While in the past LEDs were mainly used for exit signs, traffic lights, and spotlights, today many LED lamps are omnidirectional and are the ideal energy-efficient and environmentally friendly lighting solution for decorative, ambient and general lighting applications.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that the total electricity consumed for lighting by the commercial sector in 2010, including commercial and industrial buildings and public streets and highway lighting, was 300 billion kilowatt hours (kWh). This figure amounts to about 22 percent of commercial sector electricity consumption, and about 8 percent of the total U.S. electricity consumption.
The Bottom Line — A hypothetical facility switches to LED lighting and saves $216,268 over the lifetime of the LED fixture
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MaxLite’s LED Wall Packs Receive Prestigious DesignLights™ Consortium Certification and Inclusion in Qualified Products List
Bolstering a reputation for high quality, energy efficient commercial lighting, MaxLite™ announces that its full cutoff LED Wall Packs, from 20 watts to 70 watts, have been approved by the DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) and are now included in its Qualified Products List (QPL). The DLC was established to ensure that high quality, energy efficient lighting designs are used in all commercial lighting installations, which includes categories that are not addressed by ENERGY STAR.
“We are proud to announce that our full cutoff LED Wall Packs have been added to the DLC’s prestigious Qualified Product List,” said MaxLite’s National Product Marketing Manager Pat Treadway. “This accomplishment highlights MaxLite’s extensive efforts to develop highly regarded, energy efficient lighting for a variety of commercial and institutional lighting.”
The leading, global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient luminaires and lamps’ line of DLC-approved full cutoff Wall Packs were designed and engineered as maintenance free, energy efficient alternatives to traditional fluorescent and HID fixtures. MaxLite’s full cutoff LED Wall Packs are ideal for outdoor lumination at hotels, garages, commercial buildings, public spaces, schools and universities, and hospitals.
MaxLite’s high performance and optimized optics improve lighting quality by delivering a wide uniformed beam spread to eliminate cave-like appearances, which are commonplace in most commercial and industrial facilities. The LED Wall Packs are perfect in alternatives to high/low pressure sodium, metal halide, fluorescent, induction lighting, and other types of lighting fixtures.
MaxLite’s Wall Packs feature an LED module with aluminum heat sink to ensure thermal management, and uses directional settings to maintain optimal light levels. The Class 2 integral LED driver is UL-listed. The fixtures maximize brightness (up to 4200 lumens), efficacy and lifetime (up to 50,000 hours or 13 years). With an energy savings of 50 percent or higher and reduced maintenance, ROI is achieved within approximately two years. The luminaires are constructed without any mercury or harmful materials, and do not emit UV rays.
The LED Wall Packs, which are universal and operate on 120- to 277‐volt electrical systems, feature a heavy-duty cast aluminum one-piece housing that is polyester coated, protected from rust and corrosion, and sealed to be free of dirt and bugs, and crafted with shatterproof glass.
Offered in a handsome, polyester-coated dark bronze finish and a new textured white finish, the fixtures are occupancy or dusk-to-dawn sensor compatible, and provide multiple knockouts for mounting convenience. Mounting options include surface mounts, with multiple knockouts available for installing convenience. The fixtures include:
• The full cutoff MLSWP20LED50DS uses 20 watts, delivers 1400 lumens and has a 5000K-color temperature. The fixture is 12.6 inches long, 11.26 inches wide and 9 inches tall. This luminaire replaces a metal halide fixture up to 80 watts.
• The full cutoff MLSWP30LED50DS uses 30 watts and delivers 2400 lumens, with a 5000K-color temperature. The fixture is 12.6 inches long, 11.26 inches wide and 9 inches tall. This luminaire replaces a metal halide fixture up to 100 watts.
• The full cutoff MLLWP40LED50DS uses 40 watts, delivers 3050 lumens and has a 5000K-color temperature. The fixture is 16.7 inches long, 13.7 inches wide and 9 inches tall. This luminaire replaces a metal halide fixture up to 175 watts.
• The full cutoff MLLWP70LED50DS uses 70 watts and delivers 4400 lumens, with a 5000K-color temperature. The fixture is 16.9 inches long, 13.6 inches wide and 9 inches tall. This luminaire replaces a metal halide fixture up to 250 watts.
