Event News | Jan 19, 2017

Industry Shows Confidence in Lighting Market – 75% Space Booked for Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017

Industry Shows Confidence in Lighting Market – 75% Space Booked for Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Global brands confirmed to present wide-ranging solutions - Overseas pavilions to reveal region-specific lighting developments! From 9 – 12 June 2017, Asia’s most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event – the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) will return for the 22nd year to the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. As a continuation of the well-received show theme in 2016, next year’s “THINKLIGHT: The convergent future” focus will appropriately address market shifts and trends. Read more »

Event News | Jan 11, 2017

8 Benefits of Giving a Lecture at the LpS 2017 - Submit an Abstract for Europe’s Leading Lighting Conference

8 Benefits of Giving a Lecture at the LpS 2017 - Submit an Abstract for Europe’s Leading Lighting Conference The LED professional Symposium +Expo (LpS) is the leading annual European lighting conference focusing on technologies, innovations and applications. The LpS 2017 will emphasize “Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations” and cover the latest trends in application areas. Experts from academia and industry are invited to submit an abstract and present their newest research, developments, innovations and expectations for future trends to a highly qualified audience. Between the 26th and 28thof September 2017, expert speakers, attendees and exhibitors from more than 50 countries will exchange their technological know-how at the Festspielhaus in Bregenz, Austria. Read more »

Event Announcement | Jan 11, 2017

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Continues with THINKLIGHT: The Convergent Future

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017 Continues with THINKLIGHT: The Convergent Future Comprehensive coverage of production, technology and lighting sectors to facilitate industry collaboration! The 22nd edition of the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), the most influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event in Asia, is set to take place from 9 – 12 June 2017 at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, China. Based on positive feedback from the industry, the “THINKLIGHT” show concept was a resounding success and will continue to develop at the 2017 show under the theme “The convergent future”. In the LED era, lighting has capabilities that are greater than basic on/off and dimming functions. The totality of lighting has moved beyond the scope of illumination and the industry is witnessing the creation of a future that converges different sectors and elements that revolve around human wellbeing. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | LpR Article | Dec 28, 2016

LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations

LpS Event: A Perfect Platform for New Ideas and Innovations Like in any “Light + Building year”, there is always the question of which, if any, other shows one should attend in Europe. The visitors to the LpS 2016 knew right from the start that they had made the right decision with Bregenz. As always, the show attracted attendees, exhibitors and visitors from all over the world. Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional summarizes the highlights and shows how the newly introduced program points were received. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Dec 19, 2016

David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair

David Errigo Elected National Lighting Bureau Chair David R. Errigo, vice president of sales for luminaire manufacturer LumenOptix, has been elected chair of the National Lighting Bureau (NLB), the independent, not-for-profit, lighting-education foundation sponsored by professional societies, trade associations, manufacturers, utilities, and agencies of the U.S. government. Read more »

Business News | Dec 13, 2016

Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management

Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. Read more »

Business News | Dec 01, 2016

LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD

LightingEurope Welcomes the Inclusion of Lighting in New EPBD LightingEurope welcomes yesterday’s European Commission proposal on amending the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In particular, LightingEurope is glad to see that the European Commission proposal imposes on Member States to set system requirements for all the technical building systems, built-in lighting included. Read more »

Company News | Partnerships | Business News | Nov 29, 2016

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU

China Solid State Lighting Alliance and Luger Research e.U. Signed MoU China Solid State Lighting Alliance (CSA) and Luger Research e.U., publisher of LED professional, signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration in Beijing two weeks ago. Read more »

Business News | News-Spot | Nov 22, 2016

International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing

International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) - Annual General Assembly Meeting in Beijing From November 14th to 18th the International Solid-State Lighting Alliance (ISA) hosted several meetings in conjunction with the ChinaSSL conference (13th China International Forum on Solid State Lighting) in Beijing, China. The Awards for Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development 2016 were given to Professor Russell D. Dupuis and Professor Harald Haas. Read more »

News-Spot | Business News | Nov 21, 2016

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization

The Connected Lighting Alliance Accomplishes its Mission and Dissolves its Organization The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that is has accomplished its goal of converging the lighting industry in support of the use of open protocols for wireless lighting solutions. Having looked at a wide variety of open protocols, TCLA has now endorsed ZigBee 3.0 for consumer applications and identified the Thread Group as the organization to develop a suitable network-layer protocol for indoor professional lighting applications. As such, the members of TCLA have agreed to dissolve the organization by the 31st of December 2016. Their work and vision for interoperable wireless lighting solutions will continue at TCLA's partner organizations: the ZigBee Alliance, the Thread Group and the Fairhair Alliance. Read more »

