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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 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 »
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 »
Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Connectivity | The Zigbee Alliance | Sep 09, 2020
Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality
Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement — and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on creating experiences over "plumbing"? Read more »
Business News | Company News | Divestment | Sep 09, 2020
Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global
Vossloh-Schwabe Sells LMS Outdoor Product Range to LVX Global We are pleased to announce that we have sold our LMS Outdoor product division to our Australian based partner LVX Global with effect from 1 Sep-tember 2020. LVX Global handles the worldwide distribution of all network-able NB-PLC and HD-PLC products (iPC, iLC, iDC, iLIC, iLUX, iCCU). However, the stand-alone product iMCU will still be available from Voss-loh-Schwabe. We have concluded an agreement with LVX on production and logistics, which will thus continue to guarantee the existing high-quality standard. Read more »
Featured | Business News | Event News | Sep 02, 2020
The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020
The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020 In the context of national favorable policies, economic recovery, active operation recovery of enterprises, and strong audience demand, the 25th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "GILF") will be held at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan City, Guangdong Province, from October 22 to 26, 2020. Read more »
Business News | LiFi | Signify | EDZCOM | Sep 01, 2020
Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries
Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries Eindhoven, the Netherlands– Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries. Read more »
ams | OSRAM | Business News | Company News | Jul 15, 2020
EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM
EU Commisson Clears AMS' Acquisition of OSRAM The European Commission has approved unconditionally, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of OSRAM by AMS. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the European Economic Area (‘EEA'). Read more »
Business News | Standardization | UV-C | IES | IUVA | Jun 24, 2020
IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection
IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of ultraviolet "disinfection" technology in the healthcare system, initially through the development of standardized methods of measurement of ultraviolet "disinfection" products including UV lamps, luminaires and lighting/radiating systems, utilizing both discharge (e.g. low-pressure mercury and xenon) and solid-state (e.g. light-emitting diode) technologies. Read more »
Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Jun 19, 2020
Epistar and Lextar to Jointly Establish A New Holding Company
Epistar and Lextar to Jointly Establish A New Holding Company Epistar Corporation ("Epistar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2448) and Lextar Electronics Corp. ("Lextar" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 3698) announce the two companies will jointly establish a holding company A (tentative name) via share conversion, which was approved in the board of directors' meetings of Epistar and Lextar respectively today. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | Standardization | DALI-2 | DiiA | Certification | Jun 17, 2020
DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified
DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces its DALI-2 certification program has passed another milestone with the addition of the thousandth DALI-2 certified product to the organization's online product database. Read more »
Business | Business News | Company News | Partnerships | Jun 15, 2020
Panasonic Lighting Americas and Pointr Join Forces to Offer End-to-End Connected Deep Location Lighting Solutions
Panasonic Lighting Americas and Pointr Join Forces to Offer End-to-End  Connected Deep Location Lighting Solutions Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc., recently announced a strategic solution partnership with Pointr, a leader in deep location platforms. The new partnership enables an offering of end-to-end connected lighting solutions, paired with real-time location-based services, to address the convergence of physical spaces with the virtual world. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | CALI | Zhaga | Partnerships | Jun 02, 2020
CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement
CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement The past decade has witnessed the LED evolution in the China lighting industry as well as progress in the work of Zhaga in standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires. Zhaga and CALI have identified areas of mutual interest and agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperation through a liaison agreement. Consequently, the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1st, 2020. Read more »
Business News | Organization News | DiiA | Tunable White Light | Certification | Mar 02, 2020
DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers
DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has expanded the scope of the DALI-2 certification program to include tunable white color control. DiiA has added the color temperature Tc method of color control as a feature for DALI-2 control gear such as LED drivers. Commonly referred to as "tunable white", Tc allows control of the correlated color temperature (CCT) along the black-body line, from warm white to cool white. Read more »
Business News | Events | Webinar | Event News | Feb 24, 2020
WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping?
WEBINAR (May 14th): How to Achieve Better Products to the Eye Through Virtual Prototyping? In the CADFEM webinar on May, 14, 2020 you will learn, how physics-based simulations - virtual prototyping - contribute to develop better lighting products. The live presentation pictures the whole process - from editing the geometric model to the definition of light sources and sensors to the use of material properties and simulation modes. Read more »
Business News | Dec 20, 2019
The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs
The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met early December in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland. Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in 2020. Maurice Maes, as a representative of LightingEurope, was appointed President. He is employed by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, as Head of Standards & Regulations. Read more »
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