Late October, Leviton announced its acquisition of a UK based LED lighting company called JCC Advanced Lighting. JCC is a company at the forefront of LED lighting technologies, with lighting applications available across a wide spectrum of market segments, niche needs, and an ever expanding portfolio due to their willingness to create custom parts for customers.
With Leviton's already very successful lines of electrical wiring and data connectivity solutions, integrating a market leader in a technology that has really taken off over the past few years is a perfect fit for both companies.
For those that may be unfamiliar with LED lighting, the technology is meant to be a replacement to CFL light bulbs, or incandescents. In almost all facets of functionality LED lights outperform the competition. An LED bulb has an average operational life of over 30,000 hours, with many extending up beyond that. This is compared to the 1,000-2,000 hour average life of incandescents and the 6,000-9,000 average life of CFLs. Energy efficiency is unparalleled, usually hovering around 7-8 watts for an LED, versus the 12-20 wattage for CFLs and the 60 watts for incandescents. The only downside to LEDs has been their higher up front cost, but thankfully in recent years the technology has been streamlined, and costs for the average consumer have dropped to between 6-10 dollars. With statistics like that, it is easy to see why a company like JCC specializing in LED lighting has garnered Leviton's attention!
Below is a video from JCC Advanced Lighting, describing JCC products, the company, and the LED lighting revolution.
Two great examples of their market lighting solutions are easily illustrated through the following PDF brochures: ToughLED & Skytile Lighting Systems – one, the perfect replacement for rugged, zero-maintenance, high efficiency LED lighting, the other, an excellent LED solution for high energy saving, quick installation LED flat panels.
For more information about Leviton or Leviton products, or their newly acquired company JCC Advanced Lighting and their state of the art LED products, contact your local Accu-Tech representative today!