SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 22 Sunovia(R) Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV) today announced the successful installation of their EvoLucia(TM)-brand LED lighting fixtures at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota.
Sarasota Memorial, the second-largest public hospital in Florida, replaced 250-watt metal halide cobra head lights in its parking lot with 75-watt EvoLucia(TM)-brand LED cobra head lights, reducing electricity use by 67 percent. The hospital also recently installed 24-watt EvoLucia UTL-1 utility spotlights on the grounds to improve visibility at night. The spotlights replaced 250-watt metal halide light sources as well, resulting in approximately 90 percent reduction in energy use for those applications.
The new EvoLucia LED lights are completely maintenance-free, requiring no lamp replacements for more than 12 years of nighttime use, dramatically reducing the high constant expense of replacing lamps and ballasts in older technologies.
"The new LED lamps are more cost-efficient, but more than that, they will improve the security of our campus by providing longer-lasting coverage and cleaner, whiter lighting for improved visibility at night," said Sarasota Memorial Public Safety Director Mickey Watson. "Our older lights required considerably more maintenance and subsequent costs for replacement parts."
Many cities, campuses and corporations throughout the country are actively retrofitting high-watt, high-intensity discharge ("HID"), incandescent and even fluorescent lights with LEDs. Sunovia recently announced the installation of EvoLucia LED cobra head lights at Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C. and throughout the town of Fairview, TX.
"The cost and energy-saving benefits of LED lighting are undeniable," said Sunovia Director of Sales and Marketing Ed Kramer. "LED lighting is no longer the 'future' of lighting; the technology is here now, and Sunovia is advancing it every day to deliver products that are unmatched in performance, quality and durability."
Further information about the Sarasota Memorial Hospital lighting retrofit, and about Sunovia's EvoLucia-brand LED indoor and outdoor lighting products, may be obtained by contacting the company directly at: Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc., 6408 Parkland Drive, Suite 104, Sarasota, FL 34243. Telephone: (941) 751-6800. Fax: (941) 751-3583. E-mail: email@example.com. Visit Sunovia on the World Wide Web at: www.sunoviaenergy.com and www.evolucialighting.com.
About Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.
Sunovia Energy Technologies is a Sarasota, FL-based company that commercializes and markets products within the LED lighting and solar markets that reduce carbon emissions, promote national security and preserve the environment. Sunovia owns the exclusive marketing rights to products produced by EPIR Technologies, Inc., including infrared sensors and devices for the civilian and military night vision markets.
Sunovia's LED lighting technologies are among the most cost and energy-efficient in the world, and are marketed under the brand name EvoLucia(TM) (www.evolucialighting.com).
Sunovia owns a significant equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR Technologies, Inc., the pioneer of single crystal II-VI solar modules and a global leader in the field of IR sensors and IR imaging. EPIR's collective infrared knowledge and experience is believed to exceed that of any company in the world. Its founder, Chairman and CEO Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan, is a recognized world leader in HgCdTe growth.
EPIR holds the patent for growing CdTe directly on a Si readout integrated circuit, for which the company developed a manufacturing capability with Congressional support. Sunovia and EPIR co-own the solar technologies and solar products that are developed under the Exclusive Partnership Agreement. The Partners have a network of close collaborative relationships, including the Army Research Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Night Vision Electronic Sensors Directorate, BAE Systems, and other laboratories around the world.
More information about the exclusive partnership between Sunovia and EPIR is available in Sunovia's Securities and Exchange filings at www.sec.gov, or at the partners' Web sites, www.sunoviaenergy.com and www.epir.com.
The Sunovia(TM) logo is a registered service mark of Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Sunovia Energy products and services and EvoLucia(TM) products and services are provided by Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc.
Some of the statements made by Sunovia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Sunovia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Sunovia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
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