Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 30, 2017

EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity

EnOcean and Silvair Team up to Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, today announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity. Read more »

Business | Company News | Innovation | May 20, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, announced the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | May 19, 2017

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide

Future Lighting Solutions Releases Largest Ever All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide Future Lighting Solutions is pleased to announce the release of its 12th annual All in One LED Lighting Solutions Guide. This definitive resource guide details the complete product offering for solid-state lighting solutions. LEDs, drivers, optics, thermals and wireless controls and accessories are all included in this comprehensive solid-state lighting guide. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting & IoT | May 17, 2017

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected"

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected" Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 13, 2017

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics

Cree Announces Mid-Power LED Joint Venture with San’an Optoelectronics Cree announces it is forming a joint venture with San’an Optoelectronics to produce and deliver to market high-performing, mid-power lighting class LED packaged products in an exclusive arrangement to serve the expanding markets of North and South America, Europe and Japan, and serve China and the rest of the world on a non-exclusive basis. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International

SoraaLaser Awarded at Lightfair International SoraaLaser is commercializing a new generation of visible laser sources for specialty lighting, display, and automotive applications. Read more »

Business | Company News | May 12, 2017

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award

SORAA Sky Wins Prestigious LIGHTFAIR International Innovation Award Soraa, the world leader in GaN on GaN™ LED technology and illuminator of the world’s most renowned historical buildings, museums, hotels, and luxury shops, today announces the company’s consumer-focused SORAA Sky bulb has won an LIGHTFAIR International 2017’s Innovation Award. Read more »

Business | Organization News | IoT Ready | Standardization | May 12, 2017

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium™ are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | May 09, 2017

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications

Silvair Partners with Nordic to Deliver a Complete Bluetooth Mesh Stack for Professional Lighting Applications Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies for commercial applications, today announced a partnership with Nordic Semiconductor, a world-leading provider of ultra low power wireless connectivity chips. The company has selected Nordic’s nRF52832 system-on-chip (SoC) as the most suitable platform for its Bluetooth Mesh stack which is expected to be the first commercially available qualified implementation of the upcoming Bluetooth Mesh specification. Read more »

Business | Company News | Event News | Products, Materials & Tools | May 03, 2017

Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017

Dow Corning to Showcase the Latest in Ground-breaking Optical Silicone Technology and LED Design at LIGHTFAIR 2017 Dow Corning, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, will unveil next week at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (Booth #2557) a significant expansion to its award-winning Moldable Optical Silicones family. The company will also showcase the latest advances and applications of its industry-leading silicone solutions for LED lighting, including an innovative LED lamp developed by Selux Corp. and lens designs pioneered by Dow Corning customer and co-exhibitor LumenFlow® Corp. Read more »

Business News | Apr 26, 2017

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance has grown rapidly and now has 30 member companies, reflecting the growing interest in DALI version-2 certification of lighting products. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Certifications | Apr 26, 2017

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program

DiiA Expands as Momentum Builds for DALI Version-2 Certification Program The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance has grown rapidly and now has 30 member companies, reflecting the growing interest in DALI version-2 certification of lighting products. Read more »

Business | Organization News | EPIC | Apr 21, 2017

New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES

New EPIC President: Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES Benno Oderkerk, Co-Founder & CEO of AVANTES, has been appointed President of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC). An entrepreneur, Benno brings to the association his experience of growing a company and raising the level of professionalism that is expected from a leading organization. “EPIC is on a mission to build a strong network of trusted experts and leaders. I am proud to join an association which feedback from those who interact with praise the high level of professionalism of the organization and the knowledge of the staff.” said Benno. EPIC is indeed strongly engaged and connected with industry, last year the staff visited 96 companies getting to know the competences of the members, discussing their challenges, and engaging them in the 21 workshops and events organized in 2016. EPIC staff were invited to actively participate in 21 events and they attended 28 events. “I am proud to be part of such an active organization, that acts on behalf of all of us for the competitiveness of the photonics industry.” concludes Benno as newly appointed President of the association. Read more »

Business | Company News | Certifications | Horticulture | Apr 21, 2017

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program

Intertek Launches Horticultural Lighting Certification Program Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces the launch of its certification program for lighting products, including LED luminaires, used in horticultural or agricultural applications. The Horticultural Lighting Certification Program, which is the first of its kind in the industry, will leverage the Company’s lighting expertise to help manufacturers develop innovative, high-performance products for an emerging industry. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | IALD | Human Centric Lighting | Apr 20, 2017

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting

Joint Position Paper by LightingEurope and the IALD on Human Centric Lighting Light has been known for a long time to enable sight, safety and orientation. However, light is not limited to facilitate vision, it has the potential to achieve far more than this. Science has shown that light facilitates powerful non-visual effects on humans. Light has the ability to improve cognitive performance, it can energize, increase alertness or ease relaxation. It can improve mood, as well as stabilize the sleep-wake cycle of people. Therefore, it can be understood that light impacts people’s wellbeing and performance. In fact, the true value of light lies in the combination of excellent visual, biological and emotional effects of light. LightingEurope uses the terminology “Human Centric Lighting” for lighting that brings such benefits to the users. A product or system can only be “Human Centric” within the context of people, time and space, thus within a specific application. Therefore, Human Centric Lighting requires the integration of these effects in the lighting design. Read more »

