EasyWhite LED Binning Simplifies LED Selection
DURHAM, N.C. - Enabling both simplified LED system design and improved LED-to-LED color consistency, EasyWhite bins from Cree are offered in 3500 K, 3000 K and 2700 K color temperatures and are 75 percent smaller than the ANSI C78.377 standard color regions.
Prior to this innovation, customers had to manually mix multiple LED bins to achieve consistent color points. For many LED lighting applications, such as MR-16 light bulbs, color-mixing multiple LEDs was complex and undesirable.
"We've listened to our customers' requests for tighter color points, especially for warm and neutral white lighting applications," said Paul Thieken, Cree, director of marketing, LED components. "Our goal is to increase end-product color consistency for all lighting applications, and EasyWhite bins can reduce manufacturing complexity and inventory needs. Customers can now buy LEDs just like traditional light bulbs, by specifying CCT and light output."
Cree's multichip XLamp MC-E LEDs are the first LEDs available in EasyWhite bins. The XLamp MC-E EasyWhite LED, at 3000 K CCT, can produce up to 560 lumens when driven at 700 mA. This single LED is an ideal replacement for 20 to 35-watt halogen light bulbs in indoor lighting applications such as accent, track and pendant lighting.