We are excited to work with Visible Light Solar Technologies to deliver greener, more energy efficient buildings that reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact
Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) September 17, 2009
Visible Light Solar Technologies, a solar and LED lighting technology innovator, today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with the nation's second largest electrical contractor, Integrated Electrical Services (NASDAQ: IESC) for national installation and maintenance of its solar/LED and LED lighting solutions to businesses, municipalities and educational facilities. As part of the agreement, Visible Light Solar will utilize IES's vast network of professional electricians and technicians to help customers dramatically reduce their lighting energy expenses, maintenance costs and carbon footprint.
Visible Light Solar is the first commercial and industrial lighting company to fully integrate LED lighting devices, solar power technology and advanced power management systems in exterior and interior lighting fixtures. The company's broad line of solar/LED lighting applications operates up to 85 percent more efficiently than their standard counterparts. In addition to dramatically lowering energy consumption, Visible Light Solar's LED solutions reduce ongoing maintenance costs through much longer lifetime expectancy than HID bulbs (five to 10 years versus one year for most HID bulbs). The bulbs are also resistant to thermal and vibrational shocks, and because they do not contain toxic materials like mercury, or require ballasts that often contain PCBs, they are more environmentally sustainable.
"We are excited to work with Visible Light Solar Technologies to deliver greener, more energy efficient buildings that reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact," said Michael Caliel, IES President and Chief Executive Officer. "From construction through operation and maintenance, efficient energy use through renewable resources will become a leading metric in assessing a building's performance."
Dee Dennis, Visible Light Solar's president and chief executive officer is enthused about the alliance with IES. "We are changing the lighting industry with solutions that provide immediate ROI and are thrilled to have the scale, expertise and reach of IES to help bring our solutions to market quickly and professionally. IES has a long history of successful and safe systems design, installation, maintenance and testing in the commercial and industrial markets. Their electrical and communications expertise combined with our products will help put our customers on the forefront of environmental effectiveness and energy responsibility."
ABOUT VISIBLE LIGHT SOLAR
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Visible Light Solar Technologies (http://www.visiblelightsolar.com) is an intelligent solar and LED lighting technology company. Visible Light Solar provides businesses, municipalities and educational facilities with retrofit as well as new solar/LED lighting solutions that save money, reduce maintenance costs, and are environmentally sustainable. Visible Light Solar is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society, US Green Building Council and the International Dark-Sky Association. The company is backed by the venture accelerator firm, Noribachi (http://www.noribachi.com).
IES is a leading national provider of electrical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial and residential markets. From office buildings to wind farms to housing developments, IES designs, builds and maintains electrical and communications systems for a diverse array of customers, projects and locations. For more information about IES, please visit http://www.ies-co.com.
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