The National Science Foundation awarded

The National Science Foundation awarded an SBIR grant for the study and development of an animal deterrence system using our high brightness UV-LED technology. A protected airspace is created by the illumination of high brightness ultraviolet LED (light emitting diode) light which deters birds/bats and other animals through an involuntary response. The involuntary deterrence response reduces the risk of mortality and potential economic losses. An effective deterrence system has significant economic and social value. The cost of aircraft bird strikes in the US is estimated at $1B/yr. A bird/bat mortality mitigation technique, particularly for endangered or protected species, is a high priority for wind energy developers and operators.

4 Responses to “The National Science Foundation awarded”

  1. Ethan Case


    How did this turn out? I am putting together a wind factsheet for local governments and want to know more about the feasibility of deploying bat deterrents at wind farms.


    Ethan Case
    Policy Analyst
    NC Clean Energy Technology Center

    • Kathleen Rosentel

      Dear Ethan Case,

      Apologies for the slow update.

      We recently completed the second year of the study with positive results. We are in the midst of preparing a paper for submission to a peer reviewed journal. Now we are actively involved with numerous organizations in addressing aircraft bird strike issues and will be introducing commercial deterrent products for sale soon.

      Thank you for your interest,

      Lite Enterprises

  2. Hey,
    Has a paper been published? Does the technology show promising results.


    • Lite Enterprises


      Thank you for your interest. Yes, our research paper is now under review. We will let you know when the paper is published.
      The results showed a statistical significant difference between conditions when the device was ON versus OFF. We identify a novel technology that takes advantage of the neurophysiology of birds that is similar to the human experience with solar glare/glint.


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