Cree In The News

CNET | February 8, 2017

Best LED Light Bulbs of 2017

With impressive specs, a 10-year warranty, and a low price, you'll have a hard time finding a better value than the Cree LED.

CNET | September 13, 2016 | Ry Crist

Cree's new line of LEDs promise better performance at a lower price

Cree shook up the lighting aisle a few years back with a high-performance LED light bulb that cost significantly less than the competition. Now, the North Carolina-based lighting manufacturer is changing things up again with an entirely new lineup of LEDs, all of which are expected to hit Home Depot shelves by the end of September.

Tree Hugger | September 13, 2016 | Lloyd Alter

Cree revamps entire LED line of better bulbs

In the New Yorker, J B Mackinnon (beloved of TreeHugger for the Hundred Mile Diet) writes about another of our obsessions, the LED bulb. He describes how all the lightbulb manufacturers got together in 1924 and essentially formed a cartel, Phoebus, to ensure that a conventional bulb should last about a thousand hours, so that there would always be a market for them.

Men's Journal | April 5, 2016 | Erik Sofge

The Greatest Gear of the 21st Century

Just 16 years in, it's been a banner century for gear. The biggest stories in consumer products have been about insurgencies — old tech being overtaken by new. Long-lasting, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes have moved from industrial applications into the home, finally unseating Thomas Edison's incandescent bulbs.

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