In 2004, a group of engineers, scientists and executives joined forces to reenergize a public technology company. The new management team refocused the company’s core competencies, uniquely merging and adapting several existing, proven technologies to begin developing… a new light bulb.
By combining technologies that had never been used before in “lighting”, a highly energy efficient, near perfect light quality, mercury-free lighting technology was created.
In late 2007, the company began investing in high-volume manufacturing capability. As a result, a unique manufacturing process has been developed to produce an affordably priced Vu1 branded light bulb.
Today, the vision of that group of innovators in 2004 has become a reality. In October 2010, Vu1 received UL certification for its groundbreaking R30 light bulb, which is a clean, energy efficient alternative to a standard incandescent 65-watt flood light bulb for recessed ceiling cans. It offers the same functionality and same light quality of other alternatives such as CFL and LED bulbs but without the drawbacks or comprises. With UL certification, Vu1 will begin full scale production of the R30 bulb in 2011 to meet the anticipated increase in demand from leading US electrical distributors, retail outlets and utility groups.