Canadian Government Invests in Leapfrog Lighting for Higher-Quality, More Energy-Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) March 28, 2015

At a news event today, the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced that Leapfrog Lighting will receive up to $ 150,000 through the National Research Council of Canadas Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Our government is strongly committed to initiatives that support science, technology and the growth of innovative Canadian firms,” said Minister Goodyear. “Like so many small and medium-sized businesses in Ontario, Leapfrog Lighting is doing some really innovative work. These businesses are critical to the Canadian economy and our government will continue to put in place the tools that Canadians need to grow, create jobs and secure their long-term prosperity.

Leapfrog Lighting’s goal is to improve LED lighting technologies with a special focus on quality of light. Leapfrog Lightings CEO, Stephen Naor, explained that the two obstacles to mainstream adoption of LED lighting are quality of light and economic value proposition. The new LED technology, based on advanced optical and thermal designs, is engineered to remove both barriers to adoption of energy-efficient LED light bulbs.

Leapfrog Lighting develops and markets advanced LED light bulbs with an optical and thermal design that provides measurable improvements in the lighting quality required by facility managers, architects and retailers, explained a Canadian Federal Government news release. Leapfrogs light bulbs exhibit improved glare control, light distribution and colour consistency over existing LED technologies.

The worldwide market for LED bulbs is projected to grow to $ 107 billion US annually within three years as new technologies improve light quality and price point. Leapfrogs made-in-Canada solution will save up to ten times the power usage of traditional incandescent bulbs, and will sell for less than current LED bulbs.

At Leapfrog, we see a future where every home and business adopts LED lighting, said Mr. Naor. In this future, we see a made-in-Canada solution that removes the barriers to LED lighting adoption by the mainstream.

Leapfrog Lighting already markets specification-grade LED bulbs with superior, consistent light qualities, popular with facility managers, retailers, architects, interior designers and galleries. These new bulbs will be more efficient and less expensive and will have better light, explained the Canadian Government news release.

The Minister stressed the importance of innovators such as Leapfrog Lighting, explaining that Canadas economic success does not depend on what governments dobut on what companies like Leapfrog do. He emphasized that Leapfrog, and other small businesses are the job creators and innovators.

Leapfrog Lightings new LED bulbs will be specified, designed and manufactured in Canada, partially funded by the involvement of IRAP, through the Ministry of Industry, and also through the Government of Ontarios Innovation Demonstration Fund, said Mr. Naor.

The investment is part of an initiative from the National Research Councils Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) to help small- to mid-sized enterprises commercialize quickly. IRAP assists Canadian corporations with R&D and commercialization support for new products and processes designed to access new markets.

The Canada Economic Action Plan 2013 makes $ 20 million available over three years for a pilot program delivered through IRAP, focused on assisting small to mid-sized companies commercialize more quickly. Separately, the Canadian Economic Action Plan 2012 makes $ 500 million available in venture capital, with $ 110 million allocated to NRC each year to expand IRAPs reach and services


Leapfrog Lightingwith an invented-in-Canada technologyenables LED energy-efficient lighting to provide a consistent and controllable quality of light suitable to many demanding applications such as art galleries, architectural and interior design and retail product displays.

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Lighting Design Competition Call for Submissions Announced

Como, Italy (PRWEB) January 08, 2015

Today, A Design Award & Competition has announced its final call for submissions for the 2013 Lighting Design Competition Category. The A’ (A-Prime) Lighting Products and Projects Design Competition is a specialized design competition open to both concept stage and realized lighting products, light sourcers, controls, still and interactive lighting projects by professional lighting designers and architects, product manufacturers and other business in this industry worldwide.

About the Lighting Design Award

The Aim of the Lighting Products and Projects Design Award is to attract the attention of lighting media, designers and architects to the winners business by means of creating publicity and dissemination and to separate awarded designers from the rest of the actors in the lighting industry by honoring them with a prestigious award.

