SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced its participation in the fifth annual "Forbes Healthcare Summit: Solving Healthcare's Biggest Challenges," Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. 

At the invitation-­only summit, presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, KPMG and Mayo Clinic, participants will gather to discuss breakthrough ideas to solve challenges facing the healthcare industry. Speakers include the CEOs of Pfizer, Merck and Bristol Myers Squibb, DNA sequencing pioneer Craig Venter and numerous other global healthcare leaders, innovators and investors.

As one of nine companies participating in the Summit's Innovation Showcase, Energy Focus will present the health benefits of its LED lights, which are the industry's only 100-percent flicker-free LED products on the market. Flicker — a rapid and repetitive change of brightness of light — has proven to potentially cause impairments including:¿
  • Neurological problems, including epileptic seizure ¿
  • Headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, eyestrain ¿
  • Migraines ¿
  • Reduced visual task performance ¿
  • Increased autistic behaviors, especially in children ¿
  • Distraction 

Energy Focus' 100-percent flicker-free LED lighting minimizes or eliminates ¿these symptoms caused under light sources with flicker. Additional health benefits of Energy Focus flicker-free LED lights include: positive impacts on visual acuity and healthier color spectrum for the eyes; melatonin suppression during daylight hours, which benefits the sleep cycle; and an increase in emotional and mental well-being.

"Most people understand the breakthrough energy savings and positive environmental impact of LED lights, but few people realize the prevalent and harmful health implications of flicker. Inferior LED lights might bring flicker to our home and workplace environment as they replace no-flicker or low-flicker incandescent or fluorescent lights," said James Tu, Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy Focus Inc. "A growing list of world-renowned healthcare institutions have installed and benefited from Energy Focus LED lighting products. We are honored and excited to showcase the multiple positive health impacts our innovative, flicker-free technology could bring to healthcare industry staff, patients and faculties in this highly influential venue organized by Forbes."

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About Energy Focus, Inc. Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of energy-efficient LED lighting technology. As the creator of the only 100% flicker-free LED products available, our lighting solutions provide significant and measurable benefits over conventional and fluorescent lighting, including extensive energy savings, safety and health benefits, and improved aesthetics.

As a long-standing partner with the U.S. government, Energy Focus has a proud history delivering energy-efficient LED products to the U.S. Navy. Every unit we ship is subject to rigorous testing in the most adverse conditions possible, ensuring unparalleled quality and reliability. Our family of customers and partners include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies across education, healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio, and has additional offices in Washington, D.C., New York, Minneapolis and Taiwan.
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