Elumin8 partners with Chinese lighting giant to develop green lighting technologies

March 10, 2010
Date Announced: 10 Mar 2010 Elumin8 Ltd has today announced that a strategic partnership with Chinese lighting company Tianjin Gongda Hiyu Solid State Lighting Co. Ltd. (Hiyu). The agreement is to develop advanced LED street lighting applications and distribute across Europe, Middle East & Asia. HiYu is an associate of the Climate Control Committee – part of the Climate GroupBritish owned and run lighting business Elumin8 manufactures energy efficient lighting products using LED, Electroluminescence and Solar technologies predominantly for road sign and automotive products. For the past 6 months the company has been working closely with a Chinese counterpart HiYu to share technological advancements. HiYu is one of the region’s leading LED development companies with a focus on street light applications. The partnership means that both companies will join forces in the evolution of energy efficient lighting products as well as the distribution in various territories across the globe. Barry Hatcher Elumin8 CEO commented “We are extremely excited and proud to be teaming up with HiYu who we believe have incredible knowledge of the technology. Coupled with our own developments and our network in 23 countries we will be able to work on some fantastic products and take them to market in a very short space of time.”HiYu was established in 2006 and has some of the most advanced research facilities. Already their products are on test in New York State as well as an installation in Tianjin of 2200 lighting units. HiYu is a partner of the Climate Group, an organisation that is strongly supported by Ex British Prime Minister Tony Blair. In October 2009 HiYu was listed as one of the most important technology programs in China“What makes this alliance really interesting is the fact that we have a British owned business working closely with a Chinese company to help with the problem of climate change. Generally people associate China with being the cause not the solution. But that is quite in accurate as we see with HiYu, if anything they are becoming the world leaders in developing these greener lighting technologies. What we want to do now is make sure everyone benefits from these technologies” said Barry HatcherElumin8 will be showcasing their new LED products in March at Intertraffic in Amsterdam. On display will be both street lighting products and road safety products. All have a solar power option which will also mean they are carbon neutral. Already the announcement has created a lot of interest from the UK and across Europe. “It seems countries are grasping for these products and we have our diaries pretty full for the show in Amsterdam” commented Barry HatcherElumin8 (Hong Kong) Ltd is a subsidiary of the privately owned Luminous Media Group of Companies. The group is a specialist lighting manufacturer with a focus on the key technologies of Electroluminescence, LED and solar power. Elumin8 Ltd specialises in the development and production of road safety products and illumination for the automotive and aeronautical industries.The group headquarters is based in Hong Kong with a manufacturing facility in Southern China which is a wholly owned foreign enterprise with a specialist management team from Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia. The group has satellite offices in the UK, USA, Spain, France, Malaysia and New Zealand. The group is also represented in 23 countries and supplies many blue chip companies which include Coca Cola, Jaguar Land Rover Group, Diageo, Thales Defence to name a few.

Simon Parkes, Elumin8 Ltd (UK) Press Office Tel: +44 (0) 20 7100 4186

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