LIGHTING SCIENCE® FOUNDER ANNOUNCES LED INSTALLATION AT NEW YORK CITY’S LOWLINE LAB

Lighting Science Founder Fred Maxik and James Ramsey, inventor of the Lowline and principal of Raad Studio at the Lowline LAB in New York City.

Lighting Science Founder Fred Maxik and James Ramsey, inventor of the Lowline and principal of Raad Studio at the Lowline LAB in New York City.

INNOVATIVE GROW LIGHTS NOW FEATURED IN THE WORLD’S FIRST UNDERGROUND PARK

New York City, New York (February 23, 2017) – LED powerhouse Lighting Science today announces an exciting collaboration with the Manhattan-based Lowline Lab, a precursor and testing ground for The Lowline, the world’s first underground park. Lighting Science has developed custom LED grow lighting for The Lowline, which is roughly the size of a football field.

“Lighting Science’s groundbreaking LED indoor grow lighting positions them as a leader in their field and the perfect collaborative partner for the Lowline LAB,” said James Ramsey, inventor of the Lowline and principal of Raad Studio.

How to Grow Plants Underground

Each Lighting Science panel installed at the Lowline Lab features three spectrums: one that provides soft-white light, one that mimics daylight, and one that includes Lighting Science's patented VividGro(TM) LED indoor grow light spectrum technology.

Each Lighting Science panel installed at the Lowline Lab features three spectrums: one that provides soft-white light, one that mimics daylight, and one that includes Lighting Science’s patented VividGro(TM) LED indoor grow light spectrum technology.

Fueled by their shared passion for pushing the boundaries of design and technology, Lighting Science worked with the Lowline Lab last year to develop, donate and install 24 adjustable LED lights into the 1000-square-foot aluminum canopy suspended above the earthy installation at the Lowline Lab. Each hexagonal panel is roughly 2 feet in diameter and features three settings: one that provides soft-white light, one that mimics daylight, and one that includes Lighting Science’s patented VividGro™ LED indoor grow light spectrum technology.

Tailored to the indoor agriculture and horticultural markets, VividGro’s patented light spectrum has been proven to increase plant yields by up to 30 percent, increase the nutritional density of crops by approximately 10-12 percent and decrease energy consumption by up to 45 percent or more.

“It’s wonderful getting involved with a group of passionate people to do something new and of great value,” said Fred Maxik, founder and chief technology officer of Lighting Science and inventor of VividGro. “Our job, fitting light into novel forms and functions, complements their amazing vision of bringing closed urban environments to vivid life with light.”

Teeming with more than 3500 plants, the 1,000-square-foot Lab installation also uses experimental technology that harnesses the power of natural sunlight through funnel-like solar installations that magnify and direct beams of sunlight to the underground plant life.

By combining the power of VividGro LED panels and the Lowline Lab’s “Remote Skylight” technology, co-founders James Ramsey and Dan Barasch found that even on the darkest winter day, they were able to achieve the right light intensity, duration and spectrum necessary for a wide range of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetables to thrive.

“You know you’re onto something when you can grow pineapples and tomatoes during a New York winter underground,” said Ramsey.

Lighting Science worked to develop and install 24 adjustable LED lighting solutions into the Lowline canopy at the lab.

Lighting Science worked to develop and install 24 adjustable LED lighting solutions into the Lowline canopy at the lab.

Reimagining Urban Spaces: about the lowline

The Lowline Lab, which has been thriving for the past year, has sparked conversations about new ways that cities and communities around the world can reclaim abandoned urban spaces. By discovering how to create a sustainable environment for a subterranean ecosystem, the Lowline is developing new solutions for providing city dwellers with four-season public space.

Set to open in 2021, the Lowline will be the world’s first underground park, one New York Magazine called “the most exciting civic project since The Highline.” The brainchild of designer James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, the 40,000 square foot Lowline will be an underground park where a diverse range of flora and fauna will experience natural photosynthesis without direct access to sunlight. In addition to creating new avenues for public space, the team hopes The Lowline will provide new technology solutions for indoor agriculture and sustainably-grown local food production.

The Lowline was approved by the City of New York in August, and urban leaders around the world are waiting and watching the Lowline team attempt to transform an abandoned historic underground trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of New York City into a botanical garden and cultural attraction in one of the world’s densest urban environments. In addition to Lighting Science, The Lowline is also working in partnership with international engineering firm Arup, architecture firm RAAD, and renowned landscape architecture firm Matthew Nielsen and horticulturalists John Mini Distinctive Landscapes.

About Lighting Science

Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market advanced, intelligent products for consumer and commercial applications. We are committed to using the science of light to improve the lives and health of people and our planet by inventing breakthrough, biologically-friendly LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Lighting Science is headquartered in West Warwick, RI, with research and development facilities in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and offices in China. Find out more about us and our products at www.lsgc.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.

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VIVIDGRO® BY LIGHTING SCIENCE® EXPANDS INTO VERTICAL FARMING WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEW LED T8 GROW LAMP

MARKET FOR SUSTAINABLY-GROWN, LOCAL FOOD EXPECTED TO REACH $ 3.88B BY 2020

West Warwick, RI (February 15, 2017) – LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science today announced their entrée into the vertical farming space with the addition of an LED T8 grow lamp to their industry-leading VividGro product line.  Engineered specifically for vertical farming facilities and grow chambers/facilities, the latest addition to the VividGro line packs high output, low heat radiation and the company’s patented grow spectrum into a sleek and flexible 4-foot linear design.

T8GrowLight“Providing lighting solutions for indoor food crop production was a logical extension of our VividGro product line,” said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science.  “Unlike traditional high-pressure sodium (HPS) and fluorescent lighting, our new VividGro T8 emits very little radiated heat and can be used at close proximity to the plant canopy.  It provides the same micromoles that our VividGro PAR 38 is known for, but with a thin profile that makes it a real problem-solver for vertical farming space constraints.”

Since its introduction in 2015, VividGro has been providing growers with a low cost and energy-efficient alternative to high-pressure sodium (HPS) and fluorescent lighting.  According to Rumsey, the new VividGro T8 uses about 50 percent less energy and lasts about ten times longer (50,000 hours) than comparable fluorescents, which typically have to be replaced every 8-10 months.

VividGro’s proprietary spectrum technology also guarantees that plants receive the best levels of (photosynthetic photon flux) PPFD at each stage of growth.  Academic research conducted by the University of Guelph showed that VividGro’s light spectrum accelerates the photosynthetic process, improves crop yield by up to 30 percent and increases the nutritional density of crops by 10-12 percent.

As an added benefit, the VividGro T8’s flexible ballast bypass design provides indoor horticulturists with significant flexibility.  The lamp can be hung individually, either vertically or horizontally, with single-ended connectors.  For maximum customization, the VividGro T8 can also be installed in 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 lamp, 4-foot troffers and hung in a direct wire troffer combo.

Suitable for indoor commercial growers and do-it-yourself horticulturalists, the new VividGro T8 is highly adaptable to both urban and agricultural environments, including greenhouses of any scale.

VERTICAL FARMING MARKET POISED FOR SIGNIFICANT GROWTH

Driven by population growth, the decreasing availability of cultivatable land and demand for sustainably-grown local food, the vertical farming market is expected to reach an estimated $ 3.88 billion by 2020, up from $ 1.1 billion in 2015[i].  Of that, lighting is expected to account for the largest share.

Vertical farming is the practice of growing crops in vertically-stacked layers, often indoors where factors such as light, humidity and nutrients can be carefully controlled to maximize crop output and quality.  Although a still relatively new concept in the United States, vertical farming has already taken off in countries such as Singapore, Japan and England, where large-scale facilities are seeing some success.

According to The Vertical Garden author Dr. Dickson Despommier, “The vertical farm concept is about maximizing plant density to enable large numbers of people living in the built environment access to healthy, fresh vegetables year-round that are herbicide and pesticide-free.”

Lighting Science continues to innovate with advanced technologies and spectrum control solutions to enhance plant growth at different stages.  The company plans to further expand its VividGro product line with the launch its next generation VividGro 3 later this year.

About Lighting Science

Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market advanced, intelligent products for consumer and commercial applications. We are committed to using the science of light to improve the lives and health of people and our planet by inventing breakthrough, biologically-friendly LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Lighting Science is headquartered in West Warwick, RI, with research and development facilities in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and offices in China.  Find out more about us and our products at www.lsgc.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.

