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Street Lighting Retrofit: DHID™ Best Value Over LED

Over-all, DHID™ provides the Municipality/City clientele the Lowest Cost (<5 year payback), Most Proven (50,000+hrs. life, 90%+ lumen maintenance), Most Environmentally Responsible (re-use/retrofit fixture) Solution.

To replace existing H.I.D. lamp fixtures with LED ‘one-for-one’ requires an IES Specification Redesign: due to LED technology’s lower lumens per Watt (light output versus energy consumed), and lower penetrating light over distance. Technically, higher Wattage, higher cost LED fixtures are needed; OR pole spacing needs to be closer (more posts added), and mounting height needs to be lower to match the performance of DHID™ lamp technology.

Downloadable PDF file click-> Street Lighting Retrofit: DHID™ Best Value Over LED

“…does the LED live up to its glowing reputation? Well, not yet.”
Feature Article: Are LEDs still the future for lighting?

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Anthony Borges

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New Standard for High-Output Lighting Applications – DHID™ (Digital HID™) Powered Low/High Bay Fixtures

The new standard for high lumens applications, DHID™ (Digital HID™) Powered low/high bay fixtures are energy efficient, provide maximum light output, and cost less to operate compared to traditional (core and coil/magnetic) ballast fixtures.

Ideally suited to Industrial, Retail or Public Space low/high bay lighting applications.  The upgrade specification over magnetic ballast fixtures can yield 50%+ energy and operating expense savings.

Downloadable PDF file click-> Accendo-Electronics-DHID-Low-High-Bay-Fixtures-F200-250W-and-F575W

IES Files download here->

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Anthony Borges

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Symban and Accendo Partner to Deliver Energy Efficient Lighting Product Line

Digital HID™ Technology Surpasses LED in Performance and Price

Brampton, ON, August 14th, 2012: Symban Lighting, Canada’s leading independent manufacturer of commercial and industrial lighting fixtures has partnered with Accendo Electronics of Markham, Ontario to deliver a broad line of energy efficient lighting products. This line of fixtures is the first available in North America to incorporate digital high-intensity discharge (DHID™) technology which reduces energy use by up to 50% without compromising overall performance, and while extending lamp life. Accendo Electronics is the World’s leading manufacturer of electronic/digital ballasts for high-intensity discharge lamps including pulse-start metal halide (PSMH), ceramic metal halide (CHM) and high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, those used extensively in exterior and interior commercial and industrial applications.

Traditionally, HID lamps are driven by magnetic ballasts which are inefficient, wasting large amounts of energy to released heat, and which degrade lamps, reducing their performance and shortening their useful life. Digital ballasts (or electronic ballasts) utilize a micro-processor to finely control the voltage and amperage levels and frequency delivered to lamps, resulting in less power consumed and extended lamp life. Heat losses are minimized saving additional energy. A typical 400 Watt exterior or high bay fixture can be reduced by up to 200 Watts by switching from magnetic to digital ballasts.

As LED (light emitting diode) technology is seeing increased use in low-light applications, LED systems have yet to prove viable for high-intensity lighting applications. The light efficacy of LED systems (i.e. efficiency measured in terms of light lumens delivered per Watt of energy consumed) and their overall brightness has not matched metal halide technology. This, while remaining 3-4 times more expensive. In addition, manufactures of high-intensity discharge lamps have invested heavily to extend lamp-life and improve colour performance, rekindling interest in metal halide, ceramic metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps. It is expected that these developments, along with new DHID™ technology, will drive a renaissance in high-intensity discharge lighting from these sources.

Symban Lighting is the first company to offer energy-saving DHID™ technology in a complete line of fixtures including wall-packs, flood lights, and canopy lights. These products will be made available through electrical and lighting distribution channels in Canada and the United States.

For more information please contact:

Anthony Borges, Accendo Electronics,

Dave Greenlaw, Symban Lighting,

DHID™ Is The Best Choice Versus Fluorescent


See full article here: DHID (Digital HID) Vs. FLUO; Just The Facts

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Anthony Borges

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How Industry Leaders Can Be More Competitive

Manufacturing Today magazine highlights how Industry Leaders can be more competitive by drastically reducing the expenses associated with facility Indoor and Outdoor Lighting; this can be done most cost-effectively, and without compromising light performance.

DHID™ is “Industry’s Most Green Lighting Upgrade Solution“, please see our featured article in Manufacturing Today by linking here:

Manufacturing Today is an industrial magazine for leading manufacturers, with a focus on ‘best practices’. To view the full Summer 2012 issue, please link here:


5 Key Benefits of DHID™ Solutions for your Lighting Projects:

  1. Maximized Energy Savings, 30%-75%
  2. High-Quality, Long-Lasting Light, 90%+ Lumen Maintenance
  3. Reduced Maintenance Expenses, 3X – 4X Less Lamp Changes
  4. Environmentally Friendly, Cost-Effective; Reuse / Retrofit Your Existing Fixture
  5. Low Buying Price, Proven Performance, Industry’s Shortest Return On Investment

We can help you increase your competitiveness in a most Economically and Environmentally Responsible way, please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss.

