RedBird LED Receives Second DesignLights Consortium Certification for LED Linear Replacement Lamps for their 18 watt Cardinal Linear Retrofit Product

Top Quote The DesignLights Consortium certified the 18 watt Cardinal LED Linear Replacement Lamp manufactured by RedBird LED. End Quote
  • Atlanta, GA (1888PressRelease) July 31, 2012 - RedBird LED Inc., an Atlanta, GA. firm that specializes in the design, manufacturing and distribution of high quality energy efficient LED linear lighting products for industrial and commercial applications, is pleased to announce their second certification by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) of their Cardinal™ LED Linear Retrofit products. In May, RedBird LED received certification by the DLC for their 22 watt LED Linear Replacement Lamp at both 4100K and 5000K CCTs. The RedBird LED 18 watt Cardinal™ LED Linear Replacement lamp has now also been certified by DLC as a Qualified Product.

    Culminating several years of development and testing, the Cardinal™ LED Linear Replacement Lamp has become both the first, second, and still the only LED tube light in the world to receive DLC Certification. With the recent addition of two more of RedBird LED's Linear Replacement Lamp products on the DLC Qualified Product List, it is noteworthy that they are all in the top 1% when it comes to efficacy. When the 12,160 LED lighting products on the DLC Qualified Product List are sorted for efficacy as measured in lumens/watt, the RedBird LED products come in with four out of the top twelve slots at 3rd, 7th, 10th and 12th highest efficacy.

    By establishing the Cardinal LED tube light's position on the Qualified Product List of the DLC, RedBird LED has ensured that these products will be eligible for all rebate programs currently in place among the DLC's membership and will facilitate rapid approval by other rebate sources as well. The DLC is the premier resource for high-quality review and certification of LED lighting products that are not covered under the Energy STAR designated categories. The DLC membership is a nationwide consortium of utilities, EMCs and energy-efficiency programs across the United States and Canada. For more information about the DesignLights Consortium please visit their website at

    The new DLC Certification covers the 18 watt models at both 4100K and 5000K CCTs. The 18 watt linear replacement lamp is the most popular model used for one to one fluorescent lighting retrofits of standard 32 watt T8 or 40 watt T12 fluorescent lamps. When retrofitting with a Cardinal LED tube the user will expect to save as much as 55% on their energy consumption when compared to a standard 40 watt T12 model or 40% on a 32 watt T8. With this level of savings and the rebates available, the customer can see paybacks as low as 9 months in many states. A tube-for-tube retrofit of 32 watt T8s lamps with our 18 watt linear replacement lamps typically delivers a 15-20% increase in measured lux levels, when before and after retrofit data is collected. These increased lighting levels provide optimal performance for most commercial office and retail settings.

    Jonathan Eppstein, President of RedBird LED commented, "While we were ecstatic to have been the first, and only LED Linear Replacement Lamp to have qualified for DLC Certification with our 22 watt product in May, the DLC Certification for our 18 watt lamp is an even more exciting event. We expect the DLC Certification of the 18 watt Cardinal Lamp to dramatically increase the adoption and deployment of this breakthrough product. Having both our 22 and 18 watt LED tubes on the DLC Qualified Product List solidifies our position as the market leader in this sector of the LED lighting industry."

    About the DLC -
    The DesignLights™ Consortium (DLC) is the premier resource for high- quality, energy efficient commercial lighting design and information. Members are utilities and energy-efficiency programs throughout the United States that offer financial incentives for solid-state lighting (SSL) fixtures. Members are interested in providing incentives for high-performing LED products which meet individual sponsor criteria. The DLC Qualified Product List is intended to ensure that only high-quality, high-performance, independently tested and verified LED products will be eligible for rebates from participating programs. The DLC has developed a list of qualifying products and for reference by the individual members for pre-qualifying a product for the various rebates programs available. All of the Members plan to use this list of eligible products to respond to customers or to direct them to products that meet their requirements.

    About RedBird LED -
    Redbird LED is an Atlanta based designer and manufacturer of LED linear lights. Their company mission is to focus exclusively on providing quality LED linear light solutions to their customers. Redbird LED's core technology is in their premier linear LED light , designed and engineered specifically for retrofits of traditional fluorescent tube lights.

    Contact: info ( @ ) redbirdled dot com 678-RED-BIRD (678-733-2473).

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