The Connected Cree is an improved version of the original Cree LED bulb, and offers an improved cooling system as well as a reduced price. This bulb is testament to Cree's mission to bring smart home functionality to consumers looking to live in a more energy-efficient household without having to break the bank.
The Connected Cree LED bulb features a highly durable and rugged shatter-proof construction. It is compatible with Zigbee- and Wink-certified hubs, meaning users can control and schedule the bulb -- including dimming -- from iOS and Android devices.
The bulb is also equipped with 4Flow Filament Design, which pulls cool air in through the base and lets warm air rise out the top, getting rid of the need for a heat sink and making the bulb cheaper.
The bulb will be available for purchase from Home Depot in the coming weeks for the reasonable price of $14.97.