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L.E.S.S. SA recognised for its environmental impact by the Technology Fund

The Federal Office for the Environment and the Technology Fund reward Swiss companies that offer innovative and cutting-edge products that work at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

L.E.S.S. SA - also a member of Swiss Cleantech - is proud to have been distinguished and to actively contribute to the reduction of the energy consumption thanks to the unique nano active fibre technology it has developed. This versatile lighting technology offers state-of-the-art, safe, flexible and reliable products with a lower energy consumption that are more environmentally friendly than those currently on the market.

Concerned about the climate challenges that society has to face now and in the upcoming years and aware of its responsibility as a key player in the lighting industry, it is crucial for L.E.S.S. to put its technology and products not only at the service of its customers, but also to contribute to a viable and more responsible energy future.

Dr Yann Tissot, CEO : “The loan guaranteed by the Technology Fund will support and accompany our strong growth, particularly in the transformation of the automotive sector, and the high demands in terms of quality and volume that it entails.

About the Technology Fund

The Technology Fund offers loan guarantees to Swiss companies whose novel products contribute to a sustainable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

www.technologyfund.ch

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NEW PRODUCT ALERT: THE MODULE IM-5400

L.E.S.S. SA launches its new inspection lighting product dedicated to machines and articulated or robotic arms: the Module IM-5400.

Following-up with the tremendous success of its flagship inspection lighting product - the Spiral IL-5400-V2.0 - L.E.S.S. proposes now a module version than can easily be adapted and interfaced into an articulated arm or a machine.

The module keeps all the features and accessories of the Spiral, which are, among others, an ultra-directional light, no heat dissipation, and a lightbox that allows an extremely precise control regardless of the ambient light.

This Swiss made Module, has been developed to meet high industrial expectations: it is easy-to-use, space saving and mobile. Moreover, the uniformity, the brightness, the directionality, the colorimetry 5400K offer high light quality and consistency throughout the system’s lifespan.

Thanks to the technology developed by L.E.S.S. and implemented in this magnifying lamp, the quality control and visual inspection is made easier, faster and more reliable for many industries such as the medical, pharmaceutical, cutting tools or watch industry.

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10 REASONS TO USE THE DARKFIELD FOR YOUR QUALITY CONTROL

  1. Ultra high contrast images
  2. Same colour temperature during the ringlight's lifetime
  3. No heat dissipation
  4. Precise & rapid visual inspection (clean edges & prints)
  5. No flickering, limit eye fatigue
  6. Adjustable working distance as the lighting angle can vary from zero degree to low angles
  7. Easy to interface, possibility to use in a standalone configuration or on a microscope
  8. Very efficient on metallic, glass or plastic components
  9. Ultra clean edges, prints & material deposit detection
  10. Swiss technology

L.E.S.S. SA participates in the DVN workshop in München, Germany.

L.E.S.S. SA has been selected to participate in the Driving Vision Workshop, January 28-29th in München among all automotive lighting leaders. The workshop will focus on adaptive HL and RL for Premium and Generalist cars.

The DVN workshops was originally founded to conduct a systematic watch on vehicle lighting innovations, emerging technologies, market and regulatory trends. L.E.S.S. SA is pleased to be part of the community of networked experts sharing information about lighting innovation for automotive.

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L.E.S.S. SA LAUNCHES A NEW DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP: DISCOVER OUR INSPECTION PRODUCTS IN THE BRÜTSCH RÜEGGER AG CATALOG

L.E.S.S. SA launches a new distribution partnership for our inspection products. Find our products in
the Brütsch / Rüegger catalog : https://www.brw.ch/en
We are pleased to be able to count on this new partner to offer our range of lighting products.
to several technical market segments.

L.E.S.S. SA RAISES CHF 14 MILLIONS TO ACCELERATE THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THEIR PRODUCTS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE MARKET.

Renens, July, 3rd 2019: L.E.S.S. SA, a high tech company manufacturing a new generation of ultra-bright and ultra-thin lighting systems, announced today the closing of a CHF 14 million Series B financing round to accelerate the industrialization of their products in the automotive market. The round was led by new private and existing investors.

L.E.S.S. SA was founded in Switzerland in 2012 and has already won the most prestigious innovation and business awards in Switzerland and Europe. The new nano-active fiber technology developed by L.E.S.S. has proven itself as a disrupting alternative to the LED technology setting a new standard of lighting quality. Since its foundation, L.E.S.S SA has been successful delivering high quality inspection lighting systems. In 2017, the revolutionary potential of the nano-active fiber technology has been displayed for the first time on a demo car at the Geneva International Motor Show. Thanks to the versatility of its laser wire technology, L.E.S.S. is able to adapt to the increasing demands of car designers for thin, low weight and bright automotive lighting. The thinness, the flexibility and the three-dimensional lighting nature of L.E.S.S. laser wire technology allows for the creation of unprecedented car lighting signatures.

