Signify Ranks #10 in Patent Submissions for European-Headquartered Companies

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, continued to extend its industry-leading IP portfolio with a record year for submissions in 2022, placing in the top 10 European-headquartered companies, first in the ligh...Read more..

New, Intuitive Tridonic Website with Integrated eShop

Dornbirn - Tridonic is celebrating the relaunch of its website – with improved usability, intuitive navigation and a Product Finder with a high degree of customization. It’s the quick and easy way to find the right lighting component or controller. “Where can it possibly be?” That’s no...Read more..

Sonepar Announces Record 2022 Results

Paris, March 23, 2023 - 2022 will be remembered as the best year in Sonepar’s history. We delivered best-in-class performance in our industry. The Group broke a new record with sales of 32.4 billion euros, +28% compared to 2021, and 18.5% autonomous growth. Sonepar won market share in most of ...Read more..

Fagerhult’s Annual Report 2022 Has Been Announced

The 2022 year-end report for AB Fagerhult has been made available on On 22 February 2023 at 09:30 CET, there will be an investor webcast following the Quarter 4 Report 2022. Those interested can access the webcast and management presentation via a link that will be provi...Read more..

Judging is Now Underway for eFIXX’s 30 Under 30 Awards in Association with Luceco Group

Nominations for this year’s 30 under 30 awards are now closed, with the winners set to be announced on the 31st March.  Established in partnership with headline sponsor Luceco Group, the awards are now in their second year. They aim to recognise up-and-coming talent within the industry an...Read more..

WILA Reflects on Success of 2022 and Looks Ahead to 2023 with Charity Donation

Innovative lighting specialist, WILA Lighting, has unveiled its plans for 2023 after experiencing significant growth over the last 12 months.Throughout 2022, WILA launched numerous products and initiatives, under the leadership of CEO Matt Vogel, who also oversaw the expansion of WILA into the US m...Read more..

Nordic Lights Group Corporation’s annual report for the financial year 2022 has been published

Nordic Lights Group Corporation has published today, 13 March 2023, the annual report for the financial year 2022 in English and Finnish. The annual report in English is available on the company’s website ( and is also availabl...Read more..

Glamox to reduce carbon footprint of LED luminaires

Move to aluminium will eliminate annual emissions of 1,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents on three product lines ...Read more..

How Light Pollution Disrupts Plants’ Senses

One summer night in 2014, a group of biologists and ecologists staked out several streetlamp-lit suburban areas just outside Wallingford in the UK. While their nighttime presence may have prompted some concern of potential thievery among the locals, they were actually there to observe nocturnal mot...Read more..

Dutch family office BOELS & Partner takes over the business operations of lighting specialist BÄRO

LEICHLINGEN, Germany, March 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As of 01.03.2023, the Dutch family office BOELS & Partners has taken over the business operations 'Retail Lighting' of the insolvent BÄRO GmbH & Co KG (BÄRO). From left to right: Oliver Steelant (Sales Manager BeLux), E...Read more..

Infineon to Acquire GaN Systems, Strengthening its GaN Portfolio and Further Reinforcing its Global Leadership in Power Systems

Munich, Germany, and Ottawa, Canada – 02 March, 2023 – Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and GaN Systems Inc. (“GaN Systems”) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which Infineon will acquire GaN Systems for US$830 million. GaN Sys...Read more..

ams OSRAM Completes the Transaction to Sell Clay Paky Entertainment Lighting Business to ARRI AG

ams OSRAM announces the finalization of the Clay Paky disposal to ARRI AG This closing represents a planned and communicated disposal following the acquisition of OSRAM ams OSRAM will continue to focus on the high technology semiconductor business and its automotive & specialty lamps bus...Read more..

Ynys Enlli named first International Dark Sky Sanctuary in Wales, United Kingdom

YNYS ENLLI, Wales, UK – Ynys Enlli (Bardsey Island), north Wales, has received International Dark Sky Sanctuary (IDSS) certification from the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA). This certification makes Enlli the first site in Europe to achieve certification under this catego...Read more..

Cibse Plans Lighting Version of TM65

A special lighting version of Cibse’s Technical Memorandum 65 is being planned, it has been revealed. The lighting edition of TM65 – a widely-accepted metric for measuring embodied carbon – is currently in draft stage and is undergoing peer review before it is released later this year...Read more..

Heliospectra’s Board Appoints Bonny Heeren as permanent CEO and interim CFO

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Heliospectra AB's (publ) board is happy to announce that they have appointed Bonny Heeren as permanent CEO. Bonny was appointed interim CEO on January 1st, 2022. Following a transitional year for Heliospectra, on both a...Read more..

Methode Electronics Announces a Cash Offer to Acquire Nordic Lights Group Corporation

CHICAGO, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a leading global supplier of custom-engineered solutions for user interface, LED lighting system and power distribution applications, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which it...Read more..

Signify on Track to Double its Positive Impact on the Environment and Society as Part of its Brighter Lives, Better World 2025 Sustainability Program

On course to deliver against ambitious goal of doubling pace of Paris Agreement’s 1.5ᵒ scenario Generated 29% Circular revenues and 27% Brighter lives revenues Increased the percentage of women in leadership to 28% Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world l...Read more..

One Portsoken Street, London, Transformed Into Grade A Office Space with Sustainable Lighting Solutions

Alfred Equities led the regeneration of One Portsoken Street. Known as a forward-thinking developer, the firm recognised the huge potential of the space. To deliver the refurbishment of the site, which at 230,000 sq ft of space was the largest design and build project in the UK, Alfred Equities app...Read more..

Moving Forward After the Ban on Fluorescent Lamps

Andy Davies, Mackwell’s Commercial Director, discusses the opportunities that the ban on fluorescent lights will open up for the emergency lighting sector. After several years of delays, 2023 will see the phasing out of fluorescent lights with their removal from sale in the UK and Europe. This...Read more..

Workshops Reveal How to Make a Circular Luminaire

A series of workshops on how to make a light fitting for the circular economy has been announced by Recolight. The educational events explore the design criteria, regulations and standards to help lighting manufacturers apply and demonstrate circular economy principles in product development. ...Read more..

Light + Building 2024: Be Electrified

Frankfurt 16 Feb 2023. For the building sector, the target is set by the EU climate protection package by 2050: it is climate neutrality. The milestones on the way there include the expansion of renewable energies, the increase in efficient energy use and the expansion of electromobility. The basis...Read more..

