Vermont offers rebates for installation of LSG’s new LED bulbs

first_imgEfficiency Vermont,To accelerate the installation of ultra-efficient LED lighting, Efficiency Vermont is now offering businesses rebates for the installation of Lighting Science Group’s (LSCG 1.62, +0.06, +3.85%) new DEFINITY line of LED bulbs, PROLIFIC Series street lights and Shoebox fixtures. Chosen as a result of their rigorous LM-79 performance testing and excellent color rendering index and efficacy, Lighting Science Group’s ultra-efficient LED bulbs and fixtures have no mercury and very long life-spans. The incentives are being provided for retrofit, new construction and custom applications through Efficiency Vermont.”With rising energy costs nationwide, communities are looking for ways to save energy–the installation of Lighting Science Group’s LED bulbs and fixtures can save businesses in Vermont thousands of dollars in maintenance, replacement and energy cost,” said Zach Gibler, Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science Group. “These businesses now have the freedom to switch to an environmentally friendly and energy efficient lighting solution without sacrificing light quality and at little to no cost,” said Gibler.The ultra-efficient DEFINITY LED line includes A19, PAR38, PAR30, PAR20, MR16, and G25 bulb types that are all dimmable and will last nearly 20 years. Unlike CFLs, the DEFINITY LED bulbs contain no mercury, are completely recyclable, are instant on, and offer outstanding light quality. Furthermore, independent laboratory testing results show that the DEFINITY LED bulbs outperform competing products on the market.The PROLIFIC series LED street lights bring into balance the need to responsibly illuminate the community’s roadways while reducing energy consumption and eliminating maintenance costs. Compared with traditional HID street lights, the PROLIFIC series street lights are at least 50% more efficient, provide a more uniform light distribution and increased light levels, and will save the customers thousands of dollars in energy and maintenance cost over the life of the fixtures. Furthermore, the maintenance-friendly PROLIFIC LED technology eliminates costly re-lamping and re-ballasting of HID street lights and direct line wiring is used in place of starters and ballasts to eliminate traditional maintenance issues.Lighting Science Group’s ultra-efficient area Shoebox light fixture is a versatile and distinct LED-based light fixture that provides businesses unlimited options to illuminate and enhance architecture for exterior area lighting applications. Clean, sophisticated lines blend seamlessly with architectural elements creating glare free, low maintenance light for general illumination needs. The low footprint aluminum fixture has a wide range power supply and is easy to install, since no special ballast or voltage source is required.About Lighting Science Group CorporationLighting Science Group Corporation (LSCG 1.62, +0.06, +3.85%) designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. Lighting Science Group Design Works business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; Lighting Science Group Design Works business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; the Company’s European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, the Company has a sales office in Sydney, Australia. Lighting Science Group has over 200 workers in its Satellite Beach, Florida manufacturing facility that build lighting products from domestic and imported parts. Lighting Science Group is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about Lighting Science Group is available at www.lsgc.com(link is external).Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding the performance of LSG and the performance of LSG’s products using terminology such as “development,” “well positioned,” “leading,” “important,” “advance,” “success,” “will,” “should,” “expected,” “best in class,” “unparalleled,” “would,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “greater,” “preparing,” “excellent” “outperform,” “breakthrough,” or “extensive.” Such statements reflect the current view of LSG with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements. Readers should carefully review the risk factors detailed under “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K’s, Form 10-Q’s and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings.For more information on how Vermont businesses can install Lighting Science Group LED lighting at little to no cost, visithttp://www.efficiencyvermont.com/pages/Business/HVAC/Lighting/LED/(link is external) or contact Pooja Sethi at [email protected](link sends e-mail).SOURCE: Lighting Science Group Corporation. 9.21.2010last_img read more

If only I had known…a tale of debt dragons and the heroes that beat it

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr When you’re young, vivid daydreams can occupy all the space in your head. Yet when you grow up, the clouds you once soared can seem farther away. The princess you saved from the towering castle? Just an imaginary past. Your shiny armor is now rusted in the effort to fight off a scaly financial dragon. Had I been exposed to better tools when I made my education choices, my journey toward the future I wanted and the financial reality I could live with would have been so much easier.Debt makes everything realAccording to Filene’s research, 7 in 10 students graduating from college have student loan debt, averaging over $30,000. Seventy-seven percent of students that graduate college under the age of 40 regret not planning out how to manage their student loan debt. Meanwhile, 50% don’t even know what they borrowed, and 28% didn’t realize they even had student loans.These numbers are alarming; credit unions should be concerned about their members who may soon face the burden of student debt. With support and cooperation from Credit Union Student Choice, Filene recently had the opportunity to test its Debt Dragon prototype at a Wisconsin high school. The theory of this prototype tool is that with it, students and family members can avoid insurmountable burdens of debt by better understanding the impacts of debt before they take it on. continue reading »last_img read more

