Cree LED Revolution Blog
Cree and LED lighting are starting a revolution
April 20th, 2012
Today’s guest blog post is by Timothy Henning, Cree’s ENERGY STAR program manager.
Earth Day offers us all a reminder to ask ourselves: Am I doing all I can to save energy? Is there more I could be doing? Chances are there are a few easy steps you could take right now to conserve more energy in your day-to-day life.
Not sure what? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a number of programs that make it easier to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. One of those programs is ENERGY STARs Across America.
Finding out what habits you can change or even what habits your neighbors are changing is as easy as clicking a button. The EPA website contains an interactive “ENERGY STARs Across America” map that highlights energy-saving educational events being held across America that you can participate in. This interactive map also helps you visualize how many people and organizations around the world are participating in the movement.
If you’re not interested in attending an event, you can still make a change in the comfort of your own home by taking the ENERGY STAR Pledge. When you pledge, you are making a commitment to save energy and money, and to help protect the environment by taking energy-saving actions in your home, such as:
- Changing a light to an ENERGY STAR-qualified LED model. Cree has qualified over 48 unique SKUs through the ENERGY STAR program to date! You can visit our website to see the wide variety of lighting products that Cree offers. Additionally, you can go to your nearest Home Depot and check out the ENERGY STAR-qualified EcoSmart 4” and 6” recessed LED downlights.
- Enabling your computer to power down when not in use.
- Installing and using a programmable thermostat correctly with pre-programmed settings.
- Choosing products that have earned the ENERGY STAR rating, and more.
To date, more than 2.8 million people nationwide have pledged to take small, energy-saving steps that can change the world. If every American household took part in the pledge, we would save $24 billion in annual energy costs and prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions from 27 million cars.
Take the ENERGY STAR Pledge now, and join with millions of Americans who are taking small steps that make a big difference in helping to prevent climate change. Thank you for your support!