Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVLT) (“Revolution Lighting”), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, announced it has opened a new state of the art facility in Simi Valley, California, expanding the warehouse and production space for its industry leading LED technologies, including its high performance Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant LED tubes.
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The facility, opened in March of this year, is approximately 60,000 sq. ft. and will house the Company’s sourcing and distribution teams, as well as a significantly larger space for inventory, production and testing.
Since the opening of the facility, the Company has produced more than 45,000 BAA and TAA compliant LED tubes for installation, and expects production to ramp up significantly. Recent projects that installed BAA or TAA tubes from the Simi Valley facility include several Federal Energy Saving Performance contacts; the Battleship New Jersey; GSA buildings in Texas and Michigan; a U.S. Naval base in California; a U.S. Air Force base in the Southwest U.S.; and a munitions depot in the Northeast U.S. The implementation of the high efficiency LED lighting will reduce lighting energy use by more than 65% and is expected to achieve an average payback of two years. The Company also continues to pursue other federal-based projects for its BAA and TAA compliant tubes.
“The opening of our new facility in Simi Valley is a significant step for our Company as we continue to ramp up production of our BAA and TAA compliant LED tubes,” said Robert V. LaPenta, CEO and Chairman, Revolution Lighting. “We are proud to be able to offer industry-leading American-made LED lighting solutions to the U.S. Government and its many entities, and believe we are well-positioned to continue our penetration into that market and to help these agencies meet their energy efficiency requirements.”
The Buy American Act and Trade Agreements Act, in general, were put in place to require federal agencies to first consider American-made products over foreign ones. Since 1975, almost 20% of the federal government’s annual energy expenditures and use has been on electricity, representing a significant market opportunity for Revolution Lighting to provide its energy efficient LED solutions.