Billie Jean King hopes to ‘make a difference’ as Dodgers minority owner

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire PreviousTennis icon Billie Jean King, left, and her partner Ilana Kloss take a selfie during Friday’s Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. King and Kloss have joined the team’s ownership group. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, Contributing Photographer)Dodgers infielder Chase Utley talks with tennis icon Billie Jean King, who is the newest member of the team’s ownership group on the field before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both graduated from Long Beach Poly High. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Los Angeles Dodgers Owner & Chairman Mark Walter the newest member of the ownership group, Billie Jean King with her own jersey during a press conference at Dodger Stadium on September 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter, left, and Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, right, pose with tennis champions Billie Jean King, second from left, and her partner Ilana Kloss, during the press conference announcing the addition of the duo to the team’s ownership group on Friday at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tennis champion Billie Jean King speaks during a news conference where the Los Angeles Dodgers announced that she and her partner Ilana Kloss are joining the team ownership group in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter, left, introduces to the baseball team ownership group tennis champion Billie Jean King at a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tennis champions Billie Jean King and her partner Ilana Kloss pose for photographers on the field after a news conference that added the two to the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Los Angeles Dodgers president and CEO Stan Kasten, right, and owner and chairman Mark Walter, left, introduce to the baseball team ownership group, tennis champions Billie Jean King, second from left, and her partner, Ilana Kloss, at a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Pending approval by the WNBA, the two are also expected to have an ownership interest in the Los Angeles Sparks. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tennis champion Billie Jean King displays a poster of singer Elton John, from a 1975 Dodger Stadium concert, after a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. King and her partner, Ilana Kloss, have taken an undisclosed stake in the Dodgers at the invitation of owner Mark Walter. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Tennis champion Billie Jean King, center, gestures with her partner Ilana Kloss, right, at a news conference to introduce them as part of the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group by owner and chairman Mark Walter, left, in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Billie Jean King who is the newest member of the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group shows off her custom blue Adidas sneakers before the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter, left, and Dodgers president & CEO Stan Kasten, right, introduce to the baseball team ownership group, tennis champion Billie Jean King, second from left, and her partner Ilana Kloss at a news conference in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 21: Billie Jean King who is the newest member of the team’s ownership group waves as she leave the room after an introductory press conference before the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on September 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Tennis champion Billie Jean King, center, gestures with her partner, Ilana Kloss, during a news conference to introduce them as part of the ownership group of the Los Angeles Dodgers by team owner Mark Walter, left, in Los Angeles, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)Longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss who have joined the Dodgers ownership group, speak to the media during a press conference Friday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Dodgers infielder Chase Utley talks with tennis icon Billie Jean King who is the newest member of the team’s ownership group on the field before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both are graduates of Long Beach Poly High. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Tennis icon Billie Jean King, left, and her partner Ilana Kloss take a selfie during Friday’s Dodgers game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. King and Kloss have joined the team’s ownership group. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, Contributing Photographer)Dodgers infielder Chase Utley talks with tennis icon Billie Jean King, who is the newest member of the team’s ownership group on the field before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both graduated from Long Beach Poly High. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)NextShow Caption1 of 16Dodgers infielder Chase Utley talks with tennis icon Billie Jean King, who is the newest member of the team’s ownership group on the field before Friday’s game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Both graduated from Long Beach Poly High. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)ExpandLOS ANGELES — One day in ownership and she’s already trying to meddle with the lineup.“You gonna play tonight?” Billie Jean King said when she saw fellow Long Beach Poly graduate Chase Utley in the audience at Friday’s press conference officially announcing that King and her partner, Ilana Kloss, had joined the Dodgers ownership group.King and Kloss have been approved by MLB. They are awaiting approval at the next WNBA ownership meeting before also joining the ownership group of the L.A. Sparks.No financial details were announced and it is not known what percentage stake King and Kloss will have. Both are former tennis players with extensive experience as team owners and league officials with World Team Tennis. King said their first order of business in joining the Dodgers is “learning, a lot of learning.”Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.“We really hope that we can make a difference and make a difference that’s meaningful, that’s impactful,” said King who said she and younger brother Randy Moffitt “grew up bleeding Dodger blue” from the team’s first season in Los Angeles. Moffitt later pitched in the majors for teams that included the rival San Francisco Giants, or as King put it, “the wrong team.”“We’re very big on inclusion and we hope we can help in that area and also the LGBTQ-plus community. … It’s such an honor. I think it’s great that as women we’re part of this and I hope we can make an impact. I think it sends a very strong message.”PITCHING CHANGEThere was “a little matchup component” in the decision to switch Ross Stripling and Rich Hill in the rotation, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Stripling started Friday with Hill pushed back to Saturday.In the short term, Hill will now miss next week’s Arizona series. He has allowed 15 runs on 20 hits (including six home runs) in 14 innings over three starts against the Diamondbacks this season.Hill now lines up to start the series opener in San Francisco next weekend. Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start In the longer term, it could signal Stripling’s consideration for a potential playoff rotation against the Atlanta Braves. The Braves’ team batting average and OPS drop significantly against right-handed pitching.DODGER LEGENDSHall of Fame broadcaster Jaime Jarrin became the 12th inductee into the Dodgers’ Ring of Honor Friday night.Eleven of the 12 inductees are Hall of Famers (Jim Gilliam is the lone exception), a precedent the Dodgers have set for retiring player’s uniform numbers. Kasten said the team has long been trying to create a way to honor former players who made their marks with the Dodgers but have not been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame.So Friday, the team announced the creation of a “Legends of Dodgers Baseball” program with Don Newcombe, Steve Garvey and Fernando Valenzuela as the inaugural inductees. The trio will be officially inducted at some point in 2019.Kasten acknowledged the “Legends” program is just one of “many new developments” the team is planning before hosting the 2020 All-Star Game. That could mean further structural changes to Dodger Stadium as well as “the creation of a permanent home to celebrate” the franchise’s history. Kasten would not say Friday if that would mean the creation of a team hall of fame and museum at the stadium, a project that has been discussed many times over the years.UP NEXTPadres (RHP Jacob Nix, 2-3, 5.75 ERA) at Dodgers (LHP Rich Hill, 9-5, 4.02 ERA), Saturday, 6:10 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available)Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more