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GE’s Immersion LED Display Lighting Gives Retailers More Savings, Warmer Colors

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Cleveland, Ohio The new, high–efficiency Immersion LED Display Lighting RV30 Series from Lumination–the GE Consumer & Industrial business that invented the LED refrigerated display lighting category–offers significant energy savings compared with fluorescent lamp systems. It delivers 29% more energy savings and 28% more light versus Lumination’s early–generation LED solutions.

 ”Immersion is a natural progression for this GE solution,” said Philip Fritz, product manager of LED display lighting at Lumination. ”Our LED refrigerated display case lighting installation at Walmart represents the single largest application of white LEDs replacing fluorescent lighting in a retail display setting. We’re building on that legacy of excellence by giving our LED system a proper name and giving our customers an improved solution that speaks to their needs for GE quality, enhanced energy efficiency and warmer colors.” ?

GE’s new Immersion RV30 Series increases energy savings because it now runs on just 29 watts per door. Such low operating wattage reduces energy consumption from case lighting up to 84 percent compared with T10 VHO fluorescent systems – 145 watts for the RV30 Series compared with 894 watts for T10 VHO. The new LED system’s 50,000–hour rated life significantly reduces maintenance costs and hassles.

 If a retailer replaces T8 fluorescent lamps with ImmersionLED light fixtures in 100 refrigerated case doors in each of its 100 stores, the reduction in energy usage could save over $548,000 and reduce CO2 emissions by over 5.2 million pounds annually over the long 50,000–hour rated life of the LED system (assumes 24/7 operation at a cost of $0.10/kwh). It’s the equivalent of planting over 650 acres of trees each year.

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RadioShack launches electronics trade-in program

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FORT WORTH, Texas RadioShack has launched an online electronics trade-in program that allows customers to exchange certain used portable electronics for a RadioShack Gift Card through http://www.RadioShack.com.

Customers who accept the trade-in value for their used product will be mailed a RadioShack Gift Card that can be used toward the purchase of new products in RadioShack stores nationwide or at RadioShack.com. Acceptable items for the RadioShack Online Trade-In Program include GPS devices, MP3 Players, wireless phones, digital camcorders, car audio head units, digital cameras, notebook computers, game media and game consoles.

“We are excited to offer our online customers an environmentally friendly solution by helping them trade-in their used portable electronics while at the same time helping them save on their next RadioShack purchase,” said Peter Whitsett, RadioShack’s evp of merchandising. “We know that consumers are looking for innovative ways to save money, and we think this program will help them stretch their dollars in time for the holiday shopping season at their neighborhood RadioShack.”

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Pacific Sunwear rejects Adrenalina proposal

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ANAHEIM, Calif. Pacific Sunwear of California announced that its board of directors has decided to reject Adrenalina’s revised proposal to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Pacific Sunwear.

The company’s management, with the full support of the board, is committed to executing on their strategic plan to create long-term shareholder value.

Adrenalina, a retail-entertainment company currently operates three stores in Florida.

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