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Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Cities | Services | Oct 29, 2019
Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement
Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH Sign Partnership Agreement Tridonic, a world-leading supplier of lighting technology, and NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group, the major producer of machinery components and electronics devices, have signed a contract to form a strategic partnership. The partnership aims to develop intelligent outdoor lighting solutions for Smart Cities. Read more »
Business | Company News | Investment | Acquisition | Oct 16, 2019
Signify to Acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to Strengthen Position in North America
Signify to Acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to Strengthen Position in North America Signify, the world leader in lighting, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Eaton to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions for USD 1.4 billion (approx. EUR 1,270 million) in cash. Closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions and is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2020. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Investment | Aug 23, 2019
Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience
Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from Mount Kelvin. Ensto Workspaces is a smart lighting control solution that improves employee experience by making light personalized. Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from control system supplier Mount Kelvin, while also investing in Mount Kelvin. Ensto continues to develop the innovative lighting control solution now called Ensto Workspaces. Read more »
Featured | Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | IR-LEDs | Aug 12, 2019
Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market
Nationstar Overall Layout in UV LED Market In August 2018, Nationstar set up the Non-visual Light Source Business Division, focusing on IR LED, UV LED, animal and plant lighting. Nationstar has been fully laid out on UVA/UVB/UVC. Since 2016, Nationstar has launched near-ultraviolet LED, deep-ultraviolet LED and modules, with wide wavelength range, high reliability and good feedback in the market. At present, we have established partnerships with many well-known manufacturers. Read more »
Business | Company News | Divestment | Mar 21, 2019
Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries
Another LED Manufacturer Drops Its Lighting Unit: Cree to Sell Lighting Business to Ideal Industries Cree, Inc. announces the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Lighting Products business unit ("Cree Lighting"), which includes the LED lighting fixtures, lamps and corporate lighting solutions business for commercial, industrial and consumer applications, to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. for approximately $310 million before tax impacts, including up-front and contingent consideration and the assumption of certain liabilities. Cree expects to receive an initial cash payment of $225 million, subject to purchase price adjustments, and has the potential to receive a targeted earn-out payment of approximately $85 million based on an adjusted EBITDA metric for Cree Lighting over a 12-month period beginning two years after the transaction closes. Read more »
Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 13, 2019
Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities
Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities Delta Electronics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Delta"), a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Amerlux"), a U.S.-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, will acquire 100% of Amerlux's interests for USD 90,000,000 (approx. NTD 2,769,300). The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The aforementioned agreement includes an earn-out mechanism in which Delta will pay an additional pre-established amount for the transaction should Amerlux's 2019 EBITDA(1) and revenue reach a predetermined target. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | LiFi | Feb 21, 2019
Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market
Zumtobel Teams Up with pureLiFi To Step Into the Wireless Enterprise Network Market Zumtobel, one of the European market leaders for professional lighting and associated services, is striving for the use of their innovative LED solutions to empower the latest in wireless technologies called LiFi. The newest trial, conducted in partnership with pureLiFi, uses LED lights to send large amounts of data while appearing as normal LED light to the human eye. The LiFi trial reflects a series of moves by Zumtobel to evolve lighting beyond its core function of pure illumination and solve challenges for high-speed secure wireless connectivity. Read more »
Business | Company News | Bilton | News-Spot | Feb 19, 2019
Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton
Patrick Mueller is Leaving Bilton Patrick Mueller, founder of the light specialist, Bilton, will be working at the company until the end of March, at which time he will hand over his duties to his successor. He will remain loyal to the company by being available as an external consultant. Read more »
Business | Company News | Branding | Partnerships | Human Centric Lighting | Feb 07, 2019
Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc.
