By Alyssa Dalton
March 15, 2013 – Acuity Brands has announced it has acquired eldoLAB Holding B.V., (eldoLED), a player in the design and manufacturing world of intelligent drivers for LED-based lighting systems. Founded in 2003, eldoLED is a privately-owned company headquartered in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
EldoLED offers a range of LED drivers boasting state-of-the-art drive, networking and control architectures, full-range dimming for LED and colour solutions for RGB effect lighting. It also develops customized and design-in solutions for its customer base of lighting manufacturers, including Acuity Brands.
“EldoLED has developed and continues to develop breakthrough solutions in the field of solid-state lighting through its comprehensive offering of driver, controls and networking solutions,” said Vernon J. Nagel, chair, president and CEO of Acuity Brands. “In addition, the ability of eldoLED driver technology to integrate with all types of solid-state lighting applications and communicate with lighting controls systems aligns well with Acuity Brands’ mission of providing superior integrated lighting solutions.”
According to Acuity Brands, the core of the eldoLED product architecture is firmware that allows a single driver to flexibly deliver a wide range of current and voltage outputs to optimize LED fixture operation, as well as enabling simple communication with a variety of sensors.
“Our focus is to create cutting-edge technology solutions that enable our customers to bring next-generation, high-power LED products to market,” said Albert Berghuis, director and Ggneral manager of eldoLED. “…We look forward to joining the Acuity Brands family and utilizing its significant resources to further accelerate the delivery of superior driver solutions for all of our OEM customers, including Acuity Brands, in order to maximize the potential of solid-state lighting.”
EldoLED said it will continue to focus on providing intelligent drive solutions to service its growing list of global OEM customers.