Vu1 Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VUOC), a developer and manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient general illumination lighting technology, today announced it has accelerated the development and launch timetable for the company's 'A'-type Electron Stimulated Luminescence™ (ESL) light bulbs.
Vu1 anticipates its classic Edisonian 'A'-type, screw-in light bulb will be launched in European and U.S. markets in mid-2011, ahead of the company's original rollout plan. Millions of U.S. and European households use the A19 and its European equivalent, the A60; this introduction will position the company to capitalize on current and pending regulations that will accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient lighting solutions.
"In recent months since U/L certification for our R30 bulb, Vu1 has had productive discussions with a number of potential strategic channel partners, including national electrical retailers and distributors and 'big box' retail chains," commented Philip Styles, President and Chief Executive Officer. "During these discussions, we have also received very significant interest in Vu1's 'A'-type bulbs, which will be a direct replacement for the common household 40W and 60W light bulbs used in billions of households globally. As such, Vu1 has made the strategic decision to accelerate its plans for the introduction of its 'A'-type bulbs to both the U.S. and EU markets."
Even with better energy efficiency characteristics, consumers have been reluctant to adopt many of the current 'green' lighting alternatives, which often require a compromise on light quality, bulb shape or functionality. Vu1's A19 and A60 bulbs will offer a direct replacement for the traditional household incandescent with no compromises necessary. The company's ESL lighting technology uses accelerated electrons to stimulate phosphor and create light, making the surface of the bulb glow, providing natural light quality, energy efficiency and a long bulb life of 10,000 hours.