In 1926, the company was founded by plastics engineer Joseph Reiss in Germany. After the invention of polycarbonate (PC) in 1953, the first moisture-proof luminaire made from this material is launched. In 1999, REISS is taken over by the Austrian Zumtobel Group. The company’s presence in the international luminaire industry is continuously expanded. Today, REISS specializes in lighting and tailored lighting solutions for extreme applications. Headquartered in Friedrichshafen, REISS sells its products worldwide via a dedicated customer service. In 2017, the brand REISS was relaunched with a new positioning and design.

About us

Our expertise stems from decades of partnering with leading lighting manufacturers and customers all over the world, developing specialist lighting for the most extreme environments.

Our products offer outstanding overall performance in terms of light output, mechanical robustness and reliability. They are absolutely fit for purpose.

We understand the complexities of applications - product quality matters, but also where and how they are installed. We work with our customers to develop bespoke smart lighting solutions that increase levels of safety, reliability and connectivity in places, where it makes a real difference. We begin where others end.

Learn more about the positioning of REISS in the behind-the-scenes of the branding video:

We deliver top light performance, high product reliability and superb total cost of ownership. At REISS, we work every day with and for our customers. Using our specialist knowledge we offer the ideal and fit for purpose solution for each application, no matter how extreme the conditions are. With a truly global market coverage, we support our customers, before, during and after the product’s installation. Pedro Rego, Vice President and Managing Director REISS