LEDs replace T-8 and T-12 fluorescent tubes.

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Available in color temperatures ranging from 3,500-5,000 K, MK1 LED Tubes run directly from 110 Vac and can operate in existing fluorescent fixtures, without modifications to fixtures or ballasts. Solid-state units are mercury-free and available with variety of optical diffusion options.



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LEDs Designed to Replace Fluorescent Tubes



ilumisys, Inc. Launches Patented Light Emitting Diode Tubes

TROY, Mich., May 22 /-- ilumisys, Inc. has launched the first product in a series of patented light emitting diode (LED) tubes, designed to directly replace standard T-8 and T-12 fluorescent tubes.

The ilumisys MK1 product uses high brightness LEDs to provide efficient and effective light, and is available in color temperatures ranging from 3500 K to 5000 K, with a variety of optical diffusion options. High brightness LEDs are used in conjunction with well engineered optics, circuitry, and thermal management to provide maximum light output with minimum power consumption.

Patented circuitry enables the product to operate in existing fluorescent fixtures, without modifications to the fixtures or ballasts, allowing users to simply remove an existing fluorescent tube and drop in the ilumisys MK1 product. ilumisys LED direct replacements also run directly from 110 VAC or other building line currents as specified.

"This product is the ideal solution to initiate a movement from standard fluorescent lighting to environmentally friendly solid-state lighting," said Dave Simon, president of ilumisys. "The ilumisys MK1 is an easy one-for-one replacement product. It can be used in the billions of existing installed fluorescent fixtures, across a variety of industries, helping businesses easily transition their operations to SSL without incurring costly infrastructure changes."

Benefits of Solid-State Lighting
This next generation solid state lighting offers an easy transition from traditional fluorescent lighting, while taking full advantage of attributes of light emitting diodes including long life, temperature robustness, vibration tolerance and energy efficiency.

In addition to providing an energy efficient alternative, unlike the fluorescent tubes they replace, the ilumisys MK1 tubes are mercury-free. The 500 to 600 million fluorescent tubes discarded annually in the United States introduce an estimated two to four tons of mercury to the environment, despite industry and government efforts to limit mercury content and encourage recycling.

Availability
MK1 products are currently available on an installation-specific basis direct from ilumisys. Interested parties should e-mail info@ilumisys.com. The ilumisys technical team will work to specify the right product based on intended use, providing facility-based proposals for improved lighting and energy savings. MK1 tubes will be available through building, design and lighting distributors and retailers in the summer of 2008. Upon availability, consumers and designers can find additional where-to-buy information at www.ilumisys.com .

About ilumisys
ilumisys, Inc. is a Troy, Michigan-based company focused on next-generation solid-state lighting technology. The company was formed in 2007 as a spinoff venture and wholly owned subsidiary of Altair Engineering, Inc. Initial products will be derived from Altair's intellectual property as they relate to the direct replacement of fluorescent light tubes with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and direct replacement of incandescent lamps. For more information, please visit www.ilumisys.com .

About Altair
Altair Engineering, Inc. empowers client innovation and decision-making through technology that optimizes the analysis, management and visualization of business and engineering information. Privately held with more than 1,400 employees, Altair has offices throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia/Pacific. With a 20-year-plus track record for enterprise analytics, product development, and advanced computing, Altair consistently delivers a competitive advantage to customers in a broad range of industries. To learn more, please visit www.altair.com .

CONTACT: Dave Simon of ilumisys, Inc., +1-248-614-2400 Ext. 332, dls@ilumisys.com

Web site: www.ilumisys.com/
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