Zeta’s Specialist Lighting’s investment in R&D facilitates launch of the LifeBulb
Following a £3.5 million investment enhancing its Bicester-based dedicated research and development centre and upgrading its manufacturing facility, part of Zeta Specialist Lighting’s strategy to further expand its LED and solar powered lighting solutions the company has confirmed that production of its ground-breaking LED lighting solution the LifeBulb is well underway. The company expects to ship its first orders by the beginning of November.
Funding secured from the Technology Strategy Board and Defra, through the Small Business Research Initiative supported the design and development of the revolutionary new LifeBulb, a replacement for the traditional 60W incandescent light bulb.
This energy-efficient innovation has a unique design that keeps the LEDs cool, which results in a longer life, and it provides instant light – there’s no warm-up time delay, associated with most energy efficient bulbs.
The LifeBulb is fully dimmable and can be used in all common triac dimming systems which makes it simple to install in homes and in offices. It lasts for an average of 30,000 hours which translates to around 20 years, taking into account typical usage.
The LifeBulb made its UK debut in June this year when Zeta attended an event at Buckingham Palace that was organised by Prince Andrew in conjunction with the Technology Strategy Board. There were 350 fast moving technology companies in attendance and Zeta was one of only eight firms selected to set-up a display stand and exhibit their products to The Queen and Prince Philip.
Following the audience with Her Majesty, Zeta Managing Director Phil Shadbolt received a request to provide bulbs for The Queen to try in her private quarters.