Energy Focus, Inc.’s IntelliTube™ Completes US Navy Qualification Tests
SOLON Ohio, February 8, 2012 – Energy Focus, Inc. (OTC BB: EFOI.OB), a leader in providing LED energy efficient lighting solutions, announced that IntelliTube™, its breakthrough fluorescent replacement technology, has completed testing for use on the US Navy fleet. As a result, Energy Focus has been able to fulfill the first $1.9 million of the $23 million lighting supply contract it was awarded in 2011.
“With the completion of the testing of our new military IntelliTube™ product, Energy Focus’s intelligent plug and play LED lamps can now replace the existing linear fluorescent tube lamps used in most of the Navy’s light fixtures.” said Roger Buelow, Energy Focus CTO. “IntelliTube’s proprietary ‘brain’, a tiny microprocessor that allows the circuit to detect and actively reconfigure itself, is the secret behind IntelliTube’s ability to be used in the entire gamut of existing fluorescent sockets by simply plugging it in.”
With the addition of IntelliTube™ to its lighting arsenal, Energy Focus can replace the bulk of the lighting aboard ships across the fleet with its broad range of 25 Navy qualified advanced LED lighting products.
“I am delighted that IntelliTube has completed the Navy’s rigorous testing and that Energy Focus is now positioned to fulfill the recently awarded $23 million Navy supply contract.” said Joe Kaveski, Energy Focus CEO. He continues: “Supplying IntelliTube to the US Navy is a tremendous business opportunity for Energy Focus. More importantly the Navy can immediately begin to benefit from the significant energy savings gained through Energy Focus’ LED lighting by simply changing the light bulbs installed on every Navy vessel.”
About Energy Focus, Inc.
Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions, holding 75 relevant lighting patents. Our solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government includes numerous research and development projects for the DOE and DARPA, creating energy efficient LED lighting systems for the U.S. Navy fleet and the next generation Very High Efficiency Solar Cell. Customers include supermarket chains, the US government, state and local governmental agencies, retail stores, museums, theme parks and casinos, hotels, swimming pool builders and many others. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with additional offices in Nashville, TN, Pleasanton, CA, and the United Kingdom.
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The contract is part of Task Force Energy and some of the first lights shipped under the contract will go to support the Navy’s Great Green Fleet.
EFOI has had broad support within the Navy and Department of Defense in the development of its IntelliTube technology. Program Executive Office, Ships (“PEO Ships”) has provided constant support for replacing the Navy’s existing lighting with more efficient LED lighting. For more information about PEO Ships see www.globalsecurity.org/military/agency/navy/peo-ships.htm.
Development of EFOI’s LED technology began under a DARPA research project in 2002, and EFOI has two current projects with DARPA’s Strategic Technology Office that are developing the next generation of LED lighting.
The first qualified products were delivered under an Office of Navy Research (ONR) project. For more information see www.onr.navy.mil/Media-Center/Press-Releases/2011/Solid-State-SSL-Techsolutions.aspx.
Energy Focus has also recently received a grant from the state of Ohio to augment their LED technology in a way that builds upon the Navy work. For more information, see www.energyfocusinc.com.
Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding our future business outlook, our products, our solutions, and our work with leading customers including governmental agencies. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. For more information about potential factors that could affect Energy Focus financial results, please refer to the Company’s SEC reports, including its Annual Reports on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Energy Focus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.
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