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Company Information:

Company Name: Energy Focus, Inc.
City: Solon
State: OH
Zip+4: 44139-2875
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Website URL: N/A
Phone: (440) 715-1255

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $994,939.00 10
SBIR Phase II $5,498,435.00 7
STTR Phase I $100,000.00 1
STTR Phase II $750,000.00 1

Award List:

Development of Polymer Processing Techniques for Dramatic Cost Reduction of Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber, for Use with Advanced, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Distributed Accent Lighting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chris Jenson, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,245.00
Abstract:
75812-Incandescent and halogen accent lights remain some of the last lighting applications where no cost effective, energy efficient solution exists. Potential energy efficient lighting systems exist; for example, one high-efficiency metal halide lamp and ballast can run eight points of light in a… More

Development of a Distributed Advanced High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting System with Instant Light to Directly Replace Incandescent Accent Lighting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Mr.
Award Amount: $99,880.00
Abstract:
76111-Efficient accent lighting systems using distributed lighting do not have instant light when turned on. Until this instant light function is added, incandescent and halogen accent lights, which use about 0.2 quads of energy, will remain one of the last lighting applications without a cost… More

Development of a Distributed Advanced High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting System with Instant Light to Directly Replace Incandescent Accent Lighting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,677.00
Abstract:
76111S Efficient accent lighting systems using distributed lighting do not have instant light when turned on. Until this instant light function is added, incandescent and halogen accent lights, which use about 0.25 quads of energy, will remain as one of the last lighting applications without a… More

Development of Polymer Processing Techniques for Dramatic Cost Reduction of Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber, for Use with Advanced, High Intensity Discharge (HID) Distributed Accent Lighting System

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Chris Jenson, Mr.
Award Amount: $749,749.00
Abstract:
75812S Incandescent and halogen accent lights remain some of the last lighting applications without cost effective, energy efficient solutions. Potential energy efficient lighting systems exist; for example, one high efficiency metal halide lamp and ballast can run eight points of light. However,… More

Smoke and Flame Resistant Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber for Highly Efficient Light Distribution in Navy Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chris Jenson, Director Research & Development
Award Amount: $98,827.00
Abstract:
A large core optical fiber is desired that is capable of withstanding flame and smoke generation requirements as defined in military specifications for Naval applications and that maintains optical efficiency and mechanical flexibility similar to or better than current Large Core Plastic Optical… More

Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Doublelighting System Lifetimes without Affecting Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $98,988.00
Abstract:
Evaluate feasibility of exterior barrier coatings on remote source HID lamps. Coat lamps with prelimiary designs and measure thermal distributions. Detail likely design space (materials, coating methods, annealing methods) for large-scale success. In Phase II, develop detailed designs, coating… More

Smoke and Flame Resistant Large Core Plastic Optical Fiber for Highly Efficient Light Distribution in Navy Vessels

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Chris Jenson, Director of Polymer Resea
Award Amount: $749,880.00
Abstract:
The technical problem being addressed in this work is the material selection and development of fabrication processes that will yield a scalable large core plastic optical fiber product that meets the specific flame, smoke, fume and toxicity requirements for use on board US Navy ships. Use of the… More

Arc Source Multi-Layer Coatings to Doublelighting System Lifetimes without Affecting Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Technical Officer
Award Amount: $749,199.00
Abstract:
We will determine how to effectively apply an organometallic external barrier coating to arc tubes to prevent or delay their failure by devitrification. The most important consideration is source life, followed by lumen maintenance, the spectral output and cost. The coating process will be the… More

A Spectrally Dynamic Berth Light for Active Circadian Cycle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $99,000.00
Abstract:
Energy Focus has envisioned a Generation 2 berth light LED system that incorporates an illumination spectrum consistent with the latest research in spectrally tuned adjustment and resetting of circadian rhythms. Research shows that the human eye contains specialized receptors for 420nm-560nm light… More

Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Cheif Technology Officer
Award Amount: $98,999.00
Abstract:
The project will develop a solid-state alternative to the inefficient, excessively hot and maintenance-intensive incandescent explosion-proof lighting fixtures used by the Navy. Solid-State Lighting using Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) is now technically feasible but several difficult challenges… More

Solid State Infrared Flare

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Laszlo Takacs, Director of R&D
Award Amount: $70,000.00
Abstract:
The use of night vision equipment on the battlefield is a well documented success, and under some conditions an infrared flare may enhance this advantage. Currently, US armed services use the M-278 Infrared flare rocket to this end. The objective of this effort is the development of a replacement… More

Increasing Efficiency in Traditional Lighting Technologies High Intensity Discharge Lamps - Arc Tube Coating System for Metal Halide Color Consistency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2009 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Dr.
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Approximately 0.16 quads of electricity could be saved by adopting more efficient lamp technology in that portion of the accent and commercial spot lighting markets that are presently dominated by inefficient tungsten-halogen lamps. Energy-efficient replacement technologies for incandescent… More

Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / STTR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: Lighting Innovations Institute
Principal Investigator: Jerry Martins, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $100,000.00
RI Contact: N/A
Abstract:
The proposed innovation is the replacement of existing test stand and parking lot fixtures with current SSL LED technology. The replacement fixtures will reduce energy consumption, generate less heat and provide maintenance free operation for over 50,000 hours. An explosion-proof fixture is capable… More

Explosion-Proof Solid State Lighting Fixture for Extreme Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Financial Officer
Award Amount: $749,997.00
Abstract:
Within harsh environment areas, Naval vessels require illumination. Incandescent based Symbol 48.2 explosion-proof fixtures are rated to operate in these spaces but are inefficient, resulting in unsafe fixture surface temperatures and unnecessarily high energy consumption. Under such extreme… More

A Spectrally Dynamic Berth Light for Active Circadian Cycle Management

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $749,933.00
Abstract:
A significant amount of personal injury and property damage as well as lost productivity could be avoided by speeding up the body's adjustment cycle to new circadian schedules or re-synchronizing body schedules that have slipped or advanced. For the military, this problem is especially acute… More

Heat Resistant Visual Landing Aid Lighting Fixtures for Ship Flight Decks and Expeditionary Air Field Matting

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Chief Technology Officer
Award Amount: $80,000.00
Abstract:
This Phase I investigation seeks to determine the feasibility of developing a VLA landing light capable of withstanding the anticipated increased high-temperature loads of new jet engine technology in the high-shock aircraft carrier environment. The fixture will be a form-fit-function replacement to… More

Increasing Efficiency in Traditional Lighting Technologies High Intensity Discharge Lamps - Arc Tube Coating System for Metal Halide Color Consistency

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Dr.
Award Amount: $1,000,000.00
Abstract:
Color consistency of metal halide lamps must be improved in order to have this high efficiency technology maintain market share in the big-box retail / industrial market and to gain market share in the accent / commercial spot lighting market. Big-box retail stores and industrial space use high… More

Innovative Solid State Lighting Replacements for Industrial and Test Facility Locations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / STTR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Research Institution: John Carroll University
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $750,000.00
RI Contact: James H. Krukones
Abstract:
The proposed effort will develop a solid-state LED replacement lamp for rocket engine test stand lighting and more general hazardous-location lighting. The LED lighting will produce a smoother lighting spectrum compared to the existing arc lamp sources which will improve the visual accuracy and… More

Lighting Controls Software for Self-Commissioning and Optimized Energy Savings

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOE
Principal Investigator: Roger Buelow, Mr. – 440-715-1251
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
Commercial lighting controls are often cumbersome, require extensive wiring and other logistics and are expensive. A much simpler turn-key method for implementing daylighting is preferably. EFOIs solution, called the CRICKET Network, includes ultra-simple sensor along with advanced LED lighting… More