Silicon Valley Startup Lunera Lighting Set to Offer Next-Generation LED Lighting to Commercial Market
"Our objective is to be the leader in developing the full potential of LED lighting for general commercial use," said Don Peifer, Lunera co-founder. "Our business model is to include all the necessary expertise inside one company and create a fixture that delivers on the promise of energy savings and elevates the quality of light for a facility's occupants."
The resulting technology has been applied to grid lay-in and suspended fixture formats, both of which are UL certified and will be showcased by Lunera at Greenbuild 2009.
Lunera's digital LED fixtures enables the following benefits to building owners, facility asset managers, lighting designers/specifiers, lighting and LEED consultants, and electrical contractors:
-- Lower Energy Costs: Lowers energy consumption/cost of electricity by approximately 35%
-- Save on Maintenance: 10-15 year life reduces lighting maintenance costs
-- Improve Quality of Light: Uniform light distribution to reduce glare and shadows, unique blend of LEDs create "digital daylight"
-- Qualify for LEED: Lower power, dimmability, absence of mercury, and lower HVAC load contribute to LEED certification
-- Help the Environment: Decreased energy consumption reduces carbon footprint; Fully recyclable fixtures, RoHS complaint, no hazardous materials
-- Enhanced Design: Ultra-thin profile in suspended, grid, or fixed mounted configurations that can make a design statement
-- Easy to Install: No change in existing electrical infrastructure or ceiling grid requirement.
While requiring 35% less electricity than comparable fluorescent lights, Lunera LED fixtures offer better overall light quality. With an expected service life of over 50,000 hours, the product is virtually maintenance-free. Lunera lights, made in the United States, are RoHS compliant and are UL, ETL, and FCC certified.