About us

Ushio Germany looks back on a long history. Founded in 1968 as BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, the company introduced a variety of innovative products to the market and became one of the leading manufacturers for specialized lighting solutions worldwide.

In 1990, the company was acquired by Ushio Inc., Japan, a world leader in highly specialized industrial lighting applications.

With the change of name from BLV to Ushio Germany GmbH in 2021, the company further underlines its global reach and its intent to use worldwide resources even more intensively in the future and to further advanced research and development of innovative lighting solutions.

BLV remains as an independent brand for sports facility lighting within Ushio Germany GmbH. Our well-known and trusted horticultural label HORTURION® will now be marketed under the brand name Ushio.

In-house research & development center

Merging science and technology

Our in-house engineering facilities are located at our company site in Steinhöring, near Munich. They are equipped with the latest technology and sophisticated devices for precise measurement and testing. This is where the first prototypes of the now world-famous HORTURION® series were manufactured more than a decade ago. To this day, the laboratories offer ideal conditions for innovations and world premieres like the first 1150 W / 2400 μmol/s HPS lamp, which was launched in 2020.

Ushio Germany GmbH, research and development center

For a long period of time the output of a 1000 W HPS lamp was restricted below 2000 μmol/s. The reason for the restriction was the gas pressure inside the burner and the technology used to ignite the lamp.
Our engineers optimised the gas pressure and developed a novel ignition technology, called HORTURION® triple capacitor. This opened the way for a new lamp generation making the HORTURION® HPS one of the most efficient and most stable HPS lamps currently available.

Test installation with Ulbricht sphere

Production plant at Ushio Poland

Investing in the future

Our production facility, inaugurated in 2017, has considerable capacity with a total area of almost 6000 m². Our well-known HORTURION® lamps for horticultural lighting, marketed under the brand name Ushio, are mainly produced here. At full capacity, 1 million lamps can be produced per year.

Production plant at Ushio Poland

With this capacity we are not only a trustable partner for lamps of highest quality, but are also able to reliably produce and deliver orders with very high quantities for large-scale projects.

With joined forces of German engineering and European manufacturing, we are a trusted label providing our clients with products of high quality, proven efficiency and convincing lifetime.

Code of conduct

Code of conduct Ushio Germany GmbH

This code of conduct commits Ushio Germany GmbH (“Ushio”), including all employees and managers, to all these standards and ethics. These standards and ethics make sure that the working conditions within Ushio are safe, employees are treated with respect and dignity, and that business operations are environmentally responsible and conducted ethically. Besides the standards and ethics the business of Ushio, in all of its activities, operates in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries.

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