Independence LED Lighting wins the Best Lighting Retrofit by the U.S. Green Building Council for the Urban Green Awards.

U.S. Manufacturer of Advanced LED Tubes “Pays it Forward” for Property Owners. WAYNE, Pa., June 21, 2013 Independence LED (, a leading U.S. manufacturer of LED tubes and LED fixtures, today announced it will offer $10,000,000 in energy incentives in celebration of the win for the Best Lighting Retrofit at the EBie Awards™, held on June 19, 2013. The EBies were created by Urban Green Council (, the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (, to celebrate the people working in Existing Buildings (EBies) who have made great strides in improving environmental performance, but whose accomplishments may otherwise go unheralded. The core criteria for the Best Lighting Retrofit “Shine a Light on Me” is the greatest percentage reduction in building lighting energy consumption or lighting power density with key metrics including light quality. Independence LED’s winning project was the retrofit of the Davis & Warshow’s Distribution Center in Mashpeth, NY. The facility has over two miles of installed LED tubes, making it the largest single facility LED tube retrofit in the U.S. with the most efficient lighting in watts per square foot. Prior media coverage: Times Square Award Show: The Green Building Council’s Urban Green

Celebrating The Best In Existing Buildings

“We applaud the dedication of the account team, the leadership from Davis & Warshow, and the vision from Urban Green Council to recognizing existing buildings that do not typically received as much attention as new construction projects,” said Charlie Szoradi, CEO of Independence LED.  “It’s our hope that by offering a multi-million dollar incentive program, we will accelerate the adoption of LED tubes and LED fixtures among property owners who want to see for themselves the efficiency and quality of our U.S. Made LEDs. The results include both saving money and the environment. At the event, John Lalley received the EBie Award presented by Rafael Pelli of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects and Navad Malin of BuildingGreen, who were both jurors.  Mr. Lalley was one of the account managers on the Independence LED team along with Carrie Kaltwasser, and the EBies also included winning certificates for the Best Lighting Retrofit for Independence LED’s CEO Charlie Szoradi and Davis & Warshow’s COO David Finkel.    

$10 Million Incentive Program Highlights:

Reward: $.10 per annual kWh saved up to 10 percent of the cost of the Independence LED retrofit tubes, LED parking garage fixtures and LED high bay fixtures.  Property owners may couple this incentive with available incentives from regional industry leaders such as Con Edison, NYCERDA, and LIPA.

Region: New York Metro Market (all five boroughs). Independence LED also offers separate National Grant programs for Women, Minority, and Veteran Owned Businesses as well as U.S. Manufacturing Companies. Combined incentives may reach 20 percent for qualifying companies in addition to utility company rebates.

Registration:  July 1 to September 2 (Labor Day 2013). The incentives are awarded based on the sequence of date stamped purchase orders, until the funds are depleted. Contact: or 484-588-5401.

About Independence LED: Independence LED offers lighting solutions that are rebate ready and on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Qualified Products List. The best in class 10 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty, the Highest Efficiency Lumens per Watt, and our MADE in AMERICA quality assurance have earned the trust and resulting retrofit installations from the Fortune 100 to the U.S. Military. Independence LED moved its manufacturing from China to Pennsylvania in 2010 and is the 2011 winner of the Green Business of the Year Award from the Main Line Chamber of Commerce. Best Lighting Retrofit EBie Awards™ Win Inspires Independence LED to Launch $10 Million in Energy Incentives Sample Range of Media Coverage on the Award and Independence LED’s Energy Incentives:

Channel Media coverage on the Best Lighting Retrofit Award and Independence LED Lighting’s Energy Incentives from the Islands to the Heartland and from the East to the West Coast.
Sample Range of International Media Coverage on the Best Lighting Retrofit Award and Independence LED Lighting’s Energy Incentives