Lighting Industry Association Responds To Government Press Release On Lighting Regulations

The UK Government has issued a press release outlining the impact of the upcoming new lighting regulations. The press release contains a number of errors which is causing confusion among suppliers and consumers alike. To clarify the situation, the Lighting Industry Association has released the f...Read more..

Acuity Brands to acquire ams OSRAM Digital Systems in North America.

ams OSRAM announces the sale of the North America-Based Digital System (DS)business, which primarily manufactures lighting control systems, electronics anddrivers, to long-time customer and partner Acuity Brands. A leading U.S. industrialtechnology company, Acuity Brands is acquiring the Digital Sy...Read more..

Guangzhou Light + Building fairs postponed due to new Covid-19 cases

Next month’s Guangzhou Light + Building fairs postponed due to recent Covid-19 cases in the city. The fairs were originally scheduled to run from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex. A new date for the two events will be announced shortly.Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manage...Read more..

CFO Kathrin Dahnke leaves Osram Management Board

The supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG and CFO Kathrin Dahnke agreed to terminate her contract on June 30 by mutual agreement. With the planned delisting of OSRAM Licht AG, which is expected to be implemented by the end of June, important tasks in the department of Osram's Chief Financial Officer ...Read more..

SLTBR Annual Conference 2021

32ndAnnual Meeting of the Society for Light Treatment andBiological Rhythms (SLTBR). Photoreception, Lighting and Health.Manchester, UK 2021Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting of 2020 has been cancelled.We are very happy that all speakers, originally planned for 2020, haveagreed to speak ...Read more..

Effects of light on human sleep, circadian rhythms and mental health – Webinar

The Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms presents Mirjam Münch, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand and Katharina Wulff, Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine, Departments of Molecular Biology and Radiation Science Umea University, Umea, Sweden On 2...Read more..

Good Light helps your body clock to stay on track when working from home

How can you keep the regularity of daily routines when nothing about your life feels regular? Has your mood altered since being in lockdown? The COVID-19 pandemic poses a serious health threat to the world. In response, governments have implemented a variety of new policies including mass closur...Read more..

New tool to calculate Optimized Light

Good Light indoors has spectral characteristics that vary according to time of day, personal needs, and specific tasks. In the morning and during daytime, the light spectrum should include a reasonable portion of short wavelengths to support the energizing and revitalizing effects of light. In the ...Read more..

Karin Zumtobel-Chammah appointed new Chairwoman of the Zumtobel Supervisory Board

Zumtobel warmly welcome Karin Zumtobel-Chammah as the new Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board! After finishing her MBA at the University of Fribourg, she held leading management positions at major financial institutions. In 1996 Karin Zumtobel-Chammah joined the Zumtobel Group, where she held a...Read more..

Hugo Rohner takes over as CEO of Tridonic

On May 1, 2020 Hugo Rohner will take over as CEO of Tridonic, the lighting technology company of the Zumtobel Group. Hugo Rohner is an internationally experienced manager in the fields of digitalisation and IoT (Internet of Things) and was most recently the CEO of the Skidata Group in Salzburg....Read more..

The Effects Of The Coronavirus On The UK Lighting Industry

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) surveyed its members to establish the effect of the current lockdown on the lighting industry. Currently 89% of members reported their business remained open in some form with the most operative functions being sales (95%), dispatch (90%) and accounts (87...Read more..

Luminale Cancelled

Messe Frankfurt, in close cooperation with the Frankfurt Health Authority, has decided to cancel Luminale at short notice. It was to be held in Frankfurt and Offenbach from 12 to 15 March. Due to the current requirements of the health authorities to prohibit major events with more than 1,000 pa...Read more..

Light+Building 2020

The next edition, which was due to take place from 8 ‒ 13 March 2020 in Frankfurt, Germany, has been postponed, and will now be held from 27 September – 2 October 2020. ...Read more..

Postponed: Light + Building to be held in September 2020

In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end ...Read more..

TAVA 2020

LUCI conference comes to Tartu The main events of the Tartu Architectural Lighting and Light Art Festival, TAVA2020, will take place from 28 th to 31 st October 2020. In the week before the workshops and after the later side program, the city will create a festival lasting almost a month. In...Read more..

Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH sign partnership agreement

Tridonic, part of the Zumtobel group, and NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group, a producer of machinery components and electronics devices, have signed a contract to form a strategic partnership. The partnership aims to develop intelligent outdoor lighting solutions for Smart...Read more..

Signify Appoints Kevin Poyck as New Market Group Leader Americas

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that Kevin Poyck is appointed as its new Market Group Leader Americas effective November 11, 2019. In this role, Poyck will focus on driving commercial operations for Signify’s customers in the US, Canada and Latin Ameri...Read more..

Osram receives new takeover bid from ams

- The new offer values Osram at 4.6 billion euros- Financial investors Advent and Bain will abstain from the offer at this time  The Austrian sensor maker ams is submitting a new offer for Osram. According to yesterdays announcement, ams AG intends to make a voluntary public takeover offer to ...Read more..

Exclusive Interview with Eric Rondolat, Signify Chief Executive Officer

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. It was a busy night for Signify and Cooper Lighting Solutions but their respective leaders made time for a quick call with our US editor, Randy Reid. Here is the conversation with Eric Rondolat, Signify Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of ...Read more..

Lighting World Rocked! Signify Buys Cooper Lighting for $1.4B

Signify to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to strengthen its position in the attractive North American lighting market Signify to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton for USD 1.4 billion in cashClear strategic fit: Strengthening Signify’s market positions in North America, with incre...Read more..

prolight + sound Frankfurt

At prolight + sound numerous exhibitors present theirselfes and give trade visitors a comprehensive overview of all the products and services in the event industry. "prolight+sound" is considered the leading international trade fair of the industry and serves as an ideal communication platform ...Read more..

Northern Light Fair Stockholm

Northern Light Fair is Scandinavia's major trade fair for lighting. Specialists and on the last day of the fair private individuals are welcome to inform themselves about the latest products and trends in the lighting industry. The exhibition is rounded off by various seminars, lectures and awa...Read more..

LuxLive London

LuxLive, Europe's biggest annual lighting event, takes place at ExCeL, London. The two-day fair is the unmissable event for anyone involved in the lighting industry. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover innovations, compare the latest products and lighting technology and see how leadi...Read more..

PLDC 2019 Is Just Over 1 Week Away

Conference Programme Since the first PLDC in 2007, the globally recognised event has grown and developed with regard to the content and activities offered. PLDC 2019 in Rotterdam will be built around a professional conference with four tracks, offering up 80 presented papers. Organised in...Read more..

LEDucation 2020

Celebrating fourteen years, LEDucation 2020 will return to New York City and kick off on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2020. The two-day trade show and conference will be held in the heart of the city, at the New York Hilton Midtown. Due to overwhelming demand, LEDucation 2020 is expanding...Read more..

Signify Responds to EdisonReport’s Story on IP Litigation Regarding Hue

FROM:  Elco van Groningen, Senior Manager Press Office, Signify in Amsterdam “We indeed filed the lawsuit against Yeelight alleging infringement of five U.S. patents. These five asserted patents are part of the EnabLED licensing program, under which licenses are available to compa...Read more..

Congratulations to Thorn – Winner of a Silver Dolphin Award

The Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards are annually honoring the world’s finest corporate films, online media productions and documentaries in one of the most important film centers: in Cannes, France. The international competition is open to film producers, clients, agencies, TV stations,...Read more..

Exclusive: Signify Targets Smart LED Bulb Market by Filing Suit Against Chinese Competitor to Hue

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.NET (our US based parent), has learned that Philips (now Signify) has filed its first patent infringement action in the U.S. (in the Southern District of NY) since it lost its International Trade Commission (ITC) case against Feit, Satco ...Read more..

Ralf Knorrenschild Becomes CEO of the Nordeon Group

With effect from 1 October 2019, Ralf Knorrenschild assumed responsibility as the CEO of the Nordeon Group BV, with the internationally known brands GRIVEN, Hess, Vulkan, Lamp, SCHMITZ | WILA and Nordeon. In this position, he succeeds Louis van Uden, who is now focusing on his new role as COO o...Read more..

OSRAM Claims Takeover Attempts have Failed

Osram will steadfastly continue its transformation to a high-tech photonics company. “Following the failure of the recent takeover attempts, we are now retaining our independence and will shape our own future”, said Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG. “Our strategy is the right path to me...Read more..

PLDC Early Bird Registration Closes Tomorrow

PLDC 2019 is less than 6 months away and Friday 31st May marks another milestone: early registration phase ends. To ensure the best possible rate, use the PLDC registration form here: The programme for the Professional Lighting Design Convention 2019 in ...Read more..

Ansell Lighting Win The LIA 2019 Award for Quality Assurance

The LIAQA Award was introduced by the LIA to acknowledge the commitment to quality displayed by the participants of this unique quality scheme. The LIA offers members this industry specific Quality Assurance solution, which addresses legislative and regulatory requirements specific to the li...Read more..

OSRAM discontinues share buyback program

The Managing Board of OSRAM Licht AG (OSRAM) has resolved today to discontinue the share buyback program that has started on 10 January 2019. The decision was taken against the background of the comprehensive measures to increase the operational efficiency and to tighten administration and sales...Read more..

Senior Strategy Manager – OSRAM

Munich, Germany Your new responsibilities  OSRAM seeks a Senior Strategy Manager (m/w/f) for our INNOVATION division   With our IoT platform LIGHTELLIGENCE® and IoT solutions for office and smart farming customers we have set out to revolutionize the light and building marke...Read more..

OSRAM – Challenging market environment continues into Q2 FY19

Statement from the CEO, Dr. Olaf Berlien Our second quarter developed in line with what we communicated end of March. The weakness in our core markets continues. Especially the downturn in the automotive segment leads to high inventories in the Chinese market. Together with a general downturn...Read more..

PLDC 2019 – The Netherlands

23rd - 26th October, 2019Rotterdam, The Netherlands The next edition of PLDC will take place in Rotterdam/NL at the Ahoy Rotterdam convention centre. The motto “merging masterminds” epitomizes PLDC’s efforts to bring together well-known experts and new talents to facilitate the fusion of n...Read more..

Obituary – Lou Bedocs

I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lou. He was a great man, a wonderful inspiration and always had his heart in lighting. I first met him when I was an apprentice Lighting Engineer at Thorn Lighting. I had been sent to the labs in Enfield during the summer for intensive 'on the job' tra...Read more..

Eaton Announces Intent to Spin Off (Most of) Its Lighting Business

Ireland based Power management company Eaton (NYSE:ETN), today announced that it intends to pursue a tax-free spin-off of its Lighting business (consisting mainly of the 2012 acquisition of Cooper Industries). The spin-off will create an independent, publicly traded company and is expected to be...Read more..

Comments From Eaton Lighting President Kraig Kasler

Exclusive.  Must Credit EdisonReport.   EdisonReport spoke to Eaton Lighting President Kraig Kasler.  Mr. Kasler explained how excited he was that the lighting division would be spun off.  He said “This will be a 1.7 billion company and we will have much more flexibility once we are indepe...Read more..

There is a Rush to Trial LiFi According to Reports From Signify

Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced it is working with more than 30 customers in Europe, North America and Asia to pilot light fidelity (LiFi). Its LiFi-enabled LED fixtures combine excellent light quality with a fast broadband data connection using light waves, enabling customers...Read more..

Phillips/Signify IP Licensees Continue to Grow

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is experiencing an acceleration in the number of companies becoming licensees for its EnabLED licensing program for LED luminaires and retrofit bulbs at the end of December 2018. This follows the addition of 150 more innovations to its portfol...Read more..

Marijuana Growth Fuels Lighting Sales

A cannabis boom that began a few years ago in the lead up to legalization in Canada, Uruguay and some U.S. states is now fueling sales of equipment like so-called grow lights. The changes in legislation and surge in consumption have led farmers to seek out more controlled and energy-efficient cultiv...Read more..

Trends in Lighting – Call For Speakers

24 - 26th September, 2019 Bregenz, Austria For Architects, Lighting Designers, Planners, and Investors. Trends in Lighting is an international Lighting Forum & Show that is dedicated to bridging the gap between architecture, application, design and technologies.  The deadline for submit...Read more..

Trends in Lighting Forum & Show 2019 – Austria

24 - 26th September, 2019 Bregenz, Austria For Architects, Lighting Designers, Planners, and Investors. Trends in Lighting is the unique, international Lighting Forum & Show that is dedicated to bridging the gap between architecture, application, design and technologies.  Trends ...Read more..

The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting

Findings from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well being. The survey was conducted as part of the Repro-light project and engaged with 1100 workers...Read more..

New Osram Laser Shows 600m of Road Ahead

Osram is further advancing automotive lighting of the future When used in the auxiliary high beam of a car, the second generation of blue multi-mode laser diodes doubles the range (compared to previous LED solutions) to 600 meters and at the same time, simplifies system design. Driving at dusk o...Read more..

Stage|Set|Scenery 2019 – Germany

18th - 20th June, 2019 Berlin Exhibition Grounds, Germany Be it at a traditional congress or an interactive bar camp – event organisers are trendsetters are often confronted with the challenge of finding new ways to realise an event. In that sense event technology is very important, not simply in...Read more..

Lichtontwerper (20u) – BERLUX

BERLUX lichtarchitectuur, een lichtontwerpbureau welke is gevestigd aan de havenkolk in het historische Blokzijl, zoekt in verband met een structurele groei in de projectportefeuille, een Lichtontwerper (20u) De ideale kandidaat M/V is creatief en kan zijn eigen visie op licht en verlichting verta...Read more..

Entedi Ltd. Appointed New Elation Distributor in UK

Elation Professional is pleased to announce that technology equipment solutions provider Entedi Ltd. will begin to distribute Elation Professional products in the UK effective February 1, 2019. Entedi was formed in 2016 by a team of experienced industry professionals to service the ever-growing dema...Read more..


Windvogel by Studio Roosegaarde wins the Design Project of the Year. The light-emitting, energy-generating kites also topped the lighting design category at Tate Modern London. The design master jury described the project as "an innovative, emotional and functional design response to the universal d...Read more..

2019 IES Annual Conference – CALL FOR SPEAKERS

2019 IES Annual Conference - CALL FOR SPEAKERS The theme for the 2019 IES Annual Conference is Light.Affect / Light.Effect. This expansive theme relates to numerous aspects of how light and darkness affect our vision, health, behavior and experience. The objective of the conference is to provide ...Read more..

Vernon J. Nagel: EdisonReport’s 2018 Person of the Year

Our US parent, EdisonReport names Vernon J.  Nagel, Chairman, President and CEO of Acuity Brands, Inc. its 2018 Person of the Year. Although Acuity are a US based lighting company, many of the points raised in the interview are applicable to the European market. The choice (and cost) of technology...Read more..


Czech Republic Job description POPIS ČINNOSTI / JOB DESCRIPTION: návrh desek plošných spojů pro automobilové osvětlovací systémy / design of PCB for automotive lighting electronic systems tvorba, ověření a příprava výstupních dat pro výrobu DPS / data creation, val...Read more..

Retired – James Brodrick – A Leading Voice for SSL Adoption

Dr. James R. Brodrick—lighting program manager for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) —has retired after 23 years of DOE service. Brodrick was the architect of a US federal strategy to accelerate the development and adoption of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. His vision and innovative pl...Read more..

The Best Products Launched in 2018

Every year, our team of judges pick the Top 10 Best Products from the too-many trade shows in our industry. This year we considered products from LIGHTFAIR, CES, Strategies in Light, the IES Annual Conference, and Light & Building. In no specific order, we chose the Top 10 products launched in ...Read more..

Seoul Semiconductor Wins Permanent Injunction against Everlight LED Products

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. has announced that they have won a patent infringement lawsuit against a global distributor of Everlight LED products in Germany. The German court issued a permanent injunction against the sales of the accused Everlight products and ordered the distributor to recall suc...Read more..

Osram’s IoT platform Lightelligence is now available in Europe

During Light + Building 2018, Osram announced its open IoT platform for the lighting and building market. In recent months, the platform has been refined in a close collaborative effort with pilot customers and partners. Lightelligence, including a far-reaching development environment for IoT soluti...Read more..

Sales Manager, Lighting Intelligence – Helvar

Northern region, UK We are now recruiting for a Sales Manager to be an advocate for Helvar’s products to grow sales and market share through specification sales, consultative selling to M&E consultants, contractors, installers and end users. About Us Helvar is an international light...Read more..

The Gift of Knowledge – Elation Offers Free Access to E3 Training Videos

In the spirit of the season, Elation Professional is offering free access to an Elation Educational Experience (E3) course held by one of the industry’s top technical educationists, ETCP Recognized Trainer and author Richard Cadena. The course was held over a two-day period earlier in the year ...Read more..

Business Development Manager – Opple Lighting

Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Job description Job responsibility: 1. According to company’s market strategy, work out sales policy, marketing plan, product roadmap, target achievement solution. 2. Conduct market research and analysis; Research local market trends and user demand...Read more..

LED’s Magazine: Royal Philips Ramps Up Its Lighting Business. Yes, that Philips.

When news broke recently that Philips Photonics will double the size of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) plant in Germany, it was a reminder that Royal Philips is still in the lighting business, despite having famously shed its LED, bulb, and luminaire operations to concentrate on ...Read more..

Embedded Software Developer – Lighting Intelligence – Helvar

Espoo, Finland Job description Are you an embedded C software developer who has worked on compact devices with electronics and wireless connection? Are you looking for an end-to-end software role where you get to see your work go to market? If you are interested in working with small but p...Read more..

Marketing Business Solutions Manager – LG Electronics

Eschborn, Germany Job description B2B Solutions is a venture within LG Electronics with $1billion sales globally and 17% CAGR incorporating the business groups of Information Displays, System Air-conditioning, LED lighting and Solar. EU Vertical Sales and Marketing department has as a miss...Read more..

IES SALC: Call for Speakers

CALL FOR SPEAKERS September 22-25, 2019 Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, CA 92101 Great News! The 2019 IES Street and Area Lighting (SALC) Conference in San Diego, CA speaker submissions are now being accepted. Seminar sessions generally run 25-35 minute...Read more..

Horticulture Lighting Conference – The Netherlands

Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands 13 - 14th May, 2019 A revolution is happening in horticulture. It’s a seismic shift that will change fundamentally how we grow plants – and it’s all down to lighting. Thanks to the unique properties of LED lighting and major advances in our understandi...Read more..

Euroluce 2019

Milan, Italy TBC - April 2019 Euroluce, the International Lighting Exhibition, runs concurrently, in the broader context of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, with Workplace3.0, thus boosting the range of design and contract goods on offer. With nearly 40,000 square metres o...Read more..

International Trade Show of Lighting Equipment – LIGHT 2019

Warsaw, Poland 13 - 15th March, 2019 LIGHT is permanently inscribed in the calendar of trade shows both in Poland and abroad. The mission of the industry education, which for years guided the organizers, resulted in the emergence of a new quality on the Polish market map. LIGHT is not...Read more..

LED + Elektro 2019

Brabanthallen 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands 13 - 14th November, 2019 The energy- and cost savings of LED lighting are enormous. The smart design of the electrical installation and the application of LED lighting are therefore important means to achieve the climate objectives. Specific LED li...Read more..

Northern Light Fair 2019

Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden 5 - 9th February, 2019 During Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, the fair is full to bursting point with the latest innovations within interior design and lighting for both homes and public spaces. New products, new materials, new knowledge, new trends and...Read more..

2019 IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner + International Lighting Design Awards

Philadelphia, USA 22nd May, 2019 SAVE THE DATE! The IALD and the IALD Education Trust are headed back to Philadelphia in 2019 for the largest, most anticipated event of the year – the 2019 Trust Benefit Dinner and reveal of the 36th Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards. It’s yo...Read more..

IALD Enlighten Europe 2018

Barcelona, Spain 7 - 9th November 2018 Due to the overwhelming interest, we have reached our maximum capacity and registration is now closed for IALD Enlighten Europe 2018. For more information, visit the website....Read more..

Interlight Moscow 2018

Moscow, Russia 6 - 9th November, 2018 Leading professional event in Russia and a part of international Light + Building brand Interlight Moscow demonstrates a whole range of products and modern solutions in the areas of decorative and technical lighting, smart homes and building a...Read more..

LightExpo Africa 2018

Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzinia 1 - 3rd November 2018 The 4th Lightexpo 2018 - International Trade Expo on Residential, Commercial & Industrial Lighting & Accessory Products, Equipment & Machinery is the largest trade event held annually in Tanzania. The exhibition attracts exhibitors from m...Read more..

Landsberg’s Famous Landmark Gets New Lighting

The Bayertor at the eastern end of the old town of Landsberg, Germany, has been freshly renovated and is now presented in a new light. Built in 1425 to complete the final extension of the medieval city wall in late Gothic style, it is considered to be the most beautiful and impressive city-wall ga...Read more..

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Against Everlight subsidiary WOFI

On October 1, 2018, only a few weeks prior to the oral hearing at the Düsseldorf Court of Appeal in Germany scheduled for 18 October 2018, WOFI Leuchten Wortmann & Filz GmbH (“WOFI”) has completely withdrawn its appeal (docket number I-2 U 33/17) against the judgment of the Düsseldorf Dist...Read more..

Dr. Ulf Meiners Joins Nichia Chemical Europe

Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH announces that Dr. Ulf Meiners has assumed the position of Managing Director effective October 2018. Dr. Meiners has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor development and manufacturing. He is bringing a wealth of experience from his previous role as Managi...Read more..

LEDucation Conference and Trade Show

Hilton New York, USA 12 - 13th March 2019 LEDucation is the largest LED-only trade show and educational forum in the US. Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to e...Read more..

20th Anniversary Strategies in Light

Las Vegas, USA 27th February - 1st March, 2019 Strategies in Light brings together three days of technical content, an exhibition showcasing over 300 lighting and LEDs businesses from around the globe, and our gala event celebrating the best in the industry –The Sapphire Awards. The goal is to...Read more..

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini

AB Fagerhult (“Fagerhult”) has signed a Letter of Intent with the shareholders of iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A (“iGuzzini”) to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. Based on this, Fagerhult has exclusivity to conduct a customary due diligence and is targeting signing a Share ...Read more..

UK Study: 76% of Lights Purchased Online Do Not Comply With Standard

The Lighting Industry Association market compliance boss Leva Vardanyan told a meeting of European compliance chiefs that a ‘mystery shopper’ survey revealed that a high proportion of the lighting products tested from online marketplaces have serious electrical safety risks. Read the full sto...Read more..

Nichia and Qwestland To Cooperate To Develop Horticulture LED Market

Nichia Corporation is pleased to announce the start of cooperative research and experiments between Nichia and Qwestland International B.V. (Westland, Netherlands), with a goal of further developing the Horticulture LED market. The Netherlands is a cutting-edge country in the field of greenhouse ...Read more..

Former OSRAM Sylvania Executive Richard Leaman Named CEO Of EiKO Global

EiKO Global has named Richard D. Leaman as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 25, 2018. Leaman will serve as CEO of EiKO's global business in commercial and industrial lighting. Leaman’s experience and expertise are well aligned with EiKO’s continued efforts to build deeper relationship...Read more..

