Noribachi brings LEDs home

Oct. 20, 2011
Date Announced: 20 Oct 2011 October 20th, 2011, Albuquerque, NM.Noribachi, advancing informed grid interaction through smart energy products, announces their first residential LED installation.The Wyatt home, located in Santa Fe, NM, is a hallmark of progressive sustainability. Powered almost entirely by a solar array, the house had fallen just short of energy neutrality prior to the LED installation.Now, with the addition of the new bulbs, James Wyatt, homeowner, expects to finally be not only neutral, but actually generate energy to sell back to the utility companies. “It’s a joyous thing to pass by these new lights while they’re on,” says Wyatt, “you don’t feel guilty when they’re in use and you’re not at home.” The Wyatts retrofitted 50 fixtures with new LED bulbs, saving between 85-90% of their electrical usage. In their kitchen alone the Wyatts replaced their 1800W array with Garnet and Opal LED bulbs that require only 150W total and deliver brighter, better light.“The difference is night and day,” says Wyatt, “not only the light quality but the energy savings are off the chart. In our living room we went from using 100W incandescents to 9W Noribachi Agate LEDs; it’s simply incredible that these lights can produce such amazing luminance and use so little power.”The LEDs also have another benefit; the original design of the home intended as little maintenance as possible. With almost 25 times the life of incandescents, LEDs don’t need replacement for decades. With many of their fixtures in hard to access areas this longevity is welcome and allows the Wyatts to take their mind off home improvement and focus on the beauty of their abode. Beyond energy savings, bulb lifetime, and light quality, the new LEDs also interact better with the New Mexico climate. High winds had frequently caused their previous, outdoor, vibration sensitive incandescents to go out. With solid state components LEDs aren’t adversely affected by motion. Now even their outdoor lighting has an unparalleled lifetime.Inside, the cooler operating temperature of LEDs translates into a more comfortable living environment during the summer, without the additional warmth generated by incandescent light bulbs that emit almost 90% of their energy as heat. In and out of their home the Wyatts have put Noribachi LEDs to the test, and their final verdict? “We absolutely love them!” About Noribachi:Noribachi is advancing the concept of informed grid interaction by creating smart energy products, challenging rote relationships with energy and design.Noribachi’s product suite includes LED lighting, consumer electronics, solar solutions, and engineering and design services.These products integrate proprietary energy optimization technologies with renewable power capabilities and an uncompromising devotion to aesthetics.With over 800 installations – including world class hotels and luxury automobile dealerships – representing a diverse variety of markets across the US and internationally, Noribachi is a leader in integrating smart power and informed grid interaction with distinctive and human-centered design.Noribachi is a privately held company incorporated in the State of Delaware with offices in Los Angeles, CA; Albuquerque, NM and Shanghai, China.

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