Business News | News-Spot | Siteco | Jun 26, 2019

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital

Osram Sells the SITECO Luminaires Business to Stern Stewart Capital Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of the luminaires business, Osram is continuing its transformation to a high-tech company. Read more »

Business | Company News | Zumtobel | Jun 13, 2019

Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal

Zumtobel Group Opens New Software Competence Centre for Lighting Technologies in Portugal The international lighting company Zumtobel Group officially opened its new group-wide software competence centre for lighting technologies in Porto, Portugal. Tridonic, the lighting technology company of the Zumtobel Group, operates the new software competence centre. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | IoT Ready | Partnerships | Apr 02, 2019

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium Zhaga and the IoT Ready Alliance are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. The objective is to foster a harmonized, global set of interface specifications for sensor-to-luminaire integration and to remove confusion in the industry. 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 | Partnerships | Bluetooth | Mar 14, 2019

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow

Silvair Partners with LA Lighting as Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues to Grow Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. 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 | Job Opportunity | Jan 25, 2019

Job Opportunity: DiiA General Manager

Job Opportunity: DiiA General Manager DiiA, the global industry alliance for DALI lighting control, is looking for a new General Manager. Read more »

Business | Company News | Financial | Acquisition | CoB LEDs | Jan 23, 2019

Lumitech Takes Over CoB Division for Special Applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf

Lumitech Takes Over CoB Division for Special Applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf Lumitech will acquire the COB (chip-on-board) divison except for general lighting applications from Tridonic Jennersdorf. The purchase enables the continuation of this business unit including development and production in the Technology Center Jennersdorf. Read more »

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 »

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WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance

WHITE PAPER - Protection Materials To Improve LED Device Lifetime And Performance With the rapid growth of the LED market, correct product selection is imperative to ensure LED performance and lifetime. Jade Bridges, Electrolube’s Global Technical Support Manager, will highlight the use of LEDs in various environments and introduce how to specify appropriate protection under ... Read more »

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WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER - Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential With Secure, Smart Lighting

WHITE PAPER - Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential With Secure, Smart Lighting IoT-powered lighting systems are backbones for smart building applications such as sensor-based energy harvesting, computer-vision-based space optimization, and artificial-intelligence-based predictive maintenance. Read more »

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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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