By Michelle Price
Special to the UCBJ
Luminii doubles down on rapid growth with strategic acquisition, adding iLight Technologies’ pioneering illumination solutions to a growing LED portfolio
NILES, Ill. — Luminii, a manufacturer of industry-leading specification-grade architectural LED lighting systems, has acquired iLight Technologies, an LED manufacturer specializing in patented LED application systems and exceptionally durable and flexible commercial illumination products complementary to existing Luminii product lines. Luminii has announced plans to expand its Cookeville manufacturing facility.
Founded in 2000, iLight has been a pioneer in the engineering of innovative LED illumination solutions that transform corporate and architectural environments with show stopping installations. Among iLight’s product lines are patented application systems that give iLight the ability to create highly distinctive lighting products that feature high lumen output, a smooth, even glow and linear lighting systems that underscore impressive durability and flexible formfactors. In addition, iLight brings proprietary advancements in energy efficiencies with minimal in-field maintenance across the portfolio.
“The new and immediate possibilities iLight brings to Luminii and our customers are both refreshing and exciting as we continue to chart our growth,” said Jeff Parker, CEO of Luminii and lighting industry visionary. “iLight Technologies expands our product offering and standards for creating high-quality products, giving customers a broader range of options to design Luminii products into their projects. iLight also provides us with added strength and potential in outdoor product offerings that are unique to the market.”
“We’re excited to hear that Luminii is acquiring iLight Technologies and will be expanding their manufacturing here in Putnam County,” said Putnam County Mayor Randy Porter. “We welcome the new ownership and send the company best wishes for a successful future.”
iLight Technologies, under the leadership of its CEO Sean Callahan, also adds new color to Luminii’s client roster with a customer portfolio including notables such as Blue Moon Brewery, W Hotel, Kate Spade, Navy Pier, JW Marriott and a host of eclectic projects in renowned indoor and outdoor applications.
“At iLight, we cannot imagine a better partner to accelerate the growth and innovation our team has generated for our company and customers,” Callahan said. “When considering the transaction, we quickly gained confidence in Luminii as a force for bringing iLight products and technologies to life in new ways and multiplying our strong momentum. With iLight now in good hands, I am now eager to spend even more time developing and growing a new technology we began at iLight, our SpellBrite Click-Together LED Letter business.”
As Luminii’s third strategic acquisition within the last year, the transaction with Chicago-based iLight Technologies underscores Luminii’s determination to unlock new market opportunities and reinforce its domestic manufacturing and product capabilities as part of a bold expansion strategy. Luminii acquired two other LED lighting manufacturers, California-based Optic Arts and Canada-based Senso, in 2019.
“In pursuing this acquisition, Luminii followed a rigorous process for identifying particularly strong partners with high-quality products that align to our engineering design ethics, manufacturing, and operational objectives,” said Amy Bonder, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Luminii. “Along with complementary products, we create new centers of excellence at all levels of the business as iLight brings its unique expertise to the company.”
Luminii will also utilize and expand iLight Technologies’ manufacturing facilities in Cookeville, helping to significantly enhance the company’s U.S. supply chain.
“We welcome Luminii to Cookeville and look forward to finding out more about their plans to expand their manufacturing here,” said Cookeville Mayor Ricky Shelton.
“At Luminii, we will continue to push the boundaries of lighting technology and innovation by supporting the advancement of all aspects of the business, through future strategic acquisitions, organic growth and inventive new product development,” Parker said. “Joining forces with iLight now gives both companies tremendous opportunities for expanding market share and bringing highly unique products to the lighting industry, all to the benefit of our growing roster of enthusiastic and loyal customers.”
Parker said Luminii will continue to carry and produce iLight Technologies’ award-winning product brands with deepened investments in engineering and manufacturing support.
Luminii is an industry-leading, specification-grade LED lighting manufacturer on a mission to enhance architecture delivering high-performance products in a simply brilliant way. Luminii brings unique visions to life through highly modifiable solutions driven by innovation and delivered with simple processes from specification through installation. Whether you are an architect, designer, or contractor, we are committed to delivering premium lighting products and an experience that is efficient, positive, and memorable. Follow Luminii on Instagram, LinkedIn, YOUTUBE, and Pinterest for more information on products, applications and industry events.
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