Best regards,

Anthony Borges

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DHID™ Offers the Most Cost-effective, Value-added Alternative to LED

World Industry leaders TRW Automotive, H.J. Heinz Company, McCain Foods Ltd., PSION Inc., Richmond Oval, Air Canada, and Hyundai all benefit from DHIDTM energy efficient lighting solutions today, new ‘Case Studies’ are published here:>

Accendo GloGreen Digital HIDTM (DHIDTM) retrofit ballasts and fixtures offer unparalleled electrical efficiency and light performance compared to conventional core and coil (magnetic) HID ballasts/fixtures.  

DHIDTM offers the most cost-effective, value-added alternative to LED,
fluorescent and induction based technologies for new and retrofit
industrial and commercial Green lighting projects

To re-use, or retrofit your existing ‘high-Wattage’ HID lighting fixtures with a more energy efficient ‘low-Wattage’ DHIDTM ballast and low-Wattage quality lamp makes sense from an Engineering point of view (light performance and lamp life is improved, with 50%+ energy saved); makes sense from an Accounting point of view (extremely short Return On Investment, in less than one year); and it makes sense from a Sustainability point of view (the re-use of existing fixtures makes sense for our Environment).  Please contact us today to learn more about DHIDTM energy efficient lighting solutions.

Best regards,

Anthony Borges

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Benefits of Digital HID™ (DHID™) Lighting Retrofits

Retrofitting existing High Wattage HID lamp fixtures with more energy efficient and better performing DHIDTM ballasts benefits your project:

– DHIDTM Retrofit lighting solutions provide Industry the shortest Return On Investment
– Re-using, retrofitting existing magnetic ballast/lamp fixtures is environmentally responsible
Instant 40-50% energy savings, beyond 60% energy savings with smart dimming
– DHIDTM ballast technology improves HID lamp lifetime by 50%
– 90-95% lumen maintenance, originally specified light levels always remain (no relamping)
– Eliminate the long term expenses  and waste of lamp maintenance with Long Life Lamp solutions
– 10+ years, maintenance free solution, 40,000+ hours life MH, 70,000+ hours life HPS solutions

How does it work?  Old magnetic ballast HID lamp systems lose their light output over time, eventually losing over half of their initial light output.  Although light output has decreased, the magnetic ballast system continues to  consume the same amount of energy.

Accendo recommends the replacement of higher Wattage magnetic ballasts with lower Wattage DHIDTM ballasts.  Below is a typical Industrial high bay light fixture retrofit example.  The traditional 400W magnetic HID lamp system is upgraded/retrofitted with a 250W DHIDTM ballast, re-using the same fixture, only a new DHIDTM ballast and new matching Wattage lamp is installed.

Replace high Wattage magnetic HID ballasts with lower Wattage DHIDTM ballasts for instant 40%+ energy savings.  Application Examples; downloadable PDF Application Sheets (click):

-> Accendo-Retrofit-Digital-HID-DHID-Lighting-Ballast-Sell-Sheet-for-All-HID-Applications

-> Accendo-Retrofit-Digital-HID-DHID-Lighting-Ballast-Sell-Sheet-Industrial-Lighting-Applications

-> Accendo-Retrofit-Digital-HID-DHID-Ballast-Chart-for-Street-Lighting-Applications

-> Accendo-Retrofit-Digital-HID-DHID-Ballast-Chart-for-Highway-High-Mast-Lighting-Applications

-> Accendo-Retrofit-Digital-HID-DHID-Lighting-Ballast-Sell-Sheet-for-Automobile-Dealership-Applications

DHIDTM lighting retrofits can be applied anywhere a magnetic ballast HID fixture is existing, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Best regards,

Anthony Borges

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DHID™ Lighting, The Common Sense Solution For Industry Lighting Today

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting remains the most cost-effective, most energy efficient, highest performing lighting source on the market today.

Digital HIDTM (DHIDTM) Lighting Retrofit Ballasts are the natural, common sense upgrade for any existing HID lamp systems; the DHIDTM ballast is retrofitted/installed into the existing HID lamp fixture and ‘instantly’ reduces energy consumption by 40%-50% (75%+ with lamp dimming).

YouTube Video Presentation on the Benefits of Accendo Electronics Solutions:

Ministry of Natural Resources Canada – “How Do Electronic [Digital] HID Ballasts Save You Money?”

