SOLON, Ohio, Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (NASDAQ: EFOI), a leader in advanced LED lighting technologies and solutions, has recently been featured in several publications and on a podcast regarding the benefits of its flicker-free LED lighting technology and solutions.

An article in School Construction News, "The Health and Cost Benefits of Flicker-Free Lighting," discusses how LED flicker-free lighting at schools may provide health and cognitive benefits to students, teachers, and staff while also reducing maintenance and installation costs. To read the article, please visit the following link: http://schoolconstructionnews.com/2019/12/05/the-health-and-cost-benefits-of-flicker-free-lighting/

In the Occupational Health & Safety article, "Flicker-Free LED Lighting and Healthier Workplaces: An Analysis," Energy Focus’s Chief Scientist, John Davenport, discusses how flicker-free lighting can support a healthier, safer, and more productive work environment. To read the article, please visit the following link: https://ohsonline.com/articles/2019/11/06/flicker-free-led-lighting-and-healthier-workplaces-an-analysis.aspx

The Healthcare Construction & Operations News article, "The Benefits of LED Lighting for Healthcare Facilities," also features an interview with Davenport about the positive aspects of LED lighting for healthcare venues and advances in LED technology. To read the article, please visit the following link: http://hconews.com/2020/01/03/the-benefits-of-led-lighting-for-healthcare-facilities/

A podcast interview on Healthcare Professional Radio titled "Energy Focus – LED Technology for Healthcare" hosts Davenport, where he discussed the difference between fluorescent lighting and LED lighting, as well as the advantages of flicker-free LED lighting in the hospital setting. To listen to the podcast, please visit the following link: https://healthprofessionalradio.com.au/energy-focus-led-technology-for-healthcare/

The articles and podcast at the links above are provided for informational purposes only. Energy Focus, Inc. is not responsible for the content of the linked articles and podcast interview.

About Energy Focus

Energy Focus is an industry-leading innovator of energy-efficient LED lighting technologies and solutions. As the creator of the first flicker-free LED products on the U.S. market, Energy Focus products provide extensive energy and maintenance savings, and aesthetics, safety, health and sustainability benefits over conventional lighting. Our customers include U.S. and foreign navies, U.S. federal, state and local governments, healthcare and educational institutions, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Energy Focus is headquartered in Solon, Ohio. For more information, visit our website at www.energyfocus.com

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