TROY, Mich. – May 19, 2009 - ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announced today that its channel partner, IHNcorp, has installed several LED light tubes as part of a pilot program for the city of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
Los Angeles-based IHNcorp and its subsidiary, Ecogreen Solutions Inc., replaced several fluorescent lights with ilumisys MK-1 LED light tubes in the city’s offices.
“San Juan Capistrano is interested in reducing its usage of lighting that contains mercury and in finding energy-efficient alternatives,” said Ziad Mazboudi, senior civil engineer, City of San Juan Capistrano. “The residents of our city look for us to be well-versed in alternative-energy solutions.”
San Juan Capistrano installed the lights as part of a pilot program with its utility company in an emerging-technology program. The program is aimed at conserving energy and helping to stimulate customers to go green.
“Cities and municipalities know their residents want to live in areas that are environmentally friendly and are active in sustainability and energy-saving initiatives,” said ilumisys President Dave Simon. “The LED market is growing rapidly; and by reducing barriers to installation, our commercial grade lighting technology leads the way for increased adoption of alternative lighting.”
In addition to providing an energy-efficient alternative, unlike the fluorescent tubes they replace, the ilumisys tubes are mercury free. The 500 million to 600 million fluorescent tubes discarded annually in the United States introduce an estimated two to four tons of mercury to the environment, despite industry and government efforts to limit mercury content and encourage recycling.
ilumisys, formed in 2007, is a spinoff of Altair, a global software and technology company that has a growing presence in the energy market. With the backing of Altair, its majority owner, ilumisys has a deep and substantial investment in research and development that includes more than 30 patent applications filed to date. The company’s channel partner network includes businesses across the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast.
IHNcorp is a sales and marketing firm with more than 10 years of experience supporting the LED lighting market in the Southwest. It specializes in OEM, wholesale and retail customers in the LED, lighting, cooling /thermal management, TV and digital signage industries. IHNcorp is a leader in the green initiative taking place in the world today.
Ecogreen is the leading supplier and most complete LED lighting retrofit company in the market today. With no CFL or induction products offered, it provides only LED solutions for all indoor and outdoor lighting needs, reducing energy consumption by an average of 50-80 percent, depending on the product. Ecogreen’s total LED solution and alignment with local utility companies enables it to offer various programs to its customers that can assist them in converting to LED potentially for zero out-of-pocket expense.
ilumisys, Inc. is a Troy, Mich.-based company focused on next-generation solid-state lighting technology. The company was formed in 2007 as a spinoff venture and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. Initial products are being derived from Altair's intellectual property for the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and direct replacement of incandescent lamps. For more information, please visit www.ilumisys.com.