LED Industry News: Sunovia, ILT, LightTech, Group Dekko, Toshiba

April 18, 2012
The DesignLights Consortium has certified LED fixtures from Sunovia and ILT, LightTech has become a member of the ELC Federation, while Group Dekko has become a manufacturing partner to Toshiba International.
Sunovia's LED fixtures receive DesignLights Consortium certification

Sunovia Energy Technologies, a maker of LED lighting products based in Sarasota, FL, has announced that it has received certification from the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) for its EvoLucia LED cobrahead and shoebox fixtures in the Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires category.

EvoLucia's fixtures are designed with the company’s Aimed Optics platform, which creates uniform light at ground level using directed LEDs as opposed to competitive approaches that bend the light through a light-bar system. A key advantage to DLC certification is customer and supplier access to incentives from state and utility energy programs.

David Martin, vice president of engineering stated, "The Design Light Consortium has established a set of performance requirements for luminaire manufacturers that are not covered by the Energy Star requirements. This has led to higher quality LED lighting products being created which demonstrate improved electrical performance, improved uniformity in photometric characteristics, and a more stringent definition of product lifetimes."

ILT LED lighting products are DLC listed

International Light Technologies (ILT), a manufacturer of light measurement systems and LED-based lighting products, has announced that its CaseLight and CanopyLight product lines are now listed on the DesignLights Consortium's (DLC) Qualified Products List (QPL).

The DLC Qualified Products List is used internally by energy-efficiency program administrators to determine if specific LED products qualify for program rebates.

The products on the QPL include two versions of ILT CaseLight LED refrigerated display case lighting fixtures, including vertically-oriented and horizontally-oriented LED fixtures. In addition, the ILT CanopyLight LED retrofit kits allow replacement of metal halide fixtures in gas-pump canopies with no need to cut the canopy during fixture replacement.

LightTech joins the ELC Federation

The European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC) has announced that LightTech is the newest member of the ELC. The ELC, which represents leading European lamp manufacturers, is dedicated to promoting efficient lighting practice for the benefit of the global environment, human comfort and the health and safety of consumers.

Jan Denneman, president of the ELC stated, “We welcome LightTech’s experience and perspective and are very pleased to welcome them as our newest member.”

Group Dekko will produce Toshiba International’s LED luminaires in North America

Group Dekko, a provider of engineered lighting products, has announced an alliance with Toshiba International Corporation (TIC). Group Dekko will act as manufacturing source for TIC’s architectural LED products in North America.

TIC will first introduce LED down-light luminaires, which will be manufactured at Group Dekko’s manufacturing facility in Garrett, IN. Peter DallePezze, vice president of marketing and product development at TIC’s LED Lighting Systems Division said, “We are able to deliver a superior line of LED lighting products because of our 120-year lighting heritage in Japan, combined with our extensive knowledge and expertise in the electronics and semiconductor business. Group Dekko brings us a long-term supplier with the production expertise and commitment to quality to help us achieve our goals.”