[i] Vertical Farming Market by Functional Device (Lighting, Hydroponic Component, Climate Control, and Sensors), Growth Mechanism (Aeroponics, Hydroponics, and Others) and by Geography – Global Forecast to 2020, Market and Markets, January 2016

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LIGHTING SCIENCE® NAMED EDISON AWARDS FINALIST IN TWO CATEGORIES

THE L-BAR™ AND GENESIS DYNASPECTRUM™ RECOGNIZED FOR ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY AND HEALTHY LIGHTING

West Warwick, RI  (February 10th, 2017) – LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science today announced that it has been named a 2017 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards in two categories: The L-Bar for Energy and Sustainability-Energy Efficiency and the Genesis DynaSpectrum for Consumer Electronics & Information Technology-Healthy Lighting. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“It’s exciting to see companies like Lighting Science continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.”

Award winners will be recognized April 20, 2017 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of the Capitale in New York City.

“We’re deeply gratified to be recognized by the Edison Awards committee for our longstanding commitment to innovation and sustainability,” said Lighting Science CEO Ed Bednarcik. “Lighting Science prides itself on producing innovative lighting products, like the Genesis and the L-Bar, that positively impact human health and the environment. By reimagining what light can—and should be–Lighting Science is paving the way forward for the future of light.”

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:

  • Chief Marketing Officer Council
  • Design Management Institute
  • American Productivity & Quality Center
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Georgia State Marketing Roundtable
  • Product Development and Management Association
  • Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering
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The Energy-Efficient L-Bar, The Pinnacle of Sustainability

The Energy-Efficient L-Bar, The Pinnacle of Sustainability

The high-performance L-Bar is a T8 LED luminaire delivering superior lumen output of 4250 lumens/142 lumens per Watt. It is so effective that just one L-Bar linear can replace a standard 25 pound 2’x 4’ fluorescent troffer. Weighing in at a mere 19 ounces, the L-Bar is a snap to install and can be mounted directly to the ceiling, making it the ideal solution for new commercial construction or legacy fluorescent lighting replacements.

Thanks to innovative engineering, the L-Bar is also a model of sustainable lighting design. The innovative luminaire uses about 95 percent less material than a standard 2×4 troffer, which weighs about 25 pounds. The L-Bar’s trim profile also requires 80 percent less packaging, significantly decreasing associated product waste.

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The Genesis DynaSpectrum Helps Regulate the Circadian Rhythm

The Genesis DynaSpectrum Helps Regulate the Circadian Rhythm

The patented Genesis DynaSpectrum (Genesis), part of Lighting Science’s HealthE series, is the world’s first commercially-available luminaire to deliver biologically-optimized light for every time of the day – on demand. The Genesis emits a spectrum of light that mimics both daylight (GoodDay®) and twilight (GoodNight) to help naturally regulate the body’s circadian rhythm.

Lighting Science’s proprietary DynaSpectrum technology was originally developed in collaboration with NASA for use on the International Space Station, where astronauts experience 16 sunrises and sunsets every 24 hours and have issues adjusting their circadian rhythms to the extreme rigors of life in space.

Additionally, Genesis’ on-board VOC sensors monitor local air quality and will alert you if it finds a problem. The lamp is controlled through an easy-to-use Smartphone app which can assist in color/spectrum setting, and can be switched to auto-mode to sync day or night spectrums to your local time anywhere in the world. This makes Genesis ideal for the bedside table, office desk or for the international traveler or athlete seeking to prevent jet lag through time-shifted circadian dysfunction.

The Genesis DynaSpectrum was also awarded Top Home Product of the Year by Popular Science magazine in late 2016. 

About Lighting Science

Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in innovative LED lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market advanced, intelligent products for consumer and commercial applications. We are committed to using the science of light to improve the lives and health of people and our planet by inventing breakthrough, biologically-friendly LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Lighting Science is headquartered in West Warwick, RI, with research and development facilities in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and offices in Shenzhen, China. Find out more about us and our products at www.lsgc.com and join us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the Lighting Science Blog.

