Coldstat Refrigeration earned a special distinction from the Green Restaurant Association (GRA) while exhibiting a new line of cold-temperature LED Lighting products at the recent International Restaurant and Foodservice Show in New York City’s Javits Center. Since 1990, the GRA has been a national non-profit organization that provides a convenient and cost-effective way for restaurants, manufacturers, distributors and consumers to become more environmentally responsible. Coldstat earned these accolades by demonstrating the energy-reducing lighting products, designed for use in walk-in coolers and freezers, showing that advanced technology for brighter lights that use far less energy exists today.
The LED Light Adapter Kits are designed to work with any conventional screw-in or GU24 based light fixtures. Unlike compact fluorescent bulbs, the LED bulbs are instant-on even in cold temperatures. They are ideal in temperatures between -40 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Among the bulb’s ‘green’ or energy-reducing features are:
• 50,000 hours of usage;
• Runs on only 12 watts of power;
• Produces 85 lumens per watt;
• Special globe design disperses light more effectively;
• Low-cost adapter and bulb easily pay for themselves in reduced energy consumption.
When used with the optional Motion Sensor, there is no wasted light usage. With the sensor, the lights go on when the door is opened and can be set to shut off after anywhere from 15 seconds to 30 minutes of inactivity. This greatly reduces unnecessary power use, further enhancing the “Go Green” initiative.
ANOTHER BRIGHT IDEA
For walk-ins with fluorescent tube lighting, Coldstat has an energy-saving alternative as well. Four-foot, vapor-proof fixtures and low-energy LED lamps deliver sustainable energy savings with payback in as few as six months. The LED tubes are also rated at 50,000 hours of life and with their reduced watt usage and reduced heat output, they are essential for minimal utility cost.
They, too, are designed for wet and cold applications and because they reach their full-light capacity immediately, there’s no more waiting for the freezer lights to warm up. These lights are mercury free and easily replace less efficient lighting.
ONE FOR THE SHOW…CASE
For merchants with glass-door walk-in display cases, Coldstat (coldstat.com) offers LED Retrofit Kits. These replace the costly, inefficient fluorescent lighting with clean, brilliant LED lighting. These lights reduce operating costs while vastly improving visual displays. The fixtures fit along the glass-door seams so they illuminate from in front of your merchandise, rather than from the rear of from above. This provides a much cleaner and more brilliant display of merchandise.
The LED Retrofit Kits fit all standard walk-in displays, they use long-lasting LED bulbs and average only 23 watts per door, keeping utility costs down.
“We are pleased to be able to bring these cost-saving ‘Go Green’ sustainable lighting options to our customers and are proud of the distinction by the Green Restaurants Association,” said Coldstat President Ion Sarkisian. “We’ve always done our best to deliver low-cost options to customers and make every effort to provide the best solution for each specific need. This line of products is an extension of those efforts.”