American Bright Lighting SimpleTube STP series awarded US Patent for Solid State Lamp and Drive Circuit

Jan. 11, 2011
Date Announced: 11 Jan 2011 Chino, Ca – American Bright Lighting, Inc. today announced that the US Patent and Trademark office has approved their award winning SimpleTube STP series patent application (Patent No.: US 7,859,196 B2). The patent protects American Bright Lighting’s proprietary drive circuitry, which has many additional applications across the solid-state lighting industry. The patent specifically covers the innovative constant current delivery circuitry that is responsible for the SimpleTube’s industry leading efficiency. In addition to the recognition of a patent award, the STP series passed rigorous testing procedures and qualified for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) rebates of up to $100.00 per unit for their energy conservation rebate program. The rebates can be passed through to any individual or entity retrofitting existing legacy lighting with American Bright Lighting’s LED SimpleTube STP product family in the areas serviced by PG&E. The rebates range from $65.00 for the five-foot SimpleTube to $100.00 for the six-foot version and can total from 60% to as much as 88% of total product cost. For additional information on the rebate program visit (“Recognition of our innovative approach to driving solid state lighting elements by the US Patent office is very important to customers,” said George Lee, American Bright Lighting’s President. “We know that consumers value innovation and look at patent awards as indications of a company’s commitment to advancing the state of the art,” he concluded. SimpleTube is American Bright Lighting’s second-generation LED replacement lamps capable of replacing inefficient T-8 fluorescent tubes in large-scale retail refrigerators and freezers. The Improved series offers up to 79% power savings over the commonly used fluorescent tube ballast combinations and, due to lower heat emissions, reduces strain and demand on refrigeration compressors and controls. The patented series is the industry’s most efficient, consuming as much as 50% less power than comparable LED units from other manufacturers. The SimpleTube series requires no external or remote power supply and can be wired directly to standard 120VAC line voltages further reducing installation and maintenance costs. The series boasts a power factor of 0.99 and total harmonic distortion (THDi) of less than 15%. Power consumption ranges from 14.5W for the 5-foot end unit to just under 35W for the 6-foot center unit. Additional benefits of the second-generation SimpleTube lamps are ease of installation, longer lifetimes, lower maintenance costs, comprehensive five-year warranty, and significantly better lumen maintenance over the service life. Please contact the American Bright Lighting, Inc. for your free copy of the SSL Products Catalog toll free at 1-866-533-5588.About American Bright Lighting, Inc.SimpleTube’s designer and manufacturer, American Bright Lighting, Inc. is an affiliate of Bright LED Electronics Group, a recognized global leader in the research, engineering, design, manufacturing and marketing of LED components to major markets worldwide. Conscious of a global responsibility to the environment, the majority of products are produced with lead-free, RoHS compliant materials and processes. Bright LED Electronics is ISO 14001 & TS 16949 certified.

American Bright Lighting, Inc. Technical/Management Contact: Jing Mo (866) 533-5588 [email protected]

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