About The Edison Awards

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.   For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

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Our Five Best-Selling LEDs of 2016

The results are in! With 2016 recently coming to a close, we crunched the numbers to see which of our industry-leading LEDs were our customers’ favorites last year.  We were excited to see two of our newest products, the Durabulb™ and the L-Bar™ make the list.  But we weren’t surprised to see that customers still love our industry-leading grow lights, our perennially best-selling Glimpse® LED downlight, or our biologically-optimized sleep bulb, the GoodNight™ light.  After all, who doesn’t want a better night’s sleep?  If our five best-selling LEDs aren’t already on your “must buy” list, here’s why they should be for 2017.

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Our best-selling LED in 2016: the shatter-resistant Durabulb!

#1.  Durabulb™

No-surprise, our number one best-selling LED in 2016 was the Durabulb™! Thanks to its tough, polycarbonate plastic shell, this shatter-resistant LED withstands life’s inevitable bumps and drops without breaking, while still providing high quality light. The Durabulb’s rugged design makes it perfect for rough and tumble household areas like garages, kids rooms and workshops. But it’s also great for rough service commercial areas like factory settings and indoor construction sites. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our video and see for yourself just how tough the Durabulb is.

#2.  VividGro™

LED Grow Light

Coming in a close second: our VividGro LED Grow fixtures.

As the popularity of indoor farming continued to increase last year, so did sales of our industry-leading VividGro® V2 and V1 LED Grow fixtures. VividGro’s patented LED spectrum technology delivers bigger, healthier and more nutritional plants—faster.  VividGro uses 45 percent less energy than traditional fixtures, lowers HVAC operating expenses and qualifies for utility rebates.  Boasting a lifetime of 50,000 hours, VividGro reduces lighting maintenance costs too!  Even better, thanks to the reduction in overall operating costs, an investment in VividGro LED products typically pays for itself within 12 months. With results this good, it’s hard to figure out why anyone is still growing with high pressure sodium or metal halide fixtures.

#3.  Glimpse® 6” Warm White

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Our Glimpse LED downlight is a perennial customer favorite!

A lot of companies have attempted to replicate our patented Glimpse® technology, but none have been able to offer a product that matches ours for efficiency, cost and quality. Designed to help easily convert 6″ recessed cans to high performance LEDs, the Glimpse delivers beautiful, warm light.  Our best-selling Glimpse is also 80% more energy efficient and lasts up to 25 times longer than dated, incandescent downlights.  Anyone looking for a trustworthy, trouble-free downlight is sure to be delighted by the Glimpse.

#4.  GoodNight™ LED Sleep Bulb

LED Sleep Bulb

The GoodNight LED Sleep bulb helps you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer!

Did you know the light bulb that’s been in your bedroom lamp since…well…forever might just be getting in the way of your body making melatonin – the hormone that helps you fall asleep? Many people spend $ 200 a year on sleeping pills, but there’s a better solution.  Our patented GoodNight™ LED Sleep bulb helps reduce your exposure to the stimulating blue light spectrum emitted by most common lighting.  This safe and all natural sleep aid works by supporting your body’s natural production of melatonin and by helping to regulate your circadian rhythm. So when you’re ready to sleep, your body is too. You’ll fall asleep faster—and stay asleep longer with GoodNight.

#5.  The L-Bar™ LED Luminaire

L-Bar LED Linear

The Lightweight and Powerful L-Bar™ LED Linear

Last but not least is one of our newest products, a high-performance linear lighting solution called the L-Bar™. Delivering up to 4,500 lumens, the L-Bar is so powerful that one linear luminaire can replace a standard 2’x4’ fluorescent troffer. The L-Bar costs 50 percent less than traditional LED and fluorescent solutions, while still providing an incredible 150 lumens per watt. The L-Bar is a snap to install and so light-weight (a mere 19 ounces) that it can be suspended or mounted directly to the ceiling, making it the perfect solution for difficult-to-light spaces. The problem-solving L-Bar is also wet-rated.  It’s the ideal luminaire for a broad range of commercial applications, including offices, medical facilities, schools and retail, and outdoor areas such as parking garages and stairwells.  If you’ve been looking for a reason to replace dated fluorescent lighting–this is it!

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