October 31, 2011 – Vu1® Corporation’s Electron Stimulated Luminescence™ (ESL) Light Bulbs Soon To Be Available to U.S. Consumers at Lowe’s
The direct replacement for incandescent bulbs delivers superior light quality and innovative technology in an Earth-friendly package
NEW YORK–October 31, 2011 – Vu1® Corporation (OTCBB: VUOC), a developer and manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient general illumination lighting technology, today announced that it will bring the company’s innovative R30 Electron Stimulated Luminescence™ (ESL) light bulbs to the U.S. consumer market. Vu1® will sell the bulbs at Lowe’s 1,725 retail stores beginning in February and on Lowes.com starting December 1st.
The ESL R30 reflector bulbs are a direct replacement for the 65-watt incandescent flood bulbs commonly found in recessed lighting fixtures throughout U.S. households and businesses. Vu1® Electron Stimulated Luminescence™ technology provides a warm and pleasing light quality that consumers are looking for, in an affordable, energy-efficient package without the high price-point of LED bulbs or the hazards of CFL bulbs containing mercury. The bulbs will retail for approximately $14.98 at Lowe’s.
The Vu1® ESL technology is positioned for widespread market adoption due to the convergence of several compelling growth drivers:
• Governments across the world are mandating the move away from traditional incandescent lighting due to more energy-efficient options. Consumers are looking for a direct replacement bulb that offers a similar light quality, look and feel to incandescent bulbs, while exceeding regulatory requirements.
• Energy-efficiency is becoming a strategic imperative for consumers and businesses – but these markets demand high-quality light if the product is to be widely adopted.
• These bulbs are mercury-free, allowing for easy disposal and clean-up.
“Consumers are increasingly concerned that replacing their incandescent bulbs will be expensive, offer poor light quality or introduce new hazards into their homes or businesses,” commented Dr. Scott Blackstone, Chief Executive Officer. “We believe that our innovative technology answers all of those concerns, delivering a product that is more aesthetically appealing, safe and efficient while being reasonably priced.”
The company believes consumers will welcome the advanced performance features of its ESL technology. It is virtually indistinguishable from the traditional incandescent lamp it replaces and, unlike
CFLs, is mercury-free. The company’s ESL lighting technology uses accelerated electrons to stimulate phosphor to create light, making the surface of the bulb glow with an energy-efficient natural light that
lasts up to 11,000 hours.
About Vu1® Corporation
New York City-based Vu1® Corporation is dedicated to applying its technology to produce energy efficient, environmentally friendly lighting solutions – with superior light quality — worldwide. Vu1® has
developed a new energy efficient light bulb to provide the consumer market with the first affordable, non-toxic light bulb with features consumers are demanding and not receiving from existing products.
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