Mercury-Free High CRI Efficient Lamp

EPA Contract Number: 68D30076
Title: Mercury-Free High CRI Efficient Lamp
Investigators: MacLennan, Donald A.
Small Business: Fusion Systems Corporation
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: II
Project Period: September 1, 1993 through March 1, 1995
Project Amount: $148,996
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase II (1993) Recipients Lists
Research Category: SBIR - Pollution Prevention , Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Development , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


Fusion Systems Corporation's efficient, mercury-free, lamp has the potential of significant environmental mercury reduction by removing all mercury from light sources and by the reduction of electrical energy consumption. During Phase I, they estimated the 96 LPW, buss bar, can be achieved in two years in a high-power mercury-free electrodeless, 480,000 lumen source. The 96 LPW figure represents a 140% improvement, closer to their Phase I objective of 150%. During Phase II, they will focus on improving bulb efficacy and starting, using the energy-saving ideas developed during Phase I. At the conclusion of Phase II work, they will have available tested high-efficiency mercury-free prototype bulbs. The major application, centralized/distributed lighting, would replace commercial fluorescent lamps with a high, efficiency mercury-free source. Centralized/distributed lighting has the potential to significantly reduce the total energy requirements associated with the heating, cooling, and illuminating of commercial and industrial buildings. Key to unlocking this commercial opportunity is the development of high powered, compact, high efficiency light sources that can be easily coupled to a centralized light distribution system.

Supplemental Keywords:

RFA, Scientific Discipline, Toxics, Waste, Sustainable Industry/Business, National Recommended Water Quality, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Sustainable Environment, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, New/Innovative technologies, Engineering, 33/50, mercury, waste reduction, energy efficiency, mercury & mercury compounds, pollution prevention

Progress and Final Reports:

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