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American Bright Lighting rolls out SimpleTube LED replacement lamps

BY CSA STAFF

Chino, Calif. American Bright Lighting announced its new patent pending, second-generation SimpleTube LED replacement lamps capable of replacing inefficient T-8 fluorescent tubes in large-scale retail refrigerators and freezers. The Improved series offers up to 79% power savings over the commonly used fluorescent tube ballast combinations and, due to lower heat emissions, reduces strain and demand on refrigeration compressors and controls. The series is the industry’s most efficient, consuming as much as 50% less power than comparable LED units from other manufacturers.

Independent laboratory testing performed to LM79 confirms an efficacy of up to 61 lumens per watt. The total efficacy of the SimpleTube is nearly twice the efficacy of the other solid-state lighting products commercially available for similar applications. SimpleTubes are UL listed, assuring compliance will internationally recognized safety standards, and they are offered in ANSI color bins. The color quality and consistency enhances product appearance and will not degrade appreciably over the 50,000+ hour projected life of the product. The simple tube is available with a number of output angles and lens options, both clear and frosted, to meet the most demanding applications.

American Bright Lighting has also introduced a THD (total harmonic distortion) correction version that complies with emerging regulations and proposed Department of Energy (DOE) specifications. This patent pending feature assures end users of compliance with existing and future regulations regarding the use of AC based LED systems. AC bases LED systems eliminate the need for AC-to-DC power conversion and secondary driver systems that historically are the “weak link” in other solid-state lighting solutions.

SimpleTube lamps are 100% RoHS compliant, meeting the most stringent global standards for toxin-free materials and manufacturing processes. The toxin-free nature of solid-state lamps also renders accidental breakage concerns a thing of the past. When a fluorescent tube is broken in a freezer or refrigerated retail space, all the contents must be discarded, which carries a high cost in not only lost product, but also in lost productivity.

For further information, visit ab-lighting.com.

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Safeway promotes ‘The Market’ with swag

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SAN JOSE, Calif. Safeway announced that it is promoting its new “The Market by Safeway” store concept in San Jose, Calif., by hosting a three-day “Swag-apalooza event on the San Jose State University campus Jan. 26 to Jan. 28.

Brand ambassadors for The Market will be on campus to inform students about its products and services, the company reported. Students will also have the chance to win such prizes as free pizza, energy drinks and $10 gift cards. Brand Ambassadors will also distribute free music download cards as well as offer students a chance to to win a  50” flat screen TV, Xbox, futon and mini-fridge stocked with food.

The Market was introduced in August, 2009 and occupies 24,000 square feet on the ground floor of The 88 apartment tower, at 2nd and San Fernando in San Jose, Calif.

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Best Buy promotes TV deals

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MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy this week is promoting deals on televisions and other home theater products.

With the Super Bowl coming soon, Best Buy announced that, through Feb. 6, it is offering the Samsung 46-inch 1080p LED TV (Model: UN46B6000VF) for $1,599.99 — a savings of $900.00. And this week only, customers looking for a complete home theater make-over can purchase that Samsung 46-inch 1080p LED TV, along with a Samsung soundbar and WiFi Bluray player, Rocketfish HDMI cable, and Geek Squad installation for only $1,999.99 — a savings of more than $1,400.00. Both offers, as well as any TV over $999.00, are eligible for three-year financing, free delivery and free recycling.

“For decades, Best Buy has delivered a superior viewing experience for sports fans looking to enjoy game day from the comfort of their living rooms,” says Josh Will, vice president of Home Theater, Best Buy. “We offer in-home consultation, superior product selection and installation services, as well as some of the best values in the industry to give our customers a home theater experience that fits their individual needs.”

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