On 4 AUG, 2017, Cree published a very nice video featuring the Cree R&D center in Santa Barbara, CA. Less than one year later, EdisonReport has learned the facility is closing. Watch the factory tour here.
We are told that the Cree Arcadia product was developed in Santa Barbara. The Arcadia is a type of panel light that simulates natural sunlight from extreme blue to gray-blue, with degrees of cloudiness. The Arcadia offers very warm to very cool effects working in sync with the top panel to simulate the natural arc of the sun throughout a day. EdisonReport Awarded Cree a Top 10 MUST SEE product at LIGHTFAIR earlier this year.
We are told that some of the employees and much of the equipment will move to the Raleigh Durham facility.