Cree Launches Industry's Brightest Side-View LEDs Targeted at Gaming Applications

By Roger ElliottDecember 11, 2016

Cree, Inc. has introduced the industry’s brightest ever side-view LEDs, the all new QLS6A and QLS6B, optimized for high brightness applications. The best-in-class LEDs integrate cutting-edge technology to deliver up to 66 percent higher luminous intensity than any other side-view LEDs available in the market today. 

Designed for improved gaming experiences, the QLS6A and QLS6B enable clearer displays that leverage ultra-bright resolution and high visual impression in digital signage, video screens, and video gaming machines.

“Cree’s new QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs allow us to deliver a superior gaming experience to our customers and also to simplify our design and manufacturing processes,” said Motoaki Masaki, Optoelectronic Communication Technology Development Division Head, Energy Business Office, NAGASE & Co., Ltd. “The LEDs deliver high brightness and excellent far-field pattern and color mixing in an innovative compact package that does not block the background image. Additionally, the pin configuration and size of the LEDs simplify design, providing greater control and simplifying the manufacturing process.”

Developed by Cree on a patented innovative package, the industry-leading QLS6A and QLS6B utilizes a shallow cavity that maximizes light output and offers superior color mixing of the RGB (red-green-blue). QLS6A and QLS6B packaged LEDs generate a luminous intensity of 2060 and 2493 millicandela (mcd) respectively. Both side-view LEDs feature anode and cathode pins for each color, facilitating simplicity in design, and greater control.

“Cree continues to invest in innovations that matter to our customers,” said Dave Emerson, vice president and general manager for Cree LEDs. “Everything about the new QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs, from the innovative package to the performance to the binning of the LEDs, enables our customers to more easily deliver a better product to their customers.”

Cree's SMD color side-view LEDs, developed and optimized for LED displays, gaming, and lighting applications, deliver heightened visual impact by minimizing the blockage of background images.

Features and Applications of Cree's Side-view Packaged LEDs

QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs are made available in an industry standard PLCC6 package. Both LEDs share the same configuration apart from a Zener diode, which comes as an add-on in QLS6A for enhanced ESD protection.

Features shared by the QLS6A and QLS6B LEDs include:

  • Dominant Wavelength (nm): Red: (619-624) / Green: (520-540) / Blue: (460-480)
  • Luminous Intensity (mcd) - (900-2800)
  • Moisture Sensitivity Level: 3
  • PLCC6 Package Size (mm): 4.7 x 1.5 X1.3
  • Lead-Free
  • RoHS Compliant

Applications of QLS6A and QLS6B include:

  • Gaming
  • Full-color video screen
  • Digital signage
  • LED displays

QLS6A and QLS6B, the new additions to Cree’s already extensive range of ultra-bright LEDs, broaden the company's display portfolio even further for high-quality gaming and indoor-outdoor video screens, displays, and signage applications.

Product samples are now available in the market with standard production lead times for bulk orders. For more comprehensive viewpoint related to packaged LED features and specifications, please contact a WPGA Lighting Specialist. 

Download the QLS6A Product Family Data Sheet

Download the QLS6B Product Family Data Sheet