EdisonReport has learned that EYE Lighting plans to close their U.S. operation in mid-2023. We received the following statement today from Greg Barry, President and COO:
“After 31 years of Manufacturing HID lamps in the United States, EYE Lighting international has decided to close its US operations sometime Mid-year 2023. This includes the brands of EYE Lighting HID lamps, EYE LED Luminaires, LEDioc retrofit systems, Photoelectric controls, and all of our Hortilux lighting products.
We, at EYE Lighting, have always stated that we would remain in the HID lamp business as long as (1) customers would continue to buy HID lamps and (2) HID component suppliers would continue to supply. We still have a solid loyal customer base but, unfortunately, the global component supplier base has almost all dried up. If you include supply chain interruptions, cost inflation, and shifts to LED products, it does not make good business sense to continue.
Throughout this period, we will continue to accept and ship orders for stocked products only (EYE Lighting and Hortilux brands). However, we will no longer be able to accept any orders for manufactured or assembled products.
We want to thank our employees, our customers, and our suppliers for their dedication and support. We wish everyone the best and continued success.”