DALI Gets an Upgrade

New specifications from DiiA enable smart DALI drivers that can report data, supporting DALI in the IoT era, and can also simplify the addition of sensors and communication nodes to luminaires via an intra-luminaire DALI bus. Addressing the market need for intelligent lighting fixtures with sensing...Read more..

In Memoriam: Jo Mulders, ADJ Group of Companies

It is with deep sadness that the ADJ Group of Companies announces the sudden passing of our friend and colleague Jo Mulders on Monday, September 17, 2018. An esteemed and beloved colleague, Mulders, 61, worked as General Manager at the ADJ Group’s European headquarters in Kerkrade, The Netherlands...Read more..

Global Marketing Director – Zumtobel

The job A real opportunity to translate marketing strategies into action and to contribute positively to our brands growth, to improve brand loyalty and market share. In this role you will implement new processes under the premise of excellence in order to achieve high performing g...Read more..

Lux Live 2018

14th - 15th November, 2018. ExCeL London, United Kingdom The lighting in our buildings and cities is set to form the backbone of a digital network which will engage and inform on an unprecedented scale. This revolution is transforming light fittings into smart devices which can monitor and contr...Read more..

IstanbulLight 2018

19 - 22nd September, 2018 Istanbul, Turkey The 11th IstanbulLight International Lighting & Electricity Materials Fair and Congress are taking place on September 19 -22 at Istanbul Expo Center! IstanbulLight, organized with the strategic partnership with Association...Read more..

Light Middle East 2018

23 - 25  September 2018, Dubai A dazzling awards ceremony, newly inked business partnerships, an insightful conference, and a student showcase are just some of the highlights that shone bright at Light Middle East 2017. The region’s dedicated trade show for the lighting design and technolo...Read more..

HNC/HND in Lighting Design and Technology

Offered in partnership between the Lighting Industry Academy and the University of South Wales     The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in partnership with the University of South Wales (USW) now offers two higher education qualifications in lighting design and technology through the L...Read more..

LocoMotion Art Controlled by Bluetooth

In Oslo, the capital of Norway, a sculptures artwork named LocoMotion was realized by the designer agency PolyLester from Amsterdam. The magnificent sculptures are illuminated by CLS REVO IP67 Inground fixtures, which can be dimmed individually via an app. This offers many advantages: No spe...Read more..

New Dutch Lighting Courses and Diplomas

European Lighting Expert Het European Lighting Expert (ELE) certificaat geeft aan dat u over uitgebreide technische lichtkennis beschikt en dat u deze kennis professioneel kunt toepassen. Deze wordt jaarlijks enkele malen afgenomen door de Nederlandse Stichting voor Verlichtingskunde (NSVV). Het ex...Read more..

2nd International Trends in Lighting Event – TiL 2018

September 25-27, 2018 Opera House Bregenz, Austria TiL is the unique, international “Innovation in Light” event, that is dedicated to bridging the gap between technologies and applications. The aim of TiL is to be the “incubator in light” for ideas, processing, optimizations and appli...Read more..

8th International LED professional Symposium +Expo – LpS 2018

September 25-27, 2018 Opera House Bregenz, Austria Lighting Technologies of Tomorrow LpS is Europe’s leading international lighting technologies conference and exhibition for DESIGN, TESTING and PRODUCTION of lighting systems, controls and equipment. Latest updates in the fields of I...Read more..

EPIC Workshop on Lighting and Laser Projection for the Entertainment Industry

Members and friends attending LpS2018, don't miss the EPIC Workshop on Lighting and Laser Projection for the Entertainment Industry, meant to create a forum of discussion and collaboration on laser displays and related technologies. Presentations from key companies in the field will cover the ful...Read more..

Webinar – New BSI Kitemark™ for Commercial Lighting

The recording of the live webinar of the BSI (British Standards Institute) Kitemark™ for Commercial Lighting, is now available to watch online at the LIA (Lighting Industry Association) website.  The webinar was recorded live on 23 July to supplement the successful launch event of the new BSI ...Read more..

Light Contracting Provides Optimal Lighting for Swiss Helicopter Hangar

Swiss Helicopter is breaking new ground with the help of Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS). Instead of purchasing a new lighting solution for its lighting refurbishment, the company is relying on light contracting instead – in other words light as a service. ZGS will optimise the lighting as part of a...Read more..

Italians Know The Ban Is Coming – Do You?

With the sixth stage of the ErP Regulation (EC) 244/2009 coming into force on 1st September 2018, prohibiting certain inefficient non-directional Halogen lamps on the market, LEDVANCE conducted a consumer study that has revealed a lack of knowledge about the ban in Europe. An international co...Read more..

Amir Zoufonoun – Xicato’s new CEO

Xicato is pleased to announce the appointment of Amir Zoufonoun as President and CEO upon the retirement of co-founder Menko de Roos. The appointment takes effect as of 1st August 2018. As founder and CEO of multiple venture-backed companies, Amir brings more than 25 years of technology innovatio...Read more..

Tridonic files patent infringement lawsuit against sales partner of HTC Smartphones

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH, a subsidiary of Tridonic GmbH & Co KG, Dornbirn and thus part of the Zumtobel Group lighting group, has filed a lawsuit against the company Ingram Micro Distribution GmbH based in Germany. The subject of the legal action brought before Munich District Court I is the sa...Read more..

Quality Engineer Lighting – Delta Light

Location: Kortrijk, Vlaanderen, België Job description Als Quality Engineer Lighting stuur je labotesten en maak je testrapporten op. Je rapporteert aan de betrokken afdelingen en externe keuringsorganisaties. Je onderhoudt nauwe contacten met internationale keuringsinstanties. ...Read more..

Osram initiates sale of its luminaires business (LS)

The management board of Osram has decided to divest its luminaires business. “Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly, therefore allowing us to initiate an organized sales process. This will result in a more strateg...Read more..

Product Manager Lighting Intelligence – Helvar

Location: Espoo, Finland Job description Summer is here! And now is the perfect time to start a new week-day adventure. Are you ready to take your product development experience more into the commercial side of things? Do you have a technical understanding of embedded software or signal ele...Read more..

Key Account Manager / OEM – INSTA

Das erwartet dich Ihre Aufgaben Sie sind der kompetente Vertriebsspezialist für den Aufbau, die Betreuung und die Weiterentwicklung des Netzwerks von eNet-Partnern unter dem Dach der eNet-Allianz. - Sie identifizieren geeignete Unternehmen und gewinnen sie als Partner für die eNet-Allianz. - Al...Read more..

Product/Sales Engineer – EATON

Eaton Czech Republic - sales division (residential/construction ) has an opening for a Product/Sales Engineer (electrical/lighting) Location: Czech Republic In 1911, inventor Viggo V. Torbensen and entrepreneur J. O. Eaton came together to form Torbensen Gear and Axle, starting a path that wo...Read more..

PLDC Programme and Partner Update

More than a regular convention The supporting programme for PLDC 2018 in Singapore offers a range of well established formats. The Professional Lighting Design Convention, (PLDC) will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre from 25th – 27th October, 2018. The conferenc...Read more..

Technical Support Specialist – Helvar

Job description We are now recruiting for two Technical Support Specialists to partner in the sales process, providing technical expertise of Helvar products, supporting project stakeholders including contractors and system integrators in the installation and commission of our products. One ...Read more..

LIGHTFAIR International 2019 Invites You to Submit to Speak

LIGHTFAIR International 2019 Invites You to Submit to Speak   LIGHTFAIR® offers a collaborative platform where experts from a diverse array of professions demonstrate their unique perspective to instill best practices and inspire. This is your opportunity to share your expertise in...Read more..

International Sales Manager – PowerGear Europe

PowerGear Europe is developing a strong position in the professional lighting market from our headquarters based in Breda, The Netherlands. We strive for continuous development in our product range of connected lighting systems. We invest in long-term success of our individual clients and partners a...Read more..

Head of Projects and Solutions Support – Zumtobel Group

Job Description Do you have a passion for lighting and a history of delivering excellence in the Lighting Industry? Are you an inspirational manager who enjoys and thrives on building engaging teams? If so we may have the opportunity for you. Zumtobel Group (brands include Thorn, ACDC, Reiss, T...Read more..

Sales Professional East Europe (Appliances, HVAC & Lighting) – UL

To strengthen UL’s business in EMEA region we are looking for: Sales Professional East Europe (Appliances, HVAC & Lighting) (any Czech Republic base - home office, intensive travelling required)   Your Challenge: Meets significant revenue goals for UL through cost effective co...Read more..

Former IES Executive Vice President, William Hanley, Passes Away

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) mourns the loss of former Executive Vice President, William Hanley, who passed away June 4, 2018. He was 75. Mr. Hanley took the helm at the IES in 1988, when the Society was in a difficult financial situation, and steered the IES into an era of unprecedent...Read more..

UN Environment Initiative Announces New Guidance on Lighting Energy Efficiency

At an event during the Energy Efficiency Global Forum in Copenhagen, UN Environment’s ‘United for Efficiency’ initiative announced Model Regulation Guidelines for conventional consumer light bulbs for developing and emerging economies. The Guidelines were developed together by public and priva...Read more..

16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting

17 - 22nd June, 2018 Sheffield, UK Organised by the Foundation for the Advancement of the Science and Technology of Light Sources (FAST-LS) in conjunction with The Centre for GaN Materials and Devices, The University of Sheffield. The International Symposium on the Science and Technology of L...Read more..

PLDC – only 12 hours left for you to book tickets at the best available rate!

Hurry up - the early registration rate ends on 25th May. The Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC) was created for the global lighting design market. Lighting designers, architects, researchers, universities, industry and clients use PLDC as a platform to meet, learn about the latest dev...Read more..

Professional Lighting Design Convention 2018 – Singapore

25th - 27th October, 2018. Singapore PLDC 2018 in Singapore will offer two tracks on two days with four topics and will be accompanied by a high-grade manufacturers’ exhibition, a space for partners from the industry to present their companies and services and to enter into discussions with li...Read more..

Philips Lighting is now Signify

Announcement from Philips Lighting We are excited to announce that Philips Lighting has changed its name to Signify. It is the most important milestone since Philips Lighting became a standalone company two years ago. Signify is a name we chose carefully. It reaffirms the powerful purpose of eve...Read more..

Professional Lighting Design Convention 2018 Registration Opens

A Smart Programme PLDC publishes the conference programme and opens registration for the 2018 event in Singapore. Early Bird Pricing Available up to 25th May, 2018 PLDC in Singapore marks a new milestone in PLDC history. The convention will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention...Read more..

Osram and Continental Sign Joint Venture Contract

Osram and Continental have successfully concluded their negotiations on the Osram Continental GmbH joint venture. The joint venture, in which each of the partners has a 50 percent stake, aims to combine Continental’s and Osram’s respective expertise in lighting, light control and electronics and...Read more..

Happy 90th Birthday Thorn

What a great milestone! And what a joy to see my old mentor Lou Bedocs. ...Read more..

Edison Report Supports PLDC 2018 in Singapore

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

MSC Meraviglia Cruise Ship Boasts Beautiful LED Lighting Package

Elation know-how in the cruise ship market was key for installer Audio Effetti and client MSC Cruises. The MSC Meraviglia is a new-generation mega-ship and the first of a new fleet of high-tech cruise ships that MSC Cruises is launching over the next decade. Built by STX France at the Chantiers de ...Read more..

Assistent / Studieadviseur – De Lighting Design Academy

De Lighting Design Academy (LDA) biedt sinds 1993 een compleet programma aan lichtcursussen, lichtopleidingen, lichtworkshops en lichtmasterclasses. De activiteiten worden uitgevoerd vanuit een eigen cursuslocatie in het centrum van Amersfoort en is gezien deze centrale ligging uitstekend bereikbaa...Read more..

2018 Illumination Awards – Submissions Now Open

Prepare Your Submissions for the 2018 Illumination Awards Submissions Open: January 2 Early Submissions: $150 fee Submissions after February 3: $200 DEADLINE! Submittals must be entered by February 12, 11:59 pm EST. New Users: Click here for a tutorial on how to submit your project. Retu...Read more..

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Call for Presenters

Deadline for Submission: January 22, 2018 SUBMISSIONS Submissions for consideration for the 2018 IES SALC Conference are now being accepted. Seminar sessions generally run 25-35 minutes. SALC is an educational conference and presentations must follow IES non-commercial policy. The SALC planning ...Read more..

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2018

Guangzhou, China, 9 – 12 June 2018 Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2018 announces its show theme: THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Over 85% of exhibition space is sold out as well-known brands confirm their participation The 23rd edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting E...Read more..

Osram Acquires U.S. Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens sof...Read more..

Lunera Promotes Tom Quinn, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Field Organization

Skilled Hardware and Software Veteran to Accelerate Customer Adoption of Smart Building Services On the heels of three consecutive record revenue quarters, Lunera announced today it has promoted Tom Quinn to senior vice president, worldwide field organization. At Lunera since the beginning, Tom br...Read more..

French Lighting Designer Sues Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

A French interior designer is suing Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for failing to credit her for work on their chateau in Provence. Odile Soudant also claims the superstar former couple drove her company towards financial ruin by failing to honour bills for a multimillion-euro project to illuminate...Read more..

IES Webinar – Synergistic Buildings in the Era of IoT

Starting in June 2017, the IES will present a monthly live webinar with topics they believe will be beneficial to their membership and the public at large. These webinars are free to join. If you have any questions please send them to Tom Butters, Director of Education Synergist...Read more..

IES Webinar Lighting for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

Starting in June 2017, the IES will present a monthly live webinar with topics they believe will be beneficial to their membership and the public at large. These webinars are free to join. If you have any questions please send them to Tom Butters, Director of Education RP-29, Li...Read more..

Policy and Government Relations – IESNA

POSITION SUMMARY With the upcoming retirement of Bob Horner, we are now seeking applicants for the Policy and Government Relations position. The IES Policy and Government Relations function is responsible for establishing the IES as the main source of expertise in the lighted environment among fe...Read more..

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..

OLEDWorks Announces New Managing Director in Aachen – Wolfgang Goergen

OLEDWorks, the leading U.S. OLED light engine and panel manufacturing company, is pleased to announce Wolfgang Goergen as the Managing Diector for OLEDWorks Gmbh, effective immediately.  Mr. Goergen assumes the role of Managing Director from Eric Meulenkamp.  Meulenkamp remains committed to drivin...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 ...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..

LightSpace California

February 28 - March 2, 2017. ANAHEIM, USA It's FREE to attend Lightspace California. Learn what's new and network face-to-face with leading lighting professionals, architects, interior designers and consultants to build new contacts and exchange ideas. Lightspace brings together Three Shows in...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..

Smart Lighting 2017

30 - 31st May, 2017. Hamburg, Germany. The conference & business expo will be focused on human centric & connected lighting with presentations on technology, application development, business and lighting design. Key objective of the event is to promote new connected and human centric li...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..

Stage|Set|Scenery2017 – Berlin

20 - 22nd June, 2017. Berlin, Germany. “Lights! Sound! Curtains up!” – From 20 to 22 June 2017 Stage|Set|Scenery will be opening its doors for the second time. Companies who would like to be represented with a stand from 20 to 22 June 2017 in Berlin should hurry. as the official registrati...Read more..

2017 International CES Show

5th - 8th January, 2017 Las Vegas, USA At the 2017 International CES (Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2017), the EnOcean Alliance (at OCF, Sands #40930 and at Ubiant Sands, #41363) will show its advancements of a self-powered Internet of Things (IoT). This includes a cooperation with the Open Connectivi...Read more..

Frank Schotman Joins Elation Professional’s European Sales Team

Elation Professional is pleased to announce that lighting industry veteran Frank Schotman (better known as “The Tank”) has joined the company’s European Sales Team as a technical sales representative and product specialist. The Tank is a well-known face in the lighting industry with over 25...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..

Museon den Haag installs XIM Gen4

As an interactive museum for culture and science with an educational mission and an interdisciplinary approach, Museon is keen to inspire people to explore the world around them and develop their own knowledge and capacities. Museon achieves this mission by offering school groups and the general pub...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..

Luxlive 2016

23 - 24th November, 2016 London, UK. Annual UK Lighting Show and seminars. Registration is free. See here for more details....Read more..


20 - 22nd April, 2017 KICC, Nairobi, Kenya. LIGHTEXPO 2017 is unique event in the East Africa market. Having being branched out from BUILDEXPO previously,LIGHTEXPO will be the largest event for the lighting market in East Africa. The lighting industry in East Africa is on a globalization dr...Read more..

Japan Lighting Fair 2017

7 - 10th March, 2017 Tokyo, Japan. "LIGHTING FAIR 2017" is one of the largest comprehensive lighting exhibitions in Japan. It will present a vast array of the newest lighting products that are essential elements of building comfortable, safe, and highly convenient lighted environments, as well a...Read more..

Light India 2018

11 - 13th October 2018 New Delhi, India. Welcome to Light India 2018 Unlock your growth potential! With an ever increasing demand for smart, efficient and sustainable lighting options, the Lighting industry has seen a steady growth of 13 to 15% every year. Reports suggest that ...Read more..

Light + Building 2018

18 - 23rd March, 2018 Frankfurt, Germany. Welcome to Light + Building The world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology Manufacturers from over 55 countries – including all market leaders with their latest products for the fields of lighting, electrical eng...Read more..

Lightfair 2017

7 - 11th May, 2017 Philadelphia, USA. About LFI The new language of light and technology is here: LIGHTFAIR International 2017.  Where light, technology and design converge to reveal new solutions, new knowledge and new discoveries. Highlights The global stage for innovation on the LFI...Read more..

PLASA 2017

17 - 19th September, 2017 London, UK. What is the PLASA Show? The PLASA Show in London delivers an exhibition and training event in the heart of West London at Olympia. With live demo opportunities for the audio and lighting sectors, plus product shoot-outs, technical workshops and training ...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..


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..

The Lighting Industry Association Welcomes Rich Green

Rich Green who joins the LIA Team as Sales Manager for the LIA’s Laboratories Rich has many years’ experience from working within a range of commercial roles. He joins The LIA from Kosnic Lighting Limited, where he had several roles in Retail, Ecommerce, Lighting Design and Bespoke Products. ...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..

2016 IES Street and Area Lighting Conference – REGISTRATION IS OPEN

September 18-21, 2016. Hollywood, USA The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference (SALC) is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. SALC provides an open forum for end-users regarding relevant prod...Read more..

Technical Editor – IESNA

Remote Location - HQ in New York Position Summary The Standards Technical Editor will be responsible for editing IES-generated material for technical correctness and for ensuring consistency and coordination between IES technical documents, and specifically, IES Standards. This position requires a...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..

PLASA 2016

18 - 20th September, 2016. London, UK. The 39th edition of PLASA Show in London will deliver a renewed proposition, providing an exhibition solution more suited to current industry needs. 2016 will see the show back in the heart of West London at Olympia and returning to a September dateline...Read more..

LED China 2016

19 - 22nd September, 2016. Shanghai, China. LED CHINA  is the world's largest event dedicated to the entire LED industry supply chain and an one-stop platform to see finished LED products and components from LED lighting, displays, chips, packaging, materials, illuminates, manufacturing equipme...Read more..

Smart Lights Can Detect Shoppers with 8 to 12 Inch Accuracy

Indoor beaconing is going wall to wall. Or more accurately, it’s going from ceiling to floor, as store lighting joins the Internet of Things. The ultimate effect is that the location of in-store shoppers can be very precisely identified and retailers or marketers can then deliver highly targ...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..

Zumtobel Extends CEO Contract Until 2020 And Strengthens Board

Supervisory Board banks on continuity and strengthens the Management Board Early extension of contract for CEO Schumacher and CFO Sonnenmoser to 2020 Former Tridonic CEO Alfred Felder appointed to the Management Board as COO Guido van Tartwijk succeeds Felder at Tridonic effective 01 Novembe...Read more..

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 For Residential Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance [TCLA] announced today the endorsement of ZigBee 3.0, as the preferred open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers. With ZigBee Light Link, previously endorsed by TCLA, being merged in...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..

Gravity Powered Light May End The Use of Kerosene Lamps

IT IS A FACT THAT 20% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY With a growing world population, this number is projected to remain the same for the next 20 years. Without electricity, most of these people have no other option but to use kerosene lamps to light their homes. A typi...Read more..

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

From our sister site - 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..

International Business Developer (m/f) – Nordeon

Job description Reporting to the sales department of the company: You will undertake actions to identify growth potentials of the company as well as actions to promote our special products to markets "oil and gas", food industry, pharmaceutical ... You will be responsible for negotiatin...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..

Habitat Valencia

1 - 5th February, 2016. Valenacia, Spain. Feria Habitat Valencia It is a showcase to the world of creativity, innovation and design Made in Spain. Its commercial offering integrates all elements of the habitat for the home and facilities: furniture, lighting, kitchens, decoration and home textil...Read more..

Taiwan International Lighting Show 2016

13 - 16th April, 2016. Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) is co-located with LED Taiwan 2016 which showcases LED production equipment and materials, epi wafers, crystals, packaging, modules, etc., as well as related manufacturing technologies. Organized by the B...Read more..

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition)

6 - 9th April, 2016. Hong Kong, China. Organised by the HKTDC and held at the HKCEC, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) features a wide range of products including Commercial Lighting, Decorative Lighting, Green Lighting, LED Lighting, Lighting Accessories, Parts & Comp...Read more..

Prolight + Sound 2016

5 - 8th April, 2016. Frankfurt, Germany. International trade fair of technologies and services for entertainment, integrated systems and creation Prolight + Sound is the leading international trade fair for the event-technology sector and covers all products, trades and serv...Read more..

CIE 2016 Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency Conference

It is our pleasure to invite you to be part of the CIE 2016 Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency Conference, which will be held in the city of Melbourne, Australia, from March 3rd to 5th 2016. This is the fourth biennial CIE Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency Conference, the previous three h...Read more..

Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair

9 - 13th February, 2016. Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair is the world's largest meeting place for Scandinavian furniture and lighting design, for both home and public environments. Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby are the Guests of Honour for 2016 Every year Stockholm Fu...Read more..

Material Xperience 2016

27 - 29th January, 2016. Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Material Xperience, the yearly materials event for architects and other creative professionals, will take place from Wednesday, January 27th to Friday, January 29th, 2016. The theme of this upcoming edition will be ‘The Future is Here.’ ...Read more..

LED Lighting a Success in the Black Forest

New lighting concepts for public spaces The lighting industry has undergone a revolution in the past few years, thanks to the rapid development of LED technology. Due to their high light output, colour quality and intelligent control options, LED-based lighting solutions are proving to be particu...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..

Philips Launches Power over Ethernet Luminaires at Clemson University

Royal Philips today announced the unveiling of a first-of-its-kind, large-scale lighting installation at a major university campus that leverages Power over Ethernet (PoE) as part of the recently opened Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University. As a founding innovation partner of the ce...Read more..

LED Expo Benelux 2016

27th & 28th January, 2016 Brabanthallen Den Bosch, The Netherlands  LED Expo Benelux is the leading commercial platform for led lighting, design and automation in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. The last edition in February 2015 was visited by 3811 professionals, an increase of 20%...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..

Welcome Back The Incandescent Lamp

Energy-saving bulbs may have some competition in the shape of an ageing looking lamp with new technology. Scientists have developed a new kind of incandescent light bulb that uses modern science to ramp up its efficiency, almost matching that of commercial LED bulbs. Now, a team of researchers fr...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..

