SARASOTA, Fla., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunovia Energy Technologies' (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV) EvoLucia LED Cobra Head SCHX5 was given the award for Best Outdoor Street Light, in its class, by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in the 2010 Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid State Lighting Design Competition. Sunovia has once again proven that the EvoLucia Aimed Optics™ technology can outperform the industry Goliaths.
This recognition provides the highest lighting industry validation of EvoLucia's patent pending Aimed Optics™ technology. The SCHX5 outperformed its competition with an industry-high Fitted Target Efficacy (FTE) score of 57 putting the most footcandles on the ground, in the pattern required, with the best uniformity, using the fewest LEDs and the least power consumed. The FTE was developed by the Department of Energy for evaluating ENERGY STAR® outdoor roadway luminaire light performance.
The DOE, IALD and IES thoroughly evaluated five of EvoLucia's Aimed Optics ™ LED Cobra Head units. Their evaluation focused on the lowest glare, highest efficiency, best thermal management, highest uniformity and most efficient optics. After their intense evaluation, the EvoLucia SCHX5 was praised by the judges for its glare control, uniformity and efficacy. EvoLucia's SCHX5 LED was the only outdoor roadway/ parking luminaire in that category recognized with an award. In addition, the SCHX5 LED was selected to be a product that the judging panel would recommend to lighting specifiers.
Bob Fugerer, Chief Technology Officer of Sunovia, stated, "The entire team at EvoLucia applauds the DOE, IALD and IES for advancing the awareness and market-acceptance of innovative LED lighting technologies that are worthy of specification by lighting designers. There is no question that LEDs are setting new standards for general illumination lighting. We are delighted that the distinguished judging panel has recognized the pace-setting efficiencies in energy and light utilization that our Aimed Optics™ technology has made possible in next generation LED roadway and parking area luminaire design."
EvoLucia Aimed LED Lighting™ is not only more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly than many other light sources; it is also much more effective. Sunovia's proprietary optical light patterns allow for a 20 percent more efficient light while using 10 percent less energy than its LED competitors. Through EvoLucia's patent pending Aimed Optics™ technology, 10 percent less overall light is needed when the light is correctly focused on the target area, which allows for more efficient lighting solutions.
About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.
About EvoLucia and Aimed LED Lighting™
Sunovia's LED lighting division, EvoLucia, Inc. (www.evolucialighting.com), offers highly efficient, durable, commercial-grade LED lighting for outdoor applications, including parking garages, streets and highways, parking lots, landscaping and more. The Aimed LED lights employ EvoLucia's proprietary, patent-pending Aimed Optics™ technology, which strategically directs light to the target area and provides better illumination for less electricity.
More information about Sunovia Energy and its EvoLucia LED lighting subsidiary is available in the company's Securities and Exchange filings, which can be found at www.sec.gov or at www.sunoviaenergy.com.
Some of the statements made by Sunovia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Sunovia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Sunovia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
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