Lighting Science(R) Brings Energy Efficient and Design-Enhancing LED Lighting to Applebee's(R) Restaurants

Thu Nov 8, 2012 1:39pm EST

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  SATELLITE BEACH, FL, Nov 08 (Marketwire) -- 
Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB: LSCG), one of the world's
leading LED lighting technology companies, announced a business
partnership with Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar(R). Lighting
Science(R) collaborated with the world's largest casual dining chain to
monitor, evaluate and markedly reduce energy usage for lighting in their
23 company-owned restaurants. Through the installation of ultra-efficient
and design-enhancing LED lamps, Applebee's should net an energy reduction
for lighting of 88% per year.

    "Replacing outdated incandescent and halogen bulbs made economic sense to
us," said Bill O'Keefe, Applebee's Executive Director of Development.
"The new LED lighting systems make our restaurants more energy efficient
and match our design standards, and Lighting Science has been a valuable
partner in this process."

    Applebee's replaced over 3,000 incandescent and halogen lamps with
Lighting Science's 8W A19 LED, 14W BR30 LED, 8W Par20 LED, and 6W MR16
LED. Following the project's completion, Applebee's reported an 88%
reduction in total energy usage for lighting, sparing an average of 820
kilowatts per year.

    "LED lighting is clearly the environmentally favorable technology, but it
also often outperforms standard lighting products," said Clyde Huffman,
principal of Restaurant Lighting Concepts. "For businesses like
Applebee's with a heightened focus on creating positive customer
experiences -- ambiance and lighting matter most. Lighting Science's LED
lighting offers a blended form and functionality to match Applebee's
energy, economic and design needs."

    The initial cost estimate of the LED lighting retrofit was tempered by
utility rebates made possible with the lamps' Energy Star certifications.
A tax deduction through the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPACT) also applied.
Considering these incentives, Applebee's anticipates a simple payback in
a little over seven months. "Lighting Science is proud to partner with
Applebee's, an American staple," said Keith Scott, Chief Commercial
Officer at Lighting Science. "Our lamps improve their restaurants'
bottom-line and achieve unrivaled lighting quality to enhance the
customer experience. Given the energy, maintenance and architectural
benefits, Applebee's will definitely reap the rewards of this innovative

    About Applebee's
 Applebee's ( is the world's largest
casual dining chain, with approximately 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15
countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Kansas City, Mo., Applebee's
takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where
everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee's Neighborhood Grill &
Bar(R) is a DineEquity, Inc. brand, and is franchised and operated by
Applebee's Services, Inc. and its affiliates.

    About Lighting Science Group
 Lighting Science Group Corporation (OTCBB:
LSCG) designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions
that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than
traditional lighting products. Lighting Science Group offers retrofit LED
lamps in form factors that match those of traditional lamps or bulbs and
LED luminaires designed for a range of applications including public and
private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor use. Lighting Science
Group's Advanced Projects Group business unit designs, develops and
manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic
projects. Lighting Science Group is headquartered in Satellite Beach,
Florida; the Company's European operations are based in Middelburg, The
Netherlands; and the Company has a sales office in Sydney, Australia.
Lighting Science Group employs approximately 800 workers building
lighting products from domestic and imported parts. Lighting Science
Group is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information
about Lighting Science Group is available at

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Samantha Wood McLarty
Director of Marketing
Lighting Science Group
Phone: (321) 610-9608

Nancy M. Valent
NMV Strategies
Phone: 216-513-8740

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