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CSA Group acquires Orb Optronix to serve LED and lighting manufacturers

November 17, 2012 | By Anthony Capkun

November 16, 2012 – CSA Group has acquired Orb Optronix, a privately held LED test and measurement, products and engineering services company located in Kirkland, Wash., near Seattle.

“Combining Orb’s deep technical understanding of LED technology, industry-leading software and cutting-edge LED, lamp and luminaire metrology capabilities with CSA Group’s SSL safety and performance testing capacity will help ensure our customers receive the best and most accurate LED and SSL product testing,” said David Bajorins, co-founder of Orb Optronix.

CSA Group has an established presence in the United States with a 30,000-sf testing facility in Atlanta, Ga., providing testing and certification of LED and lighting products to more than 75 different standards, as well as required third-party Energy Star, LED Lighting Facts and Designlights Consortium testing. The organization also provides energy efficiency verification (EEV) services in Toronto and Cleveland, Ohio. To service lighting manufacturing clients based in China, CSA Group’s Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Shanghai labs provide LED lighting testing and certification services as well as EEV services.

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