September 18, 2007 09:00 ET

YLighting Illuminates Online Sales With Addition of SLI Site Search Solutions

Largest Online Retailer of Modern Lighting Reduces the Time It Takes for Customers to Find Exactly What They Want on the Site; YLighting Founder and CEO Makes Personal Investment in SLI Systems

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - SLI Systems, Inc., a provider of on-demand search services for Internet and e-commerce sites, today announced that YLighting (, the largest online retailer of high-end modern lighting in the United States, is providing its customers with even easier, faster access to modern lighting through the use of SLI Systems' Learning Search and Site Champion solutions. Since deploying SLI Systems' hosted site search, YLighting has streamlined its click trails, thus shortening the time it takes for customers to sort through the 1,200 products available on the site. This ability has increased YLighting sales and customer loyalty as shoppers can now easily find the brands they are seeking.

SLI Systems is also announcing today that Jeffrey Zwelling, founder and CEO of Ylighting, has made a personal investment in SLI based on his exceptional experience working with the company. "Before working with SLI we were never satisfied with our site search functionality and other vendors on the market could not meet our needs," said Zwelling. "After deploying SLI's solutions, the improvement to our site was immediate. I was so impressed by the company, its products and its outstanding customer service that I felt compelled to invest. It's only a matter of time before SLI Systems becomes a household name in the e-commerce industry."

Prior to working with SLI Systems, YLighting experimented with numerous internal and third-party search solutions that always produced substandard results. YLighting's products were constantly changing, but standardized content to keep up with these changes was not available, forcing the company to spend time and money building and updating large data files to keep their search up-to-date. SLI's Learning Search learns over time based on users' queries and does not require updated data files, which was a very attractive option for YLighting. Because of the exceptional results Zwelling and his team experienced with Learning Search, they also deployed SLI's Site Champion hosted SEO offering, and are now seeing an increasing number of visitors to YLighting based on its higher rankings in web search results on sites like Google, Yahoo! and others.

"YLighting has built its foundation on quality customer service, a user-friendly website and in-stock products," said Zwelling. "But, before working with SLI we could tell that our customers weren't leaving the site satisfied. SLI's ability to tailor a site search solution to our needs and the responsiveness of the SLI team has significantly enhanced our customer experience, and in-turn improved our business metrics. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with SLI."

About Ylighting

YLighting was founded in 2001 by husband and wife team Jeff and Debby Zwelling. YLighting is the largest online retailer of high-end modern lighting in the United States. The company which offers over 1,200 lighting products from major brands such as Flos, Estiluz, Foscarini, Luceplan and Pablo Lighting, builds its foundation on quality customer service, a user-friendly website, and in-stock products. For more information, please visit

About SLI Systems

SLI Systems is the developer of learning-based search and navigation technology for corporate Internet sites, e-commerce destinations and consumer Internet portals that Searches, Learns and Improves the user experience. SLI Systems' hosted site search and automated SEO solutions empower businesses to enhance customer satisfaction while increasing sales, reducing costs and yielding valuable customer information. Unlike traditional search software, SLI Systems' patented technology continuously "learns" from the behavior of visitors over time to deliver more relevant results. Current customers include, NBC, Tupperware, and others. SLI Systems is a privately held company, with offices in Silicon Valley, London, and Christchurch, New Zealand. For more information, visit

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