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Business | LEDCity | Fundings | Apr 12, 2021
Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million
Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million LEDCity, a Zurich, Switzerland-based producer of autonomous lighting systems, announced completing a CHF 2M ($2.1M) capital funding round. The money was raised from local investors from Switzerland, including angel investors via SICTIC. Read more »
Business | Mar 18, 2021
Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation
Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from parent company, Panasonic Corporation. Both North American companies are market leaders in the industry, recognized for their award-winning commitment to quality and innovation in digital lighting design that provides end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystems. Read more »
Business | Featured | Events | Mar 11, 2021
deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST
deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | May 11th, 3 PM CEST 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 “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar explains how good light indoors contributes to health and well-being. Read more »
Business | Digi-Key | On-Semiconductor | Mar 10, 2021
Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year
Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year Digi-Key Electronics, the leading global electronic components distributor, was named ON Semiconductor’s Global High Service Distributor for 2020. This is the second year Digi-Key has been recognized with the Global High Service Distribution Partner Award, which honors the distributor that led channel sales, grew market share, captured increased sales of products and scored highly on overall process excellence in the evolving semiconductor market. Read more »
Business | Featured | Cree LED | Mar 04, 2021
New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED.
New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cree, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CREE) Cree LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”). Read more »
Business | Company News | Feb 23, 2021
Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL
Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL Wästberg, the Swedish lighting company founded by Magnus Wästberg in 2008, has announced a new partnership with XAL, the Austrian lighting specialists. The move sees Magnus Wästberg and XAL buy-out the founding shareholders and XAL becoming the sole minority partner in the business. Read more »
Business | Company News | Smart Lighting | Feb 22, 2021
World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi
World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi Signify, 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 benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves. World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is known for hosting some of the most high-profile conferences in the world such as the Global Conference on Cyber Security, World Press Freedom Conference and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. The first installation concerns one meeting room with the potential for more. Read more »
Business | Feb 20, 2021
Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb
Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industrialization of highly efficient and high-performance UV-C LEDs. Unlike previous solutions, LED-based disinfection systems require very little space and can be installed directly at the point of use - such as in water taps, washing machines or ventilation systems. Space-saving disinfection solutions make an important contribution to combating the coronavirus. According to Allied Market Research, the market for UV disinfection solutions is currently worth around one billion euros. This figure is expected to quadruple by 2027. Market researchers also expect the share of UV-C LED solutions to grow steadily. Read more »
Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Jan 27, 2021
Uncompromising LED Light Quality - LED Specialists Lumitronix and LEDIM Agree on Multi-Level Partnership
Uncompromising LED Light Quality - LED Specialists Lumitronix and LEDIM Agree on Multi-Level Partnership A comprehensive partnership has been established between the German LED specialist Lumitronix and LEDIM, manufacturer of high-quality LED components. From now on, Lumitronix will distribute LEDIM's flicker-free dimmers and Dim2Warm LED engines in its far-reaching online shop www.leds.de as well as through B2B direct sales. In addition, LEDIM products will be produced at the ISO certified Lumitronix factory in Hechingen. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | Panel Discussion | Webinar | LightingEurope | Jan 27, 2021
The Digital Services Act: How to Address Product Compliance Online?
The Digital Services Act: How to Address Product Compliance Online? The proposed Digital Services Act published by the European Commission on 15 December is a unique opportunity to upgrade our European rules and make them fit for today's market reality. LightingEurope hosts an online panel discussion, one of the first opportunities for a public exchange of views on the proposed text and whether it closes the gaps in today's legislation. Read more »
Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Organization News | Webinar | Connectivity | DiiA | Zhaga | Jan 22, 2021
How to get Zhaga-D4i Certification for Luminaires, Sensors and Communication Nodes
How to get Zhaga-D4i Certification for Luminaires, Sensors and Communication Nodes The DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium will jointly host a webinar to provide details on how to achieve Zhaga-D4i certification of lighting components and luminaires. The webinar will take place on Thursday February 18th at 13:00 CET, and all interested parties are invited to attend. Speakers will include experts from the DALI Alliance, Zhaga and Dekra. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | Standardization | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Zhaga | DiiA | Dec 18, 2020
Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification
Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now, certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i certification. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | Standardization + Regulation | Smart Lighting + IoT | Dec 14, 2020
General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC
General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC The Zhaga General Assembly has decided in November 2020 to transfer the Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to the IEC. Sharing Zhaga specifications with global standard development organizations is included in the Zhaga mission and has the goal of increasing global acceptance of Zhaga specifications. Read more »
Zhaga | Connectors | Standardization | Business News | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 27, 2020
Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members
Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members Following its established policies on book publication, the Zhaga Consortium has made its Book 18 Ed. 2.0 "Smart interface between outdoor luminaires and sensing / communication modules" available to Zhaga Community members. The Zhaga Community membership is open to any company active in the lighting business free of charge. Read more »
Business News | Company News | IP Licensing Agreements | Phosphors | Nov 25, 2020
Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree Company
Nichia Corporation Becomes First to License TriGain® Technology from GE Current, a Daintree Company Nichia Corporation will become the first to license TriGain® technology from GE Current, a Daintree company and deploy it into their LED chip portfolio for lighting applications globally. TriGain®, a potassium fluorosilicate (PFS) phosphor, is a breakthrough in phosphor technology that improves the color rendering for LEDs through its unique red emission, without sacrificing efficiency. Other solutions take a significant efficiency penalty to achieve similar color rendering. Read more »
Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 11, 2020
BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian Technology
BIOS Lighting and Lumileds Partnership - New LUXEON LED® with BIOS SkyBlue® Circadian Technology Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to bringing better, healthier lighting solutions to market. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | Standardization | DALI | DiiA | D4i | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020
D4i Sensors and Controllers for Smart, IoT-ready Luminaires
D4i Sensors and Controllers for Smart, IoT-ready Luminaires The DALI Alliance (DiiA) is now offering D4i certification of DALI-based control devices that are designed for mounting on LED luminaires. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. Read more »
Business News | Event News | GZ Int. Lighting Exhibition | Nov 04, 2020
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020 Closes, Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary
Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2020 Closes, Celebrating 25 Year Anniversary Concluding on 13 October, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition reached a milestone of 25 years as a leading industry platform. From 96 exhibitors at its debut in 1996, to a total of 2,028 at this year's edition, the growth and achievements of the past quarter of a century are to be celebrated. Once again, the fair was held concurrently with Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology (GEBT) and together, the two fairs attracted over 140,000 visitors to the heart of China's manufacturing hub. As industry professionals gathered to showcase the latest lighting products and solutions, the show provided a platform to assist businesses to rebound, reconnect and regain momentum. Read more »
Business | Company News | Divestment | Oct 21, 2020
Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million
Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million Cree, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications. Read more »
Business News | Standardization | Zhaga | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Oct 09, 2020
Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward
Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires, that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0. Read more »
Business News | Event News | LpS Digital | Awards | Sep 23, 2020
LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements
LpS Digital – Awards and Announcements As part of yesterday's LpS Digital Live Event, which was broadcast directly from the Festspielhaus Bregenz, the LpS Digital 2020 Awards were presented, and event announcements were published. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Osram | Sep 19, 2020
Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers
Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO package. The high-power lasers in the Metal Can® TO56 package are an efficient radiation source and offer a high modulation bandwidth. Read more »
LightingEurope | UV-C | Business News | Sep 19, 2020
UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans
UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is advocating the installation of UV-C disinfection technologies as part of the EU Renovation Wave and the application and enforcement of existing safety rules and standards. Read more »
Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Controls | DALI-2 | Sep 11, 2020
Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution
Helvar and Steinel Join Forces for Next Generation DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution Helvar and Steinel, widely known for innovation, quality and leading lighting control technologies and solutions, announce today their international partnership. The partnership will combine Steinel's expertise in sensing technology with Helvar's expertise in Intelligent Lighting Solutions. Blending the precise, high-quality sensing of Steinel with the intelligent solution capabilities of Helvar will serve benefits such as increasing sustainability by delivering highly efficient buildings, both in terms of optimizing energy as well as space. In addition, creating more intelligent buildings for the benefits of enhancing wellbeing, comfort and productivity to its building occupants. Read more »
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