|[March 13, 2017]
Orion Energy Systems Secures NSF/ANSI Certification for Its Energy-Efficient APOLLO® Class LED VaporTight Lighting System
Energy Systems (NASDAQ: OESX), a leading designer and
manufacturer of LED lighting solutions today announced the expansion of
Class LED VaporTight product line with NSF/ANSI Standard 2
certification. Orion is taking its all-around best-in-class APOLLO®
LED VaporTight product family into new lighting application spaces where NSF/ANSI
Standard 2 certification is required, opening new opportunities in
what Orion estimates to be a $530M food and beverage market.
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Orion Energy Systems announces the new APOLLO® Class LED VaporTight product line with NSF/ANSI Standard 2 certification. (Photo: Business Wire)
Orion is one of only a few lighting manufacturers that offer an entire
fixture with NSF/ANSI certification and manufactures products in the US.
"US manufactured products are more important to our customes today,"
said John Scribante, Orion's chief executive officer. "The fact that the
new VaporTight product line is manufactured in the US and is NSF/ANSI
certified is a significant benefit, proving once again that our US
manufacturing strategy gives us a competitive advantage."
The National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) identifies areas that require
NSF/ANSI certified products as areas that are exposed to routine soiling
from splashes and spills1, including food related commercial
and industrial businesses such as commercial kitchens, food distribution
centers, canning and bottling, and meat processing. To qualify for
NSF/ANSI certification, every aspect of a product's development is
thoroughly evaluated including extensive product testing and material
analyses as well as unannounced plant inspections. Most importantly, NSF
certification is not a one-time event, but involves regular on-site
inspections of manufacturing facilities and regular re-testing of
products to ensure that they continue to meet the same high standards
required to maintain certification over time.
NSF/ANSI certification is particularly important because it means
Orion's APOLLO® LED VaporTight NSF fixtures are durable
enough for the most demanding environments, including facilities with
wash down requirements up to 1500 pounds per square inch (PSI).
Businesses that are required to use NSF/ANSI certified products can now
realize the energy saving benefits of the APOLLO® VaporTight
series, including best-in-class performance at up to 155 lumens per watt
(LPW). More lumens per watt means the fixtures produce more light for
less energy, and therefore save Orion customers more money on their
electricity bill than they would save if they chose a competitive LED
More light for less energy is even more compelling for the food
processing industry, and especially meat and poultry packing plants,
because of requirements by the United States Department of Agriculture
(USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to meet higher minimum
light levels for food safety purposes.
The durable APOLLO® VaporTight NSF series has many advantages
over legacy high intensity discharge and fluorescent lighting
technologies, such as improved light output, wide-ranging dimming
options, and instant-on performance, all of which lead to increased
energy savings. Low maintenance and longer life of up to 125,000 hours
reduces maintenance costs.
Visit the Where to Buy section of Orion's website at orionlighting.com for
a list of authorized Orion sales agents.
1 National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)
NSF Certified Surfacing Materials Explained [PDF]. Retrieved
About Orion Energy Systems
Orion is a leading designer and producer of energy efficient lighting
and retrofit lighting solutions for commercial and industrial buildings.
Orion manufactures and markets connected lighting systems encompassing
LED solid-state lighting and intelligent controls. Orion systems
incorporate patented design elements that deliver significant energy,
efficiency, optical and thermal performance that drive financial,
environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers,
including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500.
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