Six UK firms are through to the next round of a government competition for ultra-efficient lighting systems.
The winners have been given up to £40,000 and three months to complete technical feasibility studies. The most successful will get £450,000 more to develop prototypes for a six-month trial.
The £1.2m competition is run by the government-backed Technology Strategy Board with extra funds from the environment department (DEFRA). It is part of an initiative using government procurement funds to help small firms develop innovative and sustainable products.
The firms selected are: Cambridge Consultants, Juice Technology, Marl International, PhotonStar LED, Tridonic Atco (UK) and Zeta Controls.