Cooper Lighting Partners with Utility to Promote LED Retrofit Downlights
Industry leader Cooper Lighting announced that it has partnered with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) and nine local electrical distributors to promote the use of Energy Star-qualified LED lighting in homes. Through its Residential Energy Efficient Lighting Program, LIPA’s 1.1 million customers can purchase the universal All-Pro LED Retrofit Recessed Downlight at a deeply discounted price through November 2011.
LIPA is the second largest municipal electric utility in the nation in terms of electric revenues, third largest in terms of customers served, and the seventh largest in terms of electricity delivered.
With an LED module and recessed trim, this energy-efficient product is on display at nine Long Island electrical distributors. Cooper Lighting offers a broad selection of recessed downlights including the first Energy Star-qualified LED downlight and high-performance architectural products.
“Lighting can account for up to 15 percent of the average electric bill, mostly due to the use of inefficient fixtures and light bulbs,” said LIPA’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Hervey. “Energy Star-qualified LED lighting can use up to 75 percent less energy and lasts at least 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs. We continue to assist and encourage customers to replace inefficient lighting with new LED technology at a reduced cost, which in turn will result in lower electric use and lower bills for our customers.
Cooper Lighting’s All-Pro LED Retrofit Recessed Downlight fixture is designed to fit into both 5-inch and 6-inch standard and shallow recessed housings by Halo, All-Pro, or compatible recessed housings. Meeting today’s stringent Energy Star requirements, the product consumes less than 15 watts and delivers more than 600 lumens (comparable in light output and light distribution to a 65-watt BR30 incandescent lamp) and is designed to last 50,000 hours, or more than 20 years when used 6 hours per day. To save additional energy, the product can also be dimmed. Based on those figures, replacing one incandescent light bulb can easily save hundreds of dollars over the life of the fixture.
The Cooper All-Pro LED downlight also provides a warm white color of 3000K. Installation is accomplished quickly by simply screwing the adapter into the existing recessed downlight socket.
“As homeowners become more receptive to new lighting technologies, they not only want energy-efficient solutions, but high-quality, reliable ones,” said Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks. “Cooper Lighting’s All-Pro LED Retrofit Recessed Downlight meets these needs by using tested LED technology to achieve the savings and quality of light that homeowners desire.”
Not all LED lighting fixtures perform to Energy Star standards. To qualify for Energy Star, LED lighting products must pass a variety of tests to prove that the products will perform in terms of brightness, consistency, color quality, efficacy, instant-on, and dimming quality. Manufacturers must provide a 3 year minimum warranty on ENERGY STAR-qualified LED fixtures.
Since 1999, the LIPA program has experienced success marketing Energy Star-qualified lighting products. LIPA continues to expand the lighting products promoted through its Residential Energy Efficient Products Program as well as its Commercial program.