Paying it Forward: The Tiu Legacy Story

Hail to the Tiu Legacy

Since its early days in Binondo, Manila in the 1960s, Dr. Carlos Tiu has always stood by his core value of education while dreaming to change the lives of the FIlipinos one bulb at a time. Raised by single mother and school teacher Lim Liok Lim, Dr. Tiu preached the values of hard work and discipline to his seven children through educational institutions such as De La Salle University (DLSU).

The NXLED organization is honored to have Dr. Carlos Tiu’s name forever enshrined by the naming of the Carlos Tiu School of Economics situated in St. La Salle Hall on DLSU’s Taft campus.

Dr. Carlos Tiu and family including Br. Bernie Oca FSC and Br. Raymundo Suplido FSC, PhD

On May 3, 2024, members of the NXLED organization and DLSU gathered to celebrate this momentous naming of the college after Dr. Tiu and commemorate multiple groundbreaking partnerships. Held in DLSU’s Jose T. Pardo AFSC Hall, the event kicked off with the announcement at the naming of DLSU’s Carlos Tiu School of Economics.

NXLED will also support students in need of financial assistance through the Lim Liok Lim Scholarship Fund under the Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education and the Carter Tiu Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering.

DLSU President Br. Bernard Oca F.S.C., School of Economics Department Chair Dr. Mariel Monica Sauler, Provost and Vice President for Academics Dr. Robert Roleda, Dean of the School of Economics Dr. Arlene Inocencio, as well as Mr. Jorge Consunji and Ms. Gina Borromeo, member of DLSU’s Board of Trustees graced the event.

Dr. Tiu’s children, who hold key positions in the NXLED organization, and his wife Rosario Tiu also received the honor of establishing professorial chairs in DLSU’s College of Economics named after them to cement the Tiu legacy in DLSU’s history books.

Nxled for the Next Generation of Lasallians

In his address, Akari and NXLED Chief Executive Officer Christopher Tiu credited DLSU, his and his siblings’ alma mater, as key to learning discipline and skills outside of home that were later essential to establishing and growing the NXLED brand. Mr. Tiu adds that the historic partnership with DLSU is not only a nod to NXLED’s success but also a commitment to pay it forward to the nation’s future — its youth. After all, to Mr. Tiu and his family, DLSU is a home away from home.

Akari and NXLED CEO Christopher Tiu addresses the crowd

NXLED believes in the vision of De La Salle University and will contribute its expertise in lighting and technology seen in the campus’ facilities. The first in a series of contributions by NXLED is the donation of a 3D mapping equipment located in the front of the St. La Salle Hall. The 3D mapping tool will enable DLSU to tap into technology and use the facade of one of its most historic buildings as the canvas for videos and content. With this donation, DLSU became the first local university to incorporate 3D mapping technology on its campus.

DLSU will also use the latest NXLED products to ensure a well-lit, energy efficient, and conducive environment for students across its campuses.

NXLED will once again invest in the education of enrolled students via the Athletics department. Beginning Academic Year 2024-2025, NXLED will manage DLSU’s Women’s Football Team.

NXLED management and DLSU officials with DLSU’s Women’s Football Team

The NXLED organization is truly humbled by the opportunity to work with De La Salle University. Internally, we say that we hope to transform the lives of every Filipino one bulb at a time, and the partnership with DLSU truly paves the way to turning vision to reality. Surely, The challenges will seem less tough with the school hailing from Taft.

To Greener pastures!



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