Deco Lighting and ARRA Buy American Compliance
Deco Lighting, a U.S. based lighting manufacturer, announces their commercial indoor and outdoor lighting products comply with the “Buy America” program provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) 2009 for U.S. government funding of public projects. Deco Lighting provides a Certificate of Compliance to all customers and specifiers for each of their lighting products that are specified for use in ARRA funded projects.
“The majority of our products sold in the U.S. are made or assembled in facilities located in the U.S. so they can comply with the requirements of the Buy American provisions.” said
Sam Sinai, Vice President of Deco Lighting. “Our lighting
products include a wide range of indoor, outdoor, office, commercial, industrial, safety and controls solutions that meet the challenges of today’s architects, engineers, designers and contractors.”
Deco Lighting guarantees its products are manufactured in the U.S. and comply with the requirements of Section 1605 of the ARRA. Deco Lighting fixtures qualify in the two part test developed by the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) regarding definition of “manufactured goods” and “substantial transformation”.
Per Section 1605, 2 CFR 176.140 defines “manufactured good” as “a good brought to the construction site for incorporation into the building or work that has been processed into a specific form and shape; or combined with other raw material to create a material that has different properties than the properties of the individual raw materials.” Secondly, per Sub Part B of 2 CFR 176, a domestic manufactured good is defined as “a manufactured good that consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has been substantially transformed in the United States into a new and different manufactured good distinct from the materials from which it was transformed. There is no requirement with regard to the origin of components or subcomponents in manufactured goods or products, as long as the manufacture of
the goods occurs in the United States.”
Deco Lighting fixtures are included in the new database of recommended lighting products for ARRA projects that was recently created by NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturer’s Association) to assist buyers in selecting fixtures from compliant lighting manufacturers. In addition, Deco Lighting has provided documentation to the U.S. Department of Energy detailing their component supply chain integrity, U.S. location design, engineering, manufacturing and warehousing facility, and U.S.
labor engaged in the production of Deco Lighting fixtures. All Deco Lighting fixtures are tested and properly labeled to meet U.L. and U.L. Canada standards and national electrical and
“Deco Lighting offers our customers the security of knowing that all Deco Lighting products identified as “Buy American Compliant” have been through an in-depth verification process.” said Mr.Sinai. “We provide project managers, engineers and contractors the information and resources they need to fulfill the complex specifications necessary for government-funded projects. Our knowledgeable lighting team provides total customer support throughout the design, purchase, and installation process in
order to save time and worry for our customers.”
Deco Lighting is a division of Deco Enterprises, a diversified corporation in business for over 50 years in the lighting industry. Deco Lighting is a leading manufacturer changing the world of lighting with the latest green technology, energy saving lighting and controls, including many award-winning exclusive designs. Deco Lighting products are proven in architectural, commercial, municipal, military and government installations throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Deco Lighting’s extensive product line includes architectural and commercial indoor fluorescent, Induction, HID, LED, Solar, Dark Sky friendly outdoor luminaires, exit & emergency fixtures, and lighting controls. For more information visit www.getdeco.com, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 310-366-6866
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