SOURCE: Vu1 Corporation

Vu1 Corporation

July 15, 2010 07:00 ET

Vu1 Announces Allowance of First U.S. Patent for Its Unique ESL™ Lighting Technology

Superior Light Quality Generated by Vu1's Electron Stimulated Luminescence (ESL™) Lighting Technology Is Demonstrated in Newly Released Video

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2010) -  Vu1 Corporation (OTCBB: VUOC), a developer and manufacturer of mercury-free, energy-efficient, general illumination lighting technology, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for a patent application for its ESL™ lighting technology. U.S. Patent Application Serial No.: 11/969,840 is for the system and apparatus for cathodoluminescent lighting, relating to the method of operation to create light via phosphor and a cathode, a key component of Vu1's unique Electron Stimulated Luminescence (ESL™) clean, energy efficient lighting technology.

"The allowance of Vu1's first patent application, one of 11 pending U.S. and international patent applications that we have already submitted for our ground-breaking technology, is another very important step for Vu1," commented R. Gale Sellers, Vu1's Chief Executive Officer. "With Vu1's first preliminary order received, its first patent application now allowed, its manufacturing facilities operational and ready to ramp up, the Vu1 team is excited to be moving ever closer to delivering on the promise of its ESL™ technology. While we remain focused on securing additional orders for Vu1's R30 light bulbs, I believe the biggest achievement will be securing UL Certification for our first product, which we expect to receive this summer, allowing us to transition to full commercialization of Vu1's ESL technology."

Video demonstrating Vu1's Superior ESL Lighting Technology

Vu1's ESL proprietary technology produces light virtually identical in quality to traditional incandescent light bulbs, as well as being highly energy-efficient. By contrast, the majority of currently available 'green' lighting technologies, such as CFL and LED, do not produce the same quality of light and can make skin tones look green and bluish respectively.

To demonstrate this superior light quality, a new video is now available for viewing on Vu1's website. The video can be viewed at: [].  

About Vu1 Corporation

Vu1 Corporation is dedicated to applying its technology to produce energy efficient, environmentally-friendly lighting solutions worldwide. Vu1's ESL™ Technology creates the same light quality as an incandescent bulb but is more energy efficient. There is no use of the neurotoxin Mercury (Hg) in the lighting process and the ESL™ Technology fits neatly into classic light bulb shapes similar to those familiar to consumers everywhere. This eliminates the need to bend the technology into an unusual, twisted spiral shape (CFL) or have costly and heavy heat dissipation designed into the bulb housing (LED). To learn more about Vu1's technology, please go to:

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