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IES News and Call for Speakers, Lighting Designers

IES Face-to-Face Seminar Facilitator Directory Call for Qualified Facilitators If you are an experienced IES material presenter and interested in offering your expertise to another IES Section, please click here to send your name, years of experience with teaching/presenting/facilitating IES mater...Read more..

Summer is a Flop in the USA

And we can't blame this on Trump! Our USA editor Randy Reid prides himself as being one of the industry's biggest cheerleaders.  At EdisonReport we try to accent the positive aspects, but there are times we have to report negative issues and this is one of those times.  At the IES Annual Conf...Read more..

Osram Predicts Strong Growth in LiDAR – Invests in LeddarTech Inc.

OSRAM delivers solid Q3, continues to execute growth strategy. Third quarter highlights Revenue of €1,056m; comp. growth at 3.2%, excluding pre-buying effects at estimated 8.5% Solid adjusted EBITDA margin of 16.4% Positive free cash flow despite increased capital expenditures Osram in...Read more..

Submit Your Course Idea for LIGHTFAIR 2018

Are there topics that need to be a part of the conversation? What are the newest practices that you can share with other professionals in the industry? This is your opportunity to lead a course at the world’s largest annual lighting-related Conference. Top professionals from a broad spectrum of ...Read more..

IES Position Statement PS-09-17

The following email has been sent to all IES members. Although pertaining specifically to the American Medical Association statement and policy, we feel that this is important information for all people involved in lighting design and the lighting industry in general. We would like to thank the IES ...Read more..

Lumenpulse Shareholders Vote to Return the Company to a Private One

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/17 -- Lumenpulse Inc. (TSX: LMP) ("Lumenpulse" or the "Company"), the parent company of the Lumenpulse Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance, specification-grade LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that its shareholders have approved ...Read more..

Conventional Lighting Business Closed By Nordeon Group

Demand of conventional lighting declines more and more resulting in the closure of the production site of Nordeon in France. For several years, the lighting industry has undergone an important technological transformation. The LED technology is achieving unprecedented progress and the development...Read more..

RENA Electronica Open New Production Facility in Zundert

On Monday May 1st. we received the keys for our brand new production facility located in a renovated business complex in Zundert (Industrieweg 15a-15b). The increased demand of our (new) customers and the relatively large size of our overall systems led to this expansion. This facility of 2...Read more..

Royal Philips Sells 22.25 Million Shares in Philips Lighting

April 25, 2017 Royal Philips sells 22.25 million shares in Philips Lighting for total proceeds of EUR 641 million Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Today, Koninklijke Philips N.V. (“Royal Philips”) announces that it has successfully completed the accelerated bookbuild offering to institutional inve...Read more..

Lumenpulse To Be Taken Private By Founder F-X Souvay And Partners

Lumenpulse Inc. (TSX: LMP) ("Lumenpulse" or the "Company"), the parent company of Lumenpulse Group, a leading manufacturer of high performance, specification-grade LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") pursuant ...Read more..

LRC Video Response to AMA LED Lighting Report Available

Last month, participants at more than 200 locations around the world took part in the Lighting Research Center (LRC) webinar addressing the recent American Medical Association report on LED lighting. The video of that webinar is now available free to the public at https://youtu.be/2BcfcONrm58. ...Read more..

International Lighting Teams Sought for Harvey Milk Plaza Competition

HARVEY MILK A civil rights icon who stood up for inclusiveness and access for all. Now, a design competition seeks to preserve his legacy so that all may be inspired by his example. When San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk took his bullhorn and rallied crowds at the intersection of...Read more..

OSRAM Announces Layoffs

This announcement from Osram was sent out to its media partners today. Today we have informed our employees, that Osram is planning a reduction of 250-290 jobs in its Lighting Solutions (LS) Business Unit over the next two years. These measures affect the Siteco site in Traunreut, Germany, in par...Read more..

Fagerhult Acquires Intellectual Property Rights and Assets of Organic Response

Fagerhult has acquired the IPR and certain of the assets of Organic Response Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed) and Organic Response Investors Pty Ltd (Administrators Appointed). These IPR and assets relate to the lighting control and building analytics solution known under the Organic Response bran...Read more..

Fagerhult Completes Acquisition of WE-EF

Fagerhult has completed the acquisition of WE-EF and Flux Eclairage after receiving regulatory approval from the German Competition Authority. The acquisition is expected to have a positive effect on the earnings per share during 2017 and forward. More information about exterior lighting speciali...Read more..

Osram Completes Sale of Ledvance

The sale of Ledvance to a Chinese consortium was successfully completed, effective today. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities. The final selling price is around €500 million. As announced, Osram additionally expects license income of as much as ...Read more..

Zumtobel Group Launches New Business Unit – Zumtobel Group Services

The Zumtobel Group have today announced a new business unit that bundles all its services together. This move supports the Zumtobel Group’s aim of strengthening its position as a service-oriented company, while at the same time expanding its portfolio in the fast-growing connected lighting market....Read more..

Registration for LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Now Open

LFI 2017: NEW PRODUCTS. NEW CONFERENCE. NEW GLOBAL NETWORKING. The transformative power of innovation and imagination will converge in a global presentation of light and technology - brilliantly revealed at LIGHTFAIR International 2017. Where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and ne...Read more..

Ralf Knorrenschild Joins Board of Selux

Ralf Knorrenschild has joined the management board of Selux AG  with effect from the 1st February 2017. The 52-year old will be in charge of Sales, Marketing and Human Resources while Jürgen Hess (52), who joined the Selux AG board on 27th July 2015, will continue to be responsible for technical a...Read more..

LIGHTFAIR International 2018 Will Move To Chicago

LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will produce its 2018 trade show and conference in Chicago in a strategic move designed to accommodate its continuing growth, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta. ...Read more..

Osram at CES – Laser Based High-beams for Enhanced Road Safety

Osram will unveil its latest high-tech automotive applications at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Jan. 5-8, 2017. “Osram’s car lighting technologies are designed to offer drivers smart and stylish design options, but most importantly, to significantly enhance road safety,”...Read more..

IES 2017 Illumination Awards Call for Entries

Submissions are now being accepted for the IES’ 2017 Illumination Awards program via the Illumination Awards portal. DEADLINE! Submittals must be entered by February 17, 11:59pm. Illumination Award Categories Lighting Control Innovation, sponsored by the Lighting Controls Association Adv...Read more..

Call For Presentation Proposals Smart Lighting 2017

Lindtner Conference Hotel, Hamburg, Germany May 30+31, 2017 Smart Lighting Conference 2017 Call for Presentation Proposals You are kindly invited to submit your presentation proposal in the theme area of either technology, business and application or lighting design. Contributed proposals will b...Read more..

Schmitz Joins The Nordeon Group of Companies

The Nordeon Group is very proud to announce that as of December 1st, Schmitz Leuchten from Arnsberg, has joined its ranks. Schmitz is well known for its premium design, high performance luminaires for office, hospitality, architectural and retail. Founded in 1932 it has a rich history and legacy ...Read more..

Tridonic’s New CEO – Guido van Tartwijk

With effect from 1 November 2016, Guido van Tartwijk has become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tridonic, a company belonging to the Zumtobel Group. He succeeds Alfred Felder, who was appointed to the Group’s Management Board back in April this year. Born in the Netherlands in 1967, ...Read more..

PointGrab Boosted by $7M Strategic Investment from Philips Lighting and ABB

PointGrab today announced a US$7 million strategic investment to support its advanced sensor technology for smart buildings. The investors include new partners Philips Lighting, the global leader in lighting, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Co. Ltd (MUCAP), a venture capital arm of MUFG, Japan's largest fina...Read more..

New LED Lighting Has St. Peter’s Square Radiating in a Heavenly Glow

Following their successful project relighting the Sistine Chapel, Osram lends St. Peter's Square in Rome a new sense of radiance. Having undergone refurbishment, the square now boasts modern and energy-efficient outdoor LED luminaires which provide a unique lighting experience and also save energy ...Read more..

Lighting Fabrics – A New Approach for Flexible Light Sources

Different groups from the lighting business have been dreaming of truly flexible light sources for a long time. OLEDs are being promoted as the solution of the future but there are other solutions already on the market. Managing Director R&D at Carpetlight GmbH, Mr. Till Sadlowski, takes a look ...Read more..

Join the Official Launch of the Lighting Industry Academy

Date: 28 September 2016 Location: The Lighting Industry Association - Telford, UK Where we celebrate the bright and exciting future of learning for the lighting community, and an impressive new space to collaborate, inspire and encourage learning. Welcome to the Lighting Industry Academy ...Read more..

Lightfair 2017 Speaker Deadline Extended

The LIGHTFAIR® International 2017 Call for Speakers global invitation calls for top industry practitioners and educators to submit to speak at the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference in Philadelphia May 7 - 11. The speaker submission deadline ha...Read more..

‘BEYOND’ BY ROOSEGAARDE ADDS A NEW DIMENSION TO SCHIPHOL AIRPORT

Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde opens new permanent artwork ‘Beyond’ Your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground – that is what Schiphol Airport stands for to the millions of travellers passing through. A modification to Departure Hall 3 created a large empty wall, and Daa...Read more..

Opple Debut on Shanghai Stock Exchange

China's Growing Importance In Lighting Industry Shown By Massive Opple Debut on Shanghai Stock Exchange Shares in Opple, the lighting maker controlled by China billionaire couple Ma Xiuhui and Wang Yaohai, soared by their 44% upper limit on debut at the Shanghai Stock Exchange today. Ma and Wang...Read more..

TCP Announces Resignation of K.R. “Kaj” den Daas as CEO

AURORA, Ohio – August 10, 2016 – TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of energy efficient lighting technologies, today announced that Chief Executive Officer K.R. “Kaj” den Daas has resigned for personal reasons, effective October 3, 201...Read more..

Osram Approves Sale Of Its Lamps Business To Chinese Consortium

Lamps Business - Ledvance Transfers To Chinese Owners - Chinese consortium consisting of the strategic investor IDG, the Chinese lighting company MLS and the financial investor Yiwu acquire Osram’s business unit Lamps for more than €400 million - OSRAM Licht AG CEO Olaf Berlien: “Milestone i...Read more..

Record Jail Sentence for Lighting Recycling Fraudster

A Leeds businessman has received a record jail sentence of seven-and-a-half years over a £2.2m recycling fraud. Terence Solomon Dugbo, 45, of High Ash Avenue, Leeds, was sentenced on Friday 15 July at Leeds Crown Court following a major Environment Agency investigation and seven-week trial. This...Read more..

Ingo Bank is New Chief Financial Officer at OSRAM

Former Philips Lighting executive Ingo Bank was appointed as new Chief Financial Officer of OSRAM Licht AG at an extraordinary meeting on Monday by the supervisory board of the lighting company. Ingo Bank, 48, joins Osram from Parexel, a U.S. biopharmaceutical service provider where he served as Ch...Read more..

Osram Implements Changes to Managing Board

Two changes to the composition of the managing board of OSRAM Licht AG – already announced in April – came into effect on Friday. Stefan Kampmann, 52, assumes the newly created role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Osram as per July 1. Simultaneously, Klaus Patzak, 51, stepped down from h...Read more..

Shirley Coyle Assumes Presidency of the IES (2016 – 2017)

 (July 1, 2016)  Today, Shirley Coyle, LC, assumes the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development. Coyle succeeds Mark Roush. As a fellow Canadian, it gi...Read more..

Eindhoven First To Install BikeScout Light Safety System

Smart City Improves Bicycle Safety With LED Lighting A pilot has been initiated near the Meerenakkerweg-Kasteellaan roundabout to further improve cyclist traffic safety. Under contract to the Municipality of Eindhoven, the BikeScout innovation developed by Heijmans will be commissioned at the bic...Read more..

Blue Wavelengths of LED Light Negatively Affect Perception of Milk Quality

Most display cases and grocery stores increasingly change their lighting to LEDs to save energy, but that’s bad news for milk drinkers. Cornell researchers in the Department of Food Science found exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality ...Read more..

Oxford University Researchers Show How Blue Coloured Light Could Affect Our Sleep

The researchers, led by Dr Stuart Peirson from Oxford's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute were aiming to understand why exposing mice to bright light caused two -- physically incompatible -- responses. Dr Peirson explained: 'When we expose mice to light during the night, it causes th...Read more..

Philips Closes Shenzhen Factory

On May 31st, Philips Lighting Factory in Shenzhen–Philips Consumer Luminaires Manufacturing (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. have issued an announcement about deciding to dissolve the company in advance of previous plans, causing uproar in the industry. The announcement said that in recent years the company h...Read more..

Osram will light up the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm

Moving heads from Osram's Clay Paky will be in action to provide a spectacular light show Clay Paky are once again to provide exceptional lighting effects for the shows staged at the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Stockholm from May 10 to 14, 2016. A massive amount (almost 1,0...Read more..

It’s Official – Philips Lighting Will IPO

Breaking News Philips Lighting will be floated as an IPO. But the offer will not be available in the United States, Canada or Japan. Specifically, the shares of Philips Lighting have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and may not b...Read more..

LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

Most Innovative Product of the Year:  Philips Gardco SoftView LED parking garage luminaire.  A uniformly edge-lighted lens and 4% uplight offer increased visual comfort to eliminate the cave effect for parking. Technical Innovation Award:  The DMF Lighting OneFrame - DRDHNJD Recessed LED Downl...Read more..

Philips Shares Tumble As Disappointing First Quarter Results Are Announced

Frans van Houten, CEO: “Philips Lighting’s first-quarter performance improvement signals its great future as a focused, stand-alone company. Lighting posted its sixth consecutive quarter of year-on-year operational improvements, underpinning the strong potential of our LED business and the tr...Read more..

Fagerhult Acquires LED Linear GmbH

To strategically strengthen the Fagerhult Group’s position in the professional lighting market as well as adding leading complementary product ranges, Fagerhult has acquired 100% of the shares of LED Linear GmbH based in Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany. The acquisition is expected to have a positive eff...Read more..

Lumenpulse Growing and Making New Acquisitions

Above Industry Growth Rate Lumenpulse Inc. today released  its financial results for the third quarter and nine-month period ended January 31, 2016. "Our results for the third quarter were spearheaded by the impressive performance of our U.S. operations, which grew 88%, well above the industry ...Read more..

BDP and Nippon Koei to Unite

BDP combines forces with Japan’s leading engineering practice Nippon Koei to form an integrated design group of genuine international reach. Sharing a philosophy which places an emphasis on design integration and community impact, the new group offers a unique combination of deep technical...Read more..

WILA Joins the Nordeon Group

WILA is a well known international premium indoor architectural lighting brand serving customers around the globe from its operations in the UK and Germany. As part of the Nordeon Group, WILA will continue to operate as an independent, entrepreneurial, customer focussed business with the benefit of ...Read more..

