WEST WARWICK, R.I.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#HealthE–Lighting Science® (OTCQB:LSCG), a global leader in
next-generation LED lighting solutions, today announced that it has been
awarded a contract by Vizient Inc. With an annual purchasing volume of
almost $100 billion, Vizient is the largest, member-driven health care
performance improvement company in the country.
Under the terms of the contract awarded to Lighting Science, the company
will offer enhanced savings on its innovative HealthE™ and
LSPro™ LED lighting solutions to Vizient’s membership, which
includes academic medical centers, pediatric facilities, community
hospitals, integrated health delivery networks and non-acute health care
providers. The expansive product line includes new, patented
technologies with applications for the healthcare industry. Lighting
Science will help educate Vizient’s network of field managers on how to
drive innovative new product solutions to their membership base.
“In addition to helping Vizient members benefit from the significant
energy savings that LEDs are known for, we look forward to helping them
positively impact patient care with our HealthE biological lighting
solutions,” said Lighting Science Chief Executive Officer Ed Bednarcik.
According to Bednarcik, the company’s biological lighting is based upon
the 2001 discovery of a new photoreceptor in the eye called melanopsin
which reacts to specific light wave spectrums found in the blue sky.
Melanopsin is linked directly to the hypothalamus, where the body’s
internal master clock resides. As a result, light is a biological
trigger for the production of at least ten different hormones and
equally as many neurotransmitters in the brain.
“Light’s impact upon health and wellness is actually very profound,”
said Bednarcik. “By scientifically-engineering light spectrum, we can
create unique lighting solutions capable of delivering a broad range of
biological benefits, ranging from improved sleep to performance
Lighting Science has long been at the forefront of innovation. At their
lab in Cocoa Beach, Florida, they are experimenting with LEDs designed
to help purify water, sanitize surfaces, and correct vision—all through
the patented technology of founder and Chief Technology Officer Fred
Maxik. The company is best-known, however, for their home- and
office-oriented HealthE series of biological lighting. Earlier this
year, they launched the Genesis, the first 24-hour circadian lamp, which
can help with jet lag and other sleep-related conditions.
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science (OTCQB:LSCG) is a global leader in innovative LED
lighting solutions that designs, manufactures and brings to market
advanced, intelligent products for consumer and commercial applications.
We are committed to using the science of light to improve the lives and
health of people and our planet by inventing breakthrough,
biologically-friendly LED lamps and lighting fixtures. Lighting Science
is headquartered in West Warwick, RI, with research and development
facilities in Cocoa Beach, Florida, and offices in China. Find out more
about us and our products at www.lsgc.com
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Dustin O’Neal or Alexandra Polier, 917-693-2768