Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFOI), a global leader in energy-efficient lighting technologies, announced today that it has been selected to receive a $1.4 million contract by the Naval Research Warfare Center to develop and produce solid state lighting fixtures for use specifically on Virginia Class attack submarines. The new fixtures will replace single, double and triple tube fluorescent water tight fixtures now in use as well as provide solid state replacements for existing fluorescent based berth lights. Once qualified, the new solid state fixtures will be available as lighting alternatives across the fleet.
Utilizing Energy Focus' proprietary Solid State Optical Delivery technology, the fixtures, to be developed over the next 12 months, must meet the Navy's new stringent requirements for LED systems which include light output, shock and vibration, corrosion, EMC and EMI compliance, efficiency, life, and maintenance specifications. "We feel confident that the new fixtures will not only meet but exceed military requirements given the extensive development and testing of the base technology we've already done at sea under DARPA sponsorship over the past three years," commented Roger Buelow, Energy Focus CTO.
"Energy Focus' selection, while not only making a difference in the future of lighting for the United States military, is a great example of a military program making a difference in the future of lighting for our nation," said Joe Kaveski, CEO. "We expect that Energy Focus' Solid State Optical Delivery technology will find application far beyond the military to provide energy efficient, mercury-free, long-life alternatives to fluorescent bulbs in commercial applications."