Cree LED Bulb connects with SmartThings for home automation

June 17, 2015 // By Paul Buckley
Cree, Inc. has announced the Connected Cree LED Bulb’s compatibility with market leader in home automation, SmartThings, which is part of the Samsung Global Innovation Center.

“Cree is committed to collaborating with other industry leaders to provide connected bulbs that deliver better light experiences by addressing the shortcomings of today’s lighting solutions,” said Betty Noonan, Cree chief marketing officer. “The Connected Cree LED Bulb is designed for compatibility with existing market-leading platforms, as well as those yet to come, so consumers can feel confident that their investments are protected and designed to work with new smart hubs well into the future.”

The Connected Cree LED Bulb is the first smart LED bulb to deliver the combination of the lighting experience customers expect from Cree with industry-leading simplicity, multi-platform compatibility and affordability. Fully dimmable and controllable through the SmartThings app, the 60-watt replacement Connected Cree LED Bulb consumes 81 percent less energy and has a rated lifetime of 25,000 hours, backed by a three-year warranty.

“Our goal at SmartThings continues to be to maximize flexibility and freedom of choice so that users can connect and control all of their favorite devices through one simple interface and open system,” said Justin Wong, vice president of business development at SmartThings. “As one of the most affordable connected light bulbs on the market, Cree is undoubtedly a top choice and we’re excited to deliver compatibility with our system for an improved automated lighting and overall smart home experience.”