High Power LEDs | LED | Featured | Aug 20, 2021

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance Our name has changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Our global distribution channels and sales team remain in force. Operations continue at full speed. Our new name embodies our relentless focus on advancing LED technology. Read more »

Lumileds | Color LEDs | LED | Aug 19, 2021

Lumileds Expands the Color Portfolio and Extends its LED Phosphor Conversion Program

Lumileds Expands the Color Portfolio and Extends its LED Phosphor Conversion Program Lumileds today announced its latest phosphor converted (PC) LED, a PC Red-Orange LED that is part of the LUXEON 2835 Color Line. Like PC Amber, phosphor conversion of a blue InGaN chip brings many advantages compared to its direct AlInGaP counterpart, most significantly, simpler engineering when mixing colors, equivalent forward voltage to other InGaN LEDs, stabler, higher output at operating temperatures, and common form, fit and optical height. With the addition of PC-Red Orange, the LUXEON 2835 Color Line now includes 12 color options and 3 different white CCTs. Read more »

Automotive | Hella | Faurecia | Acquisition | Aug 17, 2021

Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro

Faurecia Acquires HELLA for 6.8 Billion Euro The lighting and electronics specialist HELLA and French automotive supplier Faurecia today signed an agreement on the combination of the two companies. As part of the transaction, Faurecia will acquire the 60 percent stake held by HELLA pool shareholders. Read more »

SSL | DoE | Energy Efficiency | Aug 16, 2021

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers' Energy Bills

DOE Announces Nearly $83 Million to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Cut Consumers' Energy Bills The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by investing in new energy efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce. Read more »

Laser Technology | BlueGlass | RPCVD | Trends | Aug 13, 2021

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes

BluGlass Demonstrates Proof-of-concept Milestone with World-first RPCVD Tunnel Junction Laser Diodes BluGlass Limited (ASX: BLG) has successfully demonstrated working tunnel junction laser diodes in a world-first proof-of-concept using its proprietary remote plasma chemical vapour deposition (RPCVD) technology. Read more »

Appointments | Trilux | Aug 13, 2021

TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER

TRILUX: Hubertus VOLMERT Took Over Leadership from Michael HUBER Change of leadership at the top of TRILUX: Hubertus Volmert took over as Chairman of the Board of the Arnsberg-based luminaire manufacturer on 1 July 2021, replacing Michael Huber. “It’s good to know that the company’s fortunes will remain in the capable hands of an experienced company and market expert,” stated Michael Huber. The long-standing general representative will also continue to accompany the company in accordance with the shareholders’ resolution. From now on, he will focus on the active, strategic orientation and management of TRILUX as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Read more »

Trends | UV | Sensors | Wearables | Aug 13, 2021

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables

NTU Singapore Scientists Create Ultra-high Performance Flexible UV Sensors for Use in Wearables To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Nichia | EDEKA | Aug 12, 2021

EDEKA Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies

EDEKA  Equips Its Latest Store Entirely with Advanced LED Technologies LED manufacturer NICHIA is a technology leader in highly efficient human centric lighting and the replication of natural light. Its innovative LED technologies are increasingly being used in retail to push the shopping experience to the next level. The most recent project is an EDEKA store in Wiesbaden-Sonnenberg, Germany, which opened its doors in May and is equipped with a lighting solution entirely based on NICHIA technology. Read more »

Trends | BAM | Nanocrystals | Aug 04, 2021

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements

Luminescent Nanocrystals: BAM Develops Methods for Quantitative Measurements Tiny luminescent particles are used in more and more products today: from smartphones to OLED televisions to car headlights. For industry, exact knowledge of the luminescence efficiency is crucial. The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is developing reliable measurement methods for this purpose, thus closing an important gap in standardization. Read more »

UV | Ushio | Covid | Corona | Disinfection | Jul 29, 2021

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2

Research Confirms Ushio’s Technology Is Effective Against a Variant of SARS-CoV-2 Hiroshima University and Ushio Inc. have been conducting a joint research project (Study on the disinfection (*1) and viral inactivation effects of 222 nm UV-C light using Care222). As part of this study, a group of researchers, including Professor Hiroki Ohge of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Hiroshima University Hospital, and Professor Takemasa Sakaguchi of the Virology Section of the Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Hiroshima University, evaluated the effect of irradiating a SARS-CoV-2 variant (*2) with Ushio's Care222 filtered Far UV-C light disinfection technology. The research showed that Care222 technology is equally effective in inactivating a SARS-CoV-2 variant as in inactivating the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Jul 27, 2021

