Business News | Jul 30, 2010

Lighting Science Group Establishes Presence in Europe

Lighting Science Group Corporation (Lighting Science) (OTC BB: LSGP), a global leader in LED (light-emitting diode) lighting solutions, today announced plans to establish operations in Europe. As part of this effort, Peter Earle and John Lyons, co-founders of Vivid Effect, will join Lighting Science as part of the Company’s European operations.

“Europe represents a significant part of the growth opportunity in innovative lighting solutions and we are very excited to have a local presence in Europe. From custom architectural lighting and state-of-the-art displays to breath-taking landscape and residential lighting, European customers widely appreciate and embrace the multiple applications and benefits of solid state lighting, including its reduced energy consumption, extended life, complete absence of hazardous chemicals and lower total cost of ownership,” said Govi Rao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lighting Science.

Mr. Rao added, “Pete and John are pioneers in the LED lighting space and have established themselves as extremely knowledgeable industry leaders with the architectural lighting and design communities in Europe. We welcome them to Lighting Science Group and look forward to their continued leadership and contribution as we grow our business presence in Europe.”

“Europe has been at the forefront of adopting LED technology. For the past 4 years, John and I have been partnering with leading architects and designers to enable rapid adoption of LED technology. Working with Lighting Science presents us with the greatest opportunity to help advance LED acceptance in Europe. We look forward to establishing Lighting Science as a leading solutions provider in Europe, which has proven to be highly receptive to the benefits and advantages of LED lighting and intelligent digital control technology. We believe there is a tremendous opportunity for us to provide high-quality lighting solutions that inspire the imagination of architects, building owners, lighting designers and luminaire manufacturers across Europe,” noted Peter Earle.  

Peter Earle will lead the Company’s European business development efforts and will report to Zach Gibler, Chief Business Development Officer of Lighting Science.  In this role, Peter will be responsible for the Company’s regional operations including business development and Key Account Management.  John Lyons will be responsible for Systems Solutions and will report to Mr. Earle.

About Lighting Science Group:
Lighting Science Group Corporation ( ) designs and sells highly energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting solutions based on its proprietary Optimized Digital Lighting® (ODL®) technology in consumer and professional applications. The Company's patented and patent-pending designs in power management, thermal management, manufacturing processes and other areas seek to reduce energy consumption while delivering immediate cost savings and environmental benefits to the end-user. The company designs and manufactures ready to use LED lamps and luminiares as well as provides customized lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects worldwide. Lighting Science has offices in New York City, Sacramento, Satellite Beach, FL, Dallas, Tokyo and the United Kingdom.