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QUALITE’S AWARD-WINNING GAMECHANGER CHOSEN BY GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia State University (GSU), located in Atlanta, Georgia, has selected Qualite’s, award-winning, Q-LED GameChanger™ to light the school’s new football stadium. On February 27th, 2017 GSU officially began construction on Turner Field, which was formerly the home of the Atlanta Braves and an Olympic Stadium in the Summer Games of 1996. This $22 million project retrofitting from a baseball stadium into a college football stadium is on budget and on time for the home opener against Tennessee State on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 7:00pm.

“This is an exciting project for Qualite. We are doing a combination of installing new lights and also retrofitting onto the existing super structure which held the old lights. We are able to showcase, on a national scale, what we and others know: the GameChanger is like no other LED light on the market. The awards prove it and being chosen by GSU for this iconic project is just more validation,” stated Eric Boorom, Qualite Owner. Patrick Kinney, Southeast Sales Manager adds, “GSU was very excited about the GameChanger when we presented it to them. A big part of our conversation with GSU was how they are working towards being a national leader in technology. We were able to easily demonstrate how the GameChanger represented the newest and most advanced technology found in the sports lighting industry today.”

Rob Stewart of Penco Electric stated, “Qualite’s wireless control system fit this project perfectly since a big portion of the new lights were to be retrofitted onto the existing structure. We had more than enough power to these locations already, and we did not have to run new control wiring to all the existing locations around the stadium for the new LED lights.”

Follow Qualite Sports Lighting on Twitter (@QualiteLighting), Facebook (@QualiteSportsLighting), or Instagram (@QualiteLighting) for more updates, and follow the progress of the stadium on GSU Stadium’s official Twitter account (@GSUStadium).

QUALITE’S GAMECHANGER FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD

Hillsdale, MI May 16, 2017 — The Q-LED GameChanger by Qualite has been named a 2017 Finalist for the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). IDEA is a premier international design competition sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). This is Qualite’s second finalist award for the revolutionary Q-LED GameChanger. Qualite has recently been named a Gold Edison Awards winner which honors excellence in innovation.

IDEA designs are judged by renowned design experts from around the world. Judging is based on design innovation, user experience, benefit to client, benefit to society, and appropriate aesthetics. Eric Boorom, Qualite Owner, states “We knew we created a revolutionary, innovative lighting system but to be a finalist for two distinguished awards validates everything.” Nick Page, Qualite President, adds “When we designed the GameChanger we had the customer in mind. We wanted to create a system that was easy to control, inexpensive to upgrade, maintenance free, and had the lowest cost of installation with the least amount of on-site packaging waste on the market. We not only hit these goals but we exceeded them.”

IDEA 2017 Bronze winners will be announced at the end of May, and the Gold and Silver winners will be announced at a Ceremony and Gala at the annual IDSA International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from August 16th to August 19th, 2017.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC IS NAMED A 2017 GOLD EDISON AWARD WINNER

The Edison Awards™, celebrating 30 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that Qualite’s Q-LED GameChanger™ was voted as the gold winner for innovation in the outdoor adventure category at the April 20th event at The Capitale in New York City. Eric Boorom, Qualite Owner, joined hundreds of other senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all the 2017 Edison Award winners.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world.

"Our judges recognized Qualite’s GameChanger as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards. Eric Boorom, Qualite owner, further added, “We have worked long hours to develop a system that would revolutionize sports lighting and all of the work has been validated by winning the gold award. This is the greatest honor in the history of the company."
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Award was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives, including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.

QUALITE’S Q-LED GAMECHANGER™ NAMED EDISON AWARDS FINALIST

The Q-LED GameChanger by Qualite has been named a 2017 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

"It’s exciting to see companies like Qualite continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ Executive Director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers."

Eric Boorom, Qualite’s owner, adds that "The Qualite team is overwhelmed with excitement. The Edison Award is a testament to the insight, intuitiveness and somewhat radical development of the GameChanger product. We knew we wanted to make a statement to the industry, and the recognition granted to us by the Edison Award has validated our work; this is our greatest honor in the company’s history."

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. Award winners will be announced April 20, 2017 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards™ symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park team, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC AWARDED A BUYBOARD PURCHASING COOPERATIVE CONTRACT

Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC is excited to announce they have been awarded a BuyBoard National Purchasing Cooperative contract for sports lighting, installation, and the associated electrical components.

Eric Boorom, Qualite’s owner, states, “Being awarded a cooperative contract is a win-win for all parties involved. The bid process is faster, easier and allows Qualite to control the overall turnkey costs, while providing our customer with a five-star experience and sports lighting product at the best value.”

Designed to capture the best of fast paced sports on both video and digital photography, the Q-LED GameChanger lighting system has a revolutionary design that will change the way that schools across the country will play and watch their sports teams. In addition to the unique design, schools gain the advantages of a reliable lighting source for fields with an industry-leading warranty and features such as integrated wireless controls. Cooperative members can now take advantage of the same lighting systems that professional sports venues use at a discounted rate and expedited installation turnaround.

The contract went into effect October 1, 2016. For more information about Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC. or any of their products contact Ashley Huscio at ashley@qualite.com or 1.800.933.9741.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING’S Q-LED GAMECHANGER™ SYSTEM IS A BIG WIN FOR CONTRACTORS

Qualite's Q-LED GameChanger™ System has been receiving a lot of attention by contractors. The revolutionary modular design is reducing the time and cost of labor associated with installing a new or retrofitted sports lighting system by as much as 60%.