Dr. Yann Tissot, CEO: “Since 2017, we have been working tightly with different players of the car industry to reach the necessary milestones to enter the automotive market. This substantial financing round is closed at a perfect time. It will consolidate our current collaborations and strongly support the industrialization and the production ramp-up of our products for the automotive market.”

The round was led by new private investors from the automotive industry, existing private investors from the venturelab community and the venture capital firm VI partners. Dr. Yann Tissot, CEO: “The automotive market is in full transformation and I am convinced we will have a strong impact on the future cars design. However, the automotive market demands on a strict planning, validation and milestones. Therefore we are glad to have convinced key investors from this specific industry to support us on this path. In addition, benefiting from the continuous commitment of our early investors is a strong indicator of their trust in the long term strategy of the company.”

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L.E.S.S. SA WINS THE 2018 SWISS ECONOMIC FORUM AWARD

The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) has been founded in 1998 with the aim to promote innovation and outstanding entrepreneurship in Switzerland. It is since recognised as a major annual gathering during which an award is granted in the following categories: Services, High-tech/Biotech, Production/Industry.

L.E.S.S. is proud to have won the award for the Industry/Production category, “the highest award for a young swiss company” as described by the Director of Business Development Marketing & Communication at EY.

"We are pleased to have received such a recognition that acknowledges the technological innovation nurtured by L.E.S.S. but more importantly testifies to the level of maturity achieved and the tangible perspectives of growth” says the CEO Dr. Yann Tissot. The prize thereby recognises the tremendous development of the company driven by the desire to offer increasingly innovative lighting solutions to various markets.

L.E.S.S. is happy to share this success with its customers, partners and investors whom are warmly thanked herewith for their continuing trust and support. A big thank you also goes to the SEF for their welcome in Interlaken.

L.E.S.S. MOVING INTO NEW PREMISES TO SUPPORT GROWTH

In order to support its growth and to serve you better, L.E.S.S. moves into new premises in Renens. The change of adress is now fully effective .
L.E.S.S. settles down, in two phases, on a surface of more than 1000m2 with the aim of consolidating the immense success encountered by its standard products, providing for the needs necessary for the entry of the company on the automobile market and expanding its team.
L.E.S.S has chosen Renens, a dynamic town known for hosting many industrial companies and thanks the municipality warmly for hosting it on its territory. This move allows us to stay close to our Swiss and European customers, whether they are active in the precision industry or in the automotive industry.
L.E.S.S. would also like to thank its historic partners and look forward to entering this new phase of life with them as high-growth SMEs. We renew our goal of continuing the solid commercial relationships built with our existing customers and establishing long-term links with new partners.

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WORLD PREMIERE : L.E.S.S. NANO ACTIVE FIBER TECHNOLOGY IS INTEGRATED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON A CAR AT THE GIMS‘17.

Geneva, March 9th 2017 – World premiere: Daytime Running Lights (DRL) made with L.E.S.S. nano active fiber technology are displayed on a car at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017 (GIMS’17). It represents the longest and thinnest DRLs ever made.

Thanks to the versatility of its fiber laser technology, L.E.S.S. is able to adapt to the increasing demands of car designers for thin, low weight and bright automotive lighting. The thinness, the flexibility and the three-dimensional lighting nature of L.E.S.S. technology allows for the creation of unprecedented car lighting signatures.

Dr. Yann Tissot, CEO of L.E.S.S. SA, says: “We have been working hard for years with different players of the car industry to be able to deliver energy efficient and low weight headlights with inspiring designs. Having our technology displayed for the first time to the end users represents a key milestone for us. We are proud to have delivered beautifully designed lighting modules based on our unique technology that, I am convinced, will have a strong impact on the future of the automotive lighting industry.”

Longer, lighter, thinner, brighter, and more uniform than today’s LEDs lighting technology, the nano active fiber technology from L.E.S.S. unveils an infinity of lighting design possibilities. Its low weight potentially contributes to an enhancement of the car performances and a reduction of its fuel or electricity consumption. L.E.S.S. disruptive technology opens new routes for designing a new generation of automotive lighting.

About L.E.S.S. SA. L.E.S.S. SA is a fast-growing high-tech company with international activities located in Lausanne, Switzerland. L.E.S.S. SA develops, manufactures and markets unique lighting systems based on its proprietary nano active fiber technology. L.E.S.S. SA has been awarded Best Swiss Startup in both 2015 and 2016.