Business News | Organization News | DiiA | Certification | Aug 01, 2019

DALI-2 Certification of Sensors and Input Devices Is Now Underway

DALI-2 Certification of Sensors and Input Devices Is Now Underway The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has introduced DALI-2 certification for a range of products including light sensors, occupancy sensors, push-buttons, switches and sliders. These products, known as DALI-2 input devices, provide user-derived and environmental information to the lighting-control system. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Siteco | Jun 26, 2019

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company. Read more »

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 »

Event News | DALI-2 | Light Fair International | News-Spot | May 02, 2019

DiiA Holds DALI-2 Seminar at Lightfair International

DiiA Holds DALI-2 Seminar at Lightfair International Speakers representing DiiA, ANSI and Georgia Power will offer an in-depth look at the digital DALI-2 protocol, and will also describe standardization of intra-luminaire DALI and implementation in one of the world's largest outdoor lighting networks. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | IoT Ready | Partnerships | Apr 02, 2019

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium Zhaga and the IoT Ready Alliance are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. The objective is to foster a harmonized, global set of interface specifications for sensor-to-luminaire integration and to remove confusion in the industry. 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 »

Event News | DALI Summit | LpS 2019 | TiL 2019 | News-Spot | Mar 07, 2019

DALI Summit 2019 Announced - September 25th in Bregenz

DALI Summit 2019 Announced  - September 25th in Bregenz The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has announced that it will hold its first DALI Summit in Bregenz, Austria, on September 25th, 2019. Read more »

Event News | LED Expo Thailand | News-Spot | Mar 06, 2019

Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019

Pre-Registration for Visitors Begins at LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN 2019 After having conducted six highly successful editions of LED Expo Thailand, MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. and Impact Exhibition Management Co. Ltd, are all set to host the 7th edition from June 27-29, 2019 in Bangkok. The Show has now been retitled 'LED Expo Thailand + Light ASEAN' with an aim to bring forth innovations in the world of lighting, encompassing every area of illumination. The organizers have started pre-registration for visitors, who are interested in exploring the prominent Show. 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 News | Organization News | Zhaga | Memberships | Dec 17, 2018

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups The Zhaga Consortium has widened its scope of work to address new growth areas in IoT and the service economy. To implement this move, a new Consortium Agreement has been written and members have renewed their membership. Next to component and luminaire manufacturers, the NEW Zhaga aims to expand its outreach to a larger group of companies and offers a new Community Membership. 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 »

Event News | Nov 15, 2018

LpS 2019: Call for Papers

LpS 2019: Call for Papers The highly popular LpS conference program is known for its high quality and comprehensive lectures. The 2018 program received very positive feedback and it's the aim to continue to improve this standard at the LpS 2019 and to live up to the expectations of the conference attendees, the industry and research sectors as a whole. 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 »

Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Oct 05, 2018

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

LpS Awards | TiL Awards | Business News | News-Spot | Oct 03, 2018

The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light This year the LpS and TiL 2018 launched 7 new award categories spanning ground breaking scientific research in lighting all the way through to solutions, designs and innovative applications, celebrating the complete spectrum of light. Read more »

LpS2018 | Event News | News-Spot | Oct 02, 2018

1600 Delegates Question the Future of Lighting Technologies at LpS 2018

1600 Delegates Question the Future of Lighting Technologies at LpS 2018 The greatly anticipated 8th LED professional Symposium +Expo was the most comprehensive international event in lighting technologies to date. Over 1,600 leading technology experts, from industry and research, came together in Bregenz last week to explore, innovate and shape the future of lighting technologies together. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Sep 17, 2018

LensVector and Casambi Team for Remote Site Control of Lighting and Dynamic Beam Shaping

LensVector and Casambi Team for Remote Site Control of Lighting and Dynamic Beam Shaping A hands-on workshop featuring Bluetooth controls and Dynamic Beam Shaping™ will be presented by LensVector and Casambi at the upcoming darc room conference and exhibition, which takes place during the London Design Festival. Participants in the workshop will be able to set up a scene, alter the light levels, adjust the color temperatures and change the beam distribution – all from their mobile device. Visitors to the stand will also be able to control the beam shape from multiple luminaires and, for the first time, remotely view and control a professional lighting installation in Italy. Read more »

Featured | Event News | Guzhen Int. Lighting Fair | Sep 15, 2018

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair

The 22nd China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair is based in China Lighting Capital- Guzhen Town, where thousands of lighting manufacturers lies and is dubbed as the source of lightings. With the help of local government and UBM, the fair has been successfully held for 21 editions. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | LpS 2019 | TiL 2019 | Aug 20, 2018

LpS Aims to Prepare Its Delegates for the Digital Future

LpS Aims to Prepare Its Delegates for the Digital Future LEDification shook the world of lighting to its core, transforming how we engineer, innovate, design and even live. Today, in lighting, we know the next huge revolution is upon us, but unlike LEDification, this next phase is not really clear enough to define, predict or plan for. Siegfried Luger, Director of LpS, shares his thoughts on what we need to still focus on in engineering, what changes we need to make, and how he hopes LpS can guide attendees to building a secure, relevant and valuable future in lighting. Read more »

Business | Organization News | TALQ | White Paper | Aug 07, 2018

TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper

TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper The TALQ Consortium reveals in a White Paper published today many insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications including outdoor lighting networks. The document explains in detail not only the system architecture and data model, but also its functions and services. It helps cities, solution providers, project planners and other stakeholders understand the concepts and benefits of the Smart City Protocol. The full TALQ Specification Version 2.0 – allowing vendors to easily integrate the protocol in their systems - is available for TALQ member companies together with a powerful Test Suite. Read more »

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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 ... Read more »