Business Briefs: Cree introduces consumer LED flood light

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 07:29 PM

Cree releases LED flood light for consumers


DURHAM – Durham-based light maker Cree Inc. announced Tuesday that it’s expanding its portfolio of consumer lights with the release of a new flood light that looks like its incandescent equivalent, but uses 85 percent less energy.

The company makes and designs LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, as more energy efficient replacements for other types of lights.

Traditionally, the company has focused on selling its products, which typically have a higher up-front cost, to businesses.

The new LED flood lights announced Tuesday were designed to have the shape, glass dome and color of the typical incandescent flood light that they’re meant to replace. The lights have a 10-year limited warranty and will be sold at The Home Depot.

The soft white 65-watt incandescent flood light replacement sells for $19.97. Last year, the company announced that it had made a LEDs light bulb priced below $10 to replace the traditional 40-watt incandescent light bulb.