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi HomeGrid Forum has today announced that Signify, (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has joined the organization to expand the innovation and deployment of G.hn technology for Light Fidelity (LiFi) applications. Read more »

SSL | ams OSRAM | LED | Jul 22, 2021

ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED

ams OSRAM Presents New Quantum Dot LED ams OSRAM presents a new Quantum Dot LED. LED technology has been on the rise for many years and the demand for high-quality and energy-efficient solutions for general lighting is growing. The Osconiq E 2835 CRI90 (QD) pushes efficiency values, even at very high color rendering indices and warm light colors. The special 2835 package offers further system benefits for luminaire manufacturers. Read more »

Acquisition | wtec | Trilux | Business | Jul 21, 2021

TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec

TRILUX is Investing 25.1% in the IT Expert wtec Future-proof properties have a powerful building management system that brings together, monitors and controls all trades. In order to simplify the integration of lighting into the hardware and software infrastructure of digitalised buildings, TRILUX is investing in the IT expert wtec. The company specialises in building automation and IT infrastructure. One innovative solution in the portfolio is smartengine technology, with which the complete lighting network can be implemented via the data cabling and seamlessly integrated into the building management system. This makes complex building infrastructures obsolete and lays the foundation for individual Human Centric Smart Lighting that combines maximum efficiency with user orientation. Read more »

Research | Jul 21, 2021

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) Moved to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai After a busy year of preparation, the Light and Health Research Center (LHRC) at Mount Sinai has accomplished its transition from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to the Icahn School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health Science and Policy. Read more »

Lumileds | SSL | Jul 21, 2021

Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations

Lumileds’ New EU Ecodesign Information Tool Makes it Easier for Light Source Manufacturers to Comply to New Regulations Lumileds has introduced a first-of-its-kind web-based tool – the EU Ecodesign Tool – that provides detailed LED performance data lighting manufacturers need in order to comply with the European Union’s Ecodesign Directive. LUXEON LED users can view the data and a normalized spectrum on screen or choose to download a .csv file containing the same data seen on-screen. Read more »

Business | LightingEurope | Renovation Call | Jul 15, 2021

Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings

Renovate Lighting for More Energy Savings LightingEurope welcomes the publication of the EU ‘Fit for 55’ package today, which transforms the EU’s ambition to deliver 36-39% of energy efficiency savings for final and primary energy consumption by 2030 into binding legislation. Read more »

Appointments | LIA | Bob Bohannon | Jul 14, 2021

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association

Bob Bohannon Joins the Lighting Industry Association Bob Bohannon has joined the management team of the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in the role of Head of Academy and Policy. This is a key role for the LIA and will provide strategy and leadership in the Academy, as well as enabling a forward-looking handover, of Peter Hunt’s excellent work in his role as Chief Policy Officer. Read more »

SSL | Lumileds | LUXEON 2835 Commercial | Jul 14, 2021

New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar

New LUXEON 2835 Commercial Serves Indoor Lighting Applications that Prioritize Lumens per Watt and Lumens per Dollar Lumileds introduced its new LUXEON 2835 Commercial LEDs engineered and designed to support the growing demand for a high volume, high-efficacy mid-power LED to serve commercial indoor lighting applications. “The architectural and commercial luminaire and lighting fixture markets have their own needs and characteristics,” said Product and Marketing Manager Ryan Dong. “Manufacturers of commercial lighting prioritize lumens per Watt and lumens per dollar over almost everything else and we deliver both in a package providing the quality and robustness expected of LUXEON LEDs.” Common commercial indoor applications include troffers, panels, high-bay, and many other formats; for these applications LUXEON 2835 Commercial is the perfect fit. Read more »

LED Linear | Fagerhult | Appointments | Jul 10, 2021

Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear

 Ina Sielemann Takes Over the Management of LED Linear In LED Linear's 15th anniversary year, Ina Sielemann has taken the management baton from Dr. Michael Kramer. The internationally experienced industrial engineer comes from the construction industry, bringing with her a strong focus and expertise on technically oriented markets with complex challenges. Her industry experience is based on in-depth knowledge of the building construction, kitchen and bathroom industry as well as the construction supply industry. Read more »

White Paper | Luminus | Human-Centric Lighting | Featured | Jul 09, 2021

White Paper | Lighting for Health: Human-Centric Lighting

White Paper | Lighting for Health: Human-Centric Lighting Lighting designers and luminaire makers want to understand how to leverage advanced LEDs to achieve efficient human centric lighting solutions that promote human health, productivity, and rest. Read more »

Business | Signify | Telensa | Jul 07, 2021

Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa

Signify Expands Offering for Smart Cities by Acquiring Telensa Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, announces today that it acquired Telensa Holdings Ltd, a UK-based expert in wireless monitoring and control systems for smart cities. With Telensa, Signify adds a narrow-band and TALQ-compliant solution to its feature-rich, open and secured systems. This will enable Signify to service a broader group of customers, by making smart city infrastructure affordable to cities utilizing the unlicensed radio space. Telensa will continue to sell its systems under its own brand name. Read more »

1800K LED | Nichia | HPS Replacement | Featured | SSL | Jul 06, 2021

NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps

NICHIA Introduces High-Power 1800K LED as Industry’s Only True Alternative to High Pressure Sodium Lamps NICHIA, the world’s largest LED manufacturer and inventor of the high-brightness blue and white LEDs, announces its 219F series of high-power LEDs, uniquely positioned as a true alternative to High Pressure Sodium lamps (hereinafter abbreviated as HPS). Global efforts to phase-out the use of HPS continue to be met with a resistance to using white LED replacements. Due to this lack of a viable and sustainable alternative, HPS have remained exempt from the list of banned products under the Minamata Convention on Mercury, meaning HPS remains ubiquitous. With the introduction of the 219F, NICHIA becomes the first LED manufacturer to provide that alternative. NVSW219F eradicates mercury but increases efficiency and lifetime, with a low (1800K) correlated color temperature output that works with HPS to retain the element of ‘nostalgic landscape’ lighting, making it a true alternative. Read more »

Smart Lighting | VLC | On Semiconductor | Jun 30, 2021

LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting

LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two new devices designed to enhance the performance of connected lighting systems. The NCL31000 and NCL31001 LED drivers allow manufacturers to develop LED luminaires with light-based positioning technology and visible light communication. By adding data intelligence and accurate positioning (up to 30 cm), these solutions will revolutionize lighting in a variety of spaces including supermarkets, warehouses, hospitals, and airports. Read more »

Instrument Systems | IR | Fingerprint | Sensor | Jun 28, 2021

Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm

Enabling Optical Fingerprint Sensors with IR Wavelength at 1380 nm Instrument Systems has developed a modular high-end IR test solution that meets the requirements of optical under-display fingerprint sensors with wavelengths above 1100 nm. As the IR radiation at 1380 nm is verified to avoid burn-in phenomena, the requested test equipment needs to be a high-end solution: high-resolution and calibrated for precise measurement of radiometric quantities, pulse measurement in the µs range and with temperature control. Read more »

Business | LightingEurope | Jun 23, 2021

LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations

LightingEurope Advocates for All Building Renovations to Include an Upgrade of Lighting Installations With its Renovation Wave Initiative (RWI), the European Union (EU) intends to at least double the rate of building renovations in Europe over the next 10 years. In doing so, the European Commission hopes to reignite Europe’s economy for a post-pandemic world and ensure that the EU meets its Green Deal climate objectives of reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and becoming climate neutral by 2050. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Zhaga | D4i | Tridonic | Jun 21, 2021

First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification

First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification The world’s first Zhaga-D4i RF Node, which allows control and monitoring of public lighting, has been certified by the Zhaga Consortium and the DALI Alliance. This Tridonic controller enables Zhaga-D4i certified luminaries to connect with IoT/Smart City platforms for intelligent use cases and energy savings. Read more »

Appointments | Regiolux | Jun 18, 2021

Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at Regiolux

Marco Steffenmunsberg – New CEO at  Regiolux Since 1 June, Marco Steffenmunsberg has been the new Chief Executive Officer of Regiolux GmbH (www.regiolux.de). The 47-year-old made the transition from the role of Business Unit Manager at RZB Rudolf Zimmermann, Bamberg GmbH to the luminaire specialist for the technical lighting sector based in Königsberg, Bavaria. Read more »

