Legrand Acquires Solarfective Products Ltd.
Legrand, North America has acquired Solarfective Products Ltd., a leader in standard and custom shading systems for commercial applications. Solarfective will become part of Legrand, North America’s Building Control Systems business.
With daylighting now part of the evolving energy codes requiring coordination of passive sources with artificial lighting, the integration of Solarfective’s shading systems with Legrand’s active lighting control will enable Legrand to coordinate these various lighting systems, providing architects, designers, specifiers, and facility managers with a broad, strategic range of energy-efficient, commercial lighting solutions.
Shades are a key subsystem of high-performance buildings as they help to manage both the thermal load and passive light. Through the addition of Solarfective’s products and expertise, Legrand customers will have access to energy-efficient, easy-to-use, and cost-effective advanced shading and lighting control solutions that meet the demanding requirements of codes and high-performance buildings. The custom engineered solutions reportedly offer customers significant savings on cost and reduced installation time.
“We are thrilled to be joining Legrand,” says Anise Odeh, Owner and President of Solarfective. “I am confident this partnership will continue Solarfective’s growth into new markets and provide further technological advancements in commercial shading and lighting systems integration.”
The combination of Solarfective’s commercial offerings – along with Legrand’s most recent acquisition of Qmotion Advanced Shading Systems for residential markets – will further position Legrand as a single source provider, offering customers access to a comprehensive portfolio of shading solutions for virtually any application.
“High-performance buildings and energy codes are continually evolving. This acquisition is about providing our customers better, more integrated solutions for passive and active lighting control to meet the evolving demands of today’s buildings,” says John Selldorff, President and CEO of Legrand, North America. “The solutions Solarfective and Qmotion have brought to Legrand will enable us to be a more strategic partner for all of our commercial and residential customers.”