LED Concepts develops LED-backlit light boxes for S. Congress Fine Jewelers

Feb. 1, 2010
Date Announced: 01 Feb 2010 LED Concepts has installed a high performance, energy efficient Direct Backlit LED Array light box at S. Congress Fine Jewelers in Periwinkle Place in Sanibel Island, Florida. S. Congress Fine Jewelers is a Rolex and fine jewelry boutique specializing in an exclusive selection of elegant diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry. S. Congress Jewelers was referred to LED Concepts by Rolex, a Swiss manufacturer of high quality, luxury wristwatches.S. Congress Jewelers installed five wall inset LED illuminated light boxes on opposing walls in the luxury storefront. The light boxes operate from LED Concepts’ unique power supply. S. Congress Jewelers is able to run low voltage wires throughout the building, without the need for metal conduit. The result is an energy saving light box system in the store with cost savings from both low voltage wiring and reduced installation costs. The beautiful, energy saving light boxes uses Direct Backlit LED Array technology. LEDs are solid-state light engines that last from 50,000 to 100,000 hours, compared to fluorescent lamps that only last from 8,000 to 20,000 hours. LED illuminated light boxes provide up to 70% greater energy efficiency than fluorescent light boxes and enable users to qualify for energy and tax rebates. LED Concepts’ Direct Backlit LED Array technology uses an evenly distributed array of LED light engines to deliver brighter, more evenly distributed illumination of the light box graphic, while requiring a fraction of the energy required by fluorescent lighting. LED Concepts’ energy efficient light boxes with Direct Backlit LED Array technology:• Last up to seven times longer than a light box using T-8 fluorescent lamps.• Do not radiate infrared heat (IR), reducing building heat load and decreasing air conditioning costs. • Do not emit ultraviolet (UV) light, which reduces the fading of graphics.• Do not contain heavy metal pollutants or toxic gases to operate, as with fluorescent lamps. • Do not introduce mercury into landfills, as is the case with improperly disposed of fluorescent lamps.• Reduce maintenance costs by eliminating fluorescent-lamp replacement by using LED technology.• Can operate in harsh environments and withstand temperatures ranging from -40° F to +185° F. Fluorescent lamps have executable difficulties in cold environments.The long life span, reduced maintenance costs and extreme durability of LEDs reduce CO2 emissions, reduce the associated carbon footprint and help protect the environment to ensure a stable climate for future generations. The use of LED technology helps to save the environment.Said Scot Congress, president of S. Congress Jewelers, “The images look great and really bring an elegant feel to the boutique. We are thrilled with the visual impact, and the installation was efficient and simple to accomplish.”About S. Congress JewelersS. Congress Fine Jewelers opened in October 2010 in Periwinkle Place. S. Congress Fine Jewelers is a Rolex and fine jewelry boutique specializing in an exclusive selection of elegant diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry. The original Congress Jewelers store is also located in Periwinkle Place in Sanibel Island, Florida, and carries a large variety of designer jewelry and the Sealife by Congress collection of designs created by the Congress family during the past 25 years. Both stores offer watch service and repairs as well as jewelry design, production and repairs, appraisals and estate buying. Mr. Congress serves on the board of Jewelers of America, an industry association of 11,000 jewelry stores nationwide, and is a ten-year Cornerstone member of Couture, the nation’s leading high-end jeweler trade event, which brings more than 200 designers and manufacturers to Las Vegas each summer. He is past president of the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 472-4177 or 472-1222 or visit. www.scongress.com.About LED ConceptsLED Concepts is an award-winning manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient LED illuminated light boxes and menu boards for the retail, hospitality and quick-serve and fast casual restaurant markets. The company’s president has been involved in the light box, menu board and high-tech specialty lighting markets for over 25 years. Our Eco-friendly products are all 99% 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 Lake Forest, 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. For more information, please call us at 1-800-733-6661 or visit www.ledconcepts.com,

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