SAN JOSE, Calif.--(SWITCH Lighting™, the first company to launch a complete family of 40W to 100W equivalent LED light bulbs with real incandescent quality light, has announced that its SWITCH75 bulb was selected as a silver winner in the Smart Systems category at The Edison Awards. At the sold-out April 26th event in New York City, Tracy Bilbrough joined hundreds of senior executives from some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the innovations and achievements of all of the 2012 Edison Award winners.)--
“This Edison silver award is especially meaningful to us because it’s named after the inventor of the light bulb that we’re building upon”
The SWITCH75 is the first true LED replacement for the incandescent light bulb that makes no compromise for energy-efficient, affordable lighting. The SWITCH75’s unique driver and advanced liquid cooling system enables the same full glow as an incandescent bulb while using 80% less energy. It fits into standard light sockets and can be used in the same manner as any incandescent or compact fluorescent light bulb—in any orientation, any fixture, and any location. And with its stunning design, it looks as good off as it does on.
“This Edison silver award is especially meaningful to us because it’s named after the inventor of the light bulb that we’re building upon,” said Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH. “It took us a few years of trial and error – the Edisonian approach – to develop the product we have today, so this award seems especially fitting. Edison wrote the first chapter of the light bulb, and we’re writing the next one.”
“As the pace of innovation quickens and the “race to next” becomes ever more competitive, it’s increasingly important to take a moment out of our hectic lives to recognize excellence in innovation and greatness in the teams of innovators who make our future. We are honored to present SWITCH Lighting with an Edison Award as one of the leading innovators of today and tomorrow,” says Thomas Stat, 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman.
The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.
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 the Edison Awards
The Edison Awards represent the spirit of innovation personified by Thomas Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Sponsors of the 2012 Edison Awards include: Nielsen, USA TODAY, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, CSRware, applepeak and ViridiSTOR. For more information about the Edison Awards and a full list of winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.