Cree, Inc. recently announced the launch of the XLamp XD16 LED, which is industry’s first Extreme Density LED, and delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous high power LEDs. It is built on Cree’s pioneering NX Technology Platform; the XD16 LED combines innovative lumen density, low optical cross-talk, unparalleled thermal contact and ease of system manufacturing to allow innovative new designs for a broad spectrum of lighting applications, such as color-tuning, street, portable and industrial.
The XLamp XD16 LED supplies a lumen density of more than 284 lumens per square-millimeter that makes it the highest level achieved by a commercially available lighting-class LED.
“Cree’s new XD16 LED delivers an incredible amount of light output for such a tiny package,” said Joe Skrivan, senior technical director at Black Diamond Equipment. “The XD16 LED’s breakthrough lumen output and peak intensity is a game-changer for our climbing headlamp products because we can design better beam control and decrease the overall size and weight compared to existing designs.”
“Cree’s new Extreme Density LED demonstrates that true LED innovation improves our customers’ system performance without forcing compromise,” said Dave Emerson, Cree LEDs executive vice president and general manager. “The XD16 LED delivers unmatched lumen density without the design and manufacturing challenges associated with inferior LED technology approaches. Now, lighting manufacturers can easily achieve previously unattainable levels of light output and efficacy in their existing form factors.”