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City of Tulsa Installs High Quality, Energy Efficient LED Street Lighting in Historic Brady DistrictAmerlux and Bridgelux Enable New Street Lighting Solutions (February 08, 2012)
LIVERMORE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/12 -- Tulsa, Oklahoma, known for most of the 20th Century as the Oil Capital of the World, is now leading the way with new energy efficient alternatives. Thanks to a highly successful collaboration between the City of Tulsa, U.S.-based luminaire manufacturer, Amerlux, and U.S.-based lightsource manufacturer, Bridgelux, modern, energy-efficient LED lighting are part of the restoration of Tulsa's historic Brady district. About 200 Amerlux outdoor luminaires based on Bridgelux LED arrays are planned to illuminate the walkways around the new Driller Stadium and park. Sixty-four were installed in 2011 with the remaining street lights slated for installation this year. The new LED lighting is anticipated, in the long run, to save the City of Tulsa thousands of dollars in reduced energy and maintenance costs, compared to the conventional High Intensity Discharge (HID) streetlights used in other areas of the city.
"The collaboration between the City and its lighting manufacturer and supplier delivered a flexible, energy- and cost-efficient solution that significantly improved the quality and longevity of Tulsa's outdoor lighting," said Paul Strizek, planning and contracts manager for the City of Tulsa. "Together we delivered on the City's commitment to reduce our energy use, increase sustainability and offer our citizens a better quality of light."
Featuring industry-leading Bridgelux ES LED arrays, the Amerlux D142 and D154 Series decorative downlight allows for a variety of optical configurations, enabling the systems to be optimized for a customer's unique needs such as application requirements and light output. This helps to ensure that light levels and light quality meet the application requirements for a particular environment. Moreover, the Amerlux D142 and D154 downlights deliver large lumen packages of up to 7600 and 5000 lumens respectively, making it an ideal replacement for HID luminaires.
LED street lighting is an optimal solution for municipalities across the country, delivering immediate savings from lower energy costs and reduced maintenance costs. Further, high quality LED lighting increases the visibility and visual attraction of storefronts, restaurants and other hospitality and commercial environments, as demonstrated in the white paper published by LED Roadway Lighting(1).
(1) "Incorporating Spectrum Effects for Brightness Perception and Visual Detection at Mesopic Light Levels"; Samuel M. Berman, PhD and Jack Josefowicz, PhD.
Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid-state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid-state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy-efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 600 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid-state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com
About Amerlux LLC
Amerlux speaks the language of light for design and construction professionals around the world by manufacturing a broad array of optically superior, energy efficient lighting solutions for the retail, supermarket, hospitality, commercial and outdoor lighting markets. Amerlux products and services include track lighting, recessed downlighting and multiples, pendants, linear fluorescents, and custom lighting systems, as well as support for energy reduction plans that can be used as a guide to state, city and local utility rebate programs for maximum energy savings and utility incentives. The company's domestic and international clients receive the support of Amerlux's highly trained specification sales force, as well as expert service from initial design to on-time delivery made possible by strategically located manufacturing, warehousing and shipping locations.
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