Business | Organization News | LightingEurope | Apr 19, 2017

LightingEurope Board Appoints New President

LightingEurope Board Appoints New President The LightingEurope Executive Board has appointed Peter Hunt as new President for a term of 2 years. Peter is COO of the UK Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and CEO of Lumicom, the UK WEEE Compliance Scheme for the lighting industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Quality | Apr 12, 2017

Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs

Lumileds meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium Specs With a Range of LEDs Exceeding an Extrapolated L70 of 1,000,000 hours, Lumileds Proves Outstanding Lumen Maintenance by Exceeding the Industry’s Strictest Testing Specifications in Four Main Product Families Widely recognized for its unmatched quality and reliability, Lumileds is the only LED company to share reliability data that meets DesignLights Consortium® Premium specs for LEDs across four product families Read more »

Business | Company News | Job Opportunity | Apr 12, 2017

Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin

Vacancy: Marketing & CRM Manager | Full-time in Berlin volatiles is a Berlin-based, fast growing IoT / Smart Lighting start-up that develops the next generation of connected lighting technology. We combine deep tech with beautiful design. As our company grows, we move from a highly tech-centric to a more balanced team. We’re an ambitious bunch of strong individuals and passionate about building truly innovative products. Grow with us and shape our company in this exciting phase. volatiles is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will be considered regardless of religion, gender, age and race. Read more »

Business | Distributor News | Tools | Apr 06, 2017

Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool

Mouser Unveils FORTE, a Revolutionary New BOM Tool Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction leader that empowers innovation, is pleased to announce FORTE — Mouser’s intelligent BOM tool. FORTE is a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM) management tool designed to increase confidence, save time, and improve order accuracy in specifying and purchasing electronic components. Read more »

Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 22, 2017

Ledvance and Samsung SmartThings Partnership to Boost Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

Ledvance and Samsung SmartThings Partnership to Boost Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider Ledvance sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers. Read more »

Business | Organization News | ISA | Mar 20, 2017

ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards

ISA Calls for Nomination and Application on Tree Different Awards International SSL Alliance (ISA) is a not-for-profit international organization representing the SSL community worldwide, is seeking to foster and stimulate this lighting revolution further with three awards: “Award of Outstanding Achievement for Global SSL Development”, “Global SSL Events of the Year” and “Global SSL Showcase Top 100”. Read more »

Business | Publications | News-Spot | Mar 10, 2017

RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge

RECOM Adds Magnetics Chapter to the New Edition of the DC/DC Book of Knowledge The new edition of the RECOM DC/DC Book of Knowledge has been released, with an additional chapter on magnetics. More than 1,000 online copies have been downloaded by engineers worldwide, in the first few weeks. This shows how valuable this source of in-depth practical power design information is to the power supply community. Read more »

Business | Organization News | EPIC | IAESI | Mar 06, 2017

Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI

Memorandum of Understanding between EPIC and IAESI EPIC and IAESI are mutually motivated in cooperative activities involving technological and commercial advancement in the area of photonics. The partnership will encourage direct contact and cooperation between the consortiums and its members, exchange of information and contacts, identify partners for H2020 collaborative research projects, co-host visits of delegates of each consortium’s commercial trade missions and business events. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 06, 2017

Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of LEDVANCE

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective today, March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities. Read more »

Business | Publications | News-Spot | Feb 08, 2017

Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology

Instrument Systems Publishes Technical Handbook on LED and SSL Metrology With its "Handbook of LED and SSL Metrology", Instrument Systems is publishing a comprehensive technical manual on the optical measurement of LED and SSL products. The work is suitable for beginners as well as experienced specialists. Not only does it cover the basics of LED and SSL metrology, it also provides detailed insights into the requirements of all current applications in the growing LED market. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Jan 25, 2017

ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase

ams Announces Completion of Transaction to Acquire Heptagon and Related Capital Increase ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high-performance sensor and analog solutions, announces the completion of the transaction to acquire 100% of the shares in Heptagon and the related capital increase of 11,011,281 new shares from authorized capital excluding subscription rights. ams announced on 24 October 2016 that the company had signed an agreement to acquire Heptagon, the worldwide leader in high performance optical packaging and micro-optics. 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 »

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BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules

BJB Connection Interface for Outdoor LED Modules The model for the future design of human living areas is a "smart city" with intelligent technologies and applications. Smart Cities utilize sensors and controllers in outdoor lighting to conserve resources and enhance human comfort and safety. Read more »

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Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs

Cree Launches Industry’s Highest Efficacy 90 CRI COB LEDs Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® eTone™ LEDs, a breakthrough set of chip-on-board (COB) LEDs that delivers beautiful 90 color rendering index (CRI) light quality at the same efficacy as today’s standard 80 CRI LEDs. Delivering up to 155 lumens per watt (LPW) at 3000K CCT, 85°C, Cree’s new eTone COB ... Read more »

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Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance

Nanosilica Filled Epoxy with High Abrasion Resistance Master Bond EP30NS is a two component epoxy system that cures at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. It is optically clear especially in thin sections and can be used as an adhesive, sealant, coating and encapsulation compound. EP30NS offers dimensional stability, linear ... Read more »

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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 »

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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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