Leading Lighting Manufacturer, Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. Commits to Making Every Day, Earth Day

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For the Environment, One Day is not Enough!

Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc. (http://www.SeaGullLighting.com) a leading manufacturer of functional and decorative lighting products, and Energy Star® Partner of the Year is reminding everyone that although Friday, April 22nd is the calendar date for Earth Day, individually and collectively we have the ability and power to make every day, Earth Day!

Business, organizations and consumers all play an important role in reducing harmful, greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our environment for future generations. For the past 15 years, Sea Gull Lighting has actively participated in the Energy Star program by dedicating its efforts to the development, refinement and marketing of hundreds of Energy Star qualified decorative lighting products.

According to Ace Rosenstein, Sea Gull Lighting vice president marketing and business development, "As a charter member of Energy Star since 1992 and honored Partner of the Year by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, Sea Gull Lighting has boldly pioneered the advance of energy efficient lighting as well as dedicated its resources to the promotion of the technology’s many environmentally-friendly and cost-saving benefits.”

Sea Gull Lighting currently markets over 500 Energy Star qualified lighting and ceiling fan products in a vast array of styles, colors and finishes to complement a wide range of decorative and functional demands of designers, builders, architects and home owners. Once known for green hues, humming and flickering, Sea Gull Lighting has worked closely with the EPA and others to advance fluorescent lighting technologies and fixture style making the latest Energy Star qualified lighting fixtures virtually indistinguishable from their traditional incandescent counterparts.

"I invite you to join me in celebrating the 35th Anniversary of Earth Day and take the time to reflect on our nation’s environmental accomplishments and recommit to challenges of the future", said EPA's Acting Administrator, Steve Johnson.

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of “Earth Day”. On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. It was a time when cities were buried under their own smog and polluted rivers caught fire. Now 35 years later, Earth Day is being celebrated around the globe. Through the combined efforts of the U.S. government, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment.

Did You Know?

  • Energy Star qualified lighting provides more light while using 2/3 less energy than standard incandescent lighting.
  • The average home is responsible for more air pollution than the average car.
  • If one room in every US household was brightened by Energy Star qualified lighting, the annual energy savings would be equivalent to removing more than 8 million cars from the road for one year.
  • It’s easy to see that Energy Star qualified fixtures are a stylish addition to any décor. What you can’t see is that they use less energy with bulbs that last 6 to 10 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.
  • The US demand for electricity is due to increase 28% over the next 20 years. And global demand will double by 2025.

About Energy Star®

Energy Star was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, the co-sponsored program between the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 7,000 organizations have become Energy Star partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses.

About Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc.

Headquartered in Riverside, New Jersey, Sea Gull Lighting Products, Inc., is a leading manufacturer and marketer of decorative and functional lighting as well as ceiling fans for residential, commercial and architectural applications. The 86-year-old company provides more than 3,500 product designs spanning 15 categories to a multi-national network of electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, furniture and gift specialty stores as well as various niche markets. These products are marketed worldwide under the Sea Gull Lighting®, Ambiance® Lighting Systems®, Monte Carlo® Fan Company, PGA Tour® Home Collection and Carolyn Kinder Lighting brand names. Sea Gull Lighting is also a proud partner of the EPA’s Energy Star® Program and was recently named 2005 Energy Star Partner of the Year. This is the second consecutive year that the company has earned this honor.

For more information regarding Sea Gull Lighting Products, please visit http://www.seagulllighting.com http://www.seagulllighting.com/EnergyStar or contact William Chelak at 1-732-541-2971 or wchelak@seagulllighting.com.

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