High-Performance Cree LED Lighting Transforms Famous Petty’s Garage

  High-Performance Cree LED Lighting Transforms Famous Petty’s Garage

 “The King” Visits Cree Booth #3276 at NADA Convention and Expo on Feb. 10 in
                                   Orlando

NADA 2013 Booth #3276

Business Wire

DURHAM, N.C. -- February 6, 2013

Nicknamed “The King” of NASCAR^®, Richard Petty has endorsed Cree^® LED
lighting after enthusiastically transforming his 100,000 square-foot garage
with state-of-the-art LED fixtures by Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE). More than 700
Cree LED luminaires now illuminate the Petty’s Garage complex, which
specializes in the restoration of high-performance vehicles, stock cars, drag
racers and Petty signature cars.

Partnering with Greenleaf Energy Solutions, Petty’s Garage installed Cree’s
industry-leading LED lighting, featuring Cree TrueWhite^® Technology.
According to Greenleaf Energy Solutions, when compared with the previous
fluorescents, the installation reduces lighting energy usage more than 50
percent and decreases the number of light fixtures needed by 10 percent.

“We know that Cree produces the best LED technology in the world,” said
Stephen Moffitt, energy consultant, Greenleaf Energy Solutions. “Cree was the
clear choice for Petty’s Garage.”

“Cree LED lighting delivers the quality of light we need for the work in our
garage, allowing us to focus on our business of redoing cars,” said Petty. “We
turned these lights on, and they made our cars and shop look brand new.
There’s really only one word to describe Cree’s lights – wow.”

Cree CR24^™ LED troffers were installed in the main production facility with
LR24^™ LED troffers and CS18^™ LED linear luminaires featured throughout the
complex. The next stage of the installation will bring Cree Edge^™ security
and floodlights and LEDway^® streetlights to the property.

“High-quality, long-lasting LED lighting dramatically enhances the auto
restoration experience at Petty’s Garage,” said Tami Timperio, vice president
of communications, lighting at Cree. “Our LED troffers feature
industry-leading Cree TrueWhite Technology with 90 CRI that really makes cars
pop. Designed to deliver lifetimes of more than 50,000 hours, Cree’s LED
troffers can virtually eliminate the time and expense associated with
replacing fixtures for auto dealers and shop owners.”

Cree will be showcasing its LED lighting products at the National Auto Dealers
Association Convention and Expo 2013 in Orlando, February 8-11. “The King”
will be signing autographs and taking photos with attendees at the Cree booth
#3276 on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Please visit www.cree.com/lighting/auto for more information on Cree LED
lighting products for auto applications.

About Cree

Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting
traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of
energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading
innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor products for
power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Cree’s product families include LED fixtures and bulbs, blue and green LED
chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching
devices and RF devices. Cree products are driving improvements in applications
such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and
solar inverters.

For additional product and company information, please refer to
www.Cree.com/Lighting. To learn more about the LED Lighting Revolution, please
visit www.creeledrevolution.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and
uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ
materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a
number of factors, including the risk that actual savings will vary from
expectations; customer acceptance of LED products; the rapid development of
new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s
products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the
year ended June 24, 2012, and subsequent filings.

Cree^®, Cree TrueWhite^®, LEDway^® and TrueWhite^® are registered trademarks,
and Cree Edge^™, CR24^™, LR24^™ and CS18^™ are trademarks of Cree, Inc.

NASCAR^® is a registered trademark of National Association for Stock Car Auto
Racing, Inc.

Contact:

Cree, Inc.
Gena Fiegel, 919-407-7651
Corporate Communications
media@cree.com
 
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