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 »

Business | Company News | Optics | Mar 13, 2018

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD

Lenses Made of Silicone from KHATOD The SILICONE LENSES from KHATOD boast an exclusive silicone processing method: Khatod customized the cold-injection process by implementing innovative technologies never used before in the transformation phase of silicone while it is injected. 100% made in Khatod. Read more »

Business | Company News | Event News | Mar 12, 2018

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building

ELT Stands Behind Innovation and the Development of Comprehensive Lighting Solutions at Light+Building The Spanish multinational showcases its new portfolio of products and solutions in Hall 4.0 at stand B80. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Lighting & IoT | Mar 09, 2018

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 07, 2018

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology using Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power and DG Light to bring to the market a wide range of components and products designed for setting up smart lighting infrastructures in commercial spaces. Read more »

Business | Partnerships | Mar 01, 2018

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback

Foxconn LED Lighting Starts Business in France Partnering with Comeback Foxconn LED Lighting Group are pleased to announce the appointment of Comeback as their regional strategic partner for the sales, distribution and deployment of LED lighting products in France and related territories. Read more »

Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Jan 31, 2018

Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities

Joanneum Research Offers Great Job Opportunities Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Joanneum Research) is a business-oriented leader of innovation and a technology provider. It is linked to a worldwide network and has provided cutting-edge research according to the highest international standards for almost forty years. With a focus on applied research and technology development, Joanneum Research plays a key role in transfer of technology and know-how. Our Materials Institute focuses primarily on micro- und nanotechnology, surface functionalization, materials science, sensors und laser-production technologies. Joanneum Research is looking for candidates to fill two vacancies. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Nanowire | Jan 31, 2018

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing

Nanowire LED Innovator Aledia Announces €30 ($36M) Million Series-C Financing Aledia, a developer and manufacturer of next-generation 3D LEDs for display applications based on its gallium-nitride-nanowires-on-silicon platform, today announced the closing of its Series C financing round with Intel Capital as a new investor. In addition to Intel Capital, the majority of existing Aledia investors participated in the €30 million round, including Braemar Energy Ventures, Demeter, the Ecotechnologies Fund of Bpifrance, (the French national industrial bank), IKEA Group, the venture capital arm of IKEA, Sofinnova Partners and Supernova Invest. Read more »

Business | Company News | Nov 23, 2017

Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation

Osram’s New Kulim LED Chip Factory Goes into Operation Osram’s new LED chip factory in Kulim, Malaysia, begins operation on time. “We are both on schedule and within budget,” pointed out Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, during the opening ceremony in Kulim on Thursday. “Given our enormous recent growth rates of 19 percent in the LED business, we are pleased to have the new production capacities. Our investment in Kulim also attests to the technology shift and our transition to becoming a high-tech corporation: At the beginning of this decade, conventional lighting still accounted for 80 percent of Osram's business. Today, two-thirds of our sales are based on optical semiconductors.” Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting & IoT | News-Spot | Nov 17, 2017

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe

IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe ‘Data brain’ for smart building activity to revolutionise real estate market: Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Nov 13, 2017

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector

Osram and Continental Planning Joint Venture for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in the Automotive Sector Technology companies Osram and Continental today announced their intention to establish a joint venture. The idea is to combine innovative lighting technology with electronics and software to develop, manufacture and market intelligent lighting solutions for the automotive industry. The global joint venture will operate under the name Osram Continental GmbH and have its registered office in the Munich region. Osram and Continental will each have a 50 percent stake in the joint venture. The aim is to generate annual sales in the mid-triple-digit-million-euro range with a workforce of around 1,500 employees and 17 locations worldwide. Dirk Linzmeier (CEO) from Osram and Harald Renner (CFO) from Continental have been named as designated managing directors. The joint venture is scheduled to start in 2018 subject to final agreement on the binding contracts and antitrust approvals. Read more »

Business | Company News | Nov 13, 2017

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic

Jörg Kessler Appointed New SVP Global Sales & Marketing at Tridonic Since 1 November 2017 Jörg Kessler has been strengthening Tridonic, the lighting technology manufacturer, as SVP Global Sales & Marketing. He takes over from David Barnby, who will be taking retirement at the end of the year. Read more »

Featured | Business | Certifications | Oct 30, 2017

Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program

Samsung Partners with TÜV SÜD for Automotive LED Components Testing Program Samsung Electronics, a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, and TÜV SÜD, a global technical services provider of quality, safety and sustainability solutions, today announced that the companies have developed a new testing program for Samsung’s automotive LED components. A ceremony was held on October 24th at the headquarters of TÜV SÜD Korea in Seoul, Korea, to unveil the new testing program. Read more »

Business | Research News | Partnerships | Sep 13, 2017

Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: The First Meeting Will Take Place at the LpS 2017

Luger Research Creates an Active Network to Secure the Future of Innovation in Lighting: The First Meeting Will Take Place at the LpS 2017 Luger Research establishes the first scientific lighting partnership network for research experts and leaders in the lighting industry. The scientific partnership has been created to form an active network that will strengthen and build the connections between universities, research laboratories and industry. The scientific partnership’s mission is to enable and secure the continued development of innovation in lighting technology. Read more »

Business | Acquisition | Aug 24, 2017

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything from intelligent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of environmental parameters such as air quality. The cloud-based platform is compatible with components and hardware of other manufacturers. Digital Lumens has built a strong customer base for industrial IoT solutions, with more than 2,500 installations. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LIA | Services | Aug 22, 2017

LIA Insurance Services - Protecting the Lighting Industry

LIA Insurance Services - Protecting the Lighting Industry The Lighting Industry Association (LIA), has launched its own range of insurance products tailored for the lighting industry through LIA Insurance Services. A partnership between the LIA and insurance broker Kinnell Corporate, provides access to bespoke and discounted commercial insurance. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | Regulation | Aug 01, 2017

Energy Labelling Regulation Published with Effects for the Lighting Industry

Energy Labelling Regulation Published with Effects for the Lighting Industry LightingEurope notes the publication on 28 July of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Jul 27, 2017

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc.

Osram Invests in LiDAR Expert LeddarTech Inc. Osram has acquired a strategic 25.1 percent share in LeddarTech Inc., a Canadian company that develops a proprietary LiDAR technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes in solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) systems that use infrared light to monitor the area around them, and its advanced optical sensing technology is highly complementary with Osram’s semiconductor products. The two companies already work together and Osram has now made an investment in LeddarTech in the mid double-digit million euros. Read more »

Business | Company News | Jul 10, 2017

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Acquisition | Jul 10, 2017

DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks

DiiA Acquires DALI Trademarks The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has acquired the trademarks relating to DALI lighting products and systems via IEEE-ISTO. These trademarks include the original DALI logo, the new DALI-2 logo, and the DALI wordmark for use in lighting applications. 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 »

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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