NRG to expand lighting services portfolio

OSRAM's acquisition of Encelium Technologies will enable NRG Controls, based in Harrisburg, to expand its current lighting products and service offerings to clients here in central Pennsylvania and beyond.

The acquisition will enhance NRG's position in two key growth markets, LED-based technologies and Advanced Light Management Systems. Encelium is an ideal complement to OSRAM and OSRAM SYLVANIA’s General Lighting portfolio of energy-efficient lighting products and solutions.

"We're excited to be able to expand our product portfolio through this acquisition," said Steve Bernas, president of NRG Controls. "Both of these companies have an outstanding reputation for developing cutting-edge lighting products and solutions that we'll be able to install for our clients."

Encelium, headquartered in Teaneck, N.J., is a leading software technology development company concentrating in advanced lighting control and energy management systems for commercial and industrial buildings. Encelium employs approximately 70 people in the United States and Canada.

Advanced Lighting Management Systems are a key growth market as lighting controls support the transition of standard lighting products to networked, intelligent and value-added solutions. According to a recent McKinsey study, the current global market volume for lighting systems control components is expected to double by 2016 and triple by 2020.

Growth for these types of systems is largely a result of its energy-saving capabilities and quality of life improvements. In instances, solutions combining highly efficient lighting products with advanced control strategies, yield energy savings up to 80 percent. In addition to energy and environmental benefits, the technologies deliver quality of light that shapes the quality of life. With new ways of dimming, color control and mood enhancing lighting, the development of dynamic light possibilities are endless.

Founded in 1976 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, NRG Controls quickly became a leader in the installation of Building Automation Systems (BAS/ATC), Card Access & Security Systems, Maintenance (Predictive & Preventative), Energy Star Services, and Lighting Control Services for commercial/industrial, higher education, K-12, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and retail clients. For more information or to schedule a comprehensive evaluation and audit of your current building and its infrastructure systems, please call 717.939.2400.