Lighting Science Group establishes presence in Europe

Jan. 2, 2008
The co-founders of Vivid Effect have joined Lighting Science as the company positions itself in the European market.
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Lighting Science Group Corporation, a global leader in LED lighting solutions, has announced plans to establish operations in Europe.

As part of this effort, Peter Earle and John Lyons, co-founders of Vivid Effect, will join Lighting Science as part of the Company's European operations.

"Europe represents a significant part of the growth opportunity in innovative lighting solutions and we are very excited to have a local presence in Europe," said Govi Rao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science.

"From custom architectural lighting and state-of-the-art displays to breath-taking landscape and residential lighting, European customers widely appreciate and embrace the multiple applications and benefits of solid state lighting, including its reduced energy consumption, extended life, complete absence of hazardous chemicals and lower total cost of ownership."

Mr. Rao added, "Pete and John are pioneers in the LED lighting space and have established themselves as extremely knowledgeable industry leaders with the architectural lighting and design communities in Europe. We welcome them to Lighting Science Group and look forward to their continued leadership and contribution as we grow our business presence in Europe."

"Europe has been at the forefront of adopting LED technology. For the past 4 years, John and I have been partnering with leading architects and designers to enable rapid adoption of LED technology," noted Peter Earle. "Working with Lighting Science presents us with the greatest opportunity to help advance LED acceptance in Europe.

"We look forward to establishing Lighting Science as a leading solutions provider in Europe, which has proven to be highly receptive to the benefits and advantages of LED lighting and intelligent digital control technology. We believe there is a tremendous opportunity for us to provide high-quality lighting solutions that inspire the imagination of architects, building owners, lighting designers and luminaire manufacturers across Europe."

Peter Earle will lead the Company's European business development efforts and will report to Zach Gibler, Chief Business Development Officer of Lighting Science. In this role, Peter will be responsible for the Company's regional operations including business development and Key Account Management. John Lyons will be responsible for Systems Solutions and will report to Mr. Earle.