PolyBrite International named winner of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Award for the Borealis A19 LED light bulb

Oct. 24, 2012
Date Announced: 24 Oct 2012 Chicago, IL — PolyBrite International of Naperville, IL has been named award winner of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards. The winners were announced at an event held at Chicago’s Harris Theater on Monday October 22, with more than 1,200 business and civic leaders attending. The Chicago Innovation Awards, celebrating its 11th year, is the Chicago region’s foremost recognition of the most innovative new products or services brought to market or to public service each year. The Chicago Innovation Award winning Borealis® A19 LED light bulb has been designed for use in residential, commercial, hospitality and retail applications providing an exceptional replacement for traditional incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). The Borealis A19 LED lamp consumes up to 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lighting and provides at least 50,000 hours of operation. PolyBrite has engineered the Borealis A19 to deliver exceptional energy reduction without compromising the quality of light and the environment. The classic look of the lamp and the patented design is available in a sophisticated clear filament or frosted lens, providing the same look and feel as standard household lamps used today. “The innovation represented by this year’s winners represents one of the most important economic engines driving the new economy,” said Thomas D. Kuczmarski, Co-Founder with Chicago journalist Dan Miller of the awards. “The economy is challenging but each nominee believes the simple truth that a powerful new product or service will find a rewarding market and each has the courage to pursue their vision.”“Thank you to the Chicago Innovation Awards for such an important recognition!” said Carl Scianna, President & CEO of PolyBrite International. “PolyBrite is thrilled to receive such an honor, and to have the Chicago Innovation Awards recognize our passion for innovation in LED lighting.” Mr. Scianna further added, “Our Borealis LED lighting represents our drive to provide a product that can seamlessly be integrated in a customer’s current fixture and provide the same classic look that consumers are accustomed to while substantially decreasing their energy use and maintenance costs.” PolyBrite International will join the other winners of this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards in ringing the NASDAQ bell in New York City on February 25. “This is one way of carrying the message of Chicago innovation to other parts of the nation,” said Luke Tanen, Executive Director of the Awards. As one of the winners, PolyBrite International will also meet separately with Mayor Emanuel and Governor Quinn to discuss PolyBrite’s Borealis LED lamps and ways to advance innovation in Chicago and throughout Illinois. There were nearly 400 nominees for the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards, which cut across all industries, sizes and sectors in the Chicago region. The complete list of this year’s Chicago Innovation Award winners can be found at www.chicagoinnovationawards.com.The Chicago Innovation Awards are supported by sponsors including Wrigley, Comcast Business Class, Disney Institute, Edelman, SmithBucklin, and others. Nominations for next year’s awards will open in May 2013. For more information visit: www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/PolyBrite International, Inc. has established itself as an innovative global LED lighting technology company since 1995. PolyBrite has dedicated 17 years of experience in designing and manufacturing sustainable LED lighting solutions that deliver outstanding energy reduction without sacrificing performance and light quality. With a strong commitment to minimizing environmental impact, PolyBrite manufactures innovative, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions under its BOREALIS® brand providing energy and maintenance savings solutions.To view PolyBrite International’s Chicago Innovation Awards video, http://www.chicagoinnovationawards.com/winner/polybrite-international/?y=2012More information on PolyBrite’s Borealis brand of products is available on the Internet at www.polybrite.com or www.borealislighting.com or by calling 1-800-320-3801.

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