Shining Through: Dutch Artist Paints Farming in a New Light to Boost Crops
World’s First Urban Sun Cleans Public Space of Coronavirus for Better Human Gatherings
Imagine a better place where we can meet again ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands, 2 March, 2021 – Inspired by the light of the sun, and backed by scientific research that proves a new, specific light can safely clean up to 99.9% of the coronavirus, Studio Roosegaarde launches the world’s first ...Read more..
Missed Opportunity to Correct New Ecodesign & Labelling Rules (Will Impact Customers)
Brussels, 26 February 2021 - The Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations adopted in December 2019 have been revised. An updated version has been published in the Official Journal of the EU today and enters into force in 3 days. LightingEurope members are disappointed that important changes reque...Read more..
Signify Share Repurchase Periodic Update
Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has repurchased 55,875 shares in the period February 25 to February 26, 2021. The shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 36.22 per share and an aggregate amount of EU...Read more..
Casambi Summit 2021
The first-ever Casambi Summit brings together the whole Casambi community for a full day of keynote presentations with Casambi product launches, partner presentations, case studies, deep-dive breakout&nbs...Read more..
IALD Reschedules Enlighten Americas 2021 to 2023; Originally Planned for October
CHICAGO, IL USA, 24 FEBRUARY 2021 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is rescheduling the Enlighten Americas 2021 conference to 2 to 4 November 2023, in the same scenic mountain destination of Banff, AB Canada. IALD’s decision comes as a result of the continued uncer...Read more..
Signify Achieves its Brighter Lives, Better World 2020 Goal; Sends Zero Waste to Landfill Across all Manufacturing Sites
Achieved carbon neutrality in its operations and 100% use of renewable electricityGenerated 84% of revenues from energy efficient products, systems and servicesEmbarked on new five-year journey to double its positive impact on the environment and society Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signi...Read more..
The Hague Installs LiFi
Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify’s Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the...Read more..
Cutting Edge and Future Oriented: The Top Themes of Light + Building
Frankfurt am Main, 18.02.2021 Yesterday experimental, today a practical everyday application: the growing pace of digitalisation is generating chances, new opportunities and challenges. Innovative ideas are welcome and there is a great willingness to try something new. Nevertheless, the increasi...Read more..
Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb Inc.
Munich, February 18th, 2021 – Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit– Strategic investment is an important building block for the development of cutting-edge UV-C LED products– Special lighting technology enables disinfection of water,...Read more..
The Massive Cost of Lighting Up Buckingham Palace Each Year
Be Part of the UNESCO International Day of Light 2021
The International Day of Light celebrates the role light plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy. It takes place on the 16th May each year, the anniversary of the first succ...Read more..
Chase the Dark 2021
IALD Signs Friendship Agreement with Norske Lydesignere
CHICAGO, IL USA, 5 FEBRUARY 2021 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) today announced a friendship agreement with the Norwegian lighting organisation, Norske Lydesignere, based in Oslo, Norway. The two organisations will work together to jointly promote t...Read more..
LED Lighting Inventors Wins £1m QEPrize
Coronavirus: New Grant Supports Israeli Lighting Designers, Others
Get a Grip Podcast #171: Lux Review’s Ray Molony
First Robe FORTES for France
It’s Starting to Feel a Lot Like 2020! LuxLive Cancels 2021 Show
The show was originally scheduled for ExCeL, London in November of 2021. The press release states, ‘These factors have lead us to believe the traditional large trade show model in 2021 will not meet the needs of the industry. ” Let’s hope that is not the case for the U.S. Read th...Read more..
Ushio Deutschland and BLV Merge to Form Ushio Germany GmbH
Oude Meer, the Netherlands, 22 January 2021 – Ushio Deutschland GmbH, a major European production and distribution base of Ushio Inc., has announced that it will merge with its sister company, BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, to form a new company called Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2...Read more..
Light+Building: Breaking New Ground
It all revolved around bits and bytes. The sector used the last season as an ideas booster. And focused exclusively on the digital sphere. With intensive use being made of its special capabilities as an interface. At the same time, the digital sphere can only be as successful as its physical basis....Read more..
Signify’s Strong Performance in 2020 Leads to Significant Announcements
Signify returns solidarity contribution to employees, proposes extraordinary dividend of EUR 1.35 per share and commits to further debt reduction, based on robust profitability and cash flow performance in 2020. Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world l...Read more..
Will New EU Lighting Rules Pull the Plug on Neon Art?
Nordeon Group Changes Name to Experience Brands
Luxembourg, January 10, 2021– The Nordeon Group officially becomes EXPERIENCE Brands to coincide with the start of the new year. The rebranding comes after several significant changes within our fast-growing conglomerate to better reflect the strategy and progressive mindset of its indi...Read more..
Signify and Honeywell Team Up in UVC Market
ATLANTA and EINDHOVERN, The Netherlands, Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a global leader in connected buildings, and Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated, smart lighting solu...Read more..
Lighting and the EU Renovation Wave
The role of lighting, Signify argues, may be crucial in the success of a recently published continent-wide initiative by the European Commission. Buildings account for about 40% of the EU’s total energy consumption while only 1% are renovated to increase their energy efficiency each year. ...Read more..
Please welcome Osram to the UVC LED Business
- LED technology makes extremely space-saving disinfection applications possible - UV-C light can eliminate up to 99.9 percent of viruses and bacteria- Osram Opto Semiconductors is driving industrialization of UV-C LEDs The longer the coronavirus pandemic lasts, the more important it is to stay ...Read more..
LED façade of the onshore power supply plant presented
Seoul Viosys’ Violeds Technology for Escalator Handrail Sterilization Solutions
ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys(KOSDAQ: 092190), a leading compound semiconductor solution provider, announced that ‘Violeds’ technology has been applied to an escalator handrail sterilization solution that is being supplied to leading global escalator and elevator OEMs by EHC Global Inc. (...Read more..
Lux Award winner: The Elizabeth Line, Paddington
Xicato Announces Partnership with Leading Sales Agency in Ireland
Kavanaghs Lighting Expands Xicato’s Presence in Lighting Applications and Smart Building Projects in Ireland "The increased demand by our customers for quality lighting products that include integrated and scalable smart controls made Xicato the perfect partner choice.”— Michael Kavanagh, ...Read more..
Project Launched to Recover Gallium from Waste LED Lamps
OSRAM May Give Up IoT Lighting Business Due to Pressure from Its Shareholder AMS
According to an article published by LEDs Magazine on November 9, AMS (also stylized as “ams”) as OSRAM’s dominant shareholder may call for OSRAM to divest from its IoT lighting business. This news has come on the heels of OSRAM CTO Stefan Kampmann being let go from the upper management team....Read more..
Nobel Week Lights Stockholm 2020
https://youtu.be/qlD5AtE9_dI This year will feature a new way to celebrate the 2020 Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Nobel Week Lights Stockholm is an outdoor event which will provide a way for the public to interact safely in person for a cultural and informative experience based on the Nobel laurea...Read more..
Intelligent Lighting in a Data Hall – Efficiency Meets Sustainability
For data center operators, energy efficiency is the primary objective, as any specifier working on a mission critical facility knows to be true. But what if you knew another way to optimize the efficiency of your facility and cut your costs without purchasing more products? After all, any positive ...Read more..
Dezeen Awards 2020 Honour the Best Architecture, Interiors and Designs of the Year
Govt Asks: Who Wants Replaceable Lamps and Gear?
Changes to Lighting Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Regulations Voted by EU Member States
Last week national authorities voted on changes to various requirements in the ecodesign and energy labelling regulations for light sources. LightingEurope has actively contributed to this revision process and is now evaluating the results with our members’ expert group. The official publicat...Read more..
