Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,999.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0236
Award Id:
91834
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0818
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
32000 Aurora Road, Solon, OH, 44139
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Roger Buelow
Cheif Technology Officer
(440) 715-1251
rbuelow@energyfocusinc.com
Business Contact:
Nick Berchtold
Chief Financial Officer
(440) 715-1255
nberchtold@energyfocusinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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