Cree, Inc., Durham, N.C. (CREE) and Habitat for Humanity of Durham kicked off construction on the first Habitat for Humanity house to be lit entirely with LED (light-emitting diode) lighting fixtures last weekend. Cree is sponsoring the construction of this home and Cree employees have been assisting as volunteers on the project. The home will include Cree's newest LED downlight, the CR6, as well as other LED products featuring Cree LEDs. The LED lighting in this house is projected to save approximately $250 worth of electricity costs per year over traditional lighting.
The project is part of Cree's previously announced three-year, $1.5 million pledge to provide its high-efficiency LED downlights for all new Habitat homes built in the U.S. The house is expected to be completed by October 2010.