BILLERICA, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/13 -- Keith T.S. Ward, President and CEO of Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output Big Chip LEDs, recently opened discussions with Dr. David Danielson, the Department of Energy's (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The two began discussing how high technology companies in the US can work with the DOE on initiatives that create jobs, and promote research and development, while improving America's progress toward energy independence.
"Dr. Danielson and I spoke about how Luminus has grown a business based on technology that was developed here in the United States at MIT, the University of California, Berkeley and Luminus' laboratories in Massachusetts," said Keith T.S. Ward. "We have developed over 150 patents/patents pending that are critically important for Big Chip high brightness LEDs that enable unique and efficient lighting solutions. The result of this innovation is that we now employ over 100 people in our Massachusetts manufacturing plants."
The global markets and unique applications that Luminus serves are growing through the adoption of LED technologies, including consumer electronics, medical devices, transportation, UV curing, and general lighting -- which includes the recently-installed spire of New York's One World Trade Center.
"The DOE has been aggressive in promoting the energy-saving benefits of LED technology, and I truly appreciate his leadership in paving the way for US-based, innovative companies like Luminus to be a growth engine for jobs and the successful businesses of tomorrow," said Ward.
About Luminus Devices
Luminus Devices is a leading developer and manufacturer of LED technologies and solutions for the multi-billion dollar global illumination market. Luminus' high efficacy and high brightness LEDs are used by many of the world's biggest companies for general lighting, projection display, entertainment, ultraviolet curing, life sciences, medical, portable, transportation and digital signage lighting applications. Luminus has more than 151 patents/patents pending worldwide, and its revolutionary Big Chip LED technology enables new markets for solid-state lighting. Luminus has been certified for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004/OHSAS 18001:2007 and its testing lab is accredited for ISO/IEC 17025:2005 for testing LEDs to the LM-80 standard. Headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located near Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.luminus.com.
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