Robert Juliat Has Added RM Multimedia As New Distributor For Italy

From 1 January 2016, RM Multimedia will distribute the full range of Robert Juliat lighting equipment and concentrate on promoting the brand in all regions of the Italian market. Paula Poroliseanu, Marco Bartolini and Ermanno Tontini bring with them a wealth of experience as distributors of high ...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..

IES Welcomes New Technical Director of Standards

Brian Liebel, PE, Chosen as IES Technical Director of Standards New York – The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is proud to announce and welcome Brian Liebel as the new Technical Director of Standards, effective February 16, 2016. Liebel succeeds Rita Harrold, who retir...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..

Lighting Engineer – Havells Sylvania Benelux

Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Functietitel: Lighting Engineer voor de Nederlandse markt m/v Havells Sylvania is een internationale speler van formaat op het gebied van productie en verkoop van verlichtingsoplossingen onder de merknamen Lumiance, Sylvania en Concord. Met een veelzijdig productass...Read more..

Please Welcome Apple to the Lighting Patents Arena – See it First in Brussels

As part of efforts to revitalize an aging retail design language, Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for ceiling lighting systems that are currently rolling out to so-called "next-generation" Apple Stores around the world. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted Apple U.S. Patent No. 9,2...Read more..

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition

9 – 12 June 2016 Guangzhou, China “THINKLIGHT: A new dimension” theme to be explored at the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Innovative lighting-related equipment, components, technologies and applications in one integrated platform The 21st edition of the Guangzhou ...Read more..

Regional Sales Manager – Lumenpulse

London & Manchester, United Kingdom. A Leading Light Lumenpulse requires an experienced Regional Sales Manager to join its growing team in the London & South Eastern area also Manchester. This is an exciting opportunity for a Sales professional who is looking to advance their career with a...Read more..

Lightfair 2016

24th - 28th April, 2016 San Diego, USA Experience Brilliant Knowledge and New Features at LIGHTFAIR® International’s Largest Conference Stellar industry experts shine light on the future of lighting and design as LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) 2016 presents the largest Conference offering...Read more..

LEDucation 2016

29th - 30th March, 2016 New York, USA The conference schedule is not yet available. Updates will be posted as they become available. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: The LEDucation Conference and the DLFNY are authorized for Continuing Education credits upon individual association approval and...Read more..

Osram LED Ostar Delivers Projection Power To Presentations

A smaller package but more output The new Osram Ostar Projection Power from Osram Opto Semiconductors enables customers to equip even mainstream projectors rated at more than 2500 lumen (lm) exclusively with LED lighting for the first time. This efficient new light source is the successor to the P3...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..

Edison Report Interview With Kaj den Daas, CEO of TCP

Watch this exclusive interview with Kaj den Daas, CEO of TCP. ...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..

Integrated Systems Europe 2016

9-12th February 2016. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Editors Note: Although this is not a lighting show per se, there is lighting content there. However, the element of connectivity and IoT is what is most interesting to many of our readers. Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), the largest AV trade sh...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..

Luminous Patterns From Philips Will Let You Truly ‘Paint With Light’

Royal Philips has launched Luminous Patterns, a programmable connected LED lighting system that can help architects and designers create a striking visual statement using a unique combination of light, patterns and materials. Philips Luminous Patterns are decorative panels, which consume little ener...Read more..

Light & Colour Provide Soothing Atmosphere At New Maternity Ward

Gütersloh Hospital situated near the city centre offers modern, high-performance medical services for some 20,000 in-patients and 35,000 out-patients with approximately 1,000 staff. For its 600 annual births a new maternity ward has now been built. With the aim of creating an appealing atmosphere...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..

Philips And Xiaomi Collaborate to Launch An EyeCare Connected Desk Lamp

Today Royal Philips together with Xiaomi, an internet-driven smartphone company, launches Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp - designed to deliver optimal eye comfort as you read or work¹. By collecting ‘light signals’ through the Xiaomi smartphone, Philips EyeCare connected desk lamp is able ...Read more..

Leadership Expansion For Xicato

Xicato has announced the expansion of its management team and increase of leadership in North America. The company has also promoted several people on its leadership team: Willem Sillevis Smitt becomes Vice President of Sales and Marketing Worldwide, Peter Tseng is promoted to Vice President of Eng...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..

LuxLive Middle East 2016

13th - 14th April 2016. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre With over 4,000 square metres of exhibition space, over 100 of the world’s leading lighting brands and over 3,000 key decision makers and specifiers from across The Middle East, LuxLive is set to be the most talked about lighting eve...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..

Lighting Designer / Project Manager – Nedap

Enschede Area, Netherlands Wat ga je doen? Als Lighting Designer / Project Manager maak en engineer je lichtvoorstellen uit voor (potentiële) key accounts. Het accent ligt daarbij op het maken van een verlichtingsstudies en de uitwerking van complete verlichtingsoplossingen (slimme aanstu...Read more..

Lighting’s Effect on Circadian Health

Circadian rhythms and the the effect that lighting can have on them is a hot topic right now. On this side of the pond, this topic featured heavily at the recent PLDC in Rome. And over in the US, the National Lighting Bureau's Board of Directors recently met in Washington DC to discuss different top...Read more..

LED professional Symposium +Expo 2016 – Trends & Technologies for Future Lighting Solutions

20th - 22nd September, 2016. Bregenz, Austria. LpS 2016 - Call for Papers Invitation The LpS Event is one of the leading international conferences addressing the field of solid-state lighting and its applications, today. Experts from industry and academia are invited to present their latest d...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..

Account Manager Indoor Lighting – Fagerhult

Zuid Nederland - Noord-Brabant en Limburg Job description In deze stevige functie ben je verantwoordelijk voor de verdere commerciële ontwikkeling in Zuid-Nederland (Brabant en Limburg). Dit is een goed verzorgd gebied, waar je actief contacten gaat leggen met een enorme diversiteit aan ges...Read more..

OLED Program Manager – TNO

Holst centre is an Open Innovation research centre founded by TNO and IMEC and located on the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. One of its research areas is “Systems in Foil”, targeting flexible devices such as OLED lighting, photovoltaics (PV) and electronic circuits on flexible substrates. As we ...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..

Northern Lights Welcomes Greg Sutherland

Greg Sutherland has joined Northern Lights as Head of Operations. As part of Northern Lights' Senior Management Team, Greg's key responsibility is to improve productivity whilst ensuring that Health and Safety remains high on the agenda. Greg has a strong background in manufacturing and is a qual...Read more..

Xicato Puts People in the Spotlight with Beauty Series LED Modules

New formulation brings out the natural and subtle beauty of human skin tones. Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announces the immediate availability of new commercial LED modules that make people look good – and feel good about how they look. The Beauty Series was devel...Read more..

Nathalie Jardin Has Died Following Injuries From The Isis Attack at Bataclan Theatre

32 year old Nathalie Jardin was responsible for the house lighting at the Bataclan Theatre. She loved lighting and her nickname was Natalight. She was shot in the stomach during the attack and died of her injuries a short time later. Our condolences to her family and friends at this devastati...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..

The OLED Auditorium Now Free To Browse

The OLED Auditorium is an online library of OLED presentations made by industry professionals. The Auditorium is a new and exciting way to learn about OLEDs, whether you're working in the industry or simply taking your first steps in getting to know OLED technology. Acuity Brands According to t...Read more..

First BMW With OLED Lighting in Production

In September, BMW showed their latest top-of-the-range racing road car, the Concept M4 GTS. Among many innovative features, the car has OLED taillights. BMW has announced now that they are starting to produce this car commercially - but at very limited quantities. BMW will only be producing 700 exam...Read more..

EPSRC Gives Research Grant For Blue Emitting LEEC and OLEDs

Dr E Zysman-Colman of the University of St Andrews has been awarded a grant of GBP 348,060 from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate how to produce higher performance deep blue emitting OLEDs. EPSRC is the main UK government agency for funding research and t...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..

GLOW Light Art Festival 2015

7 - 14th November, 2015. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Update 6th November. Tonight there was a private viewing of all the installations with the artists present so that we could hear first hand the inspiration behind each work. Your humble editor was invited to this special tour. It was amazin...Read more..

Fête des Lumières Festival of Light 2015

5th - 8th, December 2015. Lyon, France. For four nights a variety of different artists light up buildings, streets, squares and parks all over the city. Over 70 light installations create a magical atmosphere. Millions of visitors both French and from abroad enjoy the friendly and joyful ...Read more..

City under Microscope – Glasgow

11 - 15th November, 2015. Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city with a growing population of 600,000.  £8 billion of capital investment since 2011 has resulted in significant changes in the physical environment of the city.  New homes, offices, hotels, sports and cultural ve...Read more..

ForumLED 2015

7 - 8th December, 2015.  Lyon, France The international meeting place for the key players in the LED sector Discover innovative LED products and applications Understand trends occurring in LED markets for the next 5 years Discover new sectors of application for LEDs Benefit f...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..

Project Coordinator Lighting – Deltalight

Moorsele, Belgium. Werken bij Delta Light?  Opgericht in 1989 door zaakvoerder en ontwerper Paul Ameloot, is Delta Light vandaag uitgegroeid tot marktleider en trendsetter in architecturale verlichting. Met vernieuwende verlichtingsconcepten staat het bedrijf wereldwijd bekend om zijn subtie...Read more..

Director of Knowledge Management – IESNA

New York, USA. The IES is pleased to announce that it is currently recruiting for the position of Director of Knowledge Management. This position was previously titled Director of Technology. The scope has been expanded and we wanted to prevent it from being confused with the Information Technolo...Read more..

Global Industrial & Commercial LED Lighting Market Worth $165.91 Billion By 2022

According to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., the global industrial and commercial LED lighting market is expected to reach USD 165.91 billion by 2022. Increasing shift towards the implementation of cost effective systems is expected to proliferate demand. Concepts such as smart lightin...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..

Largest Mosque in Europe Fitted With LED Lighting Inside & Out

Philips Lighting, in collaboration with the projects department of JSC 'Electrotechnical Company Eco Svet', have illuminated the newly built Moscow Cathedral congregational mosque, which is the largest mosque in Europe. Philips experts developed a lighting design to highlight the intricate tradition...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..

Free Workshop on Smart Lighting, 30 October,

Smart Lighting 30th October, 2015. 11:00 - 17:00 Lausanne, Switzerland A joint Workshop organized by - Swiss National Lab for Solid State Lighting SSSL of Swissphotonics - Institute of Condensed Matter Physics ICMP of EPFL - CSEM - LASSIE-FP7 Abstract Lighting is undergoing a revolution, whi...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..

Xicato Expands Sales and Distribution Partnerships in Europe

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today that it has expanded the distribution of its LED modules in collaboration with highly regarded distribution partners throughout Europe. “With Holders Components in the UK and German regions, ECE in Italy, Ağustos Tech...Read more..

Hess Launches ACCADIA With Revolutionary Reflector Technology

Hess GmbH Licht + Form has introduced ACCADIA, a LED in-ground luminaire family with a new revolutionary reflector technology. This innovative product in the asymmetric version generates indirect light completely without glare – currently a unique feature among in-ground luminaires. The entire pro...Read more..

Key Account Manager Online Consumer Lighting – Philips Lighting

Stockholm, Sweden. Your Challenge Are you a passionate sales person with experience in the digital world? Are you proactive, a do’er and have the wish and ability to communicate and to influence in a global organization? This is a unique opportunity to influence strategy and growth in a bran...Read more..

Eight New Products Win PLASA Awards for Innovation

The eight 2015 PLASA Awards for Innovation were presented by Ed Pagett, Chairman of PLASA’s European Regional Board, in London last week.  The Gold Award went to ETC for the Eos Version 2.3 – The judges said, “This product seriously impressed the Judges who felt that it is a game-changer in t...Read more..

Greenbuild Expo 2015

10 - 11th November, 2015 Manchester, UK Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central in November - running alongside a new event - Buildings & Energy Efficiency (BEE), which has been launched to offer built environment professionals access to all the latest products and solutions to create bu...Read more..

Philips Names Lighting Executive Bhattacharya as CFO

Royal Philips today announced that Abhijit Bhattacharya, who is currently CFO of Philips Lighting and project leader for the creation of  Lighting as a standalone company, has succeeded Ron Wirahadiraksa as CFO of Royal Philips, with immediate effect. Ron Wirahadiraksa, who rejoined Philips in 2...Read more..

Lumileds Brings New Efficiency to Street and Industrial Luminaires

The LUXEON CoB 1216 achieves up to 15,000 lumens in an industry standard package, allowing designers of streetlights and high bay luminaires to drive down fixture cost. Designers of high lumen streetlights, high bay fixtures and downlights are taking advantage of Lumileds latest addition to i...Read more..

Fachredakteur Licht und Architektur/PR (m/w) – ERCO

ERCO ist die Lichtfabrik für Architekturbeleuchtung. Durch die von unseren Mitarbeitern und Kunden geteilte Vision, Licht als vierte Dimension der Architektur zu verstehen, wird das Profil von ERCO glaubhaft geprägt. Als Spezialisten für lichttechnische Systeme bie¬ten wir unseren Kunden weltwei...Read more..

Product Engineer – CREE

We currently have a vacancy for a Product Engineer in our Lighting Manufacturing group in Florence, Italy. Summary: Cree is looking for a self-motivated, hands-on Product Engineer for its Technical Support group into Operations to lead engineering products. Manages production support engineeri...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..

Webinar: Digitized Light

Date and time: Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Amsterdam, GMT+02:00) Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:00 pm Europe Summer Time (Paris, GMT+02:00) Thursday, October 22, 2...Read more..

Lighting Designer – ERCO

As a global market leader in the field of Architectural Lighting, ERCO offers a comprehensive range of high quality products. Forward thinking, product development and application make ERCO the number one choice for leading architects and designers. Light interprets space and helps us to perceive an...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..

Elation Professional Strengthens European Team

As a result of Elation’s continued growth in the European market, Elation Professional B.V. is pleased to announce that  Dennis Scipio joined Elation Europe today as a new Key Account Manager. Based in the European headquarters office in Kerkrade, The Netherlandson, Dennis is responsible for m...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..

Federal Republic of Germany Celebrates 25 Years

The Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany will celebrate a quarter of a century of German unity today (starting 7 p.m.) in Brussels with "Sounds and Lights of Unity". Modern lighting technology from Osram will impressively illuminate the triumphal arch in the Parc du Cinquant...Read more..

Segment Marketing Public District Central – Philips Lighting

Prague, Czech Republic Segment Marketing Public District Central (CZ, SK, HU) Philips Lighting is the global market leader in the lighting industry, with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We offer our expertise, depth and rea...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..

Managing Director Showrooms – Philips Lighting

Mortsel (Antwerpen), Belgium. Your responsibilities  ·         You are responsible for the current 11 Light Gallery (and Massive) showrooms in Belgium and the Light Gallery e-commerce platform ·         Manage the full Profit and Loss of the Light Galleries ·      ...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..

Vice President of European Sales – Fulham Co.

Long known as a supplier of fine electronic ballasts, Fulham Co., Inc. ( has emerged as global supplier of new technologies including LED drivers, LED Modules, LED Engines, LED and Fluorescent Emergency / Stand-By Power Lighting Solutions, Exit and Emergency Lighting, Electronic HID ...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. 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..

Singapore Architectural Lighting + Design Conference

29th Sept - 1st Oct, 2015. Singapore Join us at the Singapore Architectural Lighting + Design Conference for Lighting Consultants, Interior & Exterior Designers, Facility Managers, Architects and more! Engage in thought-sharing and strategic discussions in this exciting conference where key ...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..

Director of Operations – Lumenpulse

Director of Operations Manchester, UK Alpha Led was recently acquired in July 2014 by Lumenpulse in Montreal, Canada. We are a pure LED manufacture of Luminaires and are looking to expand our operation with further acquisitions and by designing and developing new product ranges, required in the ma...Read more..

Rock Legends KISS 40th Anniversary Tour of Europe

One of the world’s best-selling bands of all time can still attract a crowd after 40+ years no matter where they play. Complete with full costumes and make-up, KISS recently brought their elaborate live show to Europe this summer, kicking off its 40th Anniversary European Tour May 30th in Munich's...Read more..

New Optical Chip Lights Up The Race For Quantum Computer

The microprocessor inside a computer is a single multipurpose chip that has revolutionised people’s life, allowing them to use one machine to surf the web, check emails and keep track of finances. Now, researchers from the University of Bristol in the UK and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) in...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..

Chase the Dark 2015

Each year, IALD members create temporary lighting displays during a 24 hour period as the sun sets westward across the globe. The results are captured via social media to display the creativity and diversity of the lighting design profession. This year, teams in participating cities will use ...Read more..

Lights in Alingsås 2015 – The Evolution of Light

September 25th – November 1st, 2015. Alingsås, Sweden It started in 1999 when students from HDK, Jönköping University and Gothenburg University gathered in Alingsås to experiment with different lighting designs for public buildings. The following year, the municipality entered into agreement...Read more..

Assistant Lighting Designer – BDP

Assistant Lighting Designer Manchester, UK. About the role BDP’s lighting team delivers people centred designs. Team work, concept development and collaboration are at the heart of our working methods and we are firmly committed to the sustainability of our environment.  We have an oppor...Read more..

Park Lane, Meadowhall Shopping Centre Has a Stunning Refit

Jointly designed by The Harris Partnership and BDP Lighting and manufactured by Northern Lights, these breathtaking lighting sculptures have taken centre stage in the newly refurbished Park Lane area of Meadowhall Shopping Centre – one of only six super-regional shopping malls in the country. T...Read more..

OLED Loop Lamp Inspires New Forms of Creativity

Universal Display Corporation has unveiled new and elegant OLED white lighting design prototypes and technologies. Exhibited items highlight the Company’s device architecture and material and manufacturing process core competencies. These proof-of-concept panels and products, including the new Loo...Read more..

Cree’s Mark McClear Is Leaving The Industry

EdisonReport can confirm that Mark McClear, Vice President of Global Sales at Cree, is leaving the company and leaving the industry. Friday is his last day. Mark has accepted a position as the Chief Operating Officer at Phononic, a startup based in Raleigh Durham. Phononic is involved in making ...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..

Professional Dimming Without Rewiring Provides Affordable Lighting Upgrades

The new ready2mains technology from Tridonic enables data to be transmitted in digital form via the existing mains. Dimming commands can therefore be easily transmitted and executed without the need for expensive rewiring. Electricians will benefit from this new technology, as will users looking for...Read more..

Fachredakteur Licht und Architektur/PR – ERCO

Fachredakteur Licht und Architektur/PR - ERCO Lüdenscheid, Germany ERCO ist die Lichtfabrik für Architekturbeleuchtung. Durch die von unseren Mitarbeitern und Kunden geteilte Vision, Licht als vierte Dimension der Architektur zu verstehen, wird das Profil von ERCO glaubhaft geprägt. Als Spezi...Read more..

Sales Application Engineer Emergency Lighting – EATON

Sales Application Engineer Emergency Lighting - EATON Vienna, Austria Eaton Industries (Austria) GmbH ist führend im Bereich hochwertiger elektrischer und elektronischer Produkte und zählt auch international zu den marktbestimmenden Unternehmen. Eaton ist ein internationales börsennotiertes...Read more..

Farwaniah Mosque First in Middle East to be Completely Lit by LED Inside & Out

This new build mosque was the first mosque in the Middle East whose exterior as well as interior lighting was completely done in LED. The preparation phase took one and a half years. It consisted, for example, of visits of several ministerial delegations to the Netherlands. It also included ...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..

Audi Debuts Organic LED Lights At Frankfurt

It seems that just about every car offers some sort of exterior LED lighting these days, and laser headlights are already on the roads in Europe. Always looking to the future, Audi  is getting ready to debut an even more advanced lighting technology this fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.  As the ...Read more..

Lamp Runs For 8 Hours On Water and Salt

A new cost effective lamp that burns for eight hours at a time, running on nothing but a glass of water and two tablespoons of salt has been developed by a start-up in the Philippines. The Sustainable Alternative Lighting or SALt lamp will also be able to generate enough energy to charge a smartp...Read more..

Segment Business Development Manager – EATON

Segment Business Development Manager - EATON East Midlands, UK. CONTEXT: Reporting to the Power Solutions/Lighting Solutions Sales Manager you will be responsible for selling to specifiers and end users such as electrical consultants, architects, local authorities and main building contractor...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..

(Norman) Keith Scott CBE 1927 – 2015

Keith Scott,  BDP Chairman 1984 – 1989, has died aged 88. His funeral will take place at 11.00 am on Friday 31st July at Preston Minster Church and there will be a memorial service to celebrate Keith’s life at 2.30 pm on Friday 4th September, also at Preston Minster. Keith played an importan...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..

Smart Headlights Can Remember Roads and Adjust Lighting Accordingly

Driving at night, particularly on unlit roads, can be a nerve-wracking experience. At Ford, we are  developing two new lighting technologies that could make things easier. Developed at our Research and Innovation Centre in Aachen, Germany, our Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System can ...Read more..

Roy Burton, of Dialight, R.I.P.

Roy Burton, 68 of Germantown passed away July 19, 2015. He was born June 14, 1947 in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. He graduated from Imperial College London with a B.Sc., (Special Honours) in Theoretical Physics. Roy had an extensive career in the electronic industry including Phillips Electronic...Read more..

CLS LED is Growing and Moving to Bigger Premises

Because of the growth that CLS LED is experiencing right now, the current building does not meet the requirements to produce professional LED lighting fixtures on a large scale. After a long period of searching for a suitable venue, we have found the perfect location! CLS business establi...Read more..

World premiere: Unlock Smartphones With Osram Infrared LED

Fujitsu smartphone uses innovative light emitting diodes for iris recognition Osram is making smartphones even smarter: Infrared technology enables mobile devices to be unlocked for the first time by scanning the iris of the user. Iris scanning is being used in the ARROWS NX F-04G smartphone from F...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..

TCP Names Kaj den Daas as New CEO

TCP International Holdings Ltd. today announced that K.R. “Kaj” den Daas will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer replacing Ellis Yan. Mr. Yan remains Chairman of the TCP Board of Directors and will support Mr. den Daas as he transitions into his new role. "I am proud to have led TCP a...Read more..

New Deloitte Office Building is Worlds First Connected Lighting ‘Power-over-Ethernet’

The Edge in Amsterdam is a highly sustainable¹ building featuring a high level of intelligence thanks to the innovations and technologies it incorporates. It is the first office building in the world to be equipped with Philips’ innovative connected lighting system for offices based on ‘Power-o...Read more..

Just Press Print And Your LED Light Will Be Delivered To Your Desk!

Princeton University researchers have developed a 3D printer which prints LEDs in layers. The research was headed by Yong Lin Kong and Ian Tamargo, of the Michael McAlpine Research Group and was sponsored by Air Force of Scientific Research and the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency. With 3...Read more..

Area Sales Manager, West Norway – Eaton Cooper Crouse-Hinds

Stavanger, Norway Job Description We are recruiting for a new and immediate position – Area Sales Manager- West  for our Eaton Cooper Crouse-Hinds business. Eaton is the number one company in the field of explosion protection. We develop and manufacture a range of electrical connectivity, ...Read more.. Closes Down Website And Moves To Philips

Those of you who have visited the 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..

Technical Director, Emergency Lighting – Eaton

Riom, Auvergne, France Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 em...Read more..