City of London Consults Developers on Light Pollution Strategy

The City of London Corporation is looking to implement requirements that restrict how buildings are lit in the Square Mile. The draft Lighting Supplementary Planning Document will outline requirements for future planning applications in the Square Mile and provide guidance on lighting existing b...Read more..

EP Committee Recognises the Role of Lighting in Making Buildings Energy Efficient & Comfortable

Brussels, 9 February 2023Press releaseLightingEurope welcomes the text adopted today by the European Parliament’s Industry Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).It mandates the use of automatic lighting controls in non-residen...Read more..

ams OSRAM Q4 Results of €1.177M and EBIT of 7.3% Meet Plan, 2023 Targets Trending Lower

ams OSRAM delivers overall solid full year and fourth quarter results in line with fourth quarter guidance and reflecting difficult market environment; sees muted demand situation in key markets in first quarterFourth quarter revenues of EUR 1,177 million and adj. EBIT margin of 7.3% show results f...Read more..

Sonepar Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Targets Approved by the SBTi

Paris, February 7, 2023 – Sonepar is pleased to announce that its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The Group’s targets for scopes 1 and 2 are in line with the SBTi 1.5°C trajectory, adopted by the Paris Agreeme...Read more..

Announcing The Remanufacturing Lighting Conference

Clients, both corporate and public sector, are warming to the concept of reconditioned lights to achieve both sustainability goals and cost savings. And now tenders are beginning to emerge which specify that reconditioning and reuse of luminaires is an option in a project. This unique conference wi...Read more..

Signify Brings 5G Through Smart Street Lighting to Germany

Signify brings wireless broadband connectivity through smart street lighting to Eichenzell, Germany  German municipality of Eichenzell installs BrightSites by Signify to support its smart city vision  Cost-effective and sustainable solution creates super-fast communication through ...Read more..

Alexander Everke hands over ams OSRAM CEO position to Aldo Kamper

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (30 January 2023) -- ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces that Alexander Everke will step down as CEO of ams OSRAM after seven successful years at the helm of the company. He will be succeeded by Aldo Kamper whom the Supervi...Read more..

Esta generación dejará de ver las estrellas: la contaminación lumínica crece un 10% al año

El brillo nocturno provocado por las luces humanas no deja de aumentar y solo los astros más brillantes pueden verse ya en las ciudades ...Read more..

Leadership Promotion at Pharos Architectural Controls

Lighting controls specialist Pharos Architectural Controls has started 2023 with a high-profile promotion, following the appointment of new Chief Executive Officer, Simon Hicks.  Bas Hoksbergen has been promoted to Commercial Director, a role that sits within the company’s leadership team...Read more..

LED iBond International A/S Grant of Warrants

The Board of Directors in LED iBond International A/S has today exercised its authority to issue 30,000 warrants to the management and employees in LED iBond A/S. The warrants are issued in accordance with section 3.3 of the articles of association. The program incentivises the managem...Read more..

Zhaga Book 7 Available as IEC Standard

Piscataway, NJ, USA – 19 January 2023 The Zhaga Book 7 on linear and square LED modules has been published as IEC standard 63356-2. It is the first Zhaga industry specification that is available as IEC standard. Further Zhaga Books, such as 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20 have already been transferred t...Read more..

eFIXX 30 under 30 awards in association with Luceco Group, will soon be closing for nominations

eFIXX’s 30 under 30 awards is set to close for nominations on 31st January. In partnership with headline sponsor Luceco Group, these awards recognise up-and-coming talent within the industry and showcase the next generation of electrical contractors. This is the second year the awards have been r...Read more..

UK Government Aims to Introduce Legislation Increasing Energy Efficiency in Lighting

Recently, the UK government announced that it plans to introduce new legislation to raise the minimum efficiency needed by lights, thereby reducing the UK’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions. What energy challenges has the UK faced, what would the new proposal do, and are such proposals helpfu...Read more..

Enlighten Europe 2023 | Berlin, Germany

Returning to the European stage for the first time since 2018, the Enlighten Europe conferences are bringing back the camaraderie and professional advancement of two days spent in the company of lighting design professionals from around the world. Educational sessions, deep-dive talks with pee...Read more..

Dialight plc – Directorate Changes

Dialight announced in December 2022 that Karen Oliver had decided to step down as Chair and that David Thomas would assume the role of Chair with effect from 31 December 2022, on an interim basis.  The following changes to Board roles have been agreed with effect from 12 January 2023: Gae...Read more..

Zhaga: New Standards Are ‘Key to Circularity’

The Zhaga Consortium of lighting brands is promising that its new standards for 2023 will be ‘key ingredients’ in circular lighting as they will allow LED modules to be easily replaced. The organisation – which standardises modules, connectors and protocols in the lighting industry to simp...Read more..

Signify Provides Updated 2022 Guidance, Sales Down 8.8% for Q4

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, provides an update on its Q4 2022 results and performance for the full year 2022, based on preliminary and unaudited figures. During the fourth quarter, Signify experienced a stronger than anticipated de...Read more..

Government Proposes Stringent Minimum Efficiency Standards for Lighting

The government has proposed increasing minimum efficiency standards for lighting in a bid to cut energy use and save money for households across Great Britain. The proposals would introduce performance standards that are higher than regulations currently in place in either the US or EU. Switchin...Read more..

Change in the Board of Directors – LED iBond International

Board member Frederik Bruhn-Petersen has decided to step down from the board of directors of LED iBond International A/S due to his decision to enjoy a long world tour with his wife. The lengthy tour of many months in remote areas does not allow him to fulfill his duties as board member and he w...Read more..

Sonepar Acquires a Majority Share in Alliantz

Sonepar France is pleased to announce that it has acquired a majority stake in Alliantz, a privately-owned distributor of photovoltaics and energy efficiency solutions. Alliantz is a leading player in the French photovoltaic market and is known for its high level of technical expertise dedicated...Read more..

The Lighting in Your Children’s Kindergartens May be Harming Their Sight

A study linked lighting intensity in kindergartens to the development of eye problems. How can you know if your child's kindergarten is too dark? When the pediatric optometry specialist and senior doctor at Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Dr. Yuval Cohen, first sent his son to kindergarten, he...Read more..

