Progress Solar Solutions becomes distributor for Visible Light Solar Technology

Nov. 19, 2009
Date Announced: 19 Nov 2009 -- Progress Solar Solutions, LLC Becomes Distributor of Visible Light Solar Technology’s LED and Solar/LED Retrofit Product Line-- Turning standard high intensity discharge lights “energy hogs” into cost effective “energy sipping LED lighting” powered by electric or solar powerRaleigh, NC –– Progress Solar Solutions, LLC, a solar and energy efficient lighting provider specializing in cost-effective, environmentally friendly solar and electric LED and induction lighting today announced that it will distribute Visible Light Solar Technologies’ full retrofit product line, including LED and Solar/LED lighting solutions for street, parking, area, security wall packs, parking decks, bollards and interior high bay and low bay lights. These energy efficient LED lights are ideal for light-intensive commercial, government, education, industrial, hospital and airport applications. The Visible Light Solar lighting solutions, which utilize Cree solid-state LEDs and comply with the Buy American Act, offer two unique lighting system configurations:Cost-effective LED retrofits that utilize the existing poles and electric light fixture housing. Retrofits offer a fast return on investment (typically 1 to 3 years) and a long life of up to 100,000 hours (over 20 year at 12 hours per night). New or retrofit solar/LED lights that combine low power consumption with a hybrid solar and electric system to power the lights first from the renewable energy stored in the batteries and then from the electric grid only when needed.Both systems positively impact the environment by significantly reducing carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel based electricity which contributes to global warming. Dan Robertson, Co-founder and Partner of Progress Solar Solutions, commented, “We think the Vector product line is a great fit for many of our customers that already have significant investments in their lighting infrastructure. It is often much more cost-effective to retrofit existing HID lighting with energy efficient LEDs than replacing fixtures. It extends the life of those older lighting fixtures and keeps them out of the landfills.” J. Dee Dennis, Jr, President and CEO of Visible Light Solar Technologies added, “We are excited to welcome Progress Solar Solutions as an Authorized Distributor and Certified Installer of our innovative product line of energy efficient commercial and industrial lighting solutions. Progress Solar’s ability to provide customers with both product and installation services means that the energy cost savings and enhanced illumination our products offer instant and tangible benefits. Businesses can’t afford to continue paying unnecessarily high lighting bills; Progress Solar offers them a quick and cost-effective path forward with our retrofit solutions.For more information on Progress Solar Solutions, LLC and the Visible Light Solar Vector LED retrofits or hybrid Solar/LED lights, call (919) 363-3738, x405 or visit ##About Progress Solar SolutionsTM LLCProgress Solar Solutions, LLC a privately held NC company provides high-performance, eco-friendly, cost-effective solar and energy efficient lighting solutions for commercial, government, institutional and residential community applications. The company specializes in solar and energy efficient LED and induction site lighting and helping customers leverage solar energy (photovoltaic) to free themselves from the ever increasing costs and dependence on fossil-fuel based electricity. About Visible Light Solar Technologies IncVisible Light Solar Technologies is an intelligent solar and LED lighting technology company. Visible Light Solar provides businesses, municipalities and educational facilities with retrofit as well as new solar/LED lighting solutions that significantly reduce energy usage, lower maintenance costs and are environmentally sustainable. Visible Light Solar is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, US Green Building Council and the International Dark-Sky Association. Based in Albuquerque, NM, the company is backed by the venture accelerator firm, Noribachi (

Dan Robertson Progress Solar Solutions, LLC (919) 363-3738 Sandy Skees Visible Light Solar Technologies (831) 332-4387 [email protected]

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