TIR licenses Lexel technology to JJI Lighting

July 27, 2006
Ardee Lighting, a division of JJI Lighting Group, signs a development agreement for TIR's Lexel technology
Ardee Lighting has become the latest licensee for TIR Systems' Lexel™ RGB LED technology, which uses thermal and optical feedback to provide precise color temperature control and dimming.

Ardee Lighting of Shelby, North Carolina is a division of JJI Lighting Group of Greenwich, Connecticut, an innovation-driven manufacturer of display/accent, retail, landscape and interior lighting products. JJI Lighting was acquired in May 2006 by Genlyte Group Inc., which controls such lighting brands as Chloride Systems, Lightolier, Vari-Lite and Canlyte. TIR has a development agreement with Canlyte dating back to September 2004.

Floyd Rose, Marketing Manager of Ardee Lighting, said that “Lexel’s superior quality, performance, functionality and control are a perfect fit with Ardee Lighting’s portfolio of intelligent lighting products.”

Leonard Hordyk, President & CEO of TIR Systems Ltd. says, “We are very pleased to be entering into our first relationship with a division of the JJI Lighting Group. Ardee Lighting’s products and positioning in the lighting market make Ardee Lighting a logical fit for the Lexel.”

Hordyk added, “Our agreement with Ardee Lighting, following six others made with lighting companies in North America, Europe and Japan, shows Lexel’s growing acceptance in the global lighting marketplace.”