RVLT and Cohen Group partner to pursue LED retrofit contracts with the US Navy

3 February 2016 (Last Updated February 3rd, 2016 18:30)

LED lighting technology solutions provider Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT) has assigned specialty advisor Cohen Group to analyse and strategise the company's actions to help bid for future LED retrofit contracts with the US Navy.

LED lighting technology solutions provider Revolution Lighting Technologies (RVLT) has assigned specialty advisor Cohen Group to analyse and strategise the company's actions to help bid for future LED retrofit contracts with the US Navy.

The bidding is anticipated to take place this year after the US Navy announced in August 2015 the use of LED tube lighting throughout global shore facilities, including administrative buildings, athletic facilities, street lights, and parking garage facilities, in addition to its fleet.

Cohen Group senior counsellor admiral Jim Loy said: "Revolution Lighting has a great history of delivering market-leading LED lighting solutions across all industries, including for military and federal installations.

"Revolution Lighting has a great history of delivering market-leading LED lighting solutions across all industries."

"The Cohen Group will focus its strategic and intellectual assets, leveraging our extensive industry experience to allow Revolution Lighting to compete and successfully achieve its goals."

Revolution Lighting had earlier installed 17,000 of its LED tubes within dry cargo / ammunition ships of the Military Sealift Command.

The technology is expected to constitute 3% of the total energy reduction while being utilised aboard a military vessel, and subsequently contribute to $150m in the total fleet energy savings.

The tubes are lightweight and are composed wholly of plastic, which enhances durability and requires no maintenance.

It is said to generate 70,000h lamp life which makes it suitable for deployment in hostile and demanding military scenarios.

In November 2015, RVLT completed a $3.25m multi-phased facility lighting retrofit at TF Green Airport, located in Warwick, Rhode Island.