Court Halts Philips’s Attack on WAC Citing “Reasonable Likelihood” that Philips’s Asserted Patents Will Be Invalidated

EdisonReport can confirm that WAC had another victory in its battle against Philips, this time in the District Court.  Below is the Court’s decision staying Philips’s entire case against WAC while the Patent Office makes a final determination whether the asserted patents are invalid (recall tha...Read more..

Was Lighting The Cause of The Dubai Hotel Fire?

An electrical short circuit was the reason for the huge fire at The Address Downtown Dubai hotel on New Year's Eve, forensic experts said on Wednesday. During a press conference held by Dubai Police it was said that the electric fault occurred in a projector used to illuminate the hotel and that ...Read more..

“The legacy lighting business – we continue to evaluate our options,” says GE’s Jeff Bornstein

From our sister site - EdisonReport.net The company founded by Thomas Edison doesn’t seem to have much interest in selling old-fashioned lightbulbs -  or much of anything for that matter - to everyday folks anymore. After agreeing to jettison its century-old home-appliances division th...Read more..

Lumitech Licenses Seoul Semiconductor for PI-LED Technology Applications

Seoul Semiconductor from Korea, and the Austrian company Lumitech have announced a licensing agreement for PI-LED technology patents. These patents govern the industrial trade mark rights of Lumitech’s PI-LED technology, which can implement tunable white from 2.500 to 7.000K with perfect colour re...Read more..

Osram Trust Program Fights Xenon Lamp Pirates

Osram puts down a marker in the fight against product pirates The Osram Trust Program provides consumers with two simple security checks to verify the authenticity of their xenon lamps Osram headlight lamps are continually being copied illegally by product pirates. To protect consumers from low-qu...Read more..

Go Scale States, “China will Inevitably Become the Leader of the Global LED Industry”

After Failure to Receive U.S. Government Approval for Philips Lumileds Acquisition, Go Scale States, "China will Inevitably Become the Leader of the Global LED Industry" January 22, 2016 – GO Scale Capital and Royal Philips announced today that the parties have terminated their March 2015 agr...Read more..

Bank Santander Contracts GE Lighting To Install 90,000 LEDs For UK Premises

The banking giant Santander is halving its bills with LED lighting. And it isn’t the LEDs themselves that made the lighting choice so clever – it’s how they’re managed and paid for. Santander has called on GE Lighting to install 90,000 new lights across all the bank’s branches and offi...Read more..

Philips Terminates Lumileds Transaction With Consortium Led by GO Scale Capital

Parties withdraw CFIUS filing and terminate agreement, because of inability to resolve CFIUS’ unforeseen concerns Philips is engaging with other parties that have expressed an interest in the Lumileds business Termination of the agreement does not impact Philips’ separation process &nb...Read more..

Q1 Looking Good – Osram Likes Fiscal Beginning of 2016 and Raises Profit Outlook

Based on a nominal revenue increase of 6.0% and cost discipline, Osram achieved a successful start into fiscal year 2016. Judging from today’s review of preliminary first quarter figures, the managing board expects a comparable growth of 0.4% to 1.477 billion Euro for the first quarter as well as ...Read more..

EdisonReport Becomes Media Partner of Light+Building

We are happy to announce that EdisonReport has accepted to be a Media Partner of the Light+Building Show 2016. This bi-annual Lighting show is the biggest in the world and was created for the global lighting market. About 2,500 exhibitors take part in Light + Building at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibiti...Read more..

OSRAM Rebrands Lamps Business to Ledvance

- Focus on consistent customer orientation - Powerful sales team, well-known brands and market expertise are competitive edge Osram continues to make progress with the carve-out of its general lighting lamps business. After the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG approved the carve-out of the unit...Read more..

Among Others, Five Chinese Companies Pursue OSRAM’s Lighting Business

Five Chinese LED manufacturers have been competing head-to-head in the bid for Osram’s lighting business, after the German company announced it would be spinning-off its less profitable general lighting business in April 2015. As we analysed the company following the announcement, we wrote th...Read more..

Is It Worth Making The Trip To San Diego?

View of the coronado bridge from the San Diego Convention Centre 2016 has the opportunity of being one of the best LIGHTFAIR's ever.  Our US editor Randy Reid took a one-day leave from the CES show in Las Vegas and hopped over to San Diego to check out the new digs for the 26-28th April show...Read more..

Melrose Eyes £4bn Bid For Philips Lighting

According to Sky News, the London listed industrial turnaround business Melrose eyes a bid for Philips' lighting division, which could be worth £4bn. Melrose is contemplating whether to join an auction of the business, which is drawing interest from some of the world's largest buyout funds. I...Read more..

CES Final Day: Lights that Listen?

In his final day at the CES show in Las Vegas, our intrepid US Editor, Randy Reid, discovers that you don't need glitter to strike gold... The ZigBee Alliance booth had representatives from both Philips and OSRAM.  OSRAM showed their LIGHTIFY A-line, Par, BR lamps.  We were early adaptors o...Read more..

Reuters: Philips, Osram lighting Bidders to Line up this Month

Companies interested in lighting assets will be able to bid for top European brands Philips and Osram in two separate auctions starting this month, according to industry sources on Friday. The divestments will allow Philips and Osram to focus on their core businesses and draw a line under bus...Read more..

CES. Day 1: Kodak, NXP, Ooma, Philips HUE

Las Vegas, January 6, 2015,   In an effort to further understand the Internet of Things, EdisonReport sent their US Editor to the CES show. His report of Day 1 follows. There is a lot to see this year at CES. I was not aware that Kodak had entered our industry, but Kodak LED Lighting showcased a...Read more..

EdisonReport Announces Annual LightTrades(tm) Awards 2015

EdisonReport announces our fourth annual LightTrades(tm) Awards featuring the best products launched at trade shows and conferences in the last year. For 2015, there were a lot of excellent products to choose from.   Our sources attended all major lighting trade shows and had a long list of can...Read more..

Lumenpulse Acquires Italian Architectural Lighting Company Exenia

Acquisition expands Lumenpulse’s product portfolio, deepening existing verticals into the architectural specification-grade indoor LED lighting market, and accelerates entry into new geography. Lumenpulse announced today that it has acquired all of the equity interest of Exenia S.r.l., an I...Read more..

Chinese Company MLS Has Big Plans For Osram’s Lighting Business

In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, MLS General Manager Lawrence Lin discussed in-depth the company’s ongoing talks with Osram to acquire its lighting business. If the deal goes smoothly, MLS should be able to complete acquisition talks with Osram by second quarter of 2016, said Lin. S...Read more..

PLDC 2015 in Rome Was Well Worth The Trip

28th October 2015 marked the official opening of the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) in Rome. We were lucky enough to be invited for a special event before the official opening party. A big thanks goes to Osram for an amazing private tour of the Sistine Chapel. We were allowed to ...Read more..

Havells Sylvania To Be Sold To Chinese

According to the Economic Times of India, Havells India, a maker of lighting and electrical products, has decided to sell an 80% stake in European lighting systems and fixtures company Sylvania. The sale to Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Limited, one of the leading listed companies with a key sharehold...Read more..

Philips and SAP Team Up To Make Cities Smarter With SAP HANA®

Philips and SAP SE have announced a collaboration that will link real-time information from Philips connected street lights with data from other sensors in a single integrated city dashboard to help cities gather valuable information. The joint offering combines real-time situational awareness based...Read more..

Light + Building 2016 TrendForum: Classical Aesthetic Meets Futuristic Technology

The designs for new lighting products take home comforts and aesthetic refinement as their starting point. The result is an inspiring mix, concomitant with classical archetypes and futuristic technology; these are the trends for the 2016/17 season. From 13 to 18 March 2016 these trends will be tr...Read more..

Project Manager UK & EMEA – Lumenpulse

London, United Kingdom. Lumenpulse is a leading specification-grade LED lighting solutions manufacturer. With a long track record of high-profile projects around the world, the company has earned numerous awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Gener...Read more..

Philips and Cisco Form Global Alliance For EUR 1Billion Office Lighting Market

Alliance will help enable facilities managers, building owners and office workers to reap the benefits of the Internet of Things in offices Combines Philips’ connected office lighting system with Cisco’s highly secure network technology, includes Cisco Catalyst Switches with Power over Ethe...Read more..

LED Street Lighting Made Mandatory in Delhi

Delhi Power Minister Satyendra Jain on Thursday announced that LED street lightings has been made mandatory in the city and is being implemented. "Government has made LED street lightings mandatory in Delhi and phase-wise implementation has begun," he said in his address at the inauguration of 13...Read more..

Paris Climate Summit Sees Plan For 10 billion LEDs To Be Installed Worldwide

Governments including China, India, the US and retail companies such as Ikea are backing a plan to have 10bn LED light bulbs fitted worldwide to tackle the 5% of global emissions caused by lighting. The public-private partnership is expected to see India sell 0.8bn LED bulbs by 2019 and China com...Read more..

Flos Acquires Lukas Lighting

Italian lighting manufacturer Flos is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Mr. Craig Corona for the acquisition of his Long Island City based company Lukas Lighting. With this move, the talent of Craig Corona and his 30-year experience in custom lighting will give a great b...Read more..

Tridonic Has Sold Its Signage Business to US Company AgiLight

· Tridonic to focus firmly on general lighting · AgiLight becomes a global player in the LED Signage Market · Tridonic Jennersdorf will continue to supply AgiLight with high quality LED components Effective today, Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, a manufacturer of LED lighting components and sys...Read more..

Philips Lighting Fined $2.0M from CSPC for 2011 Complaint

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J., has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to the government. The penalty settles charges that the company knowingly failed to report to CPSC,...Read more..

Energy Efficient Lighting Will Push Global Fixtures Market to US$215bn by 2021

According to Transparency Market Research, the global lighting fixtures market was valued at USD 136.30 billion in 2014. Their report shows the market growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2015 to 2021. In the report, the global lighting fixtures market is segmented by regions into North America, Europe...Read more..

The Inventor of Philips Hue Wants Us To Stop Thinking Simply About Colour Changing Light

"For me, the more interesting smart home set-up is where two or more products talk to each other to do something sensible and automatic. Natural use cases, where it's about the home supporting people." says George Yianni, the inventor of Hue and current head of Technology and Connected Lighting at P...Read more..

Osram Shares Fall As 2016 Outlook Disappoints Investors

Shares have fallen to a 10 month low of 37 Euro following the outlook released by the company after markets closed. Chief Executive Officer Olaf Berlien unveiled his five-year plan for Osram which included introducing a 500 million-euro ($536 million) share buyback and a 3 billion-euro investment...Read more..

Governance Issues Continue to Plague TCP

Technical Consumer Products (TCP) is a global manufacturer and supplier of TCP branded and own label, high-quality, energy efficient lighting products. AURORA, Ohio, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI) today announced that it will delay the release ...Read more..

CVC, KKR, Bain Said To Be Mulling Over $6 Billion Philips Lighting Bids

According to Bloomberg Business, Royal Philips NV’s lighting division is attracting interest from a number of the world’s largest private-equity firms, in a deal that could value the unit at about 5.5 billion euros ($6 billion), people familiar with the matter said. CVC Capital Partners, in p...Read more..

Industry Wants RoHS Exemptions to Continue in Europe

The lighting industry has made a written request to the European Commission that it continue approving RoHS exemptions for categories of fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting equipment. More details will follow when available....Read more..

Royal Philips and OLEDWorks Finalize Acquisition of OLED Components Business

OLEDWorks LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of key OLED assets and relevant intellectual property from Royal Philips. Manufacturing will continue in the existing facility in Aachen, Germany with the establishment of OLEDWorks GmbH. See my comments when this acquisition was a...Read more..

Philips Announces Third Quarter Results But Lumileds Sale Might Be In Jeopardy

Frans van Houten, CEO: “Philips delivered improved results for the third quarter of 2015, confirming that our operational performance continues to strengthen, despite deteriorating macro-economic conditions in a number of markets, most notably in China. Healthcare comparable sales and order ...Read more..

UK Contest in Search of Bright Ideas For Digital Cities

The Intelligent Community Challenge is a quest to find more creative ways of solving problems facing local governments across the UK. From road safety to leisure space and driverless cars, councils are calling for digital solutions – so they’re calling in the digital generation to do it. They...Read more..

Aura Light Wins Sustainability Prize For The Third Year In A Row

The Swedish lighting company Aura Light has once again become Swedish champion in the European Business Awards 2015/2016, in the category Environmental & Corporate Sustainability. This is the third year in a row that Aura Light has been awarded the title in this category. Now Aura Light is comp...Read more..

Time to Get Ready for Light + Building 2016

Focus on the future: complementary programme at Light + Building 2016 showcases new products and trends Multi-faceted offering for all trade visitors: information gathering at lectures by experts in their field, special events to support the up coming generation. Light + Building is a fixed vari...Read more..

PSV Football Stadium Has New LED Lighting

PSV became the first Eredivisie club in the Netherlands to kick off under ground-breaking LED lighting at the Philips Stadium on Saturday evening. The Eindhoven-based national champions played a match against Excelsior from Rotterdam under the innovative LED pitch lighting supplied by their main spo...Read more..

Virgin Trains Go High-Tech With LED

Virgin Trains, one of the UK’s largest train operators, has specified Aura Light to provide energy efficient lighting for its Pendolino trains. Each train within the fleet has been installed with Aura Light’s A-LED spotlights in white and blue, a bespoke product designed specifically for the ...Read more..

GE Lighting Uses Competition To Design New Smart Office Lighting Products

When compared to the 'total lighting solutions' of other European lighting powerhouses, it wouldn't be unfair to opine that GE Lighting has been lagging behind. But now the company plan to change all that by leapfrogging over their competition by using...........a competition. The company have la...Read more..

IES Welcomes New Executive Vice President – Tim Licitra

New York, NY — The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is proud to announce and welcome Timothy (“Tim”) Licitra as Executive Vice President, effective October 19, 2015. Tim succeeds William Hanley, who retired in December 2014. Licitra will be responsible for the overall ma...Read more..

Cree Wins IP Fight with Former Licensee

Durham-based LED giant Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) scored a small victory in its legal battle with a former licensee – Taiwanese firm Kingbright Electronic Co. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently dismissed a petition filed by Kingbright that claimed an LED technology at the centre of the fight was ...Read more..

Improved Lighting Helps People Suffering Alzheimer’s Disease

Some 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As the baby boomers age, that number is expected to rise dramatically. While science struggles to find an effect treatment, even a cure, other scientists are finding ways to help manage the disease. The disease impedes ...Read more..

