SWITCH Lighting has been named an Edison Award Finalist after developing an LED light bulb that uses a liquid cooling technology. The unique liquid bulb’s innovative technology and beautiful design played a role in making it a strong contender for the award, as did the fact that it can be used in any current fixture and fitting. For this breakthrough, SWITCH has joined the prestigious ranks of companies such as Starbucks, Gillette, and Ford Motor Company, who have also been recipients of the award.

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Named SWITCH75, the lighting concept is a finalist in the “Smart Systems” category, one of fifteen categories honored by the Edison Awards. According to the company’s website, SWITCH75 provides bright, warm light perfect for reading or working and has the same life expectancy as of all their bulbs – 25,000 hours.  SWITCH75 turns on instantly, and works with most any dimmer.

“We are very excited to have our bulb recognized by the Edison Awards” said Tracy Bilbrough, CEO of SWITCH Lighting.  “SWITCH is dedicated to delivering world class products of value that will provide customers with the best possible quality of light.”

“More than any year, this year’s slate of finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, Chairman of the Edison Awards’ Steering Committee. It’s exciting to see companies like SWITCH Lighting continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”

The Edison Awards were founded to recognise those that symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, and who have inspired America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

The winners of the Edison Awards will be announced on April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala at New York City’s Capitale.

Click here to see a video of the unique bulb being tested.

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