Bay Area Business; Anticipating New Production in China

We are very excited about our new research and development facility in Berkeley, CA.

Cameron and his new team of engineers are busy building test equipment as well as doing some patent work as we wait for the Chinese to return from their month-long new year.

Stanley and Cameron will head back to China upon the Chinese return in a few weeks and begin to prepare for and then commence the next production of bulbs.

More news to come as we have more to share.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Production and Company Update

As mentioned in our last blog, Vu1’s next step was to run lots of 200 and then 300 bulbs to test that the product consistently meets specs. I’m pleased to announce this is complete and both lots passed quality control and testing. The larger lot will be packaged and shipped this weekend and distributed to channel partners as samples.

The components for the next purchase order have been ordered, and Vu1 has paid for this order in full.

I also want to provide an update on our research and development/engineering site in the Bay area. You may be aware that the lease on the first site for the Vu1 office fell through. However, we have identified a new facility and are working on executing a lease. We expect to commence the lease on Feb 1, 2014.

In addition, we have hired multiple engineers in the Bay area to assist in the ramp up of the R30 and future projects.

We are continuing to move forward. I will update you again when pertinent information is made available.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Testing Complete; Final Assembly To Ensue

As reported in our last blog, Vu1 initiated a small run of bulbs in late November. We are pleased to announce preliminary testing has been completed and were successful. The isolated instances of component swapping discovered recently have also been addressed and the proper component (a specific transformer) has been properly installed.

Stanley and Cameron will arrive in China early next week to do two sets of final assembly and testing on a 200-unit lot and a 300-unit lot. The separate components are already assembled and I specifically asked for final assembly to be supervised by Cameron.

Back in the U.S., we believe we have found our new space located in the Bay area and hope to take possession of the lease by the first of the year.  We have also had a great deal of interest and success with preliminary interviews for engineers for the U.S. R&D facility and expect to be hiring after the first as well.

There is great confidence that the issues have been resolved and we expect assembly of the 200- and 300-unit lots to go smoothly and test well. We expect to get some of the 500 unit’s air-delivered back to the U.S. by the end of next week and ready to distribute to our future channel partners

Assuming all testing of the 200 and 300 lots meets specs, we will begin running the line for mass production as soon as practical.

Our goal here is to move precisely so that, if any issues arise, we can reduce the time and cost of making corrections.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Up and Running

Successful testing on the changes made to the Vu1 R30 bulb is complete. We will now initiate a small run of 300 to 500 bulbs.

The recent issues we experienced are resolved and we are heightening our quality control as a result.

I will report back after testing on the small run has concluded.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

R30 Final Testing Complete This Weekend

We are currently in the final testing stages for changes made to the R30 bulb.  Testing will continue through the weekend and we expect results returned to us next week.

We will communicate these results next week via this blog. At that time, we will also outline the next steps Vu1 is taking to move forward with R30 production.

William B Smith

Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

 

Production Update

We are pleased to announce, our engineers have identified and rectified the issues discussed in our recent business update call.

The team is meeting in person this week to discuss implementation and permanent processes and will travel back to China on October 14th to commence production.

I will provide further updates as needed and thank everyone for their patience.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

 

Vu1 Connects With The Cajun Contractor

Recently I had the pleasure of being invited to discuss what is happening with Vu1 Corporation and the development of our R30 bulb on the syndicated radio program Home Talk USA with Michael King.  King (known to his legions of fans as the “Cajun Contractor”) and I discussed the mission and vision of Vu1 and I introduced his audience to Electron Stimulated Luminescence as a superior option to replace incandescent bulbs as they are removed from the marketplace.

After the program aired on September 28, I was provided information ranking the interest of the interview amongst King’s listeners.  Our interview scored substantially higher than the average show.  To me, this demonstrates the likely confusion and therefore interest in what is taking place with the BULB Act and phase out of incandescent lamps.

The show was an excellent opportunity to explain the new technology to a new audience and differentiate our product from the bulbs currently on the market.  As production allows for bulbs to be available to the media and the public, we foresee many more media opportunities to educate consumers about Vu1 lighting.

For those unable to listen to the Home Talk USA interview live, we have provided the recorded version here.  Enjoy.

 

Vu1 Business Update Call Invitation

Once again, I invite our consumers, channel partners and investors to join me on a conference call, followed by a brief Q&A session on Monday, September 30 at 4:30 pm EDT. Below is the call in information.

Conference ID#: 72950681

Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number for Participants: (855) 387-0826

Operator Assisted International Dial-In Number for Participants: (937) 660-3995

I look forward to our conversation.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Vu1 Business Update

I invite you to participate in a conference call, followed by a brief Q&A session, on Monday, September 30 at 4:30 pm EDT.

The call will be a business update for consumers, channel partners and investors.

Please mark your calendars and stay tuned into this blog for call-in information.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation

Vu1 Investor and Business Update Call Invitation

Invitation:  Investor Conference Call
Hosted by William B. Smith, Wednesday, September 4th

Vu1 has commenced shipping and with the completion of our New York media tour, I will host a call to discuss plans for our company and our products.

I invite you to participate in an open call with me next Wednesday, September 4th at 4:30 p.m. EDT.  You can expect an update on preliminary shipping, logistics, and distribution followed by a Q&A session. I encourage you to bring your questions, concerns and insights to the table. 

Conference ID: 51464526

Participant Operator Assisted Toll-Free Dial-In Number: (855) 387-0826
Participant Operator Assisted International Dial-In Number: (937) 660-3995

As always, I will be candid in terms of where we are at this point, where we want to be and how we will get there. Your patience during this process has been greatly appreciated. It is, I believe, about to be paid off as consumers experience the difference of our “light without compromise.”

I look forward to our conversation.

William B Smith
Chairman and CEO
Vu1 Corporation