Bridgelux, Inc. Appoints Bradley J. Bullington Chief Executive Officer

Bridgelux, Inc. Appoints Bradley J. Bullington Chief Executive Officer 
Bill Watkins to Become Chairman of the Board of Directors 
LIVERMORE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 --  Bridgelux, Inc., a
leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies and
solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed
Bradley J. Bullington, the Company's current Vice President, Strategy
and Corporate Development and General Manager, Technology Solutions,
as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. William Watkins
has moved up to Chairman of the Board of Directors, having served as
CEO of the company from January, 2010 until taking this new role.  
Mr. Bullington joined Bridgelux from Seagate in 2010, where he worked
with Mr. Watkins, and has been responsible for the Company's overall
business strategy and all corporate and market development
activities, including strategic partnerships and joint venture
development, technology licensing, capital formation and the legal
function. Mr. Bullington also ran Bridgelux's Technology Solutions
business.  
"Brad has driven Bridgelux's strategic direction and corporate
development initiatives since joining the Company when I came
aboard," said Mr. Watkins. "I look forward to working with him to
ensure a smooth transition, as well as going forward as Bridgelux
enters its next phase of growth." 
"Bill has restructured and recapitalized the Company, nurtured and
developed our leadership position in GaN on Silicon, and
significantly strengthened Bridgelux's position in the rapidly
growing global lighting market," said Alan Salzman, CEO and Managing
Partner of VantagePoint Capital Partners. "The Board is thrilled that
Bridgelux will continue to benefit from Bill's tremendous knowledge,
expertise, and guidance as the Company moves ahead. We also look
forward to working with Brad as he continues to build on Bridgelux's
leadership in the solid state lighting industry." 
Prior to joining Bridgelux, Mr. Bullington held executive strategy,
corporate and business development roles at Seagate Technology from
2006 to 2009. Mr. Bullington held similar positions at Maxtor
Corporation, where he was also a founding member of Maxtor's Branded
Products Group (BPG), an industry pioneer in the external storage
solutions market. Prior to entering the data storage industry, he was
a management consultant for A.T. Kearney, where he served a range of
clients focused on issues of strategy and operations in the software
and technology hardware, aerospace, retail and financial services
industries. He began his professional services career at Deloitte &
Touche. Mr. Bullington received his B.A. in Business Administration,
with a Certificate of International Studies in Business, from the
University of Washington. 
About Bridgelux
 Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of
technologies and solutions transforming the $40 billion global
lighting industry into a $100 billion market opportunity. Based in
Livermore, California, Bridgelux is a pioneer in solid state lighting
(SSL), expanding the market for light emitting diode (LED)
technologies by driving down the cost of LED lighting systems.
Bridgelux's patented light source technology replaces traditional
technologies (such as incandescent, halogen, fluorescent and high
intensity discharge lighting) with integrated, solid state lighting
solutions that enable lamp and luminaire manufacturers to provide
high performance and energy efficient white light for the rapidly
growing interior and exterior lighting markets, including street
lights, commercial lighting and consumer applications. Bridgelux is
the only vertically integrated LED manufacturer and developer of
solid state light sources that designs its solutions specifically for
the lighting industry. For more information about the company, please
visit www.bridgelux.com 
Bridgelux and the Bridgelux stylized logo design are registered
trademarks of Bridgelux, Inc. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. 
Contact:
Julie Still
Bridgelux, Inc.
Phone: 831.332.1025
E-mail: juliestill@bridgelux.com