Captain Lawrence Brewery goes green with Xeleum LED lighting

Sept. 19, 2013
Date Announced: 19 Sep 2013 Elmsford, N.Y. Captain Lawrence Brewery announced that it has successfully converted the illumination at its Elmsford, New York brewery operations to Xeleum LED lighting.Mehrdad Ghalebi, Xeleum president stated, “The Captain Lawrence Brewery is an ideal site for LED lighting and the Xeleum high bay fixtures provided an excellent solution to the need for high quality and uniform lighting throughout the facility. We are most happy to have been selected by Captain Lawrence Brewery for this lighting conversion."Scott Vaccaro, owner and head brewer of Captain Lawrence Brewery stated, "Replacing the existing 250 Watt metal halide high bay fixtures with Xeleum 120 Watt high bay fixtures and 133 Watt 2x4 fluorescent troffers with 46 Watt 2x4 LED troffers was far easier than we originally expected and we found the resulting illumination to be far superior." He added, "We are expecting our lighting energy cost to be reduced by approximately 70% and we expect to recover the full cost of conversion in 22 months. We especially look forward to not having to change any light elements for many years."ABout XeleumFor over 25 years, Xeleum has been designing and manufacturing lighting and other electronic products for distribution under numerous major brands, as well as its own brand, through commercial, industrial and residential sales channels. It is an ISO 9001-2008 and ISO 13485 certified manufacturer with its world headquarters located in Mount Kisco, New York.About Captain Lawrence BreweryCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co was founded in 2005 by long time home brewer and Fermentation Science graduate Scott Vaccaro. After working for a leading craft brewer in California and a small brew pub in Connecticut, Vaccaro decided it was time to open a brewery in Westchester County, the place in which he grew up. The brewery was originally opened in the Pleasantville, NY and operated in its original facility until December 2011 when it moved to its current location of 444 Saw Mill River Rd, in Elmsford NY. The new location has allowed for the addition of 12 oz bottles to the portfolio of offerings and an expansion into Western New York and New Jersey.

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