Commerce, CA November 23, 2015 – Deco Lighting, a leading manufacturer of innovative energy-saving lighting solutions, has been awarded a master contract from the School Project for Utility Rate Reduction (SPURR) for interior and exterior LED lighting retrofits as of October 1, 2015. Deco Lighting was selected from among multiple vendors after an open, competitive RFP process on the basis of price, range of Design Lights Consortium qualified products available, quality of products, controls, company background and references, and additional value-add services available. The LED lighting fixtures supplied by Deco Lighting will benefit school districts and other eligible parties throughout the state of California by cutting energy consumption and providing bright, evenly-balanced lighting to classrooms, hallways, and outdoor areas. The contract went into effect on October 1, 2015 and will last until September 30, 2017, at which point it may be extended if both parties choose to do so. SPURR’s pricing and terms are now available for both California public education agencies and for other public agencies in the state, for use through a “piggyback” procurement.
“We thoroughly evaluated qualified LED vendors based on a number of factors, such as price, product quality, and experience,” said Michael Rochman, Managing Director of SPURR. “We are confident that Deco Lighting will be an excellent partner for us and for California public schools and public agencies.”
“We are grateful to have earned this opportunity to work with SPURR,” said Deco Lighting President, Ben Pouladian. “The SPURR program will help us continue to deliver innovative LED solutions that reduce our carbon footprint. We are excited to be a part of renovating California schools, cutting their electricity bills, and allowing them to refocus larger portions of their budgets on students, faculty, and school programs.”
The SPURR contract comes as a win for both Deco Lighting and California schools, at a time when energy efficiency is increasingly important for all consumers and school districts who strive to distribute budget funds efficiently amongst different schools and services. With more efficient lighting, the affected schools will be able to reduce energy expenses and allocate larger portions of their budgets to more pressing items. The extensive retrofit project will consist of replacing outdated T8 fluorescent tubes in classrooms, offices, and hallways with Deco’s LINEA line of LED retrofit kits that consume half the energy of their fluorescent counterparts. For large gyms and outdoor spaces, Deco Lighting will replace inefficient high bays and flood lights with LED fixtures that will reduce energy by up to 70-80%, yet deliver equivalent light output.
SPURR is a Joint Powers Authority formed by California public school districts, county offices of education, and community college districts. For over 20 years, SPURR has provided innovative natural gas and electricity procurement, energy expense management and conservation, and voice and data programs to California public schools, community colleges, county offices of education, public universities, cities, counties and municipal agencies.
The pricing, terms, and conditions set forth by the SPURR contract are available to all SPURR members and eligible entities, which includes California public school districts, county offices of education, community college districts, and any other public agency in California with guidelines that allow it to purchase from SPURR. The award covers interior and exterior LED fixtures and controls. Installation services are not bundled with LED item pricing, so program participants are free to use their own staff or the contractor of their choice for installation. California public schools and agencies who wish to participate in this program will agree with a winning vendor on the quantities to be ordered and will then confirm their use of SPURR’s RFP process by executing a simple Authorization to Order form and submitting that to SPURR. To learn more about SPURR, visit their website at www.spurr.org.
About Deco Lighting®
Deco Lighting is a leading provider of innovative lighting fixtures and systems for the commercial, municipal, and utility markets. Based in Commerce, California, Deco Lighting aims to Digitize Your Light™ by offering the latest in green technology, energy-saving lighting, and efficient controls. Continually winning industry awards and patents for their unique US-made products and designs, Deco Lighting utilizes the latest and most advanced lighting technologies to improve lighting quality, increase efficiency, and sustain the environment. Partnered with leading LED manufacturer Nichia, Deco Lighting offers the only ten-year warranty with labor in the lighting industry. To learn more about Deco Lighting, visit their website at www.getdeco.com.
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