beBrite Induction Sign Lighter uses magnets as part of its induction lighting technology and it proved to be a strong draw at ISA International Sign Expo 2012. The product, distributed by N. Glantz & Son, was named Best Green Product.
beBrite uses magnets on the exterior of fully enclosed lamps rather than electrodes on the end of lamps. The company says this change extends the lamp life up to 100,000 hours, about five times the longevity of high intensity discharge technology. The application is aimed at large scale, single or double-facing outdoor signage.
“ISA International Sign Expo is always the place to find the latest in environmentally friendly products across the range of the on-premise sign industry,” said Lori Anderson, ISA’s president and CEO. “beBrite’s product clearly drew the attention of attendees, who thought it was a technology worth exploring.
The Best Green Product Competition was a highlight of the ISA Expo, which wrapped up last week in Orlando. The Expo floor showcases the diversity of the on-premise sign industry, from neon to dynamic digital signage. The Green Product showcase includes environmentally responsible products that have been released in the previous year.
As the sign industry has moved to adopt more environmentally friendly products, interest in the Best Green Product Competition has grown. This year, a record number of entries participated. Attendees were able to visit the products on the Expo floor and then vote via text messaging.
The complete list of finalists:
Materia™ the Ecology Series by Accent Signage Systems: This series of ADA-compliant signage material is comprised of wood, plant and paper materials and carries a GreenGuard Indoor Air Quality certification.
PO3807 LED Lamp by ArtLED Technology: This LED lighting boasts high efficiency and high illumination output with a patented heat dissipation system.
OB06 LED Backlite Panel by ArtLed: The panel boasted uniform lighting in an extra slim light box.
Precision Board Plus by Coastal Enterprises Company: This substrate was among the first to be certified Green HDU and the company reintroduced it in 2011 with an increased renewable content.
EnviroScape Mural HD-Textured by conVERD: This sustainable wallscape is FSC and Rainforest Alliance certified and has no waste by-products.
Blox-Lite Chrome by conVERD: The banner material can be designed as either one-sided or two-sided and is FSC and Rainforest Alliance certified.
HP Designjet L26500 and L28500 Printer Series: These large format printers use HP Latex Designjet inks that produce odorless prints and are Eco Mark certified by the Japan Environment Association.
MP Ink by Mutoh America: This ink contains no hazardous air pollutants or volatile organic compounds.
LiteStick by N. Glantz & Son: This LED retrofit fixture fits any recessed double contact socket to allow for retrofits from fluorescent to LED lighting.
Imagine Banner Stand by Orbus Exhibit & Display Group: This premium retractable banner stand includes an interchangeable graphic cassette.
LED Display by Shenzhen Lianchengfa Technology: This flat panel display uses LEDs as a video display.
L-Grid by US LED: This L-Grid is an LED troffer luminaire designed for installation in a conventional suspended grid ceiling.
Rapid Retrofit by Ventex: Converts neon to LED signs, saving energy and reducing waste by reusing existing conduit.
SnapStick by Ventex: This LED mounting system for two-sided box signs reduces energy and eliminates mercury-containing fluorescent lamps.
VM-Bamboo™ 17 by Visual Magnetics: This textured print surface is made of 100 percent bamboo and is magnetic receptive fabric.