Eden Park Illumination Adds Leading Lighting Industry Executive to Advisory Board – Thomas Hunter, Formerly of Acuity Brands to Spearhead Market Launch of Microplasma Planar Lighting Technology Products into the Global Specialty Lighting Market
CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Eden Park Illumination has added Tom Hunter to the corporate Advisory Board. Mr. Hunter is a former executive at Acuity Brands, specializing in the build out and management of lighting products distribution and sales channel development. In his career, Mr. Hunter has been divisional head of Sales and Marketing for three of the major lighting companies in the US, Hubbell, Genlyte and Acuity. Most recently he was VP of the Fluorescent Product Group for Acuity Brands Lighting, responsible for all aspects of the largest product group in the lighting fixture industry. With the addition of Mr. Hunter to Eden Park’s advisory board, Eden Park will broaden the awareness of microplasma lighting and to make available products for markets segments that demand flat, cost effective, efficient and environmentally responsible lighting products.
“Eden Park is currently building relationships with strategic partners, lighting fixture manufacturers and lighting designers around the world as we launch our commercial efforts, and we welcome the addition of Tom Hunter’s vision and experience to help guide Eden Park’s market strategy,” commented William Thalheimer, Eden Park’s CEO.
Phoenix Microplasma Planar Lamps – The Advantages
This ultra slim, flat and bright Microplasma device is intended for luminous surfaces and a multitude of specialty and short-throw lighting applications requiring uniform white light distribution. The Phoenix Microplasma Lamp’s thin profile offers a particular advantage where minimal mounting depth is available. It requires no reflective-assist technologies or bulky heat sinking and can be made in sizes ranging from 3 inch by 3 inch (7.5mm x 7.5mm) to well beyond 18 inch by 24 inch (45mm x 60mm) sizes much more cost effectively then LED lamps. Beyond these benefits, Eden Park’s Microplasma device combines a high luminance of over 10,000 to 20,000 cd/m2 and a luminous efficacy that is expected to be over 30 lumens per watt (LPW) in upcoming commercial versions. Its mercury-free, lead-free structure and energy efficiency result in not only an environmentally responsible solution for a multitude of lighting applications, but a new form factor which offers designers new possibilities where space, mounting choices and planar aesthetics are in demand.
Eden Park’s Patented Core Technology
Mercury Free, Efficient Lighting in a Planar Form - Microplasma lamps are mercury-free flat panel microcavity discharge devices. The technology originates from traditional plasma lighting technology, but microplasma, by virtue of its unique structure, overcome the limitations of conventional macro-scale plasmas and offers an ultrathin, lightweight, flexible, robust and long-lasting alternative. The limitations of conventional macro-scale plasmas are inherent to their structure, and can only be solved by moving to microcavity plasma technology or Microplasma for short. Microplasma lighting offers the following benefits, without compromising the advantages of standard plasma technology. Microcavity plasma technology combines a new electrode design and configuration. The electrodes are close together and allow a Mercury-free gas mixture to be used while still achieving high efficiency. Close electrode spacing permits operation at near atmospheric pressure, which allows for new thin and flat form factors that previous generation technologies could not achieve. Flat panel technology allows for high efficacy slim luminaries without the need of an external reflector to direct the light.
About Eden Park Illumination Inc.
Eden Park Illumination, Inc. advances the evolution of light and transforms the way light is applied through the cutting-edge development and innovation of Microplasma Lighting(TM), a flat, ultra-thin, environmentally responsible light source that combines energy efficiency and a long lifetime. Eden Park Illumination is an innovative lighting technology company benefiting from a rich heritage through its affiliation with the Laboratory of Optical Physics and Engineering at the University of Illinois and holds a prominent global patent portfolio. The company is committed to developing earth-friendly products and supports actions and decisions that positively impact the sustainability of the environment. The Company’s headquarters and R&D facility are located in Champaign, Illinois, USA. More information is available at www.edenpark.com.
SOURCE Eden Park Illumination