Johnson Controls acquires Lux Products Corp.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MILWAUKEE—Johnson Controls announced this week that it has acquired the assets of Lux Products Corporation (LUX), a company that specializes in residential thermostats and smart home products.

“The acquisition of LUX strengthens our portfolio in the consumer retail channel and offerings in thermostats,” Chris Eichmann, vice president, general manager of Johnson Controls, said in the announcement. “We are excited to work together with LUX to bring great products to even more customers, leveraging Johnson Controls’ resources to drive continued innovation.”

Founded in 1914, LUX markets several residential and commercial lines ranging from timers to smart home thermostats including Kono and Geo. In addition to its broad product portfolio, LUX products are designed by the company’s in-house technology and development team at its Philadelphia headquarters, and its LUX thermostats are distributed nationwide from Laredo, Texas.

“We look forward to joining forces with Johnson Controls, a company that shares our passion for expertly-designed, innovative and reliable products,” Rob Munin, CEO of LUX and newly named general manager, Thermostats for Johnson Controls, said in a prepared statement. “Together, we will enhance a strong position in the residential channel and look forward to expanding our offerings to serve a wide range of customers.”

This announcement comes shortly after the launch of Johnson Controls’ new GLAS smart thermostat that features a translucent OLED touchscreen display, among other high-tech features.

“For Johnson Controls, the LUX acquisition enhances its commitment to thermostats, a natural progression from the company that invented the first room thermostat more than 135 years ago,” the company said. “The move also enables faster product development cycles, improves customer service capabilities and supports greater product innovation.”

Johnson Controls, based here, is a global diversified technology and multi-industrial company with more than 120,000 employees serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries.