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Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91834
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0818
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Focus, Inc.
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139-2875
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0236
Award Amount: $98,999.00
 

Abstract:

The project will develop a solid-state alternative to the inefficient, excessively hot and maintenance-intensive incandescent explosion-proof lighting fixtures used by the Navy. Solid-State Lighting using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is now technically feasible but several difficult challenges remain to be overcome in order to deploy them in certain Navy applications. To achieve the long lifetimes promised by LED lighting (around 5-10 years of continuous lighting operation) special electronic control and protection systems must be developed. These control systems must be able to protect the LEDs from thermal damage while still meeting the stringent requirements for shipboard interface electronics. The LED lighting must also be able to operate reliably with dimming power systems. Most LED lighting systems today are not compatible with shipboard dimming power controls which constitutes an important energy saving technique. The cost proposal associated with this work is included as the last page of the technical proposal.

Principal Investigator:

Roger Buelow
Cheif Technology Officer
4407151251
rbuelow@energyfocusinc.com

Business Contact:

Nick Berchtold
Chief Financial Officer
4407151255
nberchtold@energyfocusinc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ENERGY FOCUS, INC.
32000 Aurora Road Solon, OH 44139

EIN/Tax ID: 943021850
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No