Evolucia Inc., a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of LED (light emitting diode) lighting products, launches its next generation of LED replacement roadway luminaires. The new Evolucia G2 Aimed Optics™ LED Cobra Head Roadway Luminaires offer substantially increased light efficacy when compared to traditional lighting technologies such as high intensity discharge (HID).
“The G2 Evolucia Aimed Optics™ Cobra Head Roadway Luminaire packages high quality illumination, long life and extraordinary energy efficiency — a breakthrough performance, at up to 100 lumens per watt, up to 66% energy savings and a lifetime of over 10 years allowing us to aggressively and quickly fulfill a growing market demand for brighter, safer, low maintenance LED lighting that will change the way we light roadways, highways and streets worldwide,” said Mel Interiano , CEO, Evolucia Inc., “Additionally, our new warranty underscores our confidence in the technical superiority of our product development, manufacturing and quality control. Our G2 Cobra Head Roadway Luminaires are built using only the highest quality and best performing LEDs and drivers — allowing us to stand behind these and future products with an industry-leading standard material and parts 10 year warranty.”
The new Evolucia G2 line of LED Cobra Head fixtures is available in 100 watt, 150 watt, 200 watt and 400 watt HID replacement configurations with energy savings ranging from 57% to 66% depending on the input wattages. The product family is available in 4000K and 5000K color temperatures and exhibit a CRI of >70.
Evolucia roadway, area, garage and parking lot lighting provide optimum energy savings, excellent color rendition and long life. The new Evolucia G2 line of fixtures has an unprecedented 6 mounting height which dramatically reduces the cost of new installations, and improves the lighting performance of retrofit installations. Evolucia products are designed to optimize product performance with the company’s innovative Aimed Optics photometric design delivering 15% more light on the road when compared to competing LED fixtures. The G2 product is a completely integrated lighting system. By optimizing the photometrics of the lighting fixture, light is delivered precisely to the area being targeted, with minimal spill and waste. Evolucia LEDs reduce unnecessary glare and the products’ light uniformity increase needed visibility in parking lots and on roadways. The optimum luminaire design and improvements address the thermal management of LED generated heat extending life ratings and providing light output that exceeds industry standards.
All Evolucia LED Cobra Head products operate with Aimed Optics technology. The Evolucia Cobra Head received the award for Best Outdoor Streetlight, 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. This recognition provides the highest industry validation of Evolucia’s Aimed Optics technology. In Europe, Evolucia technology was recognized by the Commission of the COMPETITION FOR THE BEST PRODUCT in the 19th International Fair of Lighting Equipment LIGHT 2011 for the LED lamp Cobra Head. Evolucia technology also received the Leader of Sustainable Development Award, during the 5th Economic Forum “Energy and Environment” in Warsaw, Poland.
“Because the light stays only where it is needed, light glare and spillage that negatively impact neighboring buildings or adjacent parcels of land do not occur,” said Woody Smith , Chief Technical Officer, Evolucia Inc. “Wildlife areas that are near streets or highways remain in the dark preserving the natural habitat and communities can reclaim ‘starry nights’ as Evolucia Aimed Optics keeps light from polluting the dark sky.”
With more than 50 million* cobra head roadway lights across all wattage offerings in the U.S. market alone, the environmental impact of retrofitting traditional roadway lighting with the Evolucia Aimed Optics product has the potential of dramatically changing energy consumption patterns of America’s roadway lighting infrastructure.
According to Smith, “For example, there are 15 million 400 watt cobra head fixtures in the U.S., if we use the 400 watt LED replacement fixture, we can save as much as 250 watts of power per streetlight — this is about 1000 kWh per year or one barrel of oil for every two lights. If we replaced all 15 million lights in the US market, that would equal more than 7 million barrels of oil and eliminate 10 million metric tons of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere. The energy savings would be enough to power more than 1 million American households. Just imagine the impact if we could replace all 50 million roadway lights.”
The new Evolucia Cobra Head LED luminaires’ extreme long life, at over 10 years, also delivers financial savings by offsetting maintenance costs. A decrease in road crews, less traffic interruptions and fewer traffic accidents and fatalities associated with maintenance operations not only positively impact the bottom line but also help create a safer transportation network for work crews and travelers alike.
The G2 Cobra Head LED luminaire family has been redesigned making the system lighter in weight and easy to access. Also, a 4-bolt mounting system is included allowing the fixture to be installed by one person saving both time and maintenance costs.
*Navigant Consulting, Inc. prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, January, 2011.