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Livermore, Calif., March 19, 2012Bridgelux Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and solutions, announced today that their awarding-winning RS LED arrays have been selected by world-renown HELLA Lighting for the company’s first down light designed specifically for the commercial and retail lighting markets. The HELLA down light is an innovative, very low profile luminaire using a proprietary optical design enabled by Bridgelux LED array technology. According to HELLA, the luminaire will deliver an effective lumen output of 2600 lumens in 4000K neutral white. The new down light is designed to replace the traditional CFL and Metal-Halide lighting systems while consuming only 43 Watts of power.

“HELLA is leveraging its deep experience and expertise in automotive LED lighting to expand their interior lighting portfolio,” said Oliver Thurau, head of sales for HELLA Interieur Lighting. “Bridgelux products deliver the industry leading technology and quality that reflect the HELLA brand. In addition to enabling our distinctive low profile design, the Bridgelux arrays offer the lumen output we require with the high quality of light and color uniformity demanded by the very selective retail and commercial lighting markets. Further, Bridgelux offers a broad range of arrays providing multiple lumen outputs and color temperatures all using the same form factor. This reduces the cost and risk associated with the future expansion of this product line.”

Most down lights, using either conventional lamp technology or most LED light sources, require an elongated reflector to reduce glare. HELLA’s down light uses an innovative optic eliminating glare in a shallow form factor. This optic is enabled by the flat Bridgelux array architecture combining a directed beam with a high flux density source. This low profile design gives lighting designers and contractors greater flexibility to install down lights where ceiling heights are limited. In March, the down light will also be available in 3000K warm white. The new HELLA down light is now commercially available.

About Bridgelux

Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of technologies and solutions transforming the$40 billion global lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting (SSL), expanding the market for light-emitting diode (LED) technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems. Bridgelux’s patented light source technology replaces traditional technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. With more than 650 patent applications filed or granted worldwide, Bridgelux is the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please visit