Hawco expands availability of food service LED lighting with Nualight's Vantium® LED series

March 26, 2009
Date Announced: 26 Mar 2009 Hawco, an international controls and refrigeration engineering service provider and distributor, has expanded the availability of energy-efficient LED lighting products for display applications by offering Nualight’s advanced Vantium© LED Series. As the new United Kingdom distributor for Nualight, a global specialist in LED technology for food retail displays, Hawco combines the energy-efficient Vantium LED Series with superior engineering capabilities and premier customer service to meet customers’ display lighting requirements.Specifically designed for freezer, chiller and ambient food retail environments, the Vantium LED Series can provides energy-savings of 60% in food illumination applications, such as refrigerated glass door displays, versus traditional fluorescent lighting. The Vantium LED Series also offers decreased maintenance and bulb replacement costs, while providing a bright and consistent light output to enhance displays and ensure uniformity of light throughout the store. “Nualight is an ideal company to partner with, as it is the only LED assembly manufacturer in the world that focuses exclusively on illuminating refrigerated displays in food retail applications,” said Gary Bennett, Hawco managing director. “In addition, the Vantium LED Series offers our customers an economical alternative to incandescent and florescent lighting due to its long operating life, maintenance-free operation and low-power consumption.”Providing consistent colour and brightness levels, the Vantium LED Series features creative and controllable photometrics, as well as adjustable mounting options to maximize merchandising effectiveness. The Vantium LED Series is available in a standard-brightness or a high-brightness version and in several lengths, ranging from 712mm to 1800mm. The Vantium LED Series has an operating voltage of 24V and a LED efficiency of >70 Im watt at 5250K with a light output of up to 1300lx.“This agreement enables Nualight to expand its geographic footprint and expand into new market sectors such as food service where the customer requirements are similar to food retail. LED is a modern technology that forward looking retailers should look to introduce into their stores in 2009; we believe the days of fluorescents in a food retail environment are over and the adoption of LED fixtures will only be accelerated in the current economic environment,” said Dr Liam Kelly, CEO of Nualight. “The intense global competition in the retail and leisure industries and the pressure to sell more means that businesses need to present their products in the best possible way, while keeping costs down. Added to this consumers are looking for firms to show environmental awareness and have green solutions in place. This is why we have developed our Vantium product series to deliver greener, brighter and more cost-effective solutions demanded by retail and leisure industries. Even in today’s difficult economic climate it is imperative for forward-thinking businesses to have green solutions on their strategic agenda.”For more information about the Nualight’s Vantium Product Series contact Hawco at Abbey Mill Business Park, Lower Eashing, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 2QN; call 01483-869080; e-mail [email protected] or go to www.hawco.co.uk. About NualightIn today’s challenging global food retail environment, products that slash operating costs and improve merchandising effectiveness are gaining market acceptance. Nualight is the global specialist in LED illumination for food retail.. 60% of the energy used by retailers is generated from refrigerated displays and a simple switch from the traditional fluorescent bulb to Nualight’s Vantium product range (using LED technology) reduces energy costs by a minimum 30%. Retrofits are simple to install and retailers can expect payback on capital investment within a typical 2 yr timeframe. Not only is it an initiative in enhanced merchandising, it also allows them to deliver on what is increasingly demanded by consumers – green retailing. Visit www.nualight.com for more information.About HawcoHawco was established in 1973 and is part of Diploma PLC which specialises in international distribution businesses serving industries with long term growth potential and that have core focus on quality, customer service and technical support. Hawco provides a unique value as a distributor and an engineering service integrator supporting OEMs, contractors and installers. Hawco offers industry leading logistic solutions and products, as well as sales and technical support. Hawco serves more than 7500 active customers within the UK and Europe and deals with an average 3300 transactions every month. Hawco helps customers select, specify and design solutions involving components and complete systems in the automation, controls and refrigeration markets.

Gary Bennett, Hawco Managing Director 44-1483-869000 Garth Miller, BtB Marketing 919-872-8172 [email protected]

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