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Friday, March 4, 2011

Clean Light Green Light produces LED battery back-up

Clean Light Green Light produces LED battery back-up system
LED lighting manufacturer Clean Light Green Light (CLGL), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Global Dynamix Solutions GB PLC, announced the first viable LED Emergency Battery Back-up System which opens the door for LED fluorescent tube replacements in highly sensitive applications such as hospitals, schools, public lighting scenarios, and all other egress lighting applications requiring back up power in case of power loss. The new technology will support any LED tube that works at under 17.5 W. Emergency Battery Back-up systems supporting wattages of up to 150W will be released later in the month expanding the viability LED lighting in numerous applications that require emergency back-up.
“We identified the need for this product while installing a pilot for a public school system and recognized that we could not execute a complete retrofit without this technology.” said CEO David McKinney.
No larger than a traditional ballast, the CLGL Emergency Back-up System uses Ni-MH batteries similar to batteries used in hybrid vehicle battery production that are Underwriters Laboratory (UL) approved. Visit

IGNITE launches youth business plan competition 
 IGNITE, the K-12 entrepreneurship volunteer action team in the Prima Civitas Foundation’s Moving Ideas to Market initiative, has launched its third annual Statewide Youth Business Plan Competition. Students in grades 6 through 12 are encouraged to write a business plan and submit to the IGNITE team for a chance to win pre-seed awards to help with startup costs. There is a Middle School Division for grades 6 through 8 and a high school division for grades 9 through 12 with first-place prizes of $400 for each division. All participants will receive written feedback on their business plans from the judging panel. Finalists will be featured on the IGNITE website and/or have the opportunity to be highlighted in the Future CEO Stars magazine as a Michigan entrepreneur. The application submission deadline is Friday, March 25. Visit to view an introductory webinar and download official competition documents or call Chris Stickney at 517-432-7650.

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