Lighting Science Introduces Breakthrough Roadway Lighting Technology
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Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG) (Pink Sheets: LSCG), a global leader in LED (light emitting diode) lighting products, introduces its new line of LED roadway luminaires. The new PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires have substantially increased light efficacy when compared to traditional lighting technologies such as high intensity discharge (HID) and significantly better light efficacy when compared to currently available LED based street lights.
The new Lighting Science line of roadway fixtures perform between 80 to almost 90 lumens per watt depending on the model. This performance was validated by an independent testing laboratory that is approved for LM-79 Testing for ENERGY STAR for solid state lighting by the United States Department of Energy CALiPER program. At over 80 lumens per watt, the LSG PROLIFIC series delivers industry leading performance over currently available LED based street lights offering only 50 to 60 lumens per watt efficacy. With over 40 million streetlights in the U.S., these new products have the potential to dramatically expand the market for LED roadway lighting technology and revolutionize the way roads, streets and highways are illuminated.
"Lighting Science is proud to bring to the market breakthrough technology that delivers high quality illumination, extreme long life, and unparalleled efficiency," said Zach Gibler, Chief Executive Officer of LSG. "This winning combination makes the LSG PROLIFIC Series roadway lighting not only feasible but affordable as well. With best in class performance, models approaching 90 lumens per watt, 50% energy savings, expected 12 year life, and a less than 3 year payback , we can now deliver brighter and safer street lighting that provides both energy and maintenance savings."
The PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires provide replacement for existing high intensity discharge (HID) lighting installations for highways, city and residential streets, college campuses, government facilities, parking facilities and commercial projects. Four versions of the PROLIFIC luminaires, LSR1 at 50 watts through LSR4 at 150 watts, are available to replace 100 watt to 250 watt HID cobra head fixtures. Designed to deliver high quality illumination combined with energy efficient LED technology, the LSG roadway luminaires provide superior optical performance and maximized pole spacing. By using an internal thermal management system, the PROLIFIC luminaires feature a clean, streamlined housing eliminating the need for external fins. The sustainable design incorporates custom arrayed optics and uses recyclable, corrosion resistant materials. The design and technology incorporated in the PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires is the subject of several pending patent applications.
Designed with the environment in mind, the PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires provide environmentally responsible products needed to responsibly illuminate the roadway while reducing energy consumption and lowering the operating costs over the system lifespan.
"For every streetlight replaced with the new Lighting Science PROLIFIC luminaire, we are able to reduce power consumption by as much as 130 watts which results in over 1 barrel of oil saved and nearly 1/2 ton of CO2 reduced per year. Now is the time to switch to sustainable technologies and start saving the environment for future generations," said Gibler. "We are very excited about the opportunity to be able to make a meaningful contribution to the global energy challenge."
For every 100 miles of roadway illuminated with Lighting Science's leading line of PROLIFIC Series Roadway Luminaires, the energy saved and the carbon footprint reduction will be:
- 50% reduction in Kwh consumed
- 840 Tons of CO2 emissions avoided
- 25,000 mg of Mercury avoided
*Based on LSG's calculations of 70 luminaires/mile at 150 foot spacing on both sides of the roadway at 12.1 cents/Kwh.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. LSG offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. LSG's Custom Solutions business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. LSG is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; LSG's Custom Solutions business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; LSG's European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, LSG has sales offices in Tokyo, Japan, Buckinghamshire, England and Sydney, Australia. More information about LSG is available at www.lsgc.com.
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