France sees historic drop in electricity consumption from public lighting

French electricity consumption from public lighting decreased by a historic 20 per cent between midnight and 4:00am compared to last year as the country faces concerns about possible power outages due to problems with its nuclear fleet. The drop was recorded in the first half of December for pub...Read more..

Pursuing Europe-wide Action on Light Pollution

Europe is the most light-polluted continent, but a bold initiative from the Czech Republic seeks to reverse that. To support a proposal for EU-wide action on light pollution from the Czech Republic, IDA has developed a European policy brief and recommended actions document. Over the past ye...Read more..

Henri Coisne, Founder Sonepar, Rest in Peace

It is with great sadness and emotion that Sonepar announces the passing of our founder and Honorary Chairman, Henri Coisne, during the night of December 15- 16 2022 at the age of 99. He was surrounded by his family and will now be reunited with his wife, Malou. ...Read more..

EU Commission Adopts Regulation to Ban All Fluorescent Lighting by September 2023

The European Commission has now adopted 12 regulations under the RoHS Directive effectively banning fluorescent lighting for sale in the EU by September 2023. On a cumulative basis between 2023 and 2035, the much-delayed decision to phase-out these mercury-containing lamps will save approximately ...Read more..

ams OSRAM Signs Agreement To Sell Its Entertainment Lighting Business Clay Paky to ARRI AG

ams OSRAM announces the planned divestment of Clay Paky The business will become part of ARRI, a global player within the motion picture and broadcast industry With this agreement, ams OSRAM implements the last of the divestments which the company had communicated to pursue following the acq...Read more..

Energy Crisis Guidance and Support Launched for Road and Street Lighting Industry

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has launched support for members in need of strategies to tackle the energy crisis. As the impact of the energy crisis starts to affect spending on energy for road and street lighting, Local Authorities are facing difficult choices and starting to quest...Read more..

Cognex Acquires German Lighting Technology Provider SAC

SAC Provides Advanced Lighting Technology to Leading European Automotive Suppliers Lighting Solution Will Expand Capabilities to Identify the Most Challenging Defects, Accelerating Cognex’s Growth Trajectory with EV Battery Manufacturers NATICK, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cognex Corporation (N...Read more..

ABB India: Releases 10-Point Action Plan To Help Industries Adapt and Enhance Energy Efficiency

Independent report highlights 10 actions to help industrial users improve their energy efficiency, and reduce emissions right nowImproving energy efficiency will reduce energy bills and emissions substantially in the short- to mid-term, without compromising productivityIndustry is the world's large...Read more..

designing lighting (dl) Launches designing lighting global (dlg) Magazine

Ray Molony serves as editor of the new digital magazine, the latest addition to the EdisonReport family. November 21, 2022, London— There is a new magazine/resource for and about The Business of Global Lighting Design™. Launching early 2023, designing lighting global (...Read more..

Vode Lighting Allows Attendees To Take Parts of Their Booth Home

IN WHAT’S believed to be an industry first, an exhibitor at a lighting industry trade show is asking visitors if they’d like to take parts ...Read more..

RIBA Invites Members To Submit Projects on Circular Economy Design Principles

RIBA invites members to submit projects exemplifying the advancement of circular economy design principles to be displayed at 66 Portland Place, London from early 2023. Complementing the recent launch of RIBA’s new exhibition Long Life, Low Energy: Designing for the circular economy, up to 12 win...Read more..

ams OSRAM Unveils Global Partner Network

Global Partner Network broadens customers’ access to low- or high-level design support Network offers customers turnkey solutions based on ams OSRAM technology Partners benefit from direct expert-to-expert interaction, training materials and tools ams OSRAM launches new website sec...Read more..

Circular Lighting Report: Scientists Working on Bio Plastics for Lenses

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Luceco Group Supports ECA’s Leading the Charge Digital Series

Leading designer and manufacturer of LED lighting and electrical solutions, Luceco Group, is proud to announce its collaboration with the Electrical Contractors Association’s (ECA) Leading the Charge digital series.  Leading the Charge is a collection of films, podcasts, and articles, exp...Read more..

CIE Publishes Report on the Effects of Light Exposure

This Technical Report is prepared by ISO/TC 274, Light and lighting in cooperation with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). The content of this document represents the state of the art at the date of publication and it is not necessarily complete. At present ipRGC-influenced r...Read more..

Ingo Bank, CFO of ams OSRAM, To Step Down

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (7 October 2022) – Ingo Bank, Chief Financial Officer of ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), has informed the Supervisory Board that for personal reasons he does not plan to extend his contract as member of the Management Board beyond April 2023. Superviso...Read more..

Introducing Expert – Pharos Reveals New Range at Light + Building

An easy to specify, easy to use solution for dynamic architectural lighting control Pharos Architectural Controls has unveiled Expert; a new lighting control solution at this year’s Light + Building exhibition. Expert is an all new, innovative and straightforward control solution centre...Read more..

LiGHT Announces Headline Speakers for 2022 Show

LiGHT 22, the UK’s only dedicated high-end lighting specification event, is delighted to announce Michael Anastassiades, Sally Storey, Mark Major, and Nick Hoggett as headline speakers.In collaboration with lighting control specialist Lutron, [d]arc thoughts returns for two-days of insi...Read more..

More Than 1,500 Exhibitors Show Solutions for Sustainable Lighting at Light + Building

Limited energy, its origin and ambitious climate targets - buildings are a key element on the way to more efficiency and fewer emissions. Intelligent lighting and building services technology plays a decisive role in achieving the aims and is in demand as never before. Sustainable lighting solution...Read more..

Lighting Designer Pens Open Letter to New Culture Secretary

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F.W. Thorpe Acquires 80% Stake in SchahlLED Lighting

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‘A Missed Opportunity’ – RIBA Responds to the Government’s Growth Plan 2022

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has responded to the Government’s Growth Plan 2022.  RIBA President, Simon Allford, said:    “With a looming recession and worsening energy and climate crises – today was a pivotal opportunity for the new Gove...Read more..

Lights Go Out Early at the Louvre in Bid To Slash High Energy Costs

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CSMO Erol Kirilmaz Leaves LEDVANCE As of January 1, 2023

Garching, Germany – Erol Kirilmaz will leave LEDVANCE at his own request as of January 1, 2023. He will hand over the areas of sales and marketing to Bart Mei, who currently successfully leads LEDVANCE’s North American business as “Managing Director US & Canada.” Erol Kirilmaz spent ...Read more..

