SARASOTA, Fla., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunovia Energy Technologies, a LED lighting company (OTC BB: SUNV) has announced today that it has received certification from DesignLight Consortium (DLC) for its EvoLucia ™ LED cobra head and shoebox fixtures in the Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires category.
EvoLucia's LED cobra head and shoebox fixtures are designed with Sunovia's award winning Aimed Optics™ platform. This technology creates uniformity in light on the ground by directing the LEDs as opposed to its competitors that bend the light through a light-bar system. The certification from the DLC will open up additional opportunities for Sunovia's LED fixtures by allowing its customers and suppliers to receive incentives from state and utility energy programs.
David Martin, VP of Engineering stated, "The Design Light Consortium has established a set of performance requirements for luminaire manufacturers that are not covered by the ENERGY STAR™ requirements. This has led to higher quality LED lighting products being created which demonstrate improved electrical performance, improved uniformity in photometric characteristics, and a more stringent definition of product lifetimes." Martin added, "With the DLC certifications in place not only does Sunovia have an advantage in the global marketplace but our customers will be able to benefit not only from the longevity of our products but the cost savings associated with better performance."
The DLC was formed in an alliance with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and the Lighting Research Center to provide a means for manufacturers to submit their product specifications and have them evaluated among various state and utility standards around the country. Currently, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ENERGY STAR™ program does not have a rating for LED products such as the cobra head or shoebox fixtures. The DLC has taken the initiative to fill the void until standards are implemented by ENERGY STAR™. DOE's team is working with the DLC to develop the Qualified Products List (QPL) and procedures. Members of the DLC expect the products from their QPL to eventually be integrated into the ENERGY STAR™ list once subsequent categories are added.
About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.
Sunovia Energy Technologies is a LED lighting company that designs, engineers, manufactures and markets LED lighting components and fixtures to the global lighting industry. Sunovia was recently awarded the United States Department of Energy's highest award for lighting within the LED category, and has installed thousands of its fixtures at military bases, universities, municipalities, and large commercial entities. Sunovia's LED lighting products are sold under the brand, EvoLucia Lighting (www.evolucialighting.com).
All EvoLucia products offer highly energy efficient, durable, commercial-grade LED lighting for outdoor applications, including parking garages, streets/highways, parking lots, landscaping and more. The company's award winning cobra head and shoe box fixtures employ EvoLucia's proprietary Aimed Optics™ technology, which increases light levels and visibility by strategically directing light to the target area. EvoLucia fixtures require 50%-80% less energy than traditional lighting, and last for approximately 12 years without maintenance.
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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