Operations Director – Eaton

Doncaster, UK Primary Function:  Plans, directs and drive’s Eaton’s Lighting and Safety Operations in Doncaster.  This includes functional responsibility for Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, Customer Service, EHS, Supply Chain, Warehouse and Distribution. The position is a manag...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..

Product Manager Lighting – SWAROVSKI

Location: Wattens / Tirol Reference Number: 4529-725275-tl DAS ERWARTET SIE Als Product Manager (m/w) in unserer Unternehmenszentrale in Wattens managen Sie das gesamte Sortiment von Crystal Lighting Komponenten, das wir B2B anbieten. Sie gewährleisten, dass ein marktgerechtes Portfolio weltweit...Read more..

Coopers Parent Eaton Names Craig Arnold President and COO

Alexander Cutler to Retire as Chairman and CEO on May 31, 2016; Arnold to Succeed Cutler as Chairman and CEO on June 1, 2016 Richard H. Fearon and Arnold Appointed to Board of Directors Revathi Advaithi to Lead Electrical Sector; Thomas S. Gross to Retire Uday Yadav to Lead Industrial S...Read more..

Centre for Process Innovation pilots Beneq’s Roll-to-Roll ALD System for Moisture Barrier Films

The UK-based Centre for Process Innovation is piloting Beneq’s groundbreaking roll-to-roll ALD system. Acquired in 2014 as CPI’s thin-film moisture barrier film development platform, the piloting activity is paving the way to produce ultra barrier films at significantly lower cost for applicatio...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..

Maury Wright Interviews Eric Rondolat and Amy Huntington of Philips Lighting

Eric Rondolat (ER): We announced, in September last year, the separation process. And we are on track. It will take place at the end of this year. The main reason is increased focus for both businesses - on the healthcare segment as well as the lighting business. I think our strategy is very clea...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..

Dialight Appoint Michael Sutsko as Group Chief Executive.

Dialight plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sutsko as Group Chief Executive. Michael, 46, joins the Board from Laird plc, where he was latterly President of the Performance Materials Division, one of Laird plc's two divisions with 2014 revenue of US$604 million. Prior to Lai...Read more..

Merchandise Really ‘Pops’ at Booths Supermarket in Barrowford

The 30th supermarket of the rapidly growing food chain Booths, opened recently in Barrowford, Lancashire. During a visit to Euroshop in March 2014 Graham Booth, one the fifth generation of this family concern, saw the Navo demonstration, and was so impressed he asked for a trial to be carried out at...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..

Middle East Smart Lighting & Energy Summit 2015

23-24 November 2015 Abu Dhabi, UAE The 4th Annual Middle East Smart Lighting and Energy Summit will take place on 23 and 24 November 2015 at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Over the last four years, the leading smart lighting summit has become one of the biggest and most successful ev...Read more..

Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2015

8-9th September, 2015. Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre Melbourne, Australia Endorsed by City of Melbourne, the 3rd Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2015 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 8 & 9 September 2015. The 3rd Annual Australia...Read more..

Thermodynamics Mechanical Engineer for Luminaires – Osram

SCOPO DELLA POSIZIONE Il titolare della posizione, inserito nel gruppo R&D Luminaires di Treviso dedicato ai prodotti SSL (Solid State Lighting), si occuperà dello sviluppo di soluzioni atte alla dissipazione del calore della sorgente luminosa ed al corretto funzionamento meccanico del siste...Read more..

Leading Light Plessey Could Contribute To a British Electronics Revolution

Key parts for light bulbs, high visibility safety clothing, laptops and sensor controls are starting to pour from the company’s Plymouth factory as Plessey rolls outs its breakthrough technology for the international LED lighting market, currently worth some £20 billion. Small, buccaneering Pl...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..

ILP Professional Lighting Summit 2015

23 – 24th September 2015. Chester, UK. Gather with your peers to develop your knowledge, education and skills to meet necessary competencies, and to discuss the latest standards, regulations and challenges in lighting. The Professional Lighting Summit will include two full days of topic...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..

Best Practices for Enforcing Efficient Lighting Regulations – Webinar

Join us for a freewebinar on Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 07:00 UTC (09:00 CEST/14:00 ICT) Register now at: Establishing functional monitoring, verification, and enforcement (MVE) infrastructure is critical to safeguarding the credibili...Read more..

Jessie J and BoyzIIMen Seen In The Right Light

German-based rental company Headroom Media Service GmbH ( has recently acquired a large number of Elation Professional Cuepix Panels and has used the versatile RGB matrix luminaires on several outings in Germany and elsewhere. After their first live tests, including prod...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..

UK SALES MANAGER – Sill Lighting

SILL Lighting UK Limited is looking for a high potential, UK Sales Manager, who will be a key player in taking the company to higher grounds. SILL Lighting UK is a 100% daughter company of SILL Leuchten GmbH, Berlin (Germany) which is part of the HOFFMEISTER GROUP since December 2013.   ...Read more..

LED Lighting Systems Shipments Are Expected to Exceed 4.1 Billion a Year by 2024

A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and modules across all major space lighting uses, including global market forecasts for unit sales and revenue of LED lamps and modules through 2024. LED prices have declined to a point where this ...Read more..

InfoComm 2015

Be 'wowed' by the coolest technology out there. Recharge your creative batteries.  Get excited about our industry and remind yourself why you love AV. 13 - 19th June, 2015 Orlando, Florida, USA. InfoComm 2015 is the largest event for professional AV in the world, with over 980 exhibitor...Read more..


SILL Lighting UK Limited is looking for a high potential, Technical Support Manager based in Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3BX. SILL Lighting UK is a 100% daughter company of SILL Leuchten GmbH, Berlin (Germany) which is part of the HOFFMEISTER GROUP since December 2013. SILL has the light of tomorrow...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..

Make Any LED Streetlight Connected With Philips CityTouch Connector Nodes

• New retrofit technology helps cities protect investments making ‘dumb’ third-party street lights smart and connected • Cellular network technology reduces installation time from days to minutes Royal Philips has launched a new technology enabling city authorities to retrofit existing L...Read more..

PLASA Focus Leeds

12 - 13th May, 2015 Leeds, UK Fresh off a successful Prolight + Sound show in Frankfurt, PLASA Focus heads to the Royal Armouries in Leeds. You'll see the very latest technology for use in live events, concerts, tours, theatre productions, corporate events, venue installations, nightclubs and le...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..

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2015

9 – 12 June 2015 Guangzhou, China 20th anniversary event programme addresses the future of lights in 2015 and beyond at Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition Explore lighting possibilities through four perspectives: design, market, technology and network Evolution of the lighting a...Read more..

Interlight Moscow 2015

10 - 13th November, 2015 Moscow, Russia International Trade Fair for Decorative and Technical Lighting, Electrical Engineering, Home and Building Automation Interlight Moscow powered by Light + Building is the only trade fair in Russia and the CIS covering the whole range of products relating...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..

GOGLA Advocates for Quality Standards in the Humanitarian Sector

More than 10 million refuges around the world are living in UNHCR refugee camps. In the camps, they use biomass fuel (firewood, charcoal) for lighting, cooking and heating. The collection and use of biomass fuel imposes a number of serious risks, including: sexual and gender-based violence or assaul...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..

Balkan Light 2015

16 - 19th September, 2015 Athens, Greece The National Technical University of Athens, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, and the Hellenic Lighting Association will be staging the international conference Balkan Light 2015 in Athens, Greece from 16. to 19. September,...Read more..

PLDC 2015 London Warm-up Event

14th May, 2015 London, UK PLDC London warm-up We would like to invite you and your colleagues to the Light first. London. + PLDC warm-up event! Join us for a “casino evening” where the jackpot is an all-expenses paid trip to the Professional Lighting Design Convention in Rome in October 20...Read more..

PLDC warm-up in Paris

25th June, 2015 Paris, France Diamond Sponsor iGuzzini and PLDC Organisers VIA Events are pleased to announce a further PLDC warm-up, which will be held in Paris, France on 25. June, 2015! National and international guests are invited to attend a networking evening event, to meet long-term bu...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..

Montforthaus Gets a Unique LED Lighting Solution That Meets Stringent Television Specs

In close cooperation with the lighting design firm BELZNER HOLMES / LIGHT DESIGN ENGINEERING, Zumtobel has developed a bespoke LED solution for Montforthaus that meets stringent television requirements by combining seamless dimming between 100 and 0 percent with a colour temperature range from 2700K...Read more..


21st May, 2015 Amersfoort, Netherlands Note; this workshop is conducted in Dutch. Doelstelling: In deze speciale voor stylisten, vormgevers en interieurarchitecten werkzaam in meubel- en lichtwinkels ontwikkelde workshop leert u alle praktische vaardigheden om licht op een goede wijze voor uw ...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..

LED Lighting Offers Integrated Surveillance, Communication And Control

Editors note; Although this luminaire is not yet available in Europe, we thought it was such a great idea that you should see it. Outdoor areas are challenging to light and secure because they differ in size, shape, accessibility, location and risk profile. Hubbell Lighting and TOTUS Solutions...Read more..

OSRAM Infrared LEDs Push Camera Visibilty To 100 Metres

Osram Oslon Black for optimum camera images over large distances With the new SFH 4715AS and SFH 4716AS Osram Opto Semiconductors has increased the output of its IR Oslon Black family – for the second time in six months. This has been achieved by combining the latest chip design with an optimized...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..

Philips provides Light as a Service to Schiphol Airport

Schiphol Group, Cofely and Royal Philips have entered into a collaboration for the new lighting in the terminal buildings at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The light as a service means that, Schiphol pays for the light it uses, while Philips remains the owner of all fixtures and installations. Philips ...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..

Lutron’s Joel Spira, R.I.P.

The Lutron family is deeply saddened to announce that Joel Spira, the company's Chairman, Founder, and Director of Research, died this morning, Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Starting from a Riverside Drive ping pong table in New York City, Joel and his wife Ruth founded a company that now sells light...Read more..

Latest Addition To Philips Hue Delivers Total Freedom With Light.

Philips Hue Go is an iF Design award winning, fully portable wireless lamp with all of the clever connectivity features of Philips Hue, meaning that it is now possible to experience the light that you want, wherever you want as you move around your house and garden*. With five new patented dynamic l...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..

Charles Stone: “Bad Lighting can Ruin a Good Building”

According to Charles Stone, "Sometimes, the best lighting is no lighting at all. We are also darkness designers. Good lighting can't make a bad building better but bad lighting can ruin a good building. " The lighting designer was in Mumbai recently to launch the India-edition of an architectural...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..

Xicato Appoints Ravi Rajan As Global Product Marketing Manager

Xicato, a leading manufacturer of intelligent light sources, announced today the appointment of Ravi Rajan as the company’s Worldwide Product Marketing Manager. Ravi is responsible for Xicato’s award winning portfolio of modules and precision optics including XIM, XTM, XPO, XSM, and XLM. Prior t...Read more..

LEDinside Estimates 2015 LED Industrial Lighting Market to Reach US$2.37 B

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that industrial lighting has a decisive weight in the entire lighting market. LEDinside has released its latest “1Q15 Silver Member Market Report - Industrial Lighting and High Bay Markets”, which shows an intense level of price competition in the...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..

Pest Control Using Light Instead of Chemicals

Lighting Science Group Corporation and Intellectual Ventures’ Global Good today announced a research agreement to collaborate on the development of next-generation light technologies for pest control. Based on Global Good’s photonic fence invention and Lighting Science’s light-control technolo...Read more..

ABTT Theatre Show 2015

24th - 25th June, 2015. London, UK. The Association of British Theatre Technicians is an organisation supporting technical standards, training and safety. Every summer, The ABTT Theatre Show takes place in London where 100+ technical exhibitors from training establishments to manufacturers...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..

Technical Workshops to Explore New LED Technologies

LED workshops offer developers the chance to brush up on the latest trends and innovations for intelligent LED based designs Intelligent LED Solutions (ILS) has announced that it will be participating in two workshops that have been arranged to enable engineers and developers the chance to update t...Read more..

Martin Professional Appoint Barclay Dakers in UK

Martin Professional is pleased to announce that Barclay Dakers has been appointed Key Account Manager for Scotland, Ireland and the north of England, as of February 9th, 2015. Dakers will be based at Martin UK headquarters in Potters Bar, England and will report to Michael Walker, Director of Sales ...Read more..

The Rocky Horror Show’s German Tour – Fabulous At Forty!

The long-running cult musical The Rocky Horror Show is back on stage for a 6-month tour of Germany and features an array of HARMAN Martin Professional lighting fixtures to underscore the production’s more distinctive elements. Since its first performance at the Royal Court Theatre in Londo...Read more..

How Street Lights Changed Our Lives

Dogs understand lamp posts. These urban markers, points of illumination that allow the streets to be read and navigated in the dark as they are in the day. Dogs mark them for scent, we use them for vision — but, for both species, street lights hugely expand the sensory environment. Street light...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..

Euroluce 2015 with FAVILLA. To every light a voice

14th - 19th April, 2015. Milan, Italy. From 14 to 19 April the biennial lighting exhibition in Italy, Euroluce, will be held in Milan as part of the world famous Salone del Mobile. It has always been considered a meeting place for the most important players and professionals in the sector but th...Read more..

Zumtobels NOW! – Light That Pays For Itself

The Zumtobel Group have taken over responsibility for the operation of Austrian manufacturer Heron's industrial lighting for the next eight years. The turnkey package comprises replacement of the existing lighting system, installation and commissioning of the new energy-efficient Zumtobel lighti...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..

Experience Centre ‘De Brug van Vroenhoven’

Experience Centre ‘De Brug van Vroenhoven’ (Belgium) is located underneath the bridge over the Albert Canal near Maastricht. Two distinct stories are joined together; the start of the second World War for Belgium around the bridge of Vroenhoven and the world of canals and transport over the ...Read more..

LED Luminaires Plant Manager – GE Lighting

LED Luminaires Plant Manager Nagykanizsa, Hungary. Role Summary/Purpose GE’s Nagykanizsa Lighting Solutions plant is a make to order/assembly to order operation mainly serving the rapidly growing project business segment. The plant and the related Zala fixture components fabrication operation...Read more..

Key Account Manager – Retail Lighting – GE Lighting

Key Account Manager - Retail Lighting. Madrid/Barcelona, Spain. Role Summary/Purpose Leverage GE Lighting’s solution-based value proposition to successfully win and retain sustainable and profitable business within the retail market. This consultative role specifically targets retail end user...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..

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

4 - 7th October, 2015. Savannah, USA CONFERENCE SCOPE The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. We continue to provide an open forum for end -users fac...Read more..

4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition

26th -29th October 2015. Dubai, United Arab Emirates The 4th International Off-Grid Lighting Conference and Exhibition, organized jointly by the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association and the World Bank Group under Lighting Global takes place 26th to 29th October 2015 at the DUBAI INTERNATIONAL C...Read more..

SID/IES Lighting Track – Display Week 2015

4th June, 2015. San Jose, USA There has always been a great deal of overlap in the technology behind lighting and displays.  In honour of The Year of Light and in recognition of the newly signed Friendship Agreement between SID and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA),...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..

Semantic Lighting And The Internet of Light

As the possibilities for digital, connected lighting develop and expand, our illumination infrastructure can become the glue that connects the physical world to the digital realm, creating smart lighting that is user-oriented, contextually aware and task-based. What used to be the stuff of science f...Read more..

ERCO søker distriktsansvarlig til Midt-Norge og Nord-Norge

ERCO – Lysfabrikken ERCO har hovedkontor og fabrikk i Lüdenscheid midt i hjertet av Tyskland med salgskontorer rundt i hele verden. I Norge har vi hovedkontor i Oslo der vi også har en utstilling. ERCO er markedsledende innen arkitektonisk belysning, og vi tilbyr et omfattende utvalg av høykva...Read more..

Lighting Design Engineer – ERCO

ERCO Lighting, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of architectural lighting equipment, offers an exciting technical opportunity in Central London. Lighting Design Engineer This truly rewarding role will develop your competency in Architectural Lighting design, producing schemes to sati...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..

Product Manager Indoor Lighting Controls – Zumtobel

Your Duties You are responsible for the worldwide support of the product categories in the field of lighting management. You ensure a comprehensive supervision of the product portfolio: idea generation, development of new products, lifecycle management, pricing and conception of product laun...Read more..

Ready2mains Tells Current How To Communicate

The PREMIUM TALEXXdriver series from Tridonic has been designed to keep pace with rapid developments in LED technology and offers an extremely high degree of flexibility. It features the new digital "ready2mains" interface which uses the existing mains cable for data transfer. Different casing versi...Read more..

NAILD’s Annual Conference 2015

26 - 29th April, 2015. Denver, USA. The National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD) will address LEDs and controls and their impact on the industry at its Annual Conference this year, themed Lighting the Way – Leading the Way, April 26 – 29 in Denver. The conference wil...Read more..

R&D Project Manager – Thorn

Your Duties As R&D Project Manager for our brand Thorn located in Amsterdam you will play a dynamic role in our global team. In this role, you will lead projects related with new product development, business development and customer-focused innovation. You will be part of the Research an...Read more..

Lighting Fixture Design Conference

3rd - 4th June, 2015. London, UK Rapid product development is the key to success in today’s rapidly-changing lighting market. We’ll help you beat your competitors in this must-attend conference whose theme is speed to market. You’ll learn: How to slash lead times and product ...Read more..

Lighting Design Awards 2015

19th March 2015. London, UK. After fierce competition, the judges have selected only those who demonstrated the very highest standards. Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted! View the full list of finalists here The winners will be announced at the London Hilton on Park ...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..

Professional Lighting Design Convention PLDC 2015

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..

Paris In The Right Light

The way Paris is lit at night is changing, both its monuments and plazas, and if you want to see this transformation first hand, Pont Saint-Louis is the best place to start. From there, the best nighttime views of Notre Dame can be found. The lighting reveals many architectural features normally mis...Read more..

Director Lighting Applications – Zumtobel Group

Highland (New York), USA. Your Duties Manage product portfolio for Zumtobel Lighting North America with a focus on lighting applications and market requirements. Be “the expert” on lighting applications and products for Zumtobel North America both internally and to our clients. Provide...Read more..

Proposal Manager Smart Buildings – Philips

Philips Lighting. Eindhoven, Netherlands. Your challenge Do you have what it takes to be part of a growing organization that brings new ways of working and new ways of thinking in commercial and technical aspects? Philips Lighting is dedicated to enhancing life with light. We are the lead...Read more..

Holst Centre And Flex-O-Fab Take First Step To “Lighting By The Mile”

Researchers from the EU-funded Flex-o-Fab project have successfully fabricated working OLED devices on a flexible barrier layer produced in a roll-to-roll (R2R) process. Produced on a PET plastic film, this breakthrough is a significant first step towards taking flexible OLEDs ‘from lab to fab’ ...Read more..

LOPEC 7th Annual Printed Electronics Conference

3 - 5th March, 2015. Munich, Germany. LOPEC (Large-area, Organic & Printed Electronics Convention) is the leading international trade fair and conference for printed electronics in the high-tech business location of Munich. The exclusive business platform addresses manufacturers and users o...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..

Audi Reveals LED & Laser Headlights For The New R8

Audi is revealing the headlights of its new R8 as the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car. The R8 uses LED headlights which can be supplemented by a laser high beam lighting module as an option. The new R8 will set new standards among high‑performance sports cars ...Read more..

DOE Publishes Long-Term Testing Investigation of Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released another special report on LED lamps that are available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.2 focuses on lumen depreciation and color shift in a subset of 15 LED A lamps from CA...Read more..

From Steam Boiler Factory to Chique Restaurant

When the steam boiler factory on the Steinmüller site in Gummersbach, Germany closed, only “Halle 32” remained intact and is now used as an event centre with restaurant. The primary concern of the architect in converting the industrial building was to maintain its character. Today, original ro...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..

iF Design Award Night 2015

A festive awards ceremony – A great party: iF design award night on 27 February 2015 in Munich The iF design award night is the design event of the year. Some 2,000 guests from the international design world, from the media and from business and politics are expected to celebrate the award winne...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..

Luminus Appoints Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing

Luminus Devices, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-performance LEDs and solid-state light sources, announced today the appointment of Mark Pugh as Vice President of Marketing. Mark brings tremendous solid state lighting (SSL) experience to the company adding new depth and market knowledge to th...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..

Business Development Manager, Retail Lighting – GE Lighting

At GE Lighting, we’re leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Lighting teams around the world are dedica...Read more..

Latest Design Trends On Show in Paris

New Trends in Design, Materials and Manufacturing. The January edition of the Parisian design and interiors trade fair Maison et Objet is viewed by many as setting the tone for the year ahead. The huge fair comprised nine exhibition halls at the Parc des Expositions in Paris. According to show orga...Read more..

LightingEurope Announces Election of Executive Board

LightingEurope is pleased to announce the election of Jan Denneman as President of the Executive Board, Peter Hunt as Vice-President, Alfred Haas as Treasurer for 2015, and Yves Robillard as Treasurer for 2016. Additional Board members include: Thomas Walentowski (BLV), Zoltan Koltai (GE Lighting), ...Read more..

Sales Manager Czech & Slovakia – GE Lighting

Location: Prague, Czech Republic At GE Lighting, we're leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Lighting ...Read more..

IES Photo Contest To Celebrate The International Year of Light

The IES Emerging Professionals are running a six-month Photo Contest to celebrate the International Year of Light. “enLIGHTen,” which is open to IES EP and Student Members, launched in February and will run until July 31. In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed...Read more..

Regional Marketing Manager – GE Lighting

Budapest, Hungary. The Regional Marketing Manager (RMM) position is a key role in EMEA GE Lighting marketing organization with accountability for the regional vertical focused business (referred internally as Projects), strategy and achievement of objectives through effective implementation of le...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..

DOE Releases Report on SSL Adoption in Museums – Selection Process Confusing

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new GATEWAY report that summarizes the results of a survey regarding conversions to solid-state lighting in museums. The survey was sent to members of the museum community who had requested a copy of “The Guidelines for Assessing Solid-State Light...Read more..

Historic Osram Building Reopened as a Cultural Centre

The building which once housed a business success story has been resurrected as a well-lit cultural centre in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, following a major renovation. You begin to sense the historic atmosphere as you approach the front door. The illuminated Osram bulb incorporated into the window...Read more..

Leiter Industrial Engineering – ERCO

ERCO ist die Lichtfabrik für Architekturbeleuchtung. Durch die von unseren Mitarbeitern und Kunden geteilte Vision, Licht als vierte Dimension der Architektur zu verstehen, wird das Profil von ERCO glaubhaft geprägt. Als Spezialisten für lichttechnische Systeme bieten wir unseren Kunden weltweit ...Read more..

Søker Distriktsansvarlig til Midt-Norge og Nord-Norge – ERCO

ERCO – Lysfabrikken ERCO har hovedkontor og fabrikk i Lüdenscheid midt i hjertet av Tyskland med salgskontorer rundt i hele verden. I Norge har vi hovedkontor i Oslo der vi også har en utstilling. ERCO er markedsledende innen arkitektonisk belysning, og vi tilbyr et omfattende utvalg av høykva...Read more..

imm cologne – The International Interiors Show

19 - 25th January, 2015. Cologne, Germany Create. Furnish. Live. The first interiors show of the year presents the trends that will be shaping the furniture and interiors sector – and the products that are good for business. At the imm cologne, you'll find a unique variety of interior design ...Read more..

