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Symban and Accendo Partner to Deliver Energy Efficient Lighting Product Line

Sat, Aug 25 2012 11:40am PDT 1
Anthony Borges
Anthony Borges
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Digital HID™ Technology Surpasses LED in Performance and Price

Brampton, ON, August 23rd, 2012: Symban Lighting, Canada’s leading independent manufacturer of commercial and industrial lighting fixtures has partnered with Accendo Electronics of Markham, Ontario to deliver a broad line of energy efficient lighting products. This line of fixtures is the first available in North America to incorporate digital high-intensity discharge (DHID™) technology which reduces energy use by up to 50% without compromising overall performance, and while extending lamp life. Accendo Electronics is the World’s leading manufacturer of electronic/digital ballasts for high-intensity discharge lamps including pulse-start metal halide (PSMH), ceramic metal halide (CHM) and high pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, those used extensively in exterior and interior commercial and industrial applications.

Traditionally, HID lamps are driven by magnetic ballasts which are inefficient, wasting large amounts of energy to released heat, and which degrade lamps, reducing their performance and shortening their useful life. Digital ballasts (or electronic ballasts) utilize a micro-processor to finely control the voltage and amperage levels and frequency delivered to lamps, resulting in less power consumed and extended lamp life. Heat losses are minimized saving additional energy. A typical 400 Watt exterior or high bay fixture can be reduced by up to 200 Watts by switching from magnetic to digital ballasts.

As LED (light emitting diode) technology is seeing increased use in low-light applications, LED systems have yet to prove viable for high-intensity lighting applications. The light efficacy of LED systems (i.e. efficiency measured in terms of light lumens delivered per Watt of energy consumed) and their overall brightness has not matched metal halide technology. This, while remaining 3-4 times more expensive. In addition, manufactures of high-intensity discharge lamps have invested heavily to extend lamp-life and improve colour performance, rekindling interest in metal halide, ceramic metal halide and high pressure sodium lamps. It is expected that these developments, along with new DHID™ technology, will drive a renaissance in high-intensity discharge lighting from these sources.

Symban Lighting is the first company to offer energy-saving DHID™ technology in a complete line of fixtures including wall-packs, flood lights, and canopy lights. These products will be made available through electrical and lighting distribution channels in Canada and the United States.

For more information please contact:

Anthony Borges, Accendo Electronics, aborges@accendoelectronics.com, www.AccendoElectronics.com, www.AccendoElectronics.WordPress.com

Dave Greenlaw, Symban Lighting, dave@symbanlighting.com, www.SymbanLighting.com

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