Mobile, Alabama (January 26, 2012) - Escalating energy consumption remains a top concern in this country, with inefficient lighting being a primary contributor to the problem. The solution, however, rolls into Mobile, AL on Tuesday, January 31, in the form of the Philips Day-Brite “LED Mobile Showroom”. From 10am-2pm on Tuesday, White-Spunner Construction will host the traveling “LED Mobile Showroom” which is outfitted with LED luminaires offered by Philips Lighting brands. The public is invited to see the newest LED commercial and residential products and ask questions of factory personnel at this FREE event. Food and refreshments will be catered by Dew Drop Inn. White-Spunner Construction Inc. is located at 2010 West I-65 Service Road South in Mobile. Commercial, residential, and industrial LED products are displayed in the LED Mobile Showroom. Sales personnel offer demonstrations and discussions on LED products while illustrating typical applications. Products shown are intended for office, retail, residential, outdoor, and other architectural applications. “Energy-efficient lighting tops the priority list of most of our clients' construction and renovation projects,” notes White-Spunner Construction CEO, John White-Spunner. “LED lighting is our preferred source because advances in LED technology have contributed to drastic reductions in energy consumption, while still delivering excellent performance. So we're pleased to announce and host the LED Mobile Showroom to educate industry professionals and local government officials on the latest advances in LED technology.” According to the United States Department of Energy, more than one-third of all energy is used for the generation of electricity, and more than one-fifth of all electricity is used for lighting. The need for energy-efficient LED lighting has never been greater. LEDs have several advantages over their light source counterparts. For starters, they are not affected by frequent on-off cycling which causes fluorescent lamps to fail more quickly. Secondly, they are instant-on unlike HID lamps which take several minutes to warm up or restart. LEDs are not easily damaged like glass bulb lamps, and they do not fail by burning out but simply dim slowly over a long period of time. The total cost of ownership (installed cost, energy cost, and maintenance cost) can be lower for LEDs because of their energy savings and long life. “The 'Mobile Showroom's' trailer interior is designed to allow for contractors, electricians, distributors, architects, electrical engineers, specifiers, and other lighting professionals to view our LED luminaires and learn about advances in LED technology,” explains Alan Bunt, President of Southeast Gulf Coast Sales, a retailer for Philips LED Lighting. For more information on this event or to rsvp, call Tiffany Snyder at 850-433-3179 or email tsnyder@segcs.com. About White-Spunner Construction, Inc. White-Spunner Construction, Inc. is a general contracting, design build and construction management company based in Mobile, Alabama, with branch offices in Austin, TX and Gulfport, MS. Incorporated in 1981, White-Spunner Construction is committed to safety, quality and integrity. One of the leading construction companies in the Southeast, White-Spunner Construction is licensed in 37 states and works closely with clients on build to suit, design build, municipal/institutional, multi-family, industrial, commercial and healthcare projects. White-Spunner Construction maintains long-term owner relationships by striving to complete every project on schedule and within budget. Work opportunities are earnestly pursued by responding to any project – large or small – with competitive bids and negotiated construction services. For more information, contact Pam Denham at 251.656.3843. About Southeast Gulf Coast Sales Southeast Gulf Coast Sales celebrates over 50 years as a lighting manufacturer's representative. The agency, founded in 1962, serves the Florida Panhandle west of the Apalachicola River, South Alabama and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Southeast Gulf Coast Sales provides lighting products for commercial, industrial and institutional type projects within this region. The company’s goal is to be the best lighting solutions provider along the Gulf Coast, remaining committed to educating the lighting industry with the newest advanced lighting technologies. For more information, contact Alan Bunt at 850-433-3179 or visit www.segcs.com. TIP SHEET For Immediate Release Contact: Pam Denham 251.656.3843 pdenham@pameladenhamandassociates.com Shining the Light on LED According to the United States Department of Energy, more than one-third of all energy is used for the generation of electricity, and more than one-fifth of all electricity is used for lighting. The widespread use of solid-state lighting such as LED could potentially: • Decrease the amount of electricity used for lighting by 50% • Decrease the global consumption of electricity by 10% • Allow over 250 gigawatts of electric generating capacity to be used for other purposes • Significantly reduce global carbon emissions in the future • Significantly reduce the amount of mercury and other hazardous materials in landfills The Sustainable Advantages of LED Lighting: • LED lighting is five times more energy efficient than incandescent and halogen sources, and is comparable in efficacy to conventional fluorescent lightings (CFLs). • LED lighting fixtures are directional, throwing light only where it is needed. LEDs have a much smaller light source than CFLs, allowing more efficient optics and better control of light. • The quality of white-light LEDs is now comparable to CFLs, HIDs, and linear fluorescents. • LED sources offer a significantly longer useful life than conventional light sources. This means less replacement and maintenance. • Unlike conventional sources, LED sources continue to be useful even after their light output has decreased significantly. Outright failure of LED sources is rare. • The amount of light output from LED sources has been improving by 35% each year since LED was invented. At the same time, the cost of LEDs has been dropping by 20% each year for several decades. This means the overall performance of LEDs is doubling about every 18 to 24 months. • Because LEDs do not emit infrared radiation, they can be installed in heat-sensitive areas, near people and materials, and in tight spaces where conventional sources could be dangerous. • Unlike fluorescent sources, LEDs do no emit harmful UV rays that can degrade materials or fade paints and dyes, making them ideal for use in retail displays, museums, and art galleries. • LED fixtures do generate heat, but the beam of light from an LED fixture is cool. LED fixtures with well-designed thermal management features shield users from excessive or harmful heat. • LED light sources can operate at colder temperatures and withstand impact and vibrations, making them suitable for extreme environments or areas where it may be difficult to install and maintain conventional light sources. LEDs also have no moving parts or filaments that can easily breakdown or fail. • LED lighting systems can be digitally controlled for maximum efficiency and flexibility. • LED lighting fixtures are instant on, avoiding any warm-up or reset time, and they are unaffected by power cycling and dimming. • Unlike fluorescent sources that contain mercury and require special handling and disposal, LEDs are mercury-free and safe for the environment. • Many LED lighting fixtures are now meeting or exceeding standards for energy efficiency and environmental friendliness.