Cree gets into the lighting control game with SmartCast
After announcing automated lighting controls for commercial and industrial settings, could a smart Cree LED be in the works for the home?
So far, Cree is only extending SmartCast to commercial and industrial troffers, luminaries, and downlights -- but a simplified approach to lighting controls seems like a smart idea for residential use, too, where Cree is already well-positioned with
When asked about SmartCast's potential role in consumer LED lighting, Mike Watson, Cree's VP of product strategy, said, "We are committed to SmartCast for our commercial products and are continually evaluating options to drive consumer LED lighting adoption, including bulbs with both new and enhanced features."
Whether or not that means SmartCast is actually destined for Cree's residential bulbs remains to be seen, but it will be something to keep an eye on as 2014 progresses, especially with new competitors such as the