Sunovia's Cobra Head LED roadway fixtures achieve six mounting-heights spacing

Oct. 14, 2009
Date Announced: 14 Oct 2009 -- US Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Purchases 1,092 Fixtures for October InstallationSARASOTA, Florida -- Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV) is pleased to announce that it has achieved six mounting heights spacing with its proprietary Cobra Head LED lighting product line. The six mounting heights achievement is unprecedented, and allows Sunovia to immediately begin replacing roadway fixtures with its new high-efficiency LED fixtures without the cost of installing additional light poles. Sunovia will also install retro-fit LED engines into existing Cobra Head housings, thus allowing customers to further reduce costs by simply replacing the antiquated luminaire with Sunovia's more efficient LED luminaire.United States Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has purchased 1,092 of the new EvoLucia(TM)-brand fixtures, which are scheduled to be delivered in mid-October 2009. The project calls for the replacement of the 100W and 250W high-pressure sodium lights with EvoLucia 75W and 105W cobra head fixtures on roads throughout the 246-square mile Camp Lejeune property. The EvoLucia fixtures will reduce energy consumption by approximately 50 percent and reduce carbon emissions at Camp Lejeune by 22.5 tons per year. Further, the EvoLucia LED cobra heads are maintenance-free and require no bulb replacement for up to 12 years.The EvoLucia(TM) LED Cobra Head fixtures meet all IES roadway standards, and the company recently submitted numerous samples to domestic municipalities and foreign countries for inspection. The new EvoLucia(TM) fixture is the first LED Cobra Head in the industry to reach six mounting heights. The fixture was developed utilizing Sunovia's proprietary "aimed optics" platform and leading thermal management technologies. The company's proprietary "aimed optics" platform allows company designers to develop unique fixtures that precisely focus light to a specified location, virtually eliminating glare and light pollution. By combining the precisely aimed optics technologies with advanced thermal management techniques, the company achieves a higher light utilization that illuminates targeted areas more efficiently. This is particularly important for roadway lighting applications as increased visibility is critical to roadway safety. EvoLucia's "aimed optics" direct illumination method also allows the fixtures to meet Dark Sky guidelines and LEED certification requirements by minimizing light trespass, reducing sky-glow, and reducing the impact on nocturnal and wildlife environments. Sunovia's Senior Director of Product Development Rick Kauffman designed the Cobra Head light. Kauffman is an award winning lighting designer and member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), where he serves as chairman of the Standard Practice sub-committee of the Roadway Lighting Committee. He is also a member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Roadway and Area Lighting Committee."Sunovia's LED Cobra Head fixture provides cost, energy and maintenance savings without sacrificing visual comfort, life expectancy or efficiency," said Kauffman. "In fact, recent independent testing has verified that our Cobra Head produces in excess of 50 lumens per watt-which is unprecedented for energy-conserving LED fixtures with low input power that can meet RP-8 criteria for local roads where the existing spacing is greater than 5 mounting heights."Sunovia President Bob Fugerer stated, "Our proprietary aimed optics and thermal management platforms are robust, and allow our designers and optical experts the creative freedom to achieve photometrics that fully exploit the benefits of LEDs. Our proprietary product development platform will grow simultaneously with the constantly improving performance of LEDs." Sunovia Director of Sales and Marketing Ed Kramer stated, "Having our products selected by the team at Camp Lejeune after a thorough review of their performance is not only an honor, but a validation of our vision and commitment to the future." Military bases, cities, campuses, hospitals and developments that are interested in reducing their energy costs and carbon emissions can now utilize Sunovia's financing program through which the cost of the new product is offset largely by the electrical savings resulting from the installation. For a full listing, including product specifications and images, of the EvoLucia line of LED light fixtures, please visit About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.Sunovia Energy Technologies is a Sarasota, FL-based company that commercializes and markets products within the LED lighting and solar markets that reduce carbon emissions, promote national security and preserve the environment. Sunovia owns the exclusive marketing rights to products produced by EPIR Technologies, Inc., including infrared sensors and devices for the civilian and military night vision markets.Sunovia's LED lighting technologies are among the most cost and energy-efficient in the world, and are marketed under the brand name EvoLucia(TM) ( Sunovia owns a significant equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of single crystal II-VI solar modules and a global leader in the field of IR sensors and IR imaging. EPIR's collective infrared knowledge and experience is believed to exceed that of any company in the world. Its founder, Chairman and CEO Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan, is a recognized world leader in HgCdTe growth.EPIR holds the patent for growing CdTe directly on a Si readout integrated circuit, for which the company developed a manufacturing capability with Congressional support. Sunovia and EPIR co-own the solar technologies and solar products that are developed under the Exclusive Partnership Agreement. The Partners have a network of close collaborative relationships, including the Army Research Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate, BAE Systems, and other laboratories around the world.More information about the exclusive partnership between Sunovia and EPIR is available in Sunovia's Securities and Exchange filings at, or at the partners' Web sites, and Sunovia(TM) logo is a registered service mark of Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Sunovia Energy products and services and EvoLucia(TM) products and services are provided by Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.


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