HTL Optoelectronic Technology, LLC (High Tech Lights) designs, develops, manufactures and markets general illumination (lighting) products that exclusively use light-emitting diodes (“LEDs”) as their light source. HTL has recently relocated to Las Vegas, NV after being headquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past 4 years. Las Vegas, Nevada was chosen because of its proximity to major Southwest markets and the Pacific Rim, and its “green” business-friendly environment.
First formed in Honolulu in 2007, High Tech Lights primarily focused on the Japanese market, due to their extremely high cost of electricity and receptivity to new technology.
The LED industry and innovations in lighting technology continue to grow and evolve. LED lights have the capability of saving 50 to 90% over traditional lighting solutions. Additionally they “run cool” – meaning that they do not produce further additional energy demands upon a building by increasing the amount of air conditioning that must run to combat the heat generated by traditional lights. Fluorescent and incandescent bulbs both generate large amounts of heat, and so add to their energy consumption by increasing the use of cooling mechanisms.
High Tech Lights manufactures a full range of indoor and outdoor LED products designed to replace fluorescent and incandescent lighting for residential, commercial, or industrial use.
Over the last four years, High Tech Lights has developed a stable of “middle of the market” products such as “UL Listed,” solid-state lighting replacements for “T8” fluorescent tubes and “Par38” flood lamps which can simply be screwed into legacy fixtures. Over that period, High Tech Lights has also developed many proprietary designs that have positioned the company at the leading edge of the solid-state lighting (SSL) industry. Our lighting products not only save up to 90% of the energy used by a comparable incandescent bulb, some can also be connected to computers. In some cases, they can save even more using Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.). In addition, these products will soon proudly display the tagline “Made in America.”
High Tech Lights has designed and developed, and is now manufacturing, a vastly improved version of the T8 fluorescent light bulb. These LED bulbs are designed to replace traditional fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. The High Tech Lights EFT™ T8’s offer significant savings over traditional bulbs, they do not contain gas, tar mercury or lead, according to the founder and CEO, Tony Jones.
Typical fluorescent light bulbs use approximately 32-40 watts, while the T8 LED lamps developed by High Tech Lights only use 17 watts. The lamps are UL listed, and available in cool white, natural white, or warm white. They have a unique oval-shape, as opposed to the typical round style. This more efficiently helps dissipate heat, of which there is very little to begin with since LED technology “runs cool” compared to fluorescent or incandescent lighting.
The best way to compare different types of lighting options is to compare the lumens/watt ratio. The lumens/watt ratio of a High Tech Lights LED can be up to five times greater than a traditional fluorescent. That is because watts relate to energy usage, while lumens relate to brightness. This means High Tech Lights LED bulbs offer the same brightness to the human eye using much less wattage.
High Tech Lights’ LED tubes also last five times longer than florescent lights typically (50,000 hours for an LED tube compared to about 10,000 hours for a florescent). Most importantly, High Tech Lights offers a 5-year warranty on all of its products - based on the bulb being on all the time -24 hours a day/7days a week. No other LED manufacturer in the lighting industry offers such a warranty.
High Tech Lights has also designed a series of environmentally friendly lighting fixtures that beautifully illuminate streets and parking lots, while saving 50% to 90% on energy costs. Named the “Mahaina Series” after the Hawaiian word for moonlight. The High Tech Lights Mahaina Series is available in 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, 120 and 160-watt bulbs. The kelvin range is 3,000 – 7,500 in colors of red, green, blue or red/green/blue (RGB). Beam angles available are 45, 52, 70, 85, 95, and 120. The Mahaina Series is also available as a mini-spotlight and landscape light; with10 and 15-watt bulbs available in beam angles of 60, 85, and 120. High Tech Lights LED bulbs also last five (5) times longer than incandescent lights (50,000 hours for an LED bulb compared to about 10,000 hours for an incandescent). Most importantly, High Tech Lights offers a 3-year warranty on these bulbs - based on the bulb being continuously 24 hours a day/7days a week. No other LED manufacturer in the lighting industry offers such a warranty.
High Tech Lights’ UL listed MR16 LEDs Bring Flexibility with Quality, which is called “multifaceted reflector with halogen technology”, can be used as ambient level lighting to illuminate difficult to maintain applications. Used in such locations as spotlights for display, open recessed fixtures, hallways, lobbies, galleries, and retail locations. Everyone has experienced how hot display lights can be in retail stores. The heat from halogen bulbs can reach temperatures exceeding 167℃, increasing power bills and driving customers away. High Tech Lights’ MR16 reflector design LED lights provide dimmable, energy efficient, attractive light while they dramatically reduce the heat from the light bulbs with their custom designed heat sink and lower energy consumption, saving up to 90% of lighting energy and delivering a touchable level of operating temperatures. For example, 20 to 35 watt MR16 halogen lamps can be replaced with High Tech Lights 3 or 6 & 9 watt LED MR16 bulbs producing halogen equivalent lumens and lasting 50,000 hours with a 5-year warranty based on 24/7 operation. Since the LED bulbs last at least five years, labor costs drop as well. High Tech Lights’ environmentally friendly components include no gas, lead or mercury, and the light doesn’t contain UV (ultraviolet) or IR (infrared radiation) which can damage displayed artwork and merchandise. These factors expand the possibilities and flexibilities of LED lighting. Their small and flexible shape requires fewer fixtures and makes it possible to create the perfect environment. In addition, color temperature options Kelvin for High Tech Light’s LED MR16 series are cool white, natural white, and warm white along with beam angles of 15, 30, 45, and 60 for customization. High Tech Lights offers financing in many cases to municipalities and commercial enterprises to make the switch easier. High Tech Lights is changing the world, one bulb at the time.
High Tech Lights is currently establishing lighting distributors for High Tech Lights LED light bulbs within the business community. The new High Tech manufactured LED bulbs are designed to replace traditional fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.
Distributors are located within the continental United States. Hawaii and Alaska, with future expansion into countries such as Mexico, Saudi Arabia and Japan.
Ideal target candidates to be a High Tech Lights distributor are: lighting suppliers, lighting and building maintenance contractors, electrical supply houses, energy auditors, lighting fixture retailers, electrical contractors, architectural and design firms, solar distributors/installers, battery companies, tool manufactures/distributors, retail display suppliers, State, County and City entities as well a Military, Public Utilities and environmental groups.
High Tech Lights will continue to research and develop the latest and most energy efficient LED lighting products in the industry to support High Tech Lights expanding distributor network and the clients they serve.