Cyberlux Corporation Defines Breakthrough Hybrid LightingCyberlux Corporation Press Release
FlashlightNews.org - 1/18/2007
Company’s Exclusive Rights to Hybrid Lighting Technology from University of California-
Santa Barbara Combined with Exclusive Rights to Scattered Photon Extraction Technology
from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Creates Foundation for Sustainable Competitive Advantage
Under Cabinet Lighting, Aeon Pro
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. - Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a developer and manufacturer of solid-state lighting solutions, announced today that the Company intends to introduce breakthrough lighting products created through the combination of the hybrid organic / inorganic white and multi-color lighting technology acquired from the University of California-Santa Barbara with the Scattered Photon Extraction™ (SPE) technology acquired from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Cyberlux will commercialize the resulting proprietary lighting technology as “Hybrid White Light” (HWL) and “Hybrid Multi-color Light” (HML). The resulting lighting technology will yield a lower cost, more energy-efficient lighting source than currently available in solid-state light-emitting diode (LED) solutions.
Traditional LED lighting sources produce light when a solid-state material emits a photon through a phosphor downconversion material to create white and multi-color light. With HWL and HML, the phosphor is replaced with a less costly, more efficient polymer or organic film downconversion material. In addition, the use of the SPE technology further improves the light output and efficacy of the resulting light source. Because of the fundamental difference in the nature of the HWL and HML technologies, Cyberlux intends to broadly market the technology across large lighting industry market segments through OEM licensing and Cyberlux product solutions for direct and indirect task and accent lighting applications, indoor/outdoor down-lighting applications, residential and office lighting applications, and military and Homeland Security applications.
“By combining the two technologies acquired from these leading solid-state lighting research institutes, we are positioned to introduce breakthrough lighting products to the entire lighting industry,” observed Mark D. Schmidt, president and chief operating officer of Cyberlux. “Our Company’s ability to commercialize innovative, proprietary lighting technologies such as HWL and HML, either in our unique products or through an OEM licensing model, will capture the opportunity for major advances in the lighting industry where low cost, energy efficient lighting solutions will be in high demand for the foreseeable future," concluded Schmidt.
The Company acquired the worldwide exclusive rights to patent 5,966,393 “Hybrid Light-Emitting Sources for Efficient and Cost Effective White Lighting and for Full-Color Applications” from the University of California - Santa Barbara through a restricted stock transaction between Cyberlux Corporation, UTEK and the University, which include capital for the acceleration of the technology commercialization. The technology patent defines the method and practice for creating a white or multi-colored lighting source by combining the photoluminescence of polymers and/or organic films with photon emissions from a solid-state inorganic light source. The principle inventors include Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan Heeger and Dr. Steven DenBaars, Professor of Materials and Co-Director of the Solid-State Lighting Center at the University of California-Santa Barbara, who will advise the Company on the hybrid organic/inorganic lighting technology commercialization.
Earlier in November 2006, Cyberlux acquired the worldwide exclusive rights to the pending patents for the Scattered Photon Extraction™ technology and methods developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The SPE technology enables light-emitting sources to operate at a higher luminous efficacy where traditional phosphor, or downconversion materials such as photoluminescence polymers and/or organic films as defined by patent 5,966,393, are placed at locations remote from the photon-emitting solid-state inorganic light source. Specifically, the use of the SPE methods result in a greater than 60 % improvement in light output and efficacy compared to standard commercial white LEDs.
About Cyberlux Corporation
Cyberlux Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL) has created breakthrough LED lighting technology that provides the most energy efficient and cost effective lighting solutions available today for consumer, commercial and military uses. The Aeon products bring the newly developed, virtually heatless light into the home for use in closets, cabinet interiors and under cabinet lighting for kitchen counters. The Military and Homeland Security products deliver unique, covert, and advanced visible lighting capability for threat detection, force and asset protection. Cyberlux uses solid-state semiconductors, trademarked as its diodal™ lighting elements, which consume 75% less energy than incandescent lighting elements and perform for over 20 years in contrast to 750 hours for conventional bulbs.
For more information, please visit www.cyberlux.com.