LUXADD Partners with Kilowatt Depot to Introduce the Express T5 Retrofit Kit Series: Greener, More Efficient Fluorescent Lighting Saves Up to 73% on Energy Costs

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Kilowatt Depot a leading distributor of green and renewable energy products for the U.S. and South America

The LUXADD T5 retrofit kit is an important addition to our green and energy efficient line. There is huge potential for the T5 both in terms of saving energy and complying with Federal law mandating old T12 technology replacement.

LUXADD, the only U.S. manufacturer of the new Express T5 Retrofit Kit Series to meet new Federal law mandating replacement of standard T12 fluorescent tube has announced a distribution partnership with Kilowatt Depot, also based in Miami.

It’s a perfect fit for LUXADD. Kilowatt Depot Corp is a rapidly growing renewable energy and energy-conservation products distributor based in Miami, FL. The company provides renewable energy products which include but are not limited to solar panels, solar thermal systems, and solar pool/water pumping systems, and wind turbines, LED lighting and energy-efficient appliances.

Carlos Abad, CEO of Kilowatt Depot said: “The LUXADD T5 retrofit kit is an important addition to the green and energy efficient products we sell to consumers. There is huge potential for the T5 tube both in terms of saving energy as well as complying with Federal law mandating replacement of the older, T12 fluorescent lighting technology.” Currently, KW Depot is installing LUXADD products at their existing client base, i.e. Aero Thrust, Televisa, CNC Construction, Villagio Hotel.

Katrin Mehler, President of LUXADD added: “We have found the perfect partner to help with distribution of our Made-In-America T5 retrofit lighting product. Take a look at their product lines and it’s evident that Kilowatt Depot shares the same “green” values as we do to help consumers reduce their energy consumption and adopt new technologies as they emerge.”

Phase-Out of 500 million T12 fluorescent lighting tubes by the Department of Energy starts on July 14

Effective July 14, 2012, production of most T12 florescent lamps will be phased out, as mandated by the 2009 Department of Energy General Service Lamp legislation. Many of the standard fluorescent lights- an estimated 500 million T12 tubes – in millions of buildings will need to be replaced starting in July 2012. The Department of Energy (DOE) regulations will eliminate the most common T12 tubes. It is estimated that the replacement of 500 million T12 tubes would produce an annual saving of $10 Billion in electricity costs nationwide.

Lighting is an energy hog

Lighting is the single largest user of electricity in the U.S. New, patented technology from LUXADD allows for easy retrofitting of older, less efficient fluorescent lighting systems to T5, the leader in energy efficiency and lighting quality. The T5 saves up to 73% on lighting energy and reduces a company’s carbon footprint up to 60% with just one simple “SNAP” – like changing a light bulb. It is “plug and play” technology anyone can do does not require maintenance personnel. Rising energy costs directly impact all buildings in the U.S. Retail and service buildings in the U.S. use 149 billion kWh (or 508 trillion Btu) of site electricity (electricity consumed within the building) each year. This electricity is used for a variety of different purposes, the most being used for lighting (59%).

One-Year, Rapid ROI, Made In the U.S.A.

LUXADD can instantly improve lighting energy efficiency up to 73% and also save on air conditioning electricity costs used to cool the building due to heat produced by old-technology fluorescent lighting. The overall energy savings with LUXADD are up to 80%. LUXADD offers the only linear fluorescent lighting conversion adapter specifically designed for the US and Canadian market. It is designed for all residential and commercial applications- and it’s Made in the U.S.A.


LUXADD™ is a leading lighting solution provider based in Miami, FL and is comprised of experts dedicated to developing new technologies that improve energy efficiency in lighting, the single largest consumer of electricity worldwide. The U.S. Department of Energy's fluorescent lighting made official that most of the T12 lamps will be phased out of production starting in July 2012. Current lighting systems consisting of T12 fixtures with magnetic ballast will be retrofitted to modern T5 lamp technology with electronic ballast over time.

Environmental concerns, escalating energy costs and highly competitive economic conditions have created strong demand for energy efficient products that will help to conserve energy, save money and promote a healthy environment. LUXADD™ meets this need with products that dramatically reduce electricity consumption instantly while producing higher quality light. LUXADD™ is a registered trademark and the conversion adapter – the LUXADD Express T5 Retrofit Kit series is a patented technology. The company’s products are in compliance with the LEED and NAHB green building standards.

About Kilowatt Depot
Kilowatt Depot provides renewable energy products to installers, as well as to residential and commercial clients. It also distributes materials for weatherization and energy efficient lighting and appliances. The company’s mission is to become a specialized one stop retail and wholesale distribution center for all renewable systems and energy conservation products, gradually incorporating newer technologies as they become feasible.

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