Plessey’s £60m LED Investment Could Brighten Plymouth’s Future

Plymouth is home to western Europe’s largest naval base and has relied on the defence and maritime sectors for jobs. But local political and business leaders are attempting to recast its economic profile with an emphasis on marine manufacturing, innovation and tourism. Plessey is to triple its ...Read more..

UK Showcases Art & Science of Lighting With The Night of Heritage Light

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) will be celebrating the International Year of Light by illuminating some of the UK’s most iconic locations. On October 1, in an event designed to showcase the talents of SLL members and th...Read more..

Lighting Industry Questions European Commission Mains Voltage Directional Halogen Lamp Phase out

LightingEurope accepts but disagrees with the European Commission’s decision to phase out mains voltage halogen directional lamps. Stage 3 of Regulation EC 1194/2012 will now take effect, and these lamps will no longer be available on the European market from September 2016 onwards. This is contra...Read more..

Avila Wins First Prize in the City.People.Light Awards 2015

The city of Avila in Spain has been awarded the first prize for its city centre lighting masterplan ‘New Nightscape’, announced at the 13th annual City.People.Light awards ceremony on 25 September 2015 in Helsinki, Finland. The lighting design was executed by lighting design company AUREOLIGHTIN...Read more..

Osram To Sell Stake in Chinese Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co

Osram agrees to sell financial investment for more than €350 million - Positive pre-tax effect of about €300 million expected in fiscal 2016 - Net disposal proceeds to be used for further funding of worldwide pension liabilities Osram’s transformation is making further progress: the compa...Read more..

LightingEurope and IALD Announce Cooperation Agreement

LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) are pleased to announce that they have signed a cooperation agreement in recognition that the two organisations share certain goals and objectives. Each group will focus on its own priorities and programs, and the two will...Read more..

EXCLUSIVE: GE Issues HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaire Discontinuation Notice

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.NET updated 12:13 p.m. CST--We've got the letter. Read it here. updated 11:40 a.m. CST--GE spokesman called to emphasize that SOME fixtures are being discontinued. EdisonReport.net can confirm GE has issued an internal memo announcing the discontinuatio...Read more..

Roland Haitz, Creator of Haitz’s Law, R.I.P.

History will remember Roland Haitz as the prophet of the last great revolution in lighting. Haitz’s Law, the metric he formulated, is the equivalent for LEDs and lighting what Moore’s Law is for transistors and integrated circuits.  It correctly predicted the time-scale and degree to which ligh...Read more..

Space Station Photo Shows Contrast Between HPS and LED in Milan

Astronauts currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are showing the world just how much light pollution Light-emitting diodes (LED) create. While many think that this form of lighting is environmentally-friendly given how much energy it saves, it comes with one major problem: i...Read more..

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Moves Back To Philadelphia

In a surprise announcement today, LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)has confirmed that it will return to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017 for its 28th-annual staging May 7—11. Reported Last Year EdisonReport has finally received written notification that LIGHTFAIR is moving...Read more..

Marike de Kruiff RIP

It is with deep personal sadness that I write of the untimely death of Marike (formerly of Philips Lighting and Philips Design) following a brave battle with breast cancer. Marike was more than just a colleague with a great eye for lighting and design. She was a loving wife and mother of four...Read more..

GE Loses Patent Infringement Suit

GE Loses Against Lighting Science Group, Lights of America, Feit, and MSI "Because, as the parties agree, either “elongated” or “heat sink” (verb) appear in all of the claims that GE alleges Defendants’ products infringe, GE’s patent infringement actions against the Defendants a...Read more..

Well Done Banana Republic

During a recent trip to Toronto, Canada, your humble Editor went over the border for a quick shopping trip. I noticed that there is a big trend in retail design to use more natural products and organic shapes. This is of course complimented by the increasing use of LEDs in retail. Although a little ...Read more..

Zumtobel Lighting, Inc. To Invest $10 million In The Americas

To serve the demand of high quality, next generation LED luminaires and lighting systems, Zumtobel Lighting, Inc. is investing in talent acquisition as well as modernization of its production lines located in the USA. Highland, New York, August 2015 – Zumtobel Lighting, Inc. is investing $10 mi...Read more..

Lightfair 2016 Call For Speakers Now Open

San Diego, California. 24 - 28th April, 2015. The LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 Call for Speakers invites top industry practitioners to participate in the world's largest annual lighting-related conference which provided more than 11,000 hours of education this year. LIGHTFAIR Internationa...Read more..

PLDC Announces Urban Landscape Lighting Design Competition

The Professional Lighting Design Convention, PLDC 2015 will be held in Rome from 28th – 31st October, 2015. In collaboration with the Italian Association of Lighting Designers APIL, together with PLDC, and the Master’s Courses in Lighting Design at La Sapienza and Roma Tre University, the Italia...Read more..

Less Street Lighting Has No Impact On Crime Or Collisions

The study, led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in partnership with University College London and published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, looked at councils which had implemented a range of lighting reductions or changes such as replacing Sodium with whi...Read more..

Tridonic Extends Lawsuit Against AOC International

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and part of the Lighting company Zumtobel Group, has extended the lawsuit against the LED display manufacturer AOC International (Europe) B.V. and its German subsidiary AOC International (Europe) GmbH to additional produc...Read more..

Eaton Announces $145M Restructuring; Asks Some Employees to Take Unpaid Time Off

Eaton Second Quarter Operating Earnings Per Share of $1.16, Above Midpoint of Guidance and Up 5 Percent Over Second Quarter of 2014 Although 2nd quarter earnings were up over last year, the company announced it is implementing a restructuring program, intended to cut $145 million from its cost st...Read more..

Philips Separation of Lighting Business to Cost $200-$300M Euros

Philips, which predicts to complete the separation of the lighting business in the first half of 2016, said Monday it now expects the move to cost 200 million to 300 million euros in 2015 and the same amount in 2016. The company previously predicted the separation costs would amount to 300 to 400 mi...Read more..

TARGETTI Launches US Divsion

TARGETTI GROUP announces new operations in the U.S. that will operate under the name TARGETTI USA and led by U.S. Business Development Manager, Marie Paris.  TARGETTI USA headquarters will be located in Costa Mesa, California and will offer a full line of U.S. approved products from both TARGETTI a...Read more..

“Light Recipes” For City Farming From Philips

Royal Philips has opened its state-of-the-art GrowWise Centre at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Research being conducted by Philips will provide tailor-made LED light growth recipes making it possible for producers to increase their yields and grow tasty and healthy food indoors...Read more..

Lighting.com Closes Down Website And Moves To Philips

Those of you who have visited the lighting.com website recently will see that it has been closed down. It is such a pity that all the great content, newsletters and stories built up over the years have disappeared. The address will now take you directly to the Philips Lighting LED Licensing Program ...Read more..

Trading Update For Dialight Amid Falling Sales & Share Price

A profit warning from Dialight has sent its share price plunging by 25.8 per cent. In its AGM Trading Update of 15 April 2015, Dialight said that Group revenue growth for the first quarter had exceeded expectations but that the company had a number of operational inefficiencies. However, since that...Read more..

Cosmoled And Dangoo Obtain Core IP For Filament LED

The penetration of LEDs in the traditional decorative lighting market has been hampered by poor colour rendering, high price and ‘weird’ shapes caused by LED placement and necessary heat sinks. However, over the past 2 years, a new type of LED packaging often referred to as “filament” LEDs h...Read more..

Osram Supervisory Board Approves Lamps Business Carve-Out

Osram has taken another step in its realignment of the lighting business. In an extraordinary meeting, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG formally approved the carve-out of the general lighting lamps business. Jes Munk Hansen, currently CEO of the Americas region, will lead the separated la...Read more..

Echoing Europe, Councils Across Australia Are Moving Towards Energy Efficient Street Lighting

In North America and Europe, the switch to more energy efficient streetlighting using LEDs is well under way. In Australia, street lighting is perceived as the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions from local government, typically accounting for 30 to 60 percent of emissions. With electr...Read more..

IES Call For Papers and Progress Report Submissions

Call for Papers or Posters The IES Annual Conference is a comprehensive educational forum for lighting professionals. This year, we are particularly seeking papers which embrace the process of professional lighting research and development in areas of art and design, science and research and educat...Read more..

Go Scale to Raise $1.9B in Debt to Purchase Philips Components

Go Scale, the investment fund that is purchasing Philips' lighting components unit Lumileds, said on Wednesday it would fund the acquisition in part by raising $1.93 billion (1.77 billion euros) in debt. The fund said in a statement that the Bank of China was acting as sole bookrunner in arranging t...Read more..

Lightfair 2015 – Are You Connected?

Smart Lighting Is The Name Of The Game Lightfair returned to New York with a bang. The refurbished convention centre sports a new ‘crystal palace’ allowing the entrance area to be flooded with natural daylight. The show was a great success in terms of both the number of exhibitors and number of...Read more..

Philips Out Of OLEDs. Is Going Flexible The Right Strategy?

According to Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, OLEDs are taking too long to reach their promised potential. And I have to agree. Four years ago I attended a workshop hosted by Dietmar Thomas at the Philips Lumiblade creative lab in Aachen, Germany. During the workshop, lighting designers, luminaire manufactur...Read more..

Where are the discounts? Carrefour’s LED Supermarket Lighting Will Guide You

World first: retail giant Carrefour will use Philips LED supermarket lighting to deliver location-based services to shoppers’ smartphones Philips connected lighting acts like an indoor GPS, transmitting location information to an app which triggers location-based services Revolutionary Phil...Read more..

Eurovision Song Contest In a New Light

The 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be held this weekend in Vienna. Thanks to lighting manufacturer Osram, effect spots will create fascinating stage shows and the intelligent Lightify light system will get the audience involved in the European Village public viewing area. “With o...Read more..

Philips Combines Lighting and Medical R&D In Five Year Deal With M.I.T.

• Philips will move its North American research center to Cambridge, Mass. to engage with the area’s rich innovation ecosystem • Five-year alliance with MIT amounts to USD 25 million in total and is an integral part of the company’s current R&D spend Royal Philips today announced ...Read more..

Rudd’s Challenge: Keeping Britain’s Lights On While Reducing Carbon Emissions

Following their victory last week, Conservative Amber Rudd was named to serve as the U.K. Cabinet minister in charge of energy and climate, easing concerns that the Conservative government would quickly backtrack on pledges to reduce fossil-fuel pollution. Rudd, 51, was promoted from a junior post ...Read more..

The 2015 LIGHTFAIR Interviews

Every year at LIGHTFAIR our humble US based editor sits down and interviews key industry leaders on-camera. You can see the results of this years discussions below. Menko Deroos, Xicato Jim Benya, Benya Burnett Consultancy Sabu Krishnan, COO & President, Venture Lighting/ADLT Ste...Read more..

Lightfair Day 1 – Its Great To Be Back In New York!

The newly renovated Jacob Javits Centre is a light-filled masterpiece of metal and glass. The show floor is packed and there is a lot of buzz around. Our sources indicate that LIGHTFAIR will break their attendance records. Those will be hard numbers and easily quantifiable. But there are many other ...Read more..

David Cameron Visits Lighting Company acdc

On Friday 1st May 2015, acdc welcomed a Conservative Party Leader and Prime Minister, David Cameron to the acdc manufacturing facility at Gisburn Road. Mr Cameron was in the North West as part of his campaign trail and chose to visit acdc in recognition of the company’s achievements, innovation...Read more..

Comments On What The New OSRAM Will Look Like

By Julie Allen The Osram Management Team have released more information about how they are going to re-structure the company and what they expect that will deliver. At yesterday’s meeting, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG gave the green light for a mandate to examine the carve-out of the g...Read more..

Jury Rules Against Nichia in ’925′ and ’960′ Patent Suit But They Will Appeal

Jury Findings May Impact on Everlight and Nichia Lawsuit This report, from LEDinside, looks at the ongoing patent war that restricts LED manufacturers from entering the North American market. The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia pat...Read more..

Osram Supervisory Board Gives Green Light To Carve Up Business

Osram supervisory board extends contract of Klaus Patzak and approves new strategy Extension by five years until 2021 Mandate to examine carve-out of the lamps business At today’s meeting, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG extended the contract of Chief Financial Officer Klaus Patzak (4...Read more..

Philips Lighting Report Lower Sales and Profit

According to Philips, the lighting market is expected to grow by 3-5% per annum between 2013 and 2018. The majority of this growth will be driven by LED-based solutions and applications – heading towards a 60-65% share by 2018 – and growth geographies. “We are leading the industry trans...Read more..

Philips Turns Time Square Ball Orange to Celebrate Dutch Kings Day

On April 27th, the Netherlands will celebrate King's Day. Royal Philips today announced that in celebration of King’s Day ¹: it will be lighting up the Time Square Ball in different colours. The Ball will be Orange and then Red/White/Blue - the colours of the Dutch flag - from April the 24th to t...Read more..

Call for projects: Luminale 2016 – Biennale of Lighting Culture

For more than 12 years, the bi-annual Luminale has been held alongside the Light+Building trade fair. With 250.000 visitors at the last event (in 2014), it is now firmly established internationally as the Biennale of Lighting Culture. Luminale forms the evening programme for the 210.000 visitors ...Read more..

OSRAM To Split Lighting Business

In a move that seems to echo the strategy of lighting giant Philips, Osram announced last night that it intends to transfer the general lighting lamps business into an independent legal structure. According to the announcement, the decision was based on discussions held on April 15, 2015 by the M...Read more..

Lightpower Donates $50,000 to Behind the Scenes Charity

Neal Preston Rock’n’Roll Photo Exhibition [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="115"] Don't leave your colleagues in the dark[/caption] Leading into Musikmesse, in Frankfurt, was the opening reception for the exhibition of the Lightpower Collection of Neal Preston’s extraordinary photogr...Read more..

Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of LED Location Software Company ByteLight

Editor's Note:  We first learned of ByteLight in a GE Lighting Display last year at LIGHTFAIR. ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced it has acquired for cash certain assets, including the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLigh...Read more..

US Retailer Target To Deploy Lighting Based Location Services In Store

Ailing retail giant Target, who closed down their entire Canadian retail operation on 12th April, are looking to deploy an in-store mobile phone navigation system that guides customers around their stores. The concept, first demonstrated by Philips Lighting a number of years ago, uses the luminaires...Read more..

OSRAM Raises Outlook After Impressive 2nd Quarter

OSRAM Licht AG recorded a continued positive operative earnings development in the second quarter of fiscal 2015. The adjusted EBITA of €151 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 was positively impacted by favourable currency relations. This results in an adjusted EBITA margin of 10.8 perc...Read more..

Corning Announces Deal with OLEDworks

Agreement enables increased efficiency and conformable OLED lighting solutions Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) have announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop unique, flexible, and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning® Willow® Glass as an integrated substrate...Read more..

