Kichler’s Design Pro LED lighting earns national acclaim

June 18, 2009
Date Announced: 18 Jun 2009 CLEVELAND — From prestigious industry award wins to accolades from leading home magazines and television shows, Kichler Lighting’s Design Pro LED lighting is attracting widespread attention. Consumers, designers and industry experts alike are recommending the Design Pro LED products for their aesthetic appearance, high energy efficiency and overall innovation.The Design Pro under cabinet, disc and landscape lighting products use 75 percent less electricity than their incandescent counterparts and emit a warm, white light. The ultra-slim profile of the half-inch under cabinet and 3/8” disc fixtures are so sleek they’re nearly invisible All offer flexible designs that work in smaller places and create a neat, integrated appearance. The emerging alternative to compact fluorescent lighting, these LED solutions also provide a longer life in comparison with 40,000 hours, or roughly 20 years, of use -- four times longer than xenon or fluorescent lighting.In addition to receiving the coveted “Lighting for Tomorrow” award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association, some of the additional Design Pro accolades include:ADEX Award Winner: Sponsored by Design Journal magazine, the Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX) is the largest and most prestigious awards program for furniture, fixtures and finishes marketed to the design trade. Kichler’s Design Pro LED Discs were named a 2009 Platinum Winner, the highest honor, from a field of more than 2,000. Kitchen + Bath Business Product Innovator Awards: Reviewed and judged by a panel of industry experts, the Kitchen and Bath Business Product Innovator Awards honors manufacturers for superior product innovation and groundbreaking ideas in kitchen and bath design. Receiving an honorable mention, the Design Pro LED discs were touted as a “designer’s dream” for their super-sleek 3/8” profile. Green Builder Magazine – The HOT 50: Focusing exclusively on green building and environmentally sound development, Green Builder Magazine recognized the Design Pro LED under cabinet lighting system as a sustainable “Hot 50” product for incorporating technology that uses 75 percent less electricity than its incandescent counterparts. HGTV, Syndicated Home Improvement Shows – From HGTV shows like Red Hot and Green to features in syndicated home improvement programs like Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, recognized home improvement personalities are praising the Design Pro products for their outstanding energy efficiency and design innovation. The Daily Buzz – Featured on this popular, syndicated television show, which airs on more than 100 stations nationwide, the Design Pro LED Discs were highlighted in a special Earth Day segment exploring eco-friendly products. As part of the segment, a recognized technology guru praised the Discs’ energy efficiency and touted them as an environmentally conscious innovation for the home. Gourmet Magazine: Featuring the Design Pro LED under cabinet lighting system in a special section on kitchen products, Gourmet Magazine noted the product’s ultra-slim profile and energy efficiency as a high point. The magazine, with an audience close to one million, focuses on fine food, art, travel, and shopping. Kichler is a world leader in decorative lighting. The Kichler® Lighting brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandeliers, wall sconces, bath lighting, ceiling fans, under cabinet lighting, landscape lighting and lamps and accessories. Kichler products can be purchased at independent lighting showrooms nationwide.

Alicia Gauer Landau Public Relations 216.912.2846

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