Full-Spectrum LEDs | HCL | Yujileds | Featured | Jun 17, 2021

YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs

YUJILEDS Introduces AP Series Full-Spectrum LEDs Full-spectrum technology enters a new era. YUJILEDS releases the AP Series full spectrum LEDs powered by the company's advanced phosphor and packaging technologies. The new product features an ultra-homogeneous spectrum achieving the closest match with the spectrum of natural sunlight in the industry. Read more »

Smart Lighting | LpS Digital | EnOcean | Jun 14, 2021

Lecture: Smart Lighting in Times of Covid

Lecture:  Smart Lighting in Times of Covid Smart lighting systems have the potential to close the gap between lighting control and building data analytics. Data – such as space occupancy – that was previously used only to control the lighting itself, is now available for additional services. The agility of wireless smart lighting systems removes previous restrictions for re-configuration and re-purposing to new, unexpected, and therefore unplanned use cases. Read more »

Appointments | Signify | Jun 14, 2021

New OEM Leader at Signify for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Hendrik Theiß Succeeds Franz Jansen

New OEM Leader at Signify for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland: Hendrik Theiß Succeeds Franz Jansen Effective July 1, Hendrik Theiß will take over as head of Signify's OEM business in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (D/A/CH). He succeeds Franz Jansen, who will end his career after more than thirty-five years of service to Philips, Philips Lighting, and Signify. Read more »

Zhaga | Trends | Jun 09, 2021

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability

Zhaga: Standardizing Interfaces, Enabling Interoperability Lighting must become both connected and serviceable to unlock IoT related business opportunities, enable the circular economy, and meet regulatory expectations. But doing so requires standardized interfaces that support interoperable components – which is where Zhaga comes in. Read more »

Philips Hue | App | Smart Lighting | Jun 09, 2021

Signify Launches New Philips Hue App

Signify Launches New Philips Hue App Signify is further enhancing the user experience of millions of Philips Hue users around the globe as it launches the fourth generation of the Philips Hue app. Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Philips Hue app has been designed as the foundation for the future of smart lighting. New technologies improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience. Read more »

AcuityBrands | Acquisition | Osram | Business | Jun 09, 2021

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America

Acuity Brands Acquires the ams OSRAM Digital Systems Business in North America Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) (“Acuity”) a leading industrial technology company announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase ams OSRAM’s North American Digital Systems (DS) business. Acuity’s ownership of ams OSRAM’s North American DS business will bring a strategic fit and perspective to customers and associates, and a growth strategy for the business. Acuity expects the transaction to close during the summer of 2021. Read more »

Cree LED | Horticulture | Jun 02, 2021

J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs

 J Series® 2835 G Class Mid Power LEDs J Series 2835 G Class LEDs combine high efficacy and superior value in an industry-standard package. Optimized for both horticulture and general illumination applications, these LEDs are valued for their high efficacy and uniform appearance in applications such as downlights, troffers, panels and grow lights or for lighting applications where color quality is critical. J Series 2835 G Class LEDs are smaller, less expensive, better performing and higher efficacy than 3030s. Read more »

Henkel | Low Pressure Molding | Trends | Jun 02, 2021

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt

Low Pressure Molding Technology for Lighting Electronics | Henkel’s Technomelt Henkel’s Low Pressure Molding technology for encapsulating electrical and electronic components in its Technomelt polyamide adhesive molding compounds is increasingly being adopted for lighting, electronic components, power and industrial automation, and HVAC applications. The technology offers numerous economic, process control, design and environmental advantages over alternative systems such as potting with reactive resin systems and high-pressure injection molding. Read more »

SSL | Luminus Devices | Hospitality | Featured | Jun 02, 2021

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm light with excellent color rendering and 2 step SDCM color control standard. Read more »

NFC | Osram | Infineon | Smart Lighting | Jun 01, 2021

Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming

Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG now join forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for the industry. Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC ® FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). Read more »

TRIZ | Workshop | Trends | Jun 01, 2021

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I

TRIZ@Light Workshop – Part I Luger Research organized the first TRIZ@Light workshop and pointed out the general development trends in this first part. The first main trend was presented in the workshop and discussed with the participants. Read more »

L-Prize | DOE | Business | Jun 01, 2021

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting

DOE Announces New L-Prize for Next Generation LED Lighting The Lighting Prize (L-Prize) is designed to advance the U.S. clean energy economy for next-generation LED lighting, encouraging innovators and researchers to engage in advanced lighting system development that leads to transformative designs, products, and impact. The L-Prize will reward innovations that move rapidly to improve lighting performance, resulting in energy, carbon, and cost savings for American businesses and consumers. Read more »