5th LED professional Symposium +Expo

22nd to 24th September , 2015. Bregenz, Austria. The conference The building blocks for smart lighting designs consist of the latest application and technology trends as well as cost and process optimization in the fields of light sources, optics, smart controls and sensors, thermal managem...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..

SPARC International Lighting Event 2015

27th - 29th May, 2015. Sydney, Australia Australia’s lighting industry is proud to present SPARC – Australia’s premier event for the international lighting community. SPARC features a world-class seminar program of invited speakers, a display of the latest lighting technology and a spectacul...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..

Hess Appoints Paul Denoo and Intensifies Sales Activities in Belgium

Hess GmbH Licht + Form, a manufacturer of designed outdoor luminaires and site furnishings based in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), has appointed Paul Denoo (48) as the new sales manager for the Belgium market. Denoo will start working for Hess in the Antwerp office as from 19th January 2015. D...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..

Worldwide Market for Residential Lighting Controls Expected to Reach $1.1B By 2023

A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for residential energy-efficient lighting and lighting controls, including global market forecasts for light-emitting diodes (LEDs), incandescent, halogen, and fluorescent lighting through 2023. The market for residential energy-ef...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..

CES Update – Philips Hue and Osram Lightify

Philips Hue George Yianni, Lead Designer and Filip Jan Depauw, Director of Connected Lighting at Philips Lighting emphasized that making Hue work with as many other systems as possible is a high priority. “We’re really focused on trying to be the lighting experts inside smart homes and work ...Read more..

Project Sales Manager – WILA Lighting Ltd

London & South East, United Kingdom We are looking for enthusiastic, knowledgeable and skilled specification sales people who pride themselves on delivering against target, are team players and enjoy a varied workload. WILA is a leading provider of lighting solutions to the UK market, ...Read more..

Road Lighting, Fundamentals, Technology and Application

In 1980 the book “Road Lighting”, written by Prof de Boer and Wout van Bommel was published in the series “Philips Lighting Library”. It was regarded as the 'road lighting bible' at the time and was required reading for many entering the lighting profession. I still have a copy in my librar...Read more..

The Truth About Mesopic Vision – Webinar

The real story of how rods and cones affect your peripheral vision Join this webinar hosted by Wout van Bommel, and learn how the inner workings of the human eye affect road lighting for peripheral vision at different lighting levels and colours. Live on January 28, 4 pm CET (1...Read more..

Philips Announces Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas

Editor's Note:  This story was first reported on EdisonReport on 16 DEC 2014. Royal Philips announced today it has appointed Amy Huntington as President of Philips Lighting Americas, reinforcing its commitment to connected lighting and systems and services as the next evolution in LED technology...Read more..

Nano Technology and ‘Living Lighting’

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science that deals with the manipulation of structures on an atomic and molecular scale – the size of one billionth of a meter. Nanotechnology is often seen as a trend in material science, but has much deeper implications. Nanotechnology, or more precise n...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..

EdisonReport Announces Top 10 Products of 2014

EdisonReport announces today its second annual LightTrades™ Awards for 2014.  Your humble editor 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 be...Read more..

Marketing Specialist – Zumtobel

Amsterdam, Netherlands As Marketing Specialist you will play a dynamic role on steering the marketing activities of Zumtobel Group in Amsterdam. Working collaboratively with the Headquarter’s Marketing Manager, you will be strategizing, planning and following up on various communications, t...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..

Optical Design Engineer – Zumtobel

Amsterdam, Netherlands As Optical Design Engineer you will play a dynamic role in our global R&D team located in our office in Amsterdam. You will be working in close cooperation with your R&D colleagues around the globe as well as our group of optical designers worldwide. Among othe...Read more..

Print Your Own Lightpaper

In addition helping us print out our own toys, food, and even houses, 3D printing can also be used to print new ways to light your house. A company called Rohinni has come up with Lightpaper, which is a printable, paper-thin lighting solution that can be applied to any surface. The possibilities...Read more..

Account Manager Emergency Lighting – EATON

Groot-Bijgaarden, Belgium Job Description The role of the Account Manager Emergency Lighting is to proactively and systematically develop new direct & indirect business, realizing sales objectives and sales plans in the area of Flanders, Belgium with regards to the Emergency lighting ...Read more..

Senior Lighting Designer – Arup

Bristol, United Kingdom. Positions also available in Solihull, Manchester & Edinburgh. Arup is an independent firm of designers, engineers, planners and business consultants offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. We ...Read more..

Senior Business Development Manager Innovative Concepts – Philips

Eindhoven, Netherlands Your challenge Are you able to translate innovative ideas via consumer insights into compelling business propositions in the Lighting Retail sector? The role of Senior Business Development Manager Innovative Concepts - Smart Professional Spaces might be your next challenge...Read more..

National Military Museum Netherlands

"We are storytellers. We pull out all the stops to create a theatrical experience in a museum. And light is of inestimable value." Mark de Jong, Creative Director of Kossmann.dejong On the former airbase in Soesterberg, the new National Military Museum (NMM) has been opened. An impressive ...Read more..

LED Lighting To Save 47kW Per Year At Worlds Largest Auchan Hypermarket

Aviapark shopping and entertainment center is located in the North-West part of Moscow. Besides all of the well known 'western' anchor stores, there are 500 shops, an entertainment centre, one of the biggest multi-screen movie theaters in Russia, restaurants and food courts and over 6500 parking slo...Read more..

Dennis McGill Resigns as CFO of Lighting Science Group

Yet more changes at LSG. Effective as of December 16, 2014, Dennis McGill resigned as Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company. No further details are as yet available.   In other LSG news, On December 11, 2014, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Lighting Science Gro...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..

Distriktsansvarlig til Midt-Norge og Nord-Norge – ERCO

ERCO – Lysfabrikken ERCO har hovedkontor og fabrikk i Lüdenscheid midt i hjertet av Tyskland med salgskontorer rundt i hele verden. I Norge har vi hovedkontor i Oslo der vi også har en utstilling. ERCO er markedsledende innen arkitektonisk belysning, og vi tilbyr et omfattende utvalg av høykva...Read more..

Creative Director für Online und Printmedien – ERCO

ERCO ist die Lichtfabrik für Architekturbeleuchtung. Durch die von unseren Mitarbeitern und Kunden geteilte Vision, Licht als vierte Dimension der Architektur zu verstehen, wird das Profil von ERCO glaubhaft geprägt. Als Spezialisten für lichttechnische Systeme bieten wir unseren Kunden weltweit ...Read more..

C/O Berlin Gallery’s New Home

After 15 years in changing locations, the C/O Berlin Gallery has finally found a permanent home – in the Amerika Haus, once a US cultural and information centre in Berlin. Designed by Bruno Grimmek, the structure was built in 1957 as part of the International Building Exhibition. C/O Berlin had fo...Read more..

Integrated Systems Europe

10 - 12th February, 2015. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Launched in 2004, ISE is Europe’s largest tradeshow for the professional AV and electronic systems industry. ISE 2015 offers rich learning experiences for attendees. A growing range of professional development options are now on offer. A wid...Read more..

Cree Announces Industry’s First Extreme High Power LEDs

Cree are excited to announce that the industry’s first Extreme High Power (XHP) LEDs, the XLamp XHP50 and XLamp XHP70 LEDs are now available. As the first LEDs to incorporate Cree’s groundbreaking SC5 Technology™ Platform, the new XLamp XHP50 and XHP70 LEDs provide twice the lumen output an...Read more..

Lighting Japan 2015

14 - 16th January, 2015. Tokyo, Japan. LIGHTING JAPAN consists of 3 shows; from the most advanced LED/OLED manufacturing technologies to lighting fixtures and the design of lighting. LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo is an international exhibition that gathers all the manufacturing tec...Read more..

Middle East Electricity 2015

2nd - 4th March, 2015, Dubai, UAE. Introducing the lighting hall at Middle East Electricity The 2015 edition of Middle East Electricity, will include a dedicated lighting hall. Some of the biggest names in the lighting industry will be presenting their products and services to lighting profession...Read more..

LED Specialty Sales Manager – GE Lighting

LED Specialty Sales Manager – UK Job Number 2021755 At GE Lighting, we're leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light ...Read more..

DOE Report on LED Lighting in a High-Temperature Environment

Editors note; although US based, these findings can be relevant for hot climates in Europe. The U.S. Department of Energy has released a GATEWAY report on a trial demonstration in which the incumbent quartz metal halide (QMH) area lighting was replaced with LED at three pole locations along a 7.2...Read more..

ASHRAE/IES Proposes Expansion of Climate Zones for Energy Standard

New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use. Addendum w is one of 10 proposed addenda to ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, open for public comment starting Dec. 5, 2014. T...Read more..

LumiVille 2015

2 - 4th June, 2015. Lyon, France. LUMIVILLE LumiVille is the only event of its kind in France, and has been a great success over the last 10 years. LumiVille will now be held as a biennal meeting in France, alternating with the Light+Building tradeshow in Frankfurt. > 3-days exhibition...Read more..

Bruno Biasiotta Out at Philips NA; Amy Huntington In

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport can confirm that Bruno Biasiotta, President and CEO of Philips Lighting Americas, our 2012 Person of the Year, will leave the company at the end of the year.   Biasiotta will be replaced by Amy Huntington. Ms. Huntington is currently the CE...Read more..

Strategies in Light 2015 – London

18 - 19th November, 2015. London, UK. This year, SIL will be co-located with Luxlive, the largest UK lighting only show. More details will follow as they become available. To register, visit the website....Read more..

Strategies in Light 2015 – Las Vegas

24 - 26th February, 2015. Las Vegas, USA Gain access to Market Review for 2015 and an up-to-date five-year forecast. Gain insight on crucial business and technological issues from industry leaders. See the most innovative products and services available in the industry from more than 300* e...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..

How to truly eco-innovate in the lighting industry

11th February, 2015, Brussels, Belgium This open workshop focuses on how the lighting industry can develop sustainable lighting solutions thanks to innovative products and services that respond to both businesses opportunities and to challenges such as the increasing shortage of materials. Th...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..

Single LED Chip Produces More Than 150 Watts of Output

In the latest issue of Electronics Letters, a team from Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiangneng HuaLei Optoelectronic Co. Ltd. and several Universities in China, report successful creation of a single wafer level LED chip producing more than 150W ou...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..

The Geographical Centre of The Netherlands Lit With LEDs

The new lighting of the ‘Onze Lieve Vrouwe’ tower in the Netherlands was revealed on the first of November 2014. The tower, dating from 1470, is the geographical centre of the Netherlands and is 98 meters high. The lighting was switched on with a large celebration. Light designer Jeroen Jans w...Read more..

Amsterdam Light Festival 2014 – 2015

27th November, 2014 - 18th January, 2015. Amsterdam, Netherlands The theme for this year’s festival, ‘A Bright City’, challenges artists to create a tribute to life the city. The resulting artworks present a unique take on the modern city of Amsterdam. Forty pieces of art, setting the city...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..

Pam Horner Reflects on the Life of Dr. Ian Lewin

This week, the lighting community lost too soon one of its brightest stars, Dr. Ian Lewin. Together with his family and friends in Scottsdale, we grieve for this terrible loss. Of course we knew Ian for the many prestigious positions he held – President and founder of Lighting Sciences, Co-...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..

Lighting Application Manager Outdoor – Zumtobel

Your duties In this role, you will manage and implement special projects in the context of the strategic project management. It will be on you to integrate the illuminated object in its environment. Furthermore, you will closely cooperate with external partners such as the ETH Zurich in th...Read more..

BMW To Pilot “Light and Charge” Streetlights

BMW has developed street lights equipped with sockets to charge electric cars, it said on Friday, and will run a pilot project in Munich next year that uses existing local authority lighting networks. BMW said it has made two prototype "Light and Charge" street lights which combine efficient Ligh...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..

Manager of Technology Segment Retail & Hospitality – Tridonic

At Tridonic in Dornbirn within our Research & Development Department we are looking for a Manager of Technology Segment Retail & Hospitality (m/f) System Architect / Technology Strategist Your duties In this position, you are responsible for gathering, shaping and identify...Read more..

Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein, R.I.P.

From Crestron: "It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of Crestron’s Chairman and Founder, George Feldstein. After a brave battle with brain cancer over the past year, he passed away yesterday, peacefully at his home surrounded by family. His passion and love for our industry wa...Read more..

Osram Appoints Olaf Berlien As New Chief Executive Officer – Meets Targets

During today’s supervisory board meeting of OSRAM Licht AG, it was decided to appoint Olaf Berlien as new chief executive officer (CEO). Berlien, 52, will take over his new function in January 2015. At the same time, Wolfgang Dehen will leave the company at his own request and by amicable agree...Read more..

LightingEurope Appoints de Stoppelaar as Secretary General

Mr. de Stoppelaar has been serving as interim Secretary General since 1 September, 2014. His appointment marks a strategic turning point for the two-year old LightingEurope. Dietmar Zembrot, President of LightingEurope, states “The lighting industry is in a period of rapid transformation and Mr...Read more..

OSRAM Announce First Surface Mount Oval Light-radiating LED

In our everyday lives, we encounter outdoor displays in a variety of different forms. Osram Opto Semiconductors is now launching the first LED with oval light-radiating characteristics for large screen video walls or digital road signs: the new surface-mountable Displix Oval. Thanks to a compact ...Read more..

Xicato Builds European Team With Addition Of Giovanni Marafelli In Italy

Xicato,  announced today the appointment of Giovanni Marafelli as regional sales manager for Southern Europe and Greece. Giovanni spent more than a decade with Cantalupi Lighting in Italy. His experience working with clients, contractors, architects, engineering companies and lighting designers wil...Read more..

Sales Director, EMEA – LIFX

LIFX London, UK LIFX is a Series A Sequoia Capital funded start-up that’s at the forefront of the Connected Devices (IoT) revolution!  Simply put, LIFX has reinvented the light bulb as we know it.  Visit our homepage and see the video showing the awesome capabilities of the LIFX bulb! In or...Read more..

Residential Lighting Will Never Be The Same Again

Now available in Europe, affordable, smart home lighting is set to revolutionize how we interact with our home and its contents. And with today's wireless offerings, it's not only newly built homes that can benefit from smart technology. I have long wanted to take advantage of the control, securi...Read more..

Christian Schmid To Represent Hess GmbH in Austria

Hess GmbH: Specialist for luminaires and site furnishings now represented in Austria with its own dedicated sales team. In October 2013, Hess became a member of the Nordeon Group and has undergone significant changes in human resources, new products, and new technologies as a result. Until now, a l...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..

LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014 Highlights Future Technology Trends

Important Technology Trends for Future LED Lighting Systems Defined The LpS 2014 (LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014) took place from September 30th to October 2nd for the fourth time. This event has established itself as an international point of reference for technical lighting professionals d...Read more..

Carbon Nanotubes May Follow LEDs For General Lighting

Electronics based on carbon, especially carbon nanotubes (CNTs), are emerging as successors to silicon for making semiconductor materials. And they may enable a new generation of brighter, low-power, low-cost lighting devices that could challenge the dominance of LEDs in the future and help meet soc...Read more..

Nordeon’s Baldur Crowned In The 28th Annual GIO Awards

Nordeon’s Led Light Line System - Baldur has been honoured at the star-studded ceremony of the 28th Annual GIO Awards that took place on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at the Dutch Cacao Factory in Helmond, The Netherlands. The GIO Awards are the leading Good Industrial Design (Goed Industrieel Ontwerp...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..

Lighting Designer – GE Lighting

GE Lighting Budapest, Hungary Job Number 1982120 Business GE Appliances & Lighting Business Segment GE Lighting About Us At GE Lighting, we're leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for...Read more..

Field Lighting Application Engineer – GE Lighting

GE Lighting UK Job Number 2009611 Business GE Appliances & Lighting Business Segment GE Lighting About Us At GE Lighting, we're leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the ...Read more..

Assistant Designers – Speirs + Major

Speirs + Major London, UK. Speirs + Major are award-winning international designers who work with light. We have positions available in our London studio for assistant designers with excellent visual communication skills and a passion for light. Applicants must be able to hand sketch...Read more..

Carel Lammers RIP

Carel Lammers died 8th Oct 2014. Carel worked for Philips for 26 years. He became a victim of 'operation Centurion' which saw thousands of employees forced into early retirement to avoid the company risking bankruptcy. After he retired in 1991, he formed his own consulting company, Focus Consult b....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..

Code of Practice for the Application of LED Lighting Systems

12th November 2014.  The LIA, Telford, UK. Responding to the rapid development of LED Lighting technology the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have developed a NEW course based on the IET Code of Practice for the application of LED Lighting System. This NEW course and publication will prov...Read more..

Lighting Designer – GE Lighting

GE Lighting Northampton, UK About Us At GE Lighting , we're leading a global lighting revolution. In developing innovative energy-efficient lighting products, systems, and solutions for today and the future – such as world-class LED, fluorescent and ceramic metal halide light sources -- GE Li...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..

Integral Project Leader Connected Lighting – Philips

Philips Lighting Eindhoven, Netherlands Your challenge Are you able to run global multidisplinairy projects and deal with outsourced (third party) parts? Can you ensure that all hardware and software system components – either developed in-house or from outside suppliers are delivered accordi...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..

Assistant Designer Internship – Speirs + Major

Speirs + Major Edinburgh, UK Speirs + Major are award-winning international designers who work with light. We have a position available in our Edinburgh studio for an Assistant Designer / Intern with excellent design and visual communication skills and a passion for light. Applicants must ...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..

Rethink The Night

20 - 24th October, 2014. Kea Island, Greece. The Hellenic Illumination Committee (CIE Member) in cooperation with the Department of Master Studies in Lighting Design of Wismar University of Applied Sciences / DE the Design Forum of Coburg & the Kuffner Observatory of Vienna is staging an Int...Read more..

Light Bite – Balancing Light & Shadow

Philips Lighting would like to invite you to attend their next Light Bite that will take place on Tuesday, September 30 at 4 pm CET. During this Light Bite Laura Taylor, Design Director for Innovation at Philips Lighting, will show how to balance the effects of light and shadow to create comp...Read more..

Business Development Director, Smart Lighting

Job Description: This company  is an innovative LED lighting manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, China. It develops, manufactures and distributes LED lighting products in the markets of Europe, North America, APAC, etc. In the last 10 years, it has grown into an industry leader (consistently r...Read more..

ForumLED Europe 2014

14 - 15th October, 2014. Paris, France. The 6th edition of the ForumLED congress will be a unique platform for information, exchange, networking and business development for all lighting professionals and end users. ForumLED conference is aiming this year to delve deeper into 8 thematic...Read more..

GLOW – Forum of Light & Architecture 2014

8 - 15th November, 2014. Eindhoven, Netherlands. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="395"] Artist: Richi FerreroWork: Bwindi Light Masks[/caption] From 8 till 15 November 2014 the ninth edition of GLOW takes place in Eindhoven. This year’s theme is called ‘City in motion’. Around f...Read more..

Fête des Lumières – Lyon Light Festival 2014

5 - 8th December, 2014. Lyon, France. For 4 nights, artists of all kind of inspiration will enlighten buildings with more than 70 light installations, creating a magic atmosphere in the streets, places and parks of the city. Millions of french and foreign visitors will enjoy the friendly and ...Read more..

LUCI Annual General Meeting 2014

5 - 9th November, 2014. Dubrovnik, Croatia. After South America in 2012 and Asia last year, LUCI is back in Europe for its 2014 Annual General Meeting that we are very pleased to hold in the magnificent city of Dubrovnik. After a year full of activities, projects and events, this AGM will be ...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..

Senior Automotive Project Leader Lighting – SABIC

SABIC Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands Are you an ambitious engineer or scientist looking for a project leader role within the automotive department of one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies? Continue reading because SABIC is currently seeking a: (SENIOR) AUTOMOTIVE PROJECT LEADER B...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..

Skylight Simulates Tropical, Nordic And Mediterranean Sunlight

This simulated sky was over 10 years in development and the brainchild of Professor Paolo Di Trapani, coordinator of the project and a physicist at the University of Insubria in Como, Italy. The CoeLux system relies upon a sophisticated optical system projecting a high intensity LED source (the 'sun...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 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, 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 Appoint Edward Bednarcik as Newest Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Edward Bednarcik as Chief Executive Officerof Lighting Science (LSG) On August 28, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") appointed Edward Bednarcik as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective September 8, 2014. In connection with Mr. Bednarcik's appoin...Read more..

A Low Cost Mesh Network Using LED Automobile Headlights?

Intel research scientist Richard Roberts has revealed that he is working on a set of IEEE specs that could guide future development of visible light communication (VLC) in cars. VLC may make it possible to use visible light emitted by LEDs in car headlights to create a low-cost automobile mesh ne...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..

Field Application Engineer – Cree

Munich, Germany. We currently have an opening for a Field Application Engineer within our Power Sales group.  This position will be stationed at our European headquarters facility in Munich - Unterschleissheim, Germany. Summary: The Field Application Engineer provides technical support to ...Read more..

100% Design 2014

17-20th September 2014. Earls Court, London, UK. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="554"] Cullen Dish Wall Light from Mullan Lighting.[/caption] 100% Design has developed 'Design Kaleidoscope' as the theme for the 20th edition of the show, reflecting the diversity and rich history of t...Read more..

LED and LED Lighting 2014, Turkey

25-28th September, 2014 Istanbul, Turkey. LED & LED Lighting Exhibition which is the only domestic activity where the developments in LED and LED products can be witnessed along with the developments in the market becoming widespread is following again this year, like every year, its path ...Read more..

Thermodynamics Mechanical Engineer – Osram

OSRAM Italy. Thermodynamics Mechanical Engineer for Luminaires SCOPO DELLA POSIZIONE Il titolare della posizione, inserito nel gruppo R&D Luminaires di Treviso dedicato ai prodotti SSL (Solid State Lighting), si occuperà dello sviluppo di soluzioni atte alla dissipazione del calore della s...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..

LED Industrial Lighting Market: CAGR of 29.64% by 2018

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the Global LED Industrial Lighting Market 2014-2018 report to their offerings. The market will grow at a CAGR of 29.64% to 2018. According to the report, the need for energy-efficient lighting solutions is one of the key drivers in the market. ...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, 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..

Remembering Louis Schoffelmeer

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="328"] L. Schoffelmeer bij zijn Graaf Folke Bernadotte Groep[/caption] Louis Schoffelmeer died on 04-07-2014 at the ripe old age of 90. He was a lighting man through and through - even after he retired. He started his lighting career selling lightbulbs door...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..

Allan Bagger Joins Elation Professional as Sales Representative for Denmark

Elation Professional EU is pleased to announce the hiring of Allan Bagger as the company’s new sales representative for Denmark. As one of the founders of Music Group Denmark, a supplier of lighting and sound equipment that he helped build up since 2011, Allan comes to the new position at Elation ...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, 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..

Sales Engineer – Thorlabs, Inc.

Ely, United Kingdom Job Description Sales Engineer–Imaging Systems Thorlabs is a broad based photonics technologies company offering an extensive array of products ranging from optical and mechanical components to integrated test and measurement systems.  Thorlabs’ catalogue products a...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..

