CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexxus Lighting, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEXS) today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. utility patent (U.S. Patent Number 7,911,797) - APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRICAL DEVICES, patenting the use of thermal pins (Selective Heat Sinks™) to dissipate heat away from components mounted on printed circuit boards (PCBs). Selective Heat Sink™ (SHS) is the primary technology that differentiates the Array brand of LED replacement lamps from all other LED light bulbs on the market, and is one of the core intellectual properties enabling Array lamps to achieve exceptional performance. Less power consumption and higher efficacy levels as well as long life reliability in a light weight plastic housing are the hallmarks of the Array design. SHS is the technology foundation that allows Array lamps to outperform conventional heat sinking methods used in other LED lamps. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101112/PH00419LOGO ) With the issuance of this patent, Nexxus Lighting now holds 34 issued U.S. and foreign patents and has 28 U.S. and foreign patent applications pending relating to its Array Lighting and Lumificient product offerings. Nexxus Lighting is committed to leading edge design and introducing LED products that set the standard in the industry in terms of performance and reliability. Nexxus Lighting ( www.nexxuslighting.com) is a leading supplier of high performance, commercial grade, LED replacement light bulbs and LED strip lighting products sold under the Array™ Lighting and Lumificient brand names. Certain of the above statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are within the meaning of that term in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Reference is made to Nexxus Lighting's filings under the Securities Exchange Act for factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Nexxus Lighting undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. SOURCE Nexxus Lighting, Inc.