Signify Proposes To Appoint Harshavardhan Chitale to Board of Management

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announces that it proposes to expand its Board of Management with the appointment of Signify’s Digital Solutions division leader, Harshavardhan (Harsh) Chitale. “Harsh has a...Read more..

Casambi Appoints Edmund Hui As New General Manager for APAC

Global smart lighting control company, Casambi announced today the appointment of Edmund Hui as the new General Manager for APAC. As Casambi inaugurates this month its new Singapore office signaling the official opening of business in this region, the company has formally announced the appointmen...Read more..

Environmental Risks From Artificial Nighttime Lighting Widespread and Increasing Across Europe

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Phase-Out of General Lighting Mercury Lamps Less Than 1 Year Away

Brussels, 06 September 2022 – We are now less than 1 year away from the restriction of several widely-used mercury-containing lamps in the EU. The 2019 EU eco-design rules for light sources and separate control gears and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022 will impact the ...Read more..

OLEDcomm Names Co-CEO

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Eiffel Tower Lights to Turn Off Earlier to Lower Power Use

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Recolight: Signify Wants Standardization in the Industry

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Brussels Considers Turning Off Lights on Highways and in Cities

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Germany Approves Rules To Turn Down Heating, Lights This Winter

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Heating and Lighting Empty Whitehall Offices During COVID Pandemic Cost £12million, Figures Reveal

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European Retailers Turn Off Lights, Cut Opening Hours To Save Energy

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Vienna Dims Street Lighting As Energy Prices Soar

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Official Linux Kernel Release Includes LiFi Powered by pureLiFi

Linux Kernel Upgrade release 5.19 includes pureLiFi’s LiFi drivers. This is the first time a LiFi driver has been included in a major operating system upgrade. EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, August 4, 2022 / — The latest Linux Kernel Upgrade release 5.19 includes ...Read more..

LiFi Professor Aims at Terahertz Signaling for 6G

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Germany Leads Effort to Shift Energy Dependency Away from Russia

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EU Court Confirms EU Commission: Signify’s “Enabled” Patent Programe Is Not Contrary to EU Competition Law

The EU General Court today (July 13) rejected a claim that the EU commission was wrong, when the EU Commission last year concluded that Signify’s “Enabled” programe is not in contravention of EU competition law. As far as we understand, the decision may be appealed and as the decision...Read more..

pureLiFi Receives a £10 Million Investment From Scottish National Investment Bank

The Edinburgh based firm uses light to transmit data rather than conventional radio frequency systems such as WiFi and 5G. By harnessing the light spectrum LiFi is able to provide more reliable wireless communications with unparalleled security. The investment aligns with the Bank’s mission to in...Read more..

Design Plus Award Powered by Light + Building: Winners Impress With Sustainability and Flexibility

Frankfurt am Main, 28 June 2022. Times of change are drivers for creative ideas and innovative solutions. The winners of the Design Plus Award powered by Light + Building stood out in the competition for their sustainability, flexibility and high- quality design. The award ceremony will take place ...Read more..

Inventronics to Acquire ams Osram Digital Systems Eurasia Business

Inventronics, a global leader in reliable and innovative LED driver products, announced today the agreement to acquire the Digital Systems business in Europe and Asia from ams Osram, a global leader in optical solutions. The acquisition represents another step in implementing Inventronics’ core s...Read more..

Join Women in Lighting for the 2022 WIL Awards Presentation

Tomorrow, Women in Lighting will reveal the winners of the 2022 Women in Lighting Awards. The judging panel have completed the near impossible task of considering who to honor with a Women In Lighting Award. All of the nominees’ achievements and contributions to the world of lighting are amazing ...Read more..

Decorative Lighting Company Foscarini Acquires Ingo Maurer

Foscarini strengthens its distinctive role in the decorative lighting design sector on a global level through the acquisition of Ingo Maurer with the objective of valorising the uniqueness of the German brand’s aesthetic language and guaranteeing its future development consistent with its prestig...Read more..

Light + Building Autumn Edition: Prospects for the Future

Frankfurt am Main, 30 05 2022. New impulses, personal exchange and innovative solutions: The yearning for the industry meeting place for lighting and building technology services is great, and the date of the Light + Building Autumn Edition is approaching. From 2 to 6 October 2022, the time has fin...Read more..

Signify and Intelligent Waves Enter Into Strategic Collaboration To Deliver Mission-Critical LiFi Connectivity

LiFi offers additional layer of data security and reliable communications infrastructure for defense personnel in challenging, high-risk operational locations Bridgewater, NJ – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has entered into a strategic technology collaborat...Read more..

Hungarian Lighting Company Tungsram Files for Bankruptcy Protection

Tungsram has sent a statement to the news portal Index to inform the public that the company has filed for bankruptcy protection. The company on Wednesday informed employees, trade unions, works councils and banks of this compulsory measure, as required by law. As we reported earlier, 1,600 emplo...Read more..

Signify Successfully Completes Acquisition of Fluence

Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has completed the acquisition of Fluence from ams OSRAM (SIX:AMS). The transaction strengthens our global Agriculture lighting growth platform and extends our position in the attractive N...Read more..

Dialight Full Year 2021 Results: A Return to Profitability, After 2 Years of Losses

by Shirley Coyle Dialight plc recently released Full Year 2021 Results (year ending 31 December 2022) in their 2021 Annual Report.  As a UK company, quarterly reporting is not required – only half year and full year reporting (same for companies in the EU and Australia).  Dialight announced...Read more..

LightingEurope Calls for UV-C To Be Used as a Complementary Technology

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Reggiani Lighting USA Files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

The mysterious path of Reggiani Lighting in 2022 seems to be coming to an unfortunate end. On April 6, 2022, Reggiani Lighting USA, Inc filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. Chapter 7 calls for a total liquidation of assets as op...Read more..

Smart Lighting for the Warehouse of the Future

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Sri Lanka To Turn Off Street Lights in Deepening Economic Crisis

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UK Research: Street Lighting Increases Theft From Cars, Rather Than Deterring Opportunists

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Signify Completes Share Repurchase Program To Cover Performance Share Plans

Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has completed its previously announced share repurchase program. The company repurchased a total of 850,000 shares for a total consideration of EUR 35.5 million from Febr...Read more..

