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Lightfair literature available for download!

We had four pieces of literature available at Lightfair 2011 in Philadelphia :

Lighting Science Group Lightfair 2011 Product Brochure

Advanced Projects Group Brochure

Definity Lamp Brochure

C2D LowBay Brochure

One of our engineers working in Satellite Beach

A couple of weeks ago, I was doing some reading about off-grid lighting.  Research shows that there is an enormous amount of money that is spent on fuel-based lighting systems by rural and urban regions that are not connected to electricity grids. Naturally after reading this, I was thrilled to hear that our engineers had developed The PROLIFIC DC Series.  The PROLIFIC DC Series eliminates the need to power street lights from the electrical grid. They are instead powered by low voltage direct current electricity produced by solar and wind energy sources. “With the PROLIFIC DC series, countries around the world now have the freedom to install virtually anywhere environmentally friendly, affordable and energy efficient street lights that have better lighting quality than traditional HID lights,” our CEO Zach said.

The PROLIFIC DC series street lights aren’t just in development, they will soon light up Mexico City’s newly constructed “Viaducto Bicentenario” (roughly translated “Bicentennial Bridge”), which runs 23 kilometers (about 14.5 miles) from Lomas Verdes to Tepotzotlan.  The Viaducto Bicentenario, which is being built in celebration of Mexico’s bicentennial taking place on September 16th, will be a gleaming example of the most efficient roadway lighting technology in the world. Joe Gerstl, CEO of Gerstl Consultores, S.A. de C.V. invited BHP Energy Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V., Mexico’s leading expert in LED lighting technologies to help guide their selection of LED street lights for the project.  “This is the first elevated superhighway in Mexico that will be illuminated entirely by solar-powered LED streetlights, and our customer required the most efficient and reliable illumination system available to complement the advanced nature of its solar power system,” said Alan Barson, CEO of BHP Energy Mexico. “After extensive research and testing, we selected Lighting Science Group’s PROLIFIC DC series LED RoadWay 100 watt street light for this project,” added Barson. Zach and the rest of us here at Lighting Science would like to thank BHP Energy Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. for introducing our PROLIFIC DC series products into Mexico.

PROLIFIC Installation in Spain

We’re continuing our work to re-light the world with low-cost and long-lasting LED lighting.  LSGs high performance PROLIFIC series street lights now line the streets of Banyeres de Mariola Alicante, Spain. Compared with traditional HID street lights, the PROLIFIC LED series street lights are 50% more efficient, provide more uniform light distribution, increase light levels, and will save Banyeres de Mariola Alicante thousands of dollars in energy cost over the life of the fixtures.

“Communities all over Spain are struggling with higher energy cost — installing Lighting Science Group’s PROLIFIC street lights was a perfect solution to ease that problem,” said Mr. Antonio Belda Valero, Mayor of Banyeres de Mariola Alicante. “We looked at many other products on the market, but Lighting Science Group’s LED street light outshined them all in price, performance and longevity.”

Our CEO, Zach Gibler, said, “I would like to thank Eyeleds Spain SL for introducing our cutting edge products into Spain and INELBO S.A.U. for installing them.”

PAR30

Installation of Par30s

Chosen as a result from rigorous LM-79 performance testing, utilities under the Mass Save Program are now offering Northeast customers rebates for the installation of Lighting Science’s new DEFINITY line of LED bulbs, PROLIFIC Series streetlights and Shoebox fixtures. Massachusetts utilities, energy efficiency service providers, and state organizations teamed up to create the Mass Save Program which provides a wide range of services, incentives, trainings, and information designed to promote energy efficiency. The incentives are being provided for retrofit, new construction and custom applications through Cape Light Compact, National Grid, NSTAR, Unitil, and Western Massachusetts Electric Company and cover all of Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.

“With rising energy costs in the Northeast, communities are looking for ways to save energy–the installation of Lighting Science Group’s LED bulbs and fixtures can save businesses thousands of dollars in maintenance, replacement and energy cost,” our CEO, Zach Gibler said. “Commercial and industrial customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island now have the freedom to switch to an environmentally friendly and energy efficient lighting solution without sacrificing light quality and at little to no cost,” said Zach.

The Mass Save Program hopes to accelerate the installation of ultra-efficient LED lighting with our LED lamps and fixtures because of their outstanding light quality and long life-spans. For information on how Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island businesses can install LED lighting at little to no cost, contact Pooja Sethi at pooja.sethi@lsgc.com.

