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A Year Of Lighting Manufacturer Shut Downs

A Year Of Lighting Manufacturer Shut Downs


2023 has already seen quite a few lighting manufacturer shut downs. I’m not talking about Chapter 11 restructurings nor acquisitions. Here are seven lighting manufacturers that shuttered operations so far in 2023:

Universal-Douglas – Shut down March 22nd. More details here.

Pathway Lighting – Shut down June 9th. Asset auction closes September 13th. More details here and here.

Deco Lighting – Shut down June 20th. Chapter 11 bankruptcy converted to Chapter 7. More details here.

Eye Lighting – “Mid-2023” shut down. More information here. 

Igor – A power-over-ethernet (PoE) lighting leader closed on or about August 9th. More information here.

Kenroy Home – Shut down August 18th. More details here.

Lumax Lighting – Shut down August 28th. More details here.

Do you know of other lighting manufacturers that have shut down operations in 2023? If so, please share in the comment section below, and I’ll update this article.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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