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Business | Company News | Investment | Jul 27, 2017
Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.
Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc. Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros. Read more »
Resources | LpR Article | Commentary | Business | Sustainability | Jul 12, 2017
Lighting Delivering Increased Value To Society - A Strategy For Growth
Lighting Delivering Increased Value To Society - A Strategy For Growth In recent years we have seen energy efficiency as the key driver for regulation as well as growth. Thanks to the arrival of LEDs the industry is already providing energy savings greater than any other sector. As the LED revolution rapidly continues, where next for the EU lighting industry? LightingEurope, the European industry association for the lighting industry has developed a strategy for growth which aims to fundamentally deliver value to society while aligning with the need to move towards a circular economy. Read more »
Business | Company News | Jul 10, 2017
Lumileds Officially an Independent Company
Lumileds Officially an Independent Company Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light. Read more »
Business | Organization News | DiiA | Acquisition | Jul 10, 2017
DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks
DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has acquired the trademarks relating to DALI lighting products and systems via IEEE-ISTO. These trademarks include the original DALI logo, the new DALI-2 logo, and the DALI wordmark for use in lighting applications. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Partnerships | Jun 28, 2017
Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement
Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement Egham, UK, and Munich, Germany 27th June 2017 – Future Lighting Solutions, the leading provider of solid-state lighting and supply chain solutions, and OSRAM Digital Systems, the leader in lighting technology solutions, have announced a new franchise partnership encompassing OSRAM’s comprehensive range of drivers, light engines and controls for lighting applications. The agreement covers Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. Read more »
Business | Company News | Jun 12, 2017
LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality
LED System Solutions from OSRAM: Visions Become Reality OSRAM provides individual LED solutions for multifaceted professional application areas and a wide range of LED drivers, LED modules and light management systems. All OSRAM products are known for their high performance and efficiency, a fact that creates tremendous flexibility in the design of LED luminaires. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Partnerships | Jun 09, 2017
ERP Power and Future Lighting Solutions Sign Global Distribution Agreement
ERP Power and Future Lighting Solutions Sign Global Distribution Agreement ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, has signed a global distribution franchise agreement with Future Electronics, a leading provider of solid-state lighting technologies, engineering expertise and online simulation and design tools. Future Electronics is globally integrated with lighting solutions expertise in 44 countries around the world to accelerate time to market and facilitate architectural, commercial and industrial lighting fixture development. Read more »
Business | Company News | Intellectual Properties | Jun 08, 2017
Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives
Seoul Semiconductor Resolves LED Filament Bulb Lawsuit against Global Retailer Kmart and Pursues Further Patent Enforcement Initiatives Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. and Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd. (collectively “Seoul”) announced that they have resolved a patent litigation that was filed on behalf of Seoul and The Regents of the University of California against Kmart Corporation. The patent case was filed in U.S. Federal District Court, asserting infringement of eight patents based upon Kmart’s sales of Kodak/Spotlite branded filament LED bulbs. Read more »
Business | Organization News | NLB | Human Centric Lighting | May 31, 2017
Designing With Tunable White Light in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum
Designing With Tunable White Light  in Focus at the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum Relying on tunable white light “is the best, most-affordable way to ‘future-proof’ your work and designs and ensure very high performance.” So said Terry Clark, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Finelite, Inc., while participating in the National Lighting Bureau’s Annual Lighting Forum as one of three panelists focused on new and emerging developments in tunable white light; i.e., lighting whose color and other elements can be adjusted to meet a variety of needs and preferences. Other panelists included Brent Protzman, Ph.D., Director of Building Science and Standards Development, Lutron Electronics, Inc., and Sandra Stashik, P.E., F.IES, LEED AP, Director, Strategic Specification Development, Acuity Brands Lighting. EdisonReport Editor and Publisher Randy Reid moderated the discussion. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 25, 2017
EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity
EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, today announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity. Read more »
Business | Company News | Innovation | May 20, 2017
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, announced the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | May 19, 2017
Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide
Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the release of its 12th annual All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide. This definitive resource guide details the complete product offering for solid-state lighting solutions. LEDs, drivers, optics, thermals and wireless controls and accessories are all included in this comprehensive solid-state lighting guide. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | May 17, 2017
Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected"
Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected" Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 12, 2017
Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics
Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics Cree announces it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products in an exclusive arrangement to serve the expanding markets of North and South America, Europe and Japan, and serve China and the rest of the world on a non-exclusive basis. Read more »
