Watchfire signs and digital billboards receive UL-Environment’s Energy Efficiency Certification

May 11, 2011
Date Announced: 11 May 2011 DANVILLE, Ill. – (May 11, 2011) – LED signs and digital billboards manufactured by Watchfire ( are the first in the industry to receive Energy Efficiency Certification from Underwriters Laboratories’ UL-Environment group.Through UL's Energy Efficiency Certification Program, manufacturers demonstrate that their products are helping lower energy demand. UL and UL Environment, working with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and sign industry representatives, developed the program to assist sign manufacturers in testing and certifying products for their compliance to a variety of energy efficiency requirements, including those within Title 24 of the California Energy Commission’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards.Watchfire products are the first in the digital sign and billboard industry to demonstrate compliance and carry the UL-E Green Leaf Mark. The UL Safety Mark and the UL-E Energy Verified Mark will always appear together on all Watchfire LED signs distributed in the United States. “Certification from UL and UL Environment indicates Watchfire’s compliance to stringent energy efficiency requirements, and we are very happy to achieve this designation,” said Jeff Koebrich, vice president of Engineering at Watchfire Signs.Certification standards include mandatory automatic control requirements for all illuminated signs. In addition, the standards set limits on installed lighting power for illuminated signs. Watchfire is the only manufacturer that fully encapsulates its LED modules in a thick bed of silicone gel, enabling the modules to operate in the harshest weather conditions. Durability is further enhanced by Watchfire’s streamlined engineering, which focuses on driving down parts counts and connections, improving projected reliability. All Watchfire boards feature lightweight extruded aluminum cabinetry that complies with IBC 2006/2009 windload standards and allows for low cost, fast installation and streamlined maintenance. Watchfire’s warranty, lead-times, customer support, and software are considered to be the best in the industry. About WatchfireWatchfire by Time-O-Matic engineers and manufactures LED signs to help businesses and organizations increase visibility and drive growth. The company has been manufacturing outdoor electric signs for more than 75 years, has been manufacturing LED signs for 15 years and has more than 35,000 outdoor LED signs in daily operation throughout North America. Watchfire signs can be found at banks, retailers, schools, places of worship and other locations. Watchfire Digital Outdoor is the digital billboard division of Watchfire. The company engineers and manufactures the best looking and most durable digital billboards available anywhere. Watchfire billboards have the deepest color palette in the industry and utilize state-of-the-art whole sign color calibration. Watchfire Digital Outdoor has more customers than any other digital billboard manufacturer.

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