Martin Professional Reveals Winners of 2015 Young Lighting Designer Contest

HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced Jorge Espinoza as the first prize winner of the 2015 Young Lighting Designer Contest. As part of his prize, Espinoza has been awarded a trip to the Prolight + Sound 2015 show in Frankfurt, Germany where he will be formally presented as the winner at the...Read more..

F W Thorpe Acquires Dutch Company Lightronics

The Board of F W Thorpe Plc is pleased to announce the acquisition of 65% of the issued share capital of Dutch company, Lightronics Participaties B.V. ("Lightronics"), a specialist in lighting systems and controls for a range of different sectors. The acquisition is expected to enhance earnings p...Read more..

Philips Sells Components and Automotive To Consortium Led By GO Scale Capital

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced that it has signed an agreement with a consortium led by GO Scale Capital through which they will acquire an 80.1% interest in Philips’ combined LED components and Automotive lighting business, with Philips retaini...Read more..

Future Energy Solutions Wins at the British Parking Awards

Future Energy Solutions (FES) and National Car Parks (NCP) are celebrating following the win of a prestigious accolade at the British Parking Awards 2015. The partnership beat off stiff competition to secure the Sustainable Parking Award for an installation of light emitting diode (LED) lighting tec...Read more..

Anger In Carlisle Over LEDs: Anybody walking night won’t be able to see a thing

Carlisle Streets are being plunged into darkness because of new lighting, according to a city councillor. He has drawn attention to the fact the lights project their beam downwards, which he has claimed makes the area between them dark. He said: “All we have got now is less light between each ...Read more..

Reuters Gets it Wrong On Philips

In an article about potential suitors for Philips Lighting, Reuters states:  "Lattice Power, a small company which last year secured $80 million in funding by Asia Pacific Resources Development Investment, already has some connection to Philips, as it made James Haworth, a former Philips executive,...Read more..

PLDC Conference Warm-up Events Announced

More warm-up events leading up to the PLDC have been confirmed: Evening reception in Milan/I: April 2015: in preparation Get-together in New York/USA, 5. May 2015, partnered by iGuzzini USA Casino night in London/UK: 14. May, 2015 partnered by iGuzzini UK Evening event in Paris/F: 25. June...Read more..

The Freescale-NXP Merger is Important to Lighting

Many of today's LED drivers use components from both US based Freescale and Dutch giant NXP. As such, this merger is important to the lighting industry. As we’ve seen over the past several years, automobile makers have been taking huge steps forward in technology. LEDs are being used in more an...Read more..

CVC, KKR Reportedly in Lead to Acquire Philips

"Unless CVC and KKR fear they're overpaying, it's their deal," this source said, who asked not to be named as the matter is confidential. See the Report from Reuters here....Read more..

Luceplan and Modular Launch Co-branded Showroom

Luceplan, a Milan based lighting company, and Modular Lighting Instruments, Belgian manufacturer of architectural lighting systems, today launched a new co-branded showroom in New York City’s Soho neighbourhood. Patrizia Vicenzi, General Manager, Luceplan, Bart Maeyens, General Manager, Mod...Read more..

Edison Report Supports PLDC 2015

We are happy to announce that EdisonReport has accepted to be an Online Media Partner of the Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) 2015. This bi-annual Convention was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and ...Read more..

New Organizational Structure for GE Lighting

Shift from geographic orientation to channel orientation to enhance customer experience New organizational structure will lend momentum to GE's focus to drive the LED transition and energy-efficiency initiatives of the region GE Lighting has announced its new organizational structure for ...Read more..

Acuity Brands Acquires Distech Controls for $252M

Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) ("Company") today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding capital stock of Distech Controls Inc., a leading provider of building automation and energy management solutions that allow for the seamless integration of lighting, HVAC,...Read more..

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Annual Young Lighting Designer Contest

Win a Trip to Prolight+Sound 2015, Gear And More  HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced the kickoff of their annual Young Lighting Designer Contest that offers aspiring LDs from around the world a chance to have their work internationally recognized. The winner will be awarded an all-incl...Read more..

Philips Scoops A Record-Breaking 52 Winners At The if DESIGN AWARD 2015

This year marks 90 years since the inception of design at Philips. Since 1925 Philips design has evolved into being a key strategic partner for the business, improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has picked up 52 accolades at the iF DESIGN A...Read more..

PLDC 2015 Conference Programme Announced

28th – 31st October, 2015. Rome, Italy The final list of speakers and topics has been selected from more than 260 submissions and the PLDC organisers are proud to present a high-class, future-oriented and innovative conference with speakers from 25 different countries! As in previous years,...Read more..

Audi Opens New Lighting Competence Centre

German car company Audi is extending its lead in the field of automotive lighting technology with a new lighting competence centre at the company’s site in Ingolstadt. Part of the centre includes a 120 metre long tunnel. Vehicles can be driven into this underground light tunnel which offers new po...Read more..

OSRAM Announces Innovation and Technology Initiative

Olaf Berlien, Chief Executive Officer of Osram Licht AG, has taken the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) as an opportunity to announce the promotion of new technologies and innovations. “We will drive new technologies and innovations by using selective incentives and investments,” Berlien...Read more..

Osram illuminates Deutsches Museum To Mark Start of International Year of Light

Be Quick - It's Only Tonight and Tomorrow! To celebrate the start of the International Year of Light, Osram is illuminating the facade of the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany. The lighting installation can be seen today and tomorrow night. It is entitled “Light is more than illumination” and...Read more..

Call for Speakers for the 2015 IES Annual Conference

The IES is seeking experts to present at the 2015 Annual Conference being held in Indianapolis, Indiana this November 8-10. Professionals from diverse disciplines will come together to explore, present, discuss, debate and exchange best practices in the art and science lighting. Individual presenter...Read more..

ForumLED Europe Appoints Conference Programming Committee

The members of the Programming Committee of ForumLED Europe have been confirmed. These industry veterans have been selected for their complementary skills, expert knowledge of LED technologies & applications and for their long-term vision of the LED lighting market. Members of the Programming ...Read more..

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) secures £1.3M funding

The UK’s Lighting Industry received a huge boost this week as the Lighting Industry Association received a share of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to further develop its laboratory services (LIA Laboratories) and new Lighting Training Academy. The funds will help the Lighting Industry ...Read more..

U.S. Trade Commission Agrees to Investigate Cree’s Patent Dispute Against Feit

Editors note; Although a US based initiative, the outcome of this investigation will be watched closely around the world. Cree, Inc. announced today that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has agreed to open an investigation into unfair trade practices by Feit Electric Company, Inc. an...Read more..

OSRAM To Remove ‘ECO’ From Halogen Packaging

According to German TV website Das Erste, consumer groups think that "a halogen lamp is by no means environmentally friendly or ecological because it consumes a lot of energy." And although 20% more efficient than regular incandescent, should not be considered energy saving. That term should be used...Read more..

Osram OLEDs Feature in BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights Car

Advanced lighting, front and back: Osram is featured in the BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights not only with laser light in the headlights but also, and for the first time, with OLEDs (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) in the tail lights. These area light sources enable the lights to be made in any shape, o...Read more..

Last Call For The 2014 GE Edison Awards

The 2014 GE Edison Award competition is open to those lighting professionals who creatively employ significant use of GE lighting products, including, but not limited to, GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and modules, lighting controls and non-LED lamps and lumina...Read more..

5th LED Professional Symposium +Expo: Call for Papers Now Open

The "Call for Papers" has been announced by the international program committee for the 5th LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS). The LpS 2015 will take place from September 22nd to 24th, 2015, in Bregenz, Austria. Authors from science and industry have until February 20th, 2015 to submit their dr...Read more..

Body in Dalbeattie Burn Prompts New Lighting Installation

A police report into the death of a man whose body was found in a burn (fresh water stream) in Dalbeattie, Scotland has prompted moves to improve lighting in the area. According to a report to the council's economy, environment and infrastructure committee there was no suggestion a lack of lighti...Read more..

Vitamins & Glasses Could Help Safeguard Eyesight From Too Much Blue Light

A study released this month shows using tablets, ereaders and phones with LED screens at night can cause some people to have insomnia. More worrying in the long term, however, is the increasing evidence that LED light could cause some people exposed over a long period of time to suffer age-related ...Read more..

Taiwan’s TSMC Sells Struggling LED Business to Epistar for $26M

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd has agreed to sell its LED lighting unit to local firm Epistar Corp in a $26 million deal that will allow both Taiwanese companies to focus on their core business. The deal, announced on Friday, underscores the price wars that have slashed the profitabili...Read more..

2015 IES Illumination Awards Program is Open For Submissions

The IA program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design based on the individual merit of each entry. Judging is based on how well the lighting design meets the specified criteria for the category the project is entered in. Anyone may enter the progr...Read more..

OLEDs To Reach Mass Market As Early As 2017

The “future of lighting starts today”-package 40 bare Brite FL300 OLEDs for just € 2,400* It has never been easier to enter the world of OLED lighting. Thanks to a new starter package launched by Philips, you will get access to 40 pieces of their most advanced OLED ever. The Brite FL300 ...Read more..

Google’s Nest Adds 15 New Partners, including Philips Hue and Lutron

Nest has been steadily expanding their services through their ‘Works with Nest’ program, teaming up with other hardware and software companies to bring extra functionality and smarts to your home, and convenience to your thermostat. The Google owned company has announced the addition of fifte...Read more..

The Connected Lighting Alliance Debuts Wireless Products At CES 2015

In recent years, lighting has solidified its position as the cornerstone of the smart home. With products such as the Philips Hue, OSRAM Lightify and GE Link, consumers experience increasing freedom of choice. The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), as the leading industry consortium comprising all ...Read more..

India’s Prime Minister Modi: “Give LED Bulbs as Gifts”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the LED (light emitting diode) bulb as a 'Prakash Path' (way to light) and appealed that gifts such as diaries and calendars on New Year should be replaced by gifts of LEDs. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Ene...Read more..

BMW to Display Laser Headlights and OLED Tail lights at CES

BMW will be lighting up CES 2015 with the help of smart lasers and OLED technology. The company plans to debut a new prototype that utilizes both smart laser headlights and OLED tail lights. At CES 2015 the company’s concept car will use its various sensors and data sources to shape the las...Read more..

Tridonic Jennersdorf Files Lawsuit Against AOC International (Europe)

With the technology shift to LEDs in full flow, the Zumtobel Group is rigorously defending its intellectual property rights. Companies that have infringed the rights of the Group or its subsidiaries are requested to respect these rights and purchase the appropriate licences. In the event that infrin...Read more..

LpS 2015 Call for Papers Now Open

Artificial lighting greatly contributes to global energy demand and human well being. We are convinced that smart designs and controls are crucial for further developments of solid state lighting technologies and a platform for key experts is essential to determine future trends and find solutions. ...Read more..

EU Funding Available For Multi-city Smart Lighting Development

The European Commission anticipates providing up to €70 million to collaborative multi-city LED lighting projects similar to an innovative Genoa-led program that landed €3.5 million in Commission funding for six cities earlier this year. Khalil Rouhana, director of the components and systems ...Read more..

The Battle of The Bulb – Are Halogen Lamps Staying For Longer?

Following the recent release of a test report (see discussion & details here), the lighting industry organisation LightingEurope have issued a press release claiming that the report is flawed. LightingEurope Concludes the “Test Report – Clear, Non-Directional LED Lamps” is Flawed - Concl...Read more..

Philips and Severine Fontaine Launch 80m Centrepiece of Lyon’s Festival of Lights

Royal Philips has teamed up with a celebrated French artist, Severine Fontaine, to create a lightshow the size of a football pitch as the centrepiece of the world famous Lyon Festival of Lights in Lyon, France. From 5 to 8 December 2014, the installation transformed the banks of the River Rhône wit...Read more..

Bill Hanley, EdisonReport’s 2014 ‘Person of the Year’

The Illuminating Engineering Society is a very strong and robust organization for many reasons, but perhaps the single most important factor in its strength is the man who has run the day-to-day operations for the past 26 years, Bill Hanley, Executive Vice President, and EdisonReport’s 2014 'Perso...Read more..

Amsterdam Light Festival Opens

Last night saw the opening of the 3rd edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. Forty pieces of art, setting the city in a completely new light, will brighten up the inner city of Amsterdam this winter. The magical artworks are designed and created by architects and artists from nine different countr...Read more..

EU Considering Halogen Lamp Reprieve

Brussels are considering to delay the phasing out of mains voltage halogen lamps from 2016 to 2018. The result could be €8.6bn (£6.8bn) of lost efficiency savings, according to Clasp, a leading efficiency standards and labelling group, which co-authored the test report by the Swedish energy agenc...Read more..

Hess Returns To The French Market

Hess GmbH Licht + Form, a manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings based in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), has returned to the French market. At the trade fair “Salon des Maires” taking place from 25 – 27 November 2014 in Paris, Hess introduces its new sales team as...Read more..

Mixed Reviews For Lumenpulse: Is The Future Clear?

Lumenpulse Inc. was the brightest of lighting IPO's this year, at one point up nearly 50 per cent from its April début. The Canadian based manufacturer of LED lighting systems was putting up impressive growth numbers despite recessionary woes. The company opened its EMEA office in London in Dec ...Read more..

Samsung Clarifies LED Exit

Late Friday, our sister publication, EdisonReport, received the following statement from John Lucas, Sr. Mgr., Public Relations at Samsung: “We have decided to discontinue our LED lamp business in all markets, except Korea, so that we can focus more resources on our core business areas. We...Read more..

UK Council Announces That LEDs Do Not Cause Blindness

FEARS that "eco-friendly" LED lights may cause blindness have been played down by council chiefs. Spanish research suggests that blue LED light can irreparably damage the cells in the eye's retina. But experts at Derbyshire County Council – which is to install LED bulbs in nearly 70,000 stree...Read more..

You Can’t Fight Ebola In The Dark – Support The Relief Effort

When the Ebola outbreak first hit, WakaWaka mobilized resources to send desperately needed solar lights to Liberia and Sierra Leone. These are the hardest hits countries where over 90% of the population is not connected to the electricity grid. 10,000 WakaWakas are now in West Africa to be i...Read more..

Weak Demand Weighs on Philips

Philips slid to a net loss in the third quarter, weighed down by one-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China -- a setback for the Dutch giant as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm. Philips is targeting an improvement in its earnings before interest tax and am...Read more..

Smart Highway with Glowing Lines Now Live

The pilot installation of the innovative Smart Highway by artist Daan Roosegaarde and construction company Heijmans has been completed. The project is part of the ‘N329-Road of the Future’ in Oss, the Netherlands. In this section of the road, glow in the dark lines are installed, called Glowi...Read more..

