Lighting Science Announces Transformative Joint Venture with Chinese Lighting Company MLS

This move enables MLS to further strengthen its multi-channel strategy as Lighting Science private labels products at Home Depot and other retailers and broaden their product offering to offset the LEDVANCE and Forest Lighting portfolios. The joint venture will operate

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German Government Puts Chinese Consortium Acquisition of Osram’s LEDVANCE on Hold

German magazine WirtschaftsWoche recently reported that IDG and lighting partner Forest Lighting (also known as MLS) proposed acquisition of Osram for US $439.58 million has been delayed over financial issues. According to the magazine this could delay the business transaction

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Forest Lighting Parent Company Has Signed an Agreement to Acquire Sylvania Brand Name as Part of Ledvance Acquisition

MLS, parent company of Atlanta-based Forest Lighting USA, has announced it is part of a consortium that plans to acquire Osram’s Ledvance lighting business, which includes the Sylvania brand name for the general lighting market. MLS intends to maintain a

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MLS / Forest Lighting & LEDVANCE Customer Interaction after Signing

As announced last week, the Chinese consortium consisting of the Chinese lighting company MLS, the strategic investor IDG, and the financial investor Yiwu signed to acquire LEDVANCE. We expect the official Closing of this deal by latest beginning of next

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China’s MLS Said to Be Lead Bidder for Osram Lighting Business

Osram may choose a winner for the asset as soon as this month. The Chinese firm (Forest Lighting in USA) may pay less than 500 million euros ($558 million) for the investment. Osram is selling the general lamps business, which

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MLS Strategies in LED Package and Outlook for U.S. Market

Compared to other manufacturers in the industry, MLS is optimistic about LED market developments and market potential with plans of scaling up LED package production this year from 50 billion PCS to 70 billion PCS. Aside from its lighting business,

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Forest Lighting Troffers – EW’s Top 10 LED Product for June

Forest Lighting’s 2×2 and 2×4 LED lighting troffers now offer dimming and motion-sensing capability, making them compatible with modern lighting control systems in offices, schools and retail settings. Forest Lighting LED Troffers deliver more than 100 lumens per watt. Color

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Forest Lighting UniV8™ LED T8 Lamp

This universal lamp can be installed in fixtures with or without a ballast, making it ideal for retrofit applications where fluorescent systems are being upgraded to save energy and maintenance costs. Customers can elect to utilize the existing ballast with

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Which Chinese LED Candidate Will Emerge as the Winning Bidder of Osram’s Lighting Business?

Five Chinese LED manufacturers have been competing head-to-head in the bid for Osram’s lighting business, after the German company announced it would be spinning-off its less profitable general lighting business in April 2015. The five listed Chinese companies in the

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MLS Aims to Do More than Expand Distribution Channels by Acquiring Osram’s Lighting Business

MLS or also known as Forest Lighting announced its interest in acquiring Osram’s LED lighting business in early November this year. If MLS successfully acquires Osram it will be able to acquire the German company’s distribution channels in North America

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Forest LightingT8 LED Lamp

The Forest Lighting T8 LED Lamp is designed to perform efficiently in places where old-fashioned fluorescent lamps had been used and may now be installed in sanitary locations including food products manufacturing facilities, food preparation kitchens, and food serving areas.

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MLS Buys 11 Percent Stake in Kaistar Lighting

Forest Lighting announced that its parent company, MLS, will purchase 10.91% of the outstanding shares of stock in Xiamen, China-based Kaistar Lighting. Kaistar Lighting is a joint venture established in 2011 by Epistar, Evertop, and Country Lighting. MLS is the

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Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Picks for June 2015

Check out Electrical Wholesaling’s Top 10 LED Product Picks for June 2015. This month we are featuring LED products from Acuity Brands, Eaton Cooper Lighting, Cree, EYE Lighting, Forest Lighting, GE, Hubbell Lighting, Lutron, Nora Lighting and Osram Sylvania.   Read more

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