Cree, one of the world's largest LED makers has just ended a test-period of lighting some Pentagon offices with a deal for outfitting the one-fifth of the building.
The contract is for 4,200 recessed lighting units, which sell retail for $380 a piece. So this is definitely a seven-figure deal for Cree. The lighting units showed a 22% efficiency increase over the Pentagon's old fluorescent lighting fixtures.
The project was funded by a Department of Defense program called Title III which was created to “promote creation and strengthening of domestic industrial capabilities to support national security needs.” Sounds logical to me, now if they could just take care of the other 45,020,192 light fixtures the U.S. government owns and operates.
written by Tammi Myers, May 01, 2009
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