Recommendations for End-of-Life treatment of lighting fixtures, power components, and LEDs and other electronic components

Cree's product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power devices and RF devices.

Even though Cree’s products have a long life, all good things do come to an end of their useful life. How should our products be disposed of when removed from service?

Most components in Cree’s products are recyclable. We recommend recycling all of these components:

  • Aluminum — separate if possible and recycle as aluminum metal
  • Plastic Components — separate if possible and send for plastics recycling
  • LEDs and Other Electronic Components — recycle as electronic waste

Have any questions about how to recycle your Cree products? Please contact