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Energy Focus, Inc. Marks Major Tubular LED Performance Milestone With Leading Aircraft Machine Parts Supplier

SOLON, Ohio, Sept. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, announced today that its first commercial installation of tubular LEDs ("TLED") has reached a 5-year anniversary with a leading precision machine parts manufacturer. With a performance reliability rate of 99.8%, the TLED retrofit over fluorescent lights is a first of its kind among major LED lighting manufacturers. The retrofit took place at the world headquarters and manufacturing complex of Truline Industries, whose clients include some of the largest aerospace conglomerates such as Boeing, Airbus, United Technologies and Eaton.

Left: Truline Industries manufacturing facility before the retrofit installation of Energy Focus LED lighting. Right: Truline Industries manufacturing facility after the successful retrofit installation of Energy Focus LED lighting.


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Truline, the world's leading supplier of fuel pump bearings, maintains extremely rigorous standards of quality control as the parts are critical to the performance of virtually every aircraft in operation today. Energy Focus's TLEDs have not only helped the company reach its advanced sustainability goals through significant lighting energy reductions and improved operational efficiency, but have also enhanced the well-being of the employees in the facility through brighter, flicker-free and smoother light.

Furthermore, thanks to the higher efficiency of Energy Focus' TLEDs versus fluorescent, the facility naturally holds cooler temperatures, creating a more comfortable work environment and reducing air-conditioning needs for Truline employees. Lastly, Truline virtually eliminated the need for labor costs of frequent lamp replacements associated with fluorescent lighting, as a mere 2 out of 930 TLEDs burnt out during the first 5 years.

"The team at Energy Focus made our selection and transition from fluorescent lighting to tubular LEDs a simple one five years ago," said Stuart Watson, President of Truline Industries. "Both energy efficiency and the quality of our lighting in our offices and manufacturing facilities were greatly improved as a result of the replacement of fluorescent lights by Energy Focus' TLEDs. It's been one of the best decisions we've made in our ongoing commitment to the environment, as well as to our employees."

"We are thrilled to report this industry-leading performance and reliability milestone, especially given the relatively short time that TLED lighting has been available commercially," stated James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus, Inc. "With approximately a 1% penetration rate of TLED lighting in fluorescent sockets in the United States at the end of 2014 based on the Department of Energy's latest estimate, Truline was certainly a pioneering adopter of this impactful energy-saving technology, and we are proud and grateful that they entrusted Energy Focus as their LED lighting technology partner. The success of their lighting upgrade, and their evangelical enthusiasm about Energy Focus and our products, are a strong and compelling testimonial to retrofit fluorescent sockets with Energy Focus TLEDs."

The companies marked the TLED installation milestone with a joint-issued Customer Success Story video, which can be viewed here. Truline installed 117 TLEDs in their office area, 806 TLEDs in their manufacturing plant and 7 landscape floodlights in the exterior of the building—all from Energy Focus—in August 2010.

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

About Truline Industries, Inc.

Truline Industries is a specialty machining business located in Chesterland, Ohio. Founded in 1939 Truline is built upon integrity both in work and in life. An AS 9100 / ISO 9001 certified facility, Truline makes use of the latest technology to fabricate fuel pump bearings for the aircraft industry as well as other high-tolerance precision machine parts. For more information, see www.trulineind.com/

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CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Jaques Director of Marketing Energy Focus, Inc. (646) 493-9849 ljaques@energyfocusinc.com

Source:Energy Focus, Inc.