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    US Navy Retrofits Bases With LED Lighting Under 'Buy American' Rules

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    The US Navy is continuing efforts to retrofit bases with energy efficient LED lighting, with a $1.9 million contract for two bases under Buy American regulations, manufacturer Orion Energy Systems announced in a press release on Friday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — President Donald Trump has pledged to crack down on US government agencies that seek exemptions to the buy American rules to purchase cheaper products from foreign manufacturers.

    "Orion’s products are manufactured in the United States, which enables the company to offer some of the industry’s fastest delivery times and allows the Navy to benefit from the energy savings sooner," the release stated.

    Orion has benefitted from two US laws — the "Buy American Act" and "Trade Agreements Act" — in securing $13.8 million in lighting retrofit projects for 15 naval facilities since 2003, the release noted.

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