Redwood Systems announced that the company has made a deal with the French utility EDF to move into the French lighting market. Redwood Systems is a networked lighting systems company that deals primarily in LEDs. Greentech Media reports:
EDF is currently testing Redwood’s LED lighting controls system in its lab, and will be offering it to its commercial customers with some sort of incentive, which could come in the form of a rebate or energy credit, for instance, depending on the energy saved. The savings for LED systems are similar to those in the U.S., [Sam] Klepper [CMO of Redwood Systems] said. In the company's first European pilot, there was about a 75 percent savings in lighting energy use by switching to Redwood’s lighting controls systems. For companies not ready to make the switch to LEDs, Redwood also announced earlier this year it can work with nearly any lighting fixture.