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Lighting Science Group Helps Sprouts Farmers Market Go Green with Ultra-Efficient LED Lighting

2011/10/1 15:16:34

Incorporating its company mission to help Americans lead healthier and longer lives, all while spending considerably less, the newest Sprouts Farmers Market location (Lakewood, California) will install Lighting Science Group's /quotes/zigman/498669 LSCG -2.57% high-performance and ultra-efficient LED bulbs to illuminate a 90-foot wall mural. Lighting Science Group's LED bulbs will replace uneconomical 70W ceramic metal halide (CMH) bulbs, reducing the mural's wattage by 279 watts for a total electrical savings of 40% and an additional 12% in HVAC savings.

"Sprouts Farmers Market prides itself on the ability to provide customers across the United States with opportunities to go green by specializing in locally sourced, farm fresh produce offered at attractive price points. In this way, we've built our business on the premise that sustainability should be the norm, and not the exception," said Jerry Stutler, Sprouts' vice president of construction & facility engineering. "And so, the use of Lighting Science Group's products was natural, as it afforded yet another way to integrate our company's values into our operations. By installing their efficient and long-lasting LED lighting we will reduce stress on the state's energy infrastructure, save maintenance cost, and brighten our shopping experience--Sprouts is doing the right thing for the planet by doing the right thing for its customers."

The Lakewood, California, location will use Lighting Science Group's ultra-efficient Definity PAR 38 LED bulbs to illuminate its flagship mural. ENERGY STAR® approved, the company's LED bulbs will significantly reduce power consumption, increase maintenance savings, and boasting a lifespan of 50,000 hours. Whereas the previously installed CMH bulbs required replacements every 2-3 years, Lighting Science Group's LED lamps have a lifespan of almost 12 years.

"The advent of advanced LED lighting solutions has transformed sustainability initiatives from 'feel good' ventures to practical pathways for businesses to significantly reduce their maintenance, replacement and energy costs," said Jim Haworth, chief executive officer of Lighting Science Group. "With Lighting Science Group LED bulbs, businesses and home-owners alike can do their part to help the environment, and at the same time significantly reduce their energy cost."

About Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group Corporation /quotes/zigman/498669 LSCG -2.57% designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group 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. Lighting Science Group's Advanced Projects Group business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; the Company's European operations are based in Middelburg, The Netherlands; and, the Company has a sales office in Sydney, Australia. Lighting Science Group employs approximately 600 workers building lighting products from domestic and imported parts. Lighting Science Group is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about Lighting Science Group is available at .

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