Axiom NZ LED of Las Vegas, Nevada and Auckland-based AoTuroaLED are offering a 'Green Step Forward' program for the month of May 2010, which according to the firms, facilitates a global effort to reduce one's carbon footprint.

The ‘Green Step Forward’ program allows customers to receive up to 20% off the Axiom NZ white LED products for signage lighting applications replacing neon and fluorescent and 20% off its AoTuroaLED retrofit kits for fluorescent T-Bar or suspended ceiling interior light fixtures and parking garage or car park lighting fixtures.

The program is valid from May 1 – May 31, and is not valid with any other coupon or incentive, the companies said.

Manuel Lynch, CEO and director of AoTuroaLED and Axiom NZ LED, said: “The ‘Green Step Forward’ program allows customers to receive a significant discount on our high brightness and low energy LED products to either continue or to start reducing one’s carbon footprint.

“Sometimes it isn’t just the desire to want to reduce carbon emissions that drives people to make the change, it has to be assisted by an incentive that affects the pocket book as well. People like to see their decisions turn the bottom line green as well.”

Axiom NZ LED and AoTuroaLED reconfirmed that they are continuing to support the use of patented LED technology of Nichia LED of Japan and patented weather resistant connector technology by Zeirick of New York. Nichia and Zeirick technologies are used on all Axiom NZ LED and AoTuroaLED white light products.

All of the AoTuroaLED and Axiom NZ LED white LED products use Nichia products and are protected by numerous US Patents including the one with the most extensive coverage, US Patent 5998925, the companies claimed.