ALSIP, Illinois ( March 29, 2013 ) — Litetronics® International, a leading global manufacturer of innovative, energy-efficient long-life lighting products, announced that Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier has purchased several hundred of their energy-efficient LED PARFECTION™ bulbs for use in lighting their three floors of exhibits and activity areas that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content for children, their families and caregivers. One of Chicago’s top cultural attractions, and one of the most visited children’s museums in the country, the museum serves more than 450,000 on-site visitors annually.
The museum had been using Litetronics 85 Watt long-life 5,000-hour Halogen PAR38 bulbs, and replaced them with 15 Watt PAR38 LED PARFECTION bulbs with a 50,000-hour life — for a huge savings in energy costs and bulb replacement costs. The LED PARFECTION bulbs feature the patented Thermal Breeze™ Cooling System, which allows more air flow to the LEDs and cooler overall operation for longer life without moving parts or fans – enabling the exceptionally long 50,000 hour bulb life, with extremely high Lumen Maintenance, and extremely low Color Shift over time. These bulbs also weigh approximately 40% less than most competitive LED PAR bulbs, so they don’t weigh-down track heads, and their efficient shape and dimensions enable them to easily fit in recessed fixtures and replace Halogen PAR bulbs. Unlike most competitive LED PAR bulbs, there are no ugly cooling “fins” on the exterior of the bulbs – providing appearance benefits in lighting applications where the bulbs are visible to the public.
These bulbs are ENERGY STAR® qualified, which enabled the museum to qualify for a ComEd Utility rebate to offset a portion of the up-front cost of the bulbs.
About LITETRONICS International, Inc.
Headquartered in Alsip, Illinois, near Chicago, and privately-held for 42 years, Litetronics International is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, energy-efficient long-life lighting products. Litetronics developed the first commercial long-life 20,000 hour Incandescent lamp in 1976, the first long-life 5,000 hour Halogen lamp in 1989, the first Spiral-shaped Compact Fluorescent Lamp (CFL) in 1995, the first Cold Cathode CFL in standard bulb shape in 2003, the first CFL with only 1 mg of mercury in 2006, and today offers the only energy-efficient LED bulbs with the patented Thermal Breeze™ cooling system with no moving parts or fans – enabling long 50,000 hour bulb life, extremely high Lumen Maintenance, and extremely low Color Shift over time. For more information, visit www.litetronics.com or call 1-800-860-3392.