Test lab rates Cyberlux LED lighting products at 55 lm/W

Cyberlux Corporation says that its Aeon Pro E task and accent home lighting meets and exceeds the soon-to-be-updated requirements of California's Title 24 standards.

The energy efficiency of Cyberlux's Aeon Pro E task and accent home lighting products has been verified at 55 lumens per watt by Independent Testing Laboratories, Inc (ITL) in Boulder, CO. The lab confirmed that Aeon products exceed the new Title 24 requirement for kitchen and bath lighting of 40 lm/W, which will come into force in October 2005.

The Title 24 California energy requirements were introduced in 1978 to decrease California's energy consumption. Since then, the state has saved more than $36 billion in electricity and natural gas costs. The Title 24 standards are updated periodically, and the next update in October of this year will include the 40 lm/W requirement.

"The capability of solid-state lighting technology has advanced significantly," said Mark Schmidt, COO and president of Cyberlux. "Our Aeon Pro products harness this capability and give home builders, residential designers and home buyers a new, energy efficient alternative to traditional lighting technologies."

"Solid-state lighting technology promises major change for the lighting industry," said Bob Berger, president of Independent Testing Laboratories, Inc. "Recent ITL test results on a luminary with multiple LEDs demonstrated performance of 55 lumens per watt. It is clear that the energy efficiency of white diodes is improving faster than many in the industry expected."

ITL was founded 50 years ago and is one of the most experienced independent testing labs in the country. The lab provides accurate, unbiased information on virtually every type of lighting to lighting manufacturers, designers, architects and the government.

"From a sales perspective, exceeding the Title 24 standards opens up the California market to our Aeon Pro E line and makes these products one of the only alternatives to traditional task and accent lighting for the home," said William Walker, Cyberlux senior vice president of sales. "The 55 lm/W efficiency of the Aeon Pro E products is an industry-leading efficacy figure."

The California market represents more than 10% of the new housing in the country. Now that the Aeon Pro E line exceeds Title 24 requirements, it offers designers, homebuilders, and homeowners an alternative to traditional incandescent and fluorescent tube lights used for task and accent lighting in the home.

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