Visible Light Solar Technologies announces nationwide roster of authorized distributors

Dec. 1, 2009
Date Announced: 01 Dec 2009Businesses, Municipalities and Education Facilities Benefit fromExtensive Network of Solar/LED Lighting ExpertsALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico. December 1, 2009 — Visible Light Solar Technologies today announced that seven new distributors have joined the company’s nationwide network of authorized resellers of the Vector retrofit LED/solar lighting product line. The expanded network of experts will help customers evaluate their existing energy intensive installed base of lighting fixtures and then retrofit them with Visible Light Solar’s ENERGY STAR® compliant LED and solar/LED lighting fixtures. Additionally, partners will assist customers in leveraging all tax credits and federal recovery funds available for retrofitting or energy reduction installations.Visible Light Solar is the first commercial and industrial lighting company to integrate LED lighting devices with solar power technology. The company’s LED and solar/LED lighting applications operate 75-85% more efficiently than their HID and high pressure sodium counterparts. In addition to dramatically lowering energy consumption, Visible Light Solar’s solutions also reduce maintenance costs (LED’s last up to 50,000 hours and are resistant to thermal and vibrational shocks) and produce true-color, programmable illumination. According to Dee Dennis, CEO of Visible Light Solar, “These companies are at the forefront of lighting and energy innovation and critical to helping customers identify, install and maintain the next generation of highly energy efficient lighting solutions. We are pleased to have them on board as partners, helping customers save money by reducing energy operating costs, as well as lowering the carbon footprint for businesses and organizations around the country.”The line-up of new Visible Light Solar authorized distributors includes:Border States is a 100% employee-owned company with headquarters in Fargo, ND. The company has an extensive network of branch locations serving Arizona, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming as well as portions of Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada and northern Mexico. In June 2009, Electrical Wholesaling Magazine ranked Border States as the 10th largest independent electrical distributor in the United States. https://www.borderstateselectric.comDigital Solar Light Solutions is an authorized value-added distributor of lighting solutions to military and government agencies. The company is headed by Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez (USAF Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics and Engineering at Air Force Headquarters in the Pentagon, and Bruce E. Wiggins, a business lawyer in private practice and a former Marine Corps officer. Digital Solar Light Solutions is a member of the IES, US Green Building Council and International Dark-Sky Association. http://www.digitalsolarlight.comLeading Edge Design Group provides energy optimization solutions to the enterprise marketplace. The staff is a consortium of industry professionals who bring a cross-functional approach to energy reform. Extensive experience and diverse background provides Leading Edge Design Group with a unique perspective toward energy optimization. Development Group is a non-bank owned, for profit, Community Development Corporation. Omni was chosen by the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) and the City of Albuquerque to implement major components of HUD’s new Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Omni also writes and administers grant/loan applications on behalf of cities, counties and other public sector and private sector clients. Omni will deploy Visible Light Solar Technologies as the exclusive vendor of intelligent LED/solar lighting for its “off-the-grid municipality” project. http://www.omni-online.comPartners in Energy Solutions (PES) provides energy efficient products that harness innovative wind, solar and LED lighting technologies. The company’s factory trained, certified installers help evaluate, design, install and maintain green and renewable energy solutions. Through its education program, it offers business, residential and educational customers training curriculum on “Power for a Greener Tomorrow.” PES is based in Columbus, Ohio.Progress Solar Solutions provides high-performance, eco-friendly, cost-effective solar solutions for commercial, government, institutional and residential community applications. The company provides the latest in solar technology and craftsmanship for mainstream applications including solar LED & induction outdoor lighting, solar thermal hot water and solar energy generating photovoltaic panels. Progress Solar Solutions also supports customers with comprehensive turnkey solutions including design, products, installation, service and financial acquisition options. Headquartered in North Carolina and privately held, the company is associated with Tool Time Electric, Inc, a large residential and commercial electrical contractor. http://www.progresssolarsolutions.comViewpoint Solar based in Denver, Colorado, the company provides solar/LED commercial and industrial lighting solutions that reduce kilowatt consumption and maintenance costs while producing highly programmable, color-accurate illumination. http://www.viewpointsolar.comABOUT VISIBLE LIGHT SOLARBased in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Visible Light Solar Technologies ( is an intelligent LED and solar lighting technology company. Visible Light Solar provides businesses, municipalities and educational facilities with retrofit as well as new solar/LED lighting solutions that save money, reduce 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. The company is backed by the venture accelerator firm, Noribachi ( # #

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