Business | Company News | May 12, 2017
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award
SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, today announces the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »
Products, Materials + Tools | Company News | Business | Event News | May 03, 2017
Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017
Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017 Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil next week at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its award-winning Moldable Optical Silicones family. The company will also showcase the latest advances and applications of its industry-leading silicone solutions for LED lighting, including an innovative LED lamp developed by Selux Corp. and lens designs pioneered by Dow Corning customer and co-exhibitor LumenFlow® Corp. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | Apr 29, 2017
Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications
Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies for commercial applications, today announced a partnership with Nordic Semiconductor, a world-leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity chips. The company has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC) as the most suitable platform for its Bluetooth Mesh stack which is expected to be the first commercially available qualified implementation of the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh specification. Read more »
Business | Organization News | EPIC | Apr 21, 2017
New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES
New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES, has been appointed President of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC). An entrepreneur, Benno brings to the association his experience of growing a company and raising the level of professionalism that is expected from a leading organization. “EPIC is on a mission to build a strong network of trusted experts and leaders. I am proud to join an association which feedback from those who interact with praise the high level of professionalism of the organization and the knowledge of the staff.” said Benno. EPIC is indeed strongly engaged and connected with industry, last year the staff visited 96 companies getting to know the competences of the members, discussing their challenges, and engaging them in the 21 workshops and events organized in 2016. EPIC staff were invited to actively participate in 21 events and they attended 28 events. “I am proud to be part of such an active organization, that acts on behalf of all of us for the competitiveness of the photonics industry.” concludes Benno as newly appointed President of the association. Read more »
Business | Company News | Certifications | Horticulture | Apr 21, 2017
Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program
Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry. Read more »
Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | IALD | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 20, 2017
Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting
Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting Light has been known for a long time to enable sight, safety and orientation. However, light is not limited to facilitate vision, it has the potential to achieve far more than this. Science has shown that light facilitates powerful non-visual effects on humans. Light has the ability to improve cognitive performance, it can energize, increase alertness or ease relaxation. It can improve mood, as well as stabilize the sleep-wake cycle of people. Therefore, it can be understood that light impacts people’s wellbeing and performance. In fact, the true value of light lies in the combination of excellent visual, biological and emotional effects of light. LightingEurope uses the terminology “Human Centric Lighting” for lighting that brings such benefits to the users. A product or system can only be “Human Centric” within the context of people, time and space, thus within a specific application. Therefore, Human Centric Lighting requires the integration of these effects in the lighting design. Read more »
Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | Apr 19, 2017
LightingEurope Board Appoints New President
LightingEurope Board Appoints New President The LightingEurope Executive Board has appointed Peter Hunt as new President for a term of 2 years. Peter is COO of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and CEO of Lumicom, the UK WEEE Compliance Scheme for the lighting industry. Read more »
Business | Company News | Quality | Apr 12, 2017
Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs
Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs With a Range of LEDs Exceeding an Extrapolated L70 of 1,000,000 hours, Lumileds Proves Outstanding Lumen Maintenance by Exceeding the Industry’s Strictest Testing Specifications in Four Main Product Families Widely recognized for its unmatched quality and reliability, Lumileds is the only LED company to share reliability data that meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium specs for LEDs across four product families Read more »
Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Apr 12, 2017
Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin
Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin volatiles is a Berlin-based, fast growing IoT / Smart Lighting start-up that develops the next generation of connected lighting technology. We combine deep tech with beautiful design. As our company grows, we move from a highly tech-centric to a more balanced team. We’re an ambitious bunch of strong individuals and passionate about building truly innovative products. Grow with us and shape our company in this exciting phase. volatiles is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of religion, gender, age and race. Read more »
Business | Distributor News | Tools | Apr 06, 2017
Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool
Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation, is pleased to announce FORTE — Mouser’s intelligent BOM tool. FORTE is a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Read more »
Business | Organization News | ISA | Mar 20, 2017
ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards
ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards International SSL Alliance (ISA) is a not-for-profit international organization representing the SSL community worldwide, is seeking to foster and stimulate this lighting revolution further with three awards: “Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development”, “Global SSL Events of the Year” and “Global SSL Showcase Top 100”. Read more »
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