Press Release Summary:
RLL Stairwell LED Radius Wrap delivers efficacies of >100 lm/W and integrates occupancy sensor that further promotes energy conservation. When stairwells are empty, LED-based fixture dims light output by 50% to cut energy consumption in half while still providing base level of illumination as required by NFPA codes. DesignLights ConsortiumÂ® (DLC) and Lighting FactsÂ® listed product may also be implemented in hallways, restrooms, garages, and storage areas.
Original Press Release:
Energy-Efficient LED Stairwell Lighting Released
RLL Fixture From [P2] Saves Energy & Improves Safety In Stairwells
Yorba Linda, Calif. — A new LED based fixture from Precision-Paragon [P2] cuts energy and maintenance costs in stairwells, while improving safety. Today, the energy-efficient lighting manufacturer announced the release of the RLL Stairwell LED Radius Wrap.
"Many people underestimate the operating expense of stairwell lighting in commercial and industrial buildings," said Russell Price, [P2]'s director of engineering. "An average 50 story high-rise could house 600 individual stairwell fixtures, with an average annual energy cost of $75 to $100 per fixture."
The energy-efficient RLL Stairwell LED delivers efficacies of more than 100 lumens per watt. The fixture also offers additional energy savings with its integrated occupancy sensor. When stairwells are empty, RLL fixtures will dim their light output by 50%, cutting their energy consumption in half while still providing a base level of illumination as required by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes for stairwell illumination.
"With the fixture's efficient LED technology and occupancy sensor, the RLL can deliver significant energy savings," said Price. "In many installations, building owners who replace existing stairwell fixtures with RLLs can cut the energy costs for stairwell lighting by 70% or more."
While LED based fixtures have historically had higher initial costs than T8 fluorescent fixtures, that gap has nearly closed. The RLL’s added energy savings provide investment-grade paybacks. The RLL also provides a long lifespan that delivers substantial maintenance savings.
The RLL is both DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) and Lighting Facts® listed, and is eligible for energy-efficiency rebates in many parts of the country.
Building owners considering the RLL should take note of the increased safety offered by appropriate stairwell lighting. A 1999 study performed by the Pacific Institute of Research and Evaluation found that stair-related accidents cause an estimated $50-billion in damages every year in the United States. The RLL allows building owners to provide even, uniform lighting in their stairwells without sacrificing efficiency.
While the RLL is primarily designed for use in stairwells, it's also versatile enough to be considered for other applications, including hallways, restrooms, garages and storage areas just to name a few.
The RLL Stairwell LED Radius Wrap is available immediately from Precision-Paragon [P2] through its network of value added resellers. Technical information and ordering guides can be found at www.p-2.com, or by calling the [P2] Service Hub at (714) 386-5550.
About Precision-Paragon [P2]: For over 20 years, [P2] has made high-quality, indoor-and-outdoor light fixtures for a wide range of applications in retail, commercial and industrial spaces. [P2]’s energy-efficient lighting drastically cuts energy consumption, creating big cost savings and significant environmental benefits.
Over the last two decades, [P2] has earned a reputation for going the extra distance in customer support by producing high quality, American-made products. [P2] products are manufactured in Gainesville, Fla., Hudson, Wis., and at the company’s headquarters in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Web site: www.p-2.com