Zylight Receives Investment from Ushio America

Zylight receives investment from large lighting company.
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LOS ANGELES – Zylight LLC., a privately-owned manufacturer of intelligent instruments for the cinema and broadcast production industries was selected by specialty and general market lighting leader Ushio America, Inc. to receive a strategic investment that brings additional funding and infrastructure support to Zylight.

“This partnership allows Zylight to accelerate our speed in bringing innovations to our customers,” said Joe Arnao, president of Zylight. “We’re thrilled at the confidence Ushio has shown in us, selecting our technology above all others to drive their entry into the broadcast lighting market. We’ve always been confident in the value and benefits of our innovative instruments. With the resources and stature of Ushio behind us, we’re excited about the future and in our expanded level of service we’ll offer customers.”

Founded in 2003, Zylight is known for its many technological firsts, including: wireless and remote lighting control; High-Density light-emitting diode (HD-led) for the brightest, most natural lighting available in a compact LED; Color Mode for the production of millions of colors without gels or filters; and its collapsible F8 LED Fresnel with quantum dot technology. Zylight is based in Los Angeles. The company will continue to operate independently under the Zylight name and assemble products in the USA.

Zylight pioneered several solid state lighting instrument platforms and wireless integration technology. The company’s 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.

Started in 1967, 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. Ushio America has over 4,000 products in its portfolio, from unique specialty light sources to general illumination lamps for architectural and task lighting.

“The investment in Zylight brings the solid financial and technological backing of Ushio together with Zylight’s leading edge technology,” said Keith SanGiacomo, general manager for marketing and new business development for Ushio America, Inc. “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.”

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