Sheridan College Institute of Technology – Lighting Technology Research Report:
Professor Petre Miu reports on the performance of Digital HIDTM (electronic) ballasts versus core and coil (magnetic) ballasts:

The Retrofit/Upgrade of any existing/old HID lamp system with DHIDTM yields instant high level lighting results.  Reusing the existing fixture,
i.e. only replacing the old core and coil (magnetic) ballast/lamp in the same fixture with a new more efficient Accendo Digital HIDTM ballast and matching HPS/MH lamp, benefits Industry immediately with:

– at least 40%-50% savings in electrical energy consumption (more with dimming),
– improved fixture light output performance over the long term,
– the shortest Return On Investment (ROI) time,
– reduced waste, less Environmental impact by re-using fixture assets, and reduced lamp changes.

Economically and Environmentally Responsible, the GloGreen Digital HIDTM Ballast retrofit solution is the only to meet all of your indoor and outdoor lighting needs with cost-effective, longer lasting light that will not degrade over time. With DHIDTM lighting products in 50W to 1000W configurations, and with readily available Industry Rebates/Incentives, DHIDTM is the common sense solution for Industry lighting projects today.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Anthony Borges
Accendo Electronics Ltd.

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Digital HID™ (DHID™), Industry’s Most Green Lighting Upgrade Solution

Digital High-Intensity Discharge (DHIDTM) lighting technology is leading Industry’s energy efficient lighting evolution with a solution to lighting upgrades which is cost-effective, high-performing and the most responsible for the environment.  Accendo Electronics Limited, a Canada and United States based lighting manufacturer, is a champion for the economy and the environment and is innovating with the World’s most robust lighting solutions for Industry. Their new GloGreen Series DHIDTM retrofit ballasts and lighting fixtures offer many value added benefits on the upgrade of any outdoor or indoor lighting application.  The retrofit upgrade is a simple solution which reduces lighting expenses by fifty to seventy five percent or more, and produces very little waste since existing lighting fixtures can be re-used.

It is a known fact that Industry can realize significant money savings by simply upgrading old lighting systems with new more energy efficient lighting; but of greater importance is the reduction in greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere as a result. By drastically reducing the electricity demanded from the power utilities by municipalities and industries, a substantial impact can be had on the reduction of CO2 emissions released, and on Industry’s carbon footprint as a whole. Add the option for the responsible reuse of the existing lighting system fixture, and project costs can be further reduced while putting even less of an effect on the environment. The environment wins and your project wins considering DHIDTM lighting offers the perfect balance of buying cost, performance and low operating/consumable costs over the long term for a favorably short return on investment time.

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) bulb lighting is a trusted technology; it has been in use around the world for decades and today remains the most widely used type of high-power lighting for outdoor and indoor purposes such as street lighting, factory or retail/warehouse lighting, greenhouse/hydroponics and arena/stadium lighting for example.  To power the HID bulb, traditionally a core and coil (magnetic) ballast is used.  By simply retrofitting a DHIDTM ballast in place of the less efficient magnetic ballast, an instant fifty percent plus energy savings is possible; e.g. if the existing magnetic ballast light fixture uses a four hundred Watt power ballast/bulb and the new GloGreen ballast using two hundred Watts is installed in-place with a two-hundred Watt bulb, the customer can now expect longer lasting light quality with over fifty percent savings in electricity, and all for a fraction of the cost and waste of purchasing a new fixture.

The DHIDTM ballast brings new life to HID bulb systems including the benefits of extended lamp life, increased lumen output, instant-dimming, quick ignition/re-strike times and Automatic or pre-programmed schedule dimming capabilities for maximized energy savings and lamp life.
A breakthrough innovation is the guarantee that a HID bulb powered by a DHIDTM ballast will not visibly degrade over its entire lifetime.  Magnetic ballast powered HID bulbs are known for their rapid degradation or premature dimming in as little as six months or five thousand hours; this is no longer the case with DHIDTM since the customer can expect thirty to forty thousand hours and beyond life from the same bulb while suffering no more than a five percent drop in light quality and output right up to the end of the bulb’s extended life.

Accendo GloGreen Series Digital HIDTM ballasts offer unparalleled electrical efficiency and performance compared to conventional core and coil (magnetic) ballasts. DHIDTM lighting offers the most cost-effective, value-added alternative to LED, fluorescent and induction based technologies for new and retrofit industrial and commercial Green lighting projects.

About Accendo Electronics

Accendo Electronics Limited is a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of Industry leading energy efficient lighting products who endeavors to help Industry be more competitive by significantly reducing the operating costs associated with lighting.  The company is also dedicated to the Greening of the environment with products which demonstrate the least impact had on the environment as a result of a lighting upgrade.

