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Resources | LpO Article | Event-Reports | Trends | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 03, 2017
First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities
First LightingEurope Summit – An Outstanding Figure in the Lighting Branch, Hands Over His Responsibilities Diederik de Stoppelaar, one of the most influential and esteemed personalities in the lighting branch, has retired and passed over his responsibilities to Ourania Georgoutsakou. One of his last activities was initiating the first LightingEurope Summit, a one-day program, where a number of respected and eloquent lecturers were invited to speak. The venue, The Steigenberg Wiltcher's, in Brussels, was a good choice for this first of its kind event. About 150 lighting specialists, friends, and colleagues of Diederik de Stoppelaar attended the conference and farewell event. Read more »
Business | Organization News | ISA | Mar 20, 2017
ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards
ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards International SSL Alliance (ISA) is a not-for-profit international organization representing the SSL community worldwide, is seeking to foster and stimulate this lighting revolution further with three awards: “Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development”, “Global SSL Events of the Year” and “Global SSL Showcase Top 100”. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Business | LEDs | Trends | Mar 13, 2017
From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH
From Component to System, Andreas Weisl, CEO at Seoul Semiconductor Europe GmbH The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. The history of Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) is quite short compared with some other electronic device industries. However, it has changed and revolutionized the entire world of light within a very short period of time. Read more »
Business | Publications | News-Spot | Mar 10, 2017
RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge
RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge The new edition of the RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge has been released, with an additional chapter on magnetics. More than 1,000 online copies have been downloaded by engineers worldwide, in the first few weeks. This shows how valuable this source of in-depth practical power design information is to the power supply community. Read more »
Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 06, 2017
Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of LEDVANCE
The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities. Read more »
Business | Organization News | EPIC | IAESI | Mar 06, 2017
Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI
Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI EPIC and IAESI are mutually motivated in cooperative activities involving technological and commercial advancement in the area of photonics. The partnership will encourage direct contact and cooperation between the consortiums and its members, exchange of information and contacts, identify partners for H2020 collaborative research projects, co-host visits of delegates of each consortium’s commercial trade missions and business events. Read more »
Event Announcement | Event News | Feb 15, 2017
LpS 2017 - Europe's Leading Lighting Technologies Event - This Year for the First Time, Co-Located with “Trends in Lighting”
LpS 2017 - Europe's Leading Lighting Technologies Event - This Year for the First Time, Co-Located with “Trends in Lighting” The 7th annual LED professional Symposium +Expo will be taking place from September 26th to 28th. Every year renowned speakers and experts from the areas of research and the lighting industry meet in Bregenz, Austria for a three-day symposium and exhibition where the newest lighting technologies and innovations are presented and discussed. The symposium is comprised of a series of lectures, workshops, forums and discussion panels while the exhibition is filled with the newest technologies components and developments presented by international companies and organizations. The LpS focuses on an expert audience from the areas of Design & Engineering, Quality Assurance, Technical Management and authorities from the international lighting industry. This year the organizers are expecting over 1,600 visitors from 50 countries. Read more »
Business | Publications | News-Spot | Feb 08, 2017
Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology
Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology With its "Handbook of LED and SSL Metrology", Instrument Systems is publishing a comprehensive technical manual on the optical measurement of LED and SSL products. The work is suitable for beginners as well as experienced specialists. Not only does it cover the basics of LED and SSL metrology, it also provides detailed insights into the requirements of all current applications in the growing LED market. Read more »
LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Event-Reports | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Manufacturing | Resources | Jan 26, 2017
Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting
Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting Swiss Photonics held their Swiss Solid State Lighting Workshop in the Pantheon at Muttenz near Basel on December 12th of last year. The ambience of the automobile museum was perfect! The program covered a broad range of topics including Human Centric Lighting, Internet of Things and the results of the LASSIE project (Large Area Solid State Lighting Intelligent Efficient: A 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development). In the following article, Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional, summarizes the highlights. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Event-Reports | Business | Technologies | Applications | Jan 26, 2017
LuxLive and SILE Sharpen Focus on End-Users
LuxLive and SILE Sharpen Focus on End-Users On November 23rd and 24th, as in previous years, LuxLive was held in the Excel Center close to London’s City Airport. This year, for the second time since the merger of Revo Media and Pennwell, LuxLive and Strategies in Light Europe were co-located. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional, summarizes his impressions of the event, picking out the more technical oriented lectures held in the different "arenas". Read more »
Business | Company News | Acquisition | Jan 25, 2017
ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase
ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announces the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and the related capital increase of 11,011,281 new shares from authorized capital excluding subscription rights. ams announced on 24 October 2016 that the company had signed an agreement to acquire Heptagon, the worldwide leader in high performance optical packaging and micro-optics. Read more »
Event News | Jan 19, 2017
Industry Shows Confidence in Lighting Market – 75% Space Booked for Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017
Industry Shows Confidence in Lighting Market – 75% Space Booked for Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Global brands confirmed to present wide-ranging solutions - Overseas pavilions to reveal region-specific lighting developments! From 9 – 12 June 2017, Asia’s most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event – the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will return for the 22nd year to the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. As a continuation of the well-received show theme in 2016, next year’s “THINKLIGHT: The convergent future” focus will appropriately address market shifts and trends. Read more »
