“The majority of energy consumed from existing lighting in the U.S. comes from conventional bulbs that operate off of electronic or magnetic ballasts. Since LEDs are inherently incompatible with ballasts, the pace of LED technology adoption into the commercial market segment was stifled. Lunera’s talented team of engineers developed BallastLED technology in order to solve this difficult technical challenge and accelerate the deployment of energy-saving LED technology across the nation’s commercial building portfolio,” says Doug Schendt, CEO of Lunera Lighting.
“In the past year, the market has spoken and it’s clear that customers found what they have been looking for in the simplicity and elegance of Lunera’s plug-and-play approach as seen in the Helen Lamp,” comments Tom Quinn, Lunera’s vice president of sales and marketing.
“Having the vision to create an entirely new lighting category and; with the support of our valued channel partners, shipping over one-million units of product in a short period of time is something we are very proud to have achieved. The Lunera Helen Lamp has been a juggernaut and a positive catalyst to accelerating the adoption of energy saving LED technology in the commercial market,” adds Quinn.
Steve Westly, managing partner of the Westly Group and an investor in Lunera, comments: “We are thrilled to see the progress Lunera is making with their unique approach to enabling the adoption of LED technology by the commercial market. The impact it is having in reducing energy use and improving the environment is significant. The Westly Group is pleased to be able to support this important innovation.”