Editor’s Choice

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Postponed: Light + Building to be held in September 2020

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

Osram receives new takeover bid from ams

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

Exclusive Interview with Eric Rondolat, Signify Chief Executive Officer

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

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

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

OSRAM – Challenging market environment continues into Q2 FY19

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Products Launched in 2018

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

Amir Zoufonoun – Xicato’s new CEO

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

PLDC Programme and Partner Update

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

Former IES Executive Vice President, William Hanley, Passes Away

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

Philips Lighting is now Signify

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

Professional Lighting Design Convention 2018 Registration Opens

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

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..

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..

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..

IES Position Statement PS-09-17

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

OSRAM Announces Layoffs

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

Osram Completes Sale of Ledvance

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

Blue Wavelengths of LED Light Negatively Affect Perception of Milk Quality

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

It’s Official – Philips Lighting Will IPO

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

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 For Residential Lighting

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

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

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

Philips Terminates Lumileds Transaction With Consortium Led by GO Scale Capital

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

EdisonReport Announces Annual LightTrades(tm) Awards 2015

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

Lighting’s Effect on Circadian Health

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

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

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

GLOW Light Art Festival 2015

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

Less Street Lighting Has No Impact On Crime Or Collisions

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

The 2015 LIGHTFAIR Interviews

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

Comments On What The New OSRAM Will Look Like

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

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

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

Edison Report Supports PLDC 2015

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

Latest Design Trends On Show in Paris

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

EdisonReport Announces Top 10 Products of 2014

EdisonReport announces today its second annual LightTrades™ Awards for 2014.  Your humble editor and a team of four anonymous judges determined the awards.   Companies are not allowed to submit their products for consideration as the determination is made based on the best products that have be...Read more..

Tridonic Jennersdorf Files Lawsuit Against AOC International (Europe)

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

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

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

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

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

“Independence” For Philips Lighting Solutions Business

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

LSG Appoint Edward Bednarcik as Newest Chief Executive Officer

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

Charles Scheibler And Nick Gibbs To Join Xicato Sales Team

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

Leadership Changes AGAIN At Lighting Science Group

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

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

The International Year of Light 2015 recognizes the importance of raising global awareness of how light-based technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to global challenges in energy, education, agriculture, and health. Share your work and show us how light and light-based t...Read more..

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

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

An Interview with Jennifer Sethre, President, Lighting Science Group

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

OSRAM to Cut 8700 jobs-21% of Workforce

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

Peter Laier leaves Osram

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

European Lighting Performance Mark Launched

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

These Sheep Were ‘LED’ By Lighting Experts

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

Exclusive Interview With Menko de Roos at Light+Building

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

World’s Soil Museum Lit With LED

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

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

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

Philips lights up Notre-Dame as never seen before

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

Give Light and Power To a Syrian Refugee Family

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

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

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

Three Directors Resign at Lighting Science Group

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

Exterior Lighting Project Engineer – McLaren Automotive Ltd

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

Bring me sunshine! Donations Doubled By UK Government

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

EdisonReport Launches First Annual LightTrades™ Awards

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

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

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

Amsterdam Light Festival 2013-2014

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

Valeo Innovation Challenge: Just 3 months to go!

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

Live Interviews From LuxLive Showfloor

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

GLOW – Forum of Light & Architecture

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

Jaap Schlejen Gone From Samsung

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

Leviton Acquires JCC Advanced Lighting

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

OLED Emergency Lighting From ETAP

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

Worlds First UV Powered Pathway of Light

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

Global LED lighting market could grow almost 50% in 2014

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

Rick Leaman Leaves OSRAM

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

Lightopia at the Vitra Design Museum

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

Havells Sylvania Partners With Australian Organic Response

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

NORDEON B.V. Takes Over Operations from Hess

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

Sylvania Lighting Services Restructuring to Affect 900 Jobs

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

LED Lighting for Production Engineering Company

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

Laser Lighting Headlights? Not Anytime Soon

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

ASHRAE/IES Publish First Standard For Commissioning Process

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

LUG Lighting now in Great Britain

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

GOGLA & GLA Teaming up to Promote Sustainable Lighting Solutions

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

LIGHTINGEUROPE: New Lighting Industry Trade Association

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

Lighting Plays Significant Role for People with Alzheimer’s

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