Orion's ISON LED High Bay was selected from a pool of 155 nominations that were carefully evaluated by a panel of judges comprised of electrical professionals from the engineering, contracting, plant facilities and maintenance industries. Orion will compete for the 2017 Product of the Year Platinum, Gold, and Silver awards to be determined through an online readers' poll and announced in EC&M's August 2017 issue."We are extremely proud of this acknowledgement from EC&M and its judging panel," said John Scribante, Orion's chief executive officer. "Development of our ISON High Bay luminaire resulted from investments we have made in new product development, including the opening of our innovation hub in Chicago and our recruitment of the industry's most talented engineers and designers. Orion remains committed to the ongoing research and development of new and improved lighting systems that deliver added value, improved performance and special features for customers across a range of industry specialties from healthcare and foodservice to manufacturing and logistics." ISON LED High Bay savings illustrations: When replacing fluorescent products, the savings can be up to 52 percent. For example, a typical facility replacing fluorescent lighting with ISON Gen III LED High Bays could expect to save over $75,000 a year and more than $750,000 over a decade.** The ISON LED High Bay's enhanced energy efficiency also opens new markets for Orion, particularly for facilities with shorter hours of operation or lower utility rates. While earlier systems have been unable to deliver a clear ROI from energy savings in these more challenging applications, meaningful savings are now possible in most instances given the high efficiency of Orion's ISON LED High Bay solution. For more information about the ISON LED High Bay and Orion's suite of energy-efficient LED lighting retrofit products, contact an authorized Orion agent or visit www.orionlighting.com. *Based on average competitor's high bay efficacy of 111 LPW.
**Based on replacing 1,000 6-lamp T8 high bay fixtures consuming 221 watts with Orion's 106-watt ISON™ LED High Bay Generation III, operating 6,000 hours per year at an electric rate of $0.11.About EC&M Published monthly since 1901, Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine is the technical authority for 130,000+ electrical professionals, including 80,000+ subscribers in electrical contracting firms (reaching all NECA and IEC member firms), 30,000+ subscribers in industrial plants and in commercial/ institutional facilities with 100+ employees (93 percent coverage of Fortune 1000 firms), and nearly 20,000 consulting electrical engineers. EC&M has earned over 70 editorial awards since 2000. About Orion Energy Systems Orion is a leading designer and producer of energy efficient lighting and retrofit lighting solutions for commercial and industrial buildings. Orion manufactures and markets connected lighting systems encompassing LED solid-state lighting and intelligent controls. Orion systems incorporate patented design elements that deliver significant energy, efficiency, optical, and thermal performance that drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers, including nearly 40 percent of the Fortune 500.