Business & Events

Business | Fagerhult | Apr 20, 2021

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco

Fagerhult Group Acquires Seneco To strengthen our connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. Read more »

Business | LEDCity | Fundings | Apr 12, 2021

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million

Funding: LEDCity Secured CHF 2 Million LEDCity, a Zurich, Switzerland-based producer of autonomous lighting systems, announced completing a CHF 2M ($2.1M) capital funding round. The money was raised from local investors from Switzerland, including angel investors via SICTIC. Read more »

LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Business | Apr 07, 2021

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting

LightingEurope Reiterates its Call to Accelerate Renovation of Lighting LightingEurope reiterates its call on national governments across Europe and on EU institutions to redouble their efforts and further accelerate renovation across Europe. Read more »

Business | Seoul Viosys | Earnings | Apr 06, 2021

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings

Seoul Viosys Records Historical High First Quarter Earnings Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 092190), a leading global compound semiconductor provider, today announced that despite low seasonality, it achieved the highest first quarter sales of all time (preliminary sales announcement). Read more »

Business | Mar 18, 2021

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation

Atar Capital Acquires Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from Panasonic Corporation Atar Capital, a Los Angeles-based global private investment firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls from parent company, Panasonic Corporation. Both North American companies are market leaders in the industry, recognized for their award-winning commitment to quality and innovation in digital lighting design that provides end-to-end vertical lighting ecosystems. Read more »

Business | Featured | Events | Mar 11, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar explains how good light indoors contributes to health and well-being. Read more »

Business | Digi-Key | On-Semiconductor | Mar 10, 2021

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year

Digi-Key Electronics Named ON Semiconductor Global High Service Distributor of the Year       Digi-Key Electronics, the leading global electronic components distributor, was named ON Semiconductor’s Global High Service Distributor for 2020. This is the second year Digi-Key has been recognized with the Global High Service Distribution Partner Award, which honors the distributor that led channel sales, grew market share, captured increased sales of products and scored highly on overall process excellence in the evolving semiconductor market. Read more »

Business | Featured | Cree LED | Mar 04, 2021

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED.

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cree, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CREE) Cree LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”). Read more »

Business | Glamox | Mar 03, 2021

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company

Glamox has Acquired UK-based Wireless Lighting Controls Company Global lighting specialist Glamox has acquired 100 percent of the shares in UK-based company LiteIP Limited. LiteIP is located in Southampton and designs, manufactures and supplies wireless lighting control systems. Read more »

Business | Company News | Feb 23, 2021

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL

Wästberg Announces Investment by XAL Wästberg, the Swedish lighting company founded by Magnus Wästberg in 2008, has announced a new partnership with XAL, the Austrian lighting specialists. The move sees Magnus Wästberg and XAL buy-out the founding shareholders and XAL becoming the sole minority partner in the business. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting | Feb 22, 2021

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi Signify, the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify's Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves. World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is known for hosting some of the most high-profile conferences in the world such as the Global Conference on Cyber Security, World Press Freedom Conference and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. The first installation concerns one meeting room with the potential for more. Read more »

Business | Feb 20, 2021

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb

Osram Invests in UV LED Specialist Bolb With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light. The future cooperation between the two companies in the field of research will accelerate the industrialization of highly efficient and high-performance UV-C LEDs. Unlike previous solutions, LED-based disinfection systems require very little space and can be installed directly at the point of use - such as in water taps, washing machines or ventilation systems. Space-saving disinfection solutions make an important contribution to combating the coronavirus. According to Allied Market Research, the market for UV disinfection solutions is currently worth around one billion euros. This figure is expected to quadruple by 2027. Market researchers also expect the share of UV-C LED solutions to grow steadily. Read more »

Business | Company News | Merger | Jan 25, 2021

USHIO and BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH Merge to USHIO Germany GmbH

USHIO and BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH Merge to USHIO Germany GmbH Ushio Deutschland GmbH, a major European production and distribution base of Ushio Inc., has announced that it will merge with its sister company, BLV Licht- und Vakuumtechnik GmbH, to form a new company called Ushio Germany GmbH, on 1 February 2021. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Oct 21, 2020

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million

Cree to Sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 Million Cree, Inc. today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit ("Cree LED") to SMART Global Holdings, Inc. for up to $300 million, including fixed upfront and deferred payments and contingent consideration. Upon closing, creates a pure-play global semiconductor powerhouse focused on providing disruptive technology solutions to high-growth segments including EV, 5G and industrial applications. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | Osram | Sep 19, 2020

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO package. The high-power lasers in the Metal Can® TO56 package are an efficient radiation source and offer a high modulation bandwidth. 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 | Company News | General Electric | May 29, 2020

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems

GE Selling Century-old Lighting Unit to Smart Home Company Savant Systems GE is selling its lighting unit to smart home company Savant Systems for an undisclosed amount. General Electric Co. Chairman and CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that the transaction is part of GE’s ongoing process to be a more focused industrial company. Read more »

Business | Event News | Event Announcement | Light+Building | May 06, 2020

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022

New Date: Light + Building Will Be Held Again in Its Normal Sequence in 2022 In view of the world-wide situation caused by the Corona pandemic, and the prohibitions on events and travel restrictions associated with it, Messe Frankfurt has decided, jointly with its partners – ZVEI and ZVEH – and with the Trade Fair Advisory Council, to defer the eleventh Light + Building and to hold it, in accordance with its normal sequence, from 13 to 18 March 2022. Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Apr 29, 2020

LG Innotek Sells off LED Business

LG Innotek Sells off LED Business According to THE ELEC, Korea Electronics Industry Media, and other industry sources, on April 21, LG Innotek has sold off its LED business, with Wooree E&L and Seoul Semiconductor taking over the BLU LED sales rights. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Apr 01, 2020

Lutron, Cree Lighting Collaborate to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market

Lutron, Cree Lighting Collaborate to Expand Connected Lighting Solutions in U.S. Market Lutron Electronics, the industry leader in smart, scalable lighting control solutions, and Cree Lighting, a global market leader in innovative LED lighting solutions, are teaming up to introduce a variety of new connected lighting products to the market: Cree Lighting indoor and outdoor fixtures offered with Lutron wired and wireless digital fixture control technologies. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life | Save the Date: May 11th, 3 PM CEST The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

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