|Headquarters||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Rob Munin, President|
|Products||Thermostats, Timers, Range Parts|
Number of employees
LUX is a privately held company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a research & development center in Hong Kong, manufacturing in Asia and packaging and distribution plant in Laredo, Texas. With more than 100 years of experience delivering reliable products for the way people live with a priority on home comfort, LUX is one of the largest brands of thermostats. The company sells more than one million thermostats each year and has garnered a Best Buy rating from a top, well-regarded consumer magazine. LUX is dedicated to bringing innovate ideas for comfortable living to market for today and for the future.
The company has its origins in the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company, founded in 1914 by Paul Lux. After being employed by the Waterbury Clock Company of Connecticut, Mr. Lux, along with his German-born wife Caroline, and sons Fred and Herman, decided to start their own clock business. The Lux Clock Manufacturing Company was based in Waterbury, Connecticut and produced only clock movements at that time. In the years that followed, the company grew and began making the entire clock unit. Lux Clock produced clocks until 1941, at which time they made war related products.
Clock production resumed after the war, and in 1954 a plant was established in Lebanon, Tennessee. By 1959 a Lux Time Ltd. facility was built in Ontario, Canada. In June 1961, the Robertshaw-Fulton Controls Company, a leading manufacturer of thermostats and controls, bought out the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company.
Robertshaw also produced clocks and timers under the Robertshaw Controls Company, Lux Time Division name. Robertshaw sold its consumer division of the company in 1991 to Michael DeLuca and it was run by Paul Balon, CEO. The new company, Lux Products Corporation retained the original Lux name and continued to produce thermostats, timers, and additional household items. Lux Products is headquartered Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with its U.S. plant based in Laredo, Texas.
In August 2014, Lux Products Corporation was acquired by Edwin McAuley Electronics(EME). EME is an original design manufacturer and has been a major supplier to Lux Products for more than 20 years. Lux Products continues to operate as an independent manufacturer headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its nationwide distribution center remains in Laredo, Texas.
Lux Products Corporation produces electronic (programmable and digital) and mechanical thermostats for nearly every heating and cooling application. Lux thermostats have been mentioned by energy bloggers for their energy efficient and mercury-free thermostats. A programmable thermostat can save energy by adjusting heating or cooling for the periods when the building is in use. Such products may meet the Energy Star ratings under the program started by the EPA.
The company's timer line includes the Minute Minder timers, the modern versions thereof introduced by the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company around 1950. The originals were originally offered in white with red numerals, but different colors were later added to the line. The timer line also includes a variety of additional timers, including digital timers and kitchen timers made of anti-microbial materials.
Range replacement parts
Lux Products Corporation produces gas and electric range parts.
- THE LUX CLOCK MANUFACTURING COMPANY
- Danielle Scott, NYC, Interview with Paul Balon, July 2009.
- Simram Sethi, Energy Blogger, http://www.oprah.com/home/The-Importance-of-Energy-Efficiency-Simran-Sethi/2
- EPA Programmable Thermostats Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.