Crystal IS joins LightingEurope

Feb. 15, 2021

Brussels – Crystal IS, a leading manufacturer of Aluminum Nitride semiconductor material and UV-C LEDs, joins the European industry association LightingEurope.

Crystal IS offers UV-C LEDs and systems for disinfection, and UV-C LEDs for absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy.

“It’s an exciting time to join LightingEurope,” notes Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. “The Covid-19 pandemic highlights the need for innovative disinfection products to combat the spread of harmful viruses, whether airborne or on everyday high contact surfaces. It’s also evident that we need guidelines to ensure that these products provide real disinfection and end user benefits. LightingEurope’s mandate to educate institutions and policy makers on the benefits, safety, and opportunities brought by innovations in the European lighting market fits our mission to create UVC solutions for healthy living around the world. We look forward to working with LightingEurope and the general lighting industry to advance the use of safe UVC disinfection for infection prevention.”

“LightingEurope is proud to be joined by a technology pioneer such as Crystal IS,” states Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General of LightingEurope. “Interest in UV-C disinfection technologies has boomed over the past months and LightingEurope offers a unique collaboration platform for manufacturers to ensure safe quality UV-C products are being made available. As a LED UV-C specialist, Crystal IS will substantively contribute to our mission on behalf of Europe’s lighting industry to accelerate the uptake of good lighting and UV-C disinfection technologies in the new framework of the EU Green Deal and the Renovation Wave Initiative.”

About LightingEurope

LightingEurope is the voice of the lighting industry, based in Brussels and representing 30 companies and national associations. Together these members account for over 1,000 European companies, a majority of which are small or medium-sized. They represent a total European workforce of over 100,000 people and an annual turnover exceeding 20 billion euro. LightingEurope is committed to promoting efficient lighting that benefits human comfort, safety and well-being, and the environment. LightingEurope advocates a positive business and regulatory environment to foster fair competition and growth for the European lighting industry. More information is available at


Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General - LightingEurope


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