Trans-Lux, a designer and manufacturer of digital signage display solutions, has formed a new subsidiary company called Trans-Lux Energy, that will offer new LED lighting technologies for facilities and public infrastructure.

The company said that the new LED lighting will emit less heat, save energy and enable creative designs. The initial product offering will include LED replacement bulbs that fit into existing fixtures, smaller and efficient LED bulbs for new construction, and LED street lighting.

Trans-Lux Energy’s LED lighting complements Trans-Lux’s new LED large screen systems and digital signage displays, and the company’s line of Trans-Lux DataWalls and Fair-Play branded scoreboard systems – digital displays for financial institutions, casino sports books, schools and universities.

Trans-Lux will cultivate new business development opportunities incorporating these lighting and display system technologies targeting the financial, sports and entertainment, gaming and leasing markets, and the private and public facilities market, the company added.

Eric Mackey, a professional in the systems integration and facilities management arenas, has been appointed to the position of vice president of Trans-Lux and general manager of the newly formed Trans-Lux Energy. Mr Mackey will focus on developing distribution channels and key accounts for Trans-Lux Energy.

JAllain, president and CEO of Trans-Lux, said: ”The addition of Trans-Lux Energy to the Trans-Lux Corporation family of companies further supports the launch of our new TL vision business model.

”Trans-Lux Energy adds two important facets to our core competencies; first by allowing us to pursue new business opportunities in the LED lighting category with energy-saving lighting solutions, and second by supplementing our established digital display and signage businesses with a highly flexible, cost-efficient and creative means for facilities to enhance their environments with LED lighting.”