Behind the Scenes UK Kick Started at PLASA 2014

Behind the Scenes UK, is a new charity that will provide financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals in need of help due to serious illness or injury. Fundraising kicked off on Sunday evening at the Knights of Illumination Awards Ceremony when Clay Paky’s Commercial Director Pio...Read more..

PennWell Acquires Leading Lighting Media Business – Luxlive

Tulsa, OK  October 14, 2014 – PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired a 51% interest in Revo Media Partners Limited, owner of LuxLive, the UK's largest dedicated lighting event, and Lux Magazine and Lux Review, the leading tra...Read more..

Osram Completes Acquisition of Clay Paky

With effect as of October 13, 2014 Osram has successfully completed the acquisition of Clay Paky, a leading provider of entertainment lighting for shows and events. All necessary approvals from the respective authorities have been granted regarding the acquisition. With this move, Osram will further...Read more..

OSRAM in Deal with Nanoco for Quantum Dots

Nanotechnology firm Nanoco has signed a follow-on joint development agreement with Osram, one of the world’s largest lighting companies, for use of Nanoco quantum dots in general lighting. Current methods for producing white light from a blue LED tend to produce light that is weak in red wavele...Read more..

LED Inventor Overlooked By Nobel Prize Award

Nick Holonyak is credited with inventing the red LED back in 1962. Holonyak invented the red LED while working at General Electric. Shortly thereafter LEDs were in use as indicator lights and displays in a multitude of electronics – watches, calculators, stereos, phones, digital clocks etc. in the...Read more..

Philips Sells Shakespeare Composite Structures to Valmont

Editor's Note:  Below is the Press Release issued by Valmont which never mentions Philips or Philips Lighting. We were unable to find a press release issued by Philips or Shakespeare.  OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider...Read more..

Nobel Prize Awarded For Inventing Blue LED

Two scientists in Japan and one at the University of California at Santa Barbara were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for helping create the LED light, a transformational and ubiquitous source that now lights up everything from our living rooms to our flashlights to our smart phones. T...Read more..

LEDs Evolve Beyond Simply Lighting Your Life

Product designers and developers have been using their creativity to take advantage of the small size of LEDs and their ability to 'communicate' with other electronic devices. As a result, some really cool products are being launched which can really help us in our daily lives. One such product t...Read more..

LED Lighting Need Not Be An ENIGMA To Urban Planners

ENIGMA is an initiative of 5 European local authorities determined to find integrated solutions to their lighting, ICT, environmental and safety concerns. In their search for an all-encompassing public lighting system, the 5 cities invite businesses across Europe to put forward their best ideas and ...Read more..

“Independence” For Philips Lighting Solutions Business

At a meeting with investors and analysts in London today, Royal Philips announced the next strategic step to capitalize on fundamental market changes, by creating two market-leading companies focused on the HealthTech and Lighting solutions opportunities. Both companies will continue to benefit from...Read more..

City Planners Visit Denmarks Smart City

On September 18th, DOLL—the Danish Outdoor Lighting Laboratory— had their official international opening of the DOLL Living Lab in Albertslund, Copenhagen. This was held during the LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) 'City under Microscope' event. Apart from functioning as a visitor ...Read more..

Valeo Announces Seven Finalist Teams For The Valeo Innovation Challenge

Valeo today announced the seven teams selected by its experts to present their projects to a jury in Paris on Thursday, October 16, 2014, with the chance of winning the €100,000 first prize. The shortlisted teams represent six countries from four continents: Australia, Germany, the United States,...Read more..

Rogier van der Heide Joins Zumtobel

Zumtobel Group AG announces today that Rogier van der Heide has been appointed as Chief Design & Marketing Officer for the Zumtobel Group and its three brands Thorn, Tridonic and Zumtobel. He will begin his new position on December 1, 2014. By creating this new strategic position in the company'...Read more..

GE Lighting’s Paul Morse To Retire

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference contributed by EdisonReport.net Heard at the conference:  Exclusive. Must credit EdisonReport. GE Lighting’s Paul Morse is retiring after 36 years.  RJ Darling will take his place beginning October 1. Ed Smalley, Chair of the IES Street and Area ...Read more..

Philips Introduces CLUE – A New Lighting Competition

Have you been in the Lighting business less than 5 years? Young and creative professionals inspired by lighting, this message is for you! Mission The new CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) competition expects to further position itself inside the larger community of lighti...Read more..

The Trouble with Twitter – GE Lighting

Our North American sister publication, EdisonReport.net ran a story this morning with quotes from the WSJ and Bloomberg on the speculation that GE may put their Lighting Business for sale.  Our headline is "With Appliances Sold, Could Lighting be Next?"  Contrast our headline on Twitter, to the be...Read more..

Memorial for Philip Gabriel set for 23rd September

I was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Phil Gabriel on August 9th. When I first moved to Canada he helped me to understand the similarities and differences between lighting design in the UK and North America. Not only was he a brilliant, creative lighting designer but he was also a very h...Read more..

LSG Lawsuit Goes To Trial 29th September

Lighting Science Group (LSG) is a defendant in a lawsuit filed in June 2012, which is pending in the Ninth Judicial Circuit (the "Court") in and for Orange County, Florida and is styled Geveran Investments Limited ("Geveran") v. Lighting Science Group Corp., et al., Case No. 12-17738 (07). On Aug...Read more..

Zumtobel Group AG Q1 Revenue And Earnings Growth

LED share of revenues exceeds 40% for the first time First quarter revenues rise by 4.6% to EUR 323.5 million (prior year: EUR 309.3 million) Adjusted EBIT increases 7.5% to EUR 19.1 million (prior year: EUR 17.7 million) Restructuring of lighting group proceeding as planned Managemen...Read more..

Interaction Key Theme at LpS 2014 Symposium

A new holistic and interactive approach has been incorporated into the LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014 (LpS 2014). Multidisciplinary expert talks, hands on workshops and interactive group discussions will take place in Bregenz, Austria, from September 30th to October 2nd. Integrated design...Read more..

Delight in Light Finalists Announced For 2014

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have announced the Delight in Light Finalists for 2014. Delight in Light is the National Lighting Designer Competition, organised by the Lighting Industry Association. The award happens each year and strives to promote the very best in lighting design. With ...Read more..

IKEA GreenTech Invests In Scottish LED Technology Developer

IKEA GreenTech, an IKEA Group venture capital company, has invested in Design LED Products Ltd, a Scottish company that develops technology for a new generation of lighting products using energy efficient 'light tiles' – LEDs embedded into clear resins and films. The tiles are thin, flexibl...Read more..

Xicato’s New Blog Offers Perspectives on Lighting and Challenges Conventional Thinking

Xicato, enablers of the Internet of Lights, published its first blog today, www.xicato.com/blog in an effort to share new perspectives on color science, smart lighting, LED technology and to challenge conventional thinking that can slow market adoption and the continued development of LED lighting t...Read more..

Zumtobel Group Becomes Partner of Soccer Team Borussia Dortmund

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="284"] Ulrich Schumacher, CEO of the Zumtobel Group, (left) and the Chairman of the Board of the Borussia Dortmund management company, Hans-Joachim Watzke[/caption] The Zumtobel Group and Borussia Dortmund (BVB) have signed an agreement governing a partners...Read more..

OSRAM SYLVANIA to Relocate Danvers HQ

OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced the plan to relocate its Danvers, USA based headquarters from 100 Endicott Street in Danvers,  MA to 200 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington, MA.  The new location will be within the technology corridor and will present enormous opportunity for the lighting leader to de...Read more..

Dim Lighting May Weaken Breast-Cancer Drug’s Effects

Rats taking tamoxifen who were exposed to dim lighting at night didn’t produce normal amounts of melatonin, and their tumours grew quickly as a result. But when they were given a melatonin supplement, their tumors shrank. People taking tamoxifen should make sure their bedroom is free of light, ...Read more..

Osram To Acquire Entertainment Lighting Company Clay Paky

Osram is set to strengthen its position in entertainment lighting and agreed to acquire Clay Paky, a leading maker of entertainment lighting for shows and events. The profitable company from Northern Italy is privately owned and recently generated annual sales of more than €60 million. Its product...Read more..

Now Philips v. Rigid; Claims 11 Patent Infringements

On 21st July, EdisonReport.eu reported that Rigid Industries had filed a complaint against Philips Lighting for its "774" patents.   According to Rigid's attorney, Mike Wallace, "Based on this patent, Philips could claim a violation by almost any LED-based luminaire." In a tit-for-tat move, we c...Read more..

LG Display to Supply Automotive OLED Panels to German Car Makers

LG Display will supply OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels to German auto manufacturers including Daimler-Benz AG. The company plans to strengthen its presence in the automotive display market as the demand for smart cars and electric vehicles is rising. The company said that it signed suppl...Read more..

Light Painting World Alliance Celebrates the International Year of Light

In Oviedo, Spain, 33 light painters from the Light Painting World Alliance gathered to re-create the International Year of Light logo with light and long-exposure cameras. As part of the 1st International Light Art Congress,in Oviedo, Spain, the  Light Painting World Alliance (LPWA) contribute...Read more..

Osram Pushes Forward On Company Transformation with 7800 Job Cuts

SSL gains almost offset high revenue declines in traditional business Outlook for fiscal year 2014 confirmed Osram intends additional transformation measures until fiscal year 2017 In the third quarter of the fiscal year 2014, Osram almost offset the high declines in its traditional general illum...Read more..

Luxonic Invests £¾ Million In Led Luminaire Production

Luxonic has just completed a ten-month programme and a £¾ million investment in expanding its production facilities in Basingstoke to allow for increase in demand for LED luminaires. Consolidating all the company’s manufacturing onto the Basingstoke site required an extensive re-organisation ...Read more..

Philips Appoints Morgan Stanley For Lighting Unit Sale

As we reported last month, Royal Philips announced that it will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within the Philips Group. The businesses, which have combined sales of about $1.8 billion, are ready to pursue more...Read more..

Philips Hue, in Sharknado2, Marks First Time a TV Show Will Directly Control Room Lighting

Syfy is partnering with Philips to create a lighting soundtrack or "light track" for the company's Hue-connected LED lights. The entire movie is choreographed, with the lights dimming, brightening or changing colour, depending on what's happening on screen. For instance, a sequence in the movie i...Read more..

Dialight Reports 43% Jump in Profit

Dialight reported its six months financial report.  Highlights include: Lighting revenue increased 46% (53% at constant currency) to £43.0m (H1 2013: £29.3m) Lighting operating profit up 60% to £7.1m (H1 2013: £4.4m) Underlying operating profit increased 18% (26% at constant currenc...Read more..

Rigid Files Petition Against Philips on Patent Claims

EdisonReport can confirm that Rigid Industries has filed a petition against Philips for its “774” patents.  The Philips patent was issued on 26 JUN 2001. Our US Editor spoke to Mike Wallace, General Counsel, at Rigid Industries.  Mike explained that Rigid believes the “774” patent i...Read more..

Excellent Exit: LSG’s Sethre to Receive $350K for Next 12 Months

The "G" in LSG, should be changed to "Golden" as in Golden Parachute. According to the 8K Report--released at 8pm Friday--Lighting Science Group's former President, Jennifer Sethre is entitled to her base pay of $350,000 until 17 JUL 2015.   In addition, she'll receive $11,000 for private sc...Read more..

Leadership Changes AGAIN At Lighting Science Group

Jennifer Sethre To Leave LSG After Only 4 Months On The Job Over the years, we have reported on some very high salaries at Lighting Science Group, but we hope their web designer is well paid because of the constant updates to the LSG website—not for new products, but for new people. Yesterday,...Read more..

Duke of York is UK Patron of the International Year of Light

The Photonics Leadership Group (PLG) welcomes the announcement today that the Duke of York has agreed to become patron of the International Year of Light in the UK. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288"] The Duke of York at Diamond Light Source.© Diamond Light Source[/caption] According ...Read more..

LSG CFO Resigns; Entitled to $320K Salary Plus $100K Bonus

Effective as of July 8, 2014, Thomas Shields resigned as Chief Financial Officer of Lighting Science Group Corporation, a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), and will remain employed by the Company as a financial expert through August 8, 2014 (the “Separation Date”). The terms of Mr. Sh...Read more..

CLUE Innovative Lighting Concepts Competition

Two Competitions Merge The former CLU Foundation Competition and Future Vision Competition have merged to form the new CLUE (Community Lighting for the Urban Environment) Competition. The aim is to position itself inside the larger community of lighting professionals and continue on the route of be...Read more..

Call For Donations To The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund

The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund (JSSF) is a UK registered charity which provides support to students of architecture who wish to enter the architectural lighting design profession. It has been set up at the behest of the late Jonathan Speirs, one of the world’s most prominent creative lightin...Read more..

Change in Osram’s Supervisory Board

Werner Brandt is designated as the future chairman of the audit committee OSRAM Licht AG’s supervisory board will see a personnel change. Dr. Werner Brandt (60) is the designated successor of the outgoing member Dr. Joachim Faber (64). Mr. Faber stepped down from office effective July 1, 2014 and...Read more..

Osram Awarded Prize By The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology

Osram awarded prize for early technology recognition The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (IPT) has distinguished Osram for its outstanding early identification of technology. Among more than 200 participants, Osram is one of five companies that received the prize in Vaals (Netherland...Read more..

Lumenpulse Completes the Asset Acquisition of Projection Lighting Limited

Lumenpulse Inc. (TSX: LMP), a leading manufacturer of high performance, specification-grade LED lighting solutions, is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Projection Lighting Limited, a UK-based manufacturer of LED solu...Read more..

Philips To Set Up Stand-alone Company of Lumileds and Automotive Lighting

Royal Philips today announced that it will start the process to combine its Lumileds (LED components) and Automotive lighting businesses into a stand-alone company within the Philips Group. Philips will explore strategic options to attract capital from third party investors for this business. Philip...Read more..

ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award

Outstanding  Achievements Recognized at ASHRAE’s Annual Conference Eighty-nine people are being recognized by ASHRAE for their contributions to the Society and the built environment industry at the Society’s 2014 Annual Conference held in Seattle 28th June - 2nd July. The Exceptional Servi...Read more..

Osram And Vatican Sign Framework Collaboration Agreement

Osram and the Vatican Museums are deepening their lighting liaison. Both parties have signed a multi-year framework collaboration agreement regarding possible future projects. Osram is currently already equipping the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel with a new LED-based lighting solution. “We are very g...Read more..

Speirs + Major Win Top Lighting Design Honour For The 4th Time

"In your light we shall see the light". Speirs + Major have once again been awarded what is widely considered to be the profession’s top honour for lighting design - the International Association of Lighting Designer’s Radiance Award. The Radiance Award is given annually in recognition of the l...Read more..

