SOLON, Ohio, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI) was the recipient of the prestigious Sapphire Award for its RedCap™ and Network Ready Tubular LED (TLED) lighting products at the 2017 Strategies in Light & The LED Show. The winners were announced at the awards gala held on March 1, 2017 at The Grove Anaheim in Anaheim, California. 

The Sapphire Awards recognize innovation leaders in the LED lighting technology market, ranking products based on distinctiveness or application of technology, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to industry profitability. The awards are presented by LEDs Magazine, which reaches 60,000 print subscribers and 300,000 web subscribers annually. This year marks the third Sapphire Awards at the 18th Strategies in Light & The LED Show, which has grown to host over 250 exhibitors and over 5,000 attendees annually.

Energy Focus submitted applications for two products, both of which were both selected as finalists in the Linear T8 SSL Lamp Design Category-- the RedCap™ Battery-Integrated Emergency TLED and the 500D Network Ready TLED. Each product offers a truly unique and future-friendly solution. 

The RedCap™ is a high-performance, self-ballasted TLED (150lm/W) holding 20Wh of rechargeable, high-temperature batteries within the tube, allowing for an 11W or 13W tube to glow at a fraction of its full brightness for the electrical code-required 90 minutes. This eliminates the need for heavy, bulky external battery packs in 4-foot fixtures, and addresses an unmet need in the industry for a direct-wire (Type B) emergency lighting solution.  The RedCap™ won first place in the category.

The 500D (150lm/W, Direct-Wire/Type B) Network Ready TLED enables users to maximize energy savings with controls at the tube-level. With standard 0-10V dimming capabilities, this product is compatible with daylight-harvesting, task-tuning, occupancy-sensing and other control methods. The 500D Network Ready TLED won second place in the category.

"We are very excited and honored to receive this award," said Ted Tewksbury, Chairman and newly appointed Chief Executive Officer and President of Energy Focus. "This was the culmination of months of hard work and dedication of our Research & Development and Engineering teams. I would like to thank everyone that brought these products from conception to execution. We are committed, now more than ever, to continue to lead the way in creating reliable, sustainable, state-of-the-art LED lighting solutions."

Energy Focus will be showcasing its latest innovations at Booth 217 at Lightfair International, May 7 through May 11, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, including both of these award-winning new products.

About Energy Focus Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of energy-efficient LED lighting technology. As the creator of the so far first and only UL-verified low-flicker LED products on the U.S. market, Energy Focus products provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, sustainability benefits, and improve health and safety over conventional lighting. Our customers include U.S. and foreign navies, U.S. federal, state and local government, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.
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