Nalley Lexus of Roswell slashes energy expenses 86% with LED lighting upgrade from Qnuru

Dec. 20, 2010
Date Announced: 20 Dec 2010 Albuquerque, New Mexico — Qnuru™, the premier provider of energy-efficient digital lighting solutions, today announced that it has upgraded 70 1000-watt metal halide exterior lights at Nalley Lexus of Roswell, GA with its 144 watt Vector™ LED bulbs. Installed in October 2010, Qnuru’s LED retrofit has reduced the dealership’s exterior-lighting expenses by 86.6% while increasing its lumen output by 19% compared to their metal halide predecessors. Nalley Lexus of Roswell is part of Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG), one of the largest automotive retail and service companies in the U.S. Qnuru is owned by The Noribachi Group, a clean technology company.“Auto dealers want to focus on satisfying customers, not worrying about burned-out light bulbs,” said George Karolis, vice president of corporate development and real estate at Asbury Automotive Group. “I believe every automotive dealer confronts the same set of challenges with their lighting infrastructure—it consumes too much electricity, the bulbs burn out frequently and the quality of the light is poor given the amount of energy used. Qnuru has great LED solutions that solve a problem we have been struggling with for years.”Qnuru retrofitted Nalley Lexus of Roswell’s exterior pole-mounted parking lot lights with its 144 watt Vector Pecos bulb. Designed to replace energy intensive 750-1000 watt high intensity discharge lamps, the Pecos bulb offers an even photometric footprint, daylight-quality light (CRI of 74.8) and instant on capabilities. The Pecos bulbs are based on high bin Cree LEDS (Nasdaq: CREE) which have a rated life of 50,000 hours and come with Qnuru’s 5-year warranty, independent LM79 verification, and are ETL-Classified in the U.S. and Canada.“Auto dealers are important business beacons within their communities,” said Rhonda Dibachi, President and CEO of Qnuru. “Nalley Lexus of Roswell’s adoption of energy-efficient LED technology is a great illustration of leadership by example. LED lighting solutions help businesses lower their carbon footprint as well as reduce their operating costs. In a world filled with difficult tradeoffs, LED lighting is a rare win-win for both the environment and business owners.”About Vector LED BulbsQnuru’s Vector product family of over 45 high wattage LED bulbs fit all major commercial and industrial light fixtures, including brands offered by manufacturers such as NSi Lighting (NYSE: NSI), Lithonia Lighting (NYSE: AYI) and Cooper Lighting (NYSE: CBE). They can be installed by a licensed electrician in less than 20 minutes, offer an average investment payback of 10-30 months and carry a 5-year warranty. Based on the Cree family of XLamp® LEDs and Qnuru’s patent-pending Universal Lighting Control Processor and Common Lighting Unit platform, Vector LED bulbs fit any lighting application, including high bay and low bay lights used in warehouses and production facilities, canopy lights used in retail petroleum stations and covered parking garages, ornamental and historic pole-mounted lights for roadways and plazas, bollard and pathway fixtures for parks and public spaces, floodlights for security and building illumination, and interior and exterior recessed down lights.About QnuruQnuru is a digital lighting technology innovator. Our intelligent lighting solutions deliver unparalleled light quality while reducing grid dependency to positively impact your bottom line. We design and manufacture brilliant lighting solutions, including Vector high wattage LED retrofit solutions for the commercial and industrial markets; Prism low wattage LED bulbs for homes and offices; the Matrix product line of new LED-based luminaires, and the Helix family of solar-powered LED luminaires. Our products are UL Listed, ETL-Certified and designed, assembled and tested in the U.S. Qnuru is part of the Noribachi Group. For more information about how we can take your lighting light years ahead, visit us at The Noribachi GroupThe Noribachi Group is focused on the clean technology economy. Our goal is to inject clean, green and renewable energy technologies and products into everyday life. The Noribachi Group invests in and supports the development and commercialization of core technologies critical to the burgeoning clean energy industry. Since 2007, The Noribachi Group has founded, funded and built businesses in areas as diverse as LED/solar lighting, solar material manufacturing, light-powered consumer electronics, and home energy storage systems. Noribachi has offices in Albuquerque, NM, San Francisco, CA, and Shanghai, China.

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