Energy Focus(R) Tubular LED Lighting Products Now Available for Purchase by Texas Schools and Other Agencies on BuyBoard(R)

SOLON, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting, announced that its tubular LED (TLED) lighting products are now available on through its partnership with E3 Entegral Solutions, an energy efficiency solutions provider. BuyBoard is a member-driven purchasing group available to Texas schools, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, counties, and other governmental entities. As a leading provider of high-performance TLED lighting products, Energy Focus offers BuyBoard members a portfolio of 2' and 4' TLED lamps that can provide energy savings of up to 75% over older fluorescent technology used in many public and private facilities.

BuyBoard helps their members save time and money by providing centralized product qualification, increased purchasing power and a large and varied product selection in one online location. It is administered by the Texas Association of School Boards and endorsed by the Texas Municipal League (TML), the Texas Association of Counties (TAC), and the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). Additionally, other national cooperatives can participate with BuyBoard, leading to its national reach beyond K-12 schools. Eligible participants are school districts, colleges, universities, municipalities, counties, and other local government agencies.

Offering Energy Focus products on provides the Texas school system an unprecedented opportunity to create a more natural and productive learning environment for the 4 million students it serves by replacing tubular fluorescent lamps with Energy Focus' proven, energy efficient TLEDs. Research has shown that fluorescent lamps produce harmful UV radiation and contain hazardous materials such as mercury. Fluorescent lamps generate unnatural, high-energy wavelength spikes, and most individuals are susceptible to these spikes to varying degrees. Fluorescent lights using magnetic ballasts also generate low-frequency flicker that can induce seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy, which inflicts one in 4,000 people.

Flicker and wavelength spikes have been linked directly to headaches, fatigue, blurred vision, eyestrain and reduced visual task performance for certain individuals including children and people with autism. The Job Accommodation Network, a technical assistance service provided by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy, lists reduction or elimination of fluorescent lighting as an appropriate accommodation for many conditions including epilepsy.

By leveraging the purchasing power of hundreds of members to competitively purchase state-of-the-art (energy-efficient) LED lighting, Texas schools can enhance the environment of their classrooms with full spectrum, mercury-free, and flicker-free Energy Focus TLED lighting products. These products, having been developed based on the company's 70-plus patents and proprietary LED technologies, are now installed in a growing number of government and commercial properties with industry leading performance for efficiency, stability and durability.

"We are absolutely proud and enthusiastic to assist the nation's schools in lowering their energy costs and carbon footprint, while improving classroom aesthetics and student wellness with our leading TLED lighting technology," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus, Inc. "Our partnership with E3 Entegral Solutions is a pioneering and exhilarating milestone for both entities to dramatically enhance the lighting standards and performance of Texas' school systems, as well as other state and municipal entities."

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About Energy Focus, Inc.

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products and a developer of energy efficient lighting technology. Our LED lighting products provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety, and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government continues to enable us to provide energy efficient LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command fleets. Customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies and many others commercial and industrial clients. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH. For more information, see our web site at

About E3 Entegral Solutions, Inc.

E3 Entegral Solutions, Inc. is a Texas-based specialty contractor providing building owners with turnkey facility renewal projects that optimize comfort, increase operational efficiency and reduce the cost of energy, water and other natural resources. They are the fastest growing energy efficiency contractor in Texas and the market leader in K-12 energy projects in Texas.

CONTACT: Energy Focus, Inc. (440) 715-1300

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