ERP Power Acquires Lumenetix

The combination prepares to offer an embedded system including driver, light engine and digital controls.

ERP Power LLC, Los Angeles, a provider of “small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry,” has acquired Lumenetix Inc., Scotts Valley, CA, maker of tunable color light engines and digital controls. ERP Power owner Angeles Equity Partners did not disclose terms of the transaction. 

The combination of patented tunable light from Lumenetix and precision power from ERP provides lighting designers with the industry’s first independent driver, light engine and digital controls embedded system, ERP said in a release. The company bought Lumenetix “to simplify original equipment manufacturer integration and accelerate LED lighting fixture time to market.”

The combined company’s offering will include controls integration with support for Acuity Fresco, Avi-On, DALI, DMX, Legrand WattStopper, Lutron EcoSystem, and Xicato to provision a lighting project with dozens to thousands of fixtures.

“Our integrated system enables lighting fixture designers to preserve their brand, facilitate luminaire design, and accelerate time to market for specification grade fixtures with best-in-class quality of light, power density, and digital controls flexibility,” said Michael Archer, Founder and CTO of ERP.

The Lumenetix araya5 Tunable Color feature set, powered by ERP programmable LED drivers, replicates full spectrum sunlight; provides access to a wide gamut of pastels and saturated colors; and delivers eflicker-free dimming to 0.1% for architectural, commercial, retail, hospitality and entertainment applications.

“Two technology leaders focused on enabling broad adoption of tunable light and power across multiple markets is compelling,” said Jim Kingman, Founder and former CEO of Lumenetix, and Executive Vice President of ERP. “I am looking forward to playing a key role in the combined business.”

In conjunction with the transaction, lighting industry execs Jed Dorsheimer of Canaccord Genuity and Doug Herst of Lumenetix, are joining the ERP Board of Directors.

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