LED Industry News: Lumenpulse, Labsphere, Stellarnet, Illumitex, and more

Lumenpulse wins funding

Lumenpulse Inc., a manufacturer of architectural LED-based lighting products, has completed a $16 million Series A equity and debt round. The funding will be used to support the company’s growth and to extend its market and product development.

The investment came from a select group of private investors and includes participation from the company’s management and board of directors. In addition, the financing includes a new term loan and working capital line of credit from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB).

“This financing allows us to invest in international market expansion ahead of plan, to further enhance our product development capabilities and to ensure our manufacturing strategies and capacity are solidly in place to meet the accelerating demand for our products," said François-Xavier Souvay, the company’s president and CEO.

Labsphere collaborates with Chinese test center

Test and measurement specialist Labsphere, Inc. has signed a cooperation agreement with National Lighting Test Centre in Shanghai, China. The organization’s National Luminaries Quality Supervision Testing Centre is the first professional international laboratory for lighting equipment in China.

Labsphere has supplied the center with its Thermal/Optical/Electrical LED Measurement Systems (TOCS), to which the center will apply its patented technology to correlate voltage drop with junction temperature. Additionally, the companies have agreed to actively share information pertaining to developing lighting trends and to cooperate in the launch of academic communications and activities.

Stellarnet celebrates, adds distributor

Tampa, FL-based StellarNet, Inc. has celebrated a milestone of 20 years in the spectroscopy industry, and has also added Titan Electro-Optics as its distributor in China, with offices in Beijing, Shenzhen, and Shanghai.

“Over the past two decades StellarNet has strived to provide low-cost, yet research grade instrumentation,” says company President and Chief Scientist Will Pierce. “We look forward to the future with more exciting products being developed to meet the demands of today’s applications, and securing additional distribution.”

Illumitex cuts deal with GLG

Austin, Texas-based LED developer Illumitex, Inc. has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Gerard Lighting Group Limited (ASX:GLG), the largest lighting manufacturer and distributor in Australia and New Zealand.

In addition, GLG has invested $3 million in Illumitex for a small minority interest as part of the LED company’s latest round of private equity financing.

Under the strategic agreement, effective immediately, GLG will become the exclusive general lighting integrator and distributor of Illumitex’s LED products in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

South Korea was no.2 LED producer in 2010

South Korea was the second-largest producer of LEDs last year, according to an article in the China Post.

A statement by Korea’s Ministry of Knowledge Economy said that combined worldwide sales by Korean LED manufacturers more than doubled to 6.9 trillion won (US$6.35 billion) last year, compared with 3.1 trillion won (US$2.9 billion) in 2009, and more than tripled from 2.2 trillion won (US$2.05 billion) in 2007.

The government has supported the growth of LED lighting and is encouraging the replacement of incandescent lamps with LED lamps in the private sector by providing tax benefits. The ministry said that LED technology accounts for 14 percent of total lighting systems in municipalities and state-run corporations nationwide, and 8 percent at public institutions.

Distribution deals

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation has signed a global distribution agreement with Taiwan-based Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. Everlight manufactures through-hole and surface-mounted LEDs, optical sensors and infrared components, and state-of-the-art lighting fixtures and digital LED displays.

In related news, Mouser Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree, and will supply the company’s lines of lighting-class XLamp LEDs, high-brightness LEDs, LED modules, and power products.



Cree Inc

Leads the LED industry in performance, brightness and reliability with its XLamp LED family, enabling the lighting industry with efficient, environmentally-friendly LEDs that produce beau...

Zierick Manufacturing Corp

Offers innovative solutions for interconnect applications. Specializes in wire-to-board and board-to-board applications. Provides surface mount and thru-hole products while further reduci...

InnoLight sp zoo

EU located lighting manufacturer for LED GU10 5W 600lm CRI>80 reflector, great performance, and LED E27 5W 380lm classic traditional appearance.

CSA Group

A global solutions provider of product testing and certification services for electrical, mechanical, plumbing, gas, medical and a variety of other products.

Energy Efficient Lighting

Energy Efficient Lighting offers total solutions to both conventional and more advanced LED lighting fixtures and LED retrofit kits for commercial and industrial applications.


48 companies worldwide, passionate about light and innovation, experts in developing LED lighting solutions for safe and comfortable environments with significant energy and cost savings,...

Guardian Industries

Guardian Industries Corp. is a leader in float glass, fabricated glass and high performance coated glass products. Guardian lighting solutions deliver optimal performance, flexibility and...

ELMA Electronic Inc

Provides standard and customized LED solutions. Elma's LED family offers consistent, reliable, and durable illuminating and indicating solutions.

LEDSAmerica Inc

LedsAmerica is a full line LED line company and has manufacturing in Iowa where T8 LED-O tubes and street lights are made together with PL, PARs, High Bay lights. MAx

Lumentra Inc

Provides NVLAP accredited optical (photometry, colorimetry, Lumen maintenance), thermal (mapping and transient analysis), electrical characterization services, product development, supply...


The LED, DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies from 1W - 1600W. Cincon’s lighting controllers, interfaces and devices incorporating DALI protocol. LED drivers from 25W - 150W with international ...


LTF, LLC is a U.S based solid-state lighting product development and manufacturing company with facilities located in both USA and China.

Marian Inc

Marian is a global company who supplies die cut and converted parts to the LED market. Materials include thermal pads, reflective, venting, gaskets, insulators, diffusers and more.

Colorimetry Research

Specializes in the field of optics, manufacturing, electronics and software enables us engineer products with the right balance of hardware and software.

eldoLED America Inc

Designs and manufactures drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting.

Cirrus Logic Inc

Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers across a variety of energy-related applications, including the ...


Established in 2002 as an ecommerce store for all your LED product needs.


Designer and manufacturer of custom and industry standard LED, DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies from 1W to 1600W. Cincon also designs and manufacturers lighting controllers, interfaces...

Illumination Machines

Illumination Machines designs custom optics, heat sinks, and remote phosphor systems for LED luminaires and lamps.

eldoLED BV

eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED...







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