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Cree to Donate Lighting to Habitat for Humanity

May 26, 2010
Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., has formed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to put Cree downlights in the kitchens of all Habitat homes built in the U.S. over the next three years. The $1.5 million agreement gives more than 1,500 Habitat for Humanity ...

Cree Inc., Durham, N.C., has formed a partnership with Habitat for Humanity to put Cree downlights in the kitchens of all Habitat homes built in the U.S. over the next three years. The $1.5 million agreement gives more than 1,500 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. access to the lighting package, which features Cree's newest CR6 LED downlight. The CR6 is designed to last 50,000 hours, which is more than 22 years if the lights are used six hours a day, the company said.

“By providing cost-saving, energy-efficient lighting, Cree is helping Habitat build sustainable, affordable homes in partnership with thousands of low-income families across the United States,” said Chuck Swoboda, Cree chairman and CEO. “Future Habitat homeowners can enjoy lower electricity costs and most likely won't have to change their light bulbs for the next two decades.”