Expanding upon its $1.5 million LED-lighting commitment to the Habitat for Humanity initiative, Cree will now be offering its new Cree LED Bulb to the noted home-building program.
Since Cree’s commitment began back in 2010, more than 3000 homes constructed by Habitat for Humanity have used the company’s ENERGY STAR qualified CR6 downlights.
“As part of our mission to drive 100% adoption of energy-efficient LED lighting, Cree’s goal has always been to deliver LED solutions that save energy and fundamentally improve the overall lighting environment,” stated Betty Noonan, Cree chief marketing officer. “The addition of the Cree LED Bulb portfolio to our collaboration further supports Habitat’s efforts to create affordable, sustainable homes, while enabling homeowners to greatly reduce their energy usage for decades without sacrificing the light quality.”
“We are grateful to partner with companies like Cree that are helping Habitat serve families in need of affordable housing through product donations that can lower homeowners’ daily living expenses,” stated Jonathan Reckford, CEO, Habitat for Humanity International. “Extending Cree’s current commitment to include the Cree LED Bulb furthers our efforts to build sustainable communities across the country.”
The new Cree LED Bulb 60-watt replacement, as its name implies, looks like a normal incandescent lightbulb. It isn’t, though, and is designed to use roughly 85% less energy than an incandescent bulb over a 25,000 hour lifespan — which can obviously help to lower energy bills, something helpful to those that are just scraping by.
For those interested, you can actually ‘estimate’ your potential savings (based on region) at Cree’s website, here.
Image Credit: Cree
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