Business News | News-Spot | Dec 19, 2016
David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair
David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government. Read more »
Business News | Dec 13, 2016
Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management
Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. Read more »
Business News | Dec 01, 2016
LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD
LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD LightingEurope welcomes yesterday’s European Commission proposal on amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, LightingEurope is glad to see that the European Commission proposal imposes on Member States to set system requirements for all the technical building systems, built-in lighting included. Read more »
Event News | Dec 01, 2016
8 Benefits of Giving a Lecture at the LpS 2017 - Submit an Abstract for Europe’s Leading Lighting Conference
8 Benefits of Giving a Lecture at the LpS 2017 - Submit an Abstract for Europe’s Leading Lighting Conference The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) is the leading annual European lighting conference focusing on technologies, innovations and applications. The LpS 2017 will emphasize “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations” and cover the latest trends in application areas. Experts from academia and industry are invited to submit an abstract and present their newest research, developments, innovations and expectations for future trends to a highly qualified audience. Between the 26th and 28thof September 2017, expert speakers, attendees and exhibitors from more than 50 countries will exchange their technological know-how at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »
Event Post Show Report | LpR Article | Nov 28, 2016
LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations
LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations Like in any “Light + Building year”, there is always the question of which, if any, other shows one should attend in Europe. The visitors to the LpS 2016 knew right from the start that they had made the right decision with Bregenz. As always, the show attracted attendees, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional summarizes the highlights and shows how the newly introduced program points were received. Read more »
Business News | News-Spot | Nov 22, 2016
International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing
International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing From November 14th to 18th the International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) hosted several meetings in conjunction with the ChinaSSL conference (13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting) in Beijing, China. The Awards for Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development 2016 were given to Professor Russell D. Dupuis and Professor Harald Haas. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2016
The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization
The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that is has accomplished its goal of converging the lighting industry in support of the use of open protocols for wireless lighting solutions. Having looked at a wide variety of open protocols, TCLA has now endorsed ZigBee 3.0 for consumer applications and identified the Thread Group as the organization to develop a suitable network-layer protocol for indoor professional lighting applications. As such, the members of TCLA have agreed to dissolve the organization by the 31st of December 2016. Their work and vision for interoperable wireless lighting solutions will continue at TCLA's partner organizations: the ZigBee Alliance, the Thread Group and the Fairhair Alliance. Read more »
Business News | Nov 16, 2016
EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation
EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing public understanding of the science of Photonics, collaborate on information exchange, projects, events, and advisory mandates with an aim of bringing cooperation and, ultimately, the best new Lighting technologies and innovations to market. Read more »
Featured | Business News | Nov 15, 2016
Smart Lighting for Smart Cities
Smart Lighting for Smart Cities The winds of technical change are blowing through cities and communities. Digital networking is not only providing municipal authorities with considerable benefits but is also making cities safer and better places to live. Read more »
Event Post Show Report | Oct 10, 2016
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Gathered a Record 140,000+ Visitors from Around the World
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Gathered a Record 140,000+ Visitors from Around the World Taking the lighting sector’s transformation in stride, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) wrapped up its 21st edition with visitor figures reaching a record high. The expo maintains its steady position as an influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event by receiving strong industry support – support that was demonstrated through its largest annouced visitor figures in decades. The 2016 edition, held from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, welcomed 145,080 visitors (2015: 135,990) – more than a six percent increase from last year’s numbers – from 137 countries and regions. These professionals hailed from China as well as from various developed and emerging markets worldwide. The top 10 overseas visiting countries and regions were Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the US, Australia, Italy and Germany. Read more »
Event News | Commentary | Oct 03, 2016
LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends
LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. Exciting product launches were presented in the exhibition and at the international press conference at the LpS 2016. Among the presenting companies were: Auer Lighting, Dow Corning, Flip Chip Opto, Gigahertz-Optik, iLumTech, Ophir Photonics, Plessey and UL. Read more »
News-Spot | Business News | Sep 29, 2016
Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO
Fraen Color-Mixing Zoom System Patent for LED Lighting Issued by USPTO READING, Mass. (September 28, 2016) — Fraen is pleased to announce that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued a patent on the cornerstone product of Fraen’s entertainment lighting optics portfolio. Patent number 9,411,083 was granted on August 9, 2016, and covers Fraen’s system for colormixing zoom LED lighting optics. Read more »
Event Post Show Report | Sep 23, 2016
LpS 2016 - The Leading European Lighting Conference Forecasts Further Transformations
LpS 2016 - The Leading European Lighting Conference Forecasts Further Transformations The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. About 1,500 lighting professionals and over 100 exhibitors took part in Europe’s foremost lighting conference and exhibition. Experts from academia and industry, including Prof. Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2014, discussed cutting edge findings and explored new technologies and applied them to business models and use cases in applications. The conversion of lighting, which started with LED and OLED light sources, will continue with new technologies such as communication tools and IoT. The LpS 2016 also showed that lighting will be transformed into specific solutions for things such as Horticulture Lighting, Automotive Lighting and Indoor and Outdoor Lighting. Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations, the motto of the LpS 2016, conveyed the key aspects for new lighting solutions – building synergies between devices, algorithms and usages. Read more »
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