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 »

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 »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Bluetooth | Mar 14, 2019

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 13, 2019

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities Delta Electronics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Delta"), a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Amerlux"), a U.S.-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, will acquire 100% of Amerlux's interests for USD 90,000,000 (approx. NTD 2,769,300). The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The aforementioned agreement includes an earn-out mechanism in which Delta will pay an additional pre-established amount for the transaction should Amerlux's 2019 EBITDA(1) and revenue reach a predetermined target. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | LiFi | Feb 21, 2019

Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market

Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is striving for the use of their innovative LED solutions to empower the latest in wireless technologies called LiFi. The newest trial, conducted in partnership with pureLiFi, uses LED lights to send large amounts of data while appearing as normal LED light to the human eye. The LiFi trial reflects a series of moves by Zumtobel to evolve lighting beyond its core function of pure illumination and solve challenges for high-speed secure wireless connectivity. Read more »

Business | Company News | Bilton | News-Spot | Feb 19, 2019

Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton

Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton Patrick Mueller, founder of the light specialist, Bilton, will be working at the company until the end of March, at which time he will hand over his duties to his successor. He will remain loyal to the company by being available as an external consultant. Read more »

Business | Company News | Branding | Partnerships | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 07, 2019

Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc.

Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc. Lighting Science Group announces the launch of Healthe Inc. whose mission is to create environments where light is an active component of one's health. Healthe is carrying forward the Lighting Science legacy, utilizing its core technology and intellectual property to create circadian solutions that support the health, well-being and performance of people through their built environments. The company is launching an extensive line of new commercial products as well as incorporating the consumer products that made Lighting Science the leading circadian lighting company of the past decade. Read more »

Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Jan 25, 2019

Job Opportunity: DiiA General Manager

Job Opportunity: DiiA General Manager DiiA, the global industry alliance for DALI lighting control, is looking for a new General Manager. Read more »

Business | Company News | Financial | Acquisition | CoB LEDs | Jan 23, 2019

Lumitech Takes Over CoB Division for Special Applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf

Lumitech Takes Over CoB Division for Special Applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf Lumitech will acquire the COB (chip-on-board) divison except for general lighting applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf. The purchase enables the continuation of this business unit including development and production in the Technology Center Jennersdorf. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | microLEDs | GaN-on-Si | Nov 19, 2018

EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology

EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED technology to the mass market. microLEDs are the key optical technology for next-generation AR applications. Read more »

Company News | Business | Financial | Nov 14, 2018

Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future

Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future Comparable revenue increased almost 2% to €4.1 billion in fiscal year 2018. Despite economic challenges and a difficult market environment, Osram held its ground in fiscal 2018 and increased its revenue slightly on a comparable basis. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Oct 19, 2018

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Oct 18, 2018

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini AB Fagerhult (publ) (“Fagerhult”) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the shareholders of iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A (“iGuzzini”) to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. Read more »

Company News | Nichia | Oct 06, 2018

Dr. Ulf Meiners, New Managing Director at Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH

Dr. Ulf Meiners, New Managing Director at Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH announced in a meeting with LED professional at LpS Bregenz that Dr. Ulf Meiners, has assumed the position Managing Director in October 2018. Dr. Meiners has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor development and manufacturing. He is bringing with him to Nichia this experience in his previous role as Managing and Technical Director for a Compound Semiconductor Development and Production company. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Aug 01, 2018

Closeout of Europe's Lighting Brands Continues - Osram Initiates Sale of Luminaire Business

Closeout of Europe's Lighting Brands Continues - Osram Initiates Sale of Luminaire Business Seven years after buying Siteco and after forming the Osram Lighting Solutions business unit, Osram's management board has decided to divest its luminaires business. Because of numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly. That allows Osram to initiate an organized sales process of the LS business unit. Read more »

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LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs

LumiTop 4000: Comprehensive Optical Wafer Testing for μLEDs Instrument Systems offers a unique camera-based measurement solution for μLED wafer testing that generates 2-dimensional, pixel-resolved optical analyses within given cycle times. The LumiTop 4000 has a resolution of 12 MP and can detect the smallest of defects and inhomogeneities on the wafer. ... Read more »

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Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED

Lumileds Maximizes Field Usable Lumens: New LUXEON HL2X LED Lumileds introduces the LUXEON HL2X, the ideal choice for roadway lighting and sports lighting fixtures with the highest flux and efficiency in an industry standard package. "With 318+ lumens at 700 mA and 85°C, LUXEON HL2X delivers more 'field usable lumens' for optical engineers to work with. ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight

Australian Associated Press Recently Wrote: Red Light Could Improve Over-40s' Eyesight A small LED torch that emits deep red light could help improve declining eyesight, scientists have said: A study by University College London, involving a small sample size of 24 people, has shown that staring at long wavelength light for three minutes every day can "significantly improve vision" ... Read more »

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Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection

Signify Invests to Broaden Its UV-C Lighting Portfolio for Professional Disinfection Signify, the world leader in lighting, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. Read more »