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EverLast(R) Lighting With Smart Controls Is Used In Parking Lot Lighting Upgrade at UniGroup

JACKSON, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- In the fall of 2013 UniGroup partnered with Simply Bright Ideas and EverLast® Lighting, Inc. in an effort to lower their energy consumption, and upgrade their parking lot lighting. "They were looking for a lighting solution that was energy efficient and controllable based on their parking lot sizes," commented Brian Brader, representative of Simply Bright Ideas. "EverLast® was able to exceed their expectations once we were able to determine the appropriate solution."

Shortly thereafter, UniGroup replaced over one-hundred 1000 watt high pressure sodium fixtures with EverLast® induction 250 and 400 watt shoebox fixtures that produce an equivalent light output allowing them to achieve maximum savings throughout their parking lots. The fixtures were ordered through City Lighting Products, a distributor out of the St. Louis Missouri area.

UniGroup, Inc. is a $1.6 billion transportation and relocation services company with headquarters in suburban St. Louis, MO. In addition to household goods carriers United Van Lines and Mayflower Transit, UniGroup's subsidiaries include UniGroup Relocation, which provides global moving and destination services in more than 146 countries, UniGroup Logistics, which specializes in tailored supply chain solutions, Allegiant Move Management, which is a transportation management company for corporate and government accounts, and Trans Advantage, which provides goods and services to professional movers.

The EverLast® fixtures also came with integrated Lumewave systems for enhanced controllability. "The fixtures were specifically cut to fit the wireless Lumewave control system. Motion sensors were also added so that each light's dimming levels could be controlled individually," explained Brader. Lumewave products used wirelessly with induction fixtures are ideal for saving energy, reducing light pollution and enhancing public safety especially in and around large educational or business campus parking, sidewalk and other outdoor areas.

"UniGroup was a very unique project that paired our EverLast Induction Shoe Box fixtures with LumeWave controls. This allows facility engineers to program the lighting according to need thus making the entire exterior lighting space more efficient," stated Alex Orr, Vice President of Sales at EverLast® Lighting, Inc.

EverLast® induction light fixtures are 50-70% more energy efficient than metal halides and last up to 100,000 hours, making them virtually maintenance free for up to 15 years. The EverLast® 300 watt Classic Shoe Box fixtures provide a more natural and high color rendition light quality than traditional metal halide or high pressure sodium fixtures. EverLast® Induction lighting fixtures are also available with a dimmable option, providing even more energy savings while areas are vacant.

The EverLast® shoebox fixtures are commonly used in surface parking lots and can be found installed at Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan, Crippen Auto Mall in Lansing, Michigan, Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee, and Kelly Chevrolet in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

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 www.everlastlight.com, call 888-383-7578 or send an email to [email protected].

If you would like to support EverLast®, please follow EverLast® on Twitter or visit them on Facebook.

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