IES LM79 and LM80 reports are available. All are backed by a five‐year limited warranty.
About the DesignLights Consortium: The DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) is a collaboration of utility companies and regional energy efficiency organizations that is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of efficient lighting in commercial buildings. The DLC helps builders, architects, designers, and commercial property owners to implement improved design practices in all areas of the commercial lighting market while ensuring that high-quality, energy-efficient lighting design becomes commonplace in all lighting installations.
When TekLinks featured Edge Lit LED Flat Panels by MaxLite in its new data center, their executives did not anticipate the impressive reaction received from clients, employees and strategic partners who toured their new facility.
TekLinks performs colocation, hosted and managed services, network security, data storage, IP telephony, and IT engineering services to businesses throughout the southeastern region of the United States.
MaxLite, a leading, global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient luminaires and lamps, manufactured 120 2’x2’ Edge Lit LED Flat Panels that were installed by Birmingham-based Mayer Electric Supply in TekLinks’ main hallway and electrical room. The Flat Panels illuminate the state-of-the-art high-density equipment that powers public and private cloud systems and provides multiple levels of security, uninterruptible power, fire suppression and around-the-clock monitoring and management capabilities, with brilliance and precision to allow their engineers to view vital data where ample light is required.
Part of the FlatMax family of products, the LED Flat Panels create a cool industrial look, while also illuminating equipment and racks. This enables TekLinks’ engineers to have full visibility throughout the aisles, on the racks and backs of systems.
"Colleagues and clients are overwhelmed when they see our fixtures,” said Ed McLain, Director of Operations for TekLinks. “When they walk into the hallway, they just say, ‘Wow’! Everyone that comes into the building is greatly impressed with the color of the light and the look. When our management team compared MaxLite's fixtures to others, MaxLite was the unanimous choice. MaxLite LED Panels combined dimmability, long lasting life and energy efficiency with high quality shadow-free lighting and excellent color quality.”
The state-of-the-art data facility was built utilizing some of the most current green approaches available today. MaxLite’s energy efficient LED Flat Panels follow that approach, with high performance and a potential life of 50,000 hours – at L70 standards – for more than 13 years of long life, based on 10 hours of use per day. This delivers a significant reduction in energy consumption, costs and maintenance. The panels are highly compatible with the center’s control systems and are programmable, so they can be switched on/off and even dimmed to meet user preferences. Perfectly suited for high-tech data centers, the LED Flat Panels are RoHS compliant and constructed without carbon emission, heat, UV or IR radiation or hazardous materials.
“In the past few years, we have seen an unprecedented demand for data space, and this facility allows us to continue to meet the needs of our clients,” said Don Monistere, Vice President of Sales at TekLinks. “In addition to providing a data center for clients, this new space allows TekLinks to increase our offerings around managed services and continue to be an industry leader in all cloud computing infrastructures, including public, private, and hybrid clouds, in a high density computing environment.”
The data center space requires controlled temperature and humidity levels, made possible by redundant HVAC systems that maintain the appropriate temperature and humidity levels in the data centers, to keep equipment performing at the optimal level; the LED Panels operate at a cool temperature without emitting heat.
TekLinks’ executives said they are so pleased with the light output, energy efficiency and extraordinary look of the lighting fixtures, that they plan on specifying more units in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi facility, as well as in the current headquarters and the new building, as they continue to expand.
“Our customer came to us about TekLinks and advised that they needed a state-of-the-art lighting system for an old building that they were purchasing,” said Paul Berkessel, a MaxLite sales representative. “The customer loved our demo of the LED Flat Panel and thought it would be a great fit. TekLinks executives really liked the solid look and the color rendering.”
MaxLite’s LED Edge Lit Flat Panels deliver dimmable, energy efficient, high quality lighting with even, shadow-free distribution, and an excellent 85 CRI (Color Rendering Index). Tied together in a grid, the LED panels are pre-programmed to operate effectively within TekLinks’ building control system. The new luminaires project a high level of clean, bright and white light. The fixtures create a cool, contemporary environment with pleasing aesthetics. Occupancy sensors allow fixtures to illuminate as employees walk through different areas.
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