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Next generation Rochester lighting company gets $1m federal award

Lumisyn, which is headquartered on Ridgeway Avenue, focuses on high-performance materials used in LED products. (Photo: MGN Online)

ROCHESTER, N.Y./WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHAM) - A Rochester company that develops next-generation lighting materials using clean energy earned a $1 million federal award.

Lumisyn, which is headquartered on Ridgeway Avenue, focuses on high-performance materials used in LED products.

Rep. Louise Slaughter announced Tuesday that Luminsyn was awarded $1 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. Lumisyn is one of just 13 small business-led projects in the country to receive the award.

As a result of the funding, Lumisyn will be able to expand and hire new employees.

“I’m pleased to announce this major federal award for Lumisyn to continue their groundbreaking development of next-generation products that are helping redouble our commitment to a more sustainable future," Slaughter said in a statement. "This funding will continue to reaffirm Rochester’s role as a leader in sustainable energy development which is strengthening our economy and safeguarding our environment."

The funding will go toward developing high-efficiency nanocrystals that help to cut costs of lighting while giving the lighting a higher quality and lower carbon footprint.

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