FIU Solar Decathlon Team Chooses Halo LED
Industry leader Cooper Lighting provided Halo 4 inch and 6 inch LED recessed downlights to Florida International University’s (FIU) Solar Decathlon team. The energy-efficient products were included in FIU’s perFORM[D]ance House design concept featured in this year’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC.
Tasked with designing and building an innovative and efficient solar home, the team quickly settled on features like a rainwater collection system and northward facing glass doors. With the help of Cooper Lighting, the team selected Halo H7 LED Downlights and Halo H4 LED Downlights to illuminate all interior spaces and keep overall energy costs down.
“Our goal with the lighting was to choose a product that offered a neutral color temperature to match the white ceiling, walls, panels, and cabinetry around the house,” said Orlando Leone of FIU’s Solar Decathlon team. “And since the competition focuses on developing a final product that uses minimal energy, we needed an extremely efficient solution. The Halo lighting fixtures that Cooper provided were a perfect fit and helped to provide the exact look and efficiency rating we hoped to achieve.”
Halo LED recessed downlights offer long life (50,000 hours), high efficacy, and an energy savings of about 78% compared to a traditional 65W incandescent. The fixtures are available in a variety of styles and finishes and offer a choice of four color temperatures.
“As a company, we have been promoting green, efficient solutions for a long time and were pleased when the FIU Solar Decathlon team selected our Halo LED downlighting products,” said Mark Eubanks, president of Cooper Lighting. “We congratulate the FIU team and all of those participating in this year’s Solar Decathlon and hope that the homes engineered at the event may someday become reality.”
Congratulations to the team from the University of Maryland, winners of the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011! Check out their project details and videos from all the houses at www.solardecathlon.gov.