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Lighting Science and ACO Group
Launch LED-Enabled Drainage System

ACO Eyeleds System merges sustainable function with stylish design

Lighting Science Group Corporation Press Release

FlashlightNews.org - 10/28/2008
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ACO drainage system with Eyeleds

ACO drainage system with Eyeleds

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Lighting Science (LSG), a global developer and integrator of intelligent and efficient light-emitting diode (LED) solutions, and the ACO Group, the worldwide leader in water drain systems and intelligent water drainage, today announced the global availability of the ACO Eyeleds solution for illuminating outdoor spaces. The new drainage solution will incorporate attractive and sustainable LED lighting technology as a permanent part of track drainage grates, which provide natural locations for pathway illumination.

"Designed as a guiding and decorative option for illuminating paths, open spaces, sport areas and private driveways, the ACO Eyeleds system represents the intersection of function and design," said Anja Sievers, product manager at ACO. "We are excited to be working with a world-class LED company. Lighting Science was indispensable in providing the technical expertise and innovation to deliver our joint vision of an attractive and sustainable drainage solution."

The system can be added to new projects and existing removable drain grates, eliminating the need to install light fixtures directly into the concrete, tile or wood surface itself. The system also provides low energy consumption of only 3 watts per light point and a life span of up to 100,000 hours.

"Outdoor drains are typically installed in rugged environments that demand the performance and reliability of our hallmark Eyeleds solution," said Richard Q.van de Vrie, Business Group Executive, Eyeleds International at Lighting Science. "The ACO Eyeleds System is the first result of our partnership with ACO and received a strong reception during its launch at the GalaBau conference in Germany. The system demonstrates the low profile, easy installation and durability of the Eyeleds product, in addition to ACO's forward-looking approach to the drainage market."

ACO Drain systems, made of corrosion-resistant polymer concrete and recycled material compounds, are the leading modular trench drain systems. The ACO Eyeleds, installed in the plastic grating load class B 125, are powerful white LED light sources which feature a build-in depth of just 6.5 mm. They are resistant to scratches, shocks and UV rays and completely watertight. The ACO Eyeleds can withstand "walk" or "drive-over" loads up to 285kg, ideal for drainage systems. The installation process involves a simple joining of cable connections, with no electrician required.

About Lighting Science

Lighting Science Group Corporation (www.lsgc.com) innovates, designs, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions for professional and consumer applications that are environmentally friendlier and less costly to operate than traditional lighting products. The Company's patented and patent-pending designs in power management, thermal management, light engines, controls and micro-electronics are engineered to enhance lighting performance, reduce energy consumption, lower maintenance costs and eliminate the use of hazardous materials. The company is at the forefront of global LED research and product development and designs and manufactures ready-to-use LED lamps and luminaires, as well as provides customized lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. Lighting Science has offices in New York, New York; Westampton, New Jersey; Sacramento, California; Satellite Beach, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; Goes, The Netherlands; Buckinghamshire, England; and Sydney, Australia.

About LED Holdings

LED Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of Pegasus Capital Advisors (www.pcalp.com) holds a majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock of Lighting Science Group Corporation. Pegasus Capital Advisors is a private equity fund manager with offices in New York, New York and Cos Cob, Connecticut. Founded in 1995, Pegasus provides capital to middle market companies across a wide range of industries, with particular focus on businesses that make a meaningful contribution to society by positively affecting the environment, contributing to sustainability and enabling healthy living.

About ACO

ACO is based in Rendsburg/Budelsdorf in north Germany and stands for top quality building and surface drainage worldwide. As a globally active business, the ACO Group is represented in over 40 countries. The family-owned company from Schleswig-Holstein in north Germany was founded in 1946 on the compound of the Carlshutte foundry in Budelsdorf and still has very close links with the region. The Group's core competencies are in system solutions for civil engineering, construction, and building services. ACO develops innovative solutions in these sectors, which also protect assets from the consequences of extreme weather. Manufacturing competence in polymer concrete, reinforced concrete, stainless steel, cast iron and plastic, not to mention system solutions for construction, gardening & landscaping, and sports arenas, are all part of the broad spectrum of products available from the world market leader in surface drainage.

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