Lux Awards 2020: Winners Announced!
Signify Sues Robe, a Former EnabLED Licensee
EdisonReport has learned that Signify is pursuing, Robe, a former licensee under its EnabLED program. Robe. To my knowledge, this is one of the first times that Signify has filed suit against a former licensee. According to the complaint, attorneys for the two parties met in West Pal...Read more..
Smart Buildings, Smart Experience: From Concept to Reality
UK – Claypaky and CAST Group of companies are very excited to present the WACKIT virtual lighting design competition based on a concept by lighting designer Durham Marenghi and his partner Jennie. Whilst planning this event of course we had no idea that England would enter a second lock down...Read more..
Ams CEO: Osram’s Digital Business “not strategic to us”
Osram Releases 4Q Results, Downsizes Management Board
Nichia Wins Enforcement Proceeding in Germany Against Everlight’s Subsidiary WOFI
Lighting’s Replaceable Future — Highlights from Recolight’s Webinar Panel Discussion
Recolight, a UK based company, held an online panel discussion earlier, with the focus on lighting’s replaceable future. The discussion was moderated by Lux Review’s Ray Molony and featured the following panelist: Helen Loomes, Business Development Director, International Sales at ...Read more..
CRG Pharma Inc. Selects Heliospectra’s ELIXIA LED Lighting Solutions
Get a Grip Podcast #159: Non-Compliance is the Only Way
Artificial Night Lighting Has Widespread Impacts on Nature
The ALD Announces the Winners of the ALD Awards for Excellence 2020
AlphaLED Closes Manchester Factory
Juganu Begins Selling Its Tunable Lighting System for Pathogen Disinfection and Deactivation in the US
Theatre Installs UV-C Lights to Tackle Coronavirus
Lighting’s Replaceable Future – An Online Panel Discussion
Signify Announces a Dept Prepayment of EUR 350 Million to Reduce Its Overall Gross Debt Position, September 21, 2020, 08:00 CET
UPDATE 1-Lighting company Signify says outlook murky due to pandemic
Eurofase Celebrates Another Management Addition
TORONTO - Eurofase is proud to share another recent addition to its management team, Nathen Bliss, National Sales Manager. With over 5-years as the Director of Sales, Nathen’s sales management experiences – focusing on the customer experience, program building, and sales team development make h...Read more..
Arts Council England Expands Creativity Grants to Include DJs, Sound Engineers, Lighting Designers, More
IALD Enlighten Europe 2020 Goes Virtual, Registration is Now Open
BRUSSELS, BEGIUM 15 OCTOBER 2020 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), announces its Enlighten Europe 2020 will be held online for the first time on 18-19 November 2020 and registration is open. The premier conference for the international lighting d...Read more..
National Theatre of Greece Production Chooses Robe
Louis Poulsen Hosts Conversation with Alfred Homann
Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunction Against LED Lighting Products Made by Philips Brand Lighting Affiliate in Germany
Future Lights Appear in the Discussions of the Dubai Design District
IKEA Chairs New Europe-Focused Zigbee Group to Focus on Smart Homes
Signify Launches LiFi in Greece
The Most Ambitious Digital Education Programme Ever Seen in the Industry – LuxLive Digital Festival 2020
Architecture+Technology Innovation Award
Design, texture, mood, body and function – the key factors with which luminaires, lighting components, electrical technology and house and building automation influenced the judges were many, varied and, in some cases, surprising. This year saw the 21st edition of the ‘Architecture+Technolog...Read more..
iOS 14 HomeKit Adaptive Lighting Starts Rolling Out for German Hue Users
DALI Lighting Awards Open for Entries
Piscataway, NJ, USA – 7 October 2020: The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces the call for entries to the inaugural DALI Lighting Awards. Held in association with arc (the international architectural lighting design magazine) and the Intern...Read more..
IALD Enlighten Europe 2020 Online
Hong Kong International Lighting Fair
LuxLive Digital Festival
St Pancras Deploys UV-C Robots to Reassure Rail Passengers
Low Ambient Light Indoors Can Be Harvested to Charge Electronics
The October issue of designing lighting is out!
IALD Call for Entries
The IALD International Lighting Design Awards, the longest running international lighting design awards program, is the highest honor in the profession recognizing work that reaches new heights and represents excellence in aesthetic and technical achievement. Since 1983, the awards program has supp...Read more..
Robe for Circo de Hielo 2
GrowFlux Partners with Icelandic Greenhouse Lighting Startup ABC Lights
The Iron Bridge Finally Lights Up
15 years ago, the LIA began a campaign to have the famous Iron Bridge professionally illuminated and finally on September 19th this year, the lights were turned on. For years the bridge was occasionally washed with a dim yellow sodium light and when floods damaged the fixtures, they often we...Read more..
German Design Award for Schott’s Jade Reading Light
The Jade reading light from Schott has won a German Design Award in the Excellent Product Design – Aviation, Maritime and Railway category. “The reading light stands out with its clear, minimalist design and its intuitive user interface,” the German Design Council jury stated, adding that the...Read more..
Osram, Continental Dissolving Smart Headlight Joint Venture
Osram and Continental AG are disbanding the 50-50 joint venture (JV) they established two summers ago to develop sensor-linked, software-driven, intelligent LED and laser headlight systems and other digital illumination for car exteriors and interiors. ...Read more..
WiSilica and iGuzzini Together to Provide Intelligent Lighting Solutions via Bluetooth
Osram Sets Nov. 3 Shareholder Vote to Grant Domination to ams
Ams and Osram could finally clear the way for their unfettered integration on Nov. 3, the date that Osram has now set for a vote by Osram shareholders to grant “domination” status to ams’ takeover of the Munich lighting and photonics company. ...Read more..
Seoul Semiconductor’s WICOP Series Bi-Color LEDs Shine in Audi A4 Headlights for Model Year 2020
ANSAN, South Korea (September 23, 2020) – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that it has supplied its WICOP (Wafer Integrated Chip on PCB) Series bi-color (two colors in one package) LED products for th...Read more..
Ushio’s Care222® Module Included in FORTUNE’s Annual Change the World List
Oude Meer, the Netherlands (September 2020) - Ushio is proud to announce its inclusion in FORTUNE’s annual Change the World list for the company’s achievements with Care222® products. Each year FORTUNE highlights companies that have made measurable social or environmental impact thro...Read more..
5G-Connected Lamps Could Transform Broadcast and Movie Lighting
Telia, TV2 Denmark, and BB&S, have partnered to produce a new proof-of-concept for film and broadcast lighting, which could enable remote production, improved efficiency, and cost savings. ...Read more..
Matt Roney Named as Lumileds Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Jonathan Rich continues with Lumileds as Executive Chairman of the Board San Jose, CA – September 21, 2020 – Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, today announced the appointment of Matt Roney as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2020. R...Read more..
SETi & Seoul Viosys Begin Mass Production of Violeds UV LED Module That Sterilizes 99.9% of Coronavirus in 3 Seconds
COLUMBIA, S,C. & ANSAN, SOUTH KOREA (SEPTEMBER 14, 2020) – Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) and Seoul Viosys, (KOSDAQ: 092190) the leading global providers of UV LED technology and subsidiaries of Seoul Semiconductor, announced that they have started mass production of UV L...Read more..
IALD Enlighten Europe 2020 Online
For the first time, we’re bringing you the Enlighten Europe energy and excitement—you already know and love—directly to your home, office or couch as interactive, online events unlike anything we’ve ever done before! The Enlighten Europe 2020 online events go be...Read more..
LIA statement on UV-C Germicidal irradiation
Introduction UVC light has long been used as a measure for sanitisation of air, surfaces and water and is known to kill bacteria and viruses when used correctly. During the coronavirus pandemic there has been an understandable increasing interest in this subject. The LIA has become aware over...Read more..
