Cree en Cree Unveils $99 LED Street Light For 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 Cree Unveils $99 LED Street Light For Neighborhoods Cree's Bright Idea: Brand Its Own Light Bulb <p>Cree technology is in all types of lighting panels and fixtures, but now the Durham-based company has branded its own light bulb.&nbsp; Cree says its LED light bulb is a big deal.&nbsp; Mike Watson is a spokesman for Cree.</p><p>“Our tag line is the best thing since the light bulb and we believe it.&nbsp; And we believe with the release of the Cree LED bulb we fundamentally are changing the way people use and view light forever,” said Watson.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 12:26:37 +0000 Leoneda Inge 11543 at Cree's Bright Idea: Brand Its Own Light Bulb Cree Acquires LED-Making Competitor <p></p><p>Durham-based LED light maker <a href="" 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 Cree Acquires LED-Making Competitor