updated 2/1/2011 4:46:38 PM ET 2011-02-01T21:46:38

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Feb. 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CYLU), the world leader in the chemical lighting industry, introduces new foil wrapped SnapLight® 8" Flare Alternatives, the Next Generation Flare.

Driven by innovation and continuous improvements, Cyalume has developed new foil packaging for 8" Flare Alternative LightSticks. The new packaging incorporates a layout design that is appealing, user-friendly and makes it easier for customers to identify with the brand and its attributes. Individually foil wrapped for light and moisture protection, the 8" Flare Alternative is ideal for roadside emergency, survival, and safety kits as well as retail outlets.

Developed as a safe, environmentally friendly alternative to traditional flares that are currently used by law enforcement, safety workers, and consumers, the 8" Flare Alternative UltraHigh-Intensity lightstick is the new dependable instant light solution. Designed to be practical with an easy to use, maintain, and operate approach, the 8" Flare Alternative has proved useful for safety workers as the Next Generation Flare™. The 8" Flare Alternative with reflective strip enhances visibility up to one mile. The attached wire stand allows easy setup and activation.

Unlike traditional flares, the 8" Flare Alternative will not produce heat or flames. It provides 30 minutes of reliable high-intensity light visible up to one mile. Activation is easy with no batteries required. The 8" Flare Alternative meets DOT non-hazardous standards, eliminating hazardous shipping fees.

SnapLight® 8" Flare Alternatives are for use at accident scenes, vehicle breakdowns, as hazard markers, and to alert drivers of obstacles in the road. This ultra high-intensity lightstick can be used in wet or dry weather and provides the most visible light in low-light or dark situations. The new, patented formulation provides superior performance in cold and warm climates.

To learn more about the new foil wrapped 8"Flare Alternative, and how it will enhance your current operations, please visit www.flarealternative.com or email info@cyalume.com.

About Cyalume

Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. is the world leader in the chemiluminescent industry providing dependable light for uses by militaries in the U.S. and NATO countries, as well as policemen, firemen, and others throughout the safety industry. Cyalume's chemical lights are depended upon for both military training and battle operations as well as emergencies such as blackouts, industrial accidents, acts of terrorism and natural disasters. A full complement of Military specification ChemLight® brand and Industrial grade SnapLight® brand emergency lighting solutions are manufactured at their world headquarters in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Their French subsidiary, Cyalume Technologies SAS, manufactures and distributes chemiluminescent products throughout Europe.

The Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8101

CONTACT: Derek Dunaway
         President and Chief Executive Officer
         Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc.
         413-858-2500
         ddunaway@cyalume.com

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