(US) – The move marks an entry into the LED lamp replacement category for LA-based Ecosense.
Ecosense has this week announced that it has acquired assets from Soraa.
Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the company’s signature Vivid, Brilliant HL and Healthy product lines. The move is the first foray into the professional lamp category for Ecosense.
“This acquisition accelerates our strategy into the next wave of lighting,” explained Mark Reynoso, CEO of Ecosense. “Soraa has an unparalleled reputation for beam and spectral quality. Their intellectual property and technology portfolio – including Zeroblue, full spectrum and healthy lighting – highly complements our own intellectual property and related technologies. We will prioritise enhancing and accelerating their antibacterial technology to market.”
Soraa was co-founded by Shuji Nakamura, a 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics for his invention of the blue LED. Speaking of the acquisition, Nakamura said: “Soraa is a pioneer in full spectrum and circadian lighting. Combining with Ecosense, we significantly expand our leadership and intellectual property rights in these and related fields. We are excited about our next phase of growth together.”
Following the acquisition, Soraa will continue to operate as its own distinct brand.