Ceravision & Dipolar Form Global Alliance to Take Ultra-Efficient Lighting Technology to Market

MILTON KEYNES, England, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The world-leading plasma lamp technology developed by UK lighting company Ceravision has been further enhanced through a joint development programme with Swedish microwave engineering firm Dipolar AB.

The collaboration has produced a power supply that is ultra-efficient, very cost-effective and allows the use of magnetron technology with greatly increased lifetimes of at least 40,000 hours.

Walter Ronnblom, founder and Chief Executive of Dipolar AB, says: "Our proprietary technology has many advantages over existing approaches in terms of both cost and performance. Field trials have exceeded our expectations and the technology is now ready for market."

The development programme with Dipolar began in the summer of 2008 and the first products for the lighting system were delivered to Ceravision's facility in early 2009.

Walter Ronnblom comments: "We have over 25 years of experience in the field of electrodeless, RF-driven lighting technology. I believe Ceravision has solved the outstanding problems that have historically hindered this technology and continue to hinder alternative approaches to this technology. As a result of Ceravision's completely new way of producing light, we are delighted to have signed an agreement allowing Ceravision exclusive access to our proprietary power supply technology on a global basis."

For many years lighting companies have tried and failed to perfect this technology, experiencing poor performance and prohibitive costs. Tim Reynolds, CEO of Ceravision, adds: "The benefits of our joint development programme cannot be underestimated. Having proved the Dipolar technology over recent months, we are now preparing to release the plasma lamp system to the global market. The exceptionally positive response we have had from lighting companies around the world, even before launching the technology, means these are very exciting times for Ceravision."

Notes to Editors:

About Ceravision:

Ceravision Ltd is recognised as being the inventor and leading innovator in the field of ultra-efficient, RF-driven plasma lighting. Ceravision's revolutionary lamp system has been developed for use in a broad range of applications, using either solid state or magnetron- based power sources. The Ceravision system can be scaled from 70 watts to 5 kilowatts and outperforms and replaces incumbent technology in a number of fields including warehouse lighting, street lighting and stadium lighting.

The Ceravision lamp is not just a single technology breakthrough but a combination of technical innovations involving ultra-efficient power systems, unique burner configurations and unique dose combinations, backed by a wide-ranging intellectual property portfolio. Further to this, systems have been designed with cost in mind in order that volume markets can be addressed and the technology is not limited to niche market applications.

Ceravision is based at Bletchley Park, 40 miles north of London, the site of the historic code-breaking centre during the Second World War where the innermost secret communications were deciphered.

About Dipolar AB:

Based at Skelleftea in north-east Sweden near the Arctic Circle, Dipolar's team of skilled engineers develop power supply equipment for major client companies such as UK water utility Severn Trent and truck and auto manufacturers Scania and Volvo, among others.

The company was founded in 2005 by Walter Ronnblom, a mechanical engineer with considerable expertise in electronics and software, in order to meet the market need for a world-leading power supply for microwave equipment.

http://www.dipolar.se

SOURCE Ceravision Ltd




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