Business | Company News | General Electric | May 29, 2020

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company. Read more »

Signify | Ecodesign | Labeling | Company News | May 25, 2020

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that has taken place in the lighting industry. As the world leader in lighting, Signify offers both a leading innovative LED-based product portfolio and a wide conventional product assortment that meet the stricter requirements. With this, we will continue to serve our customers with the highest quality and energy efficient products. Read more »

Business | Event News | Event Announcement | Light+Building | May 06, 2020

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022 In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building and to hold it, in accordance with its normal sequence, from 13 to 18 March 2022. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Apr 29, 2020

LG Innotek Sells off LED Business

LG Innotek Sells off LED Business According to THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media, and other industry sources, on April 21, LG Innotek has sold off its LED business, with Wooree E&L and Seoul Semiconductor taking over the BLU LED sales rights. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Apr 01, 2020

Lutron, Cree Lighting Collaborate to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market

Lutron, Cree Lighting Collaborate to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market Lutron Electronics, the industry leader in smart, scalable lighting control solutions, and Cree Lighting, a global market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, are teaming up to introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the market: Cree Lighting indoor and outdoor fixtures offered with Lutron wired and wireless digital fixture control technologies. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Partnerships | Mar 24, 2020

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares Ecosense®, a leading LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, California. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the company's signature VIVID, BRILLIANT™ HL and HEALTHY™ product lines. This move is the first foray into the professional lamp category for Ecosense. Read more »

Business | Events | Event Announcement | Mar 16, 2020

LpS Digital - The First Digital Lighting Conference and Exhibition

LpS Digital - The First Digital Lighting Conference and Exhibition DORNBIRN, Austria, March 16, 2020 – Today, Luger Research e.U., the organizer of the LpS/TiL events in Bregenz launched LpS Digital, a new conference format for the lighting sector. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | DiiA | Tunable White Light | Certification | Mar 02, 2020

DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers

DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has expanded the scope of the DALI-2 certification program to include tunable white color control. DiiA has added the color temperature Tc method of color control as a feature for DALI-2 control gear such as LED drivers. Commonly referred to as "tunable white", Tc allows control of the correlated color temperature (CCT) along the black-body line, from warm white to cool white. Read more »

Business | Event News | LpS/TiL 2020-2021 | Mar 02, 2020

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent postponement of Light + Building to September 2020 and due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organizer of LpS 2020 and TiL 2020, Luger Research e.U. has had to make the decision to cancel the LpS/TiL 2020 events. Read more »

Business | Event News | Light+Building | Feb 25, 2020

Postponed: Light + Building To Be Held in September 2020

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 of September 2020. The cooperation partners of the international trade fair, ZVEI and ZVEH, support this decision. Read more »

Business News | Events | Webinar | Event News | Feb 24, 2020

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?

WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use of material properties and simulation modes. Read more »

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 »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | 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 »

LpS 2019 | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | DiiA | Zhaga | Event News | 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 »

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