Acuity Brands Inc . announced it has acquired eldoLAB Holding B.V. , (eldoLED), a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance, intelligent drivers for LED-based lighting systems. Founded in 2003, eldoLED is a privately owned company headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
eldoLED intelligent drive solutions are accelerating the LED transformation by delivering the promise of smarter, sleeker and more efficient lighting solutions. eldoLED offers a wide range of readily available LED drivers using state-of-the-art drive, networking and control architectures, providing full-range dimming for white LED and dynamic color solutions for RGB effect lighting. eldoLED also develops customized and design-in solutions for its worldwide customer base of leading OEM lighting manufacturers, including Acuity Brands. Proprietary digital technologies provide eldoLED drivers with advanced capabilities such as flicker-free dimming to off, optimum power efficiency, configurability and robust thermal management in a small footprint.
“eldoLED has developed and continues to develop breakthrough solutions in the field of solid-state lighting through its comprehensive offering of driver, controls and networking solutions,” says Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands. “As we have discovered first-hand, its best-in-class drivers provide exceptional, smooth dimming and consistent color and brightness. In addition, the ability of eldoLED driver technology to integrate with all types of solid-state lighting applications and communicate with lighting controls systems aligns well with Acuity Brands’ mission of providing superior integrated lighting solutions.”
The core of the eldoLED product architecture is firmware that allows a single driver to flexibly deliver a wide range of current and voltage outputs to optimize LED fixture operation, as well as enabling simple communication with a variety of sensors. And when integration with an external control system is needed, the eldoLED driver architecture interfaces seamlessly across industry-standard protocols, such as the global standards 0-10V and DALI or the theatrical lighting standard DMX with RDM.
“Our focus is to create cutting-edge technology solutions that enable our customers to bring next-generation, high-power LED products to market,” says Albert Berghuis, Director and General Manager, eldoLED. “We’ve had the pleasure of partnering with Acuity Brands on several LED fixtures across its Gotham®, Mark Architectural Lighting™ and Winona® Lighting brands. And now we look forward to joining the Acuity Brands family and utilizing its significant resources to further accelerate the delivery of superior driver solutions for all of our OEM customers, including Acuity Brands, in order to maximize the potential of solid-state lighting.”
eldoLED will continue to focus on providing superior intelligent drive solutions to service its growing list of global OEM customers.
The acquisition is not expected to materially impact Acuity Brands’ fiscal 2013 consolidated financial performance.