Business | Company News | IP Licensing Agreements | Mar 28, 2018

Osram and Nichia Announce to Expand IP Co-Operation

Osram and Nichia Announce to Expand IP Co-Operation Osram and Nichia emphasize the significance of intellectual property (IP) in their business fields and announce their intention to expand the license co-operation. Read more »

Business | Company News | Branding | Mar 16, 2018

Philips Lighting Will Become Signify Satisfying the Licensing Agreement with Royal Philips

Philips Lighting Will Become Signify Satisfying the Licensing Agreement with Royal Philips Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced its intention to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signify. The choice of our new company name originates from the fact that light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning. Read more »

Event News | Interlumi | Mar 16, 2018

InterLumi Is Presented in Spain as a Gateway to the Lighting Market in Latin America and the Caribbean

InterLumi Is Presented in Spain as a Gateway to the Lighting Market in Latin America and the Caribbean On February 20, InterLumi Panama celebrated its presentation in Spain, at an event held at the NH Collection Hotel Paseo del Prado in Madrid, which included the participation of the Embassy of Panama in Spain, the professional editorial of lighting, smartLIGHTING, the Spanish Association of Lighting Manufacturers (ANFALUM), the Association of Distributors of Electrical Material (ADIME), the Spanish Association for the Internationalization of Electronics, Information, and Telecommunications Companies (SECARTYS), the Association of Manufacturers of Electrical Material (AFME) and the Professional Association of Lighting Designers (APDI). They account for 95% of the total of lighting, electricity and automization sector in Spain. All of them showed interest in cooperating with InterLumi. Read more »

Event News | LpS 2018 | TiL 2018 | Rogier van der Heide | News-Spot | Mar 15, 2018

TiL 2018 Announces Influential Curator Rogier van der Heide Who is on a Mission to Empower and Inspire Everyone

TiL 2018 Announces Influential Curator Rogier van der Heide Who is on a Mission to Empower and Inspire Everyone Trends in Lighting (TiL), proudly announces its curator for 2018 will be Rogier van der Heide. A master of light, a provocateur and a futurist, Rogier is on a mission to curate an event that will empower and inspire everyone. Read more »

Featured | Business | Intellectual Properties | Mar 15, 2018

Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success

Enforcement of B.O.S.E. Patents: A Continuous Success White light generation is one of the most fascinating topics the LED industry deals with. The silicate-based white LED technology enables white LEDs to be produced with higher accuracy and increased brightness. Preferred applications for these kinds of LEDs are smartphones, notebooks, navigation systems, and other display products. Said technology is thus relevant for a significant proportion of today’s LED market. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Zhaga | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitalization and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area. The organizations have now signed a liaison agreement with the aim to share technical information about available and upcoming specifications and certification programs, and the timelines of these. Read more »

Intellectual Properties | Featured | Business | Mar 13, 2018

LED Patent Lawsuit

Tridonic initiated patent lawsuits against telecommunication retailer S-KON eKontor24 GmbH. Although District Court Munich I affirmed Tridonic’s arguments, parties agreed on a settlement for reasons of legal certainty and prompt settlement of the dispute. Read more »

Business | Company News | Optics | Mar 13, 2018

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD The SILICONE LENSES from KHATOD boast an exclusive silicone processing method: Khatod customized the cold-injection process by implementing innovative technologies never used before in the transformation phase of silicone while it is injected. 100% made in Khatod. Read more »

Business | Company News | Event News | Mar 12, 2018

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building The Spanish multinational showcases its new portfolio of products and solutions in Hall 4.0 at stand B80. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 09, 2018

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 07, 2018

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology using Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power and DG Light to bring to the market a wide range of components and products designed for setting up smart lighting infrastructures in commercial spaces. Read more »

Business | Partnerships | Mar 01, 2018

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback Foxconn LED Lighting Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Comeback as their regional strategic partner for the sales, distribution and deployment of LED lighting products in France and related territories. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Feb 27, 2018

