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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, aborges@accendoelectronics.com

Dave Greenlaw, Symban Lighting, dave@symbanlighting.com

DHID™ Is The Best Choice Versus Fluorescent

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

Best regards,

Anthony Borges
aborges@accendoelectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.com
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Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.

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: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012summer/#/42

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:
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/phoenix/mt_2012summer/

 

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
aborges@accendoelectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.WordPress.com

Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.

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: http://www.accendoelectronics.com/GloGreen-Digital-HID-Ballast-Technology-Case-Studies-Applications.shtml>

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
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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
aborges@accendoelectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.WordPress.com

Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.

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
aborges@accendoelectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.WordPress.com

Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.


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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbX7fK0GUtc


Ministry of Natural Resources Canada – “How Do Electronic [Digital] HID Ballasts Save You Money?”
http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/industrial/equipment/lighting/how-to-save.cfm?attr=20


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:
Accendo-Electronics-Sheridan-College-Institute-of-Technology-Lighting-Technology-Research-Report-August-30th-2011


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.
aborges@accendoelectronics.com
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Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.

New Brochures, Test Results, Comparisons & Green Business Opportunity Published

New GloGreen Series brochures are available (our corporate website is updating soon – please note the GloGreen “M” Series DHIDTM ballast series is now discontinued).  New street lighting test results are also published; please see Brochures and  Digital HIDTM (DHIDTM) Lighting Test Results under “The Pages” menu to the right.


Street Lighting Test Results:

Objective: Comparison of performance between existing 250W magnetic ballast powered cobrahead street light fixture and GloGreen 250W and 150W DHIDTM ballasts retrofitted in the same existing fixture.


95% Lumen Maintenance = No Relamping! 

The new page to the right highlights the very Green friendly benefits of GloGreen DHIDTM retrofit ballast and GloGreen DHIDTM powered Highbay Fixture solutions. Since GloGreen Digital HIDTM ballast powered HID light bulbs (MH, CMH, HPS) do not visibly degrade over their 40,000 hour and beyond lifespan, GloGreen DHIDTM can truly help you Go Green; helping you reach your environmental challenges while dramatically reducing your overall lighting costs.

 
Make Your Own Solar or Wind Powered Light System – Green Business Opportunity

See this section in the menu to the right for information on how you can build your own GloGreen Renewable Power Light System.  Accendo GloGreen Series Digital HIDTM (DHIDTM) Ballast products are designed to work most efficiently with Solar, Wind and other Renewable Power Sources.  The DHIDTM ballast operates at 97% efficiency, ensuring that virtually all energy harvested is efficiently output as bright, penetrating light.
GloGreen technologies are available Risk Free for a thirty (30) day trial period. Please provide details of your specific lighting application and an Associate will contact you to discuss the recommended energy saving solution and details of the trial.

http://www.accendoelectronics.com/GloGreen-Digital-HID-Ballast-Technology-Contact-Us.shtml
Please do not hesitate to contact us today to discuss your energy and money saving opportunity.

Anthony Borges
www.AccendoElectronics.com
www.AccendoElectronics.Wordpress.com
aborges@accendoelectronics.com

Copyright © 2009-2012 Anthony Borges. All rights reserved.

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