Nov. 22, 2022
Our November Product Spotlight examines the application-specific features of recently released LED chips and packages.

The latest LEDs are offered in a variety of form factors, color rendering or spectral options, power densities, and luminous or application-specific efficacies to support medical and industrial tasks, horticultural applications, and architectural and general-purpose indoor and exterior illumination.


SBT-10X UV-A LED, Luminus

Gen5 die architecture in the SBT-10X-UV family delivers up to 75% higher output than previous generation surface-mount devices (SMDs) by Luminus. Equipped with a flat borosilicate cover, the 3.5-mm2 surface-mount cavity packages achieve up to 5W from a single chip to improve performance in demanding systems for ultraviolet (UV) curing, 3D printing, and maskless lithography tasks. Devices are available in 365, 385, 395, 405, and 415-nm wavelengths and can be operated at up to 4A.


XLamp CMB LEDs, Cree LED

Cree LED's CMB family has been engineered with upgraded performance capabilities as drop-in replacements for CXA, CXB, and CMA packaged LED devices and can be used with optics and holders compatible with those product lines. Light-emitting surface (LES) sizes range from 6.0 to 23 mm. The chip-on-board (COB) LEDs are offered in Fidelity (98 CRI) and Specialty (below black-body locus) color versions and multiple voltage options as well. Luminous efficacy has been increased up to 8% over prior-generation emitters used in outdoor and premium indoor lighting applications. 


Luxeon 5050 Round LED, Lumileds

A full array of Luxeon 5050 Round LEDs are available in multiple CCT options at 70, 80, and 90 CRI — now with a 14% increase in luminous efficacy (693 lm output, 178 lm/W at 4000K and 70 CRI) to serve a range of architectural lighting purposes both indoors and out. The 5050 family has undergone 17,000 hours of testing, and the LM-80 report includes extensive analysis of parameters including hydrogen sulfide testing, high-temperature operating life, and temperature cycle. Tests confirm L70 and L90 above 100,000 hours. 


NCSWE13A-V1 LED chip, Nichia

Increased flux density and a near 25% reduction in footprint (1.7 mm2 to 1.3 mm2) demonstrated by the 1W-class, direct-mountable NCSWE13A-V1 LED chip allows product developers to realize more compact downlight, tracklight, and spotlight luminaire designs with tunable white or multicolor functionality. The smaller light-emitting surface area allows more uniform color mixing.


Photophyll Select LEDs, Cree LED

Photophyll Select LEDs represent a horticulture spectrum available now on mid- and high-power XLamp XP-G3 LEDs and J Series 2835 3V G Class LEDs. The spectral output of Photophyll Select LEDs is binned into two new metrics, both of which are based on the amount of photosynthetic photon flux (PPF) in industry-standard blue (400–500 nm), green (500–600 nm), and red (600–700 nm) bands. The XLamp LEDs are ceramic surface-mount devices (SMD) with enhanced sulfur resistance; J Series emitters are available as 2835, 3030, and 5050 packages.


CFT-90-WDH White LED, Luminus

The cool-white CFT-90-WDH LED delivers 6000K CCT with 93 CRI. Low thermal resistance, lifetime greater than 50,000 hours, up to 27A operation under continuous-wave and pulse-width modulation conditions, and up to 3200-lm output enable efficient fiber illumination for medical endoscopy, industrial instrumentation, machine vision, and narrow-beam architectural or stage lighting applications.


CARRIE MEADOWS is managing editor of LEDs Magazine, with 20 years’ experience in business-to-business publishing across technology markets including solid-state technology manufacturing, fiberoptic communications, machine vision, lasers and photonics, and LEDs and lighting.

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About the Author

Carrie Meadows | Editor-in-Chief, LEDs Magazine

Carrie Meadows has more than 20 years of experience in the publishing and media industry. She worked with the PennWell Technology Group for more than 17 years, having been part of the editorial staff at Solid State Technology, Microlithography World, Lightwave, Portable Design, CleanRooms, Laser Focus World, and Vision Systems Design before the group was acquired by current parent company Endeavor Business Media.

Meadows has received finalist recognition for LEDs Magazine in the FOLIO Eddie Awards, and has volunteered as a judge on several B2B editorial awards committees. She received a BA in English literature from Saint Anselm College, and earned thesis honors in the college's Geisel Library. Without the patience to sit down and write a book of her own, she has gladly undertaken the role of editor for the writings of friends and family.

Meadows enjoys living in the beautiful but sometimes unpredictable four seasons of the New England region, volunteering with an animal shelter, reading (of course), and walking with friends and extended "dog family" in her spare time.