Ecotek Lighting develops drive-thru day-part LED menu boards

Apr 15th, 2009
Date Announced: 15 Apr 2009

EcoTek Lighting, a division of Expotrans, Inc., has developed an innovative high-performance Drive-Thru Day-Part Menu Board with DLB (Direct LED Backlighting) technology.

The rugged, robust Drive-Thru Day-Part LED Outdoor Menu Board features revolving Day-Part panels to deliver twice the graphics area of standard menu boards. Each Menu Board section offers two different graphic panels that can be easily rotated to display the desired menu. The Drive Thru Day-Part LED Menu Board delivers extraordinary illumination levels and cutting edge energy efficiency by incorporating powerful solid-state LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.

The LED is a solid-state light engine that requires no filaments or glass. LED last from 50,000 to 100,000 hours, compared to fluorescent lamps that only last from 8,000 to 20,000 hours. LED illuminated menu boards provide 55% greater energy efficiency than fluorescent menu boards and enable users to qualify for energy and tax rebates.

More than 50% of all transactions at Quick Serve Restaurants (QSR) occur through Drive-Thru Menu Boards, and EcoTek Lighting’s durable Drive-Thru Day-Part LED Menu Board design delivers:
• Energy efficient LED illumination
• Multiple Day-Part graphics sections to provide twice the graphics area of standard menu boards
• Highest levels of luminosity for easy viewing
• Rugged, corrosion-resistant extruded aluminum construction
• Architectural powder-coated surfaces with five year warranty on finishes
• Optional Car Presence Dimming Control
• Meets Federal Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing Standards

Motion sensors on the Drive-Thru LED Menu Board can automatically increase or decrease light levels based on the presence of a car. Our patented dimming controller enables EcoTek Lighting’s Drive-Thru LED Menu Boards to be dimmed to 30% brightness when cars are not present and back to full brightness instantly when a car approaches, saving energy costs. These innovative Menu Boards meet Federal standards for Energy Efficiency and Green Manufacturing Regulations, including LEED compliance, UL, CUL and CE listings, and European RoHS Standards. They are fully recyclable at end-of-life, and contain no heavy metals or other hazardous components.

“Our flexible Drive-Thru Day-Part LED Menu Board allows QSR employees to quickly and easily convert menu boards to different displays depending on the meal that is to be featured,” said Rick Farrell, president of EcoTek Lighting. “This optimizes the efficiency and productivity of operations and leads directly to the bottom line.”

ECOTEK LIGHTING
EcoTek Lighting, a division of Expotrans, is the leading provider of high performance light boxes, menu boards, poster frames and custom illuminated displays in the industry. Since 1984, we have set the standard for exceptional design, R&D, engineering, manufacturing and customer service. Our innovative LED backlit displays yield brilliant luminosity and deliver twice the energy efficiency of displays using T-8 fluorescent lamps. Ecotek Lighting’s products are 99% recyclable, UL, CUL and CE-listed and meet LEED, GreenGuard and Energy Star standards for energy efficiency. We design, engineer, manufacture and test each of our products in our state-of-the-art plant in Lake Forest, California that uses “Green” manufacturing processes.

Contact
EcoTek Lighting Ph 800-733-6661

E-mail:info@EcoTekLighting.com

Web Site:www.EcoTekLighting.com

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