Submission Process

Nominations are made through A Design Award & Competitions online submission platform. Results of the Lighting competition will be announced on 15 June 2013. Previous Lighting Award winners can be seen at and Interested parties could learn more about this competition by checking the Lighting design award website:

Benefits for Winners

In addition to the award winners kit which includes the award trophy, the annual yearbook, printed certificate in metal frame, award winners manual, free gala-night invitation for two people to the award ceremony, free participation and space allocation in the winners’ exhibition, free sales listing at SaloneDelDesigner, free utilization of DesignMediator services, inclusion in BuySellDesign Network, proof of creation service, free subscription to, free listing at DesignMegaStore, guaranteed publication through IDNN and DXGN Networks to 100+ magazines including Design Interviews & DM Design Magazine, press release preparation and distribution through specialized services, publicity and visibility through DesignMedia communications, feedbacks, judging and evaluation of entries by a respected jury panel, lifelong licensing of the award winners logo, A2 poster design and printing for exhibition, and many others such as inclusion in the World Design Rankings, all of which are provided with no further fees, winners of the A Design Award & Competition also receive Prestige and Honor.

About the A Design Awards

A’ Design Awards is a premier annual juried design competition that honors the best designers, architects, engineers, design studios and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A’ Award. Learn more at:

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Flag Day Celebrations Go Online with Huge Home Lighting Sale

(PRWEB) June 12, 2012

June 14th welcomes a slew of annual parades to celebrate United States Flag Day, the Armys Birthday and sees the kickoff of one of the countrys top home lighting fixture companys biggest sales ever.

Occasions like this seem to grow in importance every year as new news stories of Americans being prevented from flying their flags and criticism of the Star Spangled Banner continues to grow. However, this year gives everyone a reason to celebrate a little more, no matter where you stand on the subject. Whether hitting the parades or not, those logging onto the web this Flag Day will find the perfect solution for keeping the party lit up after dark, with an amazing sale from a home lighting portal which has been receiving quite a bit of press itself lately.

Besides what better alternative way to commemorate the occasion even more than by getting your hands on a timeless memento which represents our rich American history, especially for those in need of a gift?

Suitable Lamps is offering just that opportunity by kicking off a huge, up to 80% off sale to celebrate Flag Day. Among the stylish lighting fixtures on offer are a fabulous collection of Tiffany lamps, a luxury brand name synonymous with American culture, and one of everyones favorites.

Online home lighting portal, has recently been featured in the news several times since its launch earlier this year for its charity work and a spectacular rewards program that delivers some pretty handsome perks. Those returning to the site will also find the home lighting retailer has been busy adding new search by room features so that visitors can quickly find just the right piece. Table or floor lamps, stained glass wall sconces and decorative ceiling fixtures, its all there.

The current banner sale is set to run through the end of the month for those still fumbling to find the ideal Fathers Day gift or a stylish gift for the home, for friends and family being visited for this years 4th of July celebrations.

Find the Flag Day sale from the home lighting fixture store online at, where live support is available and customers can enjoy free shipping as well as tips on lighting design and selection. Just dont forget to check out the rewards program for additional discounts and promotions as well.

The Garden Gates will host the Metairie Road Business Association Tree Lighting Ceremony for 2012

Metairie, La (PRWEB) November 21, 2012

Each year, the Metairie Road Business Association holds a festive gathering to celebrate the holidays and the businesses and patrons along Metairie Road. Located in the heart of Old Metairie, The Garden Gates is always the perfect place and loves to play host to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Complete with Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and beautiful Christmas trees, The Garden Gates will host local restaurants with free food, wine and holiday treats. Santa will also be on hand to hear Christmas requests, take pictures and visit with children and families.

The Garden Gates will also have extended hours for this special event to allow patrons extra shopping time to check loved ones off their Christmas list, to find the perfect Christmas tree or to just soak in the holiday atmosphere.

Join good friends, both old and new, and local business for this special event that only happens once a year. Visit with neighbors, play in the snow and watch as a beautiful Christmas tree is erected on Metairie Road to shine for all to see.

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-780-6699.

About The Garden Gates:

The Garden Gates was founded by Jacqueline Elizabeth Kendall-Harris and Chad Harris in 1999. Jacqueline plays an instrumental role in product development, interior design and in developing core principles of The Garden Gates lifestyle. Chad plays an instrumental role in the creativity of the brand, marketing and technology of the business.

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LightKulture has Bright Gift Ideas for Father’s Day in LED Lighting for Dads, Including Pablo Designs, Holtkotter, and George Kovacs Brands

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 a leading distributor of energy efficient, eco-friendly contemporary lighting, is pleased to offer a wide variety of energy efficient contemporary lighting ideas including LED lighting as gift ideas for Fathers Day 2012.