Charles Scheibler And Nick Gibbs To Join Xicato Sales Team

Xicato, enablers of the Internet of Lights, continues to expand its sales team and announces that it has added LED lighting specialists Charles Scheibler and Nick Gibbs to its sales team. Charles is based in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and will serve Xicato’s customer base throughout the ...Read more..

Zumtobel’s COO Quits Amid Restructuring

As the result of a restructuring, Martin Brandt will leave his post as chief operating officer (COO) of Austrian lighting group Zumtobel. According to the following official company announcement, Brandt will leave at his own request. 'The Supervisory Board of Zumtobel AG has complied with the ...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..

Painting With Light – How It Began in 1826

Painting with light as a process was born together with photography. More precisely - photography was originally images drawn by sunlight! The very name of the first imprinted images attests to this - they were called "heliography" that is literally "painted the sun." The author of these heliograph...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..

SPIE International Year of Light 2015 Photo Contest – The World of Light

The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health. Share your work and show us how light and light-based t...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/IES Publish User’s Manual for Standard 90.1

Guidance on how to incorporate changes regarding building envelope, lighting, mechanical and the energy cost budget in the 2013 energy standard from ASHRAE and IES are included in a newly published User’s Manual. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2013, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise ...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..

It’s Worth The Trip To Manchester – And Not Just For The Food

Northern Lights Illuminating Restaurant Wars Manchester is a great northern town with many things to boast about. But food has not been one of them. Being born and raised there, I can attest to the tasty but unhealthy and stodgy diet that many Mancunians were raised on. The last Michelin star hel...Read more..

Lighting Designer -​ Cascade Holdings

Oldham, UK. About the Job An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lighting Designer to work within our expanding Design Team.​ Cascade Holdings is a unique supplier of decorative home lighting in the UK, some of our customers include, BHS, B&Q, Sainsbury's and Homebase.​ Our company i...Read more..

Lighting Sales Engineer – Panacea Selection Ltd

Various locations, UK. My client, a UK based lighting manufacturer based in Birmingham, have over thirty years’ experience in bespoke lighting solutions.  They sell into the commercial, retail and industrial market place across the whole of the UK. On a day to day basis, you will be requi...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..

OLEDs World Summit 2014

16 - 18th September, 2014. Berkeley, USA The OLED industry is growing exponentially, with more and more novel applications being developed for commercial use. Smithers Apex's OLEDs World Summit 2014 will explore some of the more promising technologies currently in development, and help define a ...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..

New Appointments and Promotions For Speirs + Major

Their new expanded London studio provides more space to grow and Speirs + Major LLP are delighted to announce the following promotions and appointments: Andrew Howis has been made Managing Partner after 8 years working with the practice.  Andy is responsible for the day-to-day running of Speirs ...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..

Lighting The 13th Century Benedictine Basilica of Pannonhalma Monastery

Speirs + Major have designed a simple, sensitive and flexible lighting scheme for the 13th Century Benedictine Basilica of Pannonhalma Monastery as a key contributor in John Pawson’s restoration team. Following centuries of religious and political upheavals and consequent architectural interven...Read more..

IES Annual Conference 2014

2nd - 4th November, 2014. Pittsburgh, USA. Please join us at the 2014 Annual Conference; A Confluence of Art and Science. Located in Pittsburgh, PA, the IES will use the context and inspiration of the “City of Bridges” and it’s confluence of rivers to epitomize how excitement, energy, and ...Read more..

LEDs and the SSL Ecosystem 2014: Lighting in the Information Age

22-24th September , 2014 Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA Join LED and solid state lighting industry stakeholders at Smithers Apex's 15th annual LEDs and the SSL Ecosystem 2014: Lighting in the Information Age - September 22-24, 2014 just outside of Boston. We challenge industry advocates and ligh...Read more..

Martin Professional Appoints SF SES vs ISIK as Exclusive Distributor in Turkey

HARMAN’s Martin Professional today appointed SF SES vs ISIK Sistemleri A.S., also known as SF, as the exclusive distributor of Martin products in Turkey. Istanbul-based SF has been a valued member of the HARMAN distributor network for over 25 years and this partnership will enhance the sales, dist...Read more..

Abschluss-/Projektarbeit Oder Praktikum Im Bereich Neue Lichtquellen – Hella

HELLA develops and manufactures components and systems for lighting technology and electronics for the automotive industry. In addition, joint venture companies also produce complete vehicle modules, air conditioning systems and vehicle electric systems. HELLA has one of the largest aftermarket orga...Read more..

Automotive Technology Engineer Lighting – SABIC

Automotive Technology Engineer Lighting SABIC - Rotterdam Area, Netherlands The Automotive Department is part of Technology & Innovation (T&I) organization within SABIC Innovative Plastics. The Automotive Department is a global team located in the Netherlands, US, China and India and nee...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..

Business Development Executive – Experis

Business Development Executive M/F Experis Executive - London Our client, an international company specialized in innovative lighting solutions dedicated to professional customers, seeks for the UK market a Business Development Executive M/F. The position is based in London. Job description ...Read more..

Celebrating The 250th Spar Store Upgraded With LED Lighting

LED Lighting Provides 60% Energy Saving. Great SPAR stores create great customer experiences and that is why the LED upgrade programme delivered by Cross Group using innovative technology by retail lighting specialists Nualight has been so successful. Cross Group is Nualight's partner for convenien...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..

An Interview with Jennifer Sethre, President, Lighting Science Group

The editor of our sister publication - edisonreport - sat down with Jennifer Sethre, President, Lighting Science Group at LIGHTFAIR. Below is the discussion. Randy:  What is the strategic direction for LSCG?  Jennifer:  There has been turnover in leadership… Randy:  Yes, I think five...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..

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Accepting Entries for 38th SOURCE Awards

Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting Division is now accepting entries for the 38th Annual SOURCE Awards national lighting design competition. The competition, which focuses on furthering the understanding, knowledge and function of lighting as a primary element...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..

Luxlive 2014

19 - 20th November, 2014. London, UK. LuxLive 2014, in its new home of the ExCel, will be bringing together all of the latest innovations in the world of lighting. Combining the perfect blend of cutting-edge lighting technology with reveal-all project case studies, LuxLive is an essential two ...Read more..

LIA Laboratories Unmetered Supply Measurement Scheme

This New LIA Laboratories Ltd Unmetered Supply Measurement Certification Scheme provides an assurance of the validity of the power data measured by manufacturers when describing the performance of their lighting products for use in unmetered supply (UMS) applications. A manufacturer participating...Read more..

ScotiaLight Appoints Gorm Teichert As New CEO

Scotialight has taken the next step in its development by appointing Gorm Teichert as CEO with effect from 8th June 2014. Gorm has 25 years of senior management experience within the lighting industry and has worked in the USA and UK as well as Scandinavia. Formerly Gorm was managing director of ...Read more..

Area Sales Manager – ELT

ELT - Especialidades Luminotécnicas S.A. is a Zaragoza- based company that designs, manufactures and sells lighting equipment for the professional lighting sector. They are seeking an Area Sales Manager to be based in France. Job description * Managing sales of the company’s products an...Read more..

Goodbye Las Vegas!

From our sister publication; 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..

Segment Marketeer Lighting Outdoor – Philips Lighting Nederland

Job description Key areas of responsibility: ·         Als Segment Marketeer Outdoor ben je verantwoordelijk voor het bepalen van de marketingstrategie & -plan voor dit segment (nl; professionele buitenverlichting zoals stadiumverlichting, autosnelwegverlichting,…); ·    ...Read more..

Zumtobel at the Venice Biennale Architettura 2014

Innovative special lighting solutions developed for two major art contributions The Biennale Architettura 2014 in Venice, curated by Rem Koolhaas, opened its doors today. Until 23 November 2014, pioneering architectural ideas and concepts will be presented in the city with its lagoons and islands u...Read more..

International Conference on the Science and Technology of Lighting

22-27th June, 2014. Como, Italy. The conference represents a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of current activity in the field and important emerging issues. Emphasis throughout is on presenting the latest developments in light sources science and technology, lighting science,...Read more..

Former Bunker in Hamburg Now An Energy Centre With Dramatic Lighting

Notable for its monumental 42 metre concrete façade, the former flak bunker, dating back to the Second World War, is now a characteristic feature of the urban image of Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. Elaborately renovated and converted as part of the International Building Exhibition, (IBA), this building, n...Read more..

Product Manager EMEA – TCP

THE COMPANY A young and dynamic UK based division of a well-established and growing global business with European Headquarters situated in Corby, requires an experienced Product Manager to join our team on a permanent contract. THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the launch of new produ...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..

Luceplan wins the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award

Luceplan wins the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award for 2014 with the Counterbalance lamp by Daniel Rybakken. The Italian Association for Industrial Design (ADI) has assigned the prestigious Compasso d’Oro Award for 2014 in the category Design for Living to the Counterbalance lamp designed by Daniel R...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..

Lighting Fixture Design Conference

4 - 5th June, 2014. London, UK. The lighting industry has never been as fast-moving, as competitive or as complex. It’s a time of major challenges for product developers – but this year’s Lighting Fixture Design Conference will help you prosper in the chaos. How do you cope with the sho...Read more..

EdisonReport’s Top 10 ‘Must See’ Products at LIGHTFAIR

For those of you who are braving the heat at Lightfair in Las Vegas, this article has been republished from our sister site; Las Vegas, 2 JUN 2014—Every two years we highlight the top10 ‘Must See’ products at LIGHTFAIR.   2014 was supposed to be our off year, but with so...Read more..

Hubbell Lighting and TOTUS Solutions Enter Into a Strategic Partnership

Hubbell Lighting and TOTUS Solutions, Inc., a provider of outdoor lighting based security platforms, announced today a strategic partnership to develop outdoor light fixtures with state-of-the-art surveillance technology. Under the new partnership, select Hubbell Lighting outdoor fixtures will be...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..

Peter Laier leaves Osram

In today's extraordinary meeting the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG has, in agreement with Dr. Peter Laier (45), approved the termination of his appointment as a member of the managing board of OSRAM Licht AG effective 30 June 2014. Dr. Laier will leave the managing board and his other position...Read more..

Simon Hicks Joins LightGeist as Director of Software Products

UK-based LightGeist, specialists in cloud-based audience engagement products for entertainment, live music and sport events, has announced the appointment of Simon Hicks as director of software products. An experienced product development manager and software engineer within the industry, Hicks wil...Read more..

Product Design Engineer – Tridonic

Job description In the course of an expansion at our Gears Dimming facility at Tridonic in Dornbirn, Austria, we are looking for a Product Design Engineer HW (m/f) Your duties The successful candidate will be expected to support the hardware product development of dimmable gears. There...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..

Professional Lighting Designer – dpa

Dubai. dpa are always interested in hearing from talented, creative individuals with a desire to become involved in world class lighting design. Should you be interested in future opportunities within dpa, please send us an email outlining your experience and ambitions. We currently have the...Read more..

Paul Wade New Managing Director For Northern Lights

Northern Lights has appointed Paul Wade to the new role of Managing Director. Paul is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company as well as being instrumental in developing and implementing company strategy alongside company Directors Frances Conlon and John Fleming. Paul joins Norther...Read more..

Scientists Discover How to Turn Light Into Matter After 80-year Quest

Imperial College London Imperial physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was first theorised 80 years ago. In just one day over several cups of coffee in a tiny office in Imperial’s Blackett Physics Laboratory, three physicists...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..

Amerlux Appoints Christopher McQuillan VP of Global Operations

Continuing to drive exponential growth while focusing on customers’ lighting needs, Amerlux CEO/President Chuck Campagna has announced the appointment of Christopher McQuillan to Vice President of Global Operations. Amerlux is a global leader in innovation, manufacturing and creative lighting solu...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..

Artificial Light at Night (ALAN) Conference

2 - 4th September, 2014. Leicester, UK. ALAN2014 will examine the full use of artificial lighting at night, as well as the spectrum of adverse effects that artificial outdoor light at night may cause, often known collectively as “light pollution”. The conference should be of interest to sc...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..

Fulham Names LED Lighting Industry Veteran, Mike Bauer, as VP of Global Sales

Fulham Co., Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Bauer as its new Vice President of Global Sales. Bauer has a proven track record, spanning 26 years in the lighting industry, over which his dynamic sales leadership has propelled hundreds of millions of dollars in incremental...Read more..

Accountmanager LED regio Drente/ Groningen/Friesland – Nedelko

Functie omschrijving Accountmanager LED regio Drente/ Groningen/Friesland Als accountmanager / lichtadviseur zul jij de LED producten van Nedelko vertegenwoordigen. Je gaat de lichttechnische producten verder op de kaart zetten in de genoemde regio binnen de sterk groeiende organisatie van Nedelko....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..

Christian Wendel Becomes Associate Director at MBLD

Maurice Brill Lighting Design (MBLD) are pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Wendel as Associate Director. Having worked with MBLD for over nine years Christian has completed projects such as Marble Arch, London, Armani Hotel, Milan, and Pan Peninsula, Canary Wharf. Christian ...Read more..

Hubbell Acquires Litecontrol–Internal Announcement 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..

European Lighting Performance Mark Launched

A pan-European lighting performance mark has been launched to certify the initial performance reliability of traditional and LED luminaires. The European Electrical Products Certification Association (EEPCA), in cooperation with LightingEurope, have announced the launch of ENEC+, the first pan-Eu...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..

LED PAR38 Lamps Less Consistent When Dimming Flicker and Power Quality Evaluated

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released Report 20.2, which is part of a series of investigations on LED PAR38 lamps. Report 20.2 focuses on dimming, flicker, and power quality characteristics evaluated with a single dimmer. The dimming, flicker, and power quality behaviour of...Read more..


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..

These Sheep Were ‘LED’ By Lighting Experts

Sometimes, we can take ourselves and the lighting industry too seriously. Your humble Editor saw this video where the Welsh prove that there's more to life (and sheep) than lighting! Watch and enjoy. ...Read more..

Elation Europe PRO Service Days

Following Elation Europe’s popular PRO Theme Day seminars in October of last year, Elation Professional is inviting technicians and all interested service professionals to PRO Service Days to be held May 6th (beginner) and 7th (advanced) at Elation’s European headquarters in Kerkrade, Holland. ...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..

Stage Electrics Delivers Bespoke Solutions to Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  Stage Electrics is delighted to have delivered the lighting, audio and video systems to Milton Court; Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s multi-million pound, state-of-the-art facility near its premises in Silk Street. To ensure that it continued to offer students incomparable training in ...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..

Jennifer Sethre Appointed President of Lighting Science

(Picture courtesy of Linked-In) Lighting Science, announce the appointment of Jennifer Sethre as President, and Randy Mortensen as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development, effective immediately. Both executives will be based at the company’s headquarters in Satellite Beac...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..

Webinar: LED Color Stability—10 Important Questions

Don't miss this chance to gain a better understanding of the issues surrounding LED color stability. Get the latest from Michael Royer of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Ralph Tuttle of Cree, and Chad Stalker of Philips Lighting. On Tuesday, April 15, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ...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..


[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..

The LIA Challenge Cup Sailing Regatta 2014

14 and 15th May, 2014. Port Solent, Portsmouth, UK. The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) are organising a fun networking event out on the water. This is a great way to really get to know your clients and your colleagues away from the office.   When is it? 14 and 15 May. Arrive the ...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..

Exclusive Interview With Menko de Roos at Light+Building

This week at Light+Building your humble Editor had a chance to talk in depth with Menko de Roos, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, about the exciting times at Xicato and his challenges for the near future. We started my visit with a tour of the 'Shack on the Square'. As soon as you walk in ...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..

Designers With Light Forum 2014

18th-20th May, 2014. London, UK. The Designers With Light Forum is a free conference organised by mondo*arc and darc magazines in association with May Design Series by UBM. The goal of the magazines and May Design Series is to appeal to the different design professionals in the built environment...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..

World’s Soil Museum Lit With LED

Earth’s Living Skin Soil is the Earth’s living skin and when thought of that way, is a fascinating subject. It provides anchorage for roots and holds water and nutrients long enough for plants and micro-organisms to make use of it. In fact, most of the land’s biodiversity lives in the soil, n...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..

Concord Lights Up The Old Palace At Hatfield House

The Old Palace at Hatfield House, one of England’s most historic country houses, now boasts modern lighting to enhance its magnificent Grade One listed features.  Designed by the award winning Gardiner Design Associates, the new lighting scheme features Limburg pendants from the Concord product p...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..

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Welcomes PS TEATR As New Distributor In Poland

HARMAN’s Martin Professional is pleased to announce the appointment of PS TEATR as the new exclusive distributor for Poland effective today, March 21, 2014. Established over 40 years ago, TEATR is the longest serving industry leader, specializing in some of the most complex project installation...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..

Lighting Designer – GE

United Kingdom Role Summary/Purpose  Working alongside a senior designer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing technical lighting design support across the UK region. The focus will be supporting UK region, but this does not preclude the possibility of working on ma...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..

Xicato® Introduces XIM – An Intelligent Approach to the Internet of Lights

Integration of connectivity, sensors and software creates a powerful light point that enables digital, networked control and efficacies greater than 100 lumens per Watt Xicato's XIM delivers more than 100 lm/Watt and the company's 5-Year Color Consistency and Lum...Read more..

Product Development Engineer (Electronics) – Etap lighting

Antwerp Area, Belgium Job description Je staat in voor het ontwerpen van elektronicacircuits, voedingen en bijhorende embedded software voor noodverlichtingsarmaturen. Je bouwt en evalueert prototypes en testopstellingen en bereidt proef- en nulseries voor. Samen met je collega's van me...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..

Philips lights up Notre-Dame as never seen before

Paris, France – Using more than 400 LED luminaires, Royal Philips today announced it has illuminated the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris with LEDs that will show off the cathedral’s Gothic features as never seen before. The new system has an installed capacity of just 30 kW, compared with almost...Read more..

Senior Lighting Designer – Brink Licht

Utrecht, Netherlands Brink Licht is een gevestigde naam in de wereld van zowel architecturale en design verlichting alsook in lichtontwerp. We zijn onafhankelijk en werken met alle grote Europese merken, waarbij we een uitgebreid assortiment verlichtingsarmaturen hebben samengesteld voor architec...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..

Global Director City Farming – Philips Lighting

Eindhoven, Netherlands Your challenge City farming is an emerging opportunity. Philips plays an active role in this field. Your challenge is to determine this new business opportunity and establish a position for Philips. You lead the Global City Farm team of Business Development Managers, Techn...Read more..

Regional Marketer Lighting – Dow Corning

Charleroi Area, Belgium The Challenge The jobholder develops an understanding of external markets in Europe, leads quality of market plan and value proposition development and execution for the lighting segment and drives growth in Europe to contribute to sustainable competitive advantage and ...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 -, 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..

ABTT Theatre Show 2014

11 - 12th June, 2014. London, UK This will be ABTT Theatre Show #36 and I am delighted to announce that we are moving the show into new areas. Our focus is to be relevant to the industry as it is today, to look to tomorrow and to provide value for exhibitors and visitors alike. Following on f...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..

LichtplanerIn – Gabriele Allendorf

GABRIELE ALLENDORF - LIGHT IDENTITY Lichtplanungsbüro Zur Verstärkung unseres Teams suchen wir – das Münchener Lichtplanungsbüro Gabriele Allendorf Light Identity – ab sofort motivierte LichtplanerInnen für die Bearbeitung unserer Projekte auf freiberuflicher Basis. LichtplanerIn Als ...Read more..

Using Light as Infrastructure: Heritage and Regeneration

25 - 26th March, 2014. Chester, United Kingdom. A two-day Conference examining the contemporary uses of light in urban regeneration and heritage contexts. Conference Day One will present inspirational examples of practical ways in which light has been utilised as a major resource in regenerat...Read more..

LpS 2014 LED professional Symposium +Expo

Sept 30th - Oct 2nd, 2014. Bregenz, Austria. It isn’t only the general lighting market that is being fundamentally changed by Solid State Lighting technologies; it’s the whole lighting industry. Predictions for the next five to seven years are that we’ll see more LED/OLED performance increas...Read more..

Printed Transparent Electrodes for Flexible OLEDs

The BMBF-funded project IMAGE for the development of innovative printable electrode materials for high-efficient organic light-emitting diodes and solar cells has been successfully completed. Flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) with transparent electrodes. Photo  Fraunhofer COMEDD ...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..

Office Space in Berlin Benefits From New Rectangular Beam LED

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="237"] Office space in Berlin by Stratas, featuring XLM by Xicato[/caption] Lighting designers continue to benefit from the advances being made with LED technology. Their basket of tools is growing almost daily. More than 20 years ago, high output halogen...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..

Energy Efficiency Standardization Roadmap Draft Open for Public Comment

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) has released for public comment the EESCC Standardization Roadmap V1.0 draft, which outlines 116 action-oriented recommendations to advance energy efficiency in the built environment...Read more..

Mackwell Expands With Stewart Langdown

Mackwell, the lighting technology solutions firm, has announced the appointment of Stewart Langdown to its senior management team as business development director. With over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, including time spent at Tridonic and Wila, Langdown has been appoi...Read more..

Developing a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) on Efficient Lighting

Webinar 5 February 2014 4 p.m. CET | 8 a.m. EST Check your local time. Reserve your seat now. Read panelist bios. The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is hosting a no-cost, webinar-based training on developing nationally ap...Read more..

Electricity Telecommunications Light and Audio Visual Fair

5 - 7th February, 2014. Jyväskylä, Finland. Jyväskylä´s Electricity Telecommunications Light and Audio Visual is the largest and most traditional electrical industry exhibition in Finland.  More than a thousand companies from 20 coun...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..

Additions to the Board of Directors of Fr. SAUTER AG

At the general meeting, Dr Toralf Haag and Dr Werner Karlen were newly elected to the Board of Directors of Fr. SAUTER AG. Since 2005, Dr Toralf Haag (born 1966) has been CFO of the chemical and pharmaceuticals company, Lonza AG, in Basel, which employs around 11,000 people worldwide. As ...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..

Stunning Accents in Moscow Hotel Alpha Project

The tourist hotel complex (THC) Alpha in Moscow recently received a dramatic new façade wall-wash from Twenty First Light Ltd, a Russian manufacturer of LED luminaire solutions. With substantial product support from Taiwanese LED manufacturer SemiLEDs, Twenty First Light developed three types of sa...Read more..

Soraa Launches High Colour Rendering, Line Voltage GU10 230V LED Lamps

Soraa, a leader in GaN on GaN™ (gallium nitride on gallium nitride) LED technology, launched today the first line of high color and white rendering, high light output LED GU10 230V dimmable lamps. Uniquely, the company has released a 10o spot version, not available in halogen or from other LED man...Read more..

Trotter Paterson Lecture – Colin Blakemore

18 February, 2014 (17.30 - 21.00). The Bishopsgate Centre, London The Society of Light and Lighting present the 2014 Trotter Paterson Biennial Lecture given by Colin Blakemore, Professor of Neuroscience & Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London Emeritus Professor of Neuros...Read more..

Lighting Design Summer School

Monday 21 July - Friday 25 July, 2014. Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, UK. Every year, Rose Bruford College of theatre & performance, organises a number of summer schools. Aims of the Course This one week course is based around one play and is equally suited to those with some Lighting exper...Read more..

Ready Steady Light

18th March, 2014. Rose Bruford College, Sidcup, UK. Every year the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) teams up with Rose Bruford College to organize a fantastic opportunity for teams of up to 6 people to put their knowledge to the test and compete against other students and professionals in the...Read more..

