Energy Focus, Inc. Announces the Launch of Its Commercial Intellitube(R)

SOLON, Ohio, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that it has completed the development of and has been granted all regulatory approvals, including the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification, to launch an innovative and unique new family of LED lighting products, Intellitube, for use in the U.S. market. Intellitube is the only tubular LED product available in the market today that supports both "plug-and-play" direct-fit operation that works with a ballast, as well as single-ended direct-wire operation that does not require a ballast to function.

"We are absolutely excited to introduce to the commercial markets this groundbreaking, category-defining product line based on our proprietary and patented intellectual properties that serve as the technical foundation of our military LED tubes, which are now installed in over 160 U.S. naval combatant vessels and counting," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Similar to how our Navy LED tubes identify and optimize operations in various lighting installations and with different ballasts, Intellitube is able to "intelligently" adapt to lighting installations for both plug-and-play and direct-wire, ballast removal for commercial and industrial applications. This industry leading solution offers our customers unique flexibility to either eliminate or postpone the upfront labor cost involved in removing the ballasts, or save additional energy by removing the ballasts during the retrofit, thereby dramatically broadening the appeal and accelerating the adoption of LED tube lighting."

Intellitube continues Energy Focus' commitment toward providing low total cost of ownership for customers with safe, reliable, and high efficiency LED lighting at competitive prices. Luminous efficacy will remain at approximately 130 lumens per watt (lpw) in direct-wire mode and 110 lpw in direct-fit mode.

Intellitube is available in three color temperatures: the Zen Series produces warm white light at 3,500 kelvin, the Focused Series produces natural white light at 4,000 kelvin, and the Brilliant Series produces cool white light at 5,000 kelvin. Each series includes products with three power levels in the 4-foot lamps (13, 15, and 18 watt), as well as an 8 watt 2-foot lamp, to provide customers with a range of brightness and warmth to fit their needs. Intellitube also incorporates Energy Focus "Flicker-Free" technology, which completely eliminates the 120-hertz variation in lamp brightness common in other LED products.

The complete Intellitube product line will be featured at the Energy Focus Inc. booth (#3959) at LIGHTFAIR International 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City on May 5-7, 2015.

About Energy Focus

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 other commercial and industrial clients. Company headquarters are located in Solon, Ohio with additional sales offices in Washington, D.C., New York and the United Kingdom. For more information, see our web site at

CONTACT: Energy Focus Inc. Corporate Communications Faye Gao 917-744-2877 Darrow Associates, Inc. Investor Relations Peter Seltzberg 516-510-8768

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