LED Expo Thailand-2018: Hosted Buyer Program

LED Expo Thailand-2018: Hosted Buyer Program The 6th edition of LED Expo Thailand 2018, ASEAN’s largest International Exhibition on LED products & technology will be held from 10-12 May 2018 in Bangkok. The Expo would welcome more than 300 exhibitors, who would prep their latest to display on an expanse of over 20,000 sqm of exhibit area for about 15,000 international trade visitors at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. LED Expo Thailand 2018 would cater to the demand of evolution in the existing lighting technology. Read more »

Event News | News-Spot | Feb 21, 2018

InterLumi Panama Is Lighting Up a New Sector in Energy Efficiency in Its 3rd Edition

InterLumi Panama Is Lighting Up a New Sector in Energy Efficiency in Its 3rd Edition Following the global trend of energy efficiency, InterLumi Panama, the international lighting fair, will inaugurate a renewable energy pavilion at its 3rd edition. Read more »

Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Jan 31, 2018

Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities

Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Joanneum Research) is a business-oriented leader of innovation and a technology provider. It is linked to a worldwide network and has provided cutting-edge research according to the highest international standards for almost forty years. With a focus on applied research and technology development, Joanneum Research plays a key role in transfer of technology and know-how. Our Materials Institute focuses primarily on micro- und nanotechnology, surface functionalization, materials science, sensors und laser-production technologies. Joanneum Research is looking for candidates to fill two vacancies. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Nanowire | Jan 31, 2018

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Intel Capital as a new investor. In addition to Intel Capital, the majority of existing Aledia investors participated in the €30 million round, including Braemar Energy Ventures, Demeter, the Ecotechnologies Fund of Bpifrance, (the French national industrial bank), IKEA Group, the venture capital arm of IKEA, Sofinnova Partners and Supernova Invest. Read more »

Event News | Jan 29, 2018

ELA EXPO LIGHTING AMERICA 2018 - Light, Design & Comfort

ELA EXPO LIGHTING AMERICA 2018 - Light, Design & Comfort Expo Lighting America is the yearly meeting where designers, architects, distributors, large consumers, government representatives and lighting lovers acquire first-hand experience of trends and innovations in design and technology that enhance their knowledge and inspire new creations. Read more »

Event News | Jan 23, 2018

LpS Is More Relevant Today Than Ever Before

LpS Is More Relevant Today Than Ever Before Every sector has been affected by the dramatic evolution of technology that has taken place in the last decade. In lighting, this evolution has become a revolution, taking us from the use of phosphors, through LEDification and on into the current-day connected, smart solutions that open up the sector to a whole new world of potential. Read more »

Event News | Jan 23, 2018

The Future of Lighting Design Needs You

The Future of Lighting Design Needs You The Trends in Lighting (TiL) conference successfully launched last year. A combined 1800 delegates joined leading light experts from international companies including Zaha Hadid Architects, Amazon, Philips Lighting, Osram and Zumtobel Group. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Jan 15, 2018

LED Expo 2017 Reflected Growth Akin to the Booming Sector of Efficient Lighting Technology

LED Expo 2017 Reflected Growth Akin to the Booming Sector of Efficient Lighting Technology  LED Expo 2017, India’s largest exhibition for LED lighting products and technology, concluded on an affirmative note with new record growth. This key business and networking event that took place in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, served as an apt platform to showcase the product and technical innovations from the LED industry and cost effective alternatives in full display. Read more »

Resources | LpO Article | Event-Reports | Technologies | Measurement | Jan 11, 2018

Measurement Seminar – from SSL to Displays

Measurement Seminar – from SSL to Displays For the third consecutive year, Instrument Systems invited engineers from all industries that deal with light measurement of SSL products and different kinds of displays to their seminar. LED professional’s Editor in Chief, Arno Grabher-Meyer, was also pleased to receive (and accept) an invitation. In this article he shows what attendees can expect, who might find this event of interest, who would benefit the most and who should definitely not miss the next opportunity to attend. Read more »

