Niles, Ill.-based Luminii, a manufacturer of leading specification-grade architectural LED lighting systems, has acquired Chicago-based iLight Technologies, an LED manufacturer specializing in patented LED application systems and highly durable and flexible commercial illumination products that are complementary to Luminii’s product lines.
The iLight acquisition marks the third that Luminii has undertaken within the last year; Luminii acquired California-based Optic Arts and Canada-based Senso in 2019. The transaction will reportedly help Luminii unlock new market opportunities and reinforce its domestic manufacturing and product capabilities.
Since its founding in 2000, iLight has been a pioneer in the engineering of innovative LED illumination solutions for corporate and architectural environments. Among its 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 with durability and flexible form factors. In addition, iLight brings proprietary advancements in energy efficiencies with minimal in-field maintenance.
“The new and immediate possibilities iLight brings to Luminii and our customers are both refreshing and exciting as we continue to chart our growth,” says Jeff Parker, CEO of Luminii. “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.”
iLight Technologies, under the leadership of 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 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 remarks. “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.”
“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,” adds Amy Bonder, Executive VP/Sales & 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, Tenn., helping to significantly enhance the company’s U.S. supply chain.
“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 continues. “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 confirms Luminii will continue to carry and produce iLight Technologies’ award-winning product brands with deepened investments in engineering and manufacturing support.