Susan Inderbinen, President of suggests that giving the gift of good lighting is always a thoughtful present. We are constantly working with our vendors to seek out the latest LED technology and style. Several of our manufacturers are leaders in this field of study. Holtkotter, Luceplan, Artemide and Flos are prestige brands that tend to be first in the field of LED inspiration and design. If you are considering a unique present for Fathers Day, I suggest one of the beautiful lighting innovations from LightKulture, suggests Susan. The fact is, as we age, our eyes need more light to see clearly. When I leave my husband a note under our Holktotter Bernie LED lamp on his desk, there is no excuse that he is unable to see it. When I really want something done, this request is bulletproof.

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About LED Lighting

Light Emitting Diodes are the very latest in light technology. LED is the coolest-burning, most energy-efficient lighting source on the market. This light source does not generate infrared or ultraviolet rays. They are cool to the touch and do not pose any threat of damage to the special objects being illuminated. These innovative lamps provide 50,000+ hours of lamp life so they perform virtually maintenance free for years. They are also designed to reduce energy costs by using 80% less electricity.


At, our mission is to offer the finest energy efficient contemporary lighting and lighting fixtures available from around the world. We have assembled an exciting collection of the industrys. most innovative decorative and architectural lighting. We are proud to offer lighting solutions for both your home and work-life environments. Simplicity in design is complicated, function makes it last. Be inspired by our range of essential designs from well respected American and European manufacturers. In todays world, energy efficient lighting is as important as eco-friendly or green lighting fixtures, such as LED or CFL lighting. We offer the very best energy efficient lighting and light fixtures, both high value LED lighting fixtures and CFL CFL lighting fixtures in modern and contemporary styles that provide quality, innovation and authenticity.


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Optronics Joins Lucidity, Brings Synergies to HD Vehicle Lighting Marketplace

Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

Optronics International, a leading manufacturer and supplier of HD vehicle lighting, announced that it has been acquired by Lucidity Enterprise Co., LTD. Optronics will operate as an independent business unit of the Taiwan-based lighting powerhouse, giving it direct access to Luciditys manufacturing strength, R&D capability and experience with the global vehicle lighting marketplace. The acquisition is the result of a longstanding, strategic relationship between the two organizations and represents a natural step in each companys evolution.

Lucidity is considered to be one of the worlds premiere vehicle lighting manufacturers and supports leading OEs of both powered and non-powered vehicles. The company serves a global marketplace and its products have long been sold through other U.S.-based HD lighting suppliers.

Luciditys state-of-the-art manufacturing credentials, including ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14064-1 and PAS 2050 designations, are complemented by its robust product design, compliance testing and R&D capacity. The company also recently acquired an Australia-based wiring and harness company.

Optronics has firmly repositioned itself and this will absolutely change the competitive hierarchy in HD lighting, said Brett Johnson, president and CEO of Optronics International. OEs will gain access to a lighting manufacturer with global sophistication, fleets will enjoy increased product availability and everyone will benefit from new, innovative technology and the industrys most competitive pricing structure.

Johnson said that Optronics has been steadily gaining market share in the HD and work truck markets, attributing much of the success to the companys customer-centered, can-do culture of listening and rapidly responding to needs with high-quality products that are realistically priced. Johnson added that with the new resources available to it, Optronics will be even more flexible and aggressive in the pursuit of new product development, tooling and speed to market.

Optronics complements Luciditys strategic objective of bringing imaginative, relevant and competitive lighting technology to the North American vehicle marketplace and the larger world, said Wayne Huang, chairman of Lucidity Enterprise Co., LTD. As a result of this investment, we expect to raise the bar, by delivering more advanced technology, more product availability and more choices to our customers.

Lucidity purchased Optronics International from Harvard Place Investments (HPI), which has owned the company since 2009. Customers and industry partners will see no change in service, accountability or how the company conducts business.

Optronics will continue to manufacture and deliver exceptional, high-quality products, while providing uninterrupted support to their distribution network and customers. Optronics will also renew its efforts to advance efficiency and innovation, with the same team of dedicated and experienced managers and staff.

