Press Releases
March 29, 2017
Atlanta, GA. March 29, 2017. MLS of Zhongshan, China, along with co-investors IDG Capital and Yiwu, completed the acquisition of Ledvance from Munich-based Osram Licht AG on March 1, 2017. The purchase price was approximately $440 million, and includes rights to the Sylvania brand in North America. MLS is the parent company of Forest Lighting.
March 16, 2017
Atlanta, GA. March 14, 2017. Forest Lighting, a leader in LED lamps and luminaires, has announced it has signed an agreement to sell EnOcean lighting controls when customer applications require dimming, daylight harvesting, and similar control opportunities.
January 06, 2017
Atlanta, GA. January 6, 2017. The Edison Report has named Forest Lighting’s UniV8™ as one of the most important new products of 2016. The announcement is posted on the home page at edisonreport.net. According to the website,
October 04, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. October 4, 2016. The Forest Lighting UniV8 LED Lamp has been recognized by the Illumination Engineering Society (IES) in the 2016 Progress Report. The prestigious award singles out important new products that have the potential
September 12, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. September 12, 2016. Forest Lighting has introduced a new family of LED Flat Panel lighting fixtures, designed for modern office, school and retail spaces. Lighting designers, architects, and interior decorators will appreciate the low-profile design and smooth even lighting provided for the task below.
July 29, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. July 29, 2016. MLS, parent company of Atlanta-based Forest Lighting USA, has announced it is part of a consortium that plans to acquire Osram’s Ledvance lighting business.
May 12, 2016
Forest Lighting, a global leader in LED lighting products, has announced new features for its family of LED lighting troffers. Both the 2-by-2 feet and 2-by-4 foot’ models now offer dimming and motion-sensing capability, making them compatible with modern lighting control systems in offices, schools, and retail settings.
April 18, 2016
MLS, Forest Lighting’s parent company, strengthens its position in the LED Filament Bulb Sector
April 26, 2016
San Diego, CA. April 26, 2016. Lightfair. Forest Lighting, a global leader in LED lighting products, has introduced a new line of 3W and 4.5W LED filament light bulbs.
March 10, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. March 10, 2016. Forest Lighting announced today it has achieved 100% compliance within IDEA’s Data Certification Program.
February 11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. February 11, 2016. Forest Lighting announced it has joined ELECTRI International, the not-for-profit Foundation established by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA).
February 11, 2016
Atlanta, Georgia. February 11, 2016. Forest Lighting has announced the availability of new T8 LED Linear Lamps, named UniV8™, designed to operate with or without a ballast.
December 16, 2015
Atlanta, Georgia. December 16, 2015. Forest Lighting has announced the availability of new T8 LED Linear Lamps, named UniV8TM, designed for both Direct-Wire and Ballast-Compatible applications.
December 10, 2015
In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, MLS General Manager Lawrence Lin discussed in-depth the company’s ongoing talks with German LED company Osram to acquire its lighting business at Taipei Building Show organized by Dollar International Industry earlier today.
November 12, 2015
Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS of China, says the MLS Board of Directors has approved the company’s intent to bid to acquire the lamps and lighting assets of Osram Licht AG, of Munich, Germany.
October 12, 2015
Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS, announced MLS will purchase 10.91% of the outstanding shares of stock in Xiamen, China-based Kaistar Lighting. Kaistar Lighting is a joint venture established in 2011 by Epistar, Evertop, and Country Lighting.
October 12, 2015
Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS, announced it has received certification from The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF International) covering its T8 LED tube lamps.
October 12, 2015
Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS, has announced the appointment of Keith Hinze as its Director of Sales for its south central region which includes Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, and Louisiana.
September 16, 2015
Forest Lighting, the USA division of global LED manufacturing leader MLS, has announced the appointment of Paul Doughty as its Director of Sales for northeastern United States and eastern Canada.
August 4, 2015
Collectively, the council has 224 years of experience in the lighting and electrical industries.
July 22, 2015
“New technology always goes through growing pains, but the speed of acceptance is always governed by the level of trust that customers place on leading manufacturers. "
May 29, 2015
Ms. Moreno-Coplen is a veteran of 31 years in the electrical distribution industry.
May 1, 2015
Forest Lighting offers three A19 LED Lamp models.
May 1, 2015
Ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications, new BR LED Floodlights will save energy and maintenance costs.
May 1, 2015
Customers can select from three models and color temperatures range from 3000K to 5000K.
March 19, 2015
Forest Lighting selects Clermont County Animal Shelter as its annual Charity Showcase.
February 10, 2015
Affordable LED T5 Lamps Connect Together Up To 20 Feet
January 27, 2015
Affordable LED T8 Lamps Connect Together Up To 20 Feet
October 8, 2014
LED T8 and T5 Lamps Ideal to Replace Fluorescent, Halogen and Low Voltage Lamps at Competitive Cost
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