Radionic LED exit sign retrofit receives City of Chicago approval

Nov. 4, 2009
Date Announced: 04 Nov 2009 In a letter signed by the City of Chicago’s Deputy Fire Commissioner Nicholas Russell and Chief Fire Prevention Engineer John Javorka, the Radionic ZXE­-5000 Series of LED Exit Sign Retrofit Kits has been approved for use in the City of Chicago.Designed, engineered and partially assembled in Radionic’s Chicago headquarters, the ZXE­-5000 makes saving energy easy and affordable for commercial and residential buildings. Each kit features 56 LEDs totaling 5.5 watts and includes several mounting options. The kit is UL-924 and City of Chicago approved (additional cities pending) and has patents pending at the U.S. Patents and Trademark Office. The first in the full line of retrofit kits is compatible with most exit sign housing types including: panel face, recessed, edgeglo and surface. Radionic’s engineering team partnered with downtown Chicago building engineers to create a user friendly product that requires minimal installation time. Exit Signs remain on 24 hours a day, 365 days/year and are prime candidates for energy saving alternatives. “In today’s economic climate where every penny counts, most commercial and residential buildings can’t afford not to convert their exit signs to LEDs with Radionic’s ZXE­-5000, “explains Jeffrey Winton, CEO of Radionic Industries, Inc. “By enabling our customers to keep the existing fixture housing with minimal time and labor involved, we’re able to help them save money on the cost of the project as well as their electric bills.” Reduce Waste and Energy Without Compromising Light Quality:• For every 100 exit signs installed, the savings are approximately $1,524.00/year (73%). • No need to change and dispose of the existing exit sign fixture to convert from fluorescent to energy saving LED. (Only change out the fluorescent bulb.) • The ZXE­-5000 emits light equivalent to a typical fluorescent exit sign lamp. Radionic’s ZXE-­5000 retrofits are already installed in several high profile downtown Chicago buildings. When installed, residents and tenants don’t know there has been a change. The only difference you will see is the substantial savings on your electric bills.The ZXE Series’ power supply, also designed in Radionic’s Chicago engineering lab, has been used in the LED marketplace for over 5 years. Radionic Hi­-Tech, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures lighting fixtures for many of the industry’s leading OEM’s in North America. Founded in 1939, Radionic manufactures a full line of fluorescent lamp ballasts and fixtures and has enjoyed a strong quality and service reputation for nearly 70 years. The kits will be in stock in early December; Orders are now being accepted. For complete specifications visit For orders under 100 pieces, visit

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