conventional halogen PAR38 lamps.
The high-CRI XP-E and XP-G LED lightings may function in existing systems without the need for redesign. Both the LED lights have better thermal management properties, and they feature ENERGY STAR-approved LM-80 data.
Cree’s Director of Marketing, LED components, Paul Thieken stated that lighting applications need certain performance characteristics, and the company’s XLamp LED range offers products are enhanced for individual applications. The high CRI XLamp LED lightings could offer light quality equivalent to halogen lamps, with improved efficiency than fluorescent lights.