Only 50 per cent of LED figures were realistic says UK LDA judge

Three of the judges who assessed the product categories for this year’s Lighting Design Awards said they had misgivings about a large proportion of the figures that were being quoted at them during the manufacturer submissions. Speaking at the Lighting Design Awards Breakfast Briefing, Colin Ba...Read more..

LUX Review’s 10 Most Influential People

Who are the people who 'Make It Happen' in the lighting business? Lux Review names the individuals with the most influence in the industry. Who would you add? 1 Charles Swoboda 2 Ernest Moniz 3 Shuji Nakamura 4 Eric Rondolat 5 Jed Dorsheimer 6 Maryrose Sylvester 7 Lee Kun-hee ...Read more..

Maintenance Cuts Force UK Town Not To Replace 6000 End-of-Life Lamps

Streetlight lamps will no longer be routinely replaced under cost-cutting proposals launched by Derbyshire County Council. The council said it can only afford to replace 12,000 street lights in the next financial year after it reduced its budget for maintaining street lights by £775,000. It predic...Read more..

OSRAM to Cut 8700 jobs-21% of Workforce

(Reuters) - German lighting maker Osram Licht AG will cut more jobs and could sell factories as it seeks to keep up with a shift in technology, its chief executive told a German newspaper. "There will be further capacity adjustments in the traditional lighting business. Job cuts are a regrettable...Read more..

‘We’re no trolls’: Philips defends its patent policy

Philips has mounted a robust defence of its controversial patent and licensing policy in the lighting industry. Speaking on the issue in public for the first time, the company’s IP chief said Philips wanted to share its technology to grow the LED lighting market and wasn’t in the business of ...Read more..

PlantLab and Illumitex Agree to LED Plant Research Collaboration

Advances in LED lighting and controls enable researchers to 'dial up' the right light for every plant. Soon, traditional glass greenhouses will be a thing of the past. PlantLab, a privately owned Dutch company that specializes in controlled environment agriculture without daylight, has selected U...Read more..

Goodbye Las Vegas!

From our sister publication; EdisonReport.net In 2001, LIGHTFAIR moved from San Francisco to Las Vegas. LFI had been alternating from the East Coast to West Coast annually and we were a more literal industry back then.   Your humble editor was on the IES Board of Directors at the time and I re...Read more..

Lighting Industry Launches Joint Strategy With UK Government

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and UK Government have launched a jointly prepared strategy for the UK Lighting Industry. ‘The UK has a number of Sector Plans for major industries such as Nuclear Power, Aeronautics and the Motor Industry so it is gratifying that the Government recognise...Read more..

Launch of Second Annual Valeo Innovation Challenge

This autumn, Valeo will kick off its second annual global innovation contest, the Valeo Innovation Challenge. Engineering students from around the world will compete to win the €100,000 grand prize. With this challenge, Valeo is offering young engineers worldwide the opportunity to create the equi...Read more..

Digital Lumens and Xicato Announce Strategic Partnership For Intelligent Lighting

Digital Lumens and Xicato today announced a strategic partnership to bring wireless intelligent solutions to professional indoor applications, drive adoption, and lower the cost of ownership of energy efficient, smart lighting. By combining Xicato's XIM Intelligent Modules that integrate driver, ...Read more..

Osram Adjusts Revenue Outlook But Profit Outlook Confirmed

OSRAM Licht AG is adjusting its revenue expectation against the background of an accelerated decline in the traditional general illumination business in the current fiscal year. The Managing Board now expects revenues on the last year’s level, at best a modest revenue increase, on a comparable bas...Read more..

Osram Opens New LED Assembly Plant in China

In a further move to strengthen its leading position in the market for light-emitting diodes (LED), Osram today officially opened its LED assembly plant in Wuxi, China. The factory has a floor area of about 100,000 square meters and will employ as many as 2,100 people by 2017. Osram is investing a l...Read more..

Lux Awards Now Open For International Projects

The Lux Awards recognises clients and end-users that have used lighting in exceptional ways to improve their lit environment – and reduce energy. This year, international projects will be welcomed into the Lux Awards for the first time. The move reflects the growing internationalisation of the Br...Read more..

LED Lighting Market – Global Industry Trends, Analysis And Forecast To 2019

“The global industrial and commercial LED lighting market was valued at 12,927.9 million in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR 30.8% during the forecast period from 2013 to 2019.” LED lighting delivers high efficiency, high level of brightness, long lifespan and high reliability. LED lights...Read more..

Brück Electronic GmbH Launch in USA

Brück Electronic GmbH (B.E.G.), is bringing their high quality, German engineered lighting control products to America with the launch of their U.S. sales company, B.E.G. Controls. The company has selected U.S. lighting controls industry veteran, Michael “M.J.” Johnson to lead the new U.S. orga...Read more..

DOE Publishes Fact Sheet on LED Lighting and Health

The U.S. Department of Energy has published a fact sheet that looks at what's known—and not known—about the effects of lighting on human health, with specific reference to LEDs. Entitled Lighting for Health: LEDs in the New Age of Illumination, it's based on a recent article by 14 leading resear...Read more..

More UK Cities Plan to Turn Off Lights

Much of Exeter will go dark overnight in the summer.  Devon County Council has revealed details of plans to increase the number of districts which will have streetlights switched off overnight after a series of trials in the city.  The council has revealed the list of provisional dates for the spr...Read more..

Shedding Light on Inefficiency

The United Nations has designated 2015 to be an International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies, to celebrate the importance of light for human society. The energy efficiency of lamps has continuously improved over many centuries, raising living standards across the globe. However, despite ...Read more..

DOE CALiPER Report on Linear (T8) LED Lamps in Troffers

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 21.1, which is part of a series of investigations on linear LED lamps. Report 21.1 focuses on the performance of 31 types of linear LED lamps operated in a typical 2x4 troffer with a K12 prismatic lens. The lamps were intended as al...Read more..

Zumtobel Extends Service Offer For Free LED Lighting

Zumtobel NOW! enables customers to switch to an LED solution without incurring any extra costs. Zumtobel Maintenance Services for ONLITE also provides a maintenance and inspection package for emergency lighting. Zumtobel NOW! – Full-service package for switching to an advanced LED lighting soluti...Read more..

Four New Lighting Designers Join dpa

U.K. lighting design firm dpa Lighting Consultants welcomes four new team members to its U.K. and Dubai offices to meet the project demands of its current global work portfolio. The practice has won a considerable amount of new work in recent months and believes that they are entering a very positiv...Read more..

Hubbell Acquires Litecontrol–Internal Announcement

EdisonReport.net have exclusively acquired the internal memo announcing that Hubbell Incorporated has acquired Litecontrol Corporation. Located in Plympton, Mass., Litecontrol has been a leader in architectural interior lighting since 1936. The company provides innovative, sustainable lighting solu...Read more..

‘Glowing Lines’ Première: first light-emitting highway pilot project

Last week, the first Glowing Lines were constructed on the N329 provincial highway near Oss (Province of Noord-Brabant, Netherlands). The artwork was designed by artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and the road was constructed by Heijmans. This makes the project the first light-emitting highway pi...Read more..

NEW IALD MEMBERS

IALD is proud to welcome the following new European members to the IALD for the month of March 2014. The following members were accepted or reinstated between 1 March and 31 March 2014 and are in good standing with the IALD. ASSOCIATE MEMBERS Howard Lee-Smith, Associate IALD dpa Lighting Co...Read more..

IALD 100 Watt Challenge Lights Entire House

IALD UK hosted the IALD 100 Watt Challenge at the House Next Door in Stoke Newington, London from 3-7 March 2014. Five of the UK's top architectural lighting design firms put their creative schemes on display during the week-long IALD 100W Challenge. In its second year, the event was organized by IA...Read more..

International Year of Light Announces Philips Lighting as First Patron Sponsor

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). The International Year of Light is the initiative of a large Consortium of scientific bodies with UNESCO as lead agency, and the IYL 2015 Consortium i...Read more..

LEDs Open New Markets And Business Models For Osram & Philips

As replacement rates decline, Osram and Philips are seeking to stabilize revenue with multi-year contracts. Key to the new business model is to provide installation and management services over many years, said Eric Rondolat, head of Philips’ lighting operations. “It’s not about product an...Read more..

Lighting Without UV Filters Left Malta PM with Temporarily Impaired Vision

The damage to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s eyes is believed to have occurred from bright lights without UV filters during a Sunday activity. However, investigators are also looking at the possibility that the UV radiation could have emanated from cameras as well. Muscat was hospitalised in t...Read more..

Submissions Open For Delight in Light 2014

Welcome to Delight in Light 2014 ‘Delight in Light’ was created by The Lighting Industry Association to encourage excellence in lighting design. This is a mutually beneficial situation for all. Firstly for the lighting industry which strives for excellence and the high quality design can provi...Read more..

TCP OPENS NEW OPERATIONS IN GERMANY

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288"] Jens Pulina, General Manger, TCP[/caption] Technical Consumer Products (TCP) has opened a new office in Oldenburg, northern Germany to cover the German market, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. The new offices will be managed by Jens Pulina, General ...Read more..

Zumtobel Group CEO Refutes Media Reports On a Possible Exit From the US

Today EdisonReport received an email from Simone Deitmer, Deputy Press Officer of Zumtobel, AG. In the email. Deitmer claimed, "....that the news you’ve published after our press conference on Wednesday were misinterpretations out of the context." Zumtobel Group CEO refutes media reports on a ...Read more..

LSCG Names Former Commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Board

On March 25, 2014, the Board of Directors of Lighting Science Group Corporation appointed General James L. Jones to serve as a member of the Board effective as of April 1, 2014. Mr. Jones was designated to serve as a director by Pegasus Capital pursuant to certain designation rights held by Pegasus ...Read more..

Philips and ABB Announce Collaboration

ABB, a leading power and automation technology provider, and Royal Philips have announced a collaboration to simplify the integration of connected lighting systems and building device control for commercial buildings....Read more..

Ready, Steady, Light At Rose Bruford College, London

Professional lighting firms and training programs from throughout the UK gathered at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance on 18th March for the 12th annual Ready, Steady, Light competition (RSL). Teams in RSL are given the same lighting equipment to illuminate specific outdoor areas on th...Read more..

Barack Obama Receives Light Link From Prime Minister Rutte

For the Nuclear Safety Summit in 2014 in The Hague, a beautiful light mobile in the form of the logo of the summit was constructed by Lichtpunt and suspended in the central area around which the delegates sat. During the opening ceremony, the missing 'link' was placed in the logo by a team of da...Read more..

The Connected Lighting Alliance Passes 20 Member Threshold

Tridonic has become the 20th member of The Connected Lighting Alliance.  Since its founding little over a year ago, membership of the alliance has more than tripled. This demonstrate an important showing of support for wireless connectivity standardization in the lighting industry. “Following...Read more..

World’s Largest Indoor LED Illumination To Open In Blackpool – ILLUMINASIA

Opening next month, ILLUMINASIA is set to be Blackpool’s newest must-see attraction, and will be open year-round at the historic Winter Gardens. Organisers expect to receive more than 300,000 visitors per year. Believed to be the world’s largest indoor illumination experience of its kind, ILL...Read more..

Xicato Launches Intelligent Platform Demonstration Powered by Echelon

Xicato have announced its new intelligent platform powered by Echelon Corporation, a leading control networking platform provider. The new platform demonstrates how the Industrial Internet of Things can become a reality in professionally-lit spaces. Lighting 2.0. the convergence between networking,...Read more..

Winners Announced at 2014 Lighting Design Awards

The winners of the 2014 Lighting Design Awards were announced at a ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane last night. More than 800 of the country’s leading lighting designers, manufacturers, architects and end users gathered to celebrate another successful year in the lighting industry. Afte...Read more..

Toshiba To Enter Europe

Toshiba Corp. plans to sign at least three partnerships in the next 12 months to manufacture lighting fixtures in Europe as it seeks to become the region’s third-biggest supplier of light-emitting diodes. Recognising that the future of lighting lies in systems as opposed to components, T...Read more..

Philips To Acquire 51% Of General Lighting Company In Saudi Arabia

Royal Philips today announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 51% of General Lighting Company (“GLC”), a major lighting company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”), from a consortium of shareholders that include Alliance Holding Ltd. (“Alliance”), the Hejailan Group, an...Read more..

IALD Opens Modified Entry Path To Membership To Welcome PLDA Members

During a meeting of the IALD Board of Directors in Berlin in November 2013, IALD Board members met with key leadership of PLDA, including board members, executive staff, and representatives from the PLDA Circle of Sponsors. As a result of that meeting, the IALD and PLDA released a joint statement: "...Read more..

Philips Filed Third Largest Number of Patents in 2013 But Some Companies Are Not Happy

The European Patent Office (EPO) has revealed that Philips filed the third largest number of patent applications in Europe in 2013. According to the organisation, Philips filed 1,839 patent applications, up 59 per cent compared to 2012 when it was ranked as the twelfth largest patent applicant. T...Read more..

Eindhoven Has Bold Plans For Smart LED Integration

Imagine a city centre where street lights are not only smart, for example turning themselves off when nobody is there, but also providing atmosphere, changing colour according to residents' preferences or special festivities. That city already exists (almost). On Friday, Dutch city Eindhoven wil...Read more..

Garou Blancan Winner of 2014 Professional Young Lighting Designer Contest.

HARMAN’s Martin Professional today announced Garou Blancan as the winner of its 2014 Professional Young Lighting Designer contest. Throughout the month of February, young amateur lighting designers from around the world competed for a chance to win by programming their ultimate show to a music tra...Read more..

DOE Report on LED Lamps Shows Improvements For Consumers

Consumer adoption of LED lighting is still rather low both in North America and Europe. One of the reasons for this is the claims made by manufacturers; specifically the LED equivalent to a standard incandescent or halogen lamp. As in the early days of compact fluorescent, the light levels expected ...Read more..

Louis Poulsen Wins Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

Winners of the NGL Outdoor Category Announced 2013 winners in the outdoor category of the Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design Competition were announced last night at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, CA. Sponsored by DOE, the Illuminating Engineering Soc...Read more..

Luminale Pecha Kucha Night – Lectures Sought

See below for original German text. During the next Luminale, the Pecha Kucha Night on Light will take place. The organisers are searching for lectures which conform to the Pecha Kucha format - a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in to...Read more..

Call for Speakers for the 2014 IES Annual Conference

The IES is seeking experts to present at the 2014 Annual Conference located in Pittsburgh, PA. Professionals from diverse disciplines will come together to explore, present, discuss, debate and exchange best practices in the art and science lighting. Individual presenters, groups and panels are all ...Read more..

LIGHTFAIR 2015 Back in New York

The 26th annual LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will be staged in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 3-7, 2015, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AMC, Inc. The 2015 location decision resulted fro...Read more..

