SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Luxim Corporation, the global leader in Light Emitting Plasma (LEP™), today announced that K.R “Kaj” den Daas, a prominent figure in the worldwide lighting industry, has joined its board as an independent director. Luxim and JK Lighting, a world leader in induction lighting, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Luma Investments Limited, a private equity-backed holding company focused on establishing segment leaders in high-output, full-color spectrum, long life eco-lighting solutions.
The companies are pioneers in their chosen technology, with track records of successful installations in demanding applications including ports, stadiums, roads, industry, horticulture and other speciality applications. Their lighting solutions are sold globally and are protected by numerous international patents. Combined, their companies have over 1,200 employees in Asia and North America.
Mr. den Daas served in various capacities at Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. between 1977 and 2010, including three years as chairman of Philips Lighting North America.
“Kaj's wealth of in-depth industry knowledge and his know-how will be vital as we continue to experience rapid growth in the global lighting technology sector,” said Luma’s Chairman Gareth Chang.
“With Kaj’s many years at Phillips and recently hired Luma CEO Jim Gosart’s time at GE’s Lighting and Industrial Systems, we now enjoy senior executive experience at the two largest lighting systems companies in the world,” Chang added.
“Our systems bring outstanding cost and efficiency benefits to high-illuminance applications throughout the globe,” Mr. den Daas stated.
Mr. den Daas holds a doctoral degree in Business Economics from Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He completed coursework at Harvard Business School (Audit Committee Program, 2008), London Business School (Strategic Leadership Programme, 2006) and INSEAD (Advanced Management Programme, 1996). He is a member of the Illumination Engineering Society of North America and from 2008 to 2010 served as Governor of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
About JK Yaming
JK Yaming (www.fjjk.com) is a leader in high-powered, energy-efficient lighting solutions, with market leading R&D, production and distribution capabilities in both traditional and energy-saving induction lighting products. JK solutions are brightening expanses in New Jersey, Chicago, Amsterdam, Germany, and Mexico, and illuminating the way at marquee installations like the Beijing Olympics “Bird Nest” Stadium, infrastructure needs like the Customs Immigration & Quarantine Complex in Singapore, and commercial operations such as Volkswagen’s manufacturing facilities in China. Luma, an international consortium of investors led by Citi Venture Capital International and NovoTellus Capital Partners invested in JK in a multi-million dollar transaction and privatized it off the Singapore Exchange in 2011.
About Luxim Corporation
Luxim Corp. is the world leader in Light Emitting Plasma (LEP) technology. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, Luxim develops and commercializes LEP solutions for a wide range of mission critical applications. Luxim’s LEP has many advantages over conventional HID and high wattage lamp solutions, including efficiency, lifetime, cost of ownership and light quality. LEP is revolutionizing lighting applications like high mast, horticulture and precision instrumentation. In each case, Luxim’s solutions provide better performance at lower cost to the end user and to the environment. Luxim is in production with customers worldwide and has a complete product line for general, horticultural and specialty lighting.