SSL | White Mid Power LEDs | Samsung | May 27, 2021

New Mid-Power LED Enables Luminaires to Meet Latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign Requirements to Accommodate Evolving Needs of the Lighting Industry

New Mid-Power LED Enables Luminaires to Meet Latest DLC V5.1 Premium and EU’s ErP Ecodesign Requirements to Accommodate Evolving Needs of the Lighting Industry Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today introduced the LM301B EVO, a new mid-power LED package that has been designed to set the pace in light efficacy and color quality for indoor and industrial applications. Read more »

Horticulture | Luxeon 5050 | Lumileds | Featured | May 27, 2021

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry

LUXEON 5050 Offers Advanced Options for the Horticulture Industry Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions and the originator of the 5050 LED, is again improving LUXEON 5050 Round performance and is characterizing the LED for use in the horticulture industry. For illumination applications, 70 CRI lumen performance increases by as much as 5lm. In the case of a minimum 15,000 lumen streetlight, this equates to a 10% reduction in LEDs and significant cost savings. Read more »

Trends | May 26, 2021

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting

A Blue-Enriched, Increased Intensity Light Intervention to Improve Alertness and Performance in Rotating Night Shift Workers in an Operational Setting This study examined the efficacy of a lighting intervention that increased both light intensity and short-wavelength (blue) light content to improve alertness, performance and mood in night shift workers in a chemical plant. Read more »

Lumileds | Sustainability | Business | May 20, 2021

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report

Lumileds 2020 Sustainability Report Lumileds, a global leader in innovative lighting solutions, has released its 2020 Sustainability Report that details the company’s progress in supporting the transition to a low-carbon and sustainable economy. In the report, Lumileds highlights how its lighting solutions contribute to positive changes in energy usage, safety, and health and well-being, supporting the company’s commitment to making the world safer, more sustainable, and beautiful with light. Read more »

CSA | Matter | Connectivity Standards Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 19, 2021

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home. Read more »

Matter | CSA | IoT | Smart Lighting | Signify | May 19, 2021

Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT

Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT Signify announces WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021. Read more »

Business | Acquisition | Dialog Semiconductor | Renesas | May 17, 2021

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions

Renesas and Dialog Semiconductor to Join Forces to Advance Global Leadership in Embedded Solutions Renesas Electronics Corporation (“Renesas”, TSE: 6723), a supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Dialog Semiconductor Plc (“Dialog”, XETRA:DLG), a provider of power management, charging, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology, announced they have reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended all-cash acquisition by Renesas of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Dialog (the “Acquisition”) for EUR 67.50 per share, representing a total equity value of approximately EUR 4.9 billion (approximately 615.7 billion yen). Read more »

Trends | Videos | May 17, 2021

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group

Good Light for Healthy, Daytime-Active People – Good Light Group People need daylight to synchronize their circadian clock, or indoor lighting that mimics the positive aspects of daylight. We call this good light. Good Light is Attractive: Good Light indoors is high quality and comfortable for the eyes. Good Light is Dynamic: Good Light indoors is stimulating during the day with an intensity that is at least 5x higher and relaxing during the evening with an intensity that is at least 5x lower, than the current standard for vision. Read more »

Opinions | International Day of Light | May 17, 2021

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY

Science in the Spotlight for the International Day of Light 2021 by John DUDLEY Now in its fourth year, the UNESCO International Day of Light is one of the most anticipated science events on the global calendar of United Nations observances. Since its inception in 2018, over 1200 activities and events of all kinds have taken place in more than 80 countries, and even aboard the International Space Station! Read more »

Webinar | Store Lighting | Featured | May 12, 2021

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability

WEBINAR, May 20th – Luxury Store Lighting 101: Innovation, Design, Sustainability This webinar will discuss key aspects of lighting for store locations representing sophisticated retail brands. The focus will be given to the efficacy, quality, design and sustainability of a lighting scheme. The complete lighting supply chain is served by the webinar. Read more »

Appointments | May 08, 2021

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO

Matt Sturgess Joins the LIA as New CEO The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) welcomes Matt Sturgess to the position of CEO of The LIA. He took up his position on 12 April 2021, replacing interim CEO, Paul Crisp, who has been doing an exceptional job supporting the LIA team and its Members as they plan for the post 2020 era. Read more »

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