Cree LED Revolution Blog
Cree and LED lighting are starting a revolution
April 19th, 2011
A little over a year ago, we made two chocolate Easter bunnies YouTube stars. It was part of our mission to educate the world about how energy efficient LED lighting really is (and how wasteful incandescent lights truly are).
So when I noticed my local grocery store was stocking chocolate bunnies a few weeks ago, I couldn’t resist a remake. I bought a couple of “Dude” bunnies because, let’s face it, there is nothing cooler than a bunny sporting some bling and then I took over an empty office for the setup.
It wasn’t long before my Cree colleagues noticed the chocolate bunnies were back and were asking if they could help eat them when they were done. What were we doing different this time, they wanted to know?
Well, we swapped out the Cree LRP-38 that we used in the original for a Cree CR6 LED Downlight. And we brought in some Peeps and other accessories for visual interest. But the basic message remains unchanged: LED lighting is about 85 percent more efficient than incandescent light bulbs.
And as the incandescent light bulb fades to black in the next few years as part of the incandescent phase out, we think it’s especially important to remind people that about 90 percent of the energy consumed by traditional light bulbs is wasted as heat. That’s the very reason why you’re about to see the face of one of these Dude bunnies melt off.
So take a moment to watch what happens to these Dudes. Then, when you’re done, perhaps forward this video on to someone you believe needs to be enlightened about LED lighting!