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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 »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Partnerships | Mar 24, 2020

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares

Ecosense Enters Replacement LED Lamp Business by Buying Soraa Shares Ecosense®, a leading LED technology company, announced today that it has acquired assets from Soraa, a designer and manufacturer of full-spectrum LED lamps based in Fremont, California. Under the terms of the deal, Ecosense acquires the Soraa name, intellectual property and lamps, including the company's signature VIVID, BRILLIANT™ HL and HEALTHY™ product lines. This move is the first foray into the professional lamp category for Ecosense. Read more »

Business | Events | Event Announcement | Mar 16, 2020

LpS Digital - The First Digital Lighting Conference and Exhibition

LpS Digital - The First Digital Lighting Conference and Exhibition DORNBIRN, Austria, March 16, 2020 – Today, Luger Research e.U., the organizer of the LpS/TiL events in Bregenz launched LpS Digital, a new conference format for the lighting sector. Read more »

Business | Event News | LpS/TiL 2020-2021 | Mar 02, 2020

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled

LpS/TiL 2020 Cancelled DORNBIRN, Austria, February 26, 2020 – In light of the recent postponement of Light + Building to September 2020 and due to the spread of the coronavirus, the organizer of LpS 2020 and TiL 2020, Luger Research e.U. has had to make the decision to cancel the LpS/TiL 2020 events. Read more »

Business | Event News | Light+Building | Feb 25, 2020

Postponed: Light + Building To Be Held in September 2020

Postponed: Light + Building To Be Held in September 2020 In view of the increasing spread of the coronavirus in Europe and after intensive consultations, Messe Frankfurt has decided to postpone Light + Building. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology will now be held in Frankfurt am Main between the middle and end of September 2020. The cooperation partners of the international trade fair, ZVEI and ZVEH, support this decision. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Jan 22, 2020

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram Casambi®, the pioneer and market leader in wireless lighting controls and networks based on Bluetooth Low Energy, is deepening its technology partnership with OSRAM. An agreement has been signed that will see Osram leverage the benefits of Casambi's class-leading embedded Bluetooth module and software technology. The move will act as a solid base to develop further intelligent Casambi-ready hardware, as well as lighting control software solutions for the professional lighting market. Read more »

Business | SSL | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | Jan 09, 2020

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura The world-leading pioneer in sustainable energy technology Shuji Nakamura, PhD, professor of Materials at University of California Santa Barbara, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Read more »

Business | Event News | LpS | TiL | Zhaga | Jan 09, 2020

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | HCL | Dec 11, 2019

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership

CIRCADIAN ZircLight and Acuity Brands Announce Strategic Partnership CIRCADIAN ZircLight Inc. today announced a strategic partnership with Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE:AYI) which will bring to the North American lighting market spectrally-engineered Zirc™ LED lights that boost human performance, health and well-being by entraining our natural circadian rhythms to mitigate the issues associated with circadian disruption. Read more »

Business | Company News | Dec 02, 2019

LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes

LEDiL Makes Key Leadership Changes Finnish optics specialists make key changes to the leadership team. Petteri Saarinen has been appointed as the new CEO of LEDiL, a leading company in the global LED secondary optics market. Petteri Saarinen has more than 20 years of operational and international experience within several different companies. His most recent position was in the Finnish inductive energy solutions firm Trafotek. Read more »

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