Event News | Dec 20, 2017

Under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality, LightingTech Abu Dhabi was Launched Today

Under the Patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality, LightingTech Abu Dhabi was Launched Today Under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Municipality and hosted & strategically endorsed by Etihad ESCO, LightingTech Abu Dhabi summit was launched today at Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa. This summit is organized by Advanced Conferences & Meetings. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Event-Reports | Technologies | Trends | Dec 13, 2017

LpS Gets a Younger Sibling to Foster a Holistic System Approach

LpS Gets a Younger Sibling to Foster a Holistic System Approach For the most part our readers are aware of the fact that the LpS has a strong focus on the component level, but after the 6th event, the Luger Research team realized that it was time to find a way to push the more holistic system approach. After much consideration and careful planning, the Trends in Lighting (TiL) Forum and Show was initiated and took place in conjunction with the LpS 2017. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional took a close look at both exhibitions and the lectures to find out what the audience thought of the extension and broader outlook. Read more »

Business | Company News | Nov 23, 2017

Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation

Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation Osram’s new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, begins operation on time. “We are both on schedule and within budget,” pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday. “Given our enormous recent growth rates of 19 percent in the LED business, we are pleased to have the new production capacities. Our investment in Kulim also attests to the technology shift and our transition to becoming a high-tech corporation: At the beginning of this decade, conventional lighting still accounted for 80 percent of Osram's business. Today, two-thirds of our sales are based on optical semiconductors.” Read more »

Event News | Nov 21, 2017

Abu Dhabi is Now Investing in Sustainable Lighting

Abu Dhabi is Now Investing in Sustainable Lighting Abu Dhabi is one of the most active cities in the region that is investing in sustainable development and a significant part of this investment is focused on energy efficiency in buildings and extension landscape lighting. Abu Dhabi has taken a strong stance on integrating its infrastructure through their smart city’s integration pilot and subsequently continues to retrofit existing buildings to deliver on its promises to reduce energy consumption by 20%. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Business | Company News | Nov 17, 2017

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe ‘Data brain’ for smart building activity to revolutionise real estate market: Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Nov 15, 2017

19th CIOE - China International OPTOELECTRONIC EXPO

19th CIOE - China International OPTOELECTRONIC EXPO 57,348 visitors from 67 countries and regions attended CIOE 2017, which is an increase of 13% compared to last year. 110,000m2 exhibition area presenting the entire optoelectronic ecosystem. 1,668 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions attended, which is an increase of 6% from last year. 3,653 optoelectronic brands were presented, which is an increase of 15% compared to last year. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Nov 13, 2017

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Welcomes Record Number of Over 156,000 Global Visitors

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Welcomes Record Number of Over 156,000 Global Visitors The fair remains true to its mission of promoting global dialogue and exploring the convergent future. Visitors celebrate the fair as an effective sourcing and networking platform. Kicking off on 9 June, the 22nd edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) welcomed visitors for the four-day fair during which key industry players had the chance to explore the convergent future of the lighting industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 13, 2017

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office in the Munich region. Osram and Continental will each have a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to generate annual sales in the mid-triple-digit-million-euro range with a workforce of around 1,500 employees and 17 locations worldwide. Dirk Linzmeier (CEO) from Osram and Harald Renner (CFO) from Continental have been named as designated managing directors. The joint venture is scheduled to start in 2018 subject to final agreement on the binding contracts and antitrust approvals. Read more »

Business | Company News | Nov 13, 2017

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic Since 1 November 2017 Jörg Kessler has been strengthening Tridonic, the lighting technology manufacturer, as SVP Global Sales & Marketing. He takes over from David Barnby, who will be taking retirement at the end of the year. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

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

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »