SARASOTA, Fla., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolucia Inc. (OTCBB & OTCQB: ILED) announced on February 3, 2014 that it had been awarded Patent No. 8,635,049 for a "Light unit with light output pattern synthesized from multiple light sources." This patent allows Evolucia the proprietary rights to exclusively design, engineer and manufacture LED lights that utilize multiple mounting angles within a LED fixture to precisely "aim" light at a specific target area. Last night, at the 'Strategy in Light' Conference in Santa Clara, CA, Evolucia's new Aimed Optics products were recognized in the Next Generation Outdoor Luminaire Award ceremony for their color quality, appropriate illuminance, light distribution, glare control, appearance, serviceability, and value. Energy efficiency and lumen maintenance were evaluated quantitatively based on required documentation, and flexibility, innovation, and controllability were taken into consideration when appropriate. A link to the winners' page can be viewed at: http://www.ngldc.org/13/outdoor/winners.stm.
This prestigious competition is organized annually by the United States Department of Energy, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and the International Association of Lighting Designers to recognize high performing and innovative commercial outdoor lighting solutions.
This recognition validates Evolucia's next-generation Night Warrior and Night Watch product lines; and further validates Evolucia's Aimed Optics technology as one of the most efficient LED lighting technologies in the industry. Our patented Aimed Optics technology allows our fixtures to deliver the highest amount of clean white light to the target area while requiring the least amount of energy. We accomplish this by aiming the LEDs within each fixture at pre-defined points of the target area such that the target area is completely and uniformly illuminated.
Evolucia has invested significant capital into its patented Aimed Optics product development platform, and has spent the last two years refining its next generation outdoor and indoor product lines in order to minimize material and component costs and to ensure manufacturing efficiencies.
According to Paul Montesino, VP of Global Marketing at Evolucia, "A tremendous amount of work has gone into the design, engineering, production and quality control processes for the launch of these new product lines. We submitted two of our Aimed Optics products to the NGL for consideration, our next generation Cobrahead and our new Night Watchman parking and area light, and both products were recognized for their excellence by the NGL. Our Aimed Optics platform is allowing us to deliver high performance products with lower system costs per application, which provides our sales force with a distinct advantage over the competition."
Next Generation Luminaires is jointly organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), represented by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).
For information about the NGL, please visit www.ngldc.org.
IES is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years, its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.
IALD is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.
DOE's Building Technologies Program conducts research and development on technologies and practices for energy efficiency, partnering with states, industry, and manufacturers to improve the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings. PNNL is a DOE multi-program national laboratory that delivers breakthrough science and technology to meet key national needs.
About Evolucia Inc.
Evolucia is an innovator and creator of patented lighting technology and products that represent a new age of long-lasting energy efficient lighting solutions. Using proprietary Aimed Optics™, Evolucia's solutions have consistently topped all competitors in U.S. Department of Energy testing, and represent the best performing LED lighting systems in the world.
Our systems increase visibility while providing the highest energy efficiencies available, resulting in unprecedented cost savings at the same time they improve visibility. Our products light the way for military bases, universities and cities around the world, requiring 50 to 80 percent less energy and lasting for approximately 12 years without maintenance.
Some of the statements made by Evolucia in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Evolucia believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: development and maintenance of strategic acquisitions; domestic and international acceptance of our product lines; defending our intellectual property and proprietary rights; development of new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully completing commercial testing of new technologies and systems to support new products and services; and attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Evolucia's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
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