CHICAGO – October 7, 2010 – iLight Technologies announces that its commercial line of exterior and interior LED products complies with the “Buy American” provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for U.S. government funded public projects.
When wishing to illuminate a pedestrian walkway, provide an inviting glow in a cove, or paint striking lines of light on a bridge, a designer can select any one of iLight’s unique “Buy American” compliant LED lighting products. Sean Callahan, President and CEO of iLight states, “Designers have used iLight’s LED linear fixtures on a myriad of applications because of the products’ great design features, including unsurpassed evenness in light output, diminutive profile, and versatility of use.” Callahan adds, “Now the design community can apply our lighting products on government funded projects and meet the Buy American requirements.”
To comply with the provisions for Buy American under the ARRA, a company must prove that its products undergo “significant transformation” in its manufacturing facility located in the United States. Unlike many other LED-based lighting products imported from overseas, iLight’s line of patented architectural LED lighting solutions are completely designed, engineered and manufactured in the U.S. “With more than 90 patents,” states Callahan, “having complete control over the final manufacturing and assembly process in the U.S. has proved invaluable to create unique, high-quality LED products.”
iLight’s linear lighting solutions are also known for their ability to accommodate the designs of almost any project. Instead of limiting designers with a few straight lighting fixtures, iLight can provide its products in any length or curve to fit the most challenging spaces. The Plexineon White and Colors Series are offered in endless lengths, convex or concave bends, and even mitered corners. The dynamic color changing product, Hypnotica, also gives designers a wide range of fixtures options. “Being able to manufacture to a project’s specifications, sets iLight apart from other products and gives designers the lighting system they need to fulfill their design goals,” adds Callahan.
In addition to meeting the new Buy American requirements, iLight’s Plexineon & Hypnotica products are also RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliant. RoHS is often referred to as the “LeadFree” legislation which includes restricted use of certain hazardous substances like lead and the mercury often used in neon.
About iLight Technologies, Inc.
iLight Technologies, Inc. is a leader in innovative LED illumination solutions that transform, excite, and energize corporate identities and architectural environments worldwide. iLight’s award-winning products blend the benefits of LEDs with patented application systems that create lighting products that have high brightness with a smooth even glow. The company has over 90 patents issued and pending for its Plexineon technology and in other LED lighting systems beyond linear lighting. iLight Technologies was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL and manufactures in Cookeville, TN.
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