TROY, Mich. – May 5, 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 at the Vintage Marina Partners’ Embarcadero Marina and Dana Wharf in Dana Point Harbor, Calif.
Los Angeles-based IHNcorp and its subsidiary, Ecogreen Solutions Inc., replaced T-8 fluorescent lights with ilumisys MK-1 LED light tubes in several areas of the marina and installed ilumisys light tubes in an overhang area outside of Proud Mary’s and Turks restaurants.
“The energy savings of LED lighting coupled with the stylistic design make this an easy transition to sustainable business practices,” said Brian Dunn, general manager of Vintage Marina Partners. “We want our customers to know that green practices are important to us, and reducing our carbon footprint with our lighting consumption is a priority.”
Vintage Marina Partners has added LED lighting to another harbor project and wanted to continue usage with their additional properties. After the restaurant Proud Mary’s burned down last year, the company saw an opportunity during the rebuilding to add environmentally friendly lighting.
“Outdoor areas that need to be lighted throughout the night are a perfect fit for more efficient and sustainable methods of LED lighting when compared to florescent tubes,” said ilumisys President Dave Simon. “LED technology is rapidly emerging in commercial grade lighting applications, allowing for broader adoption of solid-state 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 Ecogreen 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.