Lighting Science Group Rocks the House of Blues Studio with Ultra-Efficient LED Lighting

First Studio to Install LED Lighting to Reduce Energy Cost and Heat

Jun 01, 2010, 14:22 ET from Lighting Science

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The House of Blues Recording Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, known for recording hit records by superstar artists' Miley Cyrus, Rascal Flatts, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Kid Rock and 3 Doors Down, just became cooler—and more efficient—with the installation of LED lighting built in the USA by Lighting Science Group.  The studio replaced their traditional light bulbs with Lighting Science Group's new DEFINITY LED bulbs that are 80% more efficient and give off 80% less heat.

"In the studio business, we are always looking for ways to save energy and Lighting Science Group's DEFINITY LED line was the perfect solution," said Mike Paragone, Studio Manager of the House of Blues. "Not only have we cut our lighting energy cost by close to 80%, we have also greatly reduced the studio's heat load, which was substantial before with the traditional bulbs and studio equipment.  In fact, one artist recently told me to turn the thermostat up—that almost never happens!"  

Unlike compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), the Lighting Science DEFINITY LED bulbs contain no mercury, are completely recyclable, offer outstanding light quality, and will last close to 9 years based on normal business operation of 16 hours a day, 365 days a year. To ensure performance and reliability, the DEFINITY LED line was tested under the rigorous LM-79 process by an independent laboratory approved by the U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program. Those test results show that the DEFINITY LED bulbs outperform competing products on the market.

"In a studio, maintenance means downtime and downtime means money, but with a bulb that last almost a decade we no longer need to worry about this problem," added Paragone.  "We are very impressed with the output and quality of the installed DEFINITY bulbs and with an internal rate of return of 99% this was a no brainer."  

"The DEFINITY LED line makes it easy for businesses to save green by buying green—without sacrificing lighting quality," said Zach Gibler, Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science Group. "This is a great success story and I really appreciate the help of Ron Lusk, Lighting Science Group's former Chairman and CEO and founder of Lumetech, and Marc Harris, Managing Partner of Harcong, LLC, for helping put this deal together."

The DEFINITY line of LED light bulbs are being offered through lighting distributors and directly by Lighting Science Group with a starting suggested retail price of $20.  To find your nearest sales location, go to: http://www.lsgc.com/contact-us/manufacturers-sales-representatives.

About the House of Blues Studios

House of Blues Studios is a family of world-class facilities with locations in Encino, Nashville and Memphis. Owned by Tennessee native Gary Belz, HOB Nashville is a member of the Kiva family of recording studios, an award-winning group with locations in Nashville, Memphis and Los Angeles. Hit albums from such artists as Faith Hill, Collective Soul, the Wallflowers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Puff Daddy, Janet Jackson, Matchbox Twenty, Tela, Goo Goo Dolls, Keb' Mo', and many others have been recorded within its walls. More information about House of Blues Studio is available at www.houseofbluesstudios.com.

About Harcong:

Harcong is an energy-efficient marketing company based in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The company has a focus on upgrading municipalities and businesses to status "green" through the marketing of its energy-efficient program GLIS [Green Lighting Instant Savings].  www.harcong.com

About Lumetech:

Lumetech Group is a Dallas, Texas based company specializing in the analysis, implementation and installation of sophisticated lighting systems for extended usage corporate and industrial applications - utilizing products from the most advanced manufacturers in the market today.

Lumetech is owned and operated by business people with broad financial experience and extensive knowledge in the emergence and use of new technology lighting products. Lumetech enjoys a national customer base that includes Fortune 500 corporations and large scale real estate and industrial property entities.  http://lumetech.com

About Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSCG.PK) designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. LSG offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. LSG's Custom Solutions business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. LSG is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; LSG's Custom Solutions business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; LSG's European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, LSG has sales offices in Tokyo, Japan, Buckinghamshire, England and Sydney, Australia. LSG has over 200 workers in its Satellite Beach, Florida manufacturing facility building LED lighting products from domestic and imported parts. LSG is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about LSG is available at www.lsgc.com.

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