Lighting Science Group installs energy-saving fixtures for TXU Energy parking facility
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Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: LSGC) (Lighting Science) announced today they completed a parking garage retrofit for TXU Energy, helping the company to reduce their energy costs.
TXU Energy replaced existing 175 watt metal halide light fixtures with state-of-the-art 78 watt light-emitting diode (LED) low bay parking garage fixtures from Lighting Science. It is the first garage project of its kind in North Texas and among a handful of similar projects in the state.
Lighting Science, a global leader in LED lighting solutions, retrofitted TXU Energys headquarters parking garage with 53 pyramid shaped low bay parking garage fixtures. The high performance LED fixtures will help reduce TXU Energys energy consumption by 54,700 kilowatt hours a year, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by nearly 880 trees in ten years.
The garage retrofit embodies our commitment to supporting energy efficient solutions that, in the long run, provide a financial and environmental benefit, says Jim Burke, chief executive officer of TXU Energy. LED lighting is now becoming more available to commercial businesses. It was important for us to be at the forefront of applying this technology.
Lighting Sciences pyramid shaped garage fixtures are made up of 108 LED light sources arranged so that if one light source fails, the other LED light sources will continue to illuminate a wide area. These units provide cool white light with excellent color rendering, substantially improving night vision and providing increased security for TXU Energy employees.
LED fixtures offer an extended useful life of up to 50,000 hours, compared to 10,000 hours for a 175 watt metal halide lamp, allowing organizations to confidently reduce the frequency of maintenance rounds devoted to fixing or replacing non-working units.
LEDs represent an energy conserving and sustainable technology because they contain no mercury, or other hazardous materials typically used in many types of traditional light sources such as fluorescent and compact fluorescent lighting.
When you consider parking garage lights are on 24 hours a day, seven days a week, energy costs can amount to a significant overhead cost, says Govi Rao, chairman and chief executive officer of Lighting Science. LED solutions are maturing into an affordable, reliable and financially beneficial alternative to traditional lighting options, encouraging even greater adoption rates.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science Group Corporation (www.lsgc.com) innovates, designs, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions for consumer and professional applications that are environmentally friendlier and less costly to operate than traditional lighting products. The company's LED lighting devices are engineered to enhance lighting performance, reduce energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and eliminate the use of hazardous materials. The company is at the forefront of research and development of LED luminaires and customized LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. LSG has offices in: Westampton, New Jersey; Sacramento, California; Satellite Beach, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Goes, The Netherlands; Buckinghamshire, England; and Sydney, Australia.
About TXU Energy
TXU Energy is a market-leading competitive retailer that provides electricity and related services to more than 2.1 million electricity customers in Texas. TXU Energy offers a variety of innovative products and solutions, allowing both its residential and business customers to choose options that best meet their needs, including exceptional customer service, competitively priced electricity service plans, innovative energy efficiency options, renewable energy programs and other electricity-related products and services. Visit txu.com for more information about TXU Energy.
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