Baldwinsville The Village of Baldwinsville flipped the switch Thursday, Dec. 15, on 15 street lights retrofitted with cutting-edge LED technology built by local company, Ephesus Technologies.
Ephesus, a Syracuse nanotechnology company formed by former Lockheed Martin employees, has partnered with the village to demonstrate its latest lighting LED prototype that is engineered locally by the company to be 20-percent more efficient than any LED currently on the market, and 65-percent more efficient than conventional lighting.
“When making the decision to move back to Syracuse and start Ephesus, one of our goals was to build a company from the ground up committed to launching innovative high-tech nanotechnology products to support the local economy, while also creating jobs using the talents of our local, homegrown workforce,” said Joe Casper, president and CEO of Ephesus Technologies. “As a Baldwinsville native, I am especially proud to be part of this project as Ephesus takes its latest step in the evolution of its lighting technology.”
“As Baldwinsville looked for ways to ‘green’ its Village Square, it was important to not only use a product that produced the energy efficiency and cost savings we needed, but to work with a local company as well,” said Joe Saraceni, mayor of Baldwinsville. “We’re excited to have the opportunity to partner with a Baldwinsville native to install some of the greenest lighting technology available anywhere in the world.”
Ephesus’ B’ville Lite™ is being used to retrofit existing fixtures in Baldwinsville’s Village square, saving the village the expense of fully replacing the existing lighting units. Beyond the village, the system holds potential to be deployed in multiple applications to provide commercial and municipal lighting solutions. The energy efficient LED fixtures are engineered by Ephesus to last 50-percent longer, use 20-percent less power, produce 50-percent less heat and be 20-percent brighter, all at a cost savings of 20-percent to the consumer over the best LEDs available today.