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History
1880

1880: invention of the light bulb

Edison receives the patent N°223898 for the incandescent lamp

1910

1910: foundation of Hoffmeister GmbH

Foundation of the company by Wilhelm Hoffmeister

1914

1914: start of the production

First production facility (for electrical switchgear) in Lüdenscheid

1930

1930: trade show Leipzig

Hoffmeister booth at the Leipzig trade fair

1938

1938: start of the serial production of the fluorescent lamp

GE acquires Germers patent for fluorescent lamps and starts their mass production

1939

1939: production of fluorescent lamps

Hoffmeister produces first luminaires for linear fluorescent lamps

1947

1947: trade show Hannover

Hanover Fair - first participation in a fair after the war

1980

1980: the discharge lamp becomes the standard

Since its development in 1961, the high-pressure discharge lamp finds widespread application in luminaire production from the 1980s

2010

2010: new orientation of the company

Hoffmeister under new management. An Impressive sign of company development Guy Harding at Light+Building in Frankfurt

2011

2011: Development offensive

Hoffmeister launches development offensive in the field of LED lights and new technologies

2014

2014: the company Sill Leuchten GmbH becomes a subsidiary

Sill Leuchten GmbH in Berlin becomes a member of the Hoffmeister Group

2018

2018: merger to form the company group SHS

Hoffmeister and Sill merge to form SHS Lighting, the European specialist for technical lighting