Optoelectronics

LED module boasts color-quality greater than 90 CRI

30th January 2014
Staff Reporter

Designed to replace 100W ceramic-metal-halide lamps in high-ceiling applications, the 600lm LMH2 LED module from Cree uses 30% less power and delivers instant-on, dimmable light. Cree claim that the LED is the industry’s brightest module to offer color-quality greater than 90CRI, at a consistent efficacy of 85lm/W, across a range of color temperatures (3000 K, 3500 K and 4000 K).

Boasting a 50,000 hours lifecycle, the LED family addresses a range of lighting applications in a common form factor. This enables designers to create an entire product portfolio with just one tooling set and one optical design. Products which incorporate the LED module enable lighting designers to illuminate a space with one light source and lighting technology, helping to eliminate problems such as color consistency and re-lamping.

Cree has also made available the LMD600, a universal driver that is designed to power the new 6000-lumen LHM2. Dimmable to 1%, the driver handles up to 90°C case temperature and has a low-voltage, limited-energy-driver rating that does not require special enclosures or large-gauge wires. This delivers design flexibility and a low system cost for lighting designers. The driver has been optimized for a controllable, indoor architectural environment. Also available is a ange of reflectors and heat sinks, as well as a splice box for the entire LMH2 LED module family.

“The need for high-CRI and high-lumen-output LED luminaires has been growing rapidly over the last year. We constantly have requests for these luminaires to be used in shopping malls, airports, convention centers and theaters,” said Larry Rosenwinkel, fixtures and specifications manager, Facilities Solutions Group. “Before the introduction of the 6000-lumen Cree LMH2 LED module, there were no feasible LED solutions to light these spaces, but now we can specify LED light sources for these spaces.”

“We have designs based on the 850-, 1250-, 2000-, 3000- and 4000-lumen LMH2 LED modules. The 6000-lumen LMH2 will allow us to further expand the breadth of our products using the same form factor,” said Wesley Johnson, director of national sales, Hi-Lite Manufacturing Company. “Our customers will now have a full suite of LED pendant lights and wall-mounted fixtures with the same high CRI, same color and same warranty that allows them to address a variety of ceiling-height applications.”

Available with a 5 year warranty, the LED module is UL-recognized and complies with multiple international regulatory and safety standards.

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