Signify’s Bold Press Conference
We commend Signify for their live press conference where they took questions from the worldwide press. Your humble editor asked three questions and all three were answered in detail. The answer to one question was extremely bold and we look forward to more clarification. There is no greener l...Read more..
Signify’s Interact Office Informs Safer Workspace Operations
Sensors collect data on occupancy, humidity, daylight, noise levels and more to inform better office operations. As the coronavirus pandemic persists, this information is becoming more and more important. Effective strategies for navigating the pandemic look past the immediate crisis and consider l...Read more..
Everlight Is Criminally Convicted for Misappropriating Seoul Semiconductor’s Trade Secrets
ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that the Korean Suwon District Court convicted Everlight Electronics (“Everlight”) of criminal misappropriation of Seoul’s trade s...Read more..
UK’s Lux Awards Submissions Due 25 SEP
Projects for all categories must be located in either the UK or Ireland. They should have been completed, refurbished, substantially altered or improved in the period 1 January 2019 to 1 July 2020. Temporary projects are admissible. ...Read more..
Ushio Releases New 600 mW 405 nm Violet Laser Diodes
Ushio Inc. (Japan) has announced the release of two new violet laser diodes (LDs), HL40113MG and HL40115MG, emitting a wavelength of 405 nm. The latest additions to Ushio’s violet LD product line-up have a continuous wave (CW) optical output power of 600 mW. Although HL40113MG and HL40115MG sh...Read more..
Today in Lighting
Brentwood, TN—EdisonReport is excited to announce its new podcast: Today in Lighting. Hosted by EdisonReport’s longtime editor Randy Reid, Today in Lighting is released daily Monday through Friday and provides a brief summary of the leading news in the lighting industry. T...Read more..
Smart Lighting for Your Daily Living: WiZ Launches a Brand New Generation of Products in Europe
Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announces the official launch of the latest generation of the multi-protocol WiZ smart lighting system in Europe. WiZ offers a comprehensive range of affordable smart lights and accessories that are ea...Read more..
Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries
Eindhoven, the Netherlands–Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial...Read more..
LED + Elektro postponed to November 2021
LED + Elektro recently sent out a message to registered companies informing them of the decision to postpone. Here's what the message said:In recent months, we have worked hard in collaboration with several trade organizations to expand LED + Elektro's leading position as a knowledge platform. We h...Read more..
Comparative Results from Signify, Acuity, OSRAM, Hubbell, Cree and LSI
COVID-19 has affected many businesses in an unprecedented way, the lighting industry being no exception. Big players like Signify, Acuity, OSRAM, and Hubbell released their earnings report recently. In addition, Cree held their FY20 Q4 Earnings Call on August 18th, along with LSI Industries who hel...Read more..
It Begins. UV LED IP Litigation.
On Aug.20th, Nitride Semiconductors Co., Ltd. (“Nitride”), a pioneer of ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV LED) technology, hereby announces that, it has successfully filed an amended complaint against Digi-key Corp, a global electrical components distributor, in the U.S. District C...Read more..
NICHIA LEDs with Tinted Encapsulation Boost Contrast in Outdoor Video Displays
High-contrast NSSM332B LED series enhances vividness of image detail Tokushima, Japan – 19 August 2020: Building on over 25 years of LED manufacturing expertise dedicated to the video display market, Nichia announces NSSM332B – the newest addition to its surface-mount (SMD) LED portfolio. Th...Read more..
IALD’s Enlighten America and Enlighten Europe to be Virtual
CHICAGO, IL USA, 13 AUGUST 2020 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), announces Enlighten Americas 2020 and Enlighten Europe 2020 events will be held online for the first time. Enlighten Americas 2020 Online will be held on 21-22 October 2020 an...Read more..
A Show that will Actually Occur in Person
Now that the economy is picking up steam, wholesalers, installers, lighting designers and architects are looking for opportunities to jumpstart their businesses. The place where these professionals discover new products is LED + Elektro, the premier electrical and lighting trade show in th...Read more..
Signify CEO on Earnings Outlook, Coronavirus Impact, M&A
Ben Halemeier Promoted to Chief Sales Officer of NORDEON GROUP BV
Ushio Introduces New Single-Mode 670 nm Red Laser Diodes
Ushio, Inc. has begun the mass production of HL67191MG and HL67192MG, offering two new red laser diodes (LDs) for operation at the 670 nm wavelength. Providing an optical output power of 15 mW (CW) and 30 mW (pulsed), these single-mode LDs deliver high-temperature performance (up to 70°C) within a...Read more..
LSI Industries Partners with Silvair and Joins the Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem
OSRAM Reports 29% Decline in Revenue
Deutsch: http://edisonreport.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Osram_PM_Q3_FY20_DE.pdf English: http://edisonreport.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Osram_PM_Q3_FY20_EN.pdf ...Read more..
IALD Signs Friendship Agreement with Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft E.V.
CHICAGO, IL USA, 28 JULY 2020 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) today announced a friendship agreement with the international lighting organisation, Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (LiTG), based in Berlin, Germany. The two organisa...Read more..
Signify Reports Strong 2Q; Net Profit Jumps 62%; Carbon Neutral in 2020
Signify reports second quarter sales of EUR 1.5 billion, maintains operational profitability of 9.0% and generates a free cash flow of EUR 158 million Sales fell only 0.6%; Sales would have fallen by 23% were it not for Signify’s acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solutions Second quarter...Read more..
Introducing Designers Mind, A Mental Health & Wellbeing Forum Focused at the Design Industry
Designers Mind is a community where designers can share knowledge and experience to raise awareness around mental health and wellbeing. The design industry is a stressful environment often marked by designers who work incredibly long hours to meet tight deadlines. The pressure to be ...Read more..
Possible Novel Treatment to Improve Cognition in Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study by the Lighting Research Center (LRC) demonstrates that 40 Hz red light stimulation delivered to open eyes of healthy young adults increases brain gamma oscillations. Gamma oscillations are associated with attention and memory processes and are known to be disrupted in persons with Alzh...Read more..
UK trade body: Smart lighting must be part of Europe’s €750B recovery plan
The UK’s lighting industry trade body has issued a clarion call for smart lighting to become part of a €750 billion European Union pandemic recovery proposal that includes repairing and renovating buildings across Europe. ...Read more..
Lighting – A Key Contributor to Healthy Buildings with Better Indoor Environmental Quality
The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is supporting the call to scale up renovation across Europe and working hard to make sure it includes lighting. Renovation is at the heart of the European Green Deal and has been identified as a key driver for the European social and economic recovery pos...Read more..
LuxLive 2020 Postponed until 2021
Today, 8th July, Clarion Events, owner of Revo Media, announced that due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on large scale events, that the LuxLive 2020 trade exhibition will be postponed until November 2021. In the absence of clear indication from the Government on th...Read more..
LEDs Magazine: Ams Prices Bonds to Pay for OSRAM, as Insider Trading Winds Start to Blow
It doesn't take much insight to spot this: The first half of the year ended yesterday. But we point it out because today was the first full day that Germany's Osram was to have finally become a no-doubt-about-it part of Austrian sensor company ams. ...Read more..
New Light + Building Director: Maria Hasselman hands over to Johannes Möller
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ILA Webinar Program for May/June/July/September 2020
Welcome to the ILA's first webinar series! It begins with Nishant Matthews leading a set of 3 webinars. After this, the batton will be handed over to Gabrielle M. Buresch-Teichmann. Then further ILA members will host as we go along. Please revisit this page to keep updated. We'll also keep you post...Read more..
