Industry News

Understated Elegance Meets Enchanting Glass Art – Lighting at Light + Building 2024 Is a Veritable Treasure Trove

Frankfurt am Main - The interplay of digital systems, intelligent building-control systems and connected mobility is leading to dynamic changes in the use of rooms. If necessary, the living room can become an office. For its part, the office should have both quiet working areas and communicati...Read more..

One Year of Change in the Making for LIA CEO Ayça Donaghy

It has been one year since The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) announced Ayça Donaghy as the Association’s new Chief Executive Officer. At this time, she laid out her ambitious plans for her first 100 days in the role. Therefore, to celebrate the anniversary of her appointment, she is sharin...Read more..

Litigation Updates: Dialight’s Ongoing Legal Battle with Sanmina Corporation

Sanmina litigation As reported previously, Dialight has been involved in ongoing litigation with its former manufacturing partner, Sanmina Corporation (“Sanmina“) in relation to the termination of a manufacturing services agreement.  Both parties issued formal legal proceedings in Decem...Read more..

Urgent Need for EU Legislation: Holding Online Sellers Accountable for Non-Compliant Products

LightingEurope's 2022-2023 mystery shopping revealed widespread availability of non-compliant lighting products on EU-targeted online marketplaces. Urging EU policymakers to close legal loopholes, the report emphasizes the need to hold non-EU sellers accountable for product compliance, including sa...Read more..

Exploring Bioplastics in Retail Lighting – Join Shoplight’s Webinar

Join the upcoming webinar by Shoplight exploring bioplastics in retail lighting, promising groundbreaking solutions for sustainability. Mark Shortland, Shoplight's MD, will discuss how bioplastics can revolutionize retail lighting, reducing carbon emissions. Learn about their innovative Nort spotli...Read more..

UK Firm Unveils 3D Printed Bioplastic Downlight

Peterborough-based retail lighting specialist Shop Light says the Colt Bio is a luminaire based on circular economy principles. Made in the UK, the Colt Bio is a recessed fixed downlight made from sustainable bioplastic. The housing made from Greentech Pro, a material with excellent flexural str...Read more..

Trends in Lighting: History of Good Light – Beyond the Visual Spectrum

The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “deLIGHTed Talks” lectures. The webinar explains...Read more..

Register for the Lyon Light Festival Forum 2023!

Registrations are now open for the Lyon Light Festival Forum (LLFF) taking place 7-8 December during the world-renowned Fête des Lumières and in partnership with the City of Lyon. This edition will offer a space for cities and creative lighting professionals&...Read more..

Megatrend Map: An Individual Guide for the Building Technologies Sector

Frankfurt am Main, In an increasingly complex world, megatrends can serve as a navigation aid. These are long-term, epochal movements that can be observed in more than one characteristic. Light + Building is part of Messe Frankfurt's Building Technologies industry sector and, in this context, has d...Read more..

ABB’s Q3 2023 Performance

Q3 2023 Orders $8,052 million, -2%; comparable1 +2% Revenues $7,968 million, +8%; comparable1 +11% Income from operations $1,259 million; margin 15.8% Operational EBITA1 $1,392 million; margin1 17.4% Basic EPS $0.48; +149%2 Cash flow from operating activities4...Read more..

Recolight: Carbon Results Higher with TM65 Than LCA, Study Finds

The amount of embodied carbon in a luminaire calculated with TM65 are higher than those calculated with LCA, a study has found.Researchers found that the weight of the products plays a crucial role in creating discrepancies between the two methodologies.The paper – published in the Journal of Ind...Read more..

GE Licensing, Current Lighting, Savant and Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Enter into Patent License Agreement

SEOUL, South Korea--GE Licensing (“GEL”), Current Lighting Solutions, LLC (“Current”), Savant Systems Inc. and Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“SSC”) today announced that they have entered into a patent license whereby SSC acquired a license to a PFS (also known as KSF) patent portfolio ...Read more..

Pecha Kucha applications Now Open for Lyon Light Festival Forum Dec 7-8, 2023!

With a deadline of October 28 to submit proposals, the Lyon Light Festival Forum (LLFF) “Pecha Kucha" speed presentations will take place on Friday 8th December 2023.  Present your creative lighting project to city decision-makers and the international light festival and light art community! ...Read more..

Light + Building 2024 Boasts 2000+ Exhibitors

Frankfurt am Main, The countdown is on with around six months to go before the doors open on the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology in Frankfurt am Main. And this major event for the sector is already proving to be very popular. To date, more than 2,000 natio...Read more..

Glamox Lands Contract to Light Havfram Wind’s Two Next-Generation Wind Turbine Installation Vessels

Oslo, Norway -  Glamox, one of the world’s leading lighting companies, has won a major contract from Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited, of China, to light Havfram Wind’s two new Wind Turbine Installation Vessels (WTIV). These new vessels will be capable of installing the next generation of...Read more..

Recolight: Experts Publish Guide on Light Pollution

A guidance document developed by Dark Source Lighting Design Studio and Friends of the Lake District to provide technical lighting guidance has been published. The technical advice note is designed to conserve and enhance the Dark Skies across Cumbria. Loaded with striking illustrations and g...Read more..

Trends in Lighting: CIE Introduces Comprehensive List of Technical Report Datasets

The International Commission on Illumination (CIE) is pleased to announce the launch of a dedicated page that provides a comprehensive list of datasets included in various CIE Technical Reports and International Standards. This new resource aims to offer resear...Read more..

Trends in Lighting: Shedding Light on the Future – Nightscape Technology Pioneers Eco-Friendly Illumination

In a groundbreaking LpS-Digital lecture, Willem Sillevis Smitt, Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing at Lumileds, delves deep into the transformative journey of the lighting industry, introducing the revolutionary Nightscape Technology. This innovation promises to harmonize our lighting needs with t...Read more..

GLX Holding AS, The Holding Company of Glamox, Announces Significant Revenue Growth and Continued Profitability for Its Second-Quarter Earnings

Revenue growth up 17.2% at NOK 1,065 million (NOK 909 million) Order intake up 12.7% at NOK 1,060 million (NOK 940 million) Adjusted EBITDA up 9.5% at NOK 143 million (NOK 131 million)  Adjusted EBITDA margin 13.5% (14.4%) Increase in retrofit projects overall and strong growth i...Read more..

Recolight: Reuse Start-Up Completes a 1,000 Luminnaire Project

Proclus, based just outside Paris, recovered the Philips Coreline HighBay and GentleSpace fittings from Signify’s distribution centre in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges in the Paris suburbs. The lights were removed with the technical support of Signify engineers. After careful removal, each light was...Read more..

ICEL Emergency Lighting Competence Framework: Elevating Safety, Competence, and Responsibility in the Emergency Lighting Industry

In the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the emergency lighting sector is undergoing a transformative journey, committed to enhancing safety standards and preventing future tragedies.  ICEL (Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting) member companies have been at the forefront of driving...Read more..

UK’s ILP Releases Guidance to Limit Impact of Lighting at Night on Bats

The Institution of Lighting Professionals has announced the release of Guidance Note GN08 Bats and Artificial Lighting at Night, with updates on LED technology and control, and a mitigation hierarchy for applying lighting where bats could be or are present.  Developed in conjunction with the Bat ...Read more..

Recolight: CIBSE Releases TM65.2: Embodied Carbon in Lighting Equipment

A special lighting version of Cibse’s Technical Memorandum 65 has been released. The lighting edition of TM65 – a widely-accepted metric for... ...Read more..

Legrand Releases H1 Results, Raising Full Year Revenue Guidance and Announcing Another Acquisition in Datacenter Solutions

Legrand (OTCPK: LGRDY) reported results for the first half of fiscal year 2023, with an increase in sales for the H1 of +4.9% to $4.5B (EUR 4.1B).  The revenue increase comprised +4.6% organic growth, +1.8% growth from acquisitions, -1.0% FX effect, and -0.5% tied to the company’s disen...Read more..

LEDs Magazine: Li-Fi vs. Li-Fi: Signify Comes Out Swinging Against the New IEEE Standard

When is a standard a standard? That is the question that Li-Fi watchers could well be asking following the news last week that, at long last, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has ratified a standard for the technology. Industry pioneer pureLiFi hailed the deve...Read more..

ams OSRAM Launches Automotive Lighting with Intelligent RGB LED

OSIRE® E3731i intelligent RGB LED enables creation of dynamic color and motion effects across hundreds of LEDs The intelligent RGBi uses a new and license-free Open System Protocol for communication with any microcontroller Combination of new LED and protocol reduces implementation cos...Read more..

ams OSRAM Announces Strategy Adjustment Along With Q2 FY2023 Results

ams OSRAM (SIX:AMS, OTCPK:AMSSY) issued an ad hoc announcement this week, sharpening its strategy to focus the semiconductor portfolio on its profitable core, and exiting non-core semiconductor businesses. Q2 FY2023 results came in at the high end of the company’s guidance at $936M (EUR 851M...Read more..

Light + Building 2024: A Symbiosis of Lighting and Connected Building-Services Technology

Frankfurt am Main, 27 July 2023. Modern building-services technology stands for efficient energy usage, individual improvements in the levels of comfort and convenience, as well as all-round safety and security. Lighting is an elementary building block of the built-up world. It not only sets visual...Read more..

Nemo Lighting Takes Over Majority of Reggiani Illuminazione

The two companies, leaders in the lighting sector, will create a €60 million worth hub Nemo Lighting, operating in high-end, decorative and architectural lighting, owned by Federico Palazzari completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Reggiani Illuminazione, historic company in the light...Read more..

Trends in Lighting:  Only One Month Left Until Traditional Lamps are Swept Away 

The countdown has begun: in just one month, several commonly used lamps will be restricted in the EU. The 2019 EU Ecodesign rules for light sources and separate control gears and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022 will affect the placing on the EU market of compact and lin...Read more..

Fagerhult’s H1 Results (Jan-Jun 2023): Sales Growth Across All Lighting Businesses and a Customer Service AI Chatbot

Swedish lighting conglomerate Fagerhult Group reported half year January-June 2023 results, showing net sales of $420M (SEK  4.4B) up +11.6% (not including currency and business closure effects.)  Order intake during second quarter was mixed across the company’s brands and geo...Read more..

Book NOW for Circular Lighting Live 2023

The drive to net zero carbon will see the lighting industry undergo its biggesttransformation since the advent of LEDs.  ...Read more..

Lighting Industry Association’s ‘Sustainability Illuminated’ Roundtable Sparks Insights for Sustainable Future

The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) is delighted to announce the resounding success of its first ‘Sustainability Illuminated’ Roundtable, held in conjunction with London Climate Action Week 2023.   The roundtable, held at the end of June at Rotherwick House, London, featured ...Read more..

pureLiFi: Global LiFi Firms Welcome the Release of IEEE 802.11bb Global Light Communications Standard

12th July, Edinburgh – Global LiFi technology firms pureLiFi and Fraunhofer HHI welcome the release of IEEE 802.11bb as the latest global light communications standard alongside IEEE 802.11 WiFi standards. The bb standard marks a significant milestone for the LiFi market, as it provides a g...Read more..

UL Solutions Acquires Healthy Buildings International

NORTHBROOK, ILLINOIS – UL Solutions, a global leader in applied safety science, today announced its acquisition of Healthy Buildings International, a U.K.-based health, safety and compliance company with expertise in indoor environmental quality, building health and safety, water audits and fir...Read more..

Zhaga Creates Circularity Taskforce

Durable, repairable and upgradeable LED luminaires are key elements contributing to sustainable lighting. Zhaga is developing and standardizing interface specifications for components of serviceable luminaires, to help facilitate a new market framework called “Circularity Lighting”. What is ...Read more..

Glamox Wins Highest Sustainability Award for Its Factory in Estonia

Oslo, Norway, 10 July 2023: Glamox, a world leader in lighting, has won the highest recognition for sustainability in Estonia, receiving a Gold Label in Estonia’s Responsible Business Index 2023. The award recognises the sustainable practices and initiatives of Glamox’s factory in Keila, w...Read more..

Rainer Irle Officially Joins ams OSRAM as CFO

Rainer Irle takes on the role as CFO of ams OSRAM His priorities are to further strengthen the company´s execution ability, value creation and profitability Brings long-time experience in finance, consulting and transformation to the position Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany ...Read more..

Trends in Lighting: Elena Scaroni Assumes the Role of Secretary General for LightingEurope

LightingEurope, the leading association representing the lighting industry in Europe, is delighted to announce the appointment of Elena Scaroni as its new Secretary General, effective June 26, 2023. Scaroni’s promotion to this important role comes after her successful tenure as Policy Director si...Read more..

Introducing TM66 Assured

The LIA (Lighting Industry Association) and CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers) have joined forces to introduce an innovative product verification scheme aimed at promoting circular economy practices within the lighting industry. This scheme, known as the TM66 Assured , wi...Read more..

DALI Alliance Database Exceeds 5,000 Products

The product database on the DALI Alliance website now contains more than 5,000 products from DALI Alliance members around the globe. The product database provides a public listing of all products that have successfully completed the DALI-2 certification program (including all D4i certi...Read more..

Dialight plc Appointment of Non-executive Director and Notice of Results

Appointment of Non-executive Director Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn Brubaker as an independent non-executive director, with effect from 1 July 2023.  On ...Read more..

Expansion Plans Underway for Pharos with Cambridge Office Opening

As part of its ambitious growth and expansion plans, Pharos Architectural Controls has announced the opening of an office in Cambridge, England. The new UK site will be focused on R&D and product development, as well as providing hot desks and meeting facilities for UK employees who liv...Read more..

Registration Now Live For Light 23

(UK) – Registration is now open for the UK’s only dedicated high-end lighting specification event, as LiGHT 23 returns for a second successful year. Following the popularity of LiGHT 22, which saw over 3,500 visitors attend to discover over 100 high-end international lighting brands, regist...Read more..

Daily News Hungary: Renewed Budapest Chain Bridge in Decorative Lighting

The new decorative lighting system of Budapest’s illustrious Chain Bridge was tested this Thursday successfully. Mayor Gergely Karácsony and Budapest’s transport company, BKK, shared videos about Hungary’s oldest stone overpass’ beauties. The official testing of the decorative lightin...Read more..

Actility, Abeeway, and Combain Unite for AI-Powered Indoor Location Solutions Revolution

Paris, France & Lund, Sweden – Actility, Abeeway, and Combain are thrilled to announce their strategic collaboration, marking a new era of AI-powered indoor location solutions. This groundbreaking partnership brings together the expertise of three industry leaders in IoT c...Read more..

Two Weeks Until the Li-Fi Conference. Register Now for Online Event

On June 27, 2023, the Hybrid LiFi Conference will take place in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, both at the High Tech Campus and online. This conference will explore a wide range of topics related to LiFi technology, including its applications, standardization, and energy usage. There will be...Read more..

Robe Lighting s.r.o. Agrees to Acquire Avolites

Roznov p.R., Czech Republic. Robe Lighting, the world’s leading entertainment lighting manufacturer, has agreed to acquire Avolites, leaders in the design and manufacture of lighting and video control products. The agreement was reached in the UK yesterday. “This is a great acquisition for R...Read more..

Dialight PLC Directorate changes

Dialight plc ("Dialight" or the "Group") Directorate changes Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in LED lighting for heavy industrial applications, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Blair as an independent non-executive director, with effect from&nbs...Read more..

LIA Offers Guidance on Lamp Energy and Extends Relabelling Enforcement Deadline

A change in regulation to the energy labelling of lamps will come into force on 1st October 2023, enforcing that any lamps with the current energy labelling must be sold before this date. The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) are offering guidance for the industry on how to prepare for the d...Read more..

Recolight: Circular Lighting Live 2023: Programme Unveiled

The event, which takes place on Thursday 21 September 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians in London, will feature two separate tracks for the first time, one focused on manufacturers and another focused on specifiers. The manufacturers’ track in the Wolfson Theatre will open with a provoca...Read more..

Harald Haas to Present the Role of LiFi in 6G at LiFi Conference

We will review the current trends in 6G. In this context will showcase the opportunities for optical wireless communications in general and LiFi in particular. We will provide examples of ongoing activities as part of the new 6G research platform in the UK: PlaTform DrIving The UltimAte CoNnectivit...Read more..

ALDI to Reduce Lighting at All 966 UK Stores

Cost of living - latest: Aldi stores are about to get darker; diesel prices fall sharply ...Read more..

Boosting the Trade-Fair Experience: The Light + Building Programme of Events in 2024

Frankfurt am Main, 1 June 2023. See future-oriented innovations, hold face-to-face talks and make serendipitous discoveries. All are essential factors for a successful trade-fair participation. But what would a visit to the fair be without an attractive programme of events? From 3 to 8 March 2024, ...Read more..

Countdown to LiFi Conference: Register Today, Only 4 Weeks Left

27 June 2023, High Tech Campus Eindhoven & Online, The Netherlands The 3rd edition of the International LiFi Conference promises to be an exciting opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in LiFi technology and its applications across different sectors.  Next to topics li...Read more..

Rexel to Acquire Wasco, a Leading HVAC Distributor at the Heart of the Energy Transition in the Netherlands

Rexel announces the acquisition* of Wasco, one of the leading distributors of HVAC products and services in the Netherlands, further building its European presence to seize fast-growing electrification opportunities. Founded in 1970 and owned by Gilde Equity Management, Wasco operates 35 branche...Read more..

Signify Supports Dublin Port Tunnel with a Fast Route to Energy Efficiency

Dublin, Ireland – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has equipped Dublin Port Tunnel in Ireland, an iconic infrastructure spanning 9km, with energy-efficient LED lighting for all its 1800 light points in the tunnel. The upgraded lighting has achieved up to 60%...Read more..

Recolight: City of London Signs up to Light Pollution Pledge

The City of London Corporation has thrown its weight behind the battle against light pollution by becoming a signatory of the Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI) pledge. As the governing body responsible for the Square Mile, this step solidifies the corporation’s determination to wie...Read more..

French Start-up Set to Commercialise Bioluminescence

A French company is planning to commercialise bioluminescence as an alternative to artificial light. Glowee focuses on producing versions of urban furniture which currently include some sort of artificial lighting technology – such as signage and ambient lighting – that instead incorporate a...Read more..

Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Permanent Injunction Against Various LED Products for Patent Infringement in Europe

ANSAN, South Korea–Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced on May 16 that the Higher Regional Court in Düsseldorf, Germany, issued a final judgement confirming a permanent injunction for infringement of Seoul’s patent ...Read more..

Light + Building 2024 on Course for Success: Around 2,000 Exhibitors Already Registered

Frankfurt am Main, 16 05 2023. Lighting and building-services technology will once again be presenting themselves in close cooperation at Light + Building in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024. Experts for high-quality lighting will show how elegant design can be combined with intelligent tec...Read more..

Sylvania Lighting wins Red Dot Design Award for the Concord Equinox LED Downlight

Sylvania Lighting has been awarded with the Red Dot Design Award 2023 in the Lighting Design category for its innovative Concord Equinox LED downlight. The product’s unique design redefines the current standards for LED downlights, with no central visible light source, allowing the user to ex...Read more..

Recolight: ‘Avalanche’ of Green Regs to Hit Lighting Industry

Orania Georgoutsakou, secretary general of the manufacturers’ organisation, says that these are currently at least nine proposals, either new or revisions of existing EU laws, making their way through the EU rule-making process, each covering various aspects of sustainability. All will have an...Read more..

Register Now: The iF DESIGN AWARD 2024 is Online

Since 1953, we’ve stood for integrity and independence. For 70 years, designers, companies and creatives have trusted in the iF DESIGN AWARD and submitted their work to be ranked by a jury of their peers. Now it’s time for the next chapter in this success story. ...Read more..

LEDs Magazine: ams Osram Could Shed Some ams Lines

With first-quarter profits plunging 95% — much more on an unadjusted basis — and significant travails still ahead, the new CEO of ams Osram today indicated he might shed operations from the ams side now that Osram disposals are complete. “I will work intensely with the management team on f...Read more..

Enriching Lives and Creating Sustainable Value Through Optical Solutions: A Conversation with Martin Bachler, Head of Group Sustainability at ams OSRAM

Martin Bachler, Head of Group Sustainability at ams OSRAM, has emphasized that the company takes responsibility for its products in terms of environmental compatibility, sustainable production, and product safety. In an interview, Bachler discusses how sustainability has become an important busines...Read more..

Last Chance to Save on Intelligent Building Middle East: Early Bird Discount Ending Soon

With just three days left until the early bird discount for Light Middle East | Intelligent Building Middle East ends on April 28th, 2023, industry professionals are reminded not to miss out on the opportunity to save money and secure their spot at MENA’s biggest Lighting & Building Show. ...Read more..

Fagerhult, Interim Report Q1 January-March 2023

The first quarter: Order intake was MSEK 2,179 (2,204), a decrease of -1.1% adjusted to -4.3% for currency effects of MSEK +89 and business closures of MSEK -20 Net sales were MSEK 2,224 (1,873), an increase of +18.7% adjusted to +14.3% for currency effects of MSEK +93 and business closures ...Read more..

Architects Remain Confident about Workloads: RIBA Future Trends March 2023

Latest monthly report of the business and employment trends affecting the profession shows architects’ outlook for future work continuing to improve. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published the latest Future Trends survey results, a monthly report of the business and emp...Read more..

Brighter and More Efficient, New Musco LED System Featuring ams OSRAM LEDs Transforms Field of Play at Regensburg Baseball Stadium

New LED floodlighting at Armin Wolf stadium is based on OSCONIQ® LEDs from ams OSRAM in high-performance system from Musco Lighting The installation brings the lux levels at the stadium up to the exacting standards for field-of-play lighting set by Major League Baseball Armin Wolf stadium i...Read more..

Italian Design Brands to List on Euronext Milan

ROME, April 17 (Reuters) - Italian Design Brands (IDB), a hub of high-quality Italian furniture and design companies, said on Monday it planned to list on Euronext Milan, with an initial public offering (IPO) expected by early May. The company, whose brands include Gervasoni furniture and Davide...Read more..

Remanufacturing Experts to Gather for Lighting Event

Experts in the remanufacturing and reconditioning of luminaires are set to gather in London next week for the industry’s first dedicated event on the topic. Organised by the Recolight, the waste compliance body and authority on sustainability in lighting, the one-day conference will explore th...Read more..

CIBSE Launches Light2Perform to Showcase Lighting Professionals and Technology for Net Zero

It will provide a platform for lighting professionals to speak to specifiers and engineers from related industries, sharing knowledge around circular economy, net zero policy, building safety, and health and wellbeing in the built environment. The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), in partners...Read more..

LightingEurope Elects Executive Board and President 

Brussels, 3 April 2023– The LightingEurope General Assembly elected on 31 March a new Executive Board for a two-year mandate. The role of the LightingEurope Executive Board is to implement LightingEurope’s strategy and work program. It is composed of 16 members, equally split between represent...Read more..

International Dark Sky Week Celebrates Activities Around the World

TUCSON, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Dark-Sky Association (DarkSky) invites people worldwide to reconnect with the benefits of a dark, star-filled sky and learn how to reduce the negative impacts of light pollution to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems during International Dark Sky Week ...Read more..

DALI Alliance White Paper: Sustainable, Smart and Standardized

The DALI Alliance has published a new White Paper entitled “Sustainable, Smart and Standardized: How DALI Enables Efficient, Future-Proof Lighting Control Systems”. ...Read more..

London’s LED Bus-Shelter Lighting to Save 500 Tonnes of CO2 per Year

Transport for London (TfL) has announced it has now converted more than 50% of lighting in bus shelters across London to LED lighting, meaning it is halfway to its target of using this eco-friendly illumination in all its bus stops, which will ultimately save 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions every yea...Read more..

Dialight plc Director Change

Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L), the global leader in sustainable LED lighting for industrial applications, announces that David Thomas has notified the Company that, after 7 years' service on the Dialight Board, he will not be seeking re-election at the Company's upcoming Annual General M...Read more..

RIBA and CIOB Publish Guide to Help Manage High-Risk Elements of Buildings

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have jointly published a free guide to managing Safety-Critical Elements (SCEs) in building construction, for their members and the wider built environment sector.  The Guide to Managing Saf...Read more..

ams OSRAM Names CEO

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (1 April 2023) – ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, today announced that Aldo Kamper has become active in his role as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board at the company. He was appointed and announced in this role by the ams ...Read more..

UL Solutions Expands U.K. Laboratory to Help Advance EMC and Wireless Innovation for Appliance and Lighting Manufacturers

Appliance and lighting customers throughout the U.K. and Europe can now benefit from the in-depth knowledge of UL Solutions EMC and wireless scientists, engineers and technicians while leveraging the latest test equipment in one location.  BASINGSTOKE, England, March 30, 2023...Read more..

Rainer Irle Appointed CFO of ams OSRAM

Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (30 March 2023) - ams OSRAM (SIX: AMS), a global leader in optical solutions, announces that Rainer Irle has been appointed as CFO of ams OSRAM as of 1 July 2023. Rainer Irle (53) has been CFO of Siltronic AG, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of ...Read more..

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..

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..

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 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..

New French Association Launches

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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..

Lighting Industry Association Responds To Government Press Release On Lighting Regulations

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

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

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

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..

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

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

CFO Kathrin Dahnke leaves Osram Management Board

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

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..

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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UPDATE 1-Lighting company Signify says outlook murky due to pandemic

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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..

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..

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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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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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..

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..

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..

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

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

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..

Hugo Rohner takes over as CEO of Tridonic

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

The 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..

The Effects Of The Coronavirus On The UK Lighting Industry

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

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..

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..

Luminale Cancelled

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH sign partnership agreement

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

Signify Appoints Kevin Poyck as New Market Group Leader Americas

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

Osram receives new takeover bid from ams

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

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..

PLDC 2019 Is Just Over 1 Week Away

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

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

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

Congratulations to Thorn – Winner of a Silver Dolphin Award

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

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

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

Ralf Knorrenschild Becomes CEO of the Nordeon Group

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

OSRAM Claims Takeover Attempts have Failed

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

PLDC Early Bird Registration Closes Tomorrow

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

Ansell Lighting Win The LIA 2019 Award for Quality Assurance

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

OSRAM discontinues share buyback program

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

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..

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..

Obituary – Lou Bedocs

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

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..

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..

Marijuana Growth Fuels Lighting Sales

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

Trends in Lighting – Call For Speakers

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

The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting

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

Entedi Ltd. Appointed New Elation Distributor in UK

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

2019 IES Annual Conference – CALL FOR SPEAKERS

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

Seoul Semiconductor Wins Permanent Injunction against Everlight LED Products

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

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

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

IES SALC: Call for Speakers

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

Nichia Wins Patent Infringement Against Everlight subsidiary WOFI

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

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini

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

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..

Nichia and Qwestland To Cooperate To Develop Horticulture LED Market

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

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..

HNC/HND in Lighting Design and Technology

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

New Dutch Lighting Courses and Diplomas

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

Light Contracting Provides Optimal Lighting for Swiss Helicopter Hangar

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

Italians Know The Ban Is Coming – Do You?

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

Tridonic files patent infringement lawsuit against sales partner of HTC Smartphones

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

Osram initiates sale of its luminaires business (LS)

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

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..

LIGHTFAIR International 2019 Invites You to Submit to Speak

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

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..

Former IES Executive Vice President, William Hanley, Passes Away

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

UN Environment Initiative Announces New Guidance on Lighting Energy Efficiency

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

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

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

Philips Lighting is now Signify

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

Professional Lighting Design Convention 2018 Registration Opens

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

Osram and Continental Sign Joint Venture Contract

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

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..

Happy 90th Birthday Thorn

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

Edison Report Supports PLDC 2018 in Singapore

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

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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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..

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..

2018 Illumination Awards – Submissions Now Open

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

IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Call for Presenters

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

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

Osram Acquires U.S. Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

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

French Lighting Designer Sues Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

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

IES News and Call for Speakers, Lighting Designers

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

Summer is a Flop in the USA

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

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

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

Submit Your Course Idea for LIGHTFAIR 2018

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

IES Position Statement PS-09-17

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

Lumenpulse Shareholders Vote to Return the Company to a Private One

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

Conventional Lighting Business Closed By Nordeon Group

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

RENA Electronica Open New Production Facility in Zundert

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

Royal Philips Sells 22.25 Million Shares in Philips Lighting

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

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

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

LRC Video Response to AMA LED Lighting Report Available

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

International Lighting Teams Sought for Harvey Milk Plaza Competition

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

OSRAM Announces Layoffs

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

Fagerhult Acquires Intellectual Property Rights and Assets of Organic Response

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

Fagerhult Completes Acquisition of WE-EF

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

Osram Completes Sale of Ledvance

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

Zumtobel Group Launches New Business Unit – Zumtobel Group Services

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

Registration for LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Now Open

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

Ralf Knorrenschild Joins Board of Selux

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

LIGHTFAIR International 2018 Will Move To Chicago

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

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

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

IES 2017 Illumination Awards Call for Entries

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

Call For Presentation Proposals Smart Lighting 2017

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

Schmitz Joins The Nordeon Group of Companies

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

Tridonic’s New CEO – Guido van Tartwijk

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

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

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

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

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

Lighting Fabrics – A New Approach for Flexible Light Sources

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

Join the Official Launch of the Lighting Industry Academy

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

Lightfair 2017 Speaker Deadline Extended

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


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

Opple Debut on Shanghai Stock Exchange

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

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

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

Osram Approves Sale Of Its Lamps Business To Chinese Consortium

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

Record Jail Sentence for Lighting Recycling Fraudster

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

Ingo Bank is New Chief Financial Officer at OSRAM

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

Osram Implements Changes to Managing Board

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

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

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

Eindhoven First To Install BikeScout Light Safety System

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

Blue Wavelengths of LED Light Negatively Affect Perception of Milk Quality

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

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

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

Philips Closes Shenzhen Factory

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

Osram will light up the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm

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

It’s Official – Philips Lighting Will IPO

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

LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

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

Philips Shares Tumble As Disappointing First Quarter Results Are Announced

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

Fagerhult Acquires LED Linear GmbH

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

Lumenpulse Growing and Making New Acquisitions

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

BDP and Nippon Koei to Unite

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

WILA Joins the Nordeon Group

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

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

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

Was Lighting The Cause of The Dubai Hotel Fire?

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

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

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

Lumitech Licenses Seoul Semiconductor for PI-LED Technology Applications

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

Osram Trust Program Fights Xenon Lamp Pirates

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

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

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

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

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

Philips Terminates Lumileds Transaction With Consortium Led by GO Scale Capital

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

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

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

EdisonReport Becomes Media Partner of Light+Building

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

OSRAM Rebrands Lamps Business to Ledvance

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

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

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

Is It Worth Making The Trip To San Diego?

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

Melrose Eyes £4bn Bid For Philips Lighting

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

CES Final Day: Lights that Listen?

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

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

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

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

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

EdisonReport Announces Annual LightTrades(tm) Awards 2015

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

Lumenpulse Acquires Italian Architectural Lighting Company Exenia

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

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

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

PLDC 2015 in Rome Was Well Worth The Trip

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

Havells Sylvania To Be Sold To Chinese

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

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

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

Light + Building 2016 TrendForum: Classical Aesthetic Meets Futuristic Technology

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

Project Manager UK & EMEA – Lumenpulse

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

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

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

LED Street Lighting Made Mandatory in Delhi

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

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

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

Flos Acquires Lukas Lighting

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

Tridonic Has Sold Its Signage Business to US Company AgiLight

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

Philips Lighting Fined $2.0M from CSPC for 2011 Complaint

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

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

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

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

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

Osram Shares Fall As 2016 Outlook Disappoints Investors

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

Governance Issues Continue to Plague TCP

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

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

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

Industry Wants RoHS Exemptions to Continue in Europe

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

Royal Philips and OLEDWorks Finalize Acquisition of OLED Components Business

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

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

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

UK Contest in Search of Bright Ideas For Digital Cities

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

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

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

Time to Get Ready for Light + Building 2016

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

PSV Football Stadium Has New LED Lighting

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

Virgin Trains Go High-Tech With LED

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

GE Lighting Uses Competition To Design New Smart Office Lighting Products

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

IES Welcomes New Executive Vice President – Tim Licitra

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

Cree Wins IP Fight with Former Licensee

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

Improved Lighting Helps People Suffering Alzheimer’s Disease

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Osram To Sell Stake in Chinese Foshan Electrical and Lighting Co

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

LightingEurope and IALD Announce Cooperation Agreement

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

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

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

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

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

Space Station Photo Shows Contrast Between HPS and LED in Milan

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

LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Moves Back To Philadelphia

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

Marike de Kruiff RIP

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

GE Loses Patent Infringement Suit

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

Well Done Banana Republic

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

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

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

Lightfair 2016 Call For Speakers Now Open

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

PLDC Announces Urban Landscape Lighting Design Competition

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

Less Street Lighting Has No Impact On Crime Or Collisions

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

Tridonic Extends Lawsuit Against AOC International

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

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

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

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

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

TARGETTI Launches US Divsion

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

“Light Recipes” For City Farming From Philips

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

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

Trading Update For Dialight Amid Falling Sales & Share Price

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

Cosmoled And Dangoo Obtain Core IP For Filament LED

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

Osram Supervisory Board Approves Lamps Business Carve-Out

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

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

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

IES Call For Papers and Progress Report Submissions

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

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

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

Lightfair 2015 – Are You Connected?

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

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

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

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

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

Eurovision Song Contest In a New Light

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

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

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

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

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

The 2015 LIGHTFAIR Interviews

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

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

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

David Cameron Visits Lighting Company acdc

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

Comments On What The New OSRAM Will Look Like

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

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

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

Osram Supervisory Board Gives Green Light To Carve Up Business

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

Philips Lighting Report Lower Sales and Profit

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

Philips Turns Time Square Ball Orange to Celebrate Dutch Kings Day

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

Call for projects: Luminale 2016 – Biennale of Lighting Culture

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

OSRAM To Split Lighting Business

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

Lightpower Donates $50,000 to Behind the Scenes Charity

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

Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of LED Location Software Company ByteLight

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

US Retailer Target To Deploy Lighting Based Location Services In Store

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

OSRAM Raises Outlook After Impressive 2nd Quarter

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

Corning Announces Deal with OLEDworks

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

Martin Professional Reveals Winners of 2015 Young Lighting Designer Contest

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

F W Thorpe Acquires Dutch Company Lightronics

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

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

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

Future Energy Solutions Wins at the British Parking Awards

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

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

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

Reuters Gets it Wrong On Philips

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

PLDC Conference Warm-up Events Announced

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

The Freescale-NXP Merger is Important to Lighting

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

CVC, KKR Reportedly in Lead to Acquire Philips

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

Luceplan and Modular Launch Co-branded Showroom

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

Edison Report Supports PLDC 2015

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

New Organizational Structure for GE Lighting

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

Acuity Brands Acquires Distech Controls for $252M

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

HARMAN’s Martin Professional Annual Young Lighting Designer Contest

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

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

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

PLDC 2015 Conference Programme Announced

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

Audi Opens New Lighting Competence Centre

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

OSRAM Announces Innovation and Technology Initiative

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

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

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

Call for Speakers for the 2015 IES Annual Conference

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

ForumLED Europe Appoints Conference Programming Committee

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

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

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

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

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

OSRAM To Remove ‘ECO’ From Halogen Packaging

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

Osram OLEDs Feature in BMW M4 Concept Iconic Lights Car

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

Last Call For The 2014 GE Edison Awards

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

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

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

Body in Dalbeattie Burn Prompts New Lighting Installation

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

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

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

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

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

2015 IES Illumination Awards Program is Open For Submissions

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

OLEDs To Reach Mass Market As Early As 2017

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

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

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

The Connected Lighting Alliance Debuts Wireless Products At CES 2015

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

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

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

BMW to Display Laser Headlights and OLED Tail lights at CES

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

Tridonic Jennersdorf Files Lawsuit Against AOC International (Europe)

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

LpS 2015 Call for Papers Now Open

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

EU Funding Available For Multi-city Smart Lighting Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Amsterdam Light Festival Opens

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

EU Considering Halogen Lamp Reprieve

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

Hess Returns To The French Market

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

Mixed Reviews For Lumenpulse: Is The Future Clear?

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

Samsung Clarifies LED Exit

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

UK Council Announces That LEDs Do Not Cause Blindness

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

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

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

Weak Demand Weighs on Philips

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

Smart Highway with Glowing Lines Now Live

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

Behind the Scenes UK Kick Started at PLASA 2014

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

PennWell Acquires Leading Lighting Media Business – Luxlive

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

Osram Completes Acquisition of Clay Paky

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

OSRAM in Deal with Nanoco for Quantum Dots

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

LED Inventor Overlooked By Nobel Prize Award

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

Philips Sells Shakespeare Composite Structures to Valmont

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

Nobel Prize Awarded For Inventing Blue LED

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

LEDs Evolve Beyond Simply Lighting Your Life

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

LED Lighting Need Not Be An ENIGMA To Urban Planners

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

“Independence” For Philips Lighting Solutions Business

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

City Planners Visit Denmarks Smart City

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

Valeo Announces Seven Finalist Teams For The Valeo Innovation Challenge

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

Rogier van der Heide Joins Zumtobel

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

GE Lighting’s Paul Morse To Retire

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

Philips Introduces CLUE – A New Lighting Competition

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

The Trouble with Twitter – GE Lighting

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

Memorial for Philip Gabriel set for 23rd September

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

LSG Lawsuit Goes To Trial 29th September

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

Zumtobel Group AG Q1 Revenue And Earnings Growth

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

Interaction Key Theme at LpS 2014 Symposium

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

Delight in Light Finalists Announced For 2014

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

IKEA GreenTech Invests In Scottish LED Technology Developer

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

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

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

Zumtobel Group Becomes Partner of Soccer Team Borussia Dortmund

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

OSRAM SYLVANIA to Relocate Danvers HQ

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

Dim Lighting May Weaken Breast-Cancer Drug’s Effects

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

Osram To Acquire Entertainment Lighting Company Clay Paky

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

Now Philips v. Rigid; Claims 11 Patent Infringements

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

LG Display to Supply Automotive OLED Panels to German Car Makers

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

Light Painting World Alliance Celebrates the International Year of Light

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

Osram Pushes Forward On Company Transformation with 7800 Job Cuts

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

Luxonic Invests £¾ Million In Led Luminaire Production

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

Philips Appoints Morgan Stanley For Lighting Unit Sale

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

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

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

Dialight Reports 43% Jump in Profit

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

Rigid Files Petition Against Philips on Patent Claims

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

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

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

Leadership Changes AGAIN At Lighting Science Group

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

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

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

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

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

CLUE Innovative Lighting Concepts Competition

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

Call For Donations To The Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund

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

Change in Osram’s Supervisory Board

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

Osram Awarded Prize By The Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology

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

Lumenpulse Completes the Asset Acquisition of Projection Lighting Limited

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

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

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

ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award

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

Osram And Vatican Sign Framework Collaboration Agreement

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

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

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

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

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

LUX Review’s 10 Most Influential People

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

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

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

OSRAM to Cut 8700 jobs-21% of Workforce

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

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

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

PlantLab and Illumitex Agree to LED Plant Research Collaboration

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

Goodbye Las Vegas!

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

Lighting Industry Launches Joint Strategy With UK Government

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

Launch of Second Annual Valeo Innovation Challenge

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

Digital Lumens and Xicato Announce Strategic Partnership For Intelligent Lighting

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

Osram Adjusts Revenue Outlook But Profit Outlook Confirmed

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

Osram Opens New LED Assembly Plant in China

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

Lux Awards Now Open For International Projects

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

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

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

Brück Electronic GmbH Launch in USA

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

DOE Publishes Fact Sheet on LED Lighting and Health

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

More UK Cities Plan to Turn Off Lights

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

Shedding Light on Inefficiency

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

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

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

Zumtobel Extends Service Offer For Free LED Lighting

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

Four New Lighting Designers Join dpa

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

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

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

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


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

IALD 100 Watt Challenge Lights Entire House

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

International Year of Light Announces Philips Lighting as First Patron Sponsor

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

LEDs Open New Markets And Business Models For Osram & Philips

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

Lighting Without UV Filters Left Malta PM with Temporarily Impaired Vision

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

Submissions Open For Delight in Light 2014

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


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

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

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

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

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

Philips and ABB Announce Collaboration

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

Ready, Steady, Light At Rose Bruford College, London

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

Barack Obama Receives Light Link From Prime Minister Rutte

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

The Connected Lighting Alliance Passes 20 Member Threshold

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

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

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

Xicato Launches Intelligent Platform Demonstration Powered by Echelon

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

Winners Announced at 2014 Lighting Design Awards

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

Toshiba To Enter Europe

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

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

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

IALD Opens Modified Entry Path To Membership To Welcome PLDA Members

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

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

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

Eindhoven Has Bold Plans For Smart LED Integration

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

Garou Blancan Winner of 2014 Professional Young Lighting Designer Contest.

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

DOE Report on LED Lamps Shows Improvements For Consumers

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

Louis Poulsen Wins Next Generation Luminaires Design Competition

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

Luminale Pecha Kucha Night – Lectures Sought

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

Call for Speakers for the 2014 IES Annual Conference

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

LIGHTFAIR 2015 Back in New York

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

Give Light and Power To a Syrian Refugee Family

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

Leviton Establishes First Base of Operations in South Africa

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

IALD Enlighten Europe 2014 Extends Speaker Deadline

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

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

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

Three Directors Resign at Lighting Science Group

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

PLDA Faces Biggest Challenge Yet

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

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

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

Lights Fail During Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony

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

LED professional Symposium +Expo 2014 Call for Papers

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

Strategies in Light Europe 2014 Call for Papers

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

Greenlux Finland and Ensto Begin Cooperation

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

Tridonic acquires sole ownership of South African sales subsidiary

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

Clay Paky To Sponsor Showlight 2017

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

The British Are Going….to San Francisco

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

Amsterdam Light Festival Invites Artists For 2014 Edition

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

Robert Juliat Lighting Features on 2013 Top Tours

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


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

DOE Publishes GATEWAY Report on Pedestrian Friendly Outdoor Lighting

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

New Venture Funding for LUXeXceL

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

Energy Efficient Lighting Plays Key Role in Reducing UK Brownouts

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

New OLED Patent Newsletter

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

Harvard collaborates with Architectural Lighting Works

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

DOE Publishes Report on Accelerated Life Testing of SSL Luminaires

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

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

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

Continued Expansion For Havells Sylvania In Erlangen, Germany

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

Bring me sunshine! Donations Doubled By UK Government

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

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

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

GE Lighting Announces Call for Entries for GE Edison Award Competition

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

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

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

Two New GOGLA Projects Kicked Off

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

Sponsorship Opportunities at IALD ENLIGHTEN EUROPE 2014

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

EdisonReport Launches First Annual LightTrades™ Awards

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

Registration Open for ASHRAE’s Hot Climate Conference in Qatar

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

Hess Report Shows €45 million Profit Never Existed

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

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

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

Future Energy Solutions to retrofit NCP car parks with LED lights

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

Inaugural Award of the Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund

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

DOE Finds Wide Variation on LED A Lamps

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

Xicato Launches Online Applications Database

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

Lighting Answers To Plasma Lighting Systems

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

Papers Sought for International Conference on Efficient Building Design

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

LuxLive 2013 Review

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

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

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

Lucibel Fastest Growing Company in Europe Award

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

Get Your Lighting Products Verified

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

OLED Market To Reach Over $1.25 billion by 2023

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

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 3 Summary

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

Dialog Semiconductor and Sengled Lighting Partner to Develop Smart Lighting Solutions

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

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 2 Summary

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

Strategies in Light Europe – Day 1 Summary

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

Xicato Receives Professional Lighting Design Recognition Award as Best Industrial Partner

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

Solar Lighting Not a Viable Option In UAE

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

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

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


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

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

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

Valeo Innovation Challenge: Just 3 months to go!

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

LUXeXceL Wins Double Accenture Innovation Awards 2013

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

Talk of Light Hides Bigger Energy Challenges

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

New Philips Logo and Brand Positioning

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

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

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

Solid State Lighting Market To Reach $56.79billion By 2018

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

Lighting expert given Freedom of London

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

Wireless Sensor Networks Show Huge Growth

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

Calls to switch on the lights on UK’s M65

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

Copenhagen to Get New Smart Lighting Network

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

Better Lighting May Improve Patients Health

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

Leviton Acquires JCC Advanced Lighting

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

EdisonReport Names Julie Allen as Editor of

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

Daylighting Group Announced in Sweden

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

Global LED lighting market could grow almost 50% in 2014

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

New Chairman for Showlight Committee

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

Lumileds Leads Growth at Philips

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

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

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

Rick Leaman Leaves OSRAM

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

Lamp Lighting Solutions Awards 2013

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

200 Jobs To Go At Siteco

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

Sound Advice for Unprofitable (LED) Start-ups

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

Special Show for Lighting Designers at EuroShop 2014

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

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

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

Philips’ Eric Rondolat Signs MOU with Dubai Municipality

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

LED professional Symposium +Expo Report

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

Ledzworld Partners with Maxtek Digicom to Produce 10 Million Lamps

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

James Thomas Engineering Appoints AC-ET for Lighting

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

Havells Sylvania Partners With Australian Organic Response

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

Preliminary Insolvency for Franz Sill

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

NORDEON B.V. Takes Over Operations from Hess

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

Sylvania Lighting Services Restructuring to Affect 900 Jobs

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

IALD Voting Opens

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

LUG Lighting now in Great Britain

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

GOGLA & GLA Teaming up to Promote Sustainable Lighting Solutions

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

ASHRAE Seeks Presenters for 2014 Conference

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

LED Lifetime & Reliability

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

Lighting Plays Significant Role for People with Alzheimer’s

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

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

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

Sharp and OSRAM Cross-Licensing Agreement

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

ZUMTOBEL Group Award 2014

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

Tridonic withdraws from magnetic ballast technology

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

Councils Face Protests at Street lights Being Turned Off

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

Tridonic extends commitment to OLEDs

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


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

Xicato France Benelux Distribution Becomes Luxendi

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

Is Britain Returning to the Dark Ages?

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

Intelligent Lighting Institute in Top 7

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