MaxLite illuminates Joliet Junior College with energy-efficient LED lighting

Jan. 16, 2012
Date Announced: 16 Jan 2012 Joliet, Illinois - Perhaps the most effective educational tool that can be used by an institution is its ability to demonstrate leadership by example. In the case of Joliet Junior College, students learn about environmental conservation and sustainability through the use of MaxLite’s energy efficient LED lighting that was recently installed on the campus.Installed throughout the new campus center, as well as in newly constructed classrooms and administration offices, MaxLite’s state-of-the-art LED Edge Lit Flat Panels deliver bright, white general lighting for a variety of applications and environments. The college’s engineers estimate the 634 LED Flat Panels that were installed this past spring provide a minimum of 30 percent savings in energy usage. “We are very excited about this project,” said Kelly Rohder, Director of Communications and External Relations for Joliet Junior College. “MaxLite’s LED Flat Panels will provide a substantial savings in energy costs, extended lamp life and minimal maintenance. As a college, we always strive to find the most efficient, cost effective means to operate while acting ecologically responsible.”MaxLite’s LED Edge Lit Flat Panels deliver even, consistent illumination that enable college students to study and learn without being hampered by glares or shadows. Illuminated by optimal task lighting, college professors and other employees now work more efficiently in their offices and classrooms. Engineered for high performance and designed to lie in drop ceilings, the LED Flat Panels are fully dimmable and compatible with building controls, motions sensors, timers and daylight harvesting systems. The Flat Panels are dimmed or switched off when the rooms are not in use, for additional energy savings.Offering a lamp life that is five times longer than traditional fluorescent panels, the LED Edge Lit Flat Panels offer a long life of 50,000 hours, or more than 13 years of long life based on 10 hours of use per day at L70 standards. College students and employees enjoy the robust lighting which delivers high lumens (3262) while offering excellent color quality with a high 85 CRI (Color Rendering Index).Further demonstrating Joliet’s commitment to the environment, MaxLite’s FlatMax™ LED Edge Lit Flat Panels are ETL‐ and cETL‐certified, RoHS compliant, and constructed without carbon emission, heat, UV/IR radiation or hazardous materials. LM79 data is available, along with IES files and photometrics. Recently, MaxLite’s LED Edge Lit Flat Panels received an “Honorable Mention” at the prestigious 2011 Lighting for Tomorrow Competition. Since 2002, the Lighting for Tomorrow competition has recognized the best of the new energy-efficient residential lighting products that are helping to transform the market for efficient lighting, including those with high consumer appeal and usage. All LED luminaires were evaluated by a diverse panel of expert judges, and judged based on their ability to produce high quality white light for their intended applications, while using less energy than comparable technologies. About Joliet Junior CollegeJoliet Junior College (JJC), the nation’s first public community college, offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.America's first public community college began in 1901 as an experimental postgraduate high school program. It was the "brain child" of J. Stanley Brown, Superintendent of Joliet Township High School, and William Rainey Harper, President of the University of Chicago. The college's initial enrollment was six students. Today, JJC serves more than 35,000 students in credit classes and noncredit courses.About MaxLiteFounded in New Jersey in 1993 as the U.S. branch of SK industries, a leading South Korean manufacturer of energy efficient lighting products, MaxLite inherited a true tradition of energy efficient lighting manufacturing that dates back to 1955. Since its founding, MaxLite has worked to develop a reputation as a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient and environmentally friendly lamps and luminaires. MaxLite offers an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures including LED and fluorescent luminaires. MaxLite established the MaxLED™ brand which includes: Edge Lit Flat Panels, Direct Lit Flat Panels, Dark Sky compliant Wall Packs, Garage and Canopy Luminaires, Nightlights, Exit Signs, Optical Panels, Lightbars, and LED light sources. MaxLite is headquartered at 12 York Ave in West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006. Tel. 1.800.555.5629 Website:

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