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SWITCH Lighting Receives ENERGY STAR® Certification for SWITCH100

Utility rebates now available nationwide for award-winning LED bulbs.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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SWITCH® Lighting, maker of the award-winning, best-in-class LED A-Lamps, today announced that the SWITCH100 is now ENERGY STAR certified. The SWITCH100 is SWITCH’s 100 watt-equivalent LED replacement A-lamp. Customers who purchase the SWITCH100 are now eligible to receive the accompanying price rebates offered by utility companies across the country.

“Home owners and commercial building customers are quickly recognizing the importance of using ENERGY STAR certified appliances in their homes and other commercial properties,” said EC Sykes, Chief Executive Officer of SWITCH. “The ENERGY STAR name represents quality, reliability and efficiency, and we’re honored that the SWITCH100 meets the ENERGY STAR Standard A-Lamp qualifications.”

Established in 1992, ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps individuals and businesses save money and protect the climate through improved energy efficiency. According to ENERGY STAR, certified bulbs can save more than $40 over their lifetime, and use about 75% less energy than a traditional incandescent bulb. ENERGY STAR certified bulbs produce at least 75% less heat, so they are safer to operate.

The SWITCH100 is among the first 100 watt-equivalent LED A-lamps available to commercial and consumer customers. With its 4000K color temperature and 1600 lumen output, the SWITCH100 provides the same level of performance as the now obsolete 100W incandescent A-Lamps, at a fraction of the energy consumption at 20 Watts.

SWITCH LED A-Lamps use up to 85% less energy as an incandescent and last 25 times as long. Unlike many competitors, SWITCH bulbs can be used in any orientation, any fixture, and any location. They fit into standard light sockets, are dimmable, and can be used in the same manner as any incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulb. SWITCH bulbs pose no environmental hazards and have no toxic ingredients (unlike the mercury found in CFLs).

SWITCH's family of LED bulbs use the company's patented LQD Cooling System™ - the most innovative and effective thermal management system on the market today. The LQD Cooling System is a blend of the company's overall electronic design and proprietary technologies: a coolant made of liquid silicone, and a patented, highly efficient and reliable electronic driver. SWITCH is up to 40% more effective at diffusing heat and cooling LEDs than typical air-cooled LED bulbs.

The SWITCH100 is backed with a lifetime warranty for residential use and a five year warranty for commercial use. To find your utility rebate, click here: http://www.switchlightingco.com/rebate.html. All SWITCH A-lamps can be purchased nationwide, including major retail stores, online retailers and commercial distributors. For where to buy, visit: http://www.switchlightingco.com/where-to-buy.html.

About SWITCH Lighting™
SWITCH Lighting™ is dedicated to innovative design and technologies that create cost-effective, long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for consumers and businesses. SWITCH Lighting is backed by VantagePoint Capital Partners and supported by Cradle to Cradle® writer and sustainability expert Bill McDonough. The company is privately held (incorporated as Switch Bulb Company, Inc.) and headquartered in San Jose, California. For the latest information about SWITCH Lighting and SWITCH products, please visit http://www.switchlightingco.com/. Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/switchlightbulb or like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/switchlightbulbs.

About VantagePoint Capital Partners:
VantagePoint Capital Partners is a global leader in financing and supporting transformative companies primarily focused on energy innovation and efficiency. With a best-in-class investment team of business and scientific experts, a broad network of corporate Strategic Partners, accomplished Senior Advisors, and more than $4 billion in committed capital, the Firm has the resources and talent to build important, industry-leading companies. Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, VantagePoint has active investments in over 70 innovative companies. For more information, visit www.vpcp.com.

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