Lighting Science(R) Brings Energy Efficient and

Lighting Science(R) Brings Energy Efficient and Design-Enhancing LED
Lighting to Applebee's(R) Restaurants 
Applebee's Company-Owned Restaurants Experience 88% Drop in Net
Energy Usage for Lighting 
SATELLITE BEACH, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --  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"Replacing outdated incandescent and halogen bulbs made economic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 Ligh
ting 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 technology." 
About Applebee's
 Applebee's (www.applebees.com) 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
www.lsgc.com. 
Forward Looking Statement. Certain statements in this press release
may constitute "forward-looking statements" made under the "safe
harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements
concerning the performance of Lighting Science Group and its products
and/or use terminology such as "anticipate," "assume," "believe,"
"estimate," "expect," "goal," "intend," "plan," "project," "seek,"
"target," "soon," "will," "first of many" and variations of such
words and similar expressions. Such statements reflect the current
view of Lighting Science Group with respect to future events and are
subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual
results to differ materially from those contemplated by these
statements. In evaluating these statements, you should carefully
review the risk factors detailed under "Risk Factors" in our most
recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may
cause our actual results to differ materially from these
forward-looking statements. 
Contact:
Samantha Wood McLarty
Director of Marketing
Lighting Science Group
Phone: (321) 610-9608
E-Mail: Samantha.McLarty@lsgc.com  
Nancy M. Valent
President-PR
NMV Strategies
Phone: 216-513-8740
E-Mail: nancy@NMVstrategies.com 
 
 
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