Vu1 Announces First Public Demonstration Of ESL Lighting Technology
September 15, 2009
Vu1 Corporation posted a documentary which for the first time
publicly demonstrates the company`s Electron Stimulated Luminescence (ESL) lighting technology. The eight minute video, which features a demonstration of ESL, side by side feature comparison with CFLs and LEDs, and interviews with lighting and energy industry experts, is now available for public viewing below.
Vu1 is continuing development of its revolutionary ESL technology in order to bring consumers a highly energy-efficient light bulb, without the environmental hazards of mercury, limited features, price concerns and poor light quality associated with other lighting sources such as Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) or Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). More than 30 countries worldwide, including the United States, have looming timelines to ban the incandescent bulb (some beginning in 2009), in order to reduce the global warming impacts and wasted energy in favor of new energy-efficient lighting options.
"As we move our technology from the lab into testing and pilot production, we felt it was important to visually display the unique attributes of ESL and the progress we have made, as well as let the world know there is a lighting solution coming that performs similarly to the incandescent light bulb we are all familiar with," said R. Gale Sellers, Vu1's CEO. "This video is our first
opportunity to show people the benefits of our breakthrough technology that is generating widespread interest and enthusiasm from scientists, industry experts, utility companies, and lighting product distributors."
Throughout the development process, Vu1 has continued to make progress on increasing the performance of ESL technology. Through improvements in proprietary phosphors the company has achieved a 20 percent improvement in photometric efficacy over recent months. Additionally at its facility in the Czech Republic, the company has demonstrated ESL working in the most commonly found A-Type residential bulb shape. Based on these recent breakthroughs and the company`s desire to incorporate them into their first consumer product (the R-30 reflector bulb), assuming adequate funding, Vu1 is now targeting product availability by mid 2010.
Vu1`s ESL is the cornerstone to the company`s development of the next generation of energy efficient lighting technology. ESL will offer the full features of incandescent lights, such as the high light quality and color demanded by consumers, instant on, true dimability, all in an attractive bulb design but without the use of dangerous mercury -- a toxic chemical proven harmful to the environment, which is present in today`s current energy efficient option, CFLs.
Vu1 Corporation is dedicated to applying its technology to produce energy efficient, environmentally-friendly lighting solutions worldwide. Vu1 is developing 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. More information about Vu1 is available at: http://www.Vu1.com.