ilumisys LED tubes light San Diego Holiday Inn parking garage

March 11, 2010
Date Announced: 11 Mar 2010 ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announced today that channel partner Ecogreen Solutions Inc. has installed LED light tubes at Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown in San Diego to improve lighting quality and lower energy costs.Los Angeles-based Ecogreen Solutions replaced T-8 fluorescent lights in the hotel’s subterranean parking lot with ilumisys MK2 T-8 LED light tubes, which will result in a cost savings of nearly $5,000 annually and a 57 percent energy savings over the previously installed 32 watt fluorescent fixtures. A second phase of the project will include the installation of ilumisys tubes for general illumination of the hotel’s administration offices.“We were seeking new ways to improve the lighting in our parking structure while also lowering our energy consumption and costs,” said Gary Comeaux, general manager of Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown. “After reviewing several lighting options with Ecogreen Solutions, we decided to use ilumisys tubes because of their performance and quality construction.”Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown also benefits from a “zero out-of-pocket” financing program through a local utility company, which helps to keep initial costs at a minimum. “Hotels nationwide are realizing that there are more efficient and sustainable methods for lighting than fluorescent tubes, especially in areas that are lit 24/7,” said ilumisys President Dave Simon. “In addition to lowering energy consumption, Holiday Inn San Diego Downtown will also experience significantly lower utility bills as a result of installing ilumisys LED tubes.”In addition to providing energy efficiency, unlike the fluorescent tubes they replace, the ilumisys tubes are mercury-free. The 500 million to 600 million fluorescent tubes discarded annually in the United States introduce an estimated two to four tons of mercury into the environment, despite industry and government efforts to limit mercury content and encourage recycling.ilumisys, formed in 2007, is a spinoff of Altair, a global software and technology company with a growing presence in the energy market. With the backing of Altair, its majority owner, ilumisys has made a deep and substantial investment in research and development that includes more than 30 patent applications filed to date.About Ecogreen SolutionsEcogreen Solutions is the leading supplier and most complete LED lighting retrofit company in the market today. With no CFL or Induction products offered, the company only provides LED solutions for all indoor and outdoor lighting needs, reducing energy consumption by an average of 50-80 percent, product depending. Ecogreen’s total LED solution and alignment with local utility companies enables Ecogreen to offer various programs to its customers that can assist them in converting to LED potentially for zero out-of-pocket expense. For more information, please visit About ilumisysilumisys, Inc. is a Troy, Mich.-based company focused on next-generation solid-state lighting technology. The company was formed in 2007 as a spinoff venture and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. Initial products will be derived from Altair's intellectual property as they relate to the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and direct replacement of incandescent lamps. For more information, please visit