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