LED http://wunc.org en Cree Unveils $99 LED Street Light For Neighborhoods http://wunc.org/post/cree-unveils-99-led-street-light-neighborhoods <p>Durham-based lighting company Cree recently unveiled its latest LED creation: a low-cost, energy-saving residential street light they claim can save cities millions on their electric bills. While LED street lights have been around for years, most are created specifically for roads and interstates, not neighborhoods. Cree’s new light—the XSPR street light— is designed with residential areas in mind, and it also wears a lower price tag.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 20514 at http://wunc.org Cree Unveils $99 LED Street Light For Neighborhoods Cree Acquires LED-Making Competitor http://wunc.org/post/cree-acquires-led-making-competitor <p></p><p>Durham-based LED light maker <a href="http://www.cree.com/" target="_blank">Cree</a> is acquiring one of its competitors. The company announced it's buying Wisconsin-based Ruud Lighting for around $525 million. Commercial industries have been moving towards L-E-D lighting because it uses less energy and is less costly to maintain. Cree spokeswoman Michelle Murray says Ruud's experience selling outdoor lighting will complement Cree's lineup of indoor lighting fixtures. Thu, 18 Aug 2011 21:30:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 8223 at http://wunc.org Cree Acquires LED-Making Competitor Obama: CREE Leading Manufacturing Comeback http://wunc.org/post/obama-cree-leading-manufacturing-comeback <p></p><p></p><p>President Barack Obama is searching for a real fix to the country’s jobs problem.&nbsp; The White House is quick to say some two million private sector jobs have been created in the past 15 months.&nbsp; But that’s hardly enough to put a dent in the country’s high unemployment rate.&nbsp; So the president decided to visit a part of the country where he’s been before – a place that has steadily created jobs in the down economy. That place is Cree Incorporated in Durham. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 8563 at http://wunc.org Obama: CREE Leading Manufacturing Comeback