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September 12, 2016 15:38 ET

Lighting Science Launches The Durabulb™

Shatter-Resistant, Energy-Efficient LED Leads the Pack in Sustainability

WEST WARWICK, RI--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - LED innovation powerhouse Lighting Science (OTCQB: LSCG) announces the consumer launch of their newest product: The Durabulb™, a shatter-resistant light bulb designed to withstand life's inevitable bumps and drops without breaking. Unlike traditional incandescent bulbs, this light is incredibly durable, making it ideal for rough and tumble areas like garages, game rooms, basements and kids' bedrooms. Its tough, polycarbonate plastic shell also lends itself to rough service commercial applications such as factory settings and indoor construction sites. As part of the Durabulb launch, Lighting Science also released a short "day in the life" video that documents the product's ruggedness.

The genius of the Durabulb lies not only in its rugged design, but also in its energy-efficiency and sustainability. The Durabulb uses about 80 percent less energy than comparable incandescent bulbs. In addition, packaged in recyclable plastic tubs of 10-20 bulbs, as well as more traditional two-pack options, the Durabulb also uses about 30 percent less material than similar products, making it an environmentally-friendly lighting choice. In fact, thanks to its unique design and packaging, shipping the Durabulb produces about 40 percent less CO2 emissions than standard LED lighting.

"Lighting Science is committed to creating products that promote sustainability and low carbon economies," explained Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science. "By choosing the lightweight Durabulb instead of other LED bulbs, Americans have the opportunity to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with LED lights by 20,000 tons a year. That's the equivalent of driving a car across the United States 16,213 times."

As part of the company's ongoing commitment to extended producer responsibility, Lighting Science will also be offering a take-back program for the Durabulb. After its three-year warranty, consumers will be able to exchange the Durabulb for a 50 percent off replacement coupon.

The Durabulb, with its 700 lumen output, is the ideal replacement for traditional 60 watt lightbulbs in indoor commercial sites and in the home. Its patented technology lasts up to 10,000 hours -- or about ten times longer than traditional incandescent bulbs. This revolutionary new light also provides even, omni-directional illumination, making it a singular solution for environmentally conscious and design-savvy consumers alike.

"The Durabulb is just one in a series of differentiated, forward-thinking new products that Lighting Science is introducing this year," said Rumsey. "It's a truly unique product, and we've had a lot of fun putting it to the test, including dropping it from an eight story building and hitting it with a tennis racket. We even mailed it unpackaged through the U.S. postal system, with nothing but a label on it, and it still worked."

Lighting Science has long been at the forefront of innovation. At their lab in Cocoa Beach, Florida, they are experimenting with LEDs designed to help purify water, sanitize surfaces, and correct vision -- all through the patented technology of founder and Chief Technology Officer Fred Maxik. The company is best-known, however, for their home- and office-oriented HealthE™ series of biological lighting. Earlier this year, they launched the Genesis, the first 24-hour circadian lamp, which can help with jet lag and other sleep-related conditions.

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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