Parhelion’s LDG Light Bulb Named Edison Awards Finalist

LDG Light Bulb to be recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 23 in New York

March 16, 2015

LDG Light Bulb to be recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 23 in New York

Apex, North Carolina (16 March, 2015) – LDG Light Bulb by Parhelion has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.


“It’s exciting to see companies like Parhelion continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking,” said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards’ executive director. “Edison Awards recognizes the game-changing products and services, and the teams that brought them to consumers.” Award winners will be announced April 23, 2015 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic Ballroom of The Capitale in New York City.
“This new use for laser light combined with nanotechnology brings further solutions to everyday problems and opens up a new market for lasers in safety and recreation activities,” said Jim Redpath, Parhelion COO. “What kept us motivated during all these years of R&D work, was imagining that our LDG could save even just one single life in a fire emergency situation.”

Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria of quality. The voting panel includes members of:

Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO)Past Edison Award winners
Design Management Institute (DMI)Marketing professionals
American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC)Scientists
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)Designers
Georgia State Marketing Roundtable (GSU)Engineers
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)Academics
Assoc. of Technology Mgmt & Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

LDG stands for Laser Diffraction Grating. The LDG is a laser-based bulb that combines the Parhelion Zoisite laser with a light manipulating nanotechnology to provide unique benefits that can be applied to use in many products (e.g., emergency lighting, smoke alarms, etc.). Consuming less than 1 watt of power, the LDG is able to shine through fire, smoke, fog and other turbid environments including in water. The LDG makes visible all objects in these challenging environments without the ‘blinding light cloud’ found with normal light sources (
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

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About Parhelion

Parhelion is a North Carolina laser technology company in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. Parhelion leverages laser light technology in developing solutions to everyday problems. By providing approachable, safe, innovative and well-designed laser-based solutions, Parhelion can provide the unique characteristics of laser light for marketable products. With 3 years R&D, Parhelion is now poised to release its LDG Light Bulb ®, a nanotechnology laser-based light providing clear navigation in Smoke, Fire, and Fog. Our mission is to provide cost-effective uses of our own patented laser technologies within a safe FDA approved frequency.


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