Day 2 at Lightfair 2012 in Las Vegas seemed to underscore how different, unique and groundbreaking the Vu1 ESL is among its brethren at the trade show. Booth traffic – and word of mouth — seemed to grow to a crescendo, as more visitors today approached us and told us that they were informed they “had to see the Vu1 booth.”
Vu1 received mentions in two break-out sessions – one titled “What’s New in Lamps and Ballasts,” and another billed as “A Guided Tour of SSL Area Light Sources – Past, Present and Future.”
We again were impressed to learn of new potential markets for the Vu1 ESL that we hadn’t previously anticipated. We enjoyed a detailed conversation with representatives from Cal State Fullerton, which ended with an expression of interest in a pilot program for their dormitories. It turns out that CFL bulbs, due to safety issues, are not favored in the dorms, and LED bulbs, due to their high cost, have been met with a high rate of pilferage. Vu1 may indeed be just the right solution to their desire to be more energy-efficient. We also chatted with a representative from JetBlue, who said he could envision the Vu1 ESL providing lighting at its ground-based facilities.
Interest from utilities was plentiful, particularly as it related to potential “direct-install” programs; and we also received interest from a multitude of “escos”, or energy service companies. Distributors, members of the media and interested competitors comprised the balance of our visitors on Day 2.
We wrap up a very successful Lightfair 2012 tomorrow, and look forward to sharing our experiences on what is sure to be an exciting final day.
CEO, Vu1® Corporation