High temperature rating of Orion's LED High Bay products essential to
this foundry and machine shop retrofit project
MANITOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX), a leading designer and
manufacturer of energy-efficient LED retrofit lighting systems, is
pleased to announce that it has been awarded approximately $500,000 in
orders for a high-temperature environment retrofit project by Clow
Valve, a major manufacturer of waterworks and fire hydrant equipment.
Orion will retrofit Clow Valve's machine shop and foundry in Oskaloosa,
Iowa, with over 900 APOLLO®
LED High Bay fixtures. Orion expects the project to be completed by
the end of its current fiscal year in March 2017.
Orion's APOLLO®LED High Bay fixtures offer high lumens per
watt performance up to 152 and a high temperature rating of 131oF.
When these two features are combined, the APOLLO®LED High
Bay significantly outperforms other LED high bay products on the market.
The innovative thermal design reduces the operating temperature of the
fixture, which is particularly important in a challenging foundry
setting. Better thermal design means the luminaire performs more
efficiently in higher ambient temperature environments, extending its
rated life and boosting performance.
The fixtures are also designed to retrofit a variety of existing legacy
HID and fluorescent light fixtures. Clow Valve will replace four
different types of HID and fluorescent fixtures with Orion's APOLLO®LED High Bay fixtures with energy management controls. The retrofit will
help to reduce the maintenance and inventory burdens caused by Clow
Valve's legacy lighting system because they will no longer have to
maintain or carry inventory for multiple types of lighting systems in
their facility. By standardizing with Orion APOLLO®LED High
Bay fixtures, Clow Valve will also improve the consistency, clarity and
quality of the lighting in their facility. And by installing Orion's
Solid State Lighting technology, they have an upgradeable platform to
take advantage of future developments in Smart Building offerings from
The local electric utility, Mid-American Energy, is providing Clow Valve
with an energy-efficiency incentive for the project. As part of their
approval process, Mid-American Energy's staff reviewed the project
proposals for the initial phase of the retrofit and determined that the
customer will see annual cost savings of over $80,000 per year by
installing Orion's fixtures. In fact, Clow Valve's initial performance
review has found that this lighting project, in concert with a sprinkler
system and air compressor upgrade they undertook at the same time, will
reduce their energy use by approximately 30 percent, even as they have
increased their number of employees and facility operating hours.
Orion was awarded these projects because of the performance of its high
bay products in high heat environments, short delivery time from its
production facility in Wisconsin, extensive experience in both foundry
and machine shop environments, and ability to deliver superior
performance at competitive prices. As Kyle Silvey, the engineer leading
the project for Clow Valve explained, "We looked at a number of options
over the past two years. They either cost too much or were not
appropriate for our operating environment. Orion's products are top of
the line and they can provide assistance that their competitors can't."
Orion's APOLLO®LED High Bay fixtures are manufactured in
Wisconsin and are Buy American Compliant. Orion offers the fastest lead
times in the industry, meaning customers start saving money faster by
reducing energy consumption sooner. For more information about Orion's
ISON®, APOLLO®, and HARRIS line of industry
leading products, contact your local electrical distributor or visit www.orionlighting.com.
About Orion Energy Systems
Orion is one of the leaders in the transformation of commercial and
industrial buildings to state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting
systems and retrofit lighting solutions. Orion manufactures and markets
a cutting edge portfolio of products encompassing LED solid-state
lighting and high intensity fluorescent lighting. Many of Orion's nearly
100 granted patents and pending patent applications relate to lighting
systems that provide exceptional optical and thermal performance, which
drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide
variety of customers in the retrofit markets.
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