Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | Memberships | Dec 17, 2018

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups

New Zhaga Has Gone Live! - Offering a “Community Membership" to Serve New Groups The Zhaga Consortium has widened its scope of work to address new growth areas in IoT and the service economy. To implement this move, a new Consortium Agreement has been written and members have renewed their membership. Next to component and luminaire manufacturers, the NEW Zhaga aims to expand its outreach to a larger group of companies and offers a new Community Membership. 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 »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Lighting & IoT | Human Centric Lighting | 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 | Company News | Acquisition | Oct 18, 2018

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini

Fagerhult Signs a Letter of Intent to Acquire iGuzzini AB Fagerhult (publ) (“Fagerhult”) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with the shareholders of iGuzzini illuminazione S.p.A (“iGuzzini”) to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. Read more »

Company News | Nichia | Oct 06, 2018

Dr. Ulf Meiners, New Managing Director at Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH

Dr. Ulf Meiners, New Managing Director at Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH Nichia Chemical Europe GmbH announced in a meeting with LED professional at LpS Bregenz that Dr. Ulf Meiners, has assumed the position Managing Director in October 2018. Dr. Meiners has more than 20 years of experience in semiconductor development and manufacturing. He is bringing with him to Nichia this experience in his previous role as Managing and Technical Director for a Compound Semiconductor Development and Production company. Read more »

LpS Awards | TiL Awards | Business News | News-Spot | Oct 03, 2018

The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light

The 2018 LpS TiL Award Winners: Celebrating the Complete Spectrum of Light This year the LpS and TiL 2018 launched 7 new award categories spanning ground breaking scientific research in lighting all the way through to solutions, designs and innovative applications, celebrating the complete spectrum of light. Read more »

LEDs | Micro-LEDs | Mini-LEDs | Aug 29, 2018

Magna and Rohinni Form JV to Bring Game-Changing Lighting to Mobility

Magna and Rohinni Form JV to Bring Game-Changing Lighting to Mobility With distinctive, high-performance lighting becoming a “must-have” for automakers and other mobility companies, Magna Electronics and Rohinni LLC have formed a joint venture to produce ultra-thin micro LED lighting solutions that are brighter, lighter and more energy-efficient than alternative technologies, including OLED. 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 »

Job Opportunity | Aug 06, 2018

Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity Synergy 21 has been a successful, well-known brand in the lighting industry for around 9 years. We satisfy our customers with top-notch planning, development, production, and distribution of high-quality lighting fixtures. We also offer an attractive working environment to over 200 employees at 6 locations throughout Europe. As a result of our continuous growth, we are looking for a experienced sales professional (m/f). Read more »

Business | Company News | Divestment | Aug 01, 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 »

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 »

Business | Organization News | EcoDesign Directive | May 31, 2018

Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings

Key Principles for the Ecodesign Framework to Continue to Deliver Substantial Energy Savings The European Parliament adopted today an own-initiative report on the implementation of the Ecodesign Directive, while the European Commission is now more than halfway through the 2016-2019 Ecodesign Work Plan. Read more »

Osram | Business | Company News | May 30, 2018

Light is the Efficiency Booster

Light is the Efficiency Booster In order to cut costs while providing high-quality light, many luminaire manufacturers today rely on robust LED components and intelligent control technology from OSRAM. Our future-proof lighting systems reduce the power consumption as well as the maintenance effort. Read more »

Business | Company News | Urban Lighting | May 25, 2018

Philips Lighting Acquires Chinese Urban Lighting Company LiteMagic Technologies

Philips Lighting Acquires Chinese Urban Lighting Company LiteMagic Technologies Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Shenzhen LiteMagic Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese manufacturer and seller of lighting luminaires and control systems for urban and façade lighting. Read more »

Business | Company News | IoT | PoE | Featured | May 23, 2018

Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless

Cree Expands SmartCast Intelligence Platform; Collaborates with Synapse Wireless Durham, North Carolina-based LED lighting firm Cree, Inc. reports that it is expanding its SmartCast Intelligence Platform™ to include connected wireless capabilities for smart building solutions. Such smart building solutions can provide building automation and control network (BACnet) connectivity, advanced lighting controls, and building analytics. 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 | May 17, 2018

Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets

Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets “The first half of the fiscal year was challenging due to various factors. However, the long-term growth trend remains intact, while the reorganization and the technological shift are continuing,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. 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 »

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 »

Business | Company News | IoT | PoE | May 08, 2018

Molex and Deco Lighting Announce Collaboration

Molex and Deco Lighting Announce Collaboration LED fixtures bring architectural lighting, quality, versatility and IoT / PoE-readiness to the Molex lineup Read more »

Business | Company News | Bluetooth | May 07, 2018

Silvair Announces New Partners and Expands the Range of Interoperable Lighting Components Based on the Qualified Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair Announces New Partners and Expands the Range of Interoperable Lighting Components Based on the Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Chicago, May 7, 2018 - Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh, announces that together with its partners it will be extending the range of lighting products supported by Silvair’s technology. An ecosystem of interoperable products unified by the Bluetooth mesh standard is, therefore, expanding to redefine the smart lighting experience in commercial spaces. Read more »

Business | Company News | Optics | May 03, 2018

LensVector Showcases Dynamic Beam Shaping at LFI

LensVector Showcases Dynamic Beam Shaping at LFI LensVector will change the scene at Lightfair International this May as luminaire manufacturers and control companies demonstrate breakthrough Dynamic Beam Shaping technology. Read more »

Business | Research | Partnerships | Fundings | SciPiL | Apr 26, 2018

The Austrian Province of Burgenland Invests in Joanneum Research

The Austrian Province of Burgenland Invests in Joanneum Research At today’s press conference in Weiz, Austria, the provinces of Styria, Carinthia and Burgenland emphasised their prospective closer cooperation in the area of research. Burgenland holds an interest of five percent in Joanneum Research and will be active in the promising research area of “Smart Connected Lighting”. Thus, the research axis south of Carinthia through Styria into Burgenland is to be further reinforced, and international visibility of domestic research is to be increased. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 29, 2018

BAG Electronics Becomes a Part of Osram - A Focus on LED Products and Human Centric Lighting

BAG Electronics Becomes a Part of Osram - A Focus on LED Products and Human Centric Lighting BAG electronics, specialising in electronic control gear, LED modules and software for innovative lighting solutions, is leaving the Trilux Group to become a part of the Digital Systems (DS) business unit of Osram. The sale is subject to approval by the relevant competition authorities. Read more »

Business | Company News | IP Licensing Agreements | Mar 28, 2018

Osram and Nichia Announce to Expand IP Co-Operation

Osram and Nichia Announce to Expand IP Co-Operation Osram and Nichia emphasize the significance of intellectual property (IP) in their business fields and announce their intention to expand the license co-operation. Read more »

Business | Company News | Branding | Mar 16, 2018

Philips Lighting Will Become Signify Satisfying the Licensing Agreement with Royal Philips

Philips Lighting Will Become Signify Satisfying the Licensing Agreement with Royal Philips Philips Lighting (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced its intention to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signify. The choice of our new company name originates from the fact that light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Zhaga | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitalization and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area. The organizations have now signed a liaison agreement with the aim to share technical information about available and upcoming specifications and certification programs, and the timelines of these. Read more »

Intellectual Properties | Featured | Business | Mar 13, 2018

LED Patent Lawsuit

Tridonic initiated patent lawsuits against telecommunication retailer S-KON eKontor24 GmbH. Although District Court Munich I affirmed Tridonic’s arguments, parties agreed on a settlement for reasons of legal certainty and prompt settlement of the dispute. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting

WHITE PAPER - How to Overcome the Security Challenges of Smart Lighting IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as energy harvesting, space optimization, and predictive maintenance. Read more »

FEATURED

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud

Smart High-Power LED Driver from Lifud As a pioneer in the LED industry who dared to break away from conventions and apply non-isolated design to the LED driver for UFO high bay driver, Lifud has done a good job referring to the sales records and customer feedback of the LF-FHBxxxYx series. Read more »

EDITORIAL

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP as one of the leading partners for research and development for surface technologies and organic electronics and Sefar AG, a leading manufacturer of precision fabrics from monofilaments, developed a roll-to-roll ... Read more »

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