IALD Design Palooza Presents – Aether & Hemera

acdc are delighted to welcome Aether & Hemera to the London Studio on the 20th February for the first IALD Design Palooza of 2014 Aether & Hemera are the ancient Greek god and goddess of brighter upper air and daylight. Aether is Claudio Benghi, the media architect; Hemera is Gloria...Read more..

Subluminal At John Ryland’s Library, Manchester

experience the emotions of light & sound Subluminal is a group of design professionals based in the North West of England; who have been given the opportunity to bring life to spaces that are unknown. For three very special nights, John Ryland’s Library in the heart of Manchester city cent...Read more..

Visual artist – Paul Cocksedge Studio

Paul Cocksedge Studio is looking for a visual artist to join its design practice in east London. Visual artist London-based Paul Cocksedge Studio® is the internationally acclaimed design practice of directors Paul Cocksedge and Joana Pinho. With over ten years experience and a strong team...Read more..

Shade Wins Elle Decoration China Award

Paul Cocksedge's Shade light for FLOS is the winner of the Lighting category by Elle Decoration China for the Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA). According to the judges, “Shade redefined the word 'lampshade' and its fixed perspective. We like its unassuming form encapsulating ...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..

Lighting Engineer – iGuzzini

Moscow, Russia. Job Description The purpose of the job is to design and conceptualize the correct lighting solutions for various lighting application projects. In additional to promote leadership image of iGuzzini lighting organization, specifically in LED lighting solution through innov...Read more..

Laser Blade From iGuzzini Delivers Invisible Light

Invisible light. The horizontal plane is perfectly lit, without any indication of where the light is coming from. The innovative micro-reflector generates lighting which is pleasant for the eye and the space. The optical unit is carefully designed. Laser Blade’s high definition micro-reflector...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..

Sales Engineer – iGuzzini

Stockholm, Sweden. Primary Objectives: The provision of specification sales support to assist in the consolidation of iGuzzini’s existing architectural and retail lighting business and the generation of new business development opportunities by establishing new Key Account clients, with pr...Read more..


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..

4000 Lumen Light Density Breakthrough For Xicato

New 4000 lumen option retains colour consistency and delivers high centre-beam candlepower and narrow beams.  Xicato, a leading developer of superior light quality from LED modules, announced today that its 4000 lumen XSM LED module achieves new levels of light output and light density without inc...Read more..

New Marketing Director EMEA for Philips Lumileds

    Tom Van Den Bussche has been appointed as Marketing Director, EMEA at Philips Lumileds. Tom was formerly the European Marketing Director for Bridgelux....Read more..

Elation Professional Expands Into Austria

Elation Professional EU is pleased to announce the hiring of Karl Lager as the company’s new sales representative for Austria. Karl, who started in the new position on January 1st, is tasked with using his extensive industry knowledge and customer network to build a strong Elation dealership struc...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..

Light+Human Behavior

6 - 8th April, 2014. Cleveland, USA. The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) Research Symposium II. CONFERENCE SCOPE This international lighting research and application symposium will draw on the talents and expertise of both the researcher and the design professional to...Read more..

Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency – CIE 2014

23 - 26th April, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage (CIE) 2014 conference theme is "Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency". This is the first time that the conference is held in the Southeast Asia region and one of the objectives of this Conference is ...Read more..

Diederik de Stoppelaar Moves to Britesol

EdisonReport can confirm that  Diederik de Stoppelaar, former Global Outdoor Segment Leader at GE Lighting, has accepted the position of CEO of Britesol, a Las Vegas NV based LED start-up....Read more..

Lighting Designers – Pritchard Themis

London, UK. We are Pritchard Themis and we are looking to recruit experienced architectural lighting designers for our east London studio. Our work is varied over a range of commercial and private projects in both the UK and internationally. We are looking for some great people who want to joi...Read more..

Havells Sylvania Appoints New President for Europe

Christian Schraft has been appointed the new president of Havells Sylvania Europe. Schraft joins the business having spent many years with Osram and Siteco in a variety of senior management roles. He began at Osram 8 years ago as CEO of Lighting Electronics & Controls and then took over the C...Read more..

Architect – Light in Light

Lomazzo, Italy. Light in Light is a young and dynamic startup, exploring new fields in physics, optics, design and architecture, funded by private equities and public grants. For current needs and future expansion we are seeking a brilliant person, graduated in architecture or similar, willing...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..


Copenaghen – DENMARK  (with availability to travel across the country) Primary Objectives: The provision of specification sales support to assist in the consolidation of iGuzzini’s existing architectural and retail lighting business and the generation of new business development opportuni...Read more..

Amsterdam Light Festival Video

Courtesy of Rogier van der Heide, this video is an amazing and time-lapsed overview of the original art works of the 2013 - 2014 edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The festival will run until 19th January 2014 so you still have chance to see this amazing show of light. I personally liked ...Read more..

Global Component Specialist LED Components – Philips

Eindhoven, Netherlands. Job description Your challenge will be to coordinate and lead all technological aspects of the component release process applied for LED components used in products of Philips Lighting. Your responsibilities Responsible within Philips Lighting for all technical infor...Read more..

Lighting Specialist/Designer – British Gas

Oxford, United Kingdom Job description Lighting Specialist/Designer - Energy Performance Contracting British Gas are seeking a Lighting Specialist/Designer to provide vital lighting expertise in support of various current and potential Energy Performance Contracts across the UK from concepti...Read more..

Senior R&D Engineer Light Sources Integration – Tridonic

Job description At Tridonic in Jennersdorf (Burgenland), Austria, we are looking for a Senior R&D Engineer Light Sources Integration (m/f) Your duties Integration of AC/DC, DC/DC and logic circuits on LED modules (hardware and software) Miniaturization of circuits on LED modules ...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..

Priceless Treasures Glitter at London Museum

Gold and pearl cage pendants, photo courtesy of the Museum of London. The Cheapside Hoard, the world’s largest and finest collection of late-16th and early-17th-century jewels and gemstones, is being lit at the London Museum with Precision Lighting’s Pico 1 Surface LED spotlights. Studio ...Read more..

Webinar; Beyond Visual, by Matthew Cobham

The next live webinar from Philips Lighting, titled Beyond visual, by Matthew Cobham, will take place at 4 pm (GMT +1) on January 30, 2014. During this webinar, Matthew Cobham will make the link between research in the field of non-image forming light and application and how this is becoming and wil...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..

Smart Lighting 2014 GLOBAL CONFERENCE + EXPO

7-8th May, 2014. Barcelona, Spain. Speakers plenary program: Vision, Strategy, Business The Smart Lighting event starts both days with visionary presentations on the development of technology, solutions and business. Excellent speakers will share their vision and outlook on Intelligent and dynami...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..

Exterior Lighting Project Engineer – McLaren Automotive Ltd

Job description We now have a fantastic opportunity for a talented Project Engineer, specialising in Exterior Lighting, to join our Body Exteriors team based in Woking, Surrey. Principal Accountabilities: Provide Technical Project Management to the Body Exterior Lighting Team in collabo...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..

Integrated Systems Europe 2014

4 - 6th February, 2014. Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISE is the world’s largest professional tradeshow for the consumer electronics and systems integration industry with over 45,000 attendees and 900 exhibitors. ISE was launched in 2004 to fulfill the need for a pan-European forum for the emerging...Read more..

Specification Manager – Retail Lighting Controls-Harvard Engineering

Job description The Specification Manager is responsible for developing Harvard’s demand creation strategy for our new Indoor Lighting Controls platforms within the Retail application segment. The role will involve identifying key stakeholders who influence or make decisions on lighting ...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— 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..

GOGLA Member Conference 2014

2-5th April, 2014. Frankfurt area, Germany. For the second time, GOGLA is inviting its members, partners and close friends to participate in the annual GOGLA member conference in order to exchange and discuss latest developments in the off-grid lighting sector. In 2014, the conference will take ...Read more..

Indonesia LIGHT+BUILDING 2014

14 - 16th August, 2014. Jakarta, Indonesia. Organized in association with Indonesia Electrical Lighting Industry Association, Indonesia Building Engineers Association, ASHRAE Indonesia Chapter, Indonesia Solar Module Producers Association, and Association of Indonesian Electrical and Mechani...Read more..

New Off-grid Minimum Quality Standards Effective January 1, 2014

The updated Lighting Global Minimum Quality Standards for off-grid lighting products go into effect on January 1, 2014. However, existing products tested under the current standards will retain their “passed” status until their test results expire. The Minimum Quality Standards for LED-based ...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..

Cyclists And Squirrels Enjoy New LED Lighting System On Demand

"The bike path in the evening was quite dark and it was not pleasant for cyclists and walkers. At the same time we wanted to make sure that the animals and plants were not affected (by too much light) in their habitat. That is why we chose LumiMotion. We are very pleased with this intelligent LED l...Read more..

Batteryless Technology Helps Handicapped in France

Mosaïque house (Mosaic) in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges, France, offers a living area which is specialized for multi-handicapped and autistic adults. 400 EnOcean-based sensor solutions, connected with a building automation system, offer comfort and security for the tenants and save energy at the same time...Read more..

International Conference on Energy and Indoor Environment for Hot Climates

24-26th February, 2014. Doha, Qatar. Organized by ASHRAE, the ASHRAE Qatar Oryx Chapter and the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), the Conference takes place Feb. 24-26, 2014, in Doha, Qatar. It is endorsed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Chartered I...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..

New Student Members of IALD

Nari Lee and Boram Yang of  Wismar Hochschule, Wismar, Germany, have both been accepted as Student Members of IALD. THE ASSOCIATION Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, IL, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated s...Read more..

Markus Florian Appointed Sales Director Central Europe, EnOcean

Markus Florian, Sales Director Central Europe, EnOcean GmbH In early November 2013, Markus Florian joined the sales team of EnOcean as Sales Director for Central Europe. In this role, he serves customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as in Italy. His main tasks include the sales of b...Read more..

Highlights of Luminous Talks Event

Philips and Parsons The New School for Design are pleased to present you with the opportunity to sign up for our next webinar on December 12. This webinar will show you the highlights of the Luminous Talks live event that was held in New York on November 8.During the ev...Read more..

Technical Project Leader (3D printing) – Luxexcel

The Hague Area, Netherlands Job description Kernverantwoordelijkheden lid R&D team projectmanagement van ontwikkelprojecten Kerntaken definiëren, specificeren projecten project initiatie en project organisatie proactief bewaken voortgang projecten & budgetten si...Read more..

Joachim Bogetvedt Appointed Sales Manager, Nordic, Martin Professional

HARMAN Professional have announced the appointment of Joachim Bogetvedt as Sales Manager, Nordic, Martin Professional. Based in Kristiansand, Norway, Bogetvedt will lead sales and initiatives for Martin Professional across Northern Europe, reporting directly to Steen Matthiesen, Vice President EMEA ...Read more..

Zumtobel Offer Configuration of Luminaire Variants Using MyPRODUCT

Zumtobel now makes it possible for you to configure luminaires on its website yourself, according to your personal requirements. This means that more than 1,000,000 alternatives are, in effect, added to the product catalogue. In order to create a custom product variant, simply select the prod...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..

LED Lighting China 2015

16 - 19th September, 2015. Shanghai, China. On September 17th, 2014, LED CHINA and LED LIGHTING CHINA announced new fair dates and a move from Guangzhou to Shanghai. Organized by UBM Trust, a joint venture partner of UBM Asia, the largest trade exhibition organizer in Mainland China and part of ...Read more..

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014

9 – 12th June, 2014. Guangzhou, China. For its 19th edition, the fair is positioned as an industry and networking gala event for global lighting professionals. The fair presents a wide range of diversified lighting solutions including decorative lighting, technical lighting, lighting access...Read more..

Lightfair 2015 Returns To New York

5 - 7th May, 2015. New York, USA. For LIGHTFAIR International 2015, the Pre-Conference program will take place from Sunday, May 3 – Monday, May 4, 2015 and the LFI Trade Show and Conference will run from Tuesday, May 5 – Thursday, May 7, 2015. For more information about LIGHTFAIR Internation...Read more..

IALD Enlighten Europe 2014

10 - 11th November, 2014. Berlin, Germany. Save the date for IALD Enlighten Europe 2014, to be held 10-11 November in Berlin, Germany. More details will follow as soon as they become available....Read more..

Amsterdam Light Festival 2013-2014

6th December, 2013 - 19th January, 2014. Amsterdam, Netherlands. Hot on the heels of the very successful GLOW festival in Eindhoven, the Dutch have the privilege of enjoying yet another festival of light. Now in its second year, the Amsterdam Light Festival is a winter light festival for all ...Read more..

‘Light Play’ Allows UK Students To Create With Light

Last month, IALD UK hosted a practical workshop for technical lighting students at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, part of the University of London. Called "Light Play," the event provided an opportunity for students to collaborate with leading professionals from a variety of ligh...Read more..

Outdoor Senior Sales Engineer-GE Lighting

The incumbent for this role will be responsible for the profitable sales of Outdoor Lighting in Turkey. Essential Responsibilities • Build strategy on key End User, muncipalities and Specifiers(e.g., lighting designers, engineers, architects) segments within Turkey and drive market share a...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..

Senior Lighting Designer – UK

Job Type - TemporaryPay -15-20p/hReference -1983391 Apply for Senior Lighting Designer SENIOR LIGHTING DESIGNER, Wimbledon Boutique specialist Design Consultant looking for a Designer to join their continuously successful team- South West London based. Working in the niche sec...Read more..

Airfield-Ground-Lighting-Designer – Belgium

Job Type -PermanentPay -salaryReference - 1019092Location - Zaventem (Brussels area), Belgium - Electromechanical and electrical designer - Fluent knowledge of English and Dutch and/or French - Also open for junior candidates Our client is a world leading company providing advanced, integr...Read more..

Business Development Manager – Lighting

Job Type - PermanentPay -£50,000 - £55,000 + OTE + BenefitsReference -2046283Closing date -23 Dec 2013 Apply for Business Development Manager - Lighting Business Development Manager – Lighting North West UK – Manchester Hays are delighted to be working exclusively with...Read more..

Strategies in Light

25-27th FEBRUARY, 2014. Santa Clara, CA, USA. For 15 years, Strategies in Light has been dedicated to providing the LED and lighting industry with an unparalleled standard of excellence in quality conference programming.  Lead by conference co-chairs and an Advisory Board comprised of i...Read more..

Quality Engineer of Ceramic Powder Metallurgy – GE Lighting

We are looking for a Quality Engineer for the Light Source Factory in Budapest, Hungary. A plant with approximately 1600 employees, producing a wide range of light sources. Essential Responsibilities Maintain and improve the Quality Management System. Keep the area continuous audit conf...Read more..

The Connected Lighting Alliance Extends Scope to Indoor Professional Lighting

Following its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today the launch of a new initiative focused on the indoor professional lighting market. The Alliance will analyse market re...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..

Senior Design Engineer Research & Develpment – Tridonic

Spennymoor, UK. Your duties To instigate a major contribution to the conception and development of products for the Company’s portfolio From initial outline specification, to design and develop cost-effective and reliable circuits, across a range of electronic products, for the lighting...Read more..

Lighting Japan – LED OLED Lighting Technology Expo

15 – 17 January, 2014. Tokyo, Japan. One of the world’s leading exhibitions and conferences for LED/OLED lighting, LIGHTING JAPAN attracts over 25,000 visitors and expects 380 exhibitors. The event consists of three shows running concurrently; 6th LED/OLED Lighting Technology Expo 4t...Read more..

World Sustainable Energy Days

26 – 28 February, 2014. Wels, Austria. World Sustainable Energy Days The 22nd The World Sustainable Energy Days are one of the largest annual conferences in this field in Europe, offering a unique combination of events on sustainable energy. more..

Arab States South-South-Development Expo

18 – 20 February, 2014. Doha, Qatar. The first Arab States Regional South-South Development EXPO will take place in Doha with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable Energy, youth and women employment and food and water security more..

World Future Energy Summit

20 - 22 January, 2014. Abu Dhabi, UAE. The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and ...Read more..

LED China

23 – 26 February, 2014. Guangzhou, China. Billed as the worlds largest LED and LED lighting event, the exhibition attracts over 1,200 exhibitors and brands and over 80,000 domestic and international visitors. As an important part of the fair, the LED Lighting sector is projected to draw over 800...Read more..

Artscape in South Africa Extends Artistic Scope

The Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town’s foreshore area is in the process of upgrading the lighting facilities of its three theatre spaces. The centre was originally established in 1971 as the Nico Malan and was renamed Artscape in 2001 under the aegis of the provincial administration. With i...Read more..

AMBILAMP International Academy for the Recycling of Light Created

In Spain, the AMBILAMP International Academy for the Recycling of Light has been created to provide expertise for establishing environmentally sound management systems for spent lighting products in developing and emerging countries. Initiated by en.lighten, with the support of private sector partne...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..

Distribution Sales Engineer – GE Lighting

Stockholm, Sweden. This position description is only available in Swedish. Role Summary/Purpose I den här rollen blir du ansvarig för att marknadsföra och sälja utvalda produkter till olika intressenter. Du förväntas upprätthålla starka relationer med befintliga kunder samt identifie...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..

Technical Sales – Zumtobel Lighting

Job description Puurs (Antwerp area), Belgium. We are looking for a technical sales with a can-do commercial mindset! As a technical Internal sales: You work in tandem with your external sales colleagues You prepare technical specifications for customer offers in close collaboration ...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..

Senior Lighting Designer – tp24

Chatteris Cambridgeshire, UK LED Low Energy Lighting Company tp24, is looking for a Lighting Designer to join their design team on a permanent basis. What we do! At tp24 we design and manufacture low energy LED lighting, we are an eco-driven company who try to consider the environment in all...Read more..

Lumiere Light Show in Derry

This week's spectacular Lumiere light show in Derry will allow one Belfast company to display its products like never before. AM Light makes neon lighting and is the only manufacturer of cold-cathode lighting in Ireland. It has worked with local artists on some of the pieces to appear at this ...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..

HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profile Lights Up Les Francofolies Music Festival

The annual Les Francofolies summer music festival, held in Spa, Belgium, promotes francophone music and attracts hundreds of thousands of fans over a five-day span. ARTO, a Brussels-based production company, handled the festival’s production and lighting design, which consisted exclusively of HARM...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..

Philips and Desso Partner to Develop Light Transmissive Carpets

LED light transmissive carpets to provide information, direction, inspiration and safety in offices, hotels and public buildings Philips and Desso - global leaders in lighting and carpets respectively - today announce a partnership agreement to develop solutions that combine LED lighting with light...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..


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..

Color Maintenance of LEDs in Laboratory and Field Applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has published a new report, Color Maintenance of LEDs in Laboratory and Field Applications. Although concern for parametric failure of LED lighting products has largely been focused on lumen maintenance, color shift is a cause of early failure for some products, e...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..

Crowdfunding Opportunity for Lighting Startup

Innr is a lighting solution that helps you create the right lighting for every moment, based on a personalised lighting plan and an app that enables you to program your lighting. Innr wants to change the way you experience lighting. And they have turned to crowdfunding as a way to achieve it. ...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..

Vincent van Gogh Bicycle Path Shines Bright

Sparkling heritage in the Province of Noord-Brabant The Eindhoven region will receive the first innovative bicycle path in the Netherlands. The 600 metres long bicycle path runs where Vincent van Gogh lived from 1883 to 1885 and will have a unique design comprising thousands of sparkling stones d...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..

Light Night in Canning Town London

The Brick Box presents the first ever “Light Night” in Canning Town on Saturday 30th November 2013. Speirs + Major are proud to be associated with this first London  “Light Night” event. The Brick Box say “ We have commandeered some of the world’s most creative minds in the use of li...Read more..

Smart Highways Win Clever Awards

Designer and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure presented the first prototypes of the ‘Smart Highway’ during the Dutch Design Week last month. Using the latest techniques available, they are building the first ‘Smart Highways’ in Europe; roads that are more sustainable, s...Read more..

Live Interviews From LuxLive Showfloor

20 - 21 November, 2013. London, UK. New this year Your humble Editors from and were at LuxLive conducting interviews live from the show. View them here. Do you have an opinion? Is there something about the lighting industry that really fires you up? What ...Read more..

Sleep & European Hotel Design Conference

20 - 21st November, 2014 London, UK Welcome to Sleep, Europe’s favourite and leading trade event for interior hotel products, an annual meeting in London for those at the forefront of hotel design, development and architecture. Sleep opens it's doors in 2 weeks and will be packed full with uniq...Read more..

The Lighting Show – NEC Birmingham

19 - 22nd January, 2014 NEC Birmingham, UK Running within INTERIORS UK at the NEC in January 2014, the lighting show will mark the return of an industry event devoted entirely to all things lighting. No shared spaces, no mixed messages - the show will be distinctly lighting focused, bringing...Read more..

Light Bites: The Money of Light

14th November, 2013 4 pm CET (GMT +1) Are you presenting lighting proposals to customers? Or maybe you are the person in your company charged with presenting proposals you want funded? Would you like to translate “project cost” and “energy savings” into a language that resonates with how...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, 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..

GLOW – Forum of Light & Architecture

9 - 16th November, 2013 Eindhoven, Netherlands Flickering sensuous violet neon letters spell out the words ‘Urban Paradise’. You can see the words glimmer for miles around. But as you draw closer, you’ll discover there is no Eldorado to be found. Diana Ramaekers presents us with an a...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..

Jaap Schlejen Gone From Samsung

In a move that has surprised many, Jaap Schlejen, Senior Vice President of the LED Business, has left Samsung. When I contacted the company, they would give no further details. A replacement has apparently not yet been appointed. Julie Allen...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..

LIA Laboratories introduces schemes for Far Field Photometers and Spheres.

The Registered Photometric Laboratories Scheme for both Far Field Photometers and Spheres will provide an assurance of the validity of the photometric data published by manufacturer’s when describing the performance of their lighting products using their own equipment.  The LIA Laboratories h...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..

OLED Emergency Lighting From ETAP

Using Philips Lumiblade panels, ETAP launches the world's first OLED emergency-lighting. With K4, ETAP introduces an absolute first for emergency lighting. The new ETAP signage series uses OLED technology resulting in a perfectly illuminated exit sign in a super slim and discreet design. In ...Read more..

Samsung LM561B LED Package Certified to LM-80

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. have announced that the LM561B, a high-efficacy mid-power LED package has been LM-80 certified. LM-80 is a widely observed test for lumen maintenance developed and accredited by U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Star program. “Through the LM-80 standard testing,...Read more..

EdisonReport Names Julie Allen as Editor of

EdisonReport, a leading website for the lighting industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Julie Allen as the Editor of 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..

Worlds First UV Powered Pathway of Light

The material that is sprayed onto the pathway of the Cambridge (UK) park absorbs and stores energy from ambient light (UV rays) during the day, then releases this energy at night allowing the particles to glow. The result is a sparkling moat of silvery pricks of light. Pro-Teq Surfacing (UK) Ltd,...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..

Lyons Palais de Justice Shows Its Classic Beauty

One of the most famous monuments of the "old city" of Lyon (Vieux Lyon) in France, the Palais de Justice de Lyon, recently benefited from a new exterior lighting installation which uses an array of LED lighting fixtures from Ayrton to accentuate its architectural magnificence. Inaugurated in 1847...Read more..

