In June, Cree demonstrated the newest addition to its XLamp LED family. The XLamp MC-E LEDs are targeted to be available for purchase next quarter.
The new MC-E retains the same 7 x 9 mm footprint as Cree’s existing XLamp XR family of LEDs, while providing four times the light output of the existing XR-E.
Cree say the device has the highest lumen output for a package of this size, and that the XLamp MC-E demonstrated at LightFair provides up to 790 lumens at 6000K, and up to 605 lumens at 3000K. These figures are measured at 700 mA drive current and 9.8W power consumption.
The company believes this LED will enable new applications as well as reductions in overall system cost compared to other LED packages.