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XP-G3 LED Delivers More than 205 Lumens-Per-Watt


DURHAM, N.C. -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the XLamp? XP-G3 LED, delivering 31 percent more lumens and 8 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-G2 LED. Leveraging key elements of Cree’s SC5 Technology? Platform, the high-power XP-G3 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of previous XP-G generations. This best-in-class performance enables lighting manufacturers to deliver differentiated solutions at lower system costs for applications such as roadway, outdoor area, spot and high-bay lighting.XP-G3 LED“We are designing a new series of 130 lumens-per-watt high performance streetlights and the choice to use the new Cree XP-G3 LED was clear,” said Wilbur Tarn, director of OrangeTeK. “The XP-G3 LED delivers high efficacy and high reliability in the familiar XP-G footprint, allowing us to modify elements of an existing design to shorten our design time by half.”

Cree pioneered the industry-standard high power 3535 form factor with the XP platform and continues to deliver breakthrough performance with the XP-G3, achieving over 205 LPW at 350mA and up to 863 lm at 2A. Extending Cree’s leadership in reliability and lumen maintenance, the XP-G3 LED has 6,000 hours of LM-80 data immediately available that provides L90 lifetimes well beyond 50,000 hours, even at an extreme 105°C, 1500 mA test condition.

“Cree is committed to R&D that enables our customers to deliver the best system value in the market with high-power LEDs,” said Dave Emerson, Cree vice president and general manager, LEDs. “The XP-G3 is the first LED in its class to shatter the 200 LPW barrier, setting a new benchmark for the XP-G class of LED and joining Cree’s other high-power LEDs that deliver this level of performance.”  

The new LEDs are characterized and binned at 85°C, available in ANSI White, EasyWhite? 3- and 5-step color temperatures (2700K – 6500K), and CRI options of 70, 80 and 90. Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times. Please visit to learn more.

About Cree

Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. Cree believes in better light experiences and is delivering new innovative LED technology that transforms the way people experience light through high-quality, interior and exterior LED lighting solutions.

Cree’s product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree’s products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and inverters.

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