Creating energy efficient products is at the core of our business. Cree LED Lighting products are designed to last as long as 100,000 hours, which is 50 times the life of a typical incandescent bulb and 5 times the lifetime of an average CFL. See below or visit more of our Case Studies on to learn how Cree lighting products help our customers save energy and GHG emissions.

Our Wolfspeed power products are made from silicon carbide (SiC), which outperforms silicon in every way. Our components are the fastest, most efficient available, enabling greater efficiency and performance, smaller systems and lower costs. If all data centers were converted to SiC, the world could potentially save 15 trillion Watt hours of energy or an estimated 7.8 million metric tons CO2e.

Energy Star

Did you know that many of Cree's LED lighting products are ENERGY STAR certified?

Energy Saving Tips

Did you know you can lower your energy bill even further when you use the following energy saving tips in addition to Cree LED products?

California Street Lights

We're working with PG&E to bring better light to California, which includes the replacement of 150,000 street lights with energy-efficient Cree LED fixtures.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings:
50 million kWh

Estimated Annual GHG Emissions Savings:
14,800 metric tons CO2e

McLaren Health Care

McLaren Health Care in Michigan replaced nearly every exterior and interior light across 11 primary hospitals with 25,000 Cree LED fixtures, including over 12,000 Cree SmartCast® intelligent lighting fixtures.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings: 8.2 million kWh

Estimated Annual GHG Emissions Savings:
5,800 metric tons CO2e

National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA)

The renovation of NASA’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. included the installation of energy-efficient Cree CR22™ LED troffers with dimming technology and a lighting control system. This new system is not only bringing significant cost savings but is helping NASA meet its “green plan” objectives.

Estimated Annual Energy Savings:
0.87 million kWh

Estimated Annual GHG Emissions Savings:
340 metric tons CO2e