USHIO America Announces Strategic Investment in Zylight - Award-Winning Intelligent LED Fixture Manufacturer
Cypress, CA, January 08, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Ushio America, Inc. expands its offering of award-winning LED lighting solutions with an investment in Zylight LLC, a privately-owned manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the cinema and broadcast production industries. This partnership brings together two industry innovators and solidifies the foundation for Ushio America’s solid state lighting strategy in the Stage / Studio / Television (SSTV) market.
Zylight, which was founded in 2003, is located in Los Angeles, California. They will continue to operate independently under the Zylight name and assemble their products in the USA.
According to Keith SanGiacomo, General Manager, Marketing and New Business Development for Ushio America, Inc., “The investment in Zylight brings the solid financial and technological backing of Ushio together with Zylight’s leading edge technology. The Zylight products speak for themselves in terms of innovation, advanced technology and value to our customers and we’re excited about the new offerings and future developments. This strategic partnership not only provides Ushio with an expanded offering in the entertainment fixture market, but also allows us access to Zylight’s innovative technology for applications in other market segments as well.”
Zylight has pioneered several solid state lighting instrument platforms and wireless integration technology. Their patented products have been used in extreme conditions from the deserts of Africa to the frigid summit of Mount Everest and many places in between.
Ushio America is one of the world’s largest specialty lighting companies and has a leadership position in several markets such as SSTV, Digital Cinema, Scientific and Medical, Video Projection, UV Curing and Semiconductor.
“The partnership with Ushio allows Zylight to deliver a new level of distribution and service to our customers,” said Joe Arnao, President, Zylight. “We’ve always been confident in the value and benefits of our innovative instruments. Now, the resources and stature of Ushio will allow us to offer more of our innovative technologies to our customers.”
About USHIO America, Inc.
USHIO America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of Specialty and General Illumination lighting solutions based in Cypress, California. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of USHIO Inc, in Tokyo, Japan, USHIO now carries over 3,500 General Lighting and Specialty products. These Lighting-Edge Technologies™ are provided to a variety of industries such as general illumination, audio-visual, photographic, stage, studio and television, semiconductor, printed circuit, video projection, cinema, UV curing, germicidal, horticulture, graphic arts, flashlight, scientific, medical, dental, ophthalmic, infra-red heating, and many others. For further information, visit www.USHIO.com.
Zylight LLC is the leading manufacturer of intelligent LED lighting instruments for the film and video production industry. Its easy-to-use lighting system is based on state-of-the-art technologies, producing fully calibrated bright white light, as well as any color, forever eliminating gels. Zylight was formed in 2003 to bring new levels of efficiency, flexibility, and creativity to the realm of film and video lighting. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and all products are manufactured in the USA. For further information, visit www.ZYLIGHT.com.