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LEDs coming of age
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Still a ways to go.. but fun to see LEDs gaining traction in even the most demanding of lighting environments.
Article on an art gallery retrofit we recently completed, picked up by yahoo news;

Green Vantage Solution has made it possible for Chloe Fine Arts Gallery to use green, sustainable lighting LEDs in exhibiting their art.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 15, 2011

Chloe Fine Arts Gallery announces it is now able to commit to using green, sustainable LED lighting from the Bay Area Green Vantage Solution to display their art with quality lighting.
Many businesses have converted to LED lights in an effort to go green, but that isn’t an easy commitment for an art gallery to make. The quality of light is very important in the way the colors and textures of a piece of art are displayed.
Chloe Fine Arts Gallery in San Francisco has been determined to go green in every possible way, and with the help of Christine Capulong, Managing Partner of Green Vantage Solutions, they are now able to display their artwork using a high-tech green lighting that enhances the work of the artists, reduces greenhouse gasses, and lowers their electric bill by nearly 50%.
“Our challenge was to find a light with proper spreads, dimmable, and strong enough to light from a distance as our tracks are in the ceiling and are 4’ to 10’ from the artwork. We searched for over six months and looked at dozens of manufacturers. We were very surprised at the lack of choices. Green Vantage Solution provided us with Lumiselect Exacto Beam Par 30, a 2.8K light from Earthed that was cooler than our old 75W halogens. The color temperature was perfect. We find the Earthed lights really bring out the depth of color our artists are looking for. They also came with two beam filters that give us an incredible amount of flexibility as it relates to correctly directing the light on the artwork,” said Greg Lejnieks, President of Chloe Fine Arts, LLC.
“What more efficient use of petroleum products is there than an oil on canvas painting? A gallon of gas lasts what, 20 or 30 miles? A gallon of oil paint can last generations. At Chloe Fine Arts Gallery, we are continuing that sustainable tradition by illuminating our artwork with lights that emit no UV, almost double efficiency and are decreasing our utility bill by almost half,” said Todd Lejnieks, Chief Operating Officer of Chloe Fine Arts, LLC.
Mark Williams of New Light Energy Design, Inc., a preferred contractor for SF Energy Watch said, “LED lamp prices have finally become affordable for businesses when rebates are applied, but quality still varies a lot, so getting the correct lamps is critical. We tested many brands to get the best quality of light for displaying original artworks. The Lumiselect Xact Beam Par30 had the best light quality, lower cost than most, and a feature that no other brand offers – the ability to change the same lamp from spot light to flood. Being able to adapt the beam angle on the same lamp meant fewer lamps to buy for Chloe Fine Arts.”
Christine is proud that her LEDs not only help small businesses go green, but they can now help art galleries and museums. Her LEDs have no mercury or the harmful UV rays that damage artwork, and they actually enhance the depth and color of the artwork!
“The cost of LED lights have come down considerably and with rebates, they are now affordable and it makes sense to change to LEDS, as they lower monthly electricity bills by at least 30 to 50%,” said Christine.

For more information on LEDs, contact Christine Capulong at Green Vantage Solution, Inc. by calling 415-874-9978 or emailing christine(at)greenvantagesolution(dot)com; or check out their webpage at:

About Green Vantage Solution, Inc.
The Bay Area energy saving light bulb company, Green Vantage Solution, Inc. is a woman-owned, minority, small business distributor that represents Advanced Lumonics, a quality manufacturer of Earth LED direct replacement light bulbs. Their LED light bulbs are an energy saving alternative used to replace incandescent, halogens, fluorescent, and CFL light bulbs typically found in most government, commercial, and industrial buildings. They can lower monthly energy bills by 30 to 50% by just changing bulbs to their LEDs.
Christine Capulong
Green Vantage Solution, Inc
(415) 874-9978

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