What are the best power LEDs right now?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Lectraplayer, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Lectraplayer

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    I'm about to build several single emitter 3 watt bicycle headlights, and am wondering what the current standard is for power LEDs. It used to be Luxeon years ago, and I have been hearing about Cree a lot. Is Cree the current baddest and brightest? ...or is somebody else the Candella King?

    Also, who has the best optics? I'm wanting a 15x5 degree (somewhere about) eliptical spot.
     
  2. mcgyvr

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    In general Cree always seems to be the leader in the lumen per watt race..
    As for optics.. Ledil/Carclo seem to be the leaders there
     
  3. Lectraplayer

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    I knew it looked like Cree emitters and Carclo optics seem to be the most popular right now. ...but is there any brighter?
     
  4. wayneh

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    I don't think you can beat Cree for lumens per watt in a commercial product.
     
  5. Lectraplayer

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    What about component emitters?
     
  6. nickelflipper

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