August 27, 2008

TCP, Inc. Combats Climate Change at Second Global Lamp Forum

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking TCP, Inc.'s message about energy efficient lighting global, David Johnson, quality and education manager at TCP, signed a joint communique to fight climate change at the second Global Lamp Forum in Tokyo July 4. Johnson is the TCP representative for the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).

Representatives of lighting manufacturers around the world signed the communique, expressing their commitment to saving energy through more efficient lighting sources. Working closely with local and regional governments and consumers, they agreed to promote and encourage energy efficient lamps and lighting systems in homes, commercial buildings and other applications.

"TCP is committed to spreading the message of the importance of environmental sustainability," said TCP CEO Ellis Yan. "Energy efficient lighting is an easy way to make a huge impact on climate change. We are very excited we can be a part of this global effort."

While at the forum, Johnson gave a presentation about U.S. energy regulations and legislation and possible opportunities for global collaboration with NEMA. He is also involved with a NEMA task force that is developing an industry position for lamp disposal and recycling.

Johnson, along with other manufacturers who attended the forum, held the day before the G8 Summit in Hokkaido, agree that sharing their knowledge about legislative lighting trends, activities of their associations and market information can help in making considerable contributions to energy savings and climate change.

TCP, Inc. is the global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment. Headquartered outside Cleveland, Ohio, the company manufactures nearly 1.4 million energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) every day, accounting for a majority of the CFLs sold in the United States and an annual reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of more than 118 million pounds. The company markets a variety of energy efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands including n:vision at The Home Depot, SpringLight, and ecoVations. TCP's extensive product line extends beyond CFLs and includes LED lamps and fixtures, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, as well as the first ever linear lamp, ballast and fixture offering. TCP is a privately held company, employing more than 15,000 people globally and totaled more than $300 million in sales in 2007, a more than fivefold increase since 2000. For more information, visit us at or call (800) 324-1496.

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