Seattle-based Vu1 Corp. has become an affiliate member of the California Lighting Technology Center (CLTC), a research organization that supports the development of energy-efficient lighting. The firm joins more than 35 affiliate members representing a diverse array of institutions, including universities, utilities, government groups and manufacturers.
CLTC is a joint venture of the California Energy Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Electrical Manufacturers Assn. and operates out of the University of California in Davis.
Vu1 hopes to use its membership in the CLTC to collaborate on research and to drive the development of its own next-generation, mercury-free light bulb. Earlier this year, Vu1 unveiled a new technology called electron-stimulated luminescence, which company engineers say will provide the basis for an entirely new type of light bulb.