Seattle – September 18, 2009. Evluma Clearlight 40W LED replacement lamp for NEMA Type V lighting applications has been approved for a Custom Project Proposal Incentive from Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Incentives will be based on energy saved by installation of the Clearlight in lighting applications currently served by 70-150W High Pressure Sodium (HPS) and 50-175W Mercury Vapor (MV) lamps.
BPA customers may submit a Custom Project Proposal through the PTR system. General Pacific, Inc. (GenPac), Evluma’s exclusive distributor throughout most of the BPA coverage area, is ready to assist utilities and municipalities in completing their rebate proposals.
“Evluma, GenPac and BPA have worked together with a number of co-ops in the BPA service area to bring this together,” said Rick Hall, CEO of GenPac. “We believe that between the incentive, energy savings and the long life of the Clearlight, the utilities will receive excellent value for their dollars spent.” While the Clearlight is a direct screw-in replacement, additional energy savings can be obtained by wiring around the ballast. GenPac plans to retrofit the NEMA Type 5 fixtures with the Evluma lamp prior to shipping, at no extra charge.
“Evluma is very pleased with the support it has received from both BPA and GenPac in securing this rebate program,” said David Tanonis, VP of Sales & Marking at Evluma. “Evluma encourages all of BPA’s customers to contact their BPA representative and their GenPac sales person to take advantage of this program.” Evluma also points out that a Clearlight installation program provides a hedging strategy for utilities that might face unfavorable future Tier 2 power acquisition costs.
With a power factor of ≥ 0.9 and a custom designed internal LED driver taking the place of the fixture’s legacy ballast, the Clearlight uses 75% less electricity than a 175W MV lamp, says Evluma. An active cooling system keeps the thermal junction temperature low, resulting in long life and delivering an estimated L70 at 70,000 hours or longer. Its long lifetime, 3-4x longer than the MV and HPS technology it replaces, means fewer maintenance visits. The Clearlight is Mercury-free. Dark sky friendly, the lamp’s designed light cut-off reduces light pollution.
GenPac has stock of both the standard and the wide angle lamps for immediate delivery. Please contact your sales representative for pricing.
About General Pacific
General Pacific (GenPac) is one of the leading wholesale stocking distributors in the Northwest region of the United States. GenPac has been serving utilities in the Northwest since 1965. We enjoy offering the finest products available to the finest people, our customers.
The Bonneville Power Administration, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Energy. BPA serves the Pacific Northwest through operating an extensive electricity transmission system and marketing wholesale electrical power at cost from federal dams, one non-federal nuclear plant and other nonfederal hydroelectric and wind energy generation facilities. BPA aims to be a national leader in providing high reliability, low rates consistent with sound business principles, responsible environmental stewardship and accountability to the region.
Evluma is a division of Express Imaging Systems, LLC a company with over 150 years of combined experience developing lighting applications for photographic equipment and the photofinishing industry. Formed in 2008, Evluma is committed to developing environmentally low impact lighting solutions that are affordable and long lasting.