More red light for plant growth

October 10, 2016 // By Julien Happich
Cree's XLamp XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs are claimed to be the industry’s highest performing LEDs optimized for horticulture.

The LEDs deliver up to 21 percent higher output than the previous generations of XQ-E and XP-E Photo Red LEDs, enabling horticulture lighting manufacturers to deliver higher performance products, reduce luminaire size and lower system cost.

The XQ-E delivers Photosynthetic Photon Flux (PPF) levels up to 5.39 μmol/sec at 85ºC from a package footprint of just 1.6x1.6mm while the XP-E delivers up to 6.08 μmol/sec PPF output at the same temperature, breaking the 1W radiant flux barrier at 85ºC.

Both XQ and XP LEDs are built on Cree’s ceramic high-power technology that can deliver R90 lifetimes over 100,000 hours, even at temperatures up to 105ºC. Product samples are available now and production quantities are available with standard lead times.

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