MaxLite HighMax® High Output CFL Lamps Used in Retrofit Project for JetBlue Airways Hangar and Training Center


Orlando, Florida - To provide a significant energy savings with optimal lighting quality, JetBlue Airways selected MaxLite's HighMax® High Output compact fluorescent (CFL) lamps for a series of retrofit projects in its Orlando-based hangar and training center. MaxLite® is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of the award-winning MaxLED® line of innovative LED luminaires and lamps.

"The JetBlue hangar and training center provided an outstanding opportunity to utilize our HighMax High Output CFLs in a variety of applications," explained Bill Masi, MaxLite Vice President of Sales East. "The new lamps are energy efficient, high quality and will reduce lighting maintenance."

With maintained lumens and crisp color rendering throughout the long 10,000-hour lifetime of the bulbs, MaxLite's HighMax CFLs were ideal for JetBlue's retrofit high-wattage applications. These self-ballasted lamps are constructed with an industry-leading large, solid aluminum heat sink for cool operation and high-heat fluorescent U-bend tubes for optimized strength and longevity. The higher wattage models have an on-board internal cooling fan that helps maintain lumen output, color rendering, and reduced wattage consumption.

Inside the JetBlue Airways Hangar, 75 HighMax 200-watt CFL lamps were used to replace 75 1000-watt metal halide lamps in the high bay fixtures. Offering a substantial energy savings, the new luminaires were installed in the sheet metal shop, the seat shop that repairs airplane seats, and the area used for preparing engines for replacements. In addition, 29 HighMax 200-watt CFL fixtures were also selected to replace 29 1000-watt metal halide fixtures over the apron, in front of the hangar where employees work on the aircraft.

Also offering a significant savings on energy consumption, 50 HighMax 60-watt CFL lamps were used to replace 50 400-watt metal halide lamps in the parking lot that is used by employees who work in the hangar and training center. The HighMax lamps, which are heavy-duty for long durability in outdoor applications, were retrofitted in fixtures attached to 20-foot poles.

Replacing 30 200-watt metal halide lamps, 30 of MaxLite's energy saving, HighMax 40-watt CFL lamps were supplied and installed in wall mounted fixtures over the doorways outside of the crew training center and hangar facility.

City Electric of Orlando specified the MaxLite lamps, which completed a multitude of tests and conversions by JetBlue Airways, according to R.J. Jobman, Facility Supervisor and Safety Liaison, Corporate Real Estate for JetBlue. Larry Meadows, a lighting sales rep for Dynamic Sales Associates, Inc., represented MaxLite during the project.

In addition to their energy efficiency, HighMax CFL lamps will save a substantial amount of maintenance time and costs.

About JetBlue

According to JetBlue Airways, the New York-based company has created a new airline category based on value, service and style. In 2010, the carrier ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among the Low-Cost Carriers in North America" by J.D. Power and Associates, customer satisfaction recognition received for the sixth consecutive year. Known for its award-winning service and free TV, as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers super-spacious "Even More Legroom" seats.

JetBlue is also America's first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue's control. Visit www.jetblue.com/promise for details. JetBlue serves 64 cities with more than 600 daily flights. Later this year JetBlue plans to introduce service to Anchorage, Alaska and Martha's Vineyard, Mass. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required. For information call +1 800 538 2583 from the U.S.A., +1 801 365 2525 from Latin America, TTY/TDD +1 800 336 5530, or visit www.jetblue.com.

About City Electric Supply

City Electric Supply is a family owned electrical wholesale business dedicated to providing the best service and support for customers in the residential, commercial, and industrial markets, since 1951. Even though the company now employs more than 8,600 people in more than 1,259 locations around the world, the company's values have stayed the same. City Electric believes in local people building relationships with customers and providing them with the products and services that they need. Each branch is given the autonomy to price and stock items based on their customers needs. The Orlando branch is located at 1130 South Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805. Tel. (407) 425-7333.

About Dynamic Sales Associates

Founded in 1993, Dynamic Sales Associates, Inc. (DSA) is a manufacturers' representative sales organization serving Florida's electrical commercial & industrial, and electrical utility markets. While representing some of the highest quality manufacturers in the electrical industry, the company works closely with the OEM, engineering, utility, contractor and export communities to bring them quality products and solutions. With offices throughout Florida, DSA is a professional, creative and ethical sales organization that takes a win-win, long-term relationship approach to serving its customers and manufacturer partners.

About MaxLite (www.maxlite.com)

Inheriting global manufacturing and marketing expertise that dates back to 1955, MaxLite was one of the first movers into LED technology in the industry. Committed to energy efficiency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2009, MaxLite established the MaxLED® brand, an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures featuring innovative LED luminaires and lamps using the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, ranging from the award-winning Flat Panel collection, to the best-selling outdoor lineup, Plug-and-Play light bars and lamps.

Out of the company's distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, California and distribution and product assembly center in West Caldwell, New Jersey, MaxLite ships products within the continental United States within one to three days on standard orders. Through MaxLite's innovative research and development capabilities in its California office, MaxLite continues to be at the forefront of energy efficient technologies. For more information about MaxLite and its products, call 800-555-5629, fax 973-244-7333, email info@maxlite.com, or tweet us at https://twitter.com/maxlitenewsroom.

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