Give Light and Power To a Syrian Refugee Family

Two years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Maurits Groen, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Solar company WakaWaka, during a business networking meeting organised by KLM BlueBiz. Maurits told the story of his company and how they were trying to bring off-grid lighting to some of the poore...Read more..

Leviton Establishes First Base of Operations in South Africa

Leviton have announced the establishment of its first base of operations in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new South African facility, which will operate as Leviton Africa (Pty) Ltd., will provide commercial lighting solutions to customers in one of the world’s most rapidly expanding markets. Wit...Read more..

IALD Enlighten Europe 2014 Extends Speaker Deadline

Due to popular demand, the IALD has extended the deadline for the Call for Presentations for IALD Enlighten Europe 2014. Submissions will now be accepted until 11:59 P.M. CST on Monday, 3 March 2014 - don't miss this valuable chance to submit your idea for this cutting edge conference. Enlighten...Read more..

Exclusive Interview with Rick Davis, Current CEO, Lighting Science Group

**EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.NET. The editor of our sister publication - EdisonReport.net, spoke to Rick Davis, current CEO of Lighting Science Group. Rick is from Pegasus Capital Advisors, who owns the majority of LSG stock. Here is what we learned: Pegasus Capital will hav...Read more..

Three Directors Resign at Lighting Science Group

EdisonReport can confirm that the following three directors have resigned from the board at Lighting Science Group: Nicholas Brathwaite, Riverwood Capital Tom Smach, Riverwood Capital Kaj den Daas, an Independent Director All three are still shown as Directors on the company's website. ...Read more..

PLDA Faces Biggest Challenge Yet

The Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA) has informed members that it has been forced to ‘question its future’ after a long and expensive legal battle and the withdrawal of most of its sponsorship. The troubled organisation is now facing the possibility of being declared inso...Read more..

Plan To Turn Off 17,000 Street Lights in Worcestershire Goes Ahead

A decision to switch off 17,000 street lights across Worcestershire has been given the green light by politicians today. The county council's Conservative cabinet has agreed that two out of every three lights should be switched off - despite calls to go further. The council operates 52,000 lights...Read more..

Lights Fail During Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

Richard Heathcote REMOTE February 7, 2014 11:33 AM SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 07: Snowflakes transform into four Olympic rings with one failing to form during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium on February 7, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (P...Read more..

LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014 Call for Papers

The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) is an annual congress fair in Bregenz (Austria) which has become the leading LED and OLED technological focal point in Europe. Scientists, researchers and engineers are invited to hand in an abstract for a lecture or workshop by February 17th, 2014 for t...Read more..

Strategies in Light Europe 2014 Call for Papers

Strategies in Light Europe 2014 – Exploring the New Horizons of Lighting, which will take place on October 21-23 at the M.O.C. Event Center in Munich, Germany, is now open for the submission of papers. Strategies in Light Europe (SIL) is in its 5th year of providing Europe’s most comprehensiv...Read more..

Greenlux Finland and Ensto Begin Cooperation

Ensto, a family owned cleantech company specializing in the development, manufacture and marketing of electrical systems and applications, has started a sales and manufacturing co-operation with Greenlux Finland Oy, a 5 year old technology company specialized in energy efficient LED lighting solutio...Read more..

Tridonic acquires sole ownership of South African sales subsidiary

Tridonic will increase its stake in its South African sales subsidiary from 49.99% to 100%. The outstanding shares will be acquired from the former joint venture partner, Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd., with effect to 1 February 2014. Tridonic’s South African sales company is based in Johannesbu...Read more..

Clay Paky To Sponsor Showlight 2017

Following a hugely successful Showlight in the Czech Republic last year, and with a little over three years to go to the next one, incoming Showlight Chairman John Allen has announced that Clay Paky, a world level reference brand in the sector of professional lighting systems since 1976, is to be th...Read more..

The British Are Going….to San Francisco

Telensa, the UK’s market-leading ‘smart’ wireless street lighting technology company, has been selected by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to demonstrate its PLANet (Public Lighting Active Network) street light central management system (CMS) in two locations in the city ...Read more..

Amsterdam Light Festival Invites Artists For 2014 Edition

The Amsterdam Light Festival invites artists, designers, engineers and architects to submit ideas for Art Works to be staged at the festival's 2014 - 2015 edition. The third edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival will take place in the city centre of Amsterdam in December 2014 and January 2015. The...Read more..

Robert Juliat Lighting Features on 2013 Top Tours

Billboard Magazine’s list of Top Ten Tours for 2013 showed that Robert Juliat followspots were used on no less than seven of these spectacular events. “These listings confirm once more how our followspots cut through the powerful lighting on these fabulous tours,” says Robert Juliat Sales ...Read more..

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS IALD ENLIGHTEN EUROPE 2014

9-11th November, 2014. Andel's Hotel, Berlin, Germany. The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is seeking experts to present at Enlighten Europe 2014. Enlighten Europe will be held 9-11 November 2014 at the andel's Hotel Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Presentations will be accepted...Read more..

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting

Although this report was designed and developed for the US market, the insights and recommendations are valid for all countries looking at using LEDs for pedestrian applications. One of the key points raised - uniformity - is a classic example of where LEDs with good optics can provide a safer envir...Read more..

New Venture Funding for LUXeXceL

LUXeXceL Group today announces that the European investors Munich Venture Partners, ChrysalixSET and Filsa Capital have closed a growth financing round in the Company. Munich Venture Partners, ChrysalixSET and Filsa Capital will invest several million Euros into LUXeXceL. With these investments LU...Read more..

Energy Efficient Lighting Plays Key Role in Reducing UK Brownouts

An Oxford academic is claiming that energy efficient lighting has played a significant role in reducing energy demand in Britain and will help to militate against the threat of full-blown power cuts as the nation’s ageing power stations are mothballed. Brenda Boardman of the University of O...Read more..

New OLED Patent Newsletter

Global IP News has announced the introduction of the world's first-of-its-kind OLED patent information service. This service is designed to help your company to stay on top of the patent developments in the OLED field. Some of the key benefits of the newsletter service are: • Keeps you abre...Read more..

Harvard collaborates with Architectural Lighting Works

UK based Harvard Engineering who design, development and manufacture LED drivers and control products for the lighting industry, has announced it has formed a strategic partnership with USA Headquartered Architectural Lighting Works. Harvard has designed 1ft and 2ft light engines, optimized by the U...Read more..

DOE Publishes Report on Accelerated Life Testing of SSL Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published the findings of a new study utilizing a highly accelerated life-test method (called the “hammer test”) intended to produce failures in SSL luminaires in a reasonable test period, with the goal of providing insight into potential failure modes. En...Read more..

More light makes people feel more alert – even during the day

Karin Smolders. At the left a test subject wearing the light meter used in the research. Photo: Bart van Overbeeke. Do you sometimes feel tired when you’re working in the office during the day? If so, some extra light could help. Research at TU/e (Eindhoven, Netherlands) shows that people immedi...Read more..

Continued Expansion For Havells Sylvania In Erlangen, Germany

Havells Sylvania celebrated two major events at Erlangen during 2013; in February the LED production line was launched and now a new administration building has been opened.  At an Open Day on 18 December, the building was officially opened by the Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann. Hav...Read more..

Bring me sunshine! Donations Doubled By UK Government

With your help, we can light up Africa Thanks to our innovative distribution model lights are selling fast. We need your help to keep up with demand and help provide millions of Africans with a brighter future. Your donation will be doubled by the UK government. Light up lives It costs £5 ...Read more..

ASHRAE Seeks Presentations for Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference

Presentations are being sought for a conference focused on the design, construction and operation of buildings in developing economies. Organized by ASHRAE along with the Philippines Chapter, the Efficient, High Performance Buildings for Developing Economies Conference will take place April 24-25...Read more..

GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for GE Edison Award Competition

GE Lighting announced a call for entries for its 31st annual GE Edison Award competition, recognizing excellence and quality in professional lighting designs that employ the significant use of GE Lighting products, including GE LED systems, LED luminaires, LED architectural products, LED lamps and m...Read more..

EdisonReport Names Cree’s Chuck Swoboda Lighting’s 2013 Person of the Year

18 December, 2013, Raleigh, NC—EdisonReport.net announced today Chuck Swoboda, President and CEO of Cree Lighting, as its 2013 Person of the Year. Swoboda was chosen because of Cree’s leadership in the LED industry, specifically launching two game-changing products this year:  the Cree L...Read more..

Two New GOGLA Projects Kicked Off

Two new projects have started within the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). With the support of *GIZ, GOGLA is implementing the projects “investing into the off-grid lighting market” and “developing a quality assurance roadmap” that will both greatly benefit the accelerated market...Read more..

Sponsorship Opportunities at IALD ENLIGHTEN EUROPE 2014

IALD ENLIGHTEN EUROPE 2014 9-11th Novemner 2014. Andel's Hotel, Berlin, Germany The IALD Enlighten Conference, the premier educational conference for current issues and trends impacting the work of architectural lighting designers, returns to Europe in 2014. Join the world's leading lighting...Read more..

EdisonReport Launches First Annual LightTrades™ Awards

EdisonReport announces today its first LightTrades™ Awards for 2013.  Your humble editors and a team of four anonymous judges determined the awards.   Companies are not allowed to submit their products for consideration as the determination is made based on the best products that have bee...Read more..

Registration Open for ASHRAE’s Hot Climate Conference in Qatar

Registration is now open for the first International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates, which examines the latest research and energy efficiency technology in high ambient temperature climates. Organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment...Read more..

Hess Report Shows €45 million Profit Never Existed

According to Lux Review, the full extent of the hole in the finances of German lighting manufacturer Hess has been revealed in a report from the administrators, showing that €45 million of profits never existed. Over the six-year period from 2007-2012, Hess repeatedly overstated its profits by ...Read more..

Fast-Growing Lighting Science Group Has Layoff; Closes European, India Operations

EXCLUSIVE:  EdisonReport can confirm that Lighting Science Group laid off 44 at their Satelite Beach, FL headquarters earlier this month. In addition, we are told that they have closed their European office as well as their India operations.  Developing.......Read more..

Future Energy Solutions to retrofit NCP car parks with LED lights

Future Energy Solutions (FES), a US company with a European office based in London, has signed a Supply of Services Agreement with National Car Parks Limited (NCP). Phase 1 of the project will involve the installation of over 60,000 energy efficient LED luminaires in 149 multi-storey car parks throu...Read more..

Inaugural Award of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund

The Trustees of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce that its inaugural award has been made to Alex Stewart, a second year Masters student from the School of Architecture at Parsons, The New School for Design, New York. The announcement was made at the WIN Awards at the Saatc...Read more..

DOE Finds Wide Variation on LED A Lamps

DOE Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED A Lamps The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED A lamps, which utilizes the LED Lighting Facts® program's extensive product database to help industry stakeholders understand the current state and trajector...Read more..

Xicato Launches Online Applications Database

Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that it has launched a searchable database of drivers, reflectors and heat sinks that have been evaluated by Xicato and can be integrated with Xicato's light sources. Users can search and filter on a wide range ...Read more..

Lighting Answers To Plasma Lighting Systems

The latest publication from the National Lighting Product Information Program (NLPIP) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lighting Research Center (LRC) is Lighting Answers: Plasma Lighting Systems. Plasma lighting systems, also known as electrodeless high-intensity discharge, light-emitt...Read more..

Papers Sought for International Conference on Efficient Building Design

Papers are being sought for a conference focused on research in building design and system technologies for energy efficiency. Organized by ASHRAE, the American University of Beirut and the ASHRAE Lebanon Chapter, the International Conference on Efficient Building Design: Materials and HVAC Equip...Read more..

LuxLive 2013 Review

LuxLive LuxLive 2013 is the UK’s biggest and best lighting event. Many of the world’s biggest brands and industry experts were there. More than 50 hours of complimentary seminars were given which was great value compared to many other lighting events that charge a lot for their programs. - See ...Read more..

Latest News From DOE’s Technical Information Network for Solid-State Lighting

For those of you with a global role or who do business in the North American market, here is the latest news from the DOE's Technical Information Network for Solid-State Lighting (TINSSL). Reports Guidance for dimming LEDs. A new GATEWAY report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier...Read more..

Lucibel Fastest Growing Company in Europe Award

One year after being elected “The Most Innovative Cleantech Company in Europe” during the Cleantech Connect event, Lucibel has again received an award as the “Fastest Growing Company in Europe” on November 20th, 2013 in London. GP Bullhound Connect is an annual event organised by the GP B...Read more..

Get Your Lighting Products Verified

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) recognises that many claims by manufacturers are not necessarily the reality experienced by end-users and specifiers. To this end, they have launched a scheme whereby manufacturers can submit their products to be independently verified by the LIA laboratory. T...Read more..

OLED Market To Reach Over $1.25 billion by 2023

The latest OLED lighting report from Research and Markets covers both the manufacturing and fabrication of OLEDs as well as a detailed analysis of the market segments and applications. The lighting industry is a large, global and yet fragmented market place. The fragmentation is driven both b...Read more..

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 3 Summary

On the second and last day of the conference program of Strategies in Light Europe in Munich (Germany)  a number of interesting topics were part of the program. (Editors note; this is actually the third day but confusingly, the first day is called the pre-conference program.) Alexey Kovsh (Optog...Read more..

Dialog Semiconductor and Sengled Lighting Partner to Develop Smart Lighting Solutions

Germany based Dialog Semiconductor plc, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC, solid state lighting and short-range wireless technologies, have announced a strategic collaboration with Sengled, a Chinese provider of LED lighting solutions. This is the first partner for the commerci...Read more..

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 2 Summary

Today the Strategies in Light Europe conference in Munich (Germany) officially opened with the keynote presentatations. Peter Laier (Osram) presented a vision on how the lighting industry will evolve from a device business to an apllication business enabled by digital lighting. Half of the worlds po...Read more..

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 1 Summary

On Wednesday November 20th in the MOC event center in Munich (Germany) the fourth edition of the Strategies in Light Europe conference began. Over 1000 people registered. The first day a number of activities took place which were very interesting. There were three workshop on different topics (Qu...Read more..

Xicato Receives Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award as Best Industrial Partner

Xicato Receives Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award as "Best Industrial Partner" Xicato has been honored as the "Best Industrial Partner" 2013 at the Professional Lighting Design Conference held in Copenhagen recently. "For us, this affirms our mission to...Read more..

Solar Lighting Not a Viable Option In UAE

According to Ahmad Al Saedi, section head of road maintenance at the Municipality of Abu Dhabi City, prohibitively high costs of maintenance, as well as limited durability of components, mean that solar energy cannot yet be used to meet Abu Dhabi’s sustainable lighting specifications. Instead, the...Read more..

