- About Cree Lighting
LIGHT THE WAY FORWARD
We’re redefining what to expect from a lighting company by transforming what light can do for customers, and how our customers can do business with us, to deliver experiences that make the world better.
Our Vision For Better
We believe humans are our most precious resource, and for nearly 40 years, we’ve known just how much light matters for them. Simply put, you can’t move forward unless you can clearly see where you’re going.
So we make it our sole mission to light the best path.
We see light as the great enabler and protector of the human experience. And we use it to make things better, safer, more productive, and smarter – to enable and enhance all the precious activities of people’s daily lives.
A LEADER IN LIGHTING. A HISTORY IN INNOVATION.
Cree Lighting is an LED lighting pioneer with deep roots and even deeper expertise. In the last two decades, we’ve led by turning innovation into industry-leading solutions, demonstrating our expertise in advanced optical control, color quality, intuitive controls, and proven product quality.
- An industry-leading US-based manufacturer
- 125+ Million LED installed base since 2008
- Nearly 40-Year history in lighting
- Racine, WI headquarters with 6 global locations
- 2,500+ patent portfolio
RUUD Lighting founded.
Cree, Inc. founded.
Launched first mass market LED exterior & interior commercial fixtures including area and downlights.
Launched first mass market LED street lights and canopy.
Launched first mass market LED troffers.
Cree, Inc. acquired RUUD Lighting.
Launched first mass market LED light bulbs.
Launched SmartCast® Wireless with OneButton™ Setup.
Launched WaveMax® Technology enabled street light and parking solutions.
Launched Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience.
Cree Lighting joined the IDEAL Industries family.
Launched ConnectedMax® smart LED bulbs.
Launched NanoComfort™ Technology for unsurpassed visual comfort, precise control and elevated efficiency.
Cree Lighting joined the ADLT family of lighting companies.
A CULTURE OF VISIONARIES
At Cree Lighting, our teams are made up of dreamers and doers who are committed to making all of our communities a better place to live and work. We’re not only focused on making solutions that last, but on redefining what’s possible, from the lighting we engineer to the value we add. After all, the difference between good and great lighting is often defined by who you’re working with.
EXPERIENCE WHAT MATTERS
Because what matters to you, matters most to us. We’ve got the expertise, leading solutions, service and support to prove that no one better delivers on the promise of LED lighting.
FRIEND OF THE ENVIRONMENT
We see sustainable business practices as a way of life, not just a check-the-box. At our HQ and manufacturing facility in Racine, WI, our teams work hard to minimize our impact on the environment, just as the energy efficient solutions we create help our customers do the same – and we’ve got the certifications to prove it.