Lighting Science Spins off Biological Lighting Business Into Healthe Inc. Lighting Science Group announces the launch of Healthe Inc. whose mission is to create environments where light is an active component of one's health. Healthe is carrying forward the Lighting Science legacy, utilizing its core technology and intellectual property to create circadian solutions that support the health, well-being and performance of people through their built environments. The company is launching an extensive line of new commercial products as well as incorporating the consumer products that made Lighting Science the leading circadian lighting company of the past decade. Read more »
Business | Company News | Partnerships | microLEDs | GaN-on-Si | Nov 19, 2018
EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology
EV Group Partners with Plessey To Drive GaN-on-Silicon Monolithic microLED Technology Plessey, a leading developer of award-winning optoelectronic technology solutions, announces a collaboration with EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, to bring high-performance GaN-on-Silicon (GaN-on-Si) monolithic microLED technology to the mass market. microLEDs are the key optical technology for next-generation AR applications. Read more »
Company News | Business | Financial | Nov 14, 2018
Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future
Osram Sharpens Focus on Digital Future Comparable revenue increased almost 2% to €4.1 billion in fiscal year 2018. Despite economic challenges and a difficult market environment, Osram held its ground in fiscal 2018 and increased its revenue slightly on a comparable basis. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Oct 19, 2018
Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting
Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider. Read more »
Business | Organization News | TALQ | White Paper | Aug 07, 2018
TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper
TALQ Consortium Releases a New White Paper The TALQ Consortium reveals in a White Paper published today many insights into its global interface standard and certification scheme for managing smart city applications including outdoor lighting networks. The document explains in detail not only the system architecture and data model, but also its functions and services. It helps cities, solution providers, project planners and other stakeholders understand the concepts and benefits of the Smart City Protocol. The full TALQ Specification Version 2.0 – allowing vendors to easily integrate the protocol in their systems - is available for TALQ member companies together with a powerful Test Suite. Read more »
Business | Company News | Divestment | Aug 03, 2018
Closeout of Europe's Lighting Brands Continues - Osram Initiates Sale of Luminaire Business
Closeout of Europe's Lighting Brands Continues - Osram Initiates Sale of Luminaire Business Seven years after buying Siteco and after forming the Osram Lighting Solutions business unit, Osram's management board has decided to divest its luminaires business. Because of numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly. That allows Osram to initiate an organized sales process of the LS business unit. Read more »
Events | Event-Reports | Event Post Show Report | Jun 21, 2018
Asia’s Most Influential Lighting and LED Event Announces Increased Visitor Numbers
Asia’s Most Influential Lighting and LED Event Announces Increased Visitor Numbers Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition celebrated another successful edition as more than 165,000 visitors (5% increase from 2017) descended on the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou from June 9 ‒ 12. A total of 2,602 exhibitors demonstrated the latest in lighting and LED products and solutions across 19 halls and 195,000 sqm of exhibition space. The main thoroughfare at the exhibition ¬– The Pearl Promenade – was also a hive of activity as the THINKLIGHT: Embracing Changes Forum enticed thousands of visitors to a programme of talks from some of the world’s leading authorities in lighting concepts, technology and design. Read more »
Business | Company News | Branding | UV-LEDs | UV-Modules | Jun 15, 2018
LG Innotek Launches UV LED Brand "InnoUV"
LG Innotek Launches UV LED Brand "InnoUV" LG Innotek today revealed its plan to launch the high-end UV LED brand, “InnoUV.” The company plans to give the common name “InnoUV” to all of its UV LED products, apply a separately created brand logo design to them, and allow all finished products that use the company’s UV LED to use the logo. Read more »
Events | Event-Reports | Event Post Show Report | Jun 12, 2018
LED Expo Thailand 2018 Opened Up Growth Opportunities
LED Expo Thailand 2018 Opened Up Growth Opportunities LED Expo Thailand 2018, ASEAN’s largest exhibition on LED products & technology concluded on an affirmative note with new records. This key business and networking event that took place in Challenger 1, Impact Exhibition & Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand, served as the platform to showcase products and technical innovations from the LED industry. Read more »
Featured | COB | LED | Business | Company News | May 22, 2018
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition
Cree® XLamp® CMT LEDs Deliver up to 45 Percent Higher Lumen Density than Competition The new CMT LEDs extend Cree’s metal-based chip-on-board (COB) LED technology to the most prevalent COB form factors. Cree’s XLamp High Current LED Arrays provide up to 45% more lumen density and up to 17% higher efficacy, and feature an innovative metal substrate technology that delivers higher reliability than competing metal COBs. With more than 6,000 hours of LM-80 data, the expanded family of LEDs enables lighting manufacturers to upgrade designs for track, downlight and outdoor lighting. Read more »
Featured | Optics | Business | Company News | May 22, 2018
BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements
BJB Launches Innovative Single-row LED Optic Series for Linear and Area Lighting with Slim Design and Integrated Fixing Elements Optics are a critical part of the lighting system, especially when it comes to efficiency and precision beam control. Even the most efficient light sources would be rendered useless without high-quality optics. They enable the designer to extract light from the source and precisely direct it through key vertical and horizontal planes. Optics can mitigate light loss and ensure that the pre-defined light distribution for specific applications and standards are maintained. Read more »
Business | Company News | Featured | May 16, 2018
Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules
Smart Control with GRE’s Dimming Modules Smart and sustainable technologies have been on the forefront at the international lighting events. With the advance of smart devices and return on investment requirements, the smart building is widely becoming the new standard building model. Read more »
Company News | Business | Featured | May 16, 2018
Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities
Accredited Quality for Colorimetric Quantities Since 2009 Instrument Systems has received accreditation to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for photometric tests and now offers its certified measurement solutions with the flexible scope of application of Category III. Read more »
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