Bridgelux Technology helps start-up win coveted DOE L-Prize

Feb. 22, 2022
The judging committee recognized Bridgelux’s level-3 IB module in a winning design jointly developed with Smash the Bulb.

FREMONT, Ca – February 2022 –Bridgelux (, the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative LED solutions, is pleased to be recognized by the US Department of Energy for its breakthrough enabling technology.  Working with local luminaire start-up, Smash the Bulb, Bridgelux was featured as one of the winning teams for the L-Prize Concept Phase.  Four winners were announced by US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm on February 3 via Zoom call.  According to the L-Prize website, the competition is “designed to catalyze transformative LED lighting innovation, products, and impact.”  

Bridgelux’s holistic platform of products helped secure the L-Prize victory.   Beginning with the unique phosphor-blend that matches the spectrum of natural light, the Bridgelux LEDs benefit human health while rendering color with near perfect fidelity.  The judging committee specifically recognized Bridgelux’s level-3 IB module, a highly-efficient engine which delivers over 160 lumens/watt. The IB module’s on-board optics precludes any need for supplemental diffusers or batwing optics, which greatly facilitates the fixture design process.  The IB batwing, soon to be released, was shown to provide better ceiling uniformity and facilitate wider spacing of luminaires, which leads to reduced lighting power density in the target applications of education, offices and healthcare.

In addition, Bridgelux provided the dual channel drivers, which allows seamless white-tuning and dimming to below 1%.  Their Vesta®Flex platform controllers were also recognized for enabling application flexibility and interoperability with third party systems.

“As a luminaire manufacturer, winning the L-Prize is the highest honor,” says Smash the Bulb Founder Don Peifer.  “It wouldn’t have been possible without Bridgelux.  Their dedication to exhaustively exploring the most holistic and affective lighting solutions creates a remarkable opportunity for manufacturers and designers to stay ahead of the curve and innovate.”

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Bridgelux is a developer and manufacturer of cutting-edge LED lighting technologies and solutions.  We marry world-class engineering with deep domain knowledge of lighting to create products that are the rare combination of performance, value, aesthetics and user-friendliness.  Our unique solutions are the choice of lighting designers and manufacturers throughout the world.  For more information about the company and its products, please visit




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