City Green Court in Prague Wins World Green Building Council Award

The City Green Court office building in Prague sets new standards for sustainable buildings - not only in the Czech Republic but around the world. Awarded a prize in the “Leadership in Building Design and Performance” category by the “World Green Building Council (WorldGBC)”, the office buil...Read more..

Scientist OLED Development – NovaLED

Dresden, Germany Company: Novaled is a leading provider of proprietary organic materials and complementary innovative technologies for superior OLEDs in display and lighting and for high performance OSC. In the field of organic electronics, Novaled’s expertise is unique in combining physics, che...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..

David Barnby New Global Sales Director at Tridonic

With effect from today, David Barnby takes over as Global Sales Director at Tridonic. David Barnby has wide-ranging expertise in lighting and electronics from his various management roles in sales and marketing at international companies such as Hewlett Packard, Thales and, most recently, Bridgel...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..

G3-PLC Alliance Elects New Officers for Strategic Steering Committee

Two years after the formation of G3-PLC Alliance, during the Strategic Steering Committee meeting, the Chairman, General Secretary and Treasurer have been elected for the next two years. The new officers have been members of the G3-PLC Alliance since its launch in 2010 and are key players in the Sma...Read more..

LED Drivers: Handle With Care

The “Product Safety” column in the September issue of LD+A, by Wilger Testing’s Jerry Plank, raised a number of important issues concerning LED drivers. Plank writes that “lessons can be learned from the unjacketed metal halide debacle in the 1980s.” Specifically, safety requirements must ...Read more..

New Retail Director For Lietcorp

  Chris Swann, formerly of Thorn lighting, joins Lietcorp as Retail Director. Lietcorp are expanding in both UK and overseas markets. Chris will be managing the retail end-users, FM and OEM customer bases and is excited by the prospect of being on the Lietcorp team. "My lighting specia...Read more..

Printed Electronics Europe 2014

1 + 2 April, 2014 Berlin, Germany. What to expect You will meet and learn from more end users here than anywhere else; You will be presented with the full, diverse range of technologies - pushing your knowledge depth in key fundamentals and expanding it in new related technologies; As we...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..

Silo 468 Gets a New Lease of Life with LED

Project of the Month :  SILO 468, HELSINKI, FINLAND | LIGHTING BY LIGHTING DESIGN COLLECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY (C) HANNU ISO-OJA, TUOMAS UUSHEIMO, TAPIO ROSENIUS In the spotlight this month is Tapio Rosenius, IALD, of Lighting Design Collective, winner of an Award of Excellence in the 30th Annual IA...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..

‘Chase the Dark’ Across the World

14th November, 2013 Worldwide. 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. UK...Read more..

Richard Strode appointed General Manager Sales Tridonic UK

Richard Strode is the new General Manager Sales, of Tridonic UK. He will join Tridonic mid October and take over responsibility for Tridonic’s UK sales organisation located in Basingstoke. Richard Strode is skilled in electronics for building automation and is experienced in marketing systems ...Read more..

Light Emitting Diodes and LED Assemblies – Terms and Definitions

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and LED Assemblies – Terms and Definitions CIE Draft International Standard DIS 024/E:2013 This Draft International Standard summarizes the most important terms and definitions in the field of lighting by inorganic semiconductors used in CIE documents, which are ...Read more..

Waldman Lighting for Industrial Work Stations

High lighting quality, ergonomic perfection, and optimum efficiency are decisive factors for LED lighting concepts for industrial work stations. However, system components that are ideally combined are necessary for this. Complete LED lighting solutions for any special requirements are possible with...Read more..

Newly Released ASHRAE 90.1-2013 Includes Changes

All lighting designers who practice in North America should be aware of the new, lower, lighting power density requirements. The newly published energy standard from ASHRAE and IES contains significant changes to lighting requirements within its lighting, building envelope and energy cost budget ...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..

Operations Manager – Street Lighting – Amey

Operations Manager - Street Lighting - Amey Manchester, United Kingdom 25055737001 Operations Manager Job description What is the purpose of this role? Responsible for managing operations - Street Lighting - and delivering revenue targets within the contract. Typically responsibl...Read more..

Segmentmanager Indoor – Tridonic

Language - German Dornbirn (Vorarlberg), Austria Tridonic Your Duties In dieser Position sind Sie verantwortlich für die Erarbeitung einer Segmentstrategie. Neben der gemeinsamen Aufbereitung der Potentiale mit dem Bereich Market Research zählt auch der Abgleich welche Produkte entwickelt...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..

Bridgelux V Series Chip-on-Board LED array

Bridgelux introduces a new line of Chip-on-Board LED array products called the Bridgelux V Series. These light engines extend the technology and performance of the company’s Vero line, feature high flux density in small source size packages and are well suited for sub-1,000 lumen commercial and re...Read more..

Lighting Advisor external service – Thorn

Thorn Lighting Puurs, Belgium Your duties After a training period your responsibility as Lighting Advisor is: to maintain and build up client relationships actively promote Thorn products as a key representative for Thorn Lighting in the Belgian Market develop business plans to analyse ...Read more..

Lighting System Architect – NXP

Brunel Eindhoven, Netherlands Description For NXP Nijmegen we are looking for a Lighting System Architect. Job Responsible for Solid State Lighting Driver IC and Solid State Lighting Application architectures. Responsible for the Application Specification and the IC Functional Requ...Read more..

Hardware Architect Connected Lighting – Brunel

Brunel Eindhoven, Netherlands Job description Connected, controllable and intelligent LED lighting systems are entering the Lighting Industry. Are you the Hardware Architect who likes to be responsible for the hardware platform of connected lighting propositions (incl. analog and digital ele...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..

Danish E-commerce Specialist – Any Lamp

This is a unique and challenging opportunity. Only apply if you consider yourself as an entrepreneurial hard worker. Title: E-commerce specialist/ final responsibility for Scandinavian market Based at: Any Lamp BV, Helmond, Near Eindhoven, Netherlands Duties & Responsibilities You will ...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..

Martin Harris promoted to Chief Sales Officer for Altium

Altium Limited, a global leader in Smart System Design Automation, 3D PCB design (Altium Designer) and embedded software development (TASKING) announces the promotion of Martin Harris to Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Mr. Harris has previously held the role of Senior Executive Vice President, Global ...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..

Ghent Light Festival 2012 wows with LEDs

Ghent Light Festival wows with LEDs Where can you find a unique combination of 1000 years of architectural styles combined with the contemporary art of light? The second edition of the Festival of Lights Ghent, in Belgium, took place from 26 – 29 January 2012. More than 200,000 visitors follow...Read more..

GLOW 2012, Eindhoven

GLOW 2012 10 – 17th November, 2012. Eindhoven, The Netherlands. GLOW – Forum of light & architecture From November 10th to 17th, 2012, the city center of Eindhoven once again turns into a forum of interventions, installations, interactions, performances and events based on the phenomen...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..

Renesas Electronics Appoints Günther Elsner GM of its Automotive Business in Europe

Günther Elsner - General Manager of Renesas Electronics Europe Automotive Business Group Dusseldorf. Renesas Electronics Europe, a premier provider of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has promoted Günther Elsner to the position of General Manager of Renesas’ Automotive ...Read more..

Managing Director Europe –

Pragmatic leader with affinity for marketing, operation & customers, based in Germany. Nordeon is a new brand and at the same time a Lighting company with over 100 years of experience due to the acquisition of two Lighting businesses from Philips and lately the Vulkan & Hess outdoor bus...Read more..

Siso Floor Lamp – Pure Design

You might be forgiven for thinking that your editor inserted the picture upside down. But no, this is a floor lamp and not a suspended ceiling luminaire. Although of course, there is a whole family available from Estiluz, a Spanish luminaire manufacturer based in Girona. siso P-2998 ...Read more..

Lightopia at the Vitra Design Museum

Lightopia 28.09.2013 – 16.03.2014 Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany. Light and Art come together in a unique collection of displays, lectures and workshops. This is a 'must see' if you are interested in lighting, architecture, design or sustainability. Over the past century, el...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..

Robert Juliat appoints AED for Benelux

Robert Juliat is happy to announce the appointment of AED Distribution as its official distributor for the Benelux countries, with effect from 1 January 2014. In preparation AED, which has representing Robert Juliat in Belgium and Luxemburg since 2011, will expand market coverage and commence sal...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..

LED Lighting for Production Engineering Company

LED technology presents new opportunities in lighting, bringing reductions in energy consumption and maintenance costs without compromising lighting quality. Philips Slovakia in cooperation with Hagard Hal has introduced a LED lighting solution for the production hall of PPS Group a.s. The company d...Read more..

Laser Lighting Headlights? Not Anytime Soon

To see what is hot, you often have to look no further than the latest car show. But this time, even the 'concept cars' are a bit ahead of themselves. Automakers have been teasing us with demonstrations of laser headlights, but don't hold your breath, says a senior executive at Audi. Wolfgang Huhn...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..

One Direction’s “This Is Us” World Premier Shines Bright

One Direction’s “This Is Us” World Premier Shines Bright In Front of Adoring Fans With HARMAN’s Martin RUSH Series LONDON, England — With an estimated 70,000 fans screaming and hoping to catch a glimpse of One Direction, the five-member band walked the red carpet outside the Empire Cine...Read more..

Field Applications Engineer – Cree

CREE - Field Applications Engineer. Munich, Germany. Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting products, LED components, and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications. We currently have a need for a Field Applications Engineer within our Power Field Sales ...Read more..

CREE Introduces New Lighting LEDs

XLamp XQ-E LEDs Deliver Big Performance in a Tiny Package The new XLamp® XQ-E LED family enables lighting manufacturers to significantly reduce the size and total cost of their LED luminaires without sacrificing light output, efficacy or reliability. They pack the lighting-class performance of...Read more..

ASHRAE/IES Publish First Standard For Commissioning Process

A newly published standard in the USA focuses on the commissioning process and hopes to help the project team provide a fully functional, fine-tuned facility. ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process for...Read more..

Cap – a flexible OLED luminaire

Studio Tim Mackerodt presents the Cap flexible OLED luminaire. This cooperation project involving specialists in lighting component solutions and OLED modules from Tridonic is being showcased at the "blickfang selected" international design exhibition in Hamburg (September 27 to 29, 2013). Cap...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..

European Utility Week

15th - 17th October, 2013. Amsterdam, Netherlands. European Utility Week 2013 is the new brand which unites three previous landmark events: Metering, Billing/CRM Europe, Transmission & Distribution/Smart Grids Europe and Smart Homes under one single banner. But this year we are offering so m...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..

GOGLA Appoints New Leaders

Harry Verhaar of Philips Lighting and Ned Tozun of d.light design Elected as a New GOGLA Leading Duo The Global Off Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) have announced the election of Harry Verhaar, Philips Lighting and Ned Tozun, d.light design, as the next President and Vice President of the associa...Read more..

Strategies in Light Europe 2013

19-21 November 2013. M.O.C. Event Centre, Munich, Germany. Strategies in Light Europe will enter its 4th year of providing a comprehensive conference and exhibition for the rapidly-growing LED lighting industry. It continues to offer a platform for the best networking opportunities and a forum f...Read more..

Light+Building 2016

13th - 18th March, 2016. Frankfurt, Germany. The world’s leading trade fair for Architecture and Technology Around 2,300 exhibitors take part in Light+Building at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre and almost one in two of the over 196,000 visitors comes from outside Germany. After ...Read more..

Prolight + Sound 2014

12 - 15 March 2014 Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany. Prolight + Sound is the leading international trade fair for the event-technology sector and covers all products, trades and services. A broad spectrum of workshops, product presentations and discussion events are also held in additio...Read more..

PLASA 2013

6 - 9th October, 2013 London, UK. Since its debut in 1977, PLASA London has become the world's premier platform for pro audio, lighting and stage technologies. London is the world's leading financial centre, the largest city in the European Union, and the most visited city on the planet. It i...Read more..

Chromlech Introduces Elidy Strip at PLASA

Chromlech, Brittany-based manufacturers of specialist lighting fixtures including the award-winning Elidy LED matrix fixture and Gleamer low-voltage dimmer, will be exhibiting at PLASA 2013 in the White Light Zone on Stand F39. Elidy, the world’s first LED matrix fixture capable of projecting v...Read more..

Senior Design Engineer Research & Develpment – Tridonic

Spennymoor, UK Your duties To instigate a major contribution to the conception and development of products for the Company’s portfolio From initial outline specification, to design and develop cost-effective and reliable circuits, across a range of electronic products, for the lightin...Read more..

European and Russian Agreement

Grigory Elkin - Head of Rosstandart, and Friedrich Smaxwil - President of CEN Leaders from the European and Russian standardization organizations have signed a historic agreement in St Petersburg on the 17th September. The Cooperation Agreement between CEN, CENELEC and Rosstandart provides a fr...Read more..

4th Annual CIBSE ASHRAE Technical Symposium

3-4th April, 2014 Dublin, Ireland The fourth annual Technical Symposium will take place April 3-4, 2014 in Dublin and aims to encourage the participation of young and experienced researchers and industry practitioners to share experiences and develop networks. Recognizing that system and plan...Read more..

ASHRAE’s High Performance Buildings Conference 2014

7-8th April, 2014, San Francisco, USA. Building upon the 2012 High Performance Buildings Conference and 2009 Net-Zero Energy Conference, the 2014 conference seeks to advance the industry’s efforts to accomplish a true high-performance built environment. The conference topics provide a compr...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..

Robert Juliat Appoints Electric Claudio Merlo as Distributor for Switzerland

Robert Juliat would like to announce the latest addition to the Robert Juliat distributor family with the appointment of Electric Claudio Merlo Lighting Equipment SA (ECM) as its new distributor for Switzerland. From 1 September 2013, ECM will distribute the full range of Robert Juliat lighting e...Read more..

LIGHTINGEUROPE: New Lighting Industry Trade Association

On 5 December 2012, leading industry representatives met in Brussels to formalize and launch LightingEurope, the new voice of the lighting industry in Europe. This new association represents European lighting companies, including SME’s active in consumer and/or professional lighting as well as nat...Read more..

Professional and Trade Associations

There are many professional and trade associations around the world that have an interest in the art and science of lighting. Many promote good lighting practices and further the profession by developing standards and guides, and by certifying their members. An overview of known certifications can b...Read more..

Lighting Design Certifications

Lighting designers are as diverse as the types of projects they design. Architectural lighting designers, contractors, electrical engineers, interior designers, architects, and even sales reps all provide lighting design services – at many levels of complexity and quality. We’ve all seen poor...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..

Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao

This corporate headquarters in Bilbao, Spain, is the first LEED Platinum certified tower in Europe.The lighting design, by New York based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Inc. has garnered many prestigious awards including the LUMEN AWARD OF MERIT 2013 and the IES ILLUMINATION AWARD OF MERI...Read more..

Professional Lighting Design Convention 2013

30 October – 2 November, 2013 Copenhagen, Denmark. PLDC is the largest forum for the lighting design community worldwide with more than 1300 attendees expected in 2013. Leading researchers, practicing lighting designers and the leading lighting industry will come together to discuss inte...Read more..

Smart Building Conference 2013

15 October, 2013. London, UK. The Smart Building Conference 2013, to be held at Dexter House, London, on Tuesday 15 October, will be keynoted by two of British industry’s most renowned authorities on energy efficiency and building systems, the organisers announced today. The first keynote w...Read more..

Sir Elton John Shines in Denmark

Lighting Designer Andrew Pygott was pleased to learn Danish rental company Comtech began offering HARMAN’s Martin MAC Viper Profile as part of its entertainment lighting stock and designed an impressive rig for Sir Elton John’s show at Denmark’s Resenlund Park composed of the high-output profi...Read more..

Euroshop 2014

16 - 20 February, 2014. Dusseldorf, Germany. The Who’s Who of the industry will be gathering at EuroShop 2014. Global market leaders will be lining up among the exhibitors along with young spin-offs. EuroShop is your key global fair with biggest international presence, most comprehensive range...Read more..

LED professional Symposium + Expo 2013

24th to 26th September, 2013. Bregenz, Austria. Event Overview The international LED professional Symposium +Expo or LpS, is a LED lighting technology event for lighting experts in industry and research. The main focus of the event is on general, industrial and architectural lighting. The combina...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..

R2Flex – Roll to Roll OLED

Tridonic Dresden and Fraunhofer COMEDD present a desk luminaire with flexible OLED. The joint OLED project known as R2Flex has been successfully completed. As a result, Fraunhofer COMEDD and Tridonic Dresden (formerly LEDON OLED Lighting) have presented a demonstrator of a desk luminaire using f...Read more..

LuxLive 2013

20 - 21 November, 2013. London, UK. LuxLive 2013 is the UK’s biggest and best lighting event. Meet with the world’s biggest brands, hear from experts in more than 50 hours of complimentary seminars and be inspired by the latest technology in new, dynamic, interactive features! It’s easy to...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..

Lamps Specification Version 1.0

Version 1.0 of the ENERGY STAR Lamps Specification was finalized on August 28, 2013. The Lamps V1.0 specification will replace the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) V4.3 and Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specifications on September 30, 2014. Materials related to the specification are provided below....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..

Mandatory Energy Labelling in EU

From September 1, 2013 all light sources in the EU must carry an energy label, and from March 1, 2014 all luminaires. The European Commission has published the new energy labelling Regulation (EU) No 874/2012 that replaces the lamps energy label 98/11/EC from 1998. The Regulation entered into for...Read more..

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors Introduces SOLERIQ S 13

The SOLERIQ S 13 has a small illuminated surface and high brightness of 1,500 lm OSRAM Opto Semiconductors has announced the newest member of its high-power SOLERIQ family of LEDs, the SOLERIQ S 13. The tiny LED boasts high brightness from a light emitting surface (LES) measuring just 13.5 mm in ...Read more..

Cree Regional Sales Director

Cree - Regional Sales Director Northern Europe. Cree currently have an opening for a Regional Sales Director. This position will cover the territory of Northern Europe. Summary: Sales responsibility for assigned Cree products for the Region including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Eston...Read more..

Lighting Application Engineer – Lumenpulse

London, United Kingdom Job Description Located in our EMEA office in London and reporting to the Executive Vice-President of Sales Operations, Lumenpulse is seeking an Application Engineer (AE) that actively supports the implementation of the company's sales strategy and objectives. The candid...Read more..

Technischer Einkäufer – Tridonic

Your Duties In dieser Position sind Sie verantwortlich für das Lieferantenmanagement. Dies umfasst die Verhandlung von Rahmenverträgen, Ansprechpartner bei Lieferproblemen sowie bei Produktreklamationen. Weiters sind Sie verantwortlich für die Überleitung von Neuprodukten in die Serienfe...Read more..

Development Project Leader LED Electronics – Zumtobel

Dornbirn (Vorarlberg), Austria Your duties Development of LED electronics (HW/SW) within an interdisciplinary team Sub-project management for the development of electronic components and systems as well as project management  for highly electronic development projects Definition of requi...Read more..

Area Sales Manager – Zumtobel

Bucharest, Romania Your Duties Manage and develop sales of LED products and lighting management on Romanian market Maintain existing and develop new sales channels for dedicated product portfolio Achieve profit and revenue targets for a control system and LED portfolio Actively particip...Read more..

Product Developer – Tridonic

Jennersdorf (Burgenland), Germany Your duties Design of LED light sources in the context of material sciences, electronics and optics. Active input to the continuous improvement of the product development process (time to market, cost) Close collaboration with product management, customer...Read more..

Area Sales Manger Tridonic Signage UK, Nordic, Netherlands

Job Description Representing the company to existing and potential clients (in the field of signage). Analysing the market potentials, trends and competitor activities. Supporting and coordinating organisation in Sales in Areas UK,Nordic,Netherlands. Defining the Sales strategy for the r...Read more..

Webinar – Light & Sustainability

September 26th at 16:00 pm (CEST), 10:00 am (EST). The benefits of energy efficient lighting. Join Harry Verhaar from Philips Lighting as he describes the benefits of energy efficient lighting. When considering sustainability in the field of lighting, the first aspect that generally springs t...Read more..

Interview With Lumileds CEO – Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre

After an intensive 4 month handover period from former CEO Mike Holt, Pierre-Yves Lesaicherre took the reins of Lumileds in time to meet many customers at Lightfair in May. Taking time out of his busy schedule, Lesaicherre talked to Editor Julie Allen about how to accelerate LED adoptio...Read more..

Compact Linear Translation Stage for Nanopositioning

Auburn, MA – precision motion specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP – offers a new type of positioning stage based on a miniaturized ceramic inertia drive. The PI miCos LPS-45 linear translation stage is designed to position samples along a precisely guided path with distances up to 1 inch. T...Read more..

ForumLED 2013

26-27th November , 2013 “Grande Halle de la Villette” Paris, France The 5th edition of the ForumLED congress will be a unique platform for information, exchange, networking and business development for all lighting professionals and end users. The 2-day conference of ForumLED will g...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..

Luminale 2014

30th March - 4th April, 2014 Frankfurt, Germany The countdown for the Luminale in 2014 has begun. The Luminale has become a well recognised event on the international stage. The combination of Light+Building and the Luminale has wowed vsistors and made Frankfurt into a World Place for Light, Cul...Read more..

Xicato Expands European Team

Xicato has announced that it has expanded its European team, appointing new sales managers in France and Poland to cover eastern Europe. “The number of luminaire manufacturers that are addressing high-quality LED lighting for the professional lighting marketplace is increasing,” said Gerhard Rie...Read more..


DON'T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO BE RECOGNIZED ALONGSIDE THE BEST IN ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN CLICK HERE AND SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE NOW!   The oldest and most prestigious architectural lighting design competition on the global stage, the IALD International Lighting Design Awards showcas...Read more..

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) Moves

As of 1 August 2013, the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has moved its headquarter to Munich, Germany from Paris, France. This decision was made so that activities could be coordinated more effectively since the Secretary General, new Technical Director and Project Manager are all based...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..

Rigoletto Painted with Light for Summer Opera Season

Lighting and visuals designer Luc Peumans from Genk, Belgium based creative practice Painting With Light was commissioned to design lighting for the renowned Summer Opera Alden Biesen’s 2013 season They performed Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’ – to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the I...Read more..


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..

Interview with Francois-Xavier Souvay, CEO Lumenpulse

Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Canada, Lumenpulse has seen rapid growth. Since its inaugural appearance at Lightfair 2010, the company has received a prestigious Red Dot Award for the design of its Lumenbeam LBX and was also recognized as a Top New Growth Company in Profit Magazine’s Hot 50 in 2011....Read more..

ISO Technical Committee Light & Lighting

On 2 July 2013, the ISO Technical Committee (TC) 274 Light & Lighting was founded in Berlin. 18 active and 17 observer countries will be responsible for standardisation in the field of applied lighting technology at a global level. The aim is to specify global standards for internationall...Read more..

Centre Street Bridge, Calgary

“The Lions Awaken” – which is the new lighting installed on the Centre Street Bridge in Calgary, Canada has received one of two new Design Lion Awards. The Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards recognizes citizens and groups who have undertaken initiatives, of any scale, in support of heritag...Read more..

Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA SSL 7A-2013 Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic Compatibility. This standard provides compatibility requirements when a forward phase cut dimmer is combined with one or more dimmable LED Light Engines (LLEs)...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..