LED Concepts Creates 25 Spectacular, Stone-shaped LED Light Boxes for Eco-conscious Volcom

April 2, 2010
Date Announced: 02 Apr 2010 LED Concepts has engineered 25 spectacular, energy-efficient LED light boxes using the revolutionary ION Light Engine for Volcom Inc.. Volcom is a dynamic manufacturer and retailer of snow, surf and skateboard wear. The company is well-known for the Volcom "stone”, the diamond-shaped corporate logo, as well as for the motto “Youth against the Establishment”. Volcom Inc. has numerous retail locations nationwide, including stores in California, Hawaii, Colorado, Nevada and New York. Volcom also operates several international stores, including retail outlets in France, Indonesia, Japan, South Africa, England, Chile, Brazil, Portugal and Germany. The 25 brilliant light boxes designed by LED Concepts use a state-of-the-art LED light source from ION Light Engines, Inc. Each light box measures 48 inches high, and is designed and engineered in the distinctive stone shape of the Volcom logo. The eye-catching light boxes will be distributed to Volcom’s top resellers to help promote the Volcom brand. The diamond-shaped light boxes using the ION Light Engine will include changeable graphics that showcase Volcom’s latest styles. Light boxes using LED illumination deliver four times greater energy efficiency than fluorescent light boxes, and enable users to qualify for energy and tax rebates. The Volcom LED light boxes using the revolutionary ION Light Engine:• Are 60% more energy-efficient than light boxes using T-8 fluorescent lamps.• Are 75% more energy-efficient than T-12 fluorescent lamps.• Do not radiate infrared heat (IR), which reduces building heat load and decreases air conditioning costs.• Contain no harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which greatly reduces the fading of graphics.• Are environmentally friendly and, unlike fluorescent light boxes, do not contain heavy metal pollutants nor toxic and flammable gases. • Have the ability to operate in harsh environments and withstand temperatures ranging from -40° F to +185° F• Use aluminum extrusions to provide optimum structural strength and a long, trouble-free lifespan• Use powder-coated finishes to provide a long lasting, maintenance-free finish that is also environmentally friendlyLEDs last from 50,000 to 100,000 hours, which virtually eliminates the cost of maintenance needed for fluorescent lamp change-outs. The long life span, reduced maintenance costs and extreme durability of LEDs decrease CO2 emissions, reduce the associated carbon footprint and help protect the environment to ensure a stable climate for future generations. 80% of the mercury used in fluorescent lamps goes into landfills, and solid-state LEDs do not use mercury to produce light.“We are excited to be helping such a dynamic, fast-growing company to increase Volcom brand awareness internationally with our energy-efficient LED light boxes,” said Rick Farrell, president of LED Concepts. “The younger generation has demonstrated its concern about protecting the world’s environment, and will be pleased to discover that Volcom is reducing its carbon footprint with these eco-friendly light boxes from LED Concepts.”About VolcomBased in Costa Mesa, California, Volcom was founded in 1991 by Richard "Wooly" Woolcott and Tucker "T-Dawg" Hall. The company caters to the surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding markets, born out of the founders' own experiences with these sports. Volcom is actively involved in a campaign that it calls "Let the Kids Ride Free" (L.T.K.R.F.) is a grassroots effort started by Volcom to make skateboarding, surfing and snowboarding competitions free. It is a way to give back to the community and for kids who don't have their own money or sponsors to be able to ride and compete in an environment that is "more like a gathering." A division of Volcom Inc., Volcom Entertainment, produces bands such as Valient Thorr, ASG, Single Frame, Goons Of Doom, Birds of Avalon, and many more. Since 1995 Volcom has provided a platform for aspiring artists to express themselves through the 'Featured Artists' line of products. In addition to t-shirts, the line includes accessories such as hats, wallets and belts as well as board-shorts, sweatshirts and woven/knit shirts. Volcom is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: VLCM).About LED ConceptsLED Concepts is an award-winning manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient LED menu boards and light boxes using the revolutionary ION Light Engine for the retail, hospitality and quick-serve and fast casual restaurant markets. The company’s president has been involved in the menu board, light box and high-tech specialty lighting markets for over 25 years. Our Eco-friendly products are fully recyclable, UL, CUL and CE-listed, meet ROHS specifications, contribute points to LEED-certified buildings, as well as qualify for regional power company energy rebates and Federal tax credits for energy efficiency. We design, engineer and manufacture each of our products in our state-of-the-art Green manufacturing plant in Southern California. LED Concepts received a 2009 Harvey Mudd College Green Engineering Certificate of Merit for our energy efficient menu boards at the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards. LED Concepts was also a finalist in the Rising Star category for the 2009 Platts Global Energy Awards and received an Honorable Mention Award for Outstanding Hardware Application in the 2010 Innova Awards from the LED Journal. For more information, please call us at 1-800-733-6661 or visit www.ledconcepts.com

Dawna Lee Heising Director of Marketing LED Concepts 26845 Vista Terrace Lake Forest, CA 92630 800-733-6661 x216

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