Company officials from both organizations stated that the Optronics brand would continue to be a vibrant and stable fixture within the HD, trailer, RV, transit, agriculture and marine markets it currently serves and that it will expand into new markets as well. Optronics will maintain its headquarters in Tulsa Okla., manufacturing facility in Muskogee, Okla., and its distribution facility in Elkhart, Ind. The company expects to grow its physical presence in the U.S. as a result of the acquisition.

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About Optronics

Founded in 1972, Optronics International is a premier worldwide manufacturer and supplier of branded industrial and commercial vehicular safety lighting products. The company specializes in interior and exterior LED, incandescent and fluorescent lighting for the marine, RV, trailer, HD and transit vehicle markets. Optronics is headquartered in Tulsa Okla., with a manufacturing facility in Muskogee, Okla., and distribution facilities in Elkhart, Ind., and Ontario, Canada.

About Lucidity Established in 1981, Lucidity Enterprise Co., Ltd. is a premier worldwide manufacturer of vehicular safety lighting products. The company designs and produces OEM lights for many North American manufacturers and also makes the most comprehensive line of aftermarket replacement lights in the industry worldwide.

Trend Lighting, a Leading Provider of Innovative Contemporary Lighting is Now On Sale at

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 a leading provider of modern contemporary lighting is excited to offer Trend Lighting on Sale thru September 15th. Save 10% on todays most popular styles from this innovative lighting supplier. Based in California, Trend Lighting is known for its accessible approach to fashionable, affordable, complimentary, contemporary lighting. Modern design influences are evident in the recently introduced Orb and Shanghai round and oval pendants. Introduced last year, the Scope glass series is a proven winner with homeowners and interior decorators.

I make it a point to shop Trend Lighting every time I go on a buying trip, noted Susan Inderbinen, President of I have been impressed with the style and quality, especially at such affordable prices. More of our customers are younger people, just starting to get a sense of their individual contemporary-self. Trend Lighting offers many styles that have simple, clean lines that work in a transitional setting. Lighting is a necessity even if you are just starting to create your interior vision. If you have ever decorated your house, you know its a work in progress. Sometimes changing the mood of a room is as easy as adding a new floor lamp or hanging pendant. Now that we can extend an extra 10% savings on Trend lighting, we are really able to offer stylish lighting at an exceptional value.

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Trend Lighting Now On Sale at, save 10% Now Through September 15th.

Carried by, Trend Lightings everyday value in contemporary lighting, just got 10% better now through September 15th. Trend Lighting is known for their accessible approach to contemporary lighting with a warm, yet approachable design philosophy. This enables their customers to feel comfortable in their pursuit of modern living, while staying on a budget. Trend Lighting knows how to work with their overseas partners to import some very strong looks in complete family groupings. There are many complimentary groupings that allow the end-user to create a lighting layout that looks like it was created by a professional interior decorator.

We have had a lot of fun working with this line. Many of our clients own second homes, want the look of the Italian or German fixtures they used in their primary residence, but because of the limited time they spend at their second residence, the budget is often lower. My staff and I also take a lot of pleasure in working with young couples just starting out. In todays economy, every penny counts. With the 10% savings, one of our clients decided to buy a nice bottle of wine, to relax and enjoy the beautiful lighting addition to their home, noted Susan.

About LightKulture

At LightKulture, our mission is to offer the finest energy efficient contemporary lighting and light fixtures from around the world. We have assembled an exciting collection of the industries most innovative decorative and architectural lighting. We are proud to offer lighting solutions for both your home and work-life environments. Simplicity in design is complicated, function makes it last. Be inspired by our range of essential designs from well respected American and European manufacturers. In todays world, energy efficient lighting is as important as eco-friendly or green lighting fixtures, such as LED or CFL lighting. We offer the very best energy efficient lighting and light fixtures, both high value LED lighting fixtures and CFL lighting fixtures in modern and contemporary styles that provide quality, innovation and authenticity.


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Peachtree Lighting, a Covington, GA, Light Fixture Manufacturer Acquired by an LED Lighting Investment Group as 5th Plant

Covington, GA (PRWEB) August 07, 2012

Peachtree Lighting, Covington, GA a specialty lighting fixture manufacturer for architects, engineers, lighting designers in construction of healthcare/hospital, church construction, and hotel/hospitality buildings was purchased by a Kansas City area investment group, Peachtree Lighting LLC, in mid July as a strategic investment, to grow their lighting manufacturing and sales.

