Super Vision acquires Laidman LED technology

Oct. 27, 2004
Super Vision International, Inc., a manufacturer of fiber-optic and LED lighting, has acquired the LED technology prior art portfolio of inventor Jerry Laidman of Henderson, Nevada.
The technology includes Laidman's pioneering design and production processes in 1978 related to his Saturn I-IV LED lighting systems capable of generating multiple variable colored lighting effects using pulse width modulation (PWM) to control intensity.
Laidman's 1978 systemThese systems were the first known to be designed, manufactured and sold commercially incorporating multiple LEDs to generate color changing light in lighting fixtures worldwide.

Mr. Laidman has served as Founder and President of The Sound Chamber, one of the premier nightclub and discotech lighting designers and manufacturers in the 1970's and 80's. The Sound Chamber sold and rented the Saturn LED lighting fixtures to several nightclub venues including the Baby-O nightclub in Acapulco, Mexico and The City nightclub in Boston. The Saturn lighting system was also exhibited at the Billboard Disco show in 1980. Laidman is now associated with LED, Inc. of Henderson, Nevada.

System close-up"My intention in working with Super Vision is to open my early work to many companies who now see the potential of LED lighting applications in many display and illumination markets," said Jerry Laidman. "My hope is that Super Vision will utilize these designs, applications and trade secrets responsibly in making them available to all industry manufacturers on a fair and open basis."

"Jerry Laidman is a true pioneer in our industry" commented Brett Kingstone, president of Super Vision. "His work in 1978 formed the foundation of the processes and applications employed in the LED lighting industry today. We are pleased that he has chosen to transfer this technology to Super Vision and we will honor his desire to see that this technology is made available to the vast majority of the manufacturers in our industry that desire to see a free and open market, which will encourage accelerated growth in LED lighting."