Energy Focus, Inc. Provides Energy Saving EFO(R) LED Lighting Solutions for Shipboard Use

SOLON, Ohio, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Energy Focus, Inc., a
global leader in energy efficient lighting solutions, today announced that the
company has installed high efficiency lighting fixtures to retrofit 100% of
the high-bay lighting in a hangar deck on board an Arleigh Burke class
Destroyer. The new EFO LED lights are part of a continuing effort to reduce
energy and maintenance costs. The fixtures and underlying technology were
developed under the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) High
Efficiency Distributed Lighting (HEDLight) program. This installation follows
a year-long demonstration on board naval vessels that replaced existing
fluorescent, incandescent, and halogen lighting with various HEDLight lighting

The developed lighting solutions incorporate solid state lighting
technology. The fixtures include long life high efficiency light emitting
diodes (LED) globe fixtures with a power savings of up to 87%, and LED berth
lights for general berthing compartments, which provide a 14% power savings.
All fixtures were designed to be direct replacements to eliminate retrofit
concerns and reduce installation costs.

“The improvement in visibility and amount of light in the work area is as
impressive as the energy and maintenance savings,” said Roger Buelow, CTO of
Energy Focus, Inc. “These 60 lumen per watt fixtures, operating at more than
four times the efficiency of the ones they replaced, give the sailors more and
better light to work under. In addition we expect the new LED lights to
continue working without failure for many years to come. DARPA’s support was
instrumental in accelerating this technology to allow us to help the Fleet
reduce its maintenance woes and fuel costs while improving the sailor’s

“Our nation’s Fleet is currently illuminated with 1950’s lighting
technology. LED lighting on this Arleigh Burke class Destroyer is an
important step towards the Navy’s beginning to retrofit the entire fleet,”
said Joe Kaveski, CEO of Energy Focus, Inc.

About Energy Focus, Inc.

Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFOI), designs, develops, manufactures and
markets lighting systems for wide-ranging uses in both the general commercial
and the pool and spa lighting markets. Energy Focus EFO(R) systems offer
energy savings, heat dissipation and maintenance cost benefits over
conventional lighting for multiple applications. The Company’s headquarters
are located at 32000 Aurora Rd., Solon, Ohio. The Company has additional
offices in California, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Telephone:
(440) 715-1300. For more information, see

Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding the business
outlook for 2008 and thereafter, future pool market sales, and the potential
growth of EFO sales based upon its energy savings over halogen and fluorescent
lights. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the
results predicted. Risk factors that could affect the Company’s future
include, but are not limited to, a slowing of the U.S. and world economies and
its effect on Energy Focus’ markets, failure to develop marketable products
from new technologies, failure of EFO or other new products to meet
performance expectations, unanticipated costs of integrating acquisitions into
the Energy Focus operation, delays in manufacturing of products, increased
competition, other adverse sales and distribution factors, and greater than
anticipated costs and/or warranty expenses. For more information about
potential factors which could affect Energy Focus financial results, please
refer to the Company’s SEC reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2007, and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Energy
Focus disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements.


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