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Energy Focus, Inc. Receives $600,000 Award to Develop Innovative LED Lighting for NASA

posted by Wendy Stott
Published: April 22, 2011

Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in providing energy efficient lighting solutions, today announced that its research and development team recently received notification that it will receive a $600,000 Phase 2 Small Business Technology Transfer ("STTR") program grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ("NASA") upon successful negotiation of a Phase 2 contract. The title of the grant is "Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations."

Roger Buelow, Energy Focus CTO, commented, "We're delighted to have received the Phase 2 notification grant from NASA. The award is to replace existing test stand and parking lot fixtures with high performance LED lighting including Hazardous Location and Explosion-Proof lights that build off of technology first conceived under DARPA SBIRs. The work allows us to develop the concepts we presented to NASA in our Phase 1 work."

Joseph Kaveski, CEO, Energy Focus, added: "We are pleased to announce the latest grant landed by Roger and his team. Partnering with the government to develop and produce energy efficient LED lighting is not only the right thing to do for our country but also a very promising growth opportunity for Energy Focus. We expect products following from this work to be a significant factor in both our products as well as for our public sector projects solutions businesses."