Lighting Industry News

TCP CFO Resigns

November 21, 2017: 1:31pm
EdisonReport can confirm that 17 NOV 2017 was Zachary A. Guzy's last dat at TCP.  Guzy served as the CFO and in the letter to the SEC, Guzy states that his resignation did not arise from any disagreement on any matter relating to the operations, policies or practices of the Company.  As of this writing, TCPif stock trades at $0.45 per share.... Read More

Current, Powered by GE, Names R&D Lighting Rep for Chicagoland

November 21, 2017: 12:52pm
EdisonReport can confirm that Current has picked up R&D Lighting, the former Cree rep, for the Greater Chicago and North / Central Illinois markets.  Lighting Solutions of IL, a long time GE rep, will keep the GE Infrastructure business which includes Roadway & Utility.  ... Read More

GE Introