MaxLite Introduces The Wet-Listed Marquee LED Lamp For Outdoor Signage Applications At Hotels And Casinos
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, August 22 2014 @ 03:50 PM EDT
Generating significant reductions in energy costs and power consumption for the hospitality market, MaxLite introduces the Wet-Listed Marquee LED Lamp. The 2.5-watt LED lamp is ETL wet-listed and designed to replace inefficient incandescent and cold-cathode fluorescent (CCFL) lamps for outdoor signage applications at hotels, casinos, restaurants, resorts and amusement parks.
“Converting from incandescent or CCFL lamps to our latest LED marquee replacement lamp will reap major benefits for facility managers and owners,” said Product Marketing Manager Alex Truong. “For today’s green-conscious consumer, the LED lamp offers 50 times the lifetime of a standard incandescent and is constructed without hazardous materials, unlike the CCFL.”
MaxLite’s new LED Marquee Lamp uses a nominal 2.5 watts as a retrofit for standard incandescent, which consumes 11 watts, and CCFLs that typically consume three watts. This conversion can result in an immediate reduction in power consumption by 16 to 77 percent, or more. Additionally, while incandescent lamps produce a tremendous amount of heat, the LED lamp produces minimal heat during operation and reduces cooling costs in indoor applications.
The LED lamp offers a lifetime that is 50 times longer than the average life of an incandescent lamp (1,000 hours) and 64 percent longer than the life of a CCFL (18,000 hours at L50 standards). For example, if 1,000 11-watt incandescent marquee lamps were replaced with an equal amount of 2.5-watt LED Marquee Lamps, the facility owner would save 425,000 kilowatt (kWh) of energy and $133,650 in energy and maintenance costs over the L70-rated 50,000 hour lifetime of the LED product. This estimation is based on kWh energy rate of $.13 and a maintenance cost of $.60 per lamp replaced.
Constructed for optimal thermal management that extends life and lumen output, the LED marquee lamp offers the same warm color and brightness as incandescent lamps. At a similar price point to the CCFL counterpart, the LED lamp is a more efficient and constructed without mercury, UV radiation or heavy metals.
The warm white LED marquee lamp switches on instantly to full brightness, an important element of hotel and casino outdoor signage lighting that can be linked together, alternately rotated or programmed for chasing applications. Available in clear or frosted styles, the lamp is designed with a collimator that projects an omnidirectional lighting pattern, including backwards. The LED lamp operates on 120-volt electrical systems.
View the product page at http://www.maxlite.com/products/marquee-bulb and high-resolution images at http://www.maxlite.com/PDFs/PR/PRkit/MaxLED_LEDWetMarquee.jpg.zip.
About MaxLite (www.maxlite.com)
MaxLite has been committed to providing energy-efficient lighting products for more than 20 years, and was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. An ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, MaxLite established the MaxLED brand, an extensive line of state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor lighting lamps and luminaires. Through MaxLite’s innovative research and development capabilities in its California office and product assembly center in New Jersey, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy-efficient technologies. For more information, call 800-555-5629, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.