Business News | Nov 16, 2016

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation

EPIC & CSA Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Closer Cooperation EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) and CSA (China Solid State Lighting Alliance) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further strengthen their existing collaboration. Additional emphasis will be placed on increasing public understanding of the science of Photonics, collaborate on information exchange, projects, events, and advisory mandates with an aim of bringing cooperation and, ultimately, the best new Lighting technologies and innovations to market. Read more »

Featured | Business News | Nov 15, 2016

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities

Smart Lighting for Smart Cities The winds of technical change are blowing through cities and communities. Digital networking is not only providing municipal authorities with considerable benefits but is also making cities safer and better places to live. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 10, 2016

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Gathered a Record 140,000+ Visitors from Around the World

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2016 Gathered a Record 140,000+ Visitors from Around the World Taking the lighting sector’s transformation in stride, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) wrapped up its 21st edition with visitor figures reaching a record high. The expo maintains its steady position as an influential and comprehensive lighting and LED event by receiving strong industry support – support that was demonstrated through its largest annouced visitor figures in decades. The 2016 edition, held from 9 – 12 June at the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, welcomed 145,080 visitors (2015: 135,990) – more than a six percent increase from last year’s numbers – from 137 countries and regions. These professionals hailed from China as well as from various developed and emerging markets worldwide. The top 10 overseas visiting countries and regions were Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the US, Australia, Italy and Germany. Read more »

Event Post Show Report | Oct 03, 2016

LpS 2016 - The Leading European Lighting Conference Forecasts Further Transformations

Registration The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. About 1,500 lighting professionals and over 100 exhibitors took part in Europe’s foremost lighting conference and exhibition. Experts from academia and industry, including Prof. Shuji Nakamura, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2014, discussed cutting edge findings and explored new technologies and applied them to business models and use cases in applications. The conversion of lighting, which started with LED and OLED light sources, will continue with new technologies such as communication tools and IoT. The LpS 2016 also showed that lighting will be transformed into specific solutions for things such as Horticulture Lighting, Automotive Lighting and Indoor and Outdoor Lighting. Smart Technologies for Lighting Innovations, the motto of the LpS 2016, conveyed the key aspects for new lighting solutions – building synergies between devices, algorithms and usages. Read more »

Event News | Commentary | Oct 03, 2016

LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends

LpS 2016 - Product Launches - Latest Technology Trends The sixth LED professional Symposium +Expo opened its doors on September 20th, in Bregenz, Austria. Exciting product launches were presented in the exhibition and at the international press conference at the LpS 2016. Among the presenting companies were: Auer Lighting, Dow Corning, Flip Chip Opto, Gigahertz-Optik, iLumTech, Ophir Photonics, Plessey and UL. Read more »

FEATURED

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must

WHITE PAPER - Why an EMI Filter in Your Lighting Application is a Must From high voltage ballasts for fluorescent bulbs to LED accent lighting, advancements in lighting technologies for industrial and domestic markets have led to a surge in EMI concerns. Luckily, mitigating EMI early on, avoiding costly product redesigns and delays, can be as simple as ... Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection UV radiation encompasses a very wide wavelength spectrum between 10 and 400 nm and is subdivided in ISO Standard 21348 into three ranges. The UVC range between 100 and 280nm is currently extremely relevant for air and water disinfection for combating COVID-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), confirms that its leading lighting portfolio will meet the new EU Ecodesign and Energy labeling regulations, which will affect all lighting products in the EU Member States from September 2021 onwards. The new regulations are representative of the enormous transition that ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. The report details three specific and actionable use cases and explains why interoperability ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design Ruairí O'Brien, associate professor and head of the Architecture and Visual design department at the German University in Cairo and CEO of Ruairí O'Brien. Architektur. Licht Raumkunst, surprised and delighted the audience with his lecture at LpS 2016 when he talked about allowing darkness. He ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog

See and Be Seen: New LED from Osram Ensures Optimal Visibility in Dense Fog Dense fog and poor visibility repeatedly lead to serious rear-end collisions. In poor weather conditions, good visibility through a bright rear fog light is very important. The Synios P2720 CR from Osram provides many benefits to manufacturers of rear combination lamps, such as enabling compact ... Read more »