DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 17, 2014 — The XLamp XHP50 and XHP70 extreme high-power LEDs from Cree Inc. provide twice the lumen output and improved reliability compared to previous LEDs of the same size. The LEDs allow lighting manufacturers to reduce cost by up to 40 percent for lighting applications by using fewer, more reliable LEDs to achieve the same brightness. They also enable new lighting designs that require fewer optics, a smaller printed circuit board, a smaller housing and less handling. The XLamp XHP50 and XHP70 deliver up to 2546 lumens at 19 W from a 5 × 5-mm package and up to 4022 lumens at 32 W from a 7 × 7-mm package, respectively. LED-to-LED color variations are reduced, with manufacturers able to reduce heat sink size and cost without impacting lifetime.