MANITOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Orion Energy Systems(NASDAQ: OESX) (Orion
Lighting), a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance,
energy-efficient LED retrofit lighting products, announced it has
secured $0.8M in contracts to supply its LED lighting retrofit solutions
to two U.S. Veteran's Health Administration (VA) hospitals in Florida
and Washington. Installations are underway and expected to be completed
by the end of the 2017 calendar year.
Orion's HARRIS and APOLLO® LED LDR® Troffer
fixtures were selected to replace over 6,000 and 1,800 fluorescent
troffer fixtures at VA hospital facilities in Florida and Washington,
respectively. Troffers are rectangular light fixtures that fit into
standard modular dropped ceilings, typically in 2' x 4' or 2' x 2'
sizes. The Washington facility will also replace over 50 existing high
bay fixtures with Orion's third generation APOLLO LED High Bay fixtures.
The VA hospitals selected Orion's LED lighting products for their
performance, innovative modular design, technical flexibility and speed
of installation after testing comparable fixtures. Orion's patented LDR
Troffer Retrofit fixtures are ideally suited to the VA's needs as they
do not disturb the ceiling grid and therefore limit dirt and debris
contamination during installation. Another important factor is that LDR
troffer fixtures can be installed in as little as two minutes per
fixture, causing minimum disruption to essential patient care and
hospital services, while lowering total project costs.
Brendan Richards, project manager for Northwest Edison, who won the bid
for Orion said, "We install a lot of retrofit kits and the feedback
about the Orion LDR from our installers has been very positive. Not only
is it easy to install, but the packaging is significantly better than
other retrofit kits." Orion fixtures are packed completely assembled in
boxes that are labeled by install area and can be carried through a
standard doorway or elevator. Orion ships its fixtures efficiently,
utilizing roughly half as many pallets as the average competitor to ship
a comparable order, and can deliver products generally within ten
business days of initial order. Quicker delivery with fewer pallets
saves customers time and money while reducing disruption and waste.
Orion CEO, Mike Altschaefl, commented, "The opportunity to provide
enhanced illumination for our nation's veterans seeking medical
treatment exemplifies our longstanding relationship with the U.S.
Governmentand Veterans Health Administration. This project underscores
the superiority of Orion's LED solutions. Not only do our products offer
best in class performance and energy savings, but we also offer industry
leading customer service and cost saving installation."
The projects expand Orion's U.S. Government relationship which now
encompasses over 130 projects, including 13 in the past fiscal year, and
are Orion's third and fourth projects with a government health services
provider. The VA selected Orion's LED fixtures for their best in class
performance and energy savings but also for their compliance with the
Buy American Act. Likewise, Orion's products help the facilities meet
other government and VA mandates for sustainability, to reduce energy
consumption, promote healthy work environments, and protect natural
About Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
Orion is a leading designer and producer of energy efficient lighting
and retrofit lighting solutions for commercial and industrial buildings.
Orion manufactures and markets connected lighting systems encompassing
LED solid-state lighting and smart controls. Orion systems incorporate
patented design elements that deliver significant energy, efficiency,
optical, and thermal performance that drive financial, environmental,
and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers, including
nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 500.
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