Craig Custer, Vice President of Custer Electric, has spent the past 20 years of his career installing sports lighting and states that, "By far the GameChanger is the easiest installation of any system I have ever worked with, and I have installed over 17,000 metal halide fixtures". Craig reports that on the last GameChanger installation he was able to save over 40% on labor costs and attributes this to a, "Well thought out design, where I literally have nothing to do. All I used was four tools to screw in four bolts to connect the stanchion to the pole. It came pre-assembled, pre-aimed and I didn’t have to deal with all of the cardboard and waste associated with packing materials".

Qualite’s goal was not to design a better light but to design a system that would revolutionize the sports lighting world for players, fans, coaches, broadcasters and contractors. Nick Page, Qualite President, recounts that, "When we started with a blank sheet of paper designing the GameChanger one of our many primary focuses was to have the installation be quick and easy. This was in an effort to bring down the cost of the lighting system for our customers and contractors."

Eric Boorom, Qualite’s Owner, added, "We truly have revolutionized all aspects of LED large area lighting from installation to the quality of light to the design appearance. Our team spent countless hours designing the Q-LED GameChanger™ to be the highest quality product in the marketplace at the best value to the customer, while focusing on the ease of installation for new and retrofit jobs."

Qualite’s Q-LED GameChanger™ features proprietary optics with built-in glare control yielding beam shapes engineered for sports lighting, low power consumption, high energy efficiency, fully integrated wiring (no exposed wiring), and “sunlight” color temperature. The revolutionary design has landed Qualitean impressive Edison Awards nomination and an exclusive partnership with the World’s Largest Turf Complex, Gateway Village Sports Complex.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC SELECTED AS EXCLUSIVE PARTNER FOR GATEWAY VILLAGE SPORTS COMPLEX

Qualite Sports Lighting, LLC is proud to announce that they have been selected as the exclusive sports lighting partner for the Gateway Village Sports Complex in Grandview, Missouri. The Q-LED GameChanger system was chosen based on its unique design, reliability, integrated wireless controls, optimization for HD television, energy efficiency and industry-leading warranty.

Qualite is honored to have the GameChanger in the world’s largest turf complex. As a stay-and-play facility for youth soccer players and their families, the complex will have over seven million square feet of retail, hotel, dining, office, entertainment, and residential space. Providing a vacation destination for the nation’s fastest growing traveling sport, giving families plenty of reasons to come early and stay late.

"Our mission has been to have the highest quality, cutting edge technology at this world class sports facility," stated Deron Cherry, Founder and Managing Partner at Gateway. “Qualite’s Q-LED GameChanger is on the cutting edge of sports lighting technology and we are excited to announce this partnership.”

Eric Boorom, owner of Qualite, said, "We are very excited to be part of this incredible sports complex and have the opportunity to support youth soccer through Gateway’s soccer partner, Heartland Soccer Association, the largest soccer league in America.”

Nick Page, President of Qualite, added, "Securing the exclusive partnership with the leaders and developers of the Gateway Village lends credence to the Q-LED GameChanger system and warranty we provide our customers."

Construction of Gateway Village began in August 2016 for the Spring 2017 opening. For more information about the Q-LED GameChanger system, contact Ashley Huscio at ashley@qualite.com or 1.800.933.9741.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING, LLC AND THE GAMECHANGER LED SPORTS LIGHT NOMINATED TO BE A RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 EDISON AWARDS

Qualite Owner, Eric Boorom, and President, Nick Page, are thrilled with the potential of being an Edison Award Winner. Eric Boorom stated that, "The Edison Award nomination is a testament to the insight, intuitiveness and somewhat radical development of the GameChanger product. We knew we wanted to make a statement to the industry, and the Edison Award nomination has validated our work; it may be our greatest honor in the company's history."

The Edison Awards™ are focused on the innovators as much as the innovations – a unique distinction in the world of award programs. Award winners represent "game changing" products and services, as well as excellence and leadership in innovation. NickPage commented that, "Being considered for this award is simply amazing. We used a clean sheet of paper to develop a truly innovative product for the sports lighting community, and the Edison Award selection committee members have confirmed our innovative development with this nomination."

The Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product and market development methods garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name across the world. The Edison Awards™ symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison and his Menlo Park team, while also strengthening the human drive for innovation, creativity, and ingenuity.

QUALITE SPORTS LIGHTING’S Q-LED SYSTEM IS THE #1 CHOICE TO LIGHT TOPGOLF LAS VEGAS

Topgolf facilities are located at over 25 locations across the US with more planned for the future. Each location provides golf and recreational entertainment for all ages and skill levels. As their lighting partner, Qualite understands the importance of excellent lighting to further enhance the customer experience. With installation of the Q-LED Sports Lighting System, Topgolf Las Vegas will have well-controlled lighting, with the highest lumen output in the industry. The twelve 1,000 watt Q-LED fixtures also provide virtually unlimited capabilities, including instant on/off and variable dimming.

Corey Lines, Qualite Sales Manager comments, "There are so many reasons Topgolf is excited to install our Q-LED System at the Las Vegas location. With 20 times life expectancy over the old technology, practically no maintenance costs, improved glare control, and the superior quality of light, it is the perfect choice for operational considerations, as well as providing the best illumination for their guests."

Topgolf is the premier entertainment and event venue with fun point-scoring golf games for all skill levels, upscale bar food and drinks, great music and more. Topgolf Las Vegas is scheduled to open in Spring 2016.