New Signage Installation underscores Museum's Mission of fusing
past innovations with the future
Ultra energy efficient lighting panels by CeeLite Technologies
resolves energy and aesthetic issues over LED's and traditional
light sources for Sandy Spring Museum
Colmar, PA (February
9, 2011) - Continuing a long community tradition of championing
innovation, the Sandy Spring Museum in Sandy Spring, Maryland has
installed ultra-energy efficient lighting created by CeeLite
Technologies, LLC for its new illuminated outdoor signage.
Known as CeeLite� Light Emitting Capacitor (LEC) technology, the
flat, flexible panels are an advanced light source with a multitude
of applications including signage in virtually any environment using
only a fraction of the energy needed by traditional light sources.
The community of Sandy Spring prides itself on a long
history and tradition of innovation and forward thinking. Despite
being a community of modest size, it has historically provided
leadership on issues of national and international importance,
including helping end American slavery, pioneering sustainable
agriculture in the early 19th century, welcoming railroads, canals,
telephone service, building Maryland's first rural hospital in 1919,
and, now, leading in the reduction of energy consumption.
"For all of the organization's interest in innovation, we also
sought a light source that would mesh subtly and attractively with
the visual quality of the Museum's award-winning architecture, which
echoes rural barns in wood and brick," said Dr. Sharon Ann Holt,
Director of the Sandy Spring Museum. "LED light intruded too much on
the rural night time landscape."
Dr. Holt also noted that
the museum's immediate neighbors, "who had a direct say in whether
we received a permit to erect the sign," welcomed the attractiveness
of CeeLite� LEC panels over LED's. CeeLite� LEC panels achieved that
sophisticated quality without sacrificing brightness or visibility.
"The beauty of CeeLite� LEC technology is the depth of its
applications. Energy efficiency is highly prized everywhere and the
technology could have significant value for other applications in the museum sector as well,
Gabrielle Santulli, Vice President of Marketing CeeLite
Technologies. "Because LEC panels are extremely flexible in size and
shape they can be utilized virtually anywhere. More importantly,
they give off no heat or ultraviolet rays, so they are safe in
Sandy Spring Museum plans to use
CeeLite� LEC panels for a new exhibit planned for the fall of 2011.
According to Dr. Holt the museum will use CeeLite� LEC panels to
provide an assortment of lighting solutions as well as highlight
specific objects in a display of historic farm tools. "The
opportunity to use one light source to enhance ambiance and safely
showcase artifacts will help keep fabrication costs down, minimize
stress on the artifacts, and enable the museum to maintain displays
much longer, especially of more fragile textile and paper items,"
Holt added. "It also allows the backlighting of text panels,
providing far greater readability, especially for people with visual
For design, fabrication and installation of
the new sign Sandy Spring Museum chose K&S Concepts Group, a
Pennsylvania-based company with extensive experience and knowledge
of CeeLite Techologies' applications.
"We have used
CeeLite� numerous times for a variety of projects. In this
application the product offered numerous advantages, all appropriate
for this design and would clearly prove superior to other light
sources - flexibility, lighting options, green properties and ease
of installation," said Tom Whitworth, CEO of K&S.
fabricated a weather proof sign cabinet to protect the CeeLite� LEC
panels from exposure, integrate the Museum's noted brick
architecture, and applied vinyl color graphics to the sign face
providing optimal illumination. Placing the LEC panel inside a
cabinet also allows the Museum to change the look of the sign as
needed with only modest expense. The sign was designed in a V
shape to enable maximum exposure for landmark and building
INNOVATION COMES TO LIGHT --
In sharp contrast to nearby traditional light and signage
applications, the new sign installation for Sandy Spring Museum in
Sandy Spring, Maryland offers a crisp yet cool non-glare appearance
thanks to CeeLite Technologies' unique LEC platform. The technology
also uses a fraction of the energy required for standard illuminated
signage and light sources.
About CeeLite Technologies, LLC:
Headquartered in Colmar, PA, CeeLite Technologies, LLC is the world's first US commercial manufacturer of CeeLite� Light Emitting
Capacitor (LEC) technology - a flat, flexible and energy efficient
light source. This advanced technology is a new category
of lighting that is destined to redefine the way light is being used
due to its flawless illumination qualities that uphold a designer's
intent for any environment and ensure color accuracy while
effectively communicating a message as required by industries such
as advertising, architectural, event/exhibit, sign and trade show.
CeeLite Technologies' award-winning LEC technology turns any
surface, flat or curved, into a light source and creates new markets
where lighting was previously impossible as the result of major
research and development engineering advancements. CeeLite
Technologies' first product to market was the flat flexible indoor
LEC panel, ranging in sizes up to 3' x 6'. Typical applications
include indoor and outdoor signs, advertising and architectural
decor. CeeLite� LEC Technology is renowned for receiving a
Best Invention award by Time magazine and has also attained many
prestigious awards including Products of the Year by Electronics
Products magazine, Editor's Choice in Buildings magazine and Widgets
We Love by Fast Company magazine. For additional information,
please visit the CeeLite Technologies website at
Sandy Spring Museum: Sandy Spring Museum (www.sandyspringmuseum.org),
located on MD Rt. 108 in Sandy Spring, MD was founded in 1980. Our
mission is to serve the growing community as a link to a history
rich in social reform, progressive farming techniques, inventions,
education, and cultural achievement. Our award-winning
facility, designed by Brookeville architect Miche Booz, supports
exhibits, research, education programs, and special events.
The Sandy Spring Museum is a 501 (c) (3) organization. All
contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.