Event News | Event Announcement | Feb 27, 2017

LightingTech Qatar Conference Qatar - Investing in Infrastructure and Urban Development

LightingTech Qatar Conference Qatar - Investing in Infrastructure and Urban Development Qatar is gearing up for the FIFA World Cup 2022 and is investing in infrastructure and urban development. Current investement will enable delivery of the Qatar Vision 2030 and support anticipated influxes of tourists, a growing economy and population. All of which demands increased investment in lighting. 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 »

LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Event-Reports | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Manufacturing | Resources | Feb 15, 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 »

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 »

Resources | LpR Article | Event-Reports | Business | Technologies | Applications | Feb 08, 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 »

Event News | Jan 11, 2017

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 | Dec 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 | 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 »

Company News | Partnerships | Business News | Nov 29, 2016

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) and Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in Beijing two weeks ago. 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 Post Show Report | Oct 03, 2016

LpS 2016 - The Leading European Lighting Conference Forecasts Further Transformations

Registration 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 »

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 27, 2016

LightingTech Egypt: A Step Forward Towards a Smart and Sustainable City

LightingTech Egypt: A Step Forward Towards a Smart and Sustainable City Cairo (September 26, 2016) – In the presence of senior representatives from several government-backed entities in Egypt, Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM) proudly launched the 2nd annual LightingTech Egypt conference today at Dusit Thani Lakeview, Cairo, Egypt. Read more »

Business News | Sep 07, 2016

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor

Mouser Announces Availability of TI's OPT3002 Light-to-Digital Sensor Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the OPT3002 light-to-digital sensor from Texas Instruments (TI). Greatly improving system performance over standard photodiodes and photoresistors, the fully-integrated OPT3002 delivers the functionality of an optical power meter all within a single small device. Offering a wide spectral bandwidth, flexible and automated light measuring over a 23-bit effective dynamic range, and a simplified software and set-up configuration, this low-power optical sensor is ideal for use in optical spectral systems that require detection of a variety of wavelengths, such as optically-based diagnostic systems, or even as a low-power, battery-operated wake-up sensor. Read more »

Business News | Aug 30, 2016

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari

EPIC Strengthens Team with Carmen Ferrari Carmen Ferrari, a certified meetings professional with a bachelor in business administration, joins EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) as Events and Marketing Manager. Carmen is passionate about bringing people together and has a wealth of experience in facilitating interaction among individuals. Read more »

Business News | Aug 23, 2016

Acquisition of Nualight’s LED Driver Business Strengthens Fulham’s European Channels

Fulham Company Group, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the LED Driver business of Lumotech, based in Alkmaar, Netherlands, from Nualight, a manufacturer of specialty LED products. With completion of this acquisition, Lumotech will become Fulham’s new European Design Centre. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Aug 17, 2016

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production

Honglizhihui Group: LED Production Base in Nangchang Jiangxi has Officially Started Production Recently, Guangzhou Hongli Opto-Electronic Co.,Ltd. (Honglitronic) has announced that the company is officially renamed as Hongli Zhihui Group Co.,Ltd in July, 2016. In the meantime, the LED production base in Nangchang Jiangxi has officially started production. Read more »

Event Announcement | Event News | Aug 12, 2016

LpS 2016 – The Leading European Lighting Conference Announced a Comprehensive Program

Conversations.jpg The 6th International LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS 2016) in Bregenz, Austria, from September 20th to 22nd, has increased the conference program to 5 parallel running tracks with 100+ lectures, 4 workshops, 3 forums and 3 top-level keynotes. The three days of the symposium have been divided into a “Strategy Day” followed by a “Technology and Design Day” and ending with a “Solution Day”. In addition to the outstanding conference program, over 100 exhibitors will present latest innovations and the current status of LED and OLED lighting in the 3,000 square meter exhibition area. The organizers are expecting more than 1,500 visitors from over 50 countries. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Aug 12, 2016

InterLumi Panama 2016 Made Its Inauguration in a Complete Success

InterLumi Panama 2016 Made Its Inauguration in a Complete Success InterLumi Panama, held its first edition from July 6 - 8 2016, at ATLAPA Convention Center this summer. Attracting over 120 companies from 18 countries/regions and 1,977 high quality visitors from 27 countries/regions, InterLumi Panama 2016 has launched its first step to introduce LATAM’s lighting market to the whole world. Read more »

Business News | Aug 03, 2016

Fulham Opens New European Headquarters and Design Centre

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has established a new European headquarters and design centre in Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Opening of the new regional headquarters follows Fulham Group’s recent asset acquisition of Lumotech’s LED driver business which itself is based in Alkmaar. The transaction to acquire Lumotech assets was completed on June 30, 2016. Read more »

Business News | Jul 26, 2016

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT

ams Acquires Color and Spectral Sensing Specialist MAZeT ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, has closed the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in the color and spectral sensing systems specialist MAZeT GmbH for an undisclosed amount in cash. The strategic acquisition extends ams’ market leadership in advanced optical sensors and strengthens ams’ position in emerging optical sensing applications. Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

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