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US Navy Battles Rising Energy Cost by Installing Breakthrough Lighting Science Group LED Lighting Built in the USA

July 26, 2010

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Lighting Science Group and the United States Navy have relit the streetscapes, parking lots and the residence quarters with state-of-the-art LED fixtures at two separate sites at the Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) California–Port Hueneme and Point Mugu–shaving close to $60,000 per year off the base’s energy bill. A total of 1,178 existing roadway, area, and parking lot lighting fixtures were replaced with ultra-efficient, long-life LED luminaires built in the USA by Lighting Science Group.

“For one of the largest lighting retrofits in Naval history, we chose Lighting Science Group products based on performance, thermal management, quality components, cost and aesthetics,” said Tom Santoianni, Energy Manager for Naval Base Ventura County. “These lighting solutions deliver the best light distribution, excellent color, optimum performance, and are ultra-efficient in meeting our energy, environmental and design needs.”

“The Lighting Science LED lighting solutions provided to NBVC will improve both the environment and the bottom line by delivering to the U.S. Navy and the American taxpayer a 50% energy savings for well over a decade,” said Zach Gibler, CEO of Lighting Science Group Corporation. “The federal government, as the nation’s largest energy consumer, has a tremendous opportunity and clear responsibility to lead by example. Investing in Lighting Science Group’s LED products will not only reduce the Government’s energy bill, but also lead to a range of other important benefits including safeguarding our environment and increasing our energy independence. The steps that NBVC has taken should serve as a leading example for military bases and government facilities nationwide.”

Four hundred thirty Lighting Science PROLIFIC Series RoadWay luminaires replaced the existing high pressure sodium cobra head street lighting fixtures throughout the residential areas. The PROLIFIC luminaires deliver outstanding performance, approaching 92 lumens per watt, currently leading the industry.

Five-hundred forty-nine Lighting Science WallPack luminaires were installed at the bachelor housing facilities. The WallPack fixtures are designed to illuminate exterior walkways and provide excellent perimeter and security lighting. They are designed to blend seamlessly with architectural elements of these buildings and are made of lightweight aluminum which is easy to install. The luminaires will last up to three times longer and will consume less than half the amount of energy than conventional light fixtures and light sources–only about 35 watts–less than the amount of energy consumed by a standard table lamp. To save additional energy, each fixture contains an on-board occupancy sensor that reduces fixture wattage and light output from 35 to ten watts, when it senses inactivity after a set period of time. As soon as this sensor detects movement within its line of sight, it instantly returns the light level to full brightness. This feature saves considerable energy during the early morning hours when occupants are in their rooms.

One-hundred and five Lighting Science ShoeBox luminaires replaced traditional parking and general area lighting fixtures. The ShoeBox luminaire is a versatile and distinct LED-based lighting fixture that provides a broad range of options for exterior area lighting applications. Using only 86 watts per fixture, the ShoeBox luminaire delivers excellent light color and glare free, low maintenance light for general illumination needs.

“The entire project at the two bases will reduce our energy consumption by 440,000 KwH (Kilowatt Hours) which translates into a reduction of 316 metric tons of CO2 emissions and will cut our annual utility bill by approximately $57,000, based on the average Ventura County, CA utility rate of 13.5 cents/kWh,” said Santoianni. “This helps us to set the environmental standard for U.S. Naval Bases.”

About Ventura Naval Base

Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) provides the Pacific Fleet with a premier mobilization site, complete with a deep water port, rail head, and airfield-all in one package. Port Hueneme has served the Navy since 1942 and for 57 years Point Mugu has had an impact on research, development, test and evaluation of equipment, camps and roads, to support not only the Seabees, but the Army, Air Force and Marines as well. Today, from the Aviators to the Seabees, NBVC provides world-class support to the defense of the United States. NBVC is the largest employer in Ventura County, with over 19,000 personnel (military and civilian) working for, or stationed on the base and contributing directly or indirectly to another 8,200 jobs throughout the county.

About Lighting Science Group

Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSCG.PK) designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. LSG offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects. LSG is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; LSG’s European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, LSG has sales offices in Buckinghamshire, England and Sydney, Australia. LSG has over 200 workers in its Satellite Beach, Florida manufacturing facility building LED lighting products from domestic and imported parts. LSG is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. More information about LSG is available at www.lsgc.com.

Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements” made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The statements include, but are not limited to statements regarding the performance of LSG and the performance of LSG’s products using terminology such as “development,” “well positioned,” “leading,” “breakthrough,” “state-of-the-art,” “advance,” “success,” “will,” “should,” “expected,” “best in class,” “unparalleled,” “would,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “potential,” “opportunity,” “greater,” “preparing,” “excellent” or “extensive.” Such statements reflect the current view of LSG with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the statements. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking statements. Readers should carefully review the risk factors detailed under “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K’s, Form 10-Q’s and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

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