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Digital Lumens to Be Featured Among Transformational Technologies at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Digital Lumens announced that it will be exhibiting at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit. The ARPA event hosted by the US Department of Energy to highlight and support development of game-changing energy technologies. Digital Lumens was chosen to demonstrate its highly efficient, LED-based Intelligent Lighting System during the event’s Technology Showcase, taking place February 27 – 29 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington DC (booth #444).

More than a simple LED light source, the Intelligent Lighting System comprises smart, LED-based fixtures — all with integrated occupancy sensors and intelligence — wirelessly networked and centrally managed. At the Technology Showcase Digital Lumens will display the latest addition to this system — an enhanced LED-based fixture with integrated daylight harvesting capabilities. These new fixtures automatically adjust light output in response to available ambient light, ensuring consistent light levels and even light distribution across an entire facility.

The Intelligent Lighting System reduces industrial facilities’ lighting-related energy use by up to 90%. These levels of energy savings far exceed what can be achieved with simple LEDs alone because the system intelligently delivers the right amount of light precisely where and when needed in large facilities, where lights are typically on 24 x 7 regardless of need.

“Given the many, wide-ranging innovations being explored in energy today, it’s an honor for Digital Lumens to showcase our intelligent LED system alongside the nation’s most promising advancements in the sector,” said Tom Pincince, President and CEO of Digital Lumens. “Until the arrival of LEDs, lighting had been a stagnant technology with limited capability for control beyond on, off or dim. Digital Lumens has built a new generation of industrial lighting around LEDs as inherently controllable and efficient sources, delivering a complete system that intelligently responds to the environment and eliminates wasteful energy use.”

The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit is designed to bring together key players from across the energy ecosystem — researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate executives, and government officials — to share ideas for developing and deploying the next generation of energy technologies. More than 240 breakthrough technologies will be on display at the Technology Showcase, including ARPA-E grant winners, finalists and select organizations such as Digital Lumens. Additional information is available at .

About Digital Lumens Digital Lumens develops Intelligent LED Lighting Systems that are proven to reduce industrial customers’ lighting-related electricity expenses by up to 90%. With this System — smart lights, wirelessly networked together and centrally controlled — the company is defining a new class of networked LED lighting that maximizes both delivered light and energy efficiency. Digital Lumens has been recognized as a 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a 2011 Global Cleantech 100 Company. For more information, please visit .

The Southern Co-operative installs LED lights from Vision Accendo

The Southern Co-operative based in Portsmouth, Hampshire with over 157 retail stores trading across 10 counties in the South of England wanted to improve its lighting quality and save electricity. In July 2010 Vision Accendo, LED Lighting specialist based in Eastleigh in Hampshire. in conjunction with IDC Electrical and dci Refrigeration, worked with The Southern Co-operative to investigate new LED lighting technologies to reducing carbon emissions while improving the lighting quality in their stores.

From site surveys at selected outlets, Vision Accendo created a lighting design using only LED lights. Vision Accendo had to select suitable lighting for a variety of settings, including open retail spaces, food display, and refrigeration units, and outdoor areas. The objective, besides reducing power costs, was to maintain existing lux levels in each store while improving color rendering. After discussions with Vision Accendo’s suppliers The Southern Co-operative selected discussed the installation requirements with IDC and dci and then completed our final design. The design used 20 watt LED Tubes, 40 watt LED Downlights, LED Emergency lights, LED 2D lights, LED Modular lights and External LED Floods. 

Vision Accendo presented the company’s ideas to Steve Tremlett and his colleagues, Gary Taylor and Scott Fisher, who approved the design and then selected two stores, one in Bristol and one in Portsmouth, to use as pilot sites to prove our assumptions and get staff feedback. The lights were installed between October and November 2010. Feedback from the staff at these stores was very positive and the quality of the lighting was as expected, as were the carbon reductions and power savings. We therefore agreed a roll out plan for existing and new shops to be fitted with Vision Accendo’s LED lights throughout 2011. 

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Since November 2010 all of The Southern Co-operative’s new stores and refits – around 29 stores – have been lit by LEDs and the roll out is due to continue throughout 2012 and 2013.

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