Plessey to build and sell PhytoLux LED lights

Plymouth-based Plessey Semiconductors has taken on the manufacture and selling of PhytoLux horticultural LED lighting products.

Steve Edwards - Image:HW
Steve Edwards - Image:HW

PhytoLux founder and managing director Steve Edwards will now head Plessey's LED lighting solutions division.

He said: "Plessey, one of the UK's most prestigious engineering brands, is at the forefront of the global LED Lighting revolution. We are very excited to have reached this agreement with them and are looking forward to delivering our unique solution to the global horticultural market over the coming months and years."

Plessey chief executive Michael LeGoff said: "Steve and the team at PhytoLux have built an impressive record of innovation and proof of concept with the researchers and industrial growers in the UK. The horticultural market is a key growth area for solid-state lighting and is without a significant dominant player. We believe we have an opportunity to be that dominant player with the PhytoLux end product."

The company already manufactures a patented range of gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs for a range of applications.


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