Lumecon / Relume Technologies Wins Contract to Supply 1,000 LED Lights to Ann Arbor for Downtown Streetlight Installation

    FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Dec. 12 /CNW/ -- Lumecon and Relume
Technologies, a leading innovator in LED solid-state lighting engines and
fixtures, today announced winning a contract with The City of Ann Arbor, MI,
to supply more than 1,000 LED light retrofits for the city's conversion to 100
percent LED light for its downtown streets. The Relume LED retrofit engine is
based on performance leading Cree XLamp(R) LEDs. The contract was awarded by
The City of Ann Arbor following a 25-fixture evaluation that showed a 50
percent energy savings and 3.8-year payback on initial investment.
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    "Lumecon and Relume worked closely with Ann Arbor officials for 24 months
to perfect this LED retrofit to the city's existing globe streetlights. This
solution allows Ann Arbor to realize the significant energy and maintenance
cost savings and utilize the beautiful globe street light structures already
in place," said Mike Bergren, City of Ann Arbor assistant field operations
manager. "Each LED fixture draws only 56 watts and is projected to last 10
years. They will replace bulbs that use more than 120 watts of power and last
two years. With savings like this any city can choose LEDs over traditional
light sources."
    "We are very excited that Ann Arbor has chosen Lumecon / Relume to
provide LED light engines for all the downtown street lights. Relume LED
lighting is quickly proving to be the most cost-effective, longest-lasting
lighting solution available today," states Bob Hahn, General Manager of
Lumecon. "Ann Arbor has always been on the leading edge of conservation and
this LED project is a giant leap forward towards saving energy and reducing
the cities carbon foot print."
    Full implementation of LEDs is projected to cut Ann Arbor's public
lighting energy use in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2,425 tons
of CO2 annually, the equivalent of taking 400 cars off the road for a year.
Detroit Edison, Ann Arbor's local utility provider, will meter the new LED
streetlights with the intent to gather sufficient information to develop new
LED-based tariffs.
    For additional information on Relume LED light engines and fixtures,
please call distributor Lumecon at (877) 564-3133 or visit
For additional information on Cree XLamp power LEDs, please call (919) 313-
5300 or visit
    About Lumecon, National Distributor of Relume Technology
    Incorporated in 2007 as the sales and marketing arm of Relume
Technologies, Lumecon has made its mission to educate and demonstrate the
powerful effects of Relume's technology and it's ability to make LED lighting
a possibility for today's market place. For more information please contact
Bob Hahn or Michele Goecke at
    About Relume Technologies, Inc.
    Incorporated in 1994 as an LED research and development company, Relume
has evolved into a full-service, single source for innovative LED light-engine
solutions for corporate signage, automotive, airlines, safety devices and the
U.S. military. The company's advanced research and development facility and
state-of-the-art manufacturing facility are under the same roof. This assures
maximum quality, consistency and performance of all Relume light-engine
solutions from concept to completion. Relume is the only company that offers
the unique advantages of its patented "Silver Circuitry" which enable LEDs to
burn brighter, last longer and cost less. Additional information can be found
    About Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Located approximately 35 miles west of Detroit, Ann Arbor has 114,000
residents and spans 27.7 square miles. The City regularly receives national
attention as an outstanding community and was named one of the top 25 U.S.
cities to live in by CNN/Money Magazine in 2006, as well as the third smartest
city in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine. The City's mission statement reads: The
City of Ann Arbor is committed to providing excellent municipal services that
enhance the quality of life for all through the intelligent use of resources
while valuing an open environment that fosters, fair, sensitive and respectful
treatment of all employees and the community we serve.

    Bob Hahn
    (877) 564-3133

    Mike Bergren
    City of Ann Arbor, Field Operations

For further information:

For further information: Bob Hahn of Lumecon, National Distributor of 
Relume Technology, +1-877-564-3133,, or Mike Bergren, 
City of Ann Arbor, Field Operations, +1-734-994-4918, Web Site:        

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