February 15, 2007, North Sutton, NH--Labsphere, a world leader in the design and manufacturer of light measurement technology, has been acquired by Halma, a leading safety, health, and sensor technology group based in the United Kingdom. Labsphere will join Halma's global group of photonics businesses.
Founded in 1979, Labsphere produces light testing and measurement equipment. The company's products include LED, laser, and traditional light source light measurement systems; uniform light sources for imaging device calibration; spectroscopy accessories; and high diffuse reflectance materials and coatings for applications in backlit panel displays, computed radiography, and system calibration. The evolution of the company's technologies has resulted in multiple patents in areas such as methods for testing LEDs on a wafer and UV transmittance.
Halma (www.halma.com) is a holding company of almost 50 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products to improve quality of life for people worldwide. The company's business groups focus on industrial safety, health and analysis and infrastructure sensors. Labsphere joins Ocean Optics (www.oceanoptics.com) and Mikropack GmbH (www.mikropack.de) in the photonics sector of the health and analysis business group.
Halma says its photonics companies are established brands with market-leading technologies and products that generate light, condition light, and analyze the interaction of light on substances. Their products range from spectrometers to complementary technologies such as chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films, and optics. The scope of applications is vast, from cancer detection to specialized architectural and theatre lighting filters. The acquisition of Labsphere and its complementary technologies will create opportunities for technical and marketing collaborations as Halma continues to grow this sector.
For more information, visit www.labsphere.com.