Energy Focus, Inc. Receives New $6.0 Million Order for the U.S. Navy

SOLON, Ohio, April 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that it has received a new $6.0 million order for the United States Navy for Energy Focus' military Intellitube® LED retrofit tubes. This order is expected to be shipped during the second and third quarters of 2015. Energy Focus, Inc. remains the only U.S. Navy military-spec qualified tubular LED lamp provider and maintains its manufacturing and assembly capabilities for this product in the United States.

The military Intellitube LED tube, like the commercial Intellitube the Company launched on April 8th, offers "plug-and-play" technology for direct-fit into existing fluorescent sockets with or without the ballast in place. To date, this proprietary circuit and LED lamp designed by Energy Focus is now installed on more than 166 naval vessels in the U.S. Navy fleet consisting of 298 deployable battle force ships. Upon delivery of this order, the U.S. Navy will have converted approximately 16% of its fluorescent replaceable tubes with Energy Focus' Intellitube products.

"We have established a deep-seated enthusiasm for and confidence in Intellitube technologies within the Navy as the order momentum has stayed strong and consistent since the second half of 2014," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus, Inc. "We remain optimistic that the Navy will continue to expand its installation of Intellitube until the entire fleet has transformed fully to LED technology, and we very much look forward to bringing the same energy savings and health benefits to the commercial and industrial markets with our commercial Intellitube."

Forward Looking Statements

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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

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