Prolific Streetlight

Night-shot of Prolific Streetlight

Lighting Science has just recently finished a major installation relighting the streetscapes, parking lots and residence quarters Port Hueneme & Point Mugu located in Ventura County in California.  Port Hueneme has served the Navy since 1942 and for 57 years Point Mugu has supported not only the Seabees, but the Army, Air Force and Marines as well.  “The entire project at the two bases will reduce our energy consumption by 440,000 KwH (Kilowatt Hours) which translates into a reduction of 316 metric tons of CO2 emissions and will cut our annual utility bill by approximately $57,000, based on the average Ventura County, CA utility rate of 13.5 cents/kWh,” said Tom Santoianni, Energy Manager for Naval Base Ventura County. “This helps us to set the environmental standard for U.S. Naval Bases.”

Using our ultra-efficient, long-life LED luminaires built in the USA, a total of 1,178 existing lighting fixtures were replaced. 430 PROLIFIC Series RoadWay luminaires replaced the existing and older high pressure sodium cobra head street lighting fixtures throughout the residential areas. We used 449 WallPack luminaires to illuminate the exterior walkways of the bachelor housing facilities.  Since the fixtures contain and on-board occupancy sensor that reduces fixture wattage and light output when it senses inactivity, a considerable amount of energy will be saved during the early morning hours when residents are in their rooms.  105 of our ShoeBox luminaires which are low maintenance and glare free were installed to replace traditional parking and general area lighting fixtures. “For one of the largest lighting retrofits in Naval history, we chose Lighting Science Group products based on performance, thermal management, quality components, cost and aesthetics,” said Santoianni. “These lighting solutions deliver the best light distribution, excellent color, optimum performance, and are ultra-efficient in meeting our energy, environmental and design needs.” It was great to be part of this project especially since these bases have been such a huge support to the U.S. Navy for so many years and also provide Ventura County with the largest number of jobs.

As Zach Gibler (CEO of Lighting Science) said, “The federal government, as the nation’s largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example. Investing in Lighting Science Group’s LED products will not only reduce the Government’s energy bill, but also lead to a range of other important benefits including safeguarding our environment and increasing our energy independence. The steps that NBVC has taken should serve as a leading example for military bases and government facilities nationwide.” The opportunity to show the Government that LEDs can save on energy and costs is a huge step forward for the LED lighting industry.

Prolific Streetlight

Prolific Streetlight by LSGC

Using breakthrough Technology, art meets science with our streamline cast, ultra-efficient LED street lights that now grace the streets of Vista Verde Country Club in Tehuacan, Puebla, Mexico.  The community saw a need to illuminate their roadways and reduce energy consumption & maintenance costs, and we were able to bring balance to these needs by installing our PROLIFIC series LED street lights.  “With rising energy costs, communities all around Mexico and the world are looking for ways to save energy—the installation of Lighting Science PROLIFIC streetlights at Vista Verde is a perfect example of how buying green can save communities money while improving safety and security,” said Angel Fernandez, one of the principals of the Vista Verde Country Club.

Compared with traditional HID (high-intensity discharge) street lights, PROLIFIC street lights are at least 50% more efficient.  They’ll provide a more uniform light distribution, increase light levels, and save the residents of Vista Verde Country Club thousands of dollars in energy and maintenance cost over the life of the fixtures!  “We invited BHP Energy Mexico, our country’s leading experts in energy efficient solutions, to guide our selection of lighting for our new residential golf club community,” said Constantino Ramon, Manager of Vista Verde Country Club. “We wanted a sustainable lighting system to complement our eco-friendly project, but with so much confusion in the LED marketplace, we needed independent professionals to guide us.  When BHP Energy Mexico demonstrated the Lighting Science PROLIFIC LED fixture, we knew immediately that it was the best choice for this prestigious development,” Ramon added.

Streelights in Vista Verde Community

Streelights in Vista Verde Community

Testing results from an independent lab approved by the U.S. Department of Energy show that the PROLIFIC street lights outperform competing products on the market.  The maintenance-friendly PROLIFIC LED technology eliminates costly re-lamping and re-ballasting of HID street lights and direct line wiring is used in place of starters or capacitors further reducing traditional maintenance issues.

“With the PROLIFIC series, communities and cities now have the freedom to switch to an environmentally friendly, affordable and energy efficient street light that has better lighting quality than traditional HID lights,” said Zach Gibler, our CEO.  “I would like to thank BHP Energy Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V. for introducing our cutting edge products into Mexico, an important lighting market for the company.” And, so would the rest of us here at Lighting Science Group!  Leer en Español.

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