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City of Pompano Beach Selects Evolucia’s LED Cobra Head Fixtures

Copans Road Pompano Beach before the installation of Evolucia Aimed Optics LED roadway lighting. Traditional street lighting, pole spacing and pole heights caused a “zebra-effect”–dark and light shadows on the road resulting in visibility problems for drivers.

Sarasota, FL — Evolucia, Inc. (Fully reporting OTCQB and OTCBB listed: ILED) is pleased to announce that it has completed the initial installations of its 200 Watt LED cobra head fixtures along the main thoroughfares in Pompano Beach, Florida. The city of 100,000+ is replacing its inefficient 460 Watt metal halide streetlights with Evolucia’s 200 Watt LED Aimed Optics cobra head luminaires. The new street lights are installed along Atlantic Avenue, Federal Highway/US-1 and Copans Road, primary traffic arteries in the beautiful ocean front city along Florida’s Atlantic coastline.

Pompano Beach’s decision to switch to Evolucia’s award winning LED street lights has reduced energy consumption by almost 60%, and has increased visibility and security along the roadways. In addition, the selection of Evolucia’s fixtures allowed the city to virtually eliminate light pollution as the new LED cobra head fixtures employ Evolucia’s patented Aimed OpticsĀ technology which strategically aims light directly at the target area. This proprietary technology is the reason that Evolucia’s fixtures outperform the competition, and is one of the only fixtures in the industry that meet roadway specifications at mounting heights of 60 feet and pole spacing of 300 feet.

Copans Road Pompano Beach after the installation of Evolucia LED roadway lighting. Evolucia’s Aimed Optics solved the challenge of pole heights and spacing delivering even light distribution and improving visibility and road safety while saving energy and maintenance costs.

Siemens Industry Inc., the energy management company for the city, recommended the selection of Evolucia LED fixtures to the city after Siemens had completed an extensive evaluation of the highest performing LED street lighting products in the market. Evolucia’s fixtures were tested and compared side by side against the leading products in the industry, and outperformed every competing fixture. “We had partnered with Evolucia on projects in Sarasota and have been impressed with the performance of both the product and the Evolucia team,” said Gary Kreisler, Sales Project Manager, Siemens Industry Inc., “Pompano Beach’s mounting heights were taller than typical street lighting, so light performance was essential, and the Evolucia product outperformed the other products tested.”

“With pole heights of 60 feet and pole spacing of 300 feet, the challenge to deliver a bright and uniform light was daunting for most of the competitive products,” said Craig Hall, Business Development Director at Evolucia. “In most cases, the height and spacing caused a ‘zebra-effect’ – dark and light stripes on the roadway. This zebra-effect is not acceptable-light and shadow cause visibility problems even in the most favorable driving conditions. Our patented Aimed Optics technology increases the light output of our LED fixtures by 20%, and is the reason why our fixtures were selected by the US Department of Energy as the best street light in the industry,” added Hall.

With a 10 year warranted life, Pompano Beach will also save on the expenses associated with replacing burnt out street lights. The metal halide products had to be replaced every three years, which not only included the cost of new metal halide bulbs, but also the expense of hiring multiple certified lighting technicians, a bucket truck and the diversion of traffic. Because the roadways being re-lamped are major thoroughfares, rerouting traffic often caused safety concerns, such as lane closures and traffic jams.

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