Posts Tagged ‘Cree’

Chapel Hill, N.C. Joins LED City Initiative

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Chapel Hill, N.C. has joined Cree’s LED City initiative, an international program to promote and deploy energy-efficient LED lighting, according to a recent press release

Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina, recently installed LED streetlights along the high-profile 100 block of Franklin Street, one of the town’s most recognizable landmarks. Specifically, the town is engaging in a 12-month pilot program which will include replacing 10 conventional streetlights with LED fixtures as well as solitciting feedback from residents regarding the quality of lighting. Expected energy savings is projected at 50 percent or more.

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University of Alaska Goes Green

Monday, May 11th, 2009

The University of Alaska at Anchorage (UAA) is joining the LED University program, according to a press release from Cree, Inc. The LED University program is “an international community of universities working to accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient LEDs across their campuses.”

Five years ago, UAA began converting lighting applications to LEDs, including signage, specialty lighting, aisle lighting in lecture halls, and theater stairway lighting. Recently, UAA completed a parking lot pilot with seven LED light fixtures, and more like it are anticaptied to follow as the reduction in energy consumption was nearly 60 percent when compared with the lights that were replaced. The university is also considering LED lighting for a number of other purposes throughout campus. (more…)

Three Universities Flip the Switch on LEDs

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Cree, Inc. recently announced the enrollment of three U.S. universities in “LED University,” a program promoting LED lighting across college campuses worldwide.

The University of Notre Dame (Indiana) is implementing four pilot installations to evaluate the feasibility of LED lighting across the campus. These pilots include LED step lighting on the new Irish Green, recessed LED lighting in conference rooms and elevator lobbies, and outdoor decorative area lights at the center of campus.

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Cree Acquires LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc.

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Respected LED manufacturer, Cree has signed an agreement to acquire LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc., a LED fixture manufacturer that has developed LED lighting retrofit products. This collaboration gives Cree a solid foothold in the LED market, from LED chip manufacturing to packaged LED fixtures.  The acquisition also puts Cree in competition with some of its existing LED customers, though industry experts say this is not uncommon. 

“The combination of Cree’s lighting-class LEDs and LLF’s lighting-systems technologies should set the stage for Cree to obsolete the light bulb, a 19th century invention that wastes energy and pollutes our environment,” said Cree CEO, Chuck Swoboda. 

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