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Lighting innovation

Lucibel develops and markets energy efficient, low maintenance and high quality LED lighting products and solutions for retail shops, museums and commercial buildings.

Lucibel is based in Paris, France and was created in 2008.

Why We invested

Trend – Economical, sustainable, smart, the LED technology is transforming the global lighting market to take it to the digital age: with key assets, LED should take about 70% of the general lighting market by 2020 whereas LED represented less than 9% of the market in 2011.The lighting market is profoundly transformed by the fast penetration of LEDs. Light sources are now directly integrated into fixtures. Lighting is becoming digital and easier to control. Sensing and control capabilities are being distributed and often directly integrated into the fixtures.

Strengths – As a true LED lighting specialist, Lucibel offers dedicated solutions providing its business customers with benefits in terms of energy efficiency, productivity and image that go well beyond the light.  Lucibel was a pioneer in Europe in high-end applications lighting applications, in which the quality of lighting matters. The company has developed many high selling flat lighting models and thanks to a strong acquisition capability, the company has been able to build highly customized offers dedicated to some market segments. 

Development thesis – Aster Capital is helping Lucibel to expand its geographical footprint into new geographies and leveraging business opportunities with Schneider Electric in multiple sectors. Following Aster’s investment, Lucibel has successfully managed the acquisition of two lighting specialists and partnered with Schneider Electric on several topics, one of the most recent being a joint-venture company: SLMS (Schneider Lucibel Managed Services) dedicated to the commercialization of LiFi based innovative point-of-sales emotional marketing solutions.

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22 September 2015

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Lucibel: First quarter 2015 revenues amounting to 7.0 M€ (+16.6%)

20 April 2015

Rueil-Malmaison (France), 15 April 2015 - Lucibel achieved group revenues of € 7.0 million for the first quarter of 2015, increasing 16.6% compared to first quarter 2014. Growth is supported by in

Schneider Electric and Lucibel partner up with the creation of SLMS

13 April 2015

Rueil-Malmaison (France), 26 March 2015 – Schneider Electric, global specialist in energy management and automation, and Lucibel, French LED lighting specialist, announce the signature of a Memora

Lucibel revenue for first nine months of 2014 up 21%; €1.2m contract awarded in October by the town of Istres

29 October 2014