Holiday Inn Old Town and Casa Romantica install ilumisys LED light tubes

June 17, 2010
Date Announced: 17 Jun 2010 Troy, Mich. – ilumisys, Inc., developer and producer of next-generation solid-state lighting technology, announced today that channel partner Ecogreen Solutions Inc. has installed light-emitting diode (LED) light tubes at Holiday Inn Old Town in San Diego and Casa Romantica in San Clemente, Calif., to reduce energy costs and maintenance requirements.Los Angeles-based Ecogreen Solutions replaced T-8 fluorescent lights with ilumisys MK-1 LED light tubes at both facilities, which will result in nearly $4,000 in energy costs savings annually for Holiday Inn Old Town and more than $10,000 in annual savings for Casa Romantica. Holiday Inn Old Town replaced more than 200 fluorescent light tubes in areas that operate 24/7, including its subterranean parking lot and stairwells throughout the building. Casa Romantica, a registered historic location frequently used for special occasions, converted all of the fluorescent, incandescent and halogen lights on its property to ilumisys LED lighting. The LED lighting was installed throughout the facility including in offices, storage areas, art centers, galleries and common areas.“As an ilumisys channel partner, we have done a number of installations and recommend using ilumisys products due to their high quality performance and design,” said Anthony Mitchell, managing director of Ecogreen Solutions. “The ilumisys MK-1 tubes take full advantage of LED attributes including long life and energy efficiency that make them a great investment for all industries.”ilumisys MK-1 tubes have a lifespan of 50,000 hours, twice as long as the average fluorescent tube. The longer life of the LED tubes provides supplementary savings by reducing the need to purchase new product. This also reduces the amount of time maintenance employees spend changing lights, allowing them to be better utilized by engaging in more important activities. For Casa Romantica, this was a key contributing factor in its decision to install LEDs.“One of the main benefits to LED lighting is that it is more efficient, which can lead to enormous energy and costs savings,” said Dave Simon, president of ilumisys. “We are seeing more companies beginning to realize the benefits of LED lighting as they look for ways to be more environmentally conscious and reduce energy costs.”Holiday Inn Old Town and Casa Romantica benefited from a “zero-out-of-pocket” financing program through their local utility company, which helped to keep initial costs at a minimum. 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 has produced more than 30 patent applications filed to date.About Ecogreen Solutions, Inc.Based in Los Angeles, Ecogreen Solutions, Inc. is a leading LED supplier and lighting retrofit company. Ecogreen provides LED solutions for all indoor and outdoor lighting needs, reducing energy consumption by an average of 50 to 80 percent. Ecogreen’s total LED solution and alignment with local utility companies offers various programs to utility customers to assist in LED conversions for a potential zero out-of-pocket expense.About ilumisysBased in Troy, Mich., ilumisys, Inc., is 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 have been 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

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