The new company ownership and management has 35 years of experience in growing and revitalizing manufacturing businesses and sees this as a strategic investment to expand their foothold in the lighting markets. The purchase of Peachtree Lighting adds the Georgia company as their 5th plant in the Peachtree Lighting investment group which includes light fixtures, LED light engines, and downlight modules.

One of the groups divisions has designed and manufactured High Power LED Light engines for hundreds of indoor and outdoor LED lighting applications. Peachtree will continue to market and sell its existing products plus more creative and innovative energy saving LED Lighting designs with the support of the new ownership.

Norman Beal, spokesman for Peachtree Lighting, LLC, said We are excited to add Peachtree Lighting to our list of companies. This will allow our parent company to expand into the rapidly growing LED Lighting fixture market, by offering new and innovative LED lighting choices for the market.

Peachtrees Director of Marketing, Bryan Bevil, stated that under our new ownership, Peachtree Lighting, LLC now has the financial strength and support to achieve its original growth plans.

Customer orders that were cancelled or placed on hold during the transition can now be released. New quotations and orders are being accepted immediately. The phone & fax numbers, web address, and email addresses all remain the same.

For questions or further information contact:

Bryan Bevil, Peachtree Lighting, LLC; 770-787-8490

7230 Industrial Blvd, Covington, GA 30014, USA

Improved Illumination Selects Top Rated LED Lighting Manufacturer, Expands Energy Efficiency Lighting Options and Offerings

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

Over the last 12-15 months, Improved Illumination has spent a tremendous amount of time interviewing, meeting with, researching and evaluating numerous LED manufactures and supplies. Our goal, as LED reliability has improved and the fixture cost has decreased, has been to add a proven LED offering to our already existing suite of cost saving exterior and interior lighting fixtures. says James Feeney, Managing Director of Improved Illumination. We are very impressed with not only the reliability of NextGens product offerings but their commitment in providing the highest level of customer satisfaction as well.

There is no One Size Fits All in the lighting world says Feeney. The application is the key. Take for example, Parking Garages or Parking Lot Lighting. If you own, run or manage a parking facility, with Metal Halide lamps currently installed, you know they are expensive to run, labor intensive to replace and when these bulbs burn out, leave dangerous unlit areas that may increase the risk to your visitors and/or decrease the customer experience.

Improved Illumination is a third party, unbiased provider of cost saving, energy efficient lighting solutions. Unlike others who represent only one particular lighting technology product line, Improved illumination has strong relationships with leading Induction, Fluorescent and now a LED lighting technology provider. This allows Improved Illumination to expand its ability and continue to suggest the most appropriate energy savings solution for our clients individual requirements and specific lighting applications. Feeney added.

We look forward to working with NextGen Illumination and providing well designed lighting recommendations that exceeds our fast growing list of clients expectations surrounding 5 major factors:

Better Light: covering color rendering and consistency, More Energy Efficient: consume 50-85% less energy, Less Maintenance: Longer lamp life, less replacement, fewer service calls, Environmentally friendly: less greenhouse gasses, smaller carbon footprint and Saving Money: reduced monthly lighting expenses, payback in months, not years.

Improved illumination ( provides exterior and interior lighting solutions to commercial, industrial, educational and government clients. Based in Metro West, Boston, Improved illumination works with Parking Facilities, Warehouses, Hospitals, Lodging Organization, Auto Dealerships and a host of others to evaluate and make cost savings suggestions to reduce our clients lighting/energy consumption. These benefits provide a solid ROI and a payback measured in months not years.

James Feeney can be reached at 508 801 9205 or jfeeney(at)improvedillumination(dot)com and would welcome the opportunity to discuss your current lighting configuration and undertake a no-obligation LEAP evaluation for your organizations locations.

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Zhongtian Lighting Announces the New Product [ZT-HB-2-60W-LED Bay Light]

(PRWEB) August 10, 2012

Recently, Zhongtian Lighting released its new product [ZT-HB-2-60W-LED Bay Light]. This models performance is more excellent than previous models. Its light source is the LED white light with higher brightness and the shell is aluminum alloy (other materials can be used according to the customers requirement). The combination of heat conduction of copper and the heat dissipation of alloy enables this model to dissipate heat perfectly. It also can be designed according to the demands of customers. The technical specification of this LED bay light is presented as follows: