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Cree says it has developed a more efficient LED platform with greater efficiency.

In an announcement Monday, Cree said the new XLamp XM LED is a single-chip device that delivers a "record-breaking efficacy of 160 lumens per watt at 350 mA."

It also delivers 750 lumens at 2 A, which is equivalent to the light output of a 60 W incandescent light bulb at less than 7 watts.

“We continue to set the pace for LED performance, establishing new benchmarks that make you wonder why anyone would consider last-century’s energy-wasting technology,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree’s chairman and CEO.