Energy Focus, Inc. of Solon, Ohio USA, announced that its research and development team has been selected to receive a $1 million grant from the Ohio Third Frontier Sensors Program.
The grant is to develop an ultra-low cost light sensor to complement the company’s IntelliTube LED-based fluorescent replacement technology.
Roger Buelow, Energy Focus CTO commented, “We’re excited about being selected for the Ohio Third Frontier Sensor grant. This funding will allow us to accelerate the development of CRICKET (‘Cost-effective Real-time Intelligent Collective Knowledge Environmental Transmitter’), the world’s first ultra low-cost wireless light sensor to control IntelliTube, our energy efficient LED fluorescent tube replacement technology. The system’s low total installed cost is key to maximizing energy savings and return on investment for existing and new building owners. IntelliTube systems using CRICKET sensors can reduce the power consumption of lighting by as much as 75% when compared to conventional fluorescent lighting systems.”
Joe Kaveski, CEO, Energy Focus, added, “This new award represents our second grant from Ohio’s Third Frontier Program. We are pleased that the state of Ohio recognizes the potential of Energy Focus’ IntelliTube technology for further reducing building owners’ energy cost as well as for creating new products and jobs in Ohio.”