Dar Lighting Fined After Ignoring Warnings on Restricting Discounts

The lighting supplier failed to take sufficient action after 2 written warnings from the CMA relating to allegations of illegal price fixing, known as resale price maintenanceDar still restricted the discounts certain retailers could offer customers online In its second investigation into the li...Read more..

LEDs Magazine: amsOsram Raises Money for Ukrainian Refugees

Ams Osram has launched a Ukrainian fundraising effort focused on providing relief to refugees of the Russian invasion. The Austrian LED and sensor maker is ...Read more..

Signify Purchases More Shares

Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has repurchased 235,623 shares in the period March 7 to March 11, 2022. The shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 38.81 ...Read more..

Signify Repurchases 226,520 Shares

Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has repurchased 226,520 shares in the period February 28 to March 4, 2022. The shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 43.10 per sha...Read more..

Signify to Repurchase 850,000 Shares to Cover Performance Share Plans

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the start of a program to repurchase up to 850,000 of its own shares. Signify will use the shares to cover obligations arising from its long-term incentive performance sh...Read more..

ILP Presents “Dark Skies or Safer Streets?” What’s the Approach in the U.K?

by Tom Butters The Institution for Lighting Professionals (ILP) Ireland presented a webinar this morning entitled “Dark Skies or Safer Streets. Are We Taking a Holistic Approach?”. So, I took the opportunity to sit in on the 06:00 EST webinar to see how they were addressing these seemingly c...Read more..

LIA ICEL Council Welcomes New Chair and Council Members

With David Wright’s (Emergency Lighting Products Limited) retirement at the end of 2021, Alan Daniels of P4 Limited was elected as ICEL Council’s new Chair and we also welcomed four new Council members for 2022. ICEL is the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting, as a division of the Ligh...Read more..

Uruguay to Build Large Smart Street Lighting Project

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Signify Reports Full Year Earnings

Signify reports full-year sales of EUR 6.9 billion, operational profitability of 11.6% and a free cash flow of EUR 614 million Fourth quarter 20211 Sales of EUR 2,008 million; comparable sales growth of 4.5%Order book increase of 67% in Q4 21 vs. Q4 20Adj. EBITA margin of 13.2% (Q4 20: 13.4%)...Read more..

Trulifi by Signify Provides Belgian Schools With Fast, Secure and Reliable Internet Connectivity via LiFi

Trulifi by Signify provides Belgian schools with fast, secureand reliable Internet connectivityvia LiFi LiFi technology helps Belgian schools to accelerate the digitalization in educationProvides students and staff with fast and reliable access to the latest online tools in a highly secure wayBe...Read more..

Siklu and Signify Announce Agreement to Integrate Gigabit-Speed Wireless Connectivity into Lighting Infrastructure

The two companies have agreed to cooperate in innovation, development, and commercialization of pervasive multi-gigabit wireless connectivity for digital cities PETACH TIKVA, Israel and EINDHOVEN, Netherlands , Jan. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Siklu, a global leader in...Read more..

Intelligent Street Lighting Illuminates the Way to Digital Roads for National Highways

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Glasgow Airport Commits To Sustainable Airfield Lighting Project

A project is underway to swap out the LED floodlights illuminating Glasgow Airport’s (GLA) airfield with a more sustainable model that is 25 per cent more energy efficient. As part of the airport’s continued commitment to sustainability and the circular economy, around 75 per cent of the com...Read more..

Kyocera SLD Laser Announces The Demonstration Of The World’s Fastest LiFi System

KYOCERA SLD Laser, Inc. (KSLD), a world leader in commercialization of laser light sources, has announced the achievement of the world’s fastest LiFi system that delivers greater than 90 gigabit per second (90 Gbps), 100 times faster data rate than 5G. The company demonstrated its award winning D...Read more..

Signify To Acquire Fluence To Strengthen Agriculture Lighting Growth Platform

Adds Fluence’s complementary technology and market segments to Signify’s existing horticultural lighting operationsProvides Signify with access to Fluence’s strong multi-channel go-to-market approach in attractive North American horticultural lighting marketFluence to operate as an entity wit...Read more..

Professor Harald Haas of pureLiFi Is Recognised for LiFi Excellenceo

Gobally recognised “Father of LiFi”, co-founder and CSO of pureLiFi has been celebrated for his research and scientific leadership in LiFi as 2021 closes EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, December 15, 2021 / — The globally recognised “Father of LiFi”, co-founder and...Read more..

US Army To Expand Deployment of LiFi As pureLiFi Is Awarded Another Big Deal

8th December Edinburgh, UK – Global leader in LiFi technology, pureLiFi has secured another multi-million-dollar deal to supply the US Army with thousands of additional units ...Read more..

Dialight Environmental Social Governance 2021 Report

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Is Light + Building at Risk?

The second sentence on the L+B home page states in bold font, “This means we will definitely hold Light + Building 2022.”   Your humble editor is not so sure. A few stories that cause concern: Spiegel newspaper: The German army is preparing to mobilise 12,000 soldiers by Chr...Read more..

Focus on Connected Security at Light + Building 2022

Frankfurt am Main, November 16, 2021. Security is a need whose importance in society is continuously increasing. Whether digital threats, extreme weather conditions or health risks – one crisis is followed by another. Accordingly, the demand for security technology equipment and systems for homes...Read more..

Environmental Lighting Designer — Hoare Lea

What You’ll Be Doing:We are looking to recruit an Environmental Lighting Designer. Ideally the successful candidate will have relevant environmental lighting design experience (light pollution/impact assessments) and be used to working within a lighting design team on a variety of projects. Th...Read more..

Assistant Lighting Designer — One Eighty Light

At One Eighty Light, we are passionate about helping to create beautiful spaces with light. Not just functional light, but light that invigorates, lifts the spirits, and touches peoples’ lives every day. Drawing on the talents of some of the world’s leading designers, the brands we present are ...Read more..

Signify Lands Saudi-based Corporate Jet LiFi Deal

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Signify in Industry’s Top 1% in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment

We are in the top 1% in our industry in the S&P Global Corporate Sustainability Assessment (Score date: November 12, 2021)We are part of the DJSI World Index for the fifth consecutive yearWe obtained full scores (100/100) in 56 categories including Climate&nbs...Read more..

Lighting by Design: A Gallery of Illumination and Inspiration

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Lighting Industry Starts Progress Towards a Circular Economy

The series of Recolight Circular Economy webinars has been attended by over 1,000 individuals over the last two years, with attendees from right across the industry. Participants have shown a great deal of enthusiasm and many practical issues and suggestions have been raised. Commenting on t...Read more..

Ushio Launches Website for Epitex Short-Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) LEDs

Oude Meer, the Netherlands (November 2021) — The Ushio Group (Head Office: Tokyo; President and CEO: Koji Naito; subsequently referred to as “Ushio”) has launched a new international website for the sale of Epitex short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) LEDs. Following a prolonged spike in single- a...Read more..

amsOSRAM Launched UVC LED Product

UV-C LEDs such as the Oslon UV 3636 from ams OSRAM inactivate up to 99.99 percent of viruses at a dose of 3,6 mJ/cm2Even at very low intensities SARS-CoV-2 virus can be inactivated effectively which allows more efficient system designs for e.g. air disinfection systemsThe UV-C radiation damages the...Read more..

Lighting Industry To ‘Cut Through Greenwash and Make a Genuine Impact on Sustainability Issues’ at ILP Event

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has announced their first major in person event in recent times. The professional membership body invites the whole industry to participate in a Sustainability CPD afternoon tying in with the ‘Light Back Better’ mantra, encouraging innovation in the pur...Read more..

Light + Building: Breaking New Ground

Frankfurt am Main, October 26, 2021. “Breaking new ground” – this is the motto for the reunion at Light + Building from 13 to 18 March 2022. The new concept is in place and preparations are in full swing. In future, face-to-face meetings on the exhibition grounds will be possible, but also di...Read more..

Luceco Acquires DW Windsor Group

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New Recolight Initiatives To Avoid Unnecessary Recycling in Lighting

Recolight have announced two new initiatives to support and encourage re-use in the lighting sector.  The objective of the services is to provide practical help for Recolight producer members to more fully embrace the circular economy. Announcing the a service to make used luminaires availa...Read more..

Digital Sun Protection – ams Osram Launches Industry-First, Ultra-Small Ambient Light Sensor

News Facts: Compact TSL2585 ambient light sensor (ALS) is the first product of its kind to support UV-A radiation detectionUV-A rays penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and can have significant health consequencesThanks to the UV-A detection of the new ALS, users can be warned of excessive U...Read more..

Designplan Lighting, Inc. Partners With corporate friends®

High Quality Lighting Solutions for Exhibitions and Display Case Applications Designplan Lighting, Inc is pleased to introduce our newest European partnership with corporate friends® of Germany, a leader in complex LED lighting systems for museums, architects and light planners, especia...Read more..

Women in Lighting for Gender Equality Releases Results of Survey

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SATCO Receives Favorable Decision on IPR filed Against Seoul Patent Assertion

NEW YORK (Sept. 13, 2021) – Satco Products, Inc., a leading supplier of lighting products for the commercial, residential, and industrial markets, today announced that it has received a favorable decision from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Appeal Board (PTAB), invalidating all claims of a patent ...Read more..

Signify Introduces Philips A-Lamp With Up to a 50-Year Life

Good for planet and purse: Signify introducesPhilips LED’s first most energy–efficient A-classbulbs New Philips LED A-class bulbs consume 60% less energy compared to standard Philips LED bulbs and have a longer lifespanProvides consumers...Read more..

The Impact of Light: Interview with Dr Jürgen Waldorf

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NICHIA and Zumtobel Partnership Delivers Sophisticated Human-Centric Lighting Solutions

Tokushima, Japan – 17 August 2021: NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces a joint-product development collaboration with Zumtobel, a leading international supplier of holistic lighting solutions, to provide LED lighti...Read more..

French Company Faurecia to Buy 60% of Auto Light Maker Hella

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Fluence by OSRAM: Tomato Yields Increase 13% with Broad Spectrum Lighting

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Global Phase-Out of Fluorescents Presents Opportunity to Rapidly Accelerate the Adoption of LED Lighting

Author: Nyamolo Abagi, CLiC Until a decade ago, fluorescent lights were viewed as the energy-efficient alternative to less-efficient incandescent and halogen lights. Fluorescent lighting however contains mercury, a known neurotoxin that is extremely hazardous to people and the environment. Mercu...Read more..

ams OSRAM Reports Q2 Performance: Results Above Guidance with Robust Cash Flow

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Signify Foundation Supports Social and Economic Development in Underprivileged Areas through Light

Signify Foundation, City Hall of São Paulo and the Union of Residents support more than 25,000 people in the Paraisópolis favela through LED lighting Transforms previously poorly lit spaces so residents can make their daily commute to work, school or lei...Read more..

Signify Reports Second Quarter Sales of € 1.6 Billion, Operational Profitability of 10.9%

Signify’s installed base of connected light points increased from 83 million in Q1 21 to 862 million in Q2 21Sales of EUR 1,609 million; 9.6% nominal sales growth and CSG of 14.1%LED-based sales represented 82% of total sales (Q2 2020: 80%)Adj. EBITA margin improved by 190 bps to 10.9%Net in...Read more..

Osram Launches Quantum Dot Phosphors, for General Lighting Applications

Osconiq E 2835 CRI 90 (QD) expands ams OSRAM’s portfolio of lighting solutions that provide very high quality in a new mid-power LED.In-house Quantum Dot technology ensures outstanding efficiency values of over 200 lm/W, even at high color rendering indices (CRI).World’s first Quantum Dot LED i...Read more..

New French Association Launches

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Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes It Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations

San Jose, CA – July 21, 2021 – Lumileds has introduced a first-of-its-kind web-based tool – the EU Ecodesign Tool – that provides detailed LED performance data lighting manufacturers need in order to comply with the European Union’s Ecodesign Directive. LUXEON LED user...Read more..

The Argument for Switching Off Lights at Night

The light pollution produced by street lamps, advertising boards, flood lights and our homes is so bad that 80% of the world's population lives in the haze of a perpetual glow in the hours of darkness. ...Read more..

The Traffic Light Gets a Dazzling, 21st Century Makeover

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BAI Communications and Signify Form Partnership to Revolutionise Lighting Infrastructure

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‘Fit for 55.’ EU Launches Plan for 55% Reduction in Green House Gas Emissions by 2030

Today, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. Achieving these emission reductions in the next decade is ...Read more..

Light + Building Digital Extension: The New Digital Features of Light + Building 2022

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Signify Now Has 1300 Licensees in EnabLED Program

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UV-C Helps Dutch Theaters to Reopen with Peace of Mind

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ams OSRAM Announces the Close of the Sale of the North America Digital Systems to Acuity Brands

Munich, Germany and Premstaetten, Austria (1 July 2021) — ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces the close of the sale of the North America-based Digital Systems business (DS) in the USA, Canada and Mexico to long-time customer and partner Acuity Brands. DS primaril...Read more..

Signify Acquires Telensa

Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces today that itacquired Telensa Holdings Ltd, a UK-based expert in wireless monitoring and control systems for smart cities. With Telensa, Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant sol...Read more..

Helping the EU on Its Race to Zero Emissions

Here’s how switching to LED lighting can help the EU in its race to zero emissions, save its citizens money and create jobs The EU aims to achieve carbon neutrality for its 27 member states by 2050Upgrading the EU’s 2.3 billion conventional luminaires to LED will reduce CO2 emissions by...Read more..

Goodbye Gooee

Lux Live hired your humble editor to create videos from 2017 annual show in London’s Earl Court.  LuxLive was the premier lighting tradeshow in the UK and Gooee seemed to be a premier IoT business, partnering with companies from Osram to Vodafone to Dell. Read Mark Halper’s story here...Read more..

Ams OSRAM Reveals Successful Delisting Offer; To Delist OSRAM Shares

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Here’s How Switching to LED Lighting Can Help the EU in Its Race to Zero Emissions, Save Its Citizens Money and Create Jobs

The EU aims to achieve carbon neutrality for its 27 member states by 2050Upgrading the EU’s 2.3 billion conventional luminaires to LED will reduce CO2 emissions by 50.9 million tonnes, save EUR 40 billion on electricity costs and massively boost j...Read more..

End of Halogen Light Bulbs Spells Brighter and Cleaner Future

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Recolight Analysis Shows High Recycling Rate in Luminaires

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Signify Launches New and Future-Ready Philips Hue App

Improves app performance and enhances the user experience with easier automations, a new Hue scene gallery and moreServes as the foundation for the future of smart lightingIncludes familiar user interface elements from the previous Philips Hue app and&nb...Read more..

For Slim Display Designs – ams Osram Expands Portfolio for Facial Recognition

For many of us, working on mobile devices and laptops is part of our everyday business life. While facial recognition on smartphones and tablets is already widely used to protect sensitive data, our portable computers are often still only password-protected. Two new infrared LEDs (IREDs) from a...Read more..

The WIL Team: The Society of Light and Lighting

Dear WIL and WIL Supporters This week, we want to draw your attention to a new cache of interviews on the WIL website. These are with the following women: Alejandra Kalimeri, Eleonora Brembila, Emma Beadle, Helen Loomes, Jemima Unwin, Juliet Rennie,&n...Read more..

KULA AG Selects Curtis Mathes Grow Lights for European Operations

RALEIGH, N.C., May 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Curtis Mathes Corporation (OTC: TLED) subsidiary, Curtis Mathes Grow Lights, Inc. (CMGL) will supply KULA AG with the award-winning, full-spectrum Harvester® LED grow light for all of their European cultivation faciliti...Read more..

Osram Honored for Climate-Friendly Technologies

In the evaluation of climate-protecting technologies and applications by the German Society for Consumer Studies (DtGV), Osram’s patent portfolio ranked in the top quarter of a total of 3,000 companies. The award as Top Innovator is based on the number of patents that support mitigation or adapta...Read more..

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report Reveals Continued Progress on Its Mission of Making the World Safer, More Sustainable, and Beautiful with Light

San Jose, CA – May 19, 2021 – Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report that details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlight...Read more..

Innovative Lighting Can Contribute to Sustainable Farming and Fishing in Europe

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Complete Philips Hue Range to Be Compatible with New Smart Home Connectivity Standard Matter

Complete Philips Hue range to be compatible with new smart home connectivity standard Matter The Philips Hue Bridge smart lighting hub will be automatically enriched with Matter, making all connected Philips Hue products compatible with this new industry-unifying standardBy s...Read more..

How Ultraviolet Lighting Can Support Europe’s Recovery

The potential of UV-C lighting to rapidly destroy traces of Coronavirus and other viruses from surfaces can be crucial in building a post-pandemic world, argues Signify’s Neil Pattie. ...Read more..

How Light Pollution Is Affecting the Calls of Migratory Birds

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Jack Adams – New Laboratory Manager at the LIA

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) congratulates Jack Adams as he undertakes his new position of Laboratory Manager at The LIA. The LIA Laboratory is the largest lighting specific facility in Europe. As a result of recent considerable investment, it has established itself as a key provi...Read more..

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Mat...Read more..

ams to Purchase Remaining 28% of OSRAM

Austrian majority owner, ams, announced on Monday evening a new takeover offer for the remaining 28 percent in Osram. Attractive offer price of €52.30 per OSRAM shareFour week acceptance period expected to run from around 21 May to around18 June 2021Significant premium to cash compensation...Read more..

DALI+ Delivers DALI Lighting Control with Wireless and IP-Based Networking

New DALI Alliance specification supports DALI+ across different carriers, extending choice and flexibility in connected lighting. Piscataway, NJ, USA – 5 May 2021: The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has launched DALI+, a new brand that den...Read more..

Innovative Growers Equipment Selects Seoul Semiconductor Multi-Spectrum LEDs for its ILE Radiance Suite of Lights for Horticultural Applications

The Radiance Spectrum UV6C 600W horticultural lighting fixtures incorporate Seoul’s UV, white, and deep red LEDs to produce an enhanced broadband spectrum light designed to increase crop yields SYCAMORE, IL (APRIL 28, 2021) – Innovative Growers Equipment, a leading manufacturer of g...Read more..

$4.2 Million Invested in the First Large-Scale Deployment of LiFi

Edinburgh, United Kingdom – The global leader in LiFi technology, pureLiFi has announced a new deal to supply the US Army with Kitefin™, a next generation optical wireless communication system using LiFi for secure data transmission without radio frequencies. The cutting-e...Read more..

Dessinateur Industriel | Développement de Produit — Artemide (Montreal, Canada)

Emplacement: Canada - Montréal, 11105 rue Renaude Lapointe, Montreal, QC H1J 2T4 Description Sous la supervision du responsable du département de développement de produits, le dessinateur industriel se verra attribuer aussi bien des tâches de développement de produits, que de la maintena...Read more..

Offshore Lighting Solutions Firm Glamox Buys Luminell

Glamox, a supplier of lighting solutions to the marine and offshore markets, has signed an agreement to acquire the Norwegian company Luminell Group AS. ...Read more..

DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to Dali Gateways

Wireless to DALI® Gateways allow existing DALI wired products to be used in either Bluetooth® mesh or Zigbee® wireless ecosystems.   Piscataway, NJ, USA – 15 April 2021:  The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has published specif...Read more..

The 5th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards Is Now Open!

The LIT Design Awards 2021 is now open, receiving submissions from lighting manufacturers, lighting product designers, lighting design firms and practices from around the world. The Farmani Group and 3C Awards are launching the 5th Edition of the LIT Lighting Design Awards, a powerful cross- dis...Read more..

Lighting the Way to Europe’s Green Recovery

The European Union recently introduced a plan to renovate buildings with improved technology across the continent to combat climate change and improve energy efficiency. In addition, the Renovation Wave will provide new jobs and increase economic recovery across the continent, all the while achievi...Read more..

Research: Street-lighting Turns Off Fireflies – Literally

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Cork Firm Looking to Capitalise on New EU Lighting Rules

Nualight appoints Andrew Cronin CEO as company accelerates growth strategy 7 April 2021 – Cork firm Nualight, a leading Irish LED lighting technology company, has appointed Andrew Cronin as its new CEO as the company looks to accelerate growth following the introduction of new EU-wide rules...Read more..

Guillaume Texier Appointed to Succeed Patrick Berard as CEO of Rexel

Rexel announces that Patrick Berard will step down as Chief Executive Officer on September 1, 2021. He will be succeeded on that date by Guillaume Texier, who joins the company after holding several senior management positions at Saint-Gobain. Mr. Texier was selected after an extensive search ma...Read more..

Signify and the National Hockey League Announce Partnership

Signify named Preferred Lighting Company of the NHL®LED and connected lighting can help reduce the carbon footprint, energy consumption and operational costs of sports facilities NEW YORK & SOMERSET, New Jersey – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and the National Ho...Read more..

University of Strathclyde Signs Licensing Deal for Its Patented Hins-Light Technology

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A Smart Standard for Smart Lighting Systems

The United Nations estimates that buildings account for 36% of the world’s total energy use and 39% of all energy-related carbon emissions. Considering that most buildings remain up to 70% vacant, it becomes apparent that a significant amount of the carbon being produced simply goes to waste. ...Read more..

LEDs Magazine: Think Tank Tells London to Relight for Economic Development

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Signify #1 Lighting Company in European Patent Filings in 2020

Climbs to rank 21 from 26 a year earlier out of all companies that filed patents with the EPORanks second among Dutch companies, filing for 691 patents              Eindhoven, the Netherlands –Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in ligh...Read more..

Villumsen Law Firm Teams up with Chinese Firm for IP Law

EdisonReport has learned that Henrik Villumsen Law Firm, the specialized lighting industry IPR-law firm, has teamed up with Chinese law firm Zhong Yin Law Firm  to offer IPR-assistance in China to the lighting industry.  Zhong Yin Law Firm is one of the oldest partners...Read more..

Dialight Approved For National Lighting Bureau’s Trusted Warranty Program

Often held often as the industry standard, Dialight’s warranties are now validated by a preeminent organization within the lighting industry Farmingdale, NJ – (March 9, 2021) – Dialight (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in hazardous and industrial LED lighting innovation, announced today the...Read more..

Shining Through: Dutch Artist Paints Farming in a New Light to Boost Crops

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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

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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

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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

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Coronavirus: New Grant Supports Israeli Lighting Designers, Others

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Get a Grip Podcast #171: Lux Review’s Ray Molony

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First Robe FORTES for France

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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Govt Asks: Who Wants Replaceable Lamps and Gear?

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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!

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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

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WACKIT Contest!

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”

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Osram Releases 4Q Results, Downsizes Management Board

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Nichia Wins Enforcement Proceeding in Germany Against Everlight’s Subsidiary WOFI

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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

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Get a Grip Podcast #159: Non-Compliance is the Only Way

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Artificial Night Lighting Has Widespread Impacts on Nature

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The ALD Announces the Winners of the ALD Awards for Excellence 2020

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AlphaLED Closes Manchester Factory

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Juganu Begins Selling Its Tunable Lighting System for Pathogen Disinfection and Deactivation in the US

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Theatre Installs UV-C Lights to Tackle Coronavirus

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Lighting’s Replaceable Future – An Online Panel Discussion

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Signify Announces a Dept Prepayment of EUR 350 Million to Reduce Its Overall Gross Debt Position, September 21, 2020, 08:00 CET

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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

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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

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Louis Poulsen Hosts Conversation with Alfred Homann

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Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunction Against LED Lighting Products Made by Philips Brand Lighting Affiliate in Germany

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Future Lights Appear in the Discussions of the Dubai Design District

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IKEA Chairs New Europe-Focused Zigbee Group to Focus on Smart Homes

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Signify Launches LiFi in Greece

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The Most Ambitious Digital Education Programme Ever Seen in the Industry – LuxLive Digital Festival 2020

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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

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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

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Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

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LuxLive Digital Festival

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St Pancras Deploys UV-C Robots to Reassure Rail Passengers

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Low Ambient Light Indoors Can Be Harvested to Charge Electronics

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The October issue of designing lighting is out!

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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

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GrowFlux Partners with Icelandic Greenhouse Lighting Startup ABC Lights

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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

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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

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Ben Halemeier Promoted to Chief Sales Officer of NORDEON GROUP BV

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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

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OSRAM Reports 29% Decline in Revenue

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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 ...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 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

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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!

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Real estate giant to trial Gooee IoT lighting

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 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

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The Lighting Industry Academy One Year On – Have You Seen the Light?

 [embed width="640" height="360"][/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 and 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..