Accendo commits to the success of large-scale Green lighting projects with highly integrated off-shore and Canadian based production facilities, complimented by local warehousing, and advanced research, development and technical support facilities located in Markham, Ontario, Canada and Atlanta, Georgia, USA.  All products are subjected to a 100% quality inspection and guaranteed with 3 to 5 Year Warranty Terms to meet the most stringent Industry standards.  Accendo lighting innovations represent the highest quality with technological superiority in the area of performance and capability, delivering the most energy saving lighting solutions in the marketplace today.

On-going research and development programs ensure a mandate of continuously improving upon the core-technology base and on the introduction of new products incorporating a balance of proven and leading edge technologies into product designs.  The market leading technology to make Industry lighting applications as economically and environmentally efficient as possible is available today; DHIDTM guarantees brighter, longer lasting light for less cost.

For additional product information and comparisons of the GloGreen DHIDTM lighting technology versus LED, fluorescent and induction lighting, please contact:

Anthony Borges

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Introducing the New GloGreen Series Digital HID™ (DHID™) Ballasts

Introducing the new GloGreen Series Digital HIDTM (DHIDTM) ballasts from Accendo, the only in the World to offer many innovative cost-saving features including Multiple Bulb Capability; now one ballast can operate either HPS or MH bulbs with equal efficiency for reduced inventory and choice (for Municipality/Industrial applications) and for functionality (Greenhouse/Hydroponics industry).

The DHIDTM ballast operates at 97% efficiency and therefore coverts virtually all input power into lumen output (118lm/W luminous efficacy). With very little heat produced, end-users equally benefit with reduced Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning electricity expenses, which is ideally suited to the refrigeration/cold storage industry and greenhouse/hydroponics industry.

The new GloGreen Series operates High-Pressure Sodium (HPS), Metal Halide (MH), and Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) High-Intensity Discharge (HID) light bulbs. Applications include retrofit upgrade and new Green lighting projects for street lighting, parking lot, factory/warehouse, retail, airport, sports field/stadium, greenhouse/hydroponics, aquarium, and solar/wind renewable energy lighting.

Accendo Direct Digital IgnitionTM (DDI) micro-processor technology allows for the optimal operation of the HID bulb in two stages; it controls the ignition process, providing a precise soft-strike of Voltage to ignite the bulb to 100% power in 60 seconds (as opposed to 10-15 minutes with traditional magnetic HID systems); it controls and monitors (in a closed loop) the operation of the bulb after it is ignited, ensuring the most efficient consumption of bulb gases. DDI extends the life of the bulb by 100%, and guarantees the light brightness and lumen penetration/throw output will never degrade more than 5% over the entire life of the HID bulb (95% lumen maintenance). With HID bulbs now lasting 50,000 hours or more, costly relamping is no longer required since originally specified lumen levels will never decrease; meaning lamp changes are truly at the end of the lamp’s lifespan.

Fully silicon potted for manufacturing and outdoor/wet environments, the GloGreen Series represents the most robust digital ballast solution on the market today. The GloGreen Series is available in 50W, 70W, 100W, 150W, 200W, 250W, 400W, 575W, 600W, 750W, and 1000W configurations for HID upgrade/retrofit applications. The GloGreen Series is available in 120V, 208V, 240V, 277V and 347V Voltages and meets CSA (Canadian and US) and CE (European) electrical certification standards – for more information, please link here: -> Electrical Safety Certifications.

In a retrofit application, typically we recommend the substitution of an inefficient magnetic ballast with a DHIDTM ballast which is half of the power rating (for example, a 400W MH bulb system would be substituted with a 200W DHIDTM ballast operating a 250W bulb). Alternatively, Accendo offers GloGreen Series Digital HIDTM ballast powered cobra head street lighting fixtures for new/replacement street, highway and parking lot upgrade applications and DHIDTM powered Highbay fixtures for factory/warehouse, retail, and public space applications.

This simple and immediate cost-effective upgrade yields 50%+ electricity money savings. Introduce smart dimming and costs can be further reduced an additional 50% (utilizing a motion/heat sensor – ideal for parking lot applications, warehouses, stadiums, etc.). Dimming by sensor is one-step and by default, when triggered, dims to 50% of incoming power. For example: The DHIDTM 200W would ignite to 200W from the 100W setting instantly when triggered by sensor. After a pre-set time of no motion, the DHIDTM light will then dim back instantly to its 100W state.

Accendo GloGreen Series Digital HIDTM ballasts offer unparalleled electrical efficiency and performance compared to conventional core and coil (magnetic) ballasts. DHIDTM offers the most cost-effective, value-added alternative to LED, fluorescent and induction based technologies for new and retrofit industrial and commercial Green lighting projects. The perfect balance of initial buying cost, energy efficiency, light performance and low /maintenance consumable costs over the long term for the most realistic and environmentally responsible short term return on investment. Please do not hesitate to Contact Us for additional details.

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Anthony Borges
Accendo Electronics Ltd.

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