April 24, 2006 12:09 PM US Eastern Timezone
LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. Achieves
Unprecedented Gain in Light Output from New Luminaire; Latest
Prototype Fixture Operates Using 15 Percent of the Power of Standard
65-Watt Incandescent Bulbs
MORRISVILLE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 24,
2006--LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) announced today that
independent third-party testing has confirmed that the company's
recessed luminaire has an efficacy of 73 lumens per watt, a
staggering gain in efficacy of 35 percent over test results of its
predecessor just two short months ago. This advance paves the way
for wider acceptance of light-emitting diode (LED) technology in the
U.S. lighting market, estimated at $12 billion.
In recent testing conducted at CSA International's
Lighting Laboratory in Atlanta, LLF's fixtures continuously produced
more than 700 lumens using less than 10 watts from a wall-plug AC
source. This result was significantly higher than the company's 54
lumens per watt achieved in February. Color temperature was measured
at 3200 Kelvin, with a color rendering index of 92. LLF's
proprietary white light technology allows for a wide range of
desired color temperatures. The company used LEDs supplied by Cree,
"Our results were documented by a Nationally
Recognized Testing Laboratory using stringent scientific standards,"
said LLF Chief Technology Officer Gerry Negley. "The tests were
conducted using a six-inch recessed fixture and the light source was
measured with an integrating sphere after reaching thermal
equilibrium. Because our fixtures use less then 10 watts they are
completely cool to the touch."
A technological marvel
LLF's latest prototype fixture operates using less
than 15 percent of the power of standard 65-watt incandescent bulbs
and 50 percent of the power of compact fluorescent bulbs, while
delivering equivalent warm white light as measured in lumens. The
company's LED fixtures produce virtually no heat and can provide
50,000 hours of light, as compared to the average 2,000 hours
provided by conventional 65-watt bulbs. Homeowners accustomed to
replacing burned-out bulbs every few months will be delighted to
learn that LED lights can function 20 years under normal usage of
five to six hours per day.
LLF's technological advances shatter conventional
thinking regarding the projected timeline and quality of light
offered by LEDs for general lighting applications, and represent a
radical improvement in the cumulative environmental and economic
impact of traditional lighting. "In fact," said Negley, "our results
far exceed the 2010 objectives set by the U.S. Department of Energy.
This revolutionary 'reinvention' of light could have global
implications for decades to come."
LLF is committed to enlisting strategic partners
who embrace the vision that LEDs provide consumers and the nation
with viable solutions to combat our energy crisis. The company is
working diligently to accelerate production and distribution of this
product by the end of the year for new and retrofit markets.
"I've had the opportunity to help build a few
substantial businesses in my lifetime," said Neal Hunter, the
company's chairman and CEO. "However, the greatest obligation lies
before me in helping the LLF team deploy this technology to the
Safe and environmentally friendly
Unlike fluorescent lights, LEDs contain no mercury
or other toxic substances and present no risks in handling or
disposal. Conversion of household lighting to LED sources will
significantly reduce the number of discarded light bulbs in the
Additionally, standard 65-watt incandescent bulbs
found in typical recessed lights generate dangerous levels of heat
and force air-conditioning systems to work much harder to cool the
home or business.
According to the U.S. Government-sponsored ENERGY
STAR(R) program, if every American household installed
energy-efficient bulbs in five of their most frequently used light
fixtures, the resulting drop in energy consumption would keep more
than one trillion pounds of greenhouse gasses out of the atmosphere.
That's equivalent to eliminating the air pollution caused by more
than 8 million cars driving on our streets and highways for an
Reducing energy costs and dependency on fossil
LLF's light fixtures save money. For example,
consumers will save approximately $7 in annual energy cost per
fixture over conventional incandescent sources. Compared with the
total operating cost of conventional sources, LLF fixtures will pay
for themselves in less than two years and provide additional cost
savings thereafter. The resulting reduction in energy consumption
could substantially reduce America's reliance on fossil fuel sources
to supplement domestic energy production.
"Our product provides comfort, convenience,
safety, and savings, while contributing to the reduction in global
energy consumption," said Hunter. "We believe we must deploy our
technology on a rapid global basis to help relieve the pressures on
our energy infrastructure."
Fore more information on LED Lighting Fixtures, go
to www.ledlightingfixtures.com or e-mail email@example.com.
LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc. (LLF) is a privately
held company headquartered in the Research Triangle area of North
Carolina. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption and evolution of
light-emitting diodes (LEDs) into high-volume general lighting
applications so that consumers can realize lower energy and
maintenance costs. LED lighting is significant in that it should
provide decades of lifetime under normal operation, requiring a
fraction of the power required for traditional lighting solutions.
The company's founding group averages more than 20 years of
experience in all aspects of LED materials, devices, components and
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