Cyberlux receives patent for emergency lighting technology

Cyberlux Corporation has been awarded US patent no. 6,752,515 entitled "Apparatus and Methods for Providing Emergency Lighting."

Cyberlux Corporation, a developer and manufacturer of LED-based lighting systems, was recently awarded a US patent providing broad protection for the company's emergency lighting technology. The company, based in Research Triangle, NC, says that the technology provides high levels of lumen output at power consumption levels drastically below competing technologies.

US patent number 6,752,515 provides protection across 24 claims for lighting systems capable of generating long-term interim lighting, including the lighting device and associated methods for providing emergency or temporal lighting.

Specifically, the patent addresses lighting devices capable of providing long-term interim lighting via arrays of LEDs. Also covered are the means for providing electrical energy to the LED array; the capability of multi-level light intensity consistent with light longevity; and power source relationships including conventional A/C, solar, various electrochemical assemblies or all other means of electrical energy support.

"[This patent] provides Cyberlux Corporation with the intellectual property platform to pursue our chosen markets of long-term interim lighting, emergency lighting and energy-efficient lighting with our patented diodal(TM) illumination technology," observed Donald Evans, CEO of Cyberlux.

"Cyberlux's ability to patent lighting solutions for recurring problems such as power outages offers the potential for major breakthroughs in the emergency lighting field," continued Evans. "The recent successful installation of the company's Emergency Lighting Augmentation System (ELAS) as a fail-safe, long-term interim lighting solution for the City of Cleveland, Ohio emphasizes the dramatic importance of the broad-based patent awarded to Cyberlux."

ReliaBright Emergency Lighting Augmentation System (ELAS)

The ReliaBright ELAS product is designed to retrofit into existing buildings and augment existing lighting systems. The product includes a patent-pending control module powered by a constant charge battery and monitored by a patent-pending sensor. The sensor differentiates between "power-off at the wall switch" and "power-out in the building's electrical service".

The system's light intensity is determined by the number of diodal lighting elements that are connected in series - light levels range from "moonlight" to "daylight" consistent with the needs of the space in which ELAS is installed.

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