DURHAM, N.C., 29 Nov. 2006. Cree Inc. in Durham, N.C., is announcing new benchmarks for power light-emitting diode (LED) brightness and efficacy with the release of the newest white Cree XLamp 7090 power LED. This XLamp LED produces luminous flux of up to 95 lumens or 85 lumens per watt at 350 milliamps, and as much as 160 lumens at 700 milliamps.
Typical luminous flux for the new Cree XLamp 7090 LED is 80 lumens at 350 milliamps, yielding 70 lumens per watt. The new XLamp LED was designed to enable general lighting applications, such as street lighting, retail high bay lighting and parking garage low bay lighting, as well as to vastly improve the light quality in consumer applications such as flashlights.
LED technology has been sufficiently bright for many general illumination applications for some time. The new XLamp 7090 LED, however, offers the efficiency and reliability needed to make LEDs cost-effective for more of these applications. The new XLamp 7090 LED is the first power LED based on the company's EZBright™1000 LED chip, which provides the industry's highest efficacy at 350 milliamps.
The Cree LED research and development efforts were enabled in part through funding from the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Program, within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and also in part through funding from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Technology Program.
For more information contact Cree online at www.cree.com.