Chicago, IL, Jan. 05, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FOMO CORP. (US OTC: ETFM) is pleased to announce that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire the assets of Independence LED Lighting, LLC (“ILED” -, a U.S. manufacturer of Buy American Act (BAA) Compliant light-emitting diode (LED) tubes, fixtures, and specialized illumination for Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA), commonly referred to as grow lights for indoor farming.

ILED, formed in 2011, and brings many benefits to FOMO including:

  • Patented technology, with a 2014 Patent grant by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that focus on dynamic “SMART” lighting for improved user experience, which is in line with the recent December 21, 2020 announcement, “Honeywell and Signify Team up to Deploy Integrated Lighting Solutions to Improve Occupant Experience”;
  • Direct Current (DC) powered “driverless” fixtures, for DC microgrids, which save more energy than other LED fixtures and include “SMART” controls from remote hubs and Internet of Things (“IoT”);
  • Proven case studies and reliability with more than 50% energy savings over traditional lights and an industry leading 10-year warranty;
  • Options for zero upfront financing, utility rebate administration, and installation coordination;
  • Private sector accounts that have ranged from Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Headquarters in New York City and MetLife’s offices across the U.S. to quick serve restaurants (QSR) and small businesses;
  • U.S Government “mission-critical” installations on over 30 U.S. Navy ships for Military Sealift Command, Marine Corps Base Quantico, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Durham Medical Center, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and the Thumrait Air Base in Oman; 
  • Veteran Owned and Minority Owned Government contractor relationships to help facilitate sales and sources for other BAA Complaint and imported lights to match the regulatory and budgetary needs of any commercial or government customer; and
  • Robust and impressive search engine optimization (SEO) generated over the past decade with 1st page ranking on Google for dozens of terms related to, “Made in America LED lighting”. This is key to connect government and private sector buyers to ILED.

As consideration for the acquisition, with a 30-day due diligence period, FOMO will issue ILED 250,000 Series B Preferred Shares, convertible to 250 million common shares.

Said Charlie Szoradi, ILED CEO “COVID-19 has awakened the U.S. to the need for safe, efficient buildings with improved indoor air quality and operating cost reductions through energy savings. Aligning ILED with FOMO is a logical way to bring customers the results they seek. COVID-19 has also highlighted the vulnerabilities in the U.S. food supply chain. Increasing lines at food banks, are due in part to long distance food transit across state lines. ILED makes grow lights, for indoor farming, which reduce the distance from farm to table. An increasing number of vacant commercial buildings can be retrofitted into indoor grow farms for lettuce, microgreens, and other vegetables. The cannabis and hemp/CBD markets are also expanding rapidly across the U.S.”

Said Vik Grover, FOMO, CEO: “This is the right deal for 2021, and I see significant upside. With the growing demand for energy-efficient buildings and President-elect Biden’s plan to upgrade 4 million buildings for energy efficiency, ILED is ideally positioned with proven U.S. made clean-energy technology to help support the goals of the new administration. With 3.4 billion square feet of U.S. government real estate and an average of $.50 to $1.00 per square foot to retrofit with LEDs, the market is large and growing. To this end, a 37-page American LED Alliance Full Report identifies over $1.1 billion in annual energy savings with LED retrofits for the U.S Government.”

About the ILED Patent

On July 21, 2011 ILED filed its “SMART” light patent, which was granted by the USPTO on October 14, 2014. The ILED patent US-20120062129A1: LIGHT ENGINE DEVICE WITH DIRECT TO LINEAR SYSTEM DRIVER is focused on LED lighting with remote drivers, rotatable linear modules, and computer control for smart illumination. Rotatability addresses the need of end users to have the flexibility to adjust the beam angles for a diverse range of commercial and industrial applications. This benefit is valuable for indoor agriculture to maximize plant growth with the proper photosynthetic photon flux density as well as building illumination. The granted patent also includes remote computers coupled to controllers by a network, which is increasingly relevant for the IoT for smart lighting.


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