Lighting Industry News

Philips Names Lighting Executive Bhattacharya as CFO

October 12, 2015: 6:39am
AMSTERDAM, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Philips NV said on Monday it had appointed Abhijit Bhattacharya as chief financial officer, with immediate effect, succeeding the departing Ron Wirahadiraksa.... Read More

Acuity Beats Forecast

October 08, 2015: 7:06am
"We are extremely pleased to report record fourth quarter and full year results," President and CEO Vernon J. Nagel said in a statement. "We believe our record results reflect the growth in new construction, and renovation and retrofit activity, including the conversion to solid-state lighting, as well as our ability to provide customers truly differentiated value from our industry-leading portfol... Read More

GE Launches New Company Called Current; Huge Promotion for Maryrose

October 08, 2015: 6:38am
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Wednesday, Oct. 7, that it’s creating a company called Current that will house its developing energy businesses, be based in the Boston area and be led by the president and CEO of GE Lighting in Cleveland.Maryrose Sylvester, who as president and CEO at GE Lighting “has led the transformation of one of the company’s most iconic businesses,” acc... Read More

DOE Publishes Report on Detroit's Street Lighting Conversion; Removal of Some Poles Causes Slight Compromise

October 07, 2015: 12:07pm
The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new report on the comprehensive street lighting restoration currently being undertaken by the City of Detroit, which includes transitioning the existing high-pressure sodium (HPS) sources to LED. EntitledRestoring Detroit's Street Lighting System, the report provides an objective review of the circumstances surrounding the system restoration, the proc... Read More

EdisonReport Grades IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

October 07, 2015: 10:00am
Report Card:  IES Street and Area Lighting Committee There are three things that make this conference superb: quality of attendees; quality of content, and cohesiveness of the conference.  If you are in the Street and Area Lighting business, there is no greater value for your money than to exhibit at this conference.  Editor’s Note:  I attended this show as an exhibitor (Resilient/LUMA) as... Read More

LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards Submission Deadline is 9 OCT

October 07, 2015: 9:51am
The second annual LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program recognizes the industry's most innovativeLED-centric enabling technology products and LED-based lighting products. We will also recognize an Illumineer of the Year, a person or small team responsible for significant innovation in the development of LEDs or other enabling components for solid-state lighting (SSL) applications. Submit here.... Read More

Lumileds Brings New Efficiency to Streetlights and Industrial Luminaires with LUXEON CoB 1216

October 06, 2015: 8:14pm
The LUXEON CoB 1216 achieves up to 15,000 lumens in an industry standard package, allowing designers of streetlights and high bay luminaires to drive down fixture cost. San Jose, CA – Designers of high lumen streetlights, high bay fixtures and downlights are taking advantage of Lumileds latest addition to its successful LUXEON CoB Core Range portfolio, the LUXEON CoB 1216. These arrays provide ... Read More

Acuity Brands and Silver Spring Networks Collaborate to Develop Intelligent Lighting Platform for Utilities and Smart Cities

October 05, 2015: 6:47pm
Editor's Note:  We commend Acuity Brands and Silver Springs Networks for announcing this news at the IES Street and Area Lighting Conference.  Breaking news at a prestigious conference such as the SALC is a great way to create buzz. SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today at the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference, North America’s largest conference dedicated to improving the outdoor ligh... Read More

Matt Hartley Welcomes IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

October 04, 2015: 9:05pm
Matt Hartley, Conference Chair, Welcomes IES Street & Area Lighting Conference to Savannah, GA. Watch the welcome video here. Get more information about the conference here.... Read More

EdisonReport Grades WEEC / World Energy Engineering Congress

October 04, 2015: 3:01pm
 Editor’s Note: I attended this show as an exhibitor (Resilient/LUMA) as well as your humble editor and my report is from both perspectives. Attendees:  A+ Lighting Manufacturers mainly attend the show for leads.   The number of attendees was very manageable and the quality of attendees was superb.  If you wanted to meet with large end users, they were there:  Jones Lange LaSalle, CBRE,... Read More

IES Names Tim Licitra Executive Vice President

October 02, 2015: 2:19pm
New York, NY — The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is proud to announce and welcome Timothy (“Tim”) Licitra as Executive Vice President, effective October 19, 2015. Tim succeeds William Hanley, who retired in December 2014. Licitra will be responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing o... Read More

LEDucation Changes Venue, Date, Due to Growth

October 02, 2015: 7:21am
Due to the overwhelming response from  exhibitors and attendees --LEDucation will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on a NEW Date in a NEW Location.  Read more. ... Read More

Improved Lighting helps People Suffering Alzheimer's Disease

October 01, 2015: 7:14am
Some 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As the baby boomers age, that number is expected to rise dramatically. While science struggles to find an effect treatment, even a cure, other scientists are finding ways to help manage the disease.... Read More

Cree Wins IP Fight with Former Licensee

October 01, 2015: 7:10am
Durham-based LED giant Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) scored a small victory in its legal battle with a former licensee – Taiwanese firm Kingbright Electronic Co. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently dismissed a petition filed by Kingbright that claimed an LED technology at the center of the fight was “unpatentable.”... Read More

IES Hires New Executive VP

September 30, 2015: 8:08am
EdisonReport can confirm that IES has hired a new Executive Vice President to replace Bill Hanley, who retired late last year.  EdisonReport first broke the story of Mr. Hanley's retirement.   We are told that the new EVP will start on 19 October.   Look for an announcement from IES later this week.   Developing....... Read More

Kim Update

September 29, 2015: 7:31pm
EdisonReport was notified today of changes occurring at the Kim Lighting facility. We contacted Hubbell Lighting and received the following response: Hubbell Lighting’s Kim and AAL product lines remain strong and vibrant parts of our portfolio and  our long standing presence in Southern California will remain and expand.  All of our customer facing Service, Support, Product Development, Sale... Read More

Lighting Control Up 50 Percent in New Homes

September 29, 2015: 9:58am
Across the board, installed technologies play a key role in new construction, but some technologies—like lighting controls—are playing an even more important role than others these days. According to the 13th Annual State of Builder Technology Market Study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), eight in 10 builders report they offer structured wiring (84 percent), home theater (80 ... Read More

IES 2015 Annual Conference Theme “Share the Brilliance” Embraces the International Year of Light's ideas of Educate, Inspire and Connect

September 28, 2015: 7:34am
New York, NY — The IES Annual Conference takes place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, November 8 – 10. The “Share the Brilliance” theme of this year's conference unfolds through a series of coordinated events: IES Illumination Award presentations, two keynote speakers, sessions, special panel discussions, and informal networking. The IES honors all the 2015 Illumination Award re... Read More

Energy Focus Closes Additional 3M Round Offering

September 28, 2015: 7:32am
SOLON, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that on September 16, 2015 it closed its follow-on offering of 3 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. 1.5 million shares were sold by the Company and 1.5 million shares were sold by various investors who provided the necessary... Read More

LED = Lower Emissions Delivered

September 28, 2015: 7:29am
Premium consumer goods company Koninklijke Philips N.V PHG recently assisted The Climate Group – an award-winning, international non-profit organization that works for a low carbon future – in launching the latter’s “LED = Lower Emissions Delivered” global campaign during the prestigious annual Climate Week NYC. The movement, coming as a partnership between the two companies, is aimed ... Read More