The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002; the competition has since occurred biennially in the U.S. 2005, 2007, and 2009. The next event will take place on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23–Oct. 2, 2011. Open to the public free of charge, visitors can tour the houses, gather ideas to use in their own homes, and learn how energy-saving features can help them save money today.
“We are excited and proud to be a lighting sponsor of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon,” said Zach Gibler, chairman and chief executive officer of Lighting Science Group. “Teams around the world will now have a chance to further increase their house’s efficiency with the use of our ultra-efficient, high-performance and low-cost LED products.”
For years, high-output and low-cost LED lighting products have been just out of reach from a cost basis, but Lighting Science Group has revolutionized the science of light in America to produce lighting products that deliver on the promise of LED technology. From the International Space Station to the Times Square Ball to other projects in major cities across the world and now in homes, the company’s LED solutions are increasing energy independence and saving consumers, businesses and governments significant amounts of money. In fact, Lighting Science Group is the chosen partner of NASA to develop cutting-edge lighting technologies for use in space, and recently received the industry’s first ENERGY STAR label for an LED light bulb.
Major lighting retailers like The Home Depot, lighting companies, retail chains, restaurants, cities like Salt Lake City, UT and Lewiston, ME, military installations such as Naval Base Ventura County, CA, and world renowned architects and builders have all chosen Lighting Science Group to be their lighting technology provider. Why? The company’s products produce a better combination of more light at a lower price—with longer life and better lighting quality—than other LED products on the market.
For more information on Lighting Science Group’s LED products, visit www.lsgc.com.