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Digital Lumens Awarded First Patent for Energy-Saving Intelligent Lighting System


April 4, 2012 - BOSTON, MA

Digital Lumens today announced the awarding of the first patent for its exclusive Intelligent Lighting System™ technology. The patent, #8,138,690 covers LED-based light fixtures with integrated intelligence, sensing and networking.

Designed for industrial lighting applications, the Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System includes individually intelligent LED-based fixtures, which are wirelessly networked and centrally managed, to minimize lighting energy use. The system is deployed in the leading industrial facilities worldwide and is saving 100M kWh per year for our customers (see today's announcement).

"This milestone acknowledges the broad innovations that set our lighting system apart in a fast-growing market," said Brian Chemel, a co-author of the patent and co-founder and CTO of Digital Lumens. "The energy-saving benefits of LEDs are well known, but when coupled with digital control, they deliver a whole new level of energy efficiency. Integrated with wireless networking and a simple management interface, we've built a complete system that gives industrial lighting customers the power to both improve light quality and continually optimize its use -- resulting in efficiencies that surpass any other lighting technology today," said Chemel.

The patent application received expedited review under the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's Green Technology Pilot Program, which was established to accelerate the development of green technologies, create green jobs and promote U.S. competitiveness in this vital sector.

About Digital Lumens
Digital Lumens develops Intelligent LED Lighting Systems that are proven to reduce industrial customers' lighting-related electricity expenses by up to 90%. With this System -- smart lights, wirelessly networked together and centrally controlled -- the company is defining a new class of networked LED lighting that maximizes both delivered light and energy efficiency. Digital Lumens has been recognized as a 2011 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a 2011 Global Cleantech 100 Company. For more information, please visit http://www.digitallumens.com.

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