Evluma signs distribution agreements with Rural Electric Supply Cooperative and Texas Electric Cooperatives

Date Announced: 14 May 2009

Seattle –- Evluma, a manufacturer of energy efficient SSL lighting products, has signed distributor agreements with two of nine Electric Utility Distributor Association (EUDA) members: Rural Electric Supply Cooperative (RESCO) and Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC).

These agreements bring their premier LED lighting product, the Clearlight NEMA Type 5 lamp, to electric utilities in the Midwestern regions of the USA. Evluma has signed a total of four out of the nine co-op owned stocking distributors members of EUDA to date.

The Clearlight NEMA Type 5 lamp is a 40W LED replacement lamp for NEMA Type 5 ‘dusk till dawn’ outdoor fixtures. Historically, these fixtures use up to 175W Mercury Vapor (MV) or 150W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lamps.

“Existing NEMA Type 5 fixtures are found in diverse locations, rural and urban, small businesses and farms. Working with EUDA stocking distributors is a great way to get these retrofit lamps out to a wide variety of locations so that their members can start saving money immediately,” said Keith Miller, President and CEO of Evluma. “These retrofits are easy. No new fixture is required and the maintenance savings for co-ops is significant.”

With a power factor of ≥ 0.9 and the ability to bypass the legacy ballast, the Clearlight uses 80% less electricity than a 175W MV lamp, says the company. “RESCO is extremely excited to be partnering with Evluma. Evluma’s cutting edge technology and very efficient LED lighting products are going to enable RESCO’s customers to demonstrate significant energy efficiency savings on their lighting needs,” said Matt Brandrup, RESCO’s CEO.

Johnny Andrews, Senior Vice President of TEC had this to say, “The Evluma retrofit is a great new addition to the growing supply of energy efficient products we can offer to our members. We look forward to following Evluma as they expand their line.”

Evluma uses an active cooling system that maintains the lamp below thermal junction temperature delivering an estimated L70 at 70,000 hours or longer. Because of its unique LED driver design the same 40W Clearlight lamp can replace any wattage NEMA Type 5 MV lamp up to 175W and any NEMA Type 5 HPS lamp up to 150W. The LED lamp was invented and is manufactured in Seattle, WA, USA.

About Evluma
Evluma is a division of Express Imaging Systems, LLC a company with over 150 years of combined experience developing lighting applications for photographic equipment and the photofinishing industry. Formed in 2008, Evluma is committed to developing environmentally low impact lighting solutions that are affordable and long lasting.

About Rural Electric Supply Cooperative (RESCO)
RESCO supplies electrical transmission and distribution equipment to the electric utility industry. Our Midwest warehouses now ship 24 hours a day, so we're ready to respond to any emergency. RESCO's trade area includes Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Michigan, Nebraska, and Northern Illinois. This trade area is served with four fully stocked warehouses totaling nearly 100,000 square feet plus 12,000 square feet of outside storage, centrally located in Middleton, Wisconsin; Ankeny, Iowa; Moorhead, Minnesota; and Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

About Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC)
TEC is a statewide organization dedicated to representing the interests of cooperative electric utilities in Texas and the member-consumers they serve. Established in 1941 and based in Austin, TEC today represents 65 electric distribution cooperatives and the state's 9 generation and transmission cooperatives.

Contact
Keith Miller, 206-720-1798 ext 115

E-mail:kmiller@evluma.com

Web Site:www.evluma.com

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