Partnering with Habitat for Humanity to install LED lighting in affordable housing units across the U.S., leading LED manufacturer Cree announced it's now offering the new Cree LED Bulb to Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
The company's March 17 announcement expands on Cree's 2010 commitment to provide Habitat for Humanity $1.5 million dollars' worth of Cree LED downlights. “As part of our mission to drive 100 percent 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,” Cree Chief Marketing Officer Betty Noonan commented.
“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.”
Energy Star-qualified Cree CR6 LED downlights have been installed in more than 3,000 new Habitat for Humanity homes since 2010, Cree highlighted in its news release. Designed to last for 50,000 hours (~5.7 years), Cree's CR6 downlights on average consume 85 percent less energy than incandescent downlights.
“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,” Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford said of the organization's evolving relationship with Cree. “Extending Cree’s current commitment to include the Cree LED Bulb furthers our efforts to build sustainable communities across the country.”
*Image, video credits: 1) Cree; 2) Burgess Lighting; 3) Habitat for Humanity
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