Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SYLVANIA lights the historic National Mall with LED lamps

I meant to write this up months ago and it has been lanquishing in my inbox since the end of January!  I was reminded to post the news since SYLVANIA LED lamps have arrived in-stock at Dominion. All the Sylvania LEDs in-stock are dimmable.

James Smith, our Sylvania sales representative, wrote:

Last night, Sylvania was part of a historic event on the National Mall. Our company installed 174 of our LED streetlight kits in the National Mall that will illuminate the Mall for years to come. You will see our LED lights lining the National Mall, from 3rd to 14th Streets and Jefferson to Madison Drive. Our goal was to save the National Mall 65% in energy savings and increase their light levels, making the Mall safer and more aesthetically pleasing.
This is a project I’ve been working on for almost 2 years, and a special “Thank You” goes to JR Jeffries and the Dominion DC team, who helped me connect with the National Park Service. Please visit the National Mall to see all the great work Sylvania has done down there. This is a showcase of Sylvania’s LED expertise, so feel free to share this information with your customers and invite them to see it firsthand.
Below is a quick snapshot of last night’s event and a list of our current media coverage, which continues to grow today. At last night’s Lighting Ceremony: President of the Trust for the National Mall Caroline Cunningham, Superintendent of the National Mall and Memorial Parks Bob Vogel, Siemens CEO Eric Spiegel, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, OSRAM Sylvania CEO Rick Leaman, PEPCO CEO Joe Rigby, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

Television & Video
Fox 5 News: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/local/new-led-lights-brighten-national-mall-013112

NBC 4 http://ow.ly/8LSrB

Print Media
US Department of Energy Website: http://energy.gov/articles/salazar-chu-flip-switch-65-energy-savings

USA Today: Long-Lasting LED Bulbs Will Light National Mall http://usat.ly/wTCocd
Associated Press: LED Lights To Be Shown Off On National Mall http://on.wusa9.com/Aa8yAE
(Appeared in the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, the Republic, WUSA and CBS DC)

Washington Post: LED Bulbs To Be Installed Monday on the Mall http://wapo.st/yN4Udn
The Huffington Post: National Mall Getting New Energy-Efficient LED Lights http://huff.to/y0Bz3e
Environment & Energy Publishing: Corporate Donation Lets Interior Showcase LEDs on National Mall http://bit.ly/ApVvNC
Utility Rebates for LEDs are currently available from :
· BGE – Baltimore Gas & Electric
· PEPCO – Rebates good in Maryland, but not in Washington, DC

Nearly every Dominion branch is located in a territory covered by these utilities and your commercial customers can take advantage of these rebates.
Did you know:
- The National Mall hosts over 25 Million visitors per year, from every country in the world.
- During their lifetimes, over 50% of ALL American citizens will visit the National Mall.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Electrical Safety Month

Our Counter guys are having fun with Electrical Safety Month.  Our Chantilly counter put together this display to show off our stock of Cementex personal protective equipment that helps you meet the requirements of OSHA, NFPA 70E and CSA Z462 standards.

Do you need a closer look?

Good looking stuff, don't you think?

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities.
If you are in search of educational tools, ESFI’s website offers the resources you need : http://www.esfi.org/