Press release

SLD Laser Demonstrates 12,000 Lumen SkyBeam Spotlight for Outdoor Lighting Applications

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SLD Laser, a world leader in commercialization of visible laser light
sources, has demonstrated SkyBeam™, the world’s first 12,000 lumen
LaserLight spotlight for outdoor lighting applications based on its
award winning UL safety certified LaserLight-SMD product released last
year. The company will showcase the SkyBeam along with LaserLight-Fiber
and SMD products at LightFair International 2019 in Philadelphia, PA,
May 21-23, 2019.

“We are thrilled to announce the SkyBeam Spotlight and demonstrate the
scalability of our LaserLight products for high lumen outdoor lighting
applications,” said Dr. Paul Rudy, CMO of SLD Laser. “Last year,
LaserLight product shipments began by delivering 10 times higher
visibility than can be achieved with LEDs into applications such as
portable handheld flashlights, drones, off-road light bars, and
automotive headlights. With the increased output demonstrated in SkyBeam
of 12,000 lumens, 6 million candela, and 5 kilometer range, deployment
is now starting in higher lumen applications such as entertainment and
architecture, avionics and search & rescue, ports and marine lighting,
as well as pole lights and stadiums.”

SLD will also demonstrate FiberLight modules at LightFair for specialty
pendant lights, accent lighting, pole lighting, and professional
industrial and medical applications such as endoscopy and machine
vision, where light needs to be transported or the fiber itself emits as
the light source. LaserLight sources couple more than 10 times more
efficiently than LEDs into low cost thin fiber optics, thereby enabling
plug-and-play fiber optic lighting systems, with the installation of the
modular light source as simple as connecting a headphone jack. Moreover,
SLD Laser products have achieved the world’s first UL and IEC Safety
Certifications for laser lighting.

“LaserLight is poised to revolutionize the lighting industry as did the
arrival of LED lighting more than a decade ago,” stated Dr. James
Raring, President and COO of SLD Laser. “Delivering more than 10 times
the brightness of LEDs allows LaserLight to dramatically extend the
range of illumination and precisely shape the light from an
ultra-compact, long lifetime source with minimal power consumption.
Beyond lighting, LaserLight provides the capability for high speed data
transmission and 3D sensing.”

In addition to lighting, LaserLight products are now shipping into
automotive applications such as the high beam booster for headlights.
Future auto applications include high beam / low beam headlights,
daytime running lights, and interior ambient fiber lighting.
Additionally, LaserLight technology will enable new lighting functions
in next generation autonomous driving with active beam shaping to
dynamically display the light on the road. For connected cars,
LaserLight sources will enable LiFi data communications – high speed,
networked, wireless communications using light – which eclipse the
capabilities of conventional WiFi communications by 1000 times, with
vastly increased data transmission rates in excess of 10GB per second
and extended range.

SLD Laser is hosting meetings at LightFair International in
Philadelphia, PA on May 21–23, 2019 in booth #134. To schedule an
appointment, please contact Kristen Hanna at

About SLD Laser

SLD Laser is commercializing a new generation of visible laser light
sources for automotive, specialty lighting, and displays, as well as
advanced sensing and communication applications. The company is
certified to automotive IATF 16949 and ISO 9001 quality standards, and
operates facilities in Santa Barbara, CA and in Fremont, CA. SLD Laser’s
high luminance LaserLight products are UL and IEC safety certified, and
are being adopted in a myriad of specialty illumination applications
such as portable and outdoor lighting, entertainment and architecture,
off-road and automotive lighting, projection and AR/VR displays,
biomedical instrumentation & therapeutics, and industrial imaging &
material processing. SLD Laser was founded in 2013 by several leading
global pioneers in solid-state lighting, including Dr. Shuji Nakamura,
2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Dr. Steve Denbaars, Dr. James Raring,
and Dr. Paul Rudy. To learn more about SLD Laser, visit
or contact the company at
or 1-866-SLD-LASE.