This is a prize I won in a contest from Cree. All opinions are my own
I attended a twitter #CreeLEDs party recently via Money Saving Mom. To my surprise I won the grand prize. I was so thrilled. In the picture above you see I got $150 dollars worth of Cree Led's & $100 Dollars to Home Depot. I love to save money on the electric and I love Home Depot so this was amazing. When it arrived I just had to take a picture of the prize box to share with my readers. I was so excited!!!
Now it has been a couple of weeks and slowly room by room we have been switching out the lights. I will show you some of the examples. First we tested it in my son's room (He loves cree! This is a picture he took & shared on Twitter w/Cree recently). I want to show you his floor lamp. He has one of the old 6o watt energy coil bulbs in the lower lamp. In the taller lamp side he has a Cree 60 watt Daylight bulb! This difference is very clear. It is amazing when you walk into his room the lighting & clarity. We needed something better because in all the bed rooms there are NO ceiling lights!
In my room I wanted to have something not so bright beside my bed at night. I wanted a 40 watt soft light. It is perfect for me! Something else I love about Cree is that they last 25 times longer than the traditional energy saving light. Something even more amazing is that Cree is mercury free! Yep you heard that right. SO if you broke one you are not harming your health or the environment you live in.
I love yet again, for example, that the 60w bulb only uses 13.5 watts! I enjoy the true & natural colors series.
I am very grateful to Cree. I am enjoying the bulbs & the gift card! I did not know of this product until now and I am forever changed! I love this company so does my family! This has enhanced our home life to be clearer,better,safer( without mercury) & give us more savings (since it lasts 25 % longer than the regular energy saving light)!
Cree rocks period. I award Cree The Homemaker-Mom Seal of Approval!
Here are is some information taken form the Cree web site to help you better understand why LEDs.
Cree.com / Lighting / Why Cree Lighting / Longevity
You May Never Change Another Bulb
Cree LED Lighting products are designed to last as long as 50,000 hours. Incredible longevity means that you might never change another light again.
A Generation of Light
What is 50,000 hours? It is 50 times the life of a typical incandescent bulb and 5 times the lifetime of an average compact fluorescent lamp (CFL). In fact, if you ran one Cree lamp for 6 hours per day every day, it would last for nearly 23 years. That is five presidential elections, time for a home remodeling, and the expanse of an entire generation.
Reduce Maintenance and Labor
We all have at least one bulb that is hard to reach and needs a ladder or a pole to replace it. For a home owner, fifty times longer life than incandescent bulbs means 50 fewer chances to fall off a ladder. For a business owner, it means significantly lower maintenance and labor expenses.
Reduce Your Waste Stream
The production and use of LEDs requires significantly less energy than incandescents or CFLs. With Cree LED Lighting products, you'll throw away fewer lamps and stop worrying about their mercury content. All Cree LED Lighting products are free of mercury and other toxic materials, a clear win for the environment.