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BetaLED™ Introduces a New Level of Technology to THE EDGE™


Marty Organ
(262) 884-3110

Sturtevant, Wis. (May 24, 2008) –With proven results in the light-emitting diode (LED) parking garage marketplace, BetaLED announces a new enhanced two-level option for
THE EDGE™ parking garage fixture.

The system capitalizes on the key benefits of LED technology by extending the life rating of the luminaire, offering significant energy savings. Through the use of an integrated occupancy sensor, the two-level fixture can be dimmed to one-third total power while maintaining 50 percent lumen output. Compared to traditional high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps, the two-level system can reduce a facility’s annual energy and maintenance budget up to 80 percent.

“The two-level option for THE EDGE is a natural progression of technology,” said Beta Lighting president Al Ruud. “The new system is a smart way to improve control which equates to greater savings in energy – an even more environmentallyfriendly solution.”

BetaLED introduced THE EDGE family of products to the lighting industry in 2007. THE EDGE provides efficiency, performance and longevity to LED technology. THE EDGE achieves superior efficiency and light control with its NanoOptic™ system, a direct-contact refractor optic that eliminates light loss through reflection to deliver the most usable light possible.

The high-performance LEDs used in THE EDGE have a color temperature of 6000K (4300K and 3500K available), deliver total fixture efficiencies of more than 55 lumens per watt in high mode and more than 90 lumens per watt in low mode with excellent uniformity.

The fixture’s advanced thermal management system pulls heat away from the LEDs for greater lumen output over its life rating. THE EDGE features individual heat sinks mounted to each light bar, leading to scalability in design and the assurance the LEDs are operating at optimal temperature, the key to efficiency and longevity.

About BetaLED
BetaLED, a brand of Beta Lighting, was established to dedicate resources to the emerging use of LED technology for general illumination. Beta Lighting, a Ruud Lighting company, provides the lighting market with high-quality, specification-grade luminaires for exterior lighting applications. For additional exterior LED luminaire information, visit