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Jul 30, 2008 9:15:00 AM
SARASOTA, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV), a renewable energy and energy conservation company, has announced the successful installation of its EvoLucia(TM) LED light engines at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. EvoLucia(TM) light engines are a total LED system solution integrating technologies proprietary to Sunovia, including LED thermal management, power conversion, and electro-optical and mechanical designs.
On July 16th, UNCW unveiled the new energy-efficient, environmentally friendly luminaires installed on the prestigious Chancellor's Walk. UNCW officials selected the Chancellor's Walk, which acts as the main pedestrian artery through campus, as the ideal location to reveal their campus-wide environmental impact program which is being implemented by UNCW Facility Manager Steve Pickard and UNCW's maintenance department.
The goals of the program include reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. By installing Sunovia's LED lighting, UNCW will enjoy a savings of more than $50,000 over the lifetime of the lights (approximately 50,000 hours when operated 12 hours a day). Additionally, carbon emissions will be reduced by 35,812 pounds per year, or $895 in cleanup costs (based on the $50-per-ton calculation specified in the McKinsey & Company greenhouse gas emissions study).
The new 48-watt luminaires replace single 150-watt high-pressure sodium luminaries, and were selected as alternatives to the twin 175-watt metal halide luminaires the University was originally considering. Beacon Products' LED optical and integration technology, coupled with EvoLucia's(TM) aggressive research and development in LED light sources, proved the possibility of providing light levels comparable to 175-watt Metal Halide sources while consuming one-fourth the energy. The nearly half-mile lighting system consumes less than 2000 watts of electricity; comparable traditional lighting systems would consume nearly 8000 watts of electricity.