|Lumecon / Relume Technologies Wins Contract to Supply 1,000 LED Lights to Ann Arbor for Downtown Streetlight Installation (Cree x-lamps)|
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumecon and Relume Technologies, a leading innovator in LED solid-state lighting engines and fixtures, today announced winning a contract with The City of Ann Arbor, MI, to supply more than 1,000 LED light retrofits for the city's conversion to 100 percent LED light for its downtown streets. The Relume LED retrofit engine is based on performance leading Cree XLamp(R) LEDs. The contract was awarded by The City of Ann Arbor following a 25-fixture evaluation that showed a 50 percent energy savings and 3.8-year payback on initial investment.
"Lumecon and Relume worked closely with Ann Arbor officials for 24 months to perfect this LED retrofit to the city's existing globe streetlights. This solution allows Ann Arbor to realize the significant energy and maintenance cost savings and utilize the beautiful globe street light structures already in place," said Mike Bergren, City of Ann Arbor assistant field operations manager. "Each LED fixture draws only 56 watts and is projected to last 10 years. They will replace bulbs that use more than 120 watts of power and last two years. With savings like this any city can choose LEDs over traditional light sources."
"We are very excited that Ann Arbor has chosen Lumecon / Relume to provide LED light engines for all the downtown street lights. Relume LED lighting is quickly proving to be the most cost-effective, longest-lasting lighting solution available today," states Bob Hahn, General Manager of Lumecon. "Ann Arbor has always been on the leading edge of conservation and this LED project is a giant leap forward towards saving energy and reducing the cities carbon foot print."
Full implementation of LEDs is projected to cut Ann Arbor's public lighting energy use in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,425 tons of CO2 annually, the equivalent of taking 400 cars off the road for a year. Detroit Edison, Ann Arbor's local utility provider, will meter the new LED streetlights with the intent to gather sufficient information to develop new LED-based tariffs.
For additional information on Relume LED light engines and fixtures, please call distributor Lumecon at (877) 564-3133 or visit www.lumecon.com. For additional information on Cree XLamp power LEDs, please call (919) 313- 5300 or visit www.cree.com/xlamp.
About Lumecon, National Distributor of Relume Technology
Incorporated in 2007 as the sales and marketing arm of Relume Technologies, Lumecon has made its mission to educate and demonstrate the powerful effects of Relume's technology and it's ability to make LED lighting a possibility for today's market place. For more information please contact Bob Hahn or Michele Goecke at email@example.com.
About Relume Technologies, Inc.
Incorporated in 1994 as an LED research and development company, Relume has evolved into a full-service, single source for innovative LED light-engine solutions for corporate signage, automotive, airlines, safety devices and the U.S. military. The company's advanced research and development facility and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility are under the same roof. This assures maximum quality, consistency and performance of all Relume light-engine solutions from concept to completion. Relume is the only company that offers the unique advantages of its patented "Silver Circuitry" which enable LEDs to burn brighter, last longer and cost less. Additional information can be found at www.Lumecon.com.
About Ann Arbor, Michigan
Located approximately 35 miles west of Detroit, Ann Arbor has 114,000 residents and spans 27.7 square miles. The City regularly receives national attention as an outstanding community and was named one of the top 25 U.S. cities to live in by CNN/Money Magazine in 2006, as well as the third smartest city in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine. The City's mission statement reads: The City of Ann Arbor is committed to providing excellent municipal services that enhance the quality of life for all through the intelligent use of resources while valuing an open environment that fosters, fair, sensitive and respectful treatment of all employees and the community we serve.
City of Ann Arbor, Field Operations