EcoTek Lighting Develops Dimmable Backlit LED Light Box for Environmentally Conscious Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Sept. 24, 2009
Date Announced: 24 Sep 2009 EcoTek Lighting has installed a high performance, energy efficient Direct Backlit LED Array light box at the new UGG®Australia Outlet Store in Cabazon, CA. The enormous custom tension graphic light box measures 144” wide x 87” high, and uses Direct Backlit LED Array technology with dimming control. The heavy-duty, edgeless extruded aluminum frame allows for virtually 100% graphic visibility. The digitally printed tensioned fabric graphic is specifically designed and finished for use with the proprietary tensioned fabric extrusion used in the construction of this light box.The energy saving light box uses Direct Backlit LED Array technology. The unique dimming power supply controls the 11,664 LEDs in the grid. The innovative leading-edge light box can be controlled instantly from 0 to 100% brightness. LEDs are solid-state light engines that last from 50,000 to 100,000 hours, compared to fluorescent lamps that only last from 8,000 to 20,000 hours. LED illuminated light boxes provide up to 70% greater energy efficiency than fluorescent light boxes and enable users to qualify for energy and tax rebates. EcoTek’s Direct Backlit LED Array technology fully illuminates the stretch fabric graphic from the back using an evenly distributed array of 11,664 LEDs. This delivers brighter, more evenly distributed illumination of the light box graphic, while requiring a fraction of the energy required by fluorescent lighting. UGG® Australia’s new LED light box from EcoTek Lighting:• Lasts up to seven times longer than a light box using T-8 fluorescent lamps.• Does not radiate infrared heat (IR), reducing building heat load and decreasing air conditioning costs. • Does not emit ultraviolet (UV) light, which reduces the fading of graphics.• Does not contain heavy metal pollutants nor toxic and flammable gases to operate, as with fluorescent lamps. • Does not introduce mercury into landfills, as is the case with improperly disposed of fluorescent lamps.• Reduces maintenance costs by eliminating fluorescent-lamp replacement since LEDs last for years.• Can operate in harsh environments and withstand temperatures ranging from -40° F to +185° F. Fluorescent lamps have executable difficulties in cold environments.The long life span, reduced maintenance costs and extreme durability of LEDs reduce CO2 emissions, reduce the associated carbon footprint and help protect the environment to ensure a stable climate for future generations. The use of LEDs helps to save the environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the light box. All Direct Backlit LED Array light boxes from EcoTek Lighting meet Federal standards for energy efficiency and Green manufacturing regulations, including UL, CUL and CE listings and European RoHS Standards, and contribute points to LEED-certification. They are fully recyclable at end-of-life, and contain no heavy metals or other hazardous components.“This beautiful direct backlit LED light box that features the spectacular UGG® graphic is even more energy efficient because our unique LED dimming controls allow the illumination level to be set to the minimum level required for the environment”, said Rick Farrell, EcoTek Lighting president. “Our Direct Backlit LED Array technology and Green manufacturing processes reduce light box carbon emissions and allow us to partner with Deckers Outdoor Corporation to contribute significantly to saving our environment”. About Deckers Outdoor CorporationDeckers Outdoor Corporation strives to be a premier lifestyle marketer that builds niche brands into global market leaders by designing and marketing innovative, functional and fashion-oriented footwear developed for both high performance outdoor activities and everyday casual lifestyle use. Teva®, Simple® Shoes, UGG®Australia, TSUBO®, and Ahnu® are registered trademarks of Deckers Outdoor Corporation. For more information, visit: www.Deckers.comAbout EcoTek LightingEcoTek Lighting is the leading provider of high performance light boxes, menu boards, poster frames and custom LED illuminated displays in the industry. Since 1984, we have set the standard for exceptional design, R&D, engineering, manufacturing and customer service. EcoTek Lighting was created with the mission of saving energy and producing Eco-friendly products. Our Direct LED Array Backlighting technology and our Green manufacturing processes significantly contribute to reducing emissions across the entire lifecycle of our products. EcoTek Lighting received a 2009 Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit for our energy efficient products at the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards. For more information, call us at 800-733-6661, or visit us at

Dawna Lee Heising Director of Marketing EcoTek Lighting 26845 Vista Terrace Lake Forest, CA 92630 800-733-6661 x216

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