Signify Invests to Broaden its UV-C Lighting Portfolio to Meet the Growing Demand for Disinfection
Launches 12 families of UV-C-based products for professional marketsAcquires GLA to complement its portfolio with luminaires for upper-room air disinfectionIncreases its UV-C light source production capacity by a factor 8 this year Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the wo...Read more..
CONFIRMED: Signify UV-C Kills SARS-CoV-2, the Virus that Causes COVID-19
June 16, 2020 Signify and Boston University validate effectiveness of Signify’s UV-C light sources on inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19 Test results show that the virus could no longer be detected after seconds of exposureSignify to make its UV-C lighting technology widely availab...Read more..
NLB Collects Incandescent Bulbs to Help Battle Rare Disease
Brentwood, TN (June 12, 2020) – The National Lighting Bureau (NLB) has collected 1,200 incandescent lightbulbs for the American Porphyria Foundation (APF). With an initial goal of 500 bulbs, the NLB was able to nearly triple this, with donations from LEDVANCE, Imperial Lighting Main...Read more..
UV-C Disinfection Webinar | Signify
UV-C is a known disinfectant for air, surfaces and water. Attend this webinar to understand how this disinfection method could be useful to your business and to mankind. ...Read more..
Signify to be Plastic-Free for Consumer Goods in 2021
Signify aims to be plastic-free on all consumer-related packaging in 2021 Company phasing out plastics from all its consumer-related packagingPlastics will mostly be replaced with recycled paper-based materialsSwitch to plastic-free packaging avoids the use of 2,500 tonnes of plastics per year ...Read more..
Zhaga Standards Break Barriers to Smart and Connected Lighting
The Zhaga interface standard for street lighting future-proves luminaires to keep pace with rapid developments in digital technology. It enables a multi-vendor eco-system of interoperable luminaires and sensor/communication modules and breaks existing barriers to smart and connected lighting. Th...Read more..
Signify to appoint Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as CFO
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the appointment of Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as Chief Financial Officer, effective June 15, 2020. Javier will succeed René van Schooten, who currently holds the position on an interim b...Read more..
LEDs Magazine: Osram Provides Details of Work Slowdowns in Pandemic
Osram became the latest lighting company to register a quarterly loss amid the coronavirus pandemic, reporting a €39 million ($42M) after-tax hit while saying it will step up a working hours reduction program as part of its efforts to keep further losses in check. ...Read more..
Still Looking for Cash to Pay for Osram, ams Has a New Idea
As ams awaits regulatory approval for its acquisition of Osram, it is addressing a number of other matters related to the move, including how to pay for it. On that front, the company has a new idea: It could issue convertible notes and other financial instruments. ...Read more..
The Effects of the Coronavirus on the EU 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..
IALD Signs Friendship Agreement with SLG Schweizer Licht Gesellschaft
CHICAGO, IL USA, 14 MAY 2020 | The International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) today announced a friendship agreement with the Swiss-based lighting association, SLG Schweizer Licht Gesellschaft. The two organisations will work together to jointly promote the interests of independent...Read more..
Signify Gains Seal of Approval for IoT Lighting Security
In a measure aimed at reassuring users that smart, connected lighting is safe from cyber hackers and privacy invaders, Signify announced that German testing company DEKRA has validated Signify’s IoT lighting as secure. The security certification applies to the process that Signify ...Read more..
Confirmed: Light + Building 2020 Canceled
We were very much looking forward to getting together with you and all national and international guests to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Light + Building, the international platform for lighting and building services technology. Unfortunately, nature has decided that this is not to be. In v...Read more..
Lawrence Lin Leaves LEDVANCE
Lawrence Lin has left LEDVANCE and Qinghuan Sun has been appointed as the new CEO and Managing Director, based in China. The role of Managing Director USC will be taken over by Erol Kirilmaz, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, on an interim basis. Almost five years since the carve out from OSRAM, L...Read more..
Signify Successfully Prices EUR 1.275 Billion of Eurobonds to Refinance the Bridge Loan Arranged to Finance Cooper Lighting Acquisition
Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Signify, (LIGHT.NX), the world leader in lighting, today announced the successful pricing of its inaugural EUR 1.275 billion Eurobond Offering comprising of EUR 675 million fixed rate notes due 2024 with a coupon of 2.000% and EUR 600 million fixed rate notes due 2027 w...Read more..
The LIA’s, ICEL Emergency Luminaire Endorsed Product Scheme
Due to increased scrutiny of emergency lighting and fire safety products, for the first time ever, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have created a new scheme to offer an opportunity for emergency lighting manufacturers to have their products individually endorsed by ICEL and the LIA. We are ...Read more..
Tom Dixon and Prolicht Announce Collaboration
British designer Tom Dixon and leading manufacturer of architectural lighting Prolicht, today announce their collaboration and unveil their new lighting range: CODE. ...Read more..
Signify Reports First Quarter Sales of EUR 1.4 Billion, Operational Profitability of 7.9% And a Free Cash Flow of EUR 112 Million
First quarter 20201 • Signify’s installed base of connected light points increased from 56 million in Q4 19 to 60 million in Q1 20 • CSG growing profit engines -14.5%; CSG total Signify -15.3% • Adj. indirect costs down EUR 56 million, or -11.1%, excl. currency effects and changes in scope ...Read more..
Coronavirus and its Impact on Signify
April 22, 2020 Stephen Rouatt, Signify’s Head of Strategy, Alliances and Market Insights, looks at the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic The spread of the coronavirus is having an unprecedented impact on the world. Obviously, the human cost, with more than 100,000 deceased, as wel...Read more..
Seoul Viosys’ Violeds Technology, With Proven 99.9% Sterilization of New Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds, Now Adopted for Automotive Indoor Sterilization Solution
The company will also launch portable clean products for 99.9% sterilization of viruses in air and surface of goods soon, delivering on the social value of “Save the People” ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys(KOSDAQ: 092190), the world’s first compound semiconductor for short wavelengths solu...Read more..
Signify will NOT Participate in Light + Building
EXCLUSIVE: MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT Statement to the EdisonReport: "As you are aware Light + Building was postponed to September 2020. After careful consideration we have decided not to participate in Light + Building 2020 in September. There were many factors informing our de...Read more..
Seoul Viosys and SETi’s Violeds Technology Proves 99.9% Sterilization of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 Seconds
ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Viosys(KOSDAQ: 092190) and Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (“SETi”), leading global innovators of UV LED products and technology, announced that that it has been successful in achieving 99.9% sterilization of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 30 seconds. Tests were condu...Read more..
Signify Asks for 20% Wage Sacrifice from Employees
In a letter to its employees, Signify, the former Philips light division, asks them to hand in twenty per cent of their wages in the coming months. Signify has some 32,000 employees worldwide. ...Read more..
Exclusive Interview: Why Legrand bought Focal Point
What makes Legrand so unique is the autonomy they allow the companies which they acquire. It’s not just a talking point as there are only four employees of Legrand Lighting in the US, so even if Legrand wanted to micromanage these businesses, there is no manpower. I visited Focal Point in ...Read more..
Lumileds Announces 4% Price Increase
Dear Valued Customers, Our industry has been facing significant financial pressures and, combined with the global macroeconomic environment, this has created unprecedented challenges. Specifically, we have been faced with significant cost increases beyond our control for transportation, raw mate...Read more..
CIE Releases Two Key Publications on Ultraviolet Radiation Disinfection – for FREE
CIE has published a number of technical reports and international standards over the years on the topic of ultraviolet radiation, how to measure it, its effects and uses - including its use as a way of disinfection. To support the international community at this time the CIE is making ...Read more..
