Super Vision International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPVA) announced today that it has acquired the LED technology prior art portfolio of inventor Jerry Laidman of Henderson, Nevada.

The Laidman technology includes Mr. Laidman’s design and production processes in 1978 related to his Saturn I - IV LED lighting systems capable of generating multiple variable colored lighting effects using pulse width modulation to control intensity. These systems were the first known to be designed, manufactured and sold commercially incorporating multiple LEDs to generate color changing light in lighting fixtures worldwide. Mr. Laidman has served as Founder and President of The Sound Chamber, one of the nightclub and discotech lighting designers and manufacturers in the 1970’s and 80’s. The Sound Chamber sold and rented the Saturn LED lighting fixtures to several nightclub venues including the Baby-O in Acapulco, Mexico and The City in Boston. The Saturn lighting system was also exhibited at the Billboard Disco show in 1980. Mr. Laidman is now associated with LED, Inc. of Henderson, Nevada.

Jerry Laidman stated, “I am pleased that these early developments are finally getting the recognition they deserve. My intention in working with Super Vision is to open my early work to many companies who now see the potential of LED lighting applications in many display and illumination markets. My hope is that Super Vision will utilize these designs, applications and trade secrets responsibly in making them available to all industry manufacturers on a fair and open basis.”

“Jerry Laidman is a true pioneer in our industry” commented Brett Kingstone, President of Super Vision. “His work in 1978 formed the foundation of the processes and applications employed in the LED lighting industry today. We are pleased that he has chosen to transfer this technology to Super Vision and we will honor Mr. Laidman’s desire to see that this technology is made available to the vast majority of the manufacturers in our industry that desire to see a free and open market which will encourage accelerated growth in LED lighting.”

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