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SWITCH Lighting Brings Liquid-Cooled LED Replacement A-Lamps to the Hospitality Industry


7/16/2012


> LAS VEGAS, NV – – SWITCH Lighting™, the first company to offer a full range of true LED replacements to incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFL), is receiving great feedback from hotels and restaurants about their highly-anticipated LED A-lamps. SWITCH is offering liquid-cooled LED A-lamps that can be used in any fixture, any orientation, anywhere—indoors and out. The full line includes 40, 60, 75, and 100 watt-equivalents, with the latest addition of the first-ever 3-Way LED lamp. Named SWITCH3-Way, it’s a 25/50/75 watt-equivalent LED replacement A-Lamp.  The full line is on display for the hospitality industry this week at HD Expo in Las Vegas.
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> The first SWITCH lamps were shipped to several hotel beta-sites in the United States last November, and are receiving positive feedback on their light quality—which matches the warm, room filling glow, and dimmability of an incandescent, with no drawbacks like the warm-up time and hazardous ingredients associated with CFLs.
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> “The Board feedback has been outstanding.” says Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch’s Chief Engineer. “The quality of light is probably having the biggest impact—there is absolutely no discernible difference between your LED lamps and a standard incandescent of similar lumens.”
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> SWITCH LED A-lamps work in the hospitality industry particularly well because they are beautifully designed and look as good off as they do on. This means they can be used in any style of fixture—open or enclosed. The lamps are also UL rated for fully enclosed fixtures and damp use, making them appropriate for use in any location. The lamps last 25,000 hours and use 80% less energy than a standard incandescent lamp which could save hospitality properties thousands in energy and maintenance replacement costs.
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> “We understand the challenges many properties face with lighting,” said SWITCH CEO, Tracy Bilbrough. “That’s why we chose to test our lamps first in several top hotels in the United States.  From the feedback we’ve received, they’ve exceeded expectations in terms of performance and payback period.  We feel SWITCH offers the best A-lamp solution for the hospitality industry and are proud to be showing off our solution at HD Expo.”
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> In addition to the SWITCH3-Way, SWITCH is also introducing technology for a 220/240V driver.  This will expand the full line of LED A-Lamps beyond U.S. borders to the international market. The 220/240V driver lamps are expected to be released in late 2012.
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> The SWITCH40, SWITCH60, SWITCH75 are shipping to limited commercial outlets next month; while the SWITCH100 and the SWITCH3-Way are shipping in August.  SWITCH will be announcing the locations of those commercial distributors by July.  These initial lamps will likely be priced between $40-60 from distribution, depending on the model.
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> About SWITCH Lighting:
> SWITCH Lighting™ is dedicated to innovative design and technologies that create cost-effective, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for consumers and businesses. SWITCH Lighting is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and advised by Cradle to Cradle® writer and sustainability expert Bill McDonough. The company is privately held (incorporated as Switch Bulb Company, Inc.) and headquartered in San Jose, California. For the latest information about SWITCH Lighting and SWITCH products, please visit http://www.switchlightingco.com/. Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/switchlightbulb or like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/switchlightbulbs.
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> About VantagePoint Capital Partners:
> VantagePoint Capital Partners is a global leader in financing and supporting transformative companies primarily focused on energy innovation and efficiency. With a best-in-class investment team of business and scientific experts, a broad network of corporate Strategic Partners, accomplished Senior Advisors, and more than $4 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the resources and talent to build important, industry-leading companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, VantagePoint has active investments in over 70 companies, including award-winning leaders BrightSource Energy, Liquid Robotics, Genomatica, MiaSolé, SWITCH Lighting, Serious Energy, Bridgelux, Solazyme, Trilliant, Tendril and Better Place. For more information, visit www.vpcp.com.
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