Lighting Technologies International Inc. was founded in 1999 in Baldwin Park, California. LTI grew to be a major supplier of xenon lamps for cinema and entertainment applications and mercury xenon lamps for photolithography applications.
In 2007, LTI was acquired by Philips Electronics and became part of Philips’ Special Light- ing division. Philips LTI developed a full range of xenon lamps for the growing digital cinema applications, including lamps designed for Sony, Barco, NEC, Christie and IMAX applications.
In November 2016, Philips made the decision to focus on the solid state LED lighting business and sold the LTI operation to Saratoga Partners, a private equity firm based in New York City. Philips granted a license to LTI to continue to manufacture and sell xenon lamps under the Philips brand name.
The LTI operation remains at the same location in Baldwin Park, CA. All manufacturing, engineering and business operations are centralized at this site.