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Gatlinburg Convention Center Installs Induction Light Fixtures

EverLast® Lighting Selected Yet Again in a Massive Expo Lighting Upgrade

JACKSON, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/14 -- The Gatlinburg Convention Center, featuring the modern and spacious W.L. Mills Conference Center, is located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and can accommodate any number of attendees from small groups of 10 up to 6,000. With over 148,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space, the facility offers countless combinations, from expansive halls and auditoriums to meeting and board rooms.

In the summer of 2013, the Gatlinburg Convention Center partnered with Sizemore Performance to complete an initiative to significantly improve their interior lighting. "We had wanted to upgrade our lighting at the Convention Center for years, but we didn't want to go with just any solution. We wanted the best," commented Scott Murphy, Facility Engineer at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

The Center is a thoroughly professional organization dedicated to making meetings more efficient, effective and economical by offering both a better facility and better service. "They compared EverLast® to several T5, T8, and LED fixtures throughout the process. None of the rival technology measured up in terms of reduced maintenance costs, and light distribution," explained Bruce Sizemore, Representative of Sizemore Performance. "Even though they knew what they wanted, it wasn't a quick process. The facility managers really took the time to evaluate each fixture, and grade its performance. In this application, EverLast® was ahead of the other technologies by leaps and bounds."

Subsequently, the Convention Center replaced 400 watt metal halide high bay fixtures with EverLast® 250 watt induction lights. "We had never seen induction before so we were very interested in what it could do. The 400 watt metal halide fixtures that were previously lighting the facility had a lot of heat problems, and were very slow to turn on before events. We elected to not go with LED fixtures because the light source was so directional and there was too much light lost in the application, Murphy explained. "We would have also been forced to replace the LED fixtures at 50,000 hours whereas EverLast® could operate up to 100,000 hours."

"They have vision for making things better, and more efficient at the Convention Center that aligns with the City's Green Thinking initiative. They upheld that vision with EverLast®," commented Sizemore.

EverLast® induction light fixtures are 50-70% more energy efficient than metal halides and provide a more natural and high color rendition light quality. EverLast® Induction lighting fixtures are also available with a dimmable option, providing even more energy savings while areas are vacant.

The EverLast® High Bay fixtures are commonly used in large scale facilities and can be found installed in COBO Hall in Detroit, Michigan, the Tulsa Expo Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

About EverLast® Lighting: EverLast® Lighting, Inc. is a sister company of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit, call 888-383-7578 or send an email to [email protected].

For press inquiries, contact Kyle Leighton at 517-783-3800 ext.231 or email at [email protected]. If you would like to support EverLast®, please follow EverLast® on Twitter or visit them on Facebook.

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