MLS, the parent company of LEDvance (Formerly Sylvania) and Forest Lighting is integrating Forest into Ledvance lines. LEDvance will have management responsibility.  All products to be conveniently available through LEDvance in the near future covering a wide range of fixtures and lamps. More info later. Reach out for more info if interested and read CEO letter below..


Source: lightED        November 19, 2018

Below is a letter that Forest Lighting shared with its customers last Friday regarding MLS integrating Forest Lighting and LEDVANCE. Ledvance will have management responsibility and Forest product lines will be merged into LEDvance.  This makes LEDvance stronger and helps reduce costs, Reach out if you need more information.

Dear Forest Lighting Customer:

November 16, 2018

As a trusted customer, I am writing to inform you of company developments at Forest Lighting.

As you know, MLS is the global parent company of both LEDVANCE and Forest Lighting. In order to maximize efficiencies, MLS has decided to integrate these two businesses in the United States and Canada with LEDVANCE having operating management responsibilities. MLS’ motivation is to accelerate product development, reduce internal costs, and most importantly improve service to our important distribution partners.

While alignment plans, including branding, resources and product portfolio, are in development, current Forest Lighting products will continue to be available for purchase while supplies last, and you will soon be able to purchase our products from “LEDVANCE”.

The SYLVANIA general lighting portfolio is a result of a proud legacy of over 100 years of lighting experience in North America, and I am excited to share with you these innovations and additional synergies. Please contact me if you have questions, and I will keep you posted on transition news.


Jian Ni
Chief Operating Officer, Forest Lighting