Dial-In Information for November 25 Vu1 Update Call

On Tuesday, November 25 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, Vu1 will host a call providing updates on manufacturing, distribution and 2015 goals. Call-in information is below. I expect the call to last approximately one hour.

Participant Toll Free Dial-In Number: (855) 387-0826
Participant International Dial-In Number: (937) 660-3995
Conference ID: 40411694

This call is being recorded; a digital replay will be available after the call has ended by dialing (800) 585-8367 or (404) 537-3406. Simply enter the Conference ID above when prompted.

Thank you, and I look forward to connecting with you on Tuesday.

William B. Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Vu1 Business Update Call Invitation – November 25

On Tuesday, November 25 at 4:30 p.m. Eastern, I will be conducting a conference call, followed by a brief Q&A session. I invite our consumers, channel partners and investors to join me as I update you on the status and progress at Vu1.

Stay tuned to this blog for dial-in numbers and the conference ID number. Thank you.

William B. smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

A Brief Update

The safety consulting and certification company UL will be visiting the Vu1 factory shortly and, upon a satisfactory inspection, we will be positioned to begin shipping lamps to the U.S. I expect our next blog post will announce locations where the Vu1 R30 bulb can be purchased.

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Back to Business as Production Resumed

We were excited to resume production last week after the Chinese holiday. We are implementing communications with our initial channel partners to arrange deliveries and I expect my next post will be to announce the long-awaited channel relationships and availability. This will only be disrupted if we have any issues with final production or final testing. We thank everyone again for your patience.

William B. smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

First-Hand Report

The lamps featured in last week’s blog post have arrived in the United States and were delivered directly to me for inspection. I am pleased. The aesthetic adjustments to the sleeves and end caps that we requested have been implemented and the lamps look great.

There will be no other updates this week as China is on vacation. We expect to provide another update late next week.

William B. smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Solutions Implemented

As mentioned last week, Vu1 staff caught some small aesthetic issues on our product’s end caps. Since then, solutions have been implemented and new and improved quality control practices have been put in place. The result is consistently cleaner sleeves and aluminum coating.

With each new bump, we are finding solutions that allow us to continue on our path and make solid progress. The good news is the issues we are experiencing are becoming more and more minor and easy to fix.

Our progress continues and we are moving forward as planned.

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William B. smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Chinese Holiday Shuts Down VU1 Plant for One Week

Vu1 has (literally) just been informed that China is celebrating a holiday that mandates our plant be closed October 1 to October 7. The closing will push all manufacturing/assembly/testing and shipping out by one week.

I am frustrated by these seemingly never ending China holidays, but the good news is the product remains on target and production should resume seamlessly after the holiday is over.

As always my goal is to be transparent so you, our investors, understand our challenges when it comes to delays such as this.

William B. smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Forward Progress

Welcome back and thank you for checking in. We have good news and only a few minor snags to report. Production is moving well. We have picked up on some small aesthetic issues that we are fixing. You can see the issues in the picture below—these are end caps that, while still functional, are not aesthetically pleasing and do not meet the high caliber of product we want to be known for producing.

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We also uncovered a few lamps where the line workers allowed compound to leak from the sleeve. Again, not a functional issue, just aesthetics.

Our new glass jug manufacturer is moving a bit slower than expected but we are happy with progress. We will continue to address issues as they arise and look forward to providing you with future updates.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Progressing As Expected

Though we have no breaking news to report, I wanted to touch base and inform that all our production efforts are progressing as expected. We will report back next week with any updates.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Continued Progress in Preparation for Launch

As mentioned in our blog post last week, our team was running a final test of 400 lamps, which we planned to test and qualify early this week. I’m very pleased to report there we no testing deficiencies identified and we’ll continue to ship lamps to the USA for distribution to our potential partners in the electrical distributor channel.

We’ve recently purchased additional line and testing equipment that has given us the ability to double the original production capabilities immediately. This equipment was delivered this week and is being assembled as we speak.

We are currently working with our manufacturing partner to source components and develop better relationships with our supply chain for our next purchase order, which we feel will provide major cost savings.

We continue to provide exhaustive training for line workers, as well as our quality control workers, in an attempt to eliminate as much human error as possible.

Our goal is to commence full production on September 15 and not shut down again. We hope to begin shipping fully tested and qualified R30 lamps in relatively small quantities for sale in our retail channel during the first few weeks of October and build our volume daily as the line becomes more and more comfortable.

I will provide another update next week. We thank everyone for their patience and look forward to delivering great light bulbs in the near term.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation