Business News | Organization News | CIE | Events | Feb 05, 2020

Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance

Novel Coronavirus: Impact on the 5th CIE Expert Symposium on Color and Visual Appearance CIE is well aware of the novel coronavirus situation in China which is impacting upon Hong Kong and other regions. This brings a layer of difficulty in confidently holding the event in Hong Kong. A survey has been created to help us in the planning for this event. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 22, 2020

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram Casambi®, the pioneer and market leader in wireless lighting controls and networks based on Bluetooth Low Energy, is deepening its technology partnership with OSRAM. An agreement has been signed that will see Osram leverage the benefits of Casambi's class-leading embedded Bluetooth module and software technology. The move will act as a solid base to develop further intelligent Casambi-ready hardware, as well as lighting control software solutions for the professional lighting market. Read more »

Business | SSL | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | Jan 09, 2020

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura The world-leading pioneer in sustainable energy technology Shuji Nakamura, PhD, professor of Materials at University of California Santa Barbara, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Read more »

Business | Event News | LpS | TiL | Zhaga | Jan 09, 2020

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

Business News | Dec 20, 2019

The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs

The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met early December in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland. Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in 2020. Maurice Maes, as a representative of LightingEurope, was appointed President. He is employed by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, as Head of Standards & Regulations. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | HCL | Dec 11, 2019

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership CIRCADIAN ZircLight Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE:AYI) which will bring to the North American lighting market spectrally-engineered Zirc™ LED lights that boost human performance, health and well-being by entraining our natural circadian rhythms to mitigate the issues associated with circadian disruption. Read more »

Business | Company News | Dec 02, 2019

LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes

LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes Finnish optics specialists make key changes to the leadership team. Petteri Saarinen has been appointed as the new CEO of LEDiL, a leading company in the global LED secondary optics market. Petteri Saarinen has more than 20 years of operational and international experience within several different companies. His most recent position was in the Finnish inductive energy solutions firm Trafotek. Read more »

Organization News | Circular Economy | LightingEurope | Business | Nov 14, 2019

EUROPEANS’ FAVOURITE PRODUCTS: Contributing to the Circular Economy

EUROPEANS’ FAVOURITE PRODUCTS: Contributing to the Circular Economy Europe is known for its high quality and innovative products backed by a growing regulatory framework. This years-long knowledge and experience together with the EU institutional change put us now in an excellent position to reflect and ensure the framework delivers and is tailored to accelerating Europe’s circular economy transition. Read more »

Business | General | DoE | Nov 14, 2019

Maine Sues Department of Energy Over Light Bulbs

Maine Sues Department of Energy Over Light Bulbs Maine is one of 16 states now suing the US administration over light bulbs. They're challenging the Department of Energy's new rule rolling back efficiency standards. Read more »

Business News | Osram | Nov 14, 2019

Osram Recommends Current Takeover Offer from ams

Osram Recommends Current Takeover Offer from ams Osram has concluded a comprehensive business combination agreement with ams and recommends its shareholders accept the current takeover offer. "After intensive negotiations, we have agreed on many decisive framework conditions for the future of Osram and our employees," said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. "The most important thing is that the employees at German locations are protected from merger-related layoffs until the end of 2022.” In addition, the strong Osram brand is to be reflected in the company name of the new group. The sensor specialist ams explicitly supports the photonics strategy of Osram. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Cities | Services | Oct 29, 2019

Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement

Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement Tridonic, a world-leading supplier of lighting technology, and NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group, the major 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 Cities. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Acquisition | Oct 16, 2019

Signify to Acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to Strengthen Position in North America

Signify to Acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to Strengthen Position in North America Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Eaton to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions for USD 1.4 billion (approx. EUR 1,270 million) in cash. Closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions and is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020. Read more »

Event News | GZ Int. Lighting Exhibition | Oct 08, 2019

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2019: Visitor Numbers Grow and a Packed Event Program Proves a Hit

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2019: Visitor Numbers Grow and a Packed Event Program Proves a Hit Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition once again welcomed the world's lighting industry to South China's bustling metropolis. Concurrently held with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, the shows received 172,856 visitors from 133 countries and regions during the four-day trade fairs. Held from 9 ‒ 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, a total of 2,626 exhibitors from 22 countries and regions showcased the latest lighting and LED products, technology and solutions over 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. Read more »

LpS 2019 | Event News | Oct 01, 2019

LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends

LpS/TiL 2019 - Europe's Foremost Lighting Conference Discussed Latest Lighting Trends Last week saw the co-hosted LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS), Trends in Lighting Forum &Show (TiL) and for the first time the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) Summit return to Bregenz, Austria. The three international conference and exhibition events were carefully curated to bring together a unique blend of award winning industry talent including; architects, planners, lighting designers, scientists and technologists. Read more »

Event News | LpS 2019 | TiL 2019 | LpS Awards | TiL Awards | News-Spot | Oct 01, 2019

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2019 LpS & TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light It is a great pleasure for the LpS and TiL organization committee to announce the award winners for 2019. For the second time in a row, after the traditional cruise on the lake from Bregenz to Lindau, the gala dinner at the Eilgut Halle has proven to being a great place for the LpS & TiL award ceremony. There were 8 award categories covering ground-breaking scientific research through to solutions, designs and innovative applications to celebrate the complete spectrum of light. In addition, this year in celebration of the 75th issue of LED professional Review magazine 6 people were honored for their significant contribution and influence on LpR Magazine. Read more »

Event News | DiiA | Zhaga | LpS 2019 | Smart Lighting & IoT | News-Spot | Sep 30, 2019

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting Plug-and-play interoperability between luminaires and sensors and communication modules is an essential requirement for Smart City lighting. This has been the primary motivation for the collaboration between the Zhaga Consortium and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) over the upcoming Zhaga-D4i specifications. Both organisations are therefore proud to announce that booth C17 at the LED professional Symposium in Bregenz showcased the world's first Zhaga-D4i interoperability demonstration. Read more »

Event News | DiiA | DALI Summit | LpS 2019 | TiL 2019 | News-Spot | Aug 30, 2019

DALI Summit 2019 Looks at DALI in Action, DALI with Wireless, and DALI in the Future

DALI Summit 2019 Looks at DALI in Action, DALI with Wireless, and DALI in the Future The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has unveiled details of the program for the DALI Summit 2019, a one-day conference taking place on Wednesday September 25th in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

Event News | Aug 26, 2019

LpS 2019 - Europe’s Foremost Lighting Technology Conference | 24-26 SEPT, BREGENZ

LpS 2019 - Europe’s Foremost Lighting Technology Conference | 24-26 SEPT, BREGENZ Trends setting lighting event with international key lectures and forefront exhibitors. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 23, 2019

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from Mount Kelvin. Ensto Workspaces is a smart lighting control solution that improves employee experience by making light personalized. Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from control system supplier Mount Kelvin, while also investing in Mount Kelvin. Ensto continues to develop the innovative lighting control solution now called Ensto Workspaces. Read more »

Business News | Company News | MOSO | Aug 13, 2019

The Head of the Seven Wonders - Beijing Daxing International

The Head of the Seven Wonders - Beijing Daxing International Airport is completed, which use of MOSO LUP series LED Drivers. According to the 2016 “Guardian” selected the Seven Wonders of the New World, China has taken two seats. One is the Zhuhai-Hong Kong-Macau Bridge, and the other is the top-ranked Beijing Daxing International Airport! Read more »

Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market

Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »

Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Aug 02, 2019

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn

The 24th Guzhen Lighting Fair Kicks off to Offer Global Buyers a Feast with 6 Highlights This Autumn Recollection is like a song, outlook a poem. Since the first exhibition in 1999, the China Guzhen International Lighting Fair (hereinafter Guzhen Lighting Fair) has evolved all the way from a biennial, to an annual, and now a biannual fair featuring exhibitions and merchant networking. After many years of development, it has become a hub of procurement for the lighting sector, and an ambassador for Guzhen as the world center of lighting. The 24th Lighting Fair is slated to be held on October 22-26, 2019. The eight venues will be lit in Guzhen Town, Zhongshan, illuminating the town and shining a light on the industry. Read more »

Business News | Organization Statements | LightingEurope | Environment | Circular Economy | Aug 01, 2019

EU Policy Offers the Lighting Industry Risks and Opportunities

EU Policy Offers the Lighting Industry Risks and Opportunities The European Union is pushing a number of policy initiatives in the coming months and years that will have a profound impact on the business models of firms competing in the European lighting industry. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | DiiA | Certification | Aug 01, 2019

DALI-2 Certification of Sensors and Input Devices Is Now Underway

DALI-2 Certification of Sensors and Input Devices Is Now Underway The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has introduced DALI-2 certification for a range of products including light sensors, occupancy sensors, push-buttons, switches and sliders. These products, known as DALI-2 input devices, provide user-derived and environmental information to the lighting-control system. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Siteco | Jun 26, 2019

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company. Read more »

Business | Company News | Zumtobel | Jun 13, 2019

Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal

Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal The international lighting company Zumtobel Group officially opened its new group-wide software competence centre for lighting technologies in Porto, Portugal. Tridonic, the lighting technology company of the Zumtobel Group, operates the new software competence centre. Read more »

Event News | DALI-2 | Light Fair International | News-Spot | May 02, 2019

DiiA Holds DALI-2 Seminar at Lightfair International

DiiA Holds DALI-2 Seminar at Lightfair International Speakers representing DiiA, ANSI and Georgia Power will offer an in-depth look at the digital DALI-2 protocol, and will also describe standardization of intra-luminaire DALI and implementation in one of the world's largest outdoor lighting networks. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | IoT Ready | Partnerships | Apr 02, 2019

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium Zhaga and the IoT Ready Alliance are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. The objective is to foster a harmonized, global set of interface specifications for sensor-to-luminaire integration and to remove confusion in the industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Mar 21, 2019

Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries

Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries Cree, Inc. announces the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Lighting Products business unit ("Cree Lighting"), which includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. for approximately $310 million before tax impacts, including up-front and contingent consideration and the assumption of certain liabilities. Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $225 million, subject to purchase price adjustments, and has the potential to receive a targeted earn-out payment of approximately $85 million based on an adjusted EBITDA metric for Cree Lighting over a 12-month period beginning two years after the transaction closes. Read more »

EDITORIAL

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Ceiling Mount Multi-Sensor 810-PLT-DZB EuControls is excited to announce the addition of a compact ceiling mount multi-sensor/controller to its growing wireless lighting controls product portfolio. The S810-PLT-DZB is a unique Zigbee compatible energy management device aimed at new and retrofit indoor lighting projects that require ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications

Selecting the UV LED Wavelength for Purification Applications Patrick Durand is the Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions (FLS) with over 15 years of experience in the solid state lighting industry. Patrick leads the FLS Technical Marketing teams and FLS laboratory teams located in multiple regions around the world with the objective of ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »