Lucifer Lighting signs with TIR to use Lexel technology

June 12, 2006
Lucifer is the latest company to sign up to use TIR's Lexel technology.
Lucifer Lighting Company is the latest in a series of companies to sign a strategic development agreement with TIR Systems to adopt TIR's Lexel™ solid-state lighting technology. TIR's other partners are Zumtobel, Spectral, Lighting Services Inc (see related news) and Lightolier/Genlyte.

Lucifer, based in San Antonio, Texas, is a manufacturer and distributor of low-voltage lighting products, with a focus on engineering light fixtures that are "tunable" – allowing control of beam shape, color temperature and intensity. The company has received numerous awards for outstanding product design, particularly for corporate, retail, restaurant and high-end residential lighting applications.

Gilbert Mathews, CEO of Lucifer states, “Our company has considerable experience developing products based on LEDs, which is why we understand the difficulties in developing an integrated system that will deliver value for warm-white illumination, and interface with standard control packages. The Lexel provides the ability to independently tune the color temperature and output of the light that our products are known for.

Mathews continued, "We view LED technology as evolving, and foresee a day when TIR technology will give us the means to project light in small fixture packages. This strategic development agreement represents a great fit for both our companies."

“We are thrilled to have Lucifer Lighting on board to develop products based on Lexel," said Leonard Hordyk, President & CEO of TIR Systems Ltd. “Lucifer is exactly the type of company TIR has been targeting to take advantage of our technology because of their reputation for quality and focus on the key strategic markets that are adopting Lexel today."

Hordyk sees the addition of Lucifer to TIR's list of partners as further evidence of the momentum that is building toward forming a consortium that will have the strength to establish the Lexel as a standard for solid-state lighting.