Orion Energy Systems , Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, today announced its ISON™ LED High Bay was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Product of the Year competition by Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine (CSE).

CSE's 12 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.

Up to 12 finalists are selected in each of 15 categories by a panel of judges including professional engineers who regularly design and specify lighting and other building systems. Voters in this reader choice program include qualified engineering, facility management and building professionals who specify products and systems for nonresidential buildings.

The ISON™ LED High Bay is the flagship offering in Orion's latest LED High Bay Suite, setting a new record for performance in the high bay lighting industry with up to 179 lumens per watt and an unprecedented modular platform. The fixture is upgradeable and interchangeable, allowing maintenance crews to meet changing light distribution requirements, such as moving from an open area to aisle lighting. By simply turning off the power to the luminaire, internal teams can use quick attachments to easily switch out aisle illuminators and modular power packs for driver replacement.

Orion has won multiple Product of the Year awards in previous years including the 2009 Product of the Year Grand Award for Orion's APOLLO® Solar Light Pipe and 2015 Product of the Year - Silver for its APOLLO® LED LDR® Troffer Retrofit Series.

Voting is open through June 30. To cast your vote, visit http://www.csemag.com/votepoy. Winners will be featured in the September 2016 issue of Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine.

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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