Cree LED Revolution Blog
Cree and LED lighting are starting a revolution
November 18th, 2009
As leaders of the LED Lighting Revolution, we find that many people are in the dark about energy-efficient LED lighting. We’re working hard to change that, and we hope our spiffy new blog will help. So thanks for stopping by. We’ll pause for a few seconds while you subscribe to our RSS feed. (One-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand …)
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To understand the Cree LED Lighting Revolution, you may have to change your mind set about lighting and LEDs in general. You see, for a long time people said LEDs weren’t a viable source for general lighting.
LEDs were long relegated to indicator lights: They lit traffic signals and the speedometer on your car’s dashboard. Then LEDs were used to backlight things like cell phones and TVs. And they were also used to cast colored light in fountains and on buildings. And the LEDs did a great job.
But in recent years, LEDs have found their way into a slew of lighting fixtures used in businesses, parking garages, streets, homes and more. And you know what? LED lights are more energy efficient than many other light sources, including the classic incandescent bulb, really hot halogens and even those toxic stop-gaps, CFLs.
LED lights require up to 85 percent less energy than light bulbs and up to 50 percent less energy than fluorescent tubes. And LEDs are capable of producing beautiful light. Cree LED lights are being used in the Pentagon and there are plans to install them in 650 Walmart stores in the produce and electronics sections. In fact, there are LED lights in a lot of places.
Bad lighting habits can’t be broken if no one understands the alternatives. The Cree LED Lighting Revolution is dedicated to teaching you more about the technology and showing off real-life examples of LED lights.
So follow me, Cree blogger Ginny Skalski, and take a stand against bad lighting. Join the LED Lighting Revolution and subscribe to our blog for more updates. Thanks!