Eco-story's LED Products Help New Commercial Construction in California Meet Standards set by Title 24 Regulations
Portland, ME and Denver, CO - October 18, 2010 - Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions today announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories approval for par 30 (2 models) and par 38 GU24 base lamps. This approval provides a solution for commercial contractors, builders and architects looking to meet California's Energy Code regulations, also called Title 24, which requires energy efficient lighting in new construction. Eco-story's LED products will allow restaurants, hotels and retail outlets to meet these standards without sacrificing quality.
California established Title 24, Part 6 of the California Code of Regulations in 1978 in response to a legislative mandate to reduce California's energy consumption. In 2008, those regulations were updated and the new standards went into effect on January 1, 2010, requiring all new construction to include energy efficient lighting to reduce California's energy consumption and improve energy efficiency. To meet the new energy requirement, GU24 bases are replacing traditional bases in energy efficient lighting fixtures. Eco-story now offers an LED lighting solution that will work with GU24 bases while providing up to a 90 percent reduction in energy use.
"To help meet these energy requirements, LED lighting is a great solution but many businesses are worried that switching to LED lights will negatively affect their ambiance," said Mark Shoemaker, co-founder of Eco-story. "Now that Eco-story has UL-approved products, this fear isn't warranted because our products are engineered to emit a warm light instead of the traditional bluish glow of LEDs."
As businesses switch to energy efficient lighting, Eco-story's products not only help maintain the light quality businesses need, but also help businesses save money. Eco-story's LED bulbs can save businesses close to $30,000 by simply replacing 100 light bulbs. Eco-story's GU24 base lamps also last close to 40,000 hours, compared with an average of 1,500 hours for halogen or incandescent bulbs.
For more information about Eco-story and its products, visit www.eco-story.com. For sales inquiries on Eco-story LED Lighting, please contact Bill Stauffer at 207-774-9889 x101.
Eco-story LED Lighting Solutions, based in Portland, Maine, was founded in spring 2007 on the premise that environmental improvements make strong economic sense. Due to improved technology and Eco-story's high-quality, reverse-engineered product, companies no longer have to compromise quality and color to use LED lighting to save on utility costs. Eco-story's LED bulbs are superior to traditional lighting bulbs, offering the highest quality of light on the market. Eco-story bulbs contain no mercury or harmful substances and can duplicate current lighting specifications. For more information, visit www.eco-story.com.
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