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Sea Gull Lighting

March 06, 2012 10:13 ET

EPA Recognizes Sea Gull Lighting With 2012 Energy Star Award for Excellence in Energy Star® Promotion

20-Year ENERGY STAR Partner Earns Award for Protecting the Environment Through Energy Efficiency

RIVERSIDE, NJ--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Sea Gull Lighting as a 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion winner for its leadership position in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by sponsoring consumer education efforts that promote energy-efficient products. Sea Gull Lighting's accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15, 2012, which marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.

Sea Gull Lighting, an ENERGY STAR partner since 1992, is being honored for their work in promoting products and programs that meet ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The company has taken the lead in energy efficient lighting, offering quality energy efficient products that easily integrate into today's interior design.

Recently, Sea Gull Lighting has expanded on their ENERGY STAR and LED lines with the introduction of new ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures and a line of nine ENERGY STAR qualified LED bulbs that allow the conversion for 85% of the company's lighting fixtures to LED. For 20 years, Sea Gull Lighting's ENERGY STAR line has continually grown to now comprise 644 lighting fixtures and ceiling fans with more than 43 decorative lighting collections, the industry's most expansive line of energy efficient products.

"Sea Gull Lighting has always supported the EPA and its mission to deliver energy-efficient ENERGY STAR products and programs to consumers," said Greg Cesca, president at Sea Gull Lighting. "As a two-time recipient of ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year honors and a three-time winner of the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award, we're thrilled to be honored again by the EPA for the quality ENERGY STAR products we deliver to the marketplace. We're committed to continuing this important partnership and delivering energy saving and environmentally-friendly solutions to our builder partners and consumers."

Over the past 20 years, American families and businesses have saved nearly $230 billion on utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas emissions equal to those from more than 350 million vehicles with help from ENERGY STAR.

The 2012 Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion Award is given to a variety of organizations in recognition of their efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce pollution, resulting in significant cost savings. Award winners are selected from about 20,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program.

"As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, Sea Gull Lighting has been a valued partner to the EPA; they truly embody our ENERGY STAR spirit. We are proud to recognize Sea Gull Lighting with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "Sea Gull Lighting demonstrates how the leadership and commitment from EPA's partners has made a difference in the lives of Americans, helping them save billions of dollars in energy costs and improving the health of our families, the planet and our future."

About Sea Gull Lighting
Headquartered in Riverside, New Jersey, Sea Gull Lighting Products, LLC (www.SeaGullLighting.com), a Generation Brands company, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of decorative and functional lighting for residential, commercial and architectural applications. The company provides more than 3,000 product designs spanning 15 categories to a multi-national network of electrical distributors, lighting showrooms, furniture and specialty stores as well as various niche markets. A two-time recipient of ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year honors and a three-time winner of the ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award, the company offers the industry's most expansive line of energy efficient products, which includes more than 644 ENERGY STAR® qualified lighting fixtures and ceiling fans.

About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit www.energystar.gov or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

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