Products, Materials + Tools | Dec 06, 2011

Relume Technologies Launches First High Wattage LED Retrofit Product

Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has announced the launch of Illumadisk™, the first high wattage LED retrofit product.

Illumadisk is part of Relume’s retrofit streetlight product offerings and is used to retrofit high wattage decorative teardrop fixtures that light main streets, municipalities and parking lots.  This retrofit kit produces light levels comparable to 250 watt luminaries, however the technology only requires 80 watts.

“Relume has a long history of being at the forefront of innovation within the LED lighting market and the launch of Illumadisk marks a significant milestone in LED retrofit applications,” said Crawford Lipsey, CEO for Relume. “Cities are now able to retrofit their high wattage decorative fixtures, a portion of the outdoor lighting market that was previously not a candidate for LED retrofits.”

Illumadisk features Relume’s superior thermal management and low LED junction temperatures – key to long LED life and enables Relume to offer a seven year product warranty. In addition, the LED light engine is protected by a high-impact, UV stabilized, non-yellowing lens.

Relume’s plug and play retrofit products fit most post top fixtures, allowing cities to upgrade to high performing LED light engines in minutes, while retaining the relatively costly exiting fixture. The new light engines will lower energy consumption by as much as 40 percent and last up to six times longer.  The substantial savings in reduced energy and maintenance costs results in an average payback on investment of less than four years.

About Relume Technologies:
Relume Technologies is a Mich.-based manufacturer of highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and cost effective LED lighting products and control systems. The company’s innovative technology is used in municipal lighting, commercial signage, outdoor advertising, transportation, and U.S. military applications. Relume’s products are American-made, ISO 9001:2008 certified and carry an industry leading seven year warranty.
Relume is a founding member of the Michigan Solid State Lighting Association, and supports the organization’s mission of ensuring that Michigan is a global leader in solid-state lighting, research and development, and manufacturing. Relume was recently recognized as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch by the Edward Lowe Foundation. For more information, visit www.relume.com.

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