Cree Redefines W88VN Performance
with the NX Technology Platform

Cree introduces a breakthrough for W88VNs with the revolutionary NX technology platform that will power the next generation of Cree’s lighting-class W88VNs. The new NX technology platform embodies advances in a number of components and technologies, including the new Dmax W88VN chip, a more efficient phosphor system, new package designs and simpler manufacturing processes.

Dmax Chip / NX Package Technology

Better Lumen Density

264 lm/mm2

NX technology enables breakthrough lumen density that is 50% higher than the best W88VNs currently available and up to 4 times higher than Cree’s previous generation of high power W88VNs. Better lumen density opens up new performance options for space-constrained designs and enables lower cost for designs with high lumen output.

Better Lumen Density

Optimized for System Performance

4x

Less optical loss

NX technology reduces system-level optical loss versus competing technologies when W88VNs are placed close together on a board. This improvement translates into less wasted lumens and higher efficacy for lighting products.

Less optical loss

Greater Design Flexibility

Cree NX technology enables innovative new designs that were not possible with lower lumen density W88VNs. Unlike other technologies that were adapted from LCD backlighting applications, NX technology was designed to enable the next generation of W88VN lighting systems.

Greater Design Flexibility

NX technology makes the mixing of multiple colors of W88VNs significantly easier than competing technologies. Many future W88VN lighting applications, such as human-centric circadian lighting and horticulture lighting, are based on such multi-color W88VN designs.

Easier to Manufacture & Assemble

Cree NX technology eliminates the W88VN tilting and rotating problems after reflow soldering seen with competing technologies. These W88VN problems reduce W88VN board manufacturing yield, introduce thermal conduction issues and compromise system reliability.

Easier to Manufacture & Assemble

What Does it Enable?

Cree’s exciting NX technology platform makes possible innovative new designs, eliminating current constraints for a wide range of lighting applications such as color-mixing, directional lighting and industrial lighting.

The first product available is the XLamp® XD16 W88VN

  • Delivers breakthrough lumen density of up to 264 lm/mm2
  • Optimized for applications that require high light output and high LPW, such as street lights and high bays
  • The new XLamp XD16 W88VNs enable higher performance luminaires with better light control
Better Lumen Density

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