Renaissance Lighting launches LED fixture recycling program

Date Announced: 16 Jul 2009

Company’s commitment to sustainability considered key to protecting environment

HERNDON, VA - Renaissance Lighting, a leading innovator in the development and manufacture of energy-efficient, ultra long-life solid-state luminaires, has established an industry-leading recycling program designed to keep Renaissance Lighting products out of the nation’s landfills.

This latest move marks another milestone in a series of Green initiatives by the company, which was selected recently to the 2009 GoingGreen East 50 Top Private Company List in recognition of its ground-breaking energy efficiency and energy management technologies, “elegant product design, overall market potential and its compelling, highly energy-efficient family of LED lighting fixtures.”

In addition to being 80 percent more energy-efficient than incandescent lamps and 30 percent more efficient than compact fluorescent lamps, Renaissance Lighting luminaires are now nearly 100 percent recyclable. This means that virtually all of the luminaire – from its reflector to mounting frame to LED light engine – can be recycled. Luminaires once destined for disposal in landfills will return instead to Renaissance lighting for a binning process and subsequently shipped to Potomac Metals Inc., a privately held independent scrap metal recycling company based in Sterling, VA.

“From our shipping containers made from curbside recycled material to our new luminaire recycling program, green consumers interested in replacing their existing Renaissance Lighting products now can safely and easily dispose of them without the worry of harming the environment,” said Barry Weinbaum, Renaissance Lighting CEO. “Earlier this year the federal government’s General Services Administration (GSA) awarded a contract to Renaissance Lighting and placed the company on the GSA Schedule for five years in recognition of our unrelenting commitment to green technology and energy efficiency. We believe our commitment to recycling captures and even magnifies corporate obligation to helping preserve and protect the environment.”

About Renaissance Lighting:
Renaissance Lighting is a global leader in the development of next-generation solid-state architectural downlights and controls, the result of on-going breakthroughs in the application of LED technology and Constructive Occlusion®, a patented technology for the unique mixing and blending of multiple LED light sources. The company’s innovation and unrelenting commitment to green technology are key forces driving the development of highly creative lighting products that deliver the solid-state industry’s purest light source with exceptional appearance, superior efficiency and glare-free illumination for all architectural applications. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, USA, Renaissance Lighting deploys a revolutionary approach to product engineering and design that is supported by 30 patents including its optical and feedback control technologies.

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Renaissance Lighting Joe Arimond

E-mail:jarimond@renaissancelighting.com

Web Site:www.renaissancelighting.com

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