Orion Energy Systems , Inc. (Nasdaq: OESX), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced the APOLLO Troffer Retrofit LDR Series was voted 2015 Product of the Year - Silver in the Lighting Fixtures and Luminaires Category by subscribers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer ( CSE) magazine.

Since its introduction in 2014, the Orion LED Troffer Retrofit (LDR) suite created a new standard not only for design, performance and energy-efficiency, but also a breakthrough in the ease of installation in troffer retrofit from fluorescent to LED. The patented suite reduces cost on the job site because it ships fully assembled, is adjustable to fit existing troffers, and installs in less than two minutes with no tools other than a ladder, compared to more than 10-minute installs for many competitive fixtures. Orion continues to take a leadership position in this segment, with the recent product launch of the new High Lumen LED APOLLO Troffer Retrofit, available 7000 and 9000 lumen packages for retail, manufacturing, and industrial applications.

"This award is a reflection of the strong culture of innovation of Orion, and the APOLLO Troffer Retrofit LDR Series is just one example of our commitment to merge attractive design with industry-leading installation times and energy-efficient performance," said John Scribante, Chief Executive Officer of Orion Energy Systems. "It's an honor to be recognized by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, especially because this recognition comes from the vote of the readers and our customers, and we look forward to delivering more industry-leading products like this series in the days to come."

CSE's 11 th Annual Product of the Year award showcases practical innovation, educating the industry about the top new products in the field designed to increase efficiency and improve system quality. Voters in this reader choice program include qualified engineering, facility management and building professionals who specify products and systems for nonresidential buildings.

About Orion Energy Systems

Orion is leading the transformation of commercial and industrial buildings with state-of-the-art energy efficient lighting systems and retrofit lighting solutions. Orion manufactures and markets a cutting edge portfolio of products encompassing LED Solid-State Lighting and high intensity fluorescent lighting. Many of Orion's 100+ granted patents and pending patent applications relate to lighting systems that provide exceptional optical and thermal performance, which drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers in the retrofit markets.

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