May 11, 2022
Ecosense Parent, Korrus, Acquires Health-Focused Lighting Brand
Circadian lighting maker becomes part of Korrus' Human Light Interaction initiative
LOS ANGELES, CA – Korrus, the parent company of Ecosense, Soraa, Tempo and other lighting brands, has acquired Massachusetts-based Circadian ZircLight. Circadian ZircLight provides LED lighting products and components designed with a focus on human health and well-being. In 2020, parent company, Circadian Holdings, reported having 16 employees.
In 2019, Acuity Brands announced a partnership with Circadian ZircLight. At press time we were unable to determine if the partnership is still active and/or if it will be affected by the Korrus acquisition.
According to the Circadian ZircLight website, the company also partners with H.E. Williams in North America, and other leading lighting companies throughout the world. Circadian ZircLight was founded by former Harvard Medical School professor, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede, a leading expert in circadian biology. Dr. Moore-Ede will join Korrus as Chief Medical Advisor.
The acquisition aligns with Korrus' Human Light Interaction initiative, which seeks to understand human interactions with light and create technologies that better serve the needs of those humans.
Below is the announcement from Korrus:
LOS ANGELES -- Continuing its investment in healthy light, Korrus, a leading technology company in the field of Human Light Interaction (HLI), today announced the acquisition of Circadian ZircLight, Inc.
Korrus technologies enable an ecosystem of novel light-based products and applications at the heart of human health and wellbeing. With the addition of Circadian ZircLight, which has long promoted the benefits of health-conscious lighting, Korrus reinforces its mission to innovate and lead in the space. Through this acquisition, Dr. Martin Moore-Ede, CEO of Circadian ZircLight, will be joining Korrus as Chief Medical Advisor.
For over 40 years, Dr. Moore-Ede has been a leading expert in circadian biology and the role that light plays in the governance of our circadian clocks. As a professor at Harvard Medical School (1975 – 1998), he led the team that located the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the biological clock in the human brain that controls the timing of sleep and wake, and pioneered research on how the human body can safely adapt to working around the clock.
In 1983 Dr. Moore-Ede founded the global consulting and technology firm, CIRCADIAN® (www.circadian.com) which optimizes 24/7 workforce productivity, health and safety, with a client base that includes over half of the Fortune 500.
In response to his clients’ growing concerns about the harmful effects of conventional lighting on workplace health, safety and performance, Dr. Moore-Ede spun off Circadian ZircLight in 2011 to develop evidence-based LED circadian lighting products that provide physiologically optimized light spectra across day and night, based on comprehensive medical research.
The addition of Circadian ZircLight, and Dr. Moore-Ede, long-time advocate for the role of light in circadian health, as Chief Medical Advisor, further positions Korrus as a trailblazer in the HLI industry.
Mark Reynoso, CEO of Korrus, said: “In alignment with our mission to innovate, and provide the world with better, healthier light, the addition of Circadian ZircLight is a strong fit. As our Chief Medical Advisor, Dr. Moore-Ede will continue in his work to publicly evangelize the values of healthy lighting and aid in our ongoing effort to develop health-optimized products across a wide range of applications.”
Dr. Martin Moore-Ede, CEO of Circadian ZircLight and Korrus Chief Medical Advisor, said: “I am excited to be joining Korrus at this pivotal moment in the history of light as we harness the power of digital light to optimize health, wellbeing, and human performance. It is now possible to spectrally engineer light to reduce the risk of numerous diseases caused by circadian disruption, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer.”
Korrus is an LA-based technology company and pioneer in Human Light Interaction (HLI), the next frontier in human health and wellness. The Korrus portfolio of light-based technologies enables an ecosystem of novel products and applications at the intersection of light and wellbeing. Learn more at Korrus.com.
About Circadian ZircLight
Circadian ZircLight developed proprietary Zirc® LEDs, light engines, controls and light fixtures, which have been demonstrated in workplace installations and scientific research trials to protect human health and reduce human error. Led by former Harvard Medical School professor, Dr Martin Moore-Ede, a leading world expert on circadian disruption by light, Circadian ZircLight pioneered evidence-based circadian lighting by defining the precise light spectrum that needs to be controlled across day and night to ensure optimal human health and wellbeing.