I wanted to provide a brief update since we last reported to you about manufacturing in China. First, some very good news: it appears that we will be ready to ship our first 40,000-bulb order shortly. While this process is very frustrating, we continue to make tremendous gains and there is certainly a renewed resolve from our manufacturing partners.
As you can see in the manufacturing related pictures, we are in the advanced and final stages of manufacturing as we prepare to take the necessary logistical steps to prepare for shipping.
In these photos, you are looking at pictures of the assembly, highlighting the PCB boards which are critical to the bulb’s functionality; and the electron guns which excite the phosphor at the surface of our bulb, generating the warm, pleasing glow that is the hallmark of the Vu1 R30. In the third photo are boxes filled with glass jugs awaiting assembly.
We know you have eagerly awaited information on Vu1 – as you can see, we have been singularly focused on ensuring the quality of our manufacturing efforts and getting our product ready for market as quickly as possible.
We will continue to update you as these bulbs move from manufacture to shipment and then ultimately to retail sale.
William B. Smith
Chairman and CEO