OSRAM Withdraws Fiscal Year Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, OSRAM does not expect to achieve its corporate targets for the current 2020 financial year. Given the unprecedented operational and financial challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19 and the uncertain developments in the coming weeks, the economic impact of the pande...Read more..
Signify Announces 3% Price Increase on Components
As you are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread to many countries around the world and the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the virus a global health emergency. Our immediate thoughts are with those who are immediately impacted while we are taking all precautions to safeguard th...Read more..
Seoul Semiconductor’s Former R&D Employee Goes to Prison
Seoul Semiconductor’s Former R&D Employee Who Divulged LED Technology Sentenced to Imprisonment ANSAN, South Korea – Seoul Semiconductor (KOSDAQ: 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that its former R&D employee (“Kim”, age of 40) who divu...Read more..
Inventronics Appoints New Director of Product Management
Oklahoma City, OK – March 5, 2020 - Inventronics is pleased to announce and welcome Peter Erhart as the company’s Director of Product Management. Erhart will play a key role in all aspects of product management including support of the global sales partners. “I am honored to welc...Read more..
Innovative LED Technology from NICHIA is Ray of Light for Retail Sector
Tokushima, Japan – 9 March 2020: In Germany, a major supermarket chain owner is experimenting with new LED technologies that move beyond straightforward product illumination. An EDEKA store installed lights using ground-breaking Vitasolis™ LEDs from NICHIA. Vitasolis™ offers a uniqu...Read more..
Regional Sales Manager — Legrand | OCL
Job Code: SSLM12 Job Title: Regional Sales Manager Job Location: North East or St. Louis Company: Legrand | OCL Role: Responsible for relationship management between internal functions, agents, and specifiers, creating and closing opportunities, meeting sales goals, and providing indust...Read more..
Prolight + Sound Postponed until Late May
Due to the increased spread of the corona virus in Europe, Messe Frankfurt decided to postpone Prolight + Sound after intensive consultations. The sector’s most important international meeting place for technologies and services relating to entertainment, shows and events, audio-visual systems in...Read more..
Seoul Viosys Sees Increased Demand for its violeds UV LED Technology for Sterilization Applications to Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus
Seoul’s violeds UV LED sterilization technology has been demonstrated to reduce influenza-type germs by 97%Just 60 seconds of UV-C (100 – 280nm) LED light exposure has been shown to sterilize 90% of coronavirus germsAutomakers in China are actively exploring violeds UV LED technology for ve...Read more..
John Selldorff of Legrand Comments Exclusively to the EdisonReport
Yesterday, your humble editor spoke with John Selldorff President and CEO of Legrand, North and Central America, regarding their acquisition of Focal Point. Selldorff said, “These are exciting times as we are seeing the maturation of LED Lighting.” Selldorff told me that Foca...Read more..
Legrand Aquires Focal Point
WEST HARTFORD, Connecticut, February 27, 2020 – Legrand, North and Central America (LNCA), today announced the acquisition, subject to closing, of Focal Point, a Chicago-based privately held manufacturer of architectural lighting products with a 25-year record of accomplishment of ...Read more..
NICHIA Wins Prestigious Sapphire Award with Game Changing Vitasolis™
Tokushima, Japan – 27 February, 2020: NICHIA announces that its innovative Vitasolis™ technology has been crowned the best Packaged LED and OLED Technology of the Year at the Sapphire Awards 2020, a flagship lighting industry awards competition. The winners were announced on February 13th durin...Read more..
LpS/TiL 2020 has been Cancelled
DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent postponement of Light + Building to September 2020 and due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organizer of LpS 2020 and TiL 2020, Luger Research e.U. has had to make the decision to cancel the LpS/TiL 2020 events. Due to the further...Read more..
CONFIRMED: L + B Postponed to September
EdisonReport can confirm that Light + Building has been postponed until September! Read the official statement here: 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...Read more..
Signify Exerts its Power: Pulls Out of Light + Building
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, after careful consideration, has decided to not participate in Light + Building 2020, due to the health risks posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ...Read more..
Signify Pulls out of Light + Building
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, after careful consideration, has decided to not participate in Light + Building 2020, due to the health risks posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ...Read more..
Light + Building Comments on Coronavirus: “…The authorities have not issued any warnings. Light + Building will be held as planned.”
2,640 manufacturers from the field of lighting and building-services technology are currently preparing for the sector’s highlight event – Light + Building 2020 in Frankfurt am Main. From 8 to 13 March, the world’s leading trade fair will attract a host of international experts from the indus...Read more..
Philips-Cooper Lighting Solutions Deal to Close on 2 MAR; Letter to Customers Indicates No Changes
We are excited to announce an upcoming change for Cooper Lighting, LLC. You may know this company by its operating name, Eaton Cooper Lighting, or its brand names Ametrix, Atlite, Connected Systems, Corelite, Ephesus, Fail-Safe, FifthLight, Greengate, Halo Commercial, Halo Home, Halo Outdoor, Halo ...Read more..
Hong Kong Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) Postponed
From Hong Kong Lighting Fair, I am writing to inform you that the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair(Spring Edition) (originally scheduled for 6-9 April) will be rescheduled to 25-28 July. We hope you will still continue to support our shows and reschedule your travel for July. Please sha...Read more..
Debunking the Light + Building Rumors
While at Strategies in Light this week, there was much discussion, and many rumors, about the coronavirus and Light + Building. Light + Building has gone to great lengths to keep us safe at their show. You can read their current plan here. Rumor: Mobile World Congress (MWC) cancelled th...Read more..
SYLVANIA adds the ‘Human’ to Human Centric Lighting
Normally your humble editor would not travel to New York City for a press conference, especially during Strategies in Light Week in San Diego, but we have been hearing rumors since late last year that LEDVANCE was working on something big. Last week, in a private conference call, Lawrence Lin...Read more..
The Who’s Who of the Sector: Top Global Brands at Light + Building 2020
Some 2,700 exhibitors will be presenting their new products at Light + Building, the world’s largest trade fair for lighting and building services technology, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. They include numerous international leading brands in the fields of lighting, security techn...Read more..
SYLVANIA Natural Series with TruWave Technology to Deliver Best Alternative to Natural Light
Wilmington, Mass. – In the heart of the fashionable Garment District in New York City, LEDVANCE LLC, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting, announced today its new SYLVANIA Natural™ Series of LED lighting products with innovative TruWave Technology™. This LED portfolio offers the best a...Read more..
Chinese Lighting Factories Remain Closed
EdisonReport continues to hear of lighting plants in China that haven't come back from the New Year holiday because of the coronavirus. Below is one we received this morning. Note: Fujian Province is approximately 750 kilometers from Wuhan--where the virus started. "Fujian province has been not...Read more..
Coronavirus to Limit Chinese Exhibitors at Strategies in Light
Dear Attendee, We are excited to see you at Strategies in Light next week. We wanted to let you know that as a result of the coronavirus situation and related travel restrictions, some of our exhibitors from China will not be exhibiting resulting in a rearrangement of the expo floor pl...Read more..
Panasonic Corporation Transfers Shares of Vossloh-Schwabe to Fidelium Partners
Panasonic Lighting Europe GmbH, headquartered in Lüdenscheid,is one of the leading providers of LED and conventional lighting solutions across Europe. The company markets customized LED drivers, modules, optics as well as components for conventional lighting with high-end quality under the brand V...Read more..
OSRAM Reports Strong First Quarter
After a challenging fiscal year 2019, Osram has made a robust start to fiscal 2020. On a comparable basis, revenue in the first quarter (ending December) grew slightly by 0.5 percent to 873 million euros. The adjusted EBITDA margin increased on a comparable basis by nearly two percentage points to ...Read more..
