SWITCH Lighting receives Special Recognition Award from DOE's LED Lighting Facts Program

Jan. 9, 2014
LED Lighting Facts recognizes SWITCH's efforts to improve the quality of LED lighting products

San Jose, CA: SWITCH® Lighting, maker of best-in-class LED light bulbs, today announced that it received a Special Recognition Award by the U.S. Department of Energy's LED Lighting Facts. SWITCH was honored for its commitment and dedication to manufacturing and designing quality lighting products in each category and market that it serves. This year, LED Lighting Facts recognized 18 organizations for their support for the LED Lighting Facts program, and for their work in the LED lighting industry.

The LED Lighting Facts program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy and was created to ensure that the performance of all solid-state lighting (SSL) products are accurately represented as the products reach the market. It was developed to manage user expectations and prevent any performance claims that come with the introduction of new technologies to consumers.

"SWITCH is honored to receive this Special Recognition and to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for our work in LED Lighting. LED Lighting Facts acknowledges organizations who work toward the advancement of LED lighting products, and SWITCH is excited to be a partner in this program," said EC Sykes, Chief Executive Officer, SWITCH Lighting. "This award of special recognition further proves our dedication to provide the best quality LED lamps available at the best price for consumers."

The complete line of SWITCH bulbs includes its newest, affordable, and award-winning general use bulb, called the SWITCH infinia™. The full line of bulbs has been developed for both residential and commercial use:

SWITCH infinia
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In addition to SWITCH infinia, the SWITCH100, SWITCH75, and SWITCH60 bulbs are ENERGY STAR® certified and qualify for utility rebates in many markets across the country. To find your utility rebate, visit http://www.switchlightingco.com/rebate.shtml.

SWITCH LED A-Lamps use up to 85% less energy as an incandescent and last 25 times as long. Unlike many competitors, SWITCH bulbs can be used in any orientation, any fixture, and any location. They fit into standard light sockets, are dimmable, and can be used in the same manner as any incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulb. SWITCH bulbs pose no environmental hazards and have no toxic ingredients (unlike the mercury found in CFLs).

SWITCH's family of LED bulbs use the company's patented LQD Cooling System™ - the most innovative and effective thermal management system on the market today. The LQD Cooling System is a blend of the company's overall electronic design and proprietary technologies: a coolant made of liquid silicone, and a patented, highly efficient and reliable electronic driver. SWITCH is up to 40% more effective at diffusing heat and cooling LEDs than typical air-cooled LED bulbs.

About SWITCH Lighting™

SWITCH Lighting is dedicated to innovative design and technologies that create cost-effective, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for consumers and businesses. SWITCH Lighting is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners. The company is privately held (incorporated as Switch Bulb Company, Inc.) and headquartered in San Jose, California. For the latest information about SWITCH Lighting and SWITCH products, please visit www.switchlightingco.com/. Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/switchlightbulb or like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/switchlightbulbs.

About VantagePoint Capital Partners
VantagePoint Capital Partners is a global leader in financing and supporting transformative companies primarily focused on energy innovation and efficiency. With a best-in-class investment team of business and scientific experts, a broad network of corporate Strategic Partners, accomplished Senior Advisors, and more than $4 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the resources and talent to build important, industry-leading companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, VantagePoint has active investments in over 70 innovative companies. For more information, visit For more information, visit www.vpcp.com.


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