LED Lighting Fixtures creates 750-lumen recessed light

Date Announced: 26 Jan 2006

DURHAM, NC - LED Lighting Fixtures Inc. (LLF) today announced the development of its first prototype LED (light emitting diode) based fixture that provides as much light as a 60 watt incandescent bulb while only consuming 16 watts or 27 percent of the power.

The fixture, a recessed can light, was measured by an independent testing service as providing 753 lumens of white light with an AC power input of only 15.9 watts, representing true wall-plug performance. This output equaled 47 lumens per watt of light.

“One hundred days ago, we served notice that we were going to usher in a disruptive change in general lighting technology coupled with a dramatic increase in lifetimes (decades) and greatly reduced energy consumption,” said Neal Hunter, LLF’s chairman.

“Our first results exceeded our expectations and we now believe that existing LED technology can go much further. The days of choosing between a grossly inefficient incandescent bulb or a mercury-laden fluorescent product may soon be coming to an end.”

The LLF technical team included Gerry Negley and Thomas Coleman from the Research Triangle, and Tony van de Ven and Spencer Ho from the company’s Hong Kong office. Gerry Negley, LLF’s chief technology officer, said the team understands and is solving the issues that have kept LEDs out of mainstream illumination applications.

“In about three months, we’ve created one of the world’s premier LED lighting fixtures supported by five patent filings,” added Negley. “We are targeting a release of results from our warm white fixture within 60 days.”

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.

LLF is in the process of expanding its team and moving to new headquarters in the Triangle. Funding for the privately held company is being provided by its founding members. A decision to accept outside funding from individual or corporate sources has not been finalized.

The company used CSA International’s Atlanta Lighting Laboratory to conduct the product measurement. CSA International is accredited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).

Contact
Gerald H. Negley CTO LED Lighting Fixtures, Inc

E-mail:gerry_negley@ledlightingfixtures.com

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