Coronavirus Hits Lighting
While the epicenter of the Coronavirus is in the Wuhan district of China, it is taking its toll throughout the entire country. Several sources have forwarded messages to the EdisonReport showing shutdowns. The below message was sent to a U.S Lighting company this morning from a supplier...Read more..
Australia’s Gerard Lighting Sold to Schréder
It's lights out for one of Australia and New Zealand's biggest lighting companies which some investors may remember from a short stint on the ASX almost a decade ago. ...Read more..
Nadarajah Narendran Elected to Fellow of SPIE
Rensselaer’s Lighting Research Center professor and director of research Nadarajah Narendran has been elected to the grade of Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE Fellows are members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contribu...Read more..
Davos Upgrades Lighting Ahead of WEF Meeting
Signify and Elektron have so far replaced 500 of the 1,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LEDs and connected 250 of those to its wireless lighting system. ...Read more..
Nichia Showcases LEDs with ‘Light so Good’
The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and a game changing dual-colour temperature LED on single emitter to shrink optics and optimize tuning performance. Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia –...Read more..
GREEN CREATIVE & ILP Announce New Parent Company: ILLUMUS
Since joining forces in October of 2017, GREEN CREATIVE, your partner for professional lighting solutions, and ILP, your number one source for energy efficient lighting, have merged internal and external operations while still maintaining each brand independently. To further improve corpo...Read more..
Introducing the Design Guideline for Promoting Circadian Entrainment with Light for Day-Active People
Finally, the industry has a Design Guideline that we can use for specifying Circadian Entrainment on our jobs. But the DG doesn’t come from IES, it is published by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). This DG has been a long time coming. In 2007 the National Institute for Health (...Read more..
Rondolat to Get 4 More Years at Signify
Signify proposes re-appointments and announces changes to the composition of its Board of Management Proposal to re-appoint Eric Rondolat as CEO and René van Schooten as a member of the Board of ManagementProposal to appoint Maria Letizia Mariani as a member of the Board of ManagementThe compan...Read more..
Shuji Focuses Like a Laser at CES on LiFi
The laser lighting company co-founded by the Nobel-winning co-inventor of the blue LED — who believes that illumination’s future is in lasers — now hopes to make inroads in another field that LED developers are also targeting: Li-Fi data communications. ...Read more..
Glamox Strengthens Its Position in the UK by Acquiring Luxonic Lighting
Oslo (Norway) / Hampshire (England), 30 April 2019 - Glamox is pleased to announce that we have entered into an agreement and successfully closed the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Luxonic Group Ltd. (“Luxonic Lighting”) and its subsidiaries. Luxonic Lighting was established in 1...Read more..
Congratulations to our 2018 LIT Design Awards Winners!
We are here today to present our LIT Winners of 2018 - we are a week delayed in bringing this announcement so we'd like to start off by thanking you all for your patience. And now a drum roll please... Our 2018 LIT Design Awards Winning Designs Are: 2018 LIT Lighting Designer of the Year Bike Squ...Read more..
Lia Live Returns to Luxlive, Bigger and Brighter
LuxLive 2018 is just around the corner. Now in its 8th year, the annual lighting event has already seen a 52 per cent increase in registrations this year and is on course to have its biggest attendance ever. It all takes place at ExCeL London on 14th and 15th November. Building on its success fro...Read more..
The Italian exhibition of system integration and home & building automation Milano, 29th October 2018 - One month before its start, ILLUMINOTRONICA, scheduled for November 29-30 and December 1st 2018 at Bologna fairground, presents itself as an international fair focused on the new system int...Read more..
Gooee Gains IoT Data Privacy Certification
Germany’s TÜV Rheinland approves the smart lighting specialist for cloud services, reviewing it for products. With privacy and hacking one of the big concerns among potential Internet of Things lighting users, IoT lighting specialist Gooee said it has received the new data security certificati...Read more..
Global Lighting Projects to Share Spotlight with Top Regional Designs at Light Middle East Awards 2018
Press 12 September 2018 Light Middle East 23-25 September, 2018 Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, UAE For more information, please contact: Gareth Wright, Samah Mousa Dubai, UAE Tel: +971 4 3894 573 Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org Samah.email@example.com ...Read more..
Four out of Five Manufacturers in Industrial Product Supply Sector want continued Regulatory Alignment with the EU after Brexit
An overwhelming majority of UK industrial product manufacturers want continued regulatory alignment with the EU, a new industry survey has revealed. Responding to a survey by the advisory body EURIS and independent experts at The UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO), 83% of industrial product manu...Read more..
McWong Joins Bluetooth 20th Anniversary Event at London Tech Week
SACRAMENTO, Calif. June 7, 2018—McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, will be participating in the Bluetooth® Special Interest Group’s 20th anniversary celebration of the Bluetooth standard. Taking place the morning of June 11, 2018 as part of London Tech Wee...Read more..
McWong Appoints Seasoned Sales Representative for Europe
SACRAMENTO, Calif. March 16, 2018—McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, has appointed Arthur Koopman as its sales representative for western Europe. Koopman brings nearly 20 years of lighting and controls expertise to the appointment, including product managemen...Read more..
NEDAP and OSRAM Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting
Today, Nedap and OSRAM officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with OSRAM DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new stand...Read more..
The LIA and UL Combine Capabilities to Simplify Luminaire Testing and Certification Processes for The UK Lighting Industry
UK’s lighting industry trade body, the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the global safety science organisation UL have announced a new agreement aimed to establish a strong collaboration between the two organisations that will simplify the testing and certification services for UK lighting ...Read more..
Seoul Semiconductor Successfully Invalidates Everlight’s Patent in the United Kingdom
Ansan, South Korea, February 20, 2018 – On February 20, 2018, Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) announced that Seoul has won the patent invalidity litigation action that was filed against Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (“Everlight”) in the United Kingdom. Everlight’s patent,...Read more..
Light & Building is in one Month; EdisonReport will Attend with Film Crew
We are very that EdisonReport has been invited to sponsor and attend Light + Building. The show has provided us with a studio to conduct on-camera interviews on Sunday, 18 MAR. We still have a few interview slots open, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview or stop ...Read more..
KLM UK Engineering Limited takes a big step towards sustainability goals with Nedap light management
Groenlo, February 9th 2018 KLM UK Engineering Limited, a maintenance repair organization of AFIKLM E&M Network in the United Kingdom, has implemented Nedap’s Luxon light management platform, allowing KLM UK Engineering Limited to manage its new hangar lighting online. The use of connec...Read more..
Layoffs cloud outlook for Chinese takeovers in Germany
LUCIBEL introduces LiFi luminaire that enables Internet access through light
As result of a co-development partnership with the Scottish company pureLiFi, Lucibel presents the world's first industrialized LiFi solution on the market LiFi (Light Fidelity) is a communication technology through modulated LED light that enables data exchange between a specific LED lightin...Read more..
Zumtobel’s Shares Plunge After Profit Warning
Jan 25 (Reuters) - Shares in Zumtobel slumped as much as 17 percent in morning trade after the Austrian lighting group’s announcement late on Wednesday of a steep cut to its full-year profit target. Zumtobel shares were the worst performer on Austria’s blue-chip index on Thursday morning afte...Read more..
Jacob Tarn Appointed CEO of LEDVANCE
Garching, Germany – The Supervisory Board of LEDVANCE GmbH (LEDVANCE) has appointed Jacob C. Tarn, Ph.D., a well-known LED Lighting industry veteran, as the new Chairman of the Management Board and new CEO of LEDVANCE. Assuming his position on February 1, 2018, Dr. Tarn will focus on accelerating ...Read more..