Controversial £9.3m LED Street Lighting Scheme Delayed by One Man

Trafford council wants to replace all 27,000 of its streetlights with LED technology but were forced to withdraw the plans after Simon Nicholas raised concerns over their cost and effect on people’s brains, despite numerous street lighting schemes being implemented across Britain. Mr Nicholas, ...Read more..

RIP DEREK PHILLIPS, FIALD

The lighting design community is mourning the loss of Derek Phillips, FIALD, who passed away on Tuesday, 5 November 2013. An architect and lighting designer, Derek Phillips pioneered the discipline of independent lighting in the United Kingdom. His lighting design mark has been left throughout th...Read more..

L&L and Huda Lighting Partner Up For the UAE Market

Starting the 1st November Huda Lighting and L&L Luce&Light have joined forces in the UAE. The Huda Lighting team is fully trained to give local technical support on the full range of L&L Luce&Light products. Installation assistance is also provided. For any requirement ...Read more..

Valeo Innovation Challenge: Just 3 months to go!

Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction.  They have developed an Innovation Challenge to push the boundaries of automotive engineering and ...Read more..

LUXeXceL Wins Double Accenture Innovation Awards 2013

Accenture has announced the winners of the Accenture Innovation Awards 2013 (Dutch text only). Accenture presents the awards annually to recognize and stimulate innovative performance. "Innovation requires three things : new forms of collaboration, execution strength and durability, " said Manon ...Read more..

Talk of Light Hides Bigger Energy Challenges

By Allison Hui, Lancaster University and Elizabeth Shove, Lancaster University To anyone following recent discussions about the UK’s energy sector, it might seem the nation is entirely lighting-obsessed. When announcing the deal that paved the way for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley...Read more..

New Philips Logo and Brand Positioning

Royal Philips today shared its new brand positioning, which builds on the company’s heritage of creating innovations that matter to people. As part of its new positioning Philips introduced the new brand line “innovation and you”, which is rooted in Philips’ strong belief that innovation is ...Read more..

Ledzworld Receives $5 Million to Accelerate Sales Growth and Product Innovation

Ledzworld announced today that it has closed its latest round of internal funding, bringing the total amount raised from its existing private shareholders in the past couple of months to $5 million. The proceeds from the new funding will be used to finance Ledzworld's rapid sales growth and expand i...Read more..

Solid State Lighting Market To Reach $56.79billion By 2018

According to a report released by marketsandmarkets.com, the total Solid State Lighting Market is expected to reach $56.79billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 18.7% from 2013 to 2018. APAC leads the overall global Solid State Lighting market for the largest percentage share with 49.8% in 2012. North Americ...Read more..

Lighting expert given Freedom of London

Lighting company owner Peter McVeigh has the right to drive sheep and cattle over London Bridge, after being awarded Freedom of the City of London. Peter McVeigh, owner of Status International Limited, was handed the honour in recognition of his 50 years of work in the lighting industry. Mr M...Read more..

Wireless Sensor Networks Show Huge Growth

ON World New Report - Smart Building Wireless Sensor Networks A Market Dynamics Report Wireless sensor networks (WSN) will be responsible for the majority of the growth in intelligent building systems over the next decade. In 2017, global WSN revenues from buildings under 50,000 square feet wi...Read more..

Calls to switch on the lights on UK’s M65

CALLS for motorway lights to be switched on during darkness are being made amid fears that the cost cutting measure is putting lives at risk. Currently, control of the lighting on the M65 is split between the Highways Agency and Lancashire County Council. Lancashire County Council runs a small...Read more..

Copenhagen to Get New Smart Lighting Network

French company Citelum, a leader in lighting, traffic management, and other urban electrical systems, in partnership with Silver Spring Networks, Inc., has been selected to deliver the networking platform for a citywide intelligent street lights project in Copenhagen, Denmark. They are expected to b...Read more..

Better Lighting May Improve Patients Health

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they're more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive ...Read more..

Leviton Acquires JCC Advanced Lighting

Leviton announced today the acquisition of JCC Advanced Lighting, a United Kingdom (UK)-based leader in LED lighting suitable for a wide variety of residential and commercial applications. The acquisition establishes Leviton in the UK market and affords the company growth opportunities international...Read more..

EdisonReport Names Julie Allen as Editor of EdisonReport.eu

EdisonReport, a leading website for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Allen as the Editor of EdisonReport.eu. Randy Reid, founder and publisher of EdisonReport stated, "We are extremely excited to have Julie Allen as the editor of our growing European presence. H...Read more..

Daylighting Group Announced in Sweden

ÅF Lighting of Sweden have announced the formation of a group dedicated to the art and science of daylighting within their practice. In August 2013, ÅF Lighting merged with the internationally recognized lighting design company, Ljusarkitektur . There are now more than 60 employees including li...Read more..

Global LED lighting market could grow almost 50% in 2014

The global market for LED-based lighting solutions could see its value soar by nearly one-half over the course of next year, as the technology continues to improve and consumer awareness grows, a market advisory firm has projected. Market value for LED lighting will soar to US$35.3 billion in 201...Read more..

New Chairman for Showlight Committee

[caption id="attachment_408" align="alignleft" width="200"] John Allen, Chairman of Showlight[/caption] With two successful Showlight events and eight years of managing the event’s volunteer organising committee, Ian Dow has passed his Chairman’s baton to John Allen of Northern Light. John...Read more..

Lumileds Leads Growth at Philips

Philips reports third-quarter comparable sales growth of 3% to EUR 5.6 billion (US$ 7.65 billion); operational results improve by 33% to EUR 634 million. Comparable sales in growth geographies up 10% EBITA increased to EUR 562 million, or 10.0% of sales, compared to 6.3% in Q3 2012 EBITA exc...Read more..

New Cities Sign Up For Global “Chase the Dark” Event

The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) in cooperation with acdc LED Ltd., will “Chase the Dark” across the globe on 14 November 2013, with a series of temporary lighting installations demonstrating the power of light in urban communities. Three new cities will participate in ...Read more..

Rick Leaman Leaves OSRAM

Following the recent announcement that 900 jobs will go in North America, OSRAM has announced the appointment of Jes Munk Hansen effective Oct. 16, 2013 as CEO of OSRAM Americas and President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA. He succeeds Rick Leaman, who is leaving the company to pursue other interests. In...Read more..

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013

The 5th edition of the Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013 ceremony was held at the IMO (Institut de Microcirurgia Ocular) in Spain. The event, lead by Mr. Ignasi Cusidó, CEO of LAMP, and conducted by journalist Lídia Heredia, (TV3), also included the " Éclairage Vision et Ilusion " lect...Read more..

200 Jobs To Go At Siteco

The cuts will mainly focus on production, administration and logistics Osram is making further moves in realigning its Luminaires & Solutions segment. The company has signed an agreement with employee representatives for the future of Siteco Beleuchtungstechnik GmbH’s main location in Traunre...Read more..

Sound Advice for Unprofitable (LED) Start-ups

According to a recent article by Nickey Friedman of Motley Fool, "It's important for companies, especially those that aren't yet profitable, to get a good handle on their short-term future and communicate it properly". This is especially true if you don't have a proven track record of performance. A...Read more..

Special Show for Lighting Designers at EuroShop 2014

For the first time, EuroShop 2014 (16.02.-20.02.2014) will provide a platform for the growing number of designers who have specialised in lighting concepts for retail. Elke Moebius, Director EuroShop, Messe Düsseldorf, answers questions on the Lighting Designer's Zone and on the new exhibition area...Read more..

GE Lighting and The Change Initiative Promote Energy-efficient Lighting in UAE Homes

Joint initiative targets to reach 70% UAE households by end-2014 with ‘direct to home' service GE Lighting and The Change Initiative, a one stop destination specializing in solutions that reduce human impacts on the environment and promote sustainable development, today announced a joint v...Read more..

Philips’ Eric Rondolat Signs MOU with Dubai Municipality

Philips will supply LED lighting to 262 buildings in Dubai in an agreement between the company and the Municipality of Dubai. “We recognize that preserving our energy resources will be one of the greatest challenges in our drive towards sustainable development. This, however, will not materialize...Read more..

LED professional Symposium +Expo Report

The 3rd edition of the LED professional Symposium (LpS) took place in Bregenz, Austria on 24-26 September 2013. The LpS consisted of a conference with 46 presentations, 6 workshops, 2 tech-panels, and an exhibition with 80 international exhibitors. The event was attended by more than 1000 people fro...Read more..

Ledzworld Partners with Maxtek Digicom to Produce 10 Million Lamps

Ledzworld announced 7th October that it has entered into an agreement with Maxtek Digicom Ltd to expand its manufacturing capacity for its main product lines by 10 million units per year in order to accommodate its fast growing sales in Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. LEDZWORLD LED LAMP SA...Read more..

James Thomas Engineering Appoints AC-ET for Lighting

James Thomas Engineering has realigned its distribution network to maximise the efficiency with which its customers are served and supported across Europe. To this end, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd (AC-ET) has been appointed as the new exclusive European Master Distributor for the James Th...Read more..

Havells Sylvania Partners With Australian Organic Response

Havells Sylvania has entered into a strategic alliance with energy-efficient wire-less controls specialists, Organic Response. Australian-based Organic Response uses distributed intelligence to deliver a highly responsive, flexible and energy efficient lighting control system.  Requiring no low-...Read more..

Preliminary Insolvency for Franz Sill

German lighting manufacturer Franz Sill has succumbed to difficult market conditions and filed for preliminary insolvency on Monday 23rd of September 2013. The company, which manufactures floodlights, luminaires and projectors, now has three months to come up with a way forward and has already in...Read more..

NORDEON B.V. Takes Over Operations from Hess

Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany and Gaffney, South Carolina ― Business operations of Hess AG Form + Licht were transferred to NORDEON B.V. by way of an asset deal on October 1, 2013.  Business operations are continuing uninterrupted through the newly formed company Hess GmbH Licht + Form.  Furth...Read more..

Sylvania Lighting Services Restructuring to Affect 900 Jobs

Munich based Osram Licht AG, a former unit of Siemens AG, said a restructuring of its traditional lighting maintenance business Sylvania Lighting Services in North America will affect about 900 jobs. Shifting Lighting Market Osram is addressing structural challenges for its reporting segment Lumi...Read more..

IALD Voting Opens

Voting is open for members of the 2014 IALD Board of Directors and the IALD Membership Committee. Download the IALD Elections Brochure to access: Candidate biographies Candidate personal statements Full instructions on how to vote Download the Official Ballot to cast your vote. Voting...Read more..

LUG Lighting now in Great Britain

LUG Lighting continues its expansion into new markets.  On 10 September 2013, all formal and legal procedures related to incorporation of LUG Lighting UK Limited, a new subsidiary in the LUG S.A. Capital Group, were completed. For the last two years, a LUG sales office has been operating in Lond...Read more..

GOGLA & GLA Teaming up to Promote Sustainable Lighting Solutions

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and the Global Lighting Association are Teaming up to Promote Sustainable Lighting Solutions. Energy efficient, clean, and affordable lighting solutions are a great concern to many people around the world, especially to those not connected to the power grid....Read more..

ASHRAE Seeks Presenters for 2014 Conference

Presenters and posters are being sought for ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference will take place April 7-8, 2014, Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, Calif. Abstracts for presentations are due Oct. 25, 2013, while poster PDFs are due Feb. 21, 2014. Additional information can be ...Read more..

LED Lifetime & Reliability

Long life has been billed as a key advantage of LEDs, but understanding and communicating how LED products fail and how long they last can be challenging. While LED-based products hold the potential to achieve lifetimes that meet or exceed their traditional counterparts, manufacturer claims can be m...Read more..

Lighting Plays Significant Role for People with Alzheimer’s

This new study aims to shed light on the significant role that lighting plays on people suffering with Alzheimers. Mariana G. Figueiro, Ph.D., of the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., recently published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease her findings...Read more..

ArKaos Pro Teams Up With AC-ET to Expand European Distribution Network

ArKaos PRO is delighted to announce the expansion of its distribution network across a further twelve European countries as it develops its successful collaboration with the ‘A.C. Group’ of entertainment technology resellers. With immediate effect, ArKaos PRO will be working with A.C. Enterta...Read more..

Sharp and OSRAM Cross-Licensing Agreement

Sharp* Corporation and OSRAM^ GmbH have entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement covering LEDs and laser diodes. This cross-licensing agreement grants each party the right to use inventions related to LED and laser diodes covered by the patents owned by the respective companies around the wo...Read more..

ZUMTOBEL Group Award 2014

From 1 September until 30 November 2013, projects can be submitted for the architectural award including prize money of a total of EUR 140,000. This is the fourth year that the Zumtobel Group calls for submissions for its architectural award to enhance the quality of life and sustainability in th...Read more..

Tridonic withdraws from magnetic ballast technology

In the course of its withdrawal from the production of energy-inefficient magnetic ballasts, decided in June, Tridonic has successfully sold its magnetic ballast plant in Melbourne, Australia. Under the terms of the sales agreement, with effect from 1 September 2013 Custom Mould Plastic Pty Ltd i...Read more..

Councils Face Protests at Street lights Being Turned Off

In Cleveland, UK, the North Somerset Council have been switching off streetlights to save money. Lights are switched off from midnight to 05:00 in some areas. According to the council, the decision to switch off street lights was carefully considered and investigated. Areas of road safety or crime...Read more..

Tridonic extends commitment to OLEDs

Alongside its ongoing activities in the area of LED, the Zumtobel Group is investing in the technology of the future, OLED. To this end, the lighting group today signed an agreement to acquire all the shares from its partners in the joint venture LEDON OLED Lighting GmbH & Co KG. The Zumtobel Gr...Read more..

Lightfair CALL FOR SPEAKERS

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the LIGHTFAIR® International 2014 Conference curriculum will champion integrated design as a central theme linking all courses, workshops and seminars in common focus to illustrate how technology, tools, problem-solving and inspiration converge in contempora...Read more..

Xicato France Benelux Distribution Becomes Luxendi

Xicato announced today that its original value added distributor, Xicato France Benelux Distribution, has changed its name to Luxendi. “The transition from conventional lighting business models to solid-state lighting has provided an enormous growth opportunity for us in the role of a value added ...Read more..

Is Britain Returning to the Dark Ages?

Cash-strapped councils turn to street lights as a quick way to save money. More and more councils across Britain are making plans to switch off the lighting of entire streets during the night. This is causing concern among residents and care-givers alike. The latest decision, by Derbyshire council,...Read more..

Intelligent Lighting Institute in Top 7

Intelligent Lighting Institute Gets Thumbs Up From Fortune Magazine The  Intelligent Lighting Institute (ILI) is based at the campus of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands and is part of the Eindhoven *Brainport region. Along with the High Tech Campus, also known a...Read more..