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Energy Focus LED Grant Extended

Photonics.com
Aug 2009
Energy-efficient lighting provider Energy Focus Inc. of Solon, Ohio, announced today that it has been awarded a $500,000 SBIR (small business innovation research) extension grant from DARPA to provide LED lighting for general use on Navy ships. The new fixtures will replace 50- and 110-W watertight incandescent fixtures. The addition of these fixtures means Energy Focus will offer long-life LED lighting alternatives to replace both incandescent and fluorescent systems across the entire Navy fleet. “We fully expect that bulb replacement will become a thing of the past with the LEDs’ projected lifetime of up to 50,000 hours or more,” said Roger Buelow, Energy Focus chief technology officer. Energy Focus has now received $1.9 million from the Department of Defense to develop LED lighting for the Navy.


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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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