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Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2017

 Ushio America, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Zylight LLC, an award-winning manufacturer of innovative lighting products for the entertainment production industry.

William F. Mackenzie, President and CEO of Ushio America, Inc. (“UAI”) and UAI group companies, said: “With 100% ownership of the company, we can provide a stronger portfolio of products and custom solutions to our customers with the solidity that Ushio provides.  We will also be able to utilize our existing infrastructure to create a more efficient operation.  I look forward to working with the creative and passionate people from Zylight.”

Charlie Collias, co-founder and SVP of Worldwide Sales of Zylight, said: “We have worked with Ushio America over the last several years and we know that by fully integrating with UAI, we will be able to utilize Ushio’s wider integration of technologies and group companies to expand both companies’ IP, product portfolio, and services worldwide.”

About Ushio America, Inc.

Ushio America, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of light source solutions including lamps, LEDs, lasers, drivers, systems and services. Established in 1967 as a subsidiary of Ushio Inc., in Tokyo, Japan, Ushio America offers a full spectrum of over 2,500 products and services to its customers. For more information about Ushio America, visit

About Zylight LLC

Zylight LLC was founded in 2003 by James and Charles Collias with a simple mission to build the best and most innovative lighting solutions for the entertainment production industry. Zylight’s products are designed to merge form and function to deliver rugged, reliable, and integrated lighting solutions worldwide. Numerous domestic and international industry awards have kept the Zylight name in the forefront of LED innovation, along with unique wireless integration, and other patented technologies. For more information about Zylight, visit

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