Firefly LED Lighting Wins Technology Award for Innovation
AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce recognized Firefly LED Lighting – www.fireflyledlight.com – as the winner of the Technology Award in the small business division at the 2012 Greater Austin Business Awards on August 30.
“We recognize these businesses as paragons for their industries, as well as being role models for diverse businesses thriving in Austin,” said Austin Chamber Chairman of the Board Clark Heidrick.
Receiving the award for innovation and creating significant new opportunities, Firefly LED Lighting designs and manufactures a full range of patented “smart LED” light bulbs for direct replacement of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
According to Steve Barcik, CEO of Firefly LED Lighting, “With LED lighting becoming the most impactful technology in lighting since Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, Firefly LED Lighting set out to develop the most reliable and the most efficient LED lighting products on the market. This process created the Firefly lighting products which are class leaders in reliability, efficiency, and light output.” Barcik explained, “The Firefly product line is 22 to 81 percent more reliable than the big-name brands. The product line offers the only fully dimmable fully equivalent 75 to 125 watt replacement lamps on the market.”
Putting it in vivid terms, he added, “These products are like buying a car that gets 232 miles per gallon and lasts three million miles!”
Through technical innovation, Firefly LED Lighting inventors created a fully modular LED lamp. This allowed the company to increase output and adjust heatsink size in response to rapid technology growth. The same modular innovation allows the lamps to be changed in beam and color with a simple change of the lens. With over 28 patents in process, the company has found innovative approaches to every component in LED lighting.
Firefly LED Lighting is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and the bulbs are manufactured in the United States. “Firefly LEDs are designed for high-speed manufacture while most other LED products are hand-built in China,” said Barcik. “Firefly combined new ideas with ideas from the semiconductor, electronics, and automotive industries to create a process that will use automation to build these lamps efficiently, effectively, and rapidly in the U.S.A.”
SOURCE Firefly LED Lighting