Cree XLamp MK-R LED reaches for the 200lm/w barrier

The just-announced Cree XLamp MK-R is an all new product that has some impressive specs behind it, one of which being a maximum output of 1769lm @ 85C. Cree just can’t seem to take a break. With the various updates to their…

XM-L2 is Cree’s new highest performing LED ever

Cree has been on a tear of late updating their workhorse LEDs to silicon carbide substrates, and while the efficiency gains of LEDs like the XP-E2 and XP-G2 have been incremental, the new XM-L2 takes things to a whole new…

New color line-up added to Cree XB-D and XM-L series

While we are reporting this a few days later, we are happy to see that Cree announced new color options for the XB-D and XM-L series of LEDs on the 50th birthday of the visible light LED. Adding color options…

XP-E2 LED continues Cree’s efficiency and low cost upgrade strategy

As expected, Cree is continuing to upgrade it’s workhorse lineup of LEDs with their new silicon carbide technology by announcing the XP-E2 white LEDs. Much like the XP-G2 before it, the updated LED is showing improvements in overall efficiency and…

170 lumens per watt light bulb made a reality by Cree

There once was a time when lighting industry experts hoped that one day we would get LED-powered light bulbs with an efficiency of 100 lumens per watt, that was the hoop dream. Following on their bleeding edge 152 lumen per…

Cree XP-G2 LED is now officially official

Well, it looks like we jumped the gun a day early with the preliminary announcement of the XP-G2, the successor to the venerable XP-G. Cree has let loose the datasheets for the new LED today, so we can fill in…

XP-G2 is Cree’s update to the venerable XP-G LED

Cree is about to officially anounce the XP-G2, the successor to the long time favorite XP-G. Some of the details are still up in the air, but the big changes here are increases in efficiency, putting it on par with…

Cree XT-E Royal Blue Gets a spec bump, now up to 5 watts each

Rejoice DIY LED builders! Cree, in their mighty engineering prowess has seen fit to give their popular XT-E royal blue LED a spec bump recetly, letting you squeeze even more from an already powerful LED. This update puts the XT-E…

More details on the forthcoming Maxspect Mazarra X

With the new Maxspect Mazarra X being snuck into Reefstock recently, and Mr. Saltwater Tank doing a brief video clip on it, we assume there are many of you who are really itching to find out more information about this…

Cree XT-E Royal Blue Has a New Buddy

Cree has just announced what we have been anticipating for a while now; the XT-E white. While it’s not besting the XP-G in terms of overall output (it’s close) and efficiency, The XT-E white will bring some of the same…