Cyberlux Receives First Commitment from USAF for $3.3M in Portable Illumination Systems

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberlux Corporation, (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the Company has received the first commitment for 80 BrightEye and 60...


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberlux Corporation, (OTC Bulletin Board: CYBL), a leading provider of LED lighting solutions, announced today that the Company has received the first commitment for 80 BrightEye and 60 WatchDog Visible and Covert Portable Illumination Systems from the United States Air Force (USAF). This initial USAF order for Cyberlux tactical lighting equipment equates to $3,318,646 in revenue, including spares and maintenance supplies. The Company projects that operations will be cash flow positive with the fulfillment of these first USAF orders.

The 2008 Department of Defense Appropriations legislation contains $8.0 million for the equipping of the USAF with Cyberlux Portable Illumination Systems. As part of this $8.0 million budget, the USAF Air Mobility Command will first fulfill the requirements of the Operations, Installation and Mission Support commands for the BrightEye and WatchDog systems. The remaining $4.6 million appropriations will be allocated within the Air Mobility Command and other USAF commands during the remaining Fiscal Year 2008.

"Cyberlux is a leader in solid-state lighting innovation, and our Portable Illumination Systems are engineered to provide the U.S. Armed Services with next generation tactical lighting capability. The commitment from the USAF will begin the deployment of new lighting technology within the most important Air Force commands, but this is just the start of a longer-term lighting technology transition from incandescent-based lighting to solid-state lighting, which strongly positions Cyberlux for inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2009 budget and beyond," said Mark Schmidt , president and chief operating officer for Cyberlux. "We've been pursuing this market for the last several years, and we are excited to be selected by the USAF to lead this technology transition. We look forward to deploying visible and covert lighting solutions throughout the U.S. Armed Services, the National Guard and the Department of Homeland Security organizations."

The BrightEye Portable Illumination System is designed as a portable visible and night-vision compatible illumination system for general mission tactical lighting, force protection, maintenance lighting, expeditionary base protection, disaster first responders, and other rapidly deployable high-intensity lighting applications. Using advanced optics, advanced solid-state lighting technology, and light-weight battery power, all contained in an easily transportable wheeled case, the BrightEye system is capable of eliminating the space-consuming bulk, noise and energy consumption of the current generator-powered incandescent lighting systems. Unique to the marketplace, the BrightEye system provides both white and night-vision compatible covert lighting, a capability not available in traditional lighting systems.

In September 2007 , the USAF Expeditionary Center Air Mobility Battlelab (AMB), an organization that explores high-payoff concepts, technologies and tactics to advance the capabilities of Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support, announced the successful completion of the BrightEye Portable Illumination System's evaluation period (http://www.amc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123069485). The Air Mobility Command expeditionary subject-matter experts evaluated the BrightEye System's capabilities and determined that the BrightEye System weighs 94% less than their current diesel-powered incandescent lighting systems, saves an estimated 63% in daily operating costs and is 97% smaller in footprint. In addition, the AMB concluded that the BrightEye System provides versatile and economical tactical lighting capability as required by expeditionary forces across all U.S. armed services.

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