Designers campaign to prevent lighting ban that threatens to leave theatres ‘going dark’
Designers including Paule Constable are fighting a proposed ban on traditional theatre lighting, which they claim could result in hundreds of venues “literally going dark”. The European Union is considering banning tungsten halogen lamps in entertainment lighting, due to environmental concern...Read more..
Zumtobel Shares Rise As CEO Offers to Resign
Shares in Austrian lighting group Zumtobel rose as much as 3.5 percent on Monday after Chief Executive Ulrich Schumacher offered to leave following a slump in revenues, profit warning....Read more..
Philips Lighting Trims R&D Unit as Competition Issues Profit Warning
Philips Lighting said on Wednesday that it was laying off 118 of the 350 employees at its Eindhoven R&D laboratory. Philips Lighting, the former lighting subsidiary of the Philips group, was launched on the Amsterdam stock exchange in 2016 when the parent company decided to concentrate on health...Read more..
LED Chip Reads the Chemical Make-up of Food and Medicine
Osram will offer up to partners its embeddable LED chip that turns your phone or blender into a personal spectrometer. Imagine using your phone to scan a batch of tomatoes to find the ripest one. Or maybe you'd buy a scanner that can confirm the chemical components of a Tylenol pill. That's the p...Read more..
MyLiFi by Oledcomm to Debut at CES 2018
Oledcomm is debuting one of the more unusual CES 2018 products today with the launch of MyLiFi. The French company uses light from a smart lamp to beam internet broadband to your laptop. It promises a speed of 23 megabits a second, faster than any Wi-Fi radio connection. MyLiFi is a light-emitti...Read more..
There Are Street Lights Powered By Dog Poo
The Guardian now explains that there’s an equivalent in the UK too. An inventor, tired of finding poop-containing bags hiding in the shrubbery near his home, has engineered his own version of Park Spark. Successfully lighting up both the street and people’s collective imaginations, 10 bags of do...Read more..
Norway’s Auto-Dimming Street Lamps get Brighter Only as Traffic Approaches
Along a highway in Norway LED lights dim to 20 percent when no cars are near As a car passes a radar sensor attached to the lights, lights turn to a 100 percent The five-mile stretch of energy-saving street lights saves 2,100 kWH per week Using LED lights helps reduce CO2 emis...Read more..
How Light Pollution Really Affects Your View of the Night Sky
It might be easy to forget the brilliance of the night sky when brightly lit skylines and cities that ‘never sleep’ have become the norm for so many. But, a stunning new short film now stands as a stark reminder. The 2-minute film follows the Orion constellation across the United States, revea...Read more..
LuxLive Report: LiFi is Real!
Real estate giant to trial Gooee IoT lighting
56,000 new LED street lights arrive in Manchester, with smart city functionality built in
56,000 new LED street lights arrive in Manchester, with smart city functionality built in Manchester's new LED street lights are 60% more energy-efficient and will save over £2 million a year. Plus they'll incorporate a dynamic remote monitoring and control system. The lighting lev...Read more..
amBX uses LUX Live to show control software for connected lighting systems
British technology company amBX is to use this month’s LUX Live exhibition at Excel London to demonstrate lighting control software that meets the technical requirements of intelligent lighting, delivers to energy efficiency expectations and, most importantly, provides a true people-centric ligh...Read more..
Springholm, Scottland Installs Speed Detection Traffic Lights
Work is starting in a south of Scotland village to put innovative speed detection traffic lights in place. The system in Springholm is expected to go live by the end of November. Two sets of traffic lights, linked to speed monitoring devices, will be installed at the entry and exit to the villag...Read more..
Beat Jet Lag with Connected LED Lighting Technology from Philips Lighting
October 25, 2017 Beat jet lag at the SAS Experience Lounge at Oslo's international airport Take off energized or relaxed with connected LED lighting technology from Philips Lighting Eindhoven, the Netherlands - Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is helpin...Read more..
Dutch Philips Looks East Over Brexit Concerns
THE HAGUE: Dutch electronics giant Philips said on Monday (Oct 23) it will increasingly rely on emerging markets as a buffer against the possible negative effects of Brexit, warning of a revenue drop and possible job losses in Britain. "I don't think we've seen a big impact yet (from Brexit)," sa...Read more..
Osram will weave IoT lighting into clothing
Published on:October 18, 2017 By Mark Halper Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine, and Business/Energy/Technology Journalist A cycling jacket that illuminates when you hit the brakes could be coming. First, Osram will stitch LEDs into workwear. Os...Read more..
Philips Lighting Q3 operating profit rises marginally
Philips Lighting, the world’s largest lighting maker, reported a marginal rise in third-quarter core profits on Thursday, meeting analysts’ estimates. Sales fell by 3.5 per cent to €1.75 billion. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITA) were at €176 million, up ...Read more..
Osram Buys Stake in Retail Industry Software Company Osram Buys Stake in Retail Industry Software Company
Published on:October 16, 2017 By Mark Halper Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine, and Business/Energy/Technology Journalist Lighting's march into IT and the IoT continues apace, as Osram picks up a strategic share of a Swiss startup that engages shoppers in brick-and-mortar stores. In its la...Read more..
Never too Late for a Good Show: GILF will be postponed to 30 October – 3 November 2017
Never too Late for a Good Show ZHONGSHAN, China, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to the recent typhoons, the exhibition venue was badly damaged and now it is under maintenance, The 20th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (GILF) will be postponed to 30 October - 3 November 2017, a...Read more..
New LRC Study Evaluates the Blue-Light Hazard From Solid-State Lighting
added by DavisMurphy October 12, 2017 7:27 AM Blue LEDs The introduction of solid-state lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) technology has ignited widespread interest in t...Read more..
LuxLive—More than IoT—Much More!
EdisonReport has been invited to London to cover the LuxLive event held 15 and 16 November, and I can’t recall being more excited about a show. If you want to attend one of the most dynamic lighting shows in the world and see live demonstrations of IoT, as of this writing, you can fly fr...Read more..
LuxLive 2017: 15 – 16 November | Excel, London
The Lighting Industry Academy One Year On – Have You Seen the Light?
[embed width="640" height="360"]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8Wcfi101jQ&feature=youtu.be[/embed] 28th September 2016 saw the Lighting Industry Academy (Academy) open its doors to the industry. Its aim being to work together with the industry to provide a hub of learning for the lighting c...Read more..
A Real Sporting Spectacle: Thorn Lights the Revamped PalaTrento Arena
Thorn Lighting has delivered a comprehensive new lighting system for a multipurpose sports arena in the Italian city of Trento. The new Altis Sport LED floodlights provide the perfect conditions for a range of matches and sporting events, helping the Aquila Basket Trento basketball team and Trenti...Read more..
US Retail Giant Target to Install IoT Lighting
At last the retailer and Acuity will roll out the world's largest lighting-based indoor positioning system, using Bluetooth but not VLC. The world's largest known deployment of lighting-based indoor positioning is finally going full speed ahead, as US retail giant Target plans to roll out a custo...Read more..
Kaj den Daas to Quality Light Source, LLC as CEO
Exclusive: Must credit EdisonReport. EdisonReport can confirm that Kaj den Daas has accepted the position of CEO of Quality Light Source Company, LLC. Kaj recently served as CEO and President of TCP Lighting. Kaj is best known for his 32 years at Philips Lighting, where he retired in 2...Read more..
About that Highbay from China–It has a KILLER Price
EVER received an email offering unbelievable deals on high-performing lighting? We have. And with international safety certifications, long warranties and a stupidly-low price, who could resist a bargain? So, out of curiosity, Lux took up the offer of one email to see just how much of a barga...Read more..
Siemens Sells Its Stake in Osram
Munich, 2017-Oct-04 Today, Siemens has decided to sell its shareholding of 18.155 million ordinary shares in Osram Licht AG representing 17.34 % of Osram Licht AG's issued share capital. The net proceeds from the sale will be used for general corporate purposes. Siemens will retain a small number...Read more..
Primark’s £12 Mickey and Minnie LED Lights Selling for £30 on eBay. Why?
PRIMARK has been dazzling shoppers with its incredible Disney range, and fans have been going wild for an adorable product that is now selling for more than double the price on eBay. The high street chain was selling £12 Minnie and Mickey Mouse lamps earlier this year – and eager shoppers have...Read more..
Philips to Support Your Office’s Connected Lighting from India
Philips Lighting opens Global Customer Remote Operations Center in Bengaluru, India Center ushers in new age of services, supporting Philips Lighting’s connected lighting customers across the globe Bengaluru, India – Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lig...Read more..
Amazon Echo Plus Pre-Orders Include Philips Hue Smart Buld
The Echo Plus will start shipping for less than the price of the original Echo, which launched three years ago: $149 in the US. It’s also available in the UK and Germany. Each box comes with an included Philips Hue smart bulb. The Echo Plus solidifies the Echo not just as a connected speaker or...Read more..
Cree Names Gregg Lowe CEO to Replace Chuck Swoboda
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the appointment of Gregg Lowe as president and chief executive officer and to the board of directors of Cree, effective September 27. Mr. Lowe succeeds Chuck Swoboda, per the transition plan announced in May. Coincident with this c...Read more..
Deadline Extension: Sapphire Award Nominations Due Monday!
LEDs Magazine Sept. 27, 2017 - Remember even with our deadline extension that Sapphire Award nominations are due Monday. Winners will be recognized at our Gala next February and many entrants also receive special coverage in the magazine such as our recent interview with the team behind the Eat...Read more..
Philips Patent Troll Goes Nuclear! ITC Complaint Against 8 Companies
added by RandyReid September 27, 2017 7:30 AM EdisonReport has learned that Philips Lighting North America and Philips Lighting Holding B.V. have filed a complaint against: Feit Electric Company, Inc. Lowe’s Companies, Inc. LG Sourcing, Inc. MSI Lighting, Inc. RAB Lighting, Inc...Read more..
ABB Buys GE’s Industrial Business; an “unloved child.” Includes Components for Lighting Control
ZURICH (Reuters) - Power grids maker ABB is buying General Electric's Industrial Solutions business for $2.6 billion in a bet it can improve the division's lacklustre margins over the next five years, the Swiss engineering company said on Monday. Zurich-based ABB sees potential for annual cost bene...Read more..
Online Retailers May Soon Be Required to Take Duties of “Producer” Under WEEE Directive
On 13 September over 80 delegates from across 12 different countries met to discuss ways to tackle the growing number of online market places that fail to be WEEE compliant with the EEE regulations. This is referred to as freeriding. The introductory speaker Peter Börkey of the OECD presented initi...Read more..
Welcome Back to Chicago; LIGHTFAIR International 2018 Recon Report
Welcome (back) to Chicago! Your humble editor has conducted two reconnaissance trips to the Windy City and the early forecast calls for an excellent LIGHTFAIR. Both trips to McCormick Place were unaccompanied, and completely unauthorized. LIGHTFAIR was last in Chicago 1995, when the ta...Read more..
Recipe for success: Thorn lights three food factories in Croatia
London, September 2017 – A combination of high efficiency and high protection helps ForceLED tick all the right boxes for three new Dobro meat-processing sites in the Slavonia region. Dobro is committed to offering far more than just great-tasting products. As part of the Žito Gro...Read more..
Zumtobel Creates Custom “LED Tubes” for WKK Arena in Augsburg
WWK Arena illuminated with enormous and custom-made Zumtobel light tubes The WWK Arena in Augsburg has finally gotten a new and impressive façade more than eight years after it officially opened. For this plan, Zumtobel developed “light tubes”, a unique luminaire that it deployed t...Read more..
LG, Samsung Invest €25 Million In German OLED Specialist Cynora
LG and Samsung have invested a combined €25 million (about $30 million) in a small German OLED specialist that claims to be solving a big shortcoming in OLED technology by developing an efficient blue emitter. Bruchsal, Germany-based Cynora said it will commercialize the product by the end of t...Read more..
Luceco Buys Competitor Kingfisher Lighting for £9.75 Million
The Mansfield-based lighting firm, Kingfisher Lighting, has been acquired by Telford-basaed LED specialists, Luceco PLC, for the price of £9.75 million. In what may be the perfect deal for retiring chairman of Kingfisher Lighting, John Harding, Luceco has announced the acquisition of the entire is...Read more..
ERCO Illuminates LuxLight Offices in Singapore
A provider of lighting solutions from Singapore has moved to new office spaces. The intelligent lighting concept for the new headquarters is based on four luminaire families from ERCO. Brilliant LED light emphasises the orange of the corporate identity and makes it radiate. Lux is Lat...Read more..
GE is First to Launch Alexa-enabled Light
CLEVELAND, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry's first Amazon Alexa integrated lighting product – C by GE Sol – is now available at Amazon.com and CbyGE.com. Sol, which gets its namesake from the circular shape and illumination of the sun, combines functional illumination, visua...Read more..
Dijon France $126 Million Smart City Plan Centered Around Street Lighting
Published on:September 13, 2017 By Mark Halper Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine, and Business/Energy/Technology Journalist Dijon, famous for zesty mustard, is now spreading something else with vim and vigor: smart city technology. The Burgundy city in eastern France is joining with n...Read more..
LIA Showcases UK Lighting to the Middle East
Light Middle East ( October 17-19 2017) is the region’s dedicated trade show for the lighting design and technology industries and the LIA’s UK Pavilion will be there flying the flag for the UK lighting industry. The Pavilion returns for its fourth year, joining over 370 exhibitors from 3...Read more..
Zumtobel Joins Forces With Central Saint Martins, UAL, in London to Promote Young Lighting Talent
Committed to promote young talents: Zumtobel joins forces with the prestigious Central Saint Martins, UAL, in London What will the new generation of lighting solutions really look like? This is the intriguing yet complex question that 60 students from Central Saint Martins, University of the Ar...Read more..
European Lighting Regulations Could Help Usher in Human-centric Lighting
Published on:March 8, 2017 By Mark Halper Contributing Editor, LEDs Magazine, and Business/Energy/Technology Journalist European regulators may have a play in delivering the Holy Grail of lighting for health and wellbeing. A simple directive or two mandating Internet connections may be all t...Read more..
Philips Lighting and American Tower Corporation Form Alliance to Accelerate Smart City Transformation in The U.S.
September 11, 2017 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Tower Corporation (NYSE: AMT), a global leader in wireless infrastructure and Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), the global leader in lighting, today announced an alliance to accelerate ...Read more..
Philips Rolls Out a Campaign to Educate People on Right Light Through Experiential Learning
Philips has rolled out a TV campaign which aims to highlight the effects of using wrong light on performance of people whether at home or offices. The campaign conceptualised by Ogilvy and Mather Delhi, features Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and aims to educate consumers to use the right light th...Read more..
Lighting Trial Shows How Dazzling the V&A Could Be at Night Time
The chief executive of Dundee City Council has given a sneak peak of how the city’s V&A could look lit up at night time. Local authority boss David Martin tweeted a photograph of the in-development design museum’s massive stone panels illuminated on the banks of the River Tay in the even...Read more..
As Lighting Companies Morph into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — from IT Vendors
Barclays is deploying a sensor-based system for space utilization analysis at banking HQ in London, with no luminaires in the mix. Barclays Plc has deployed a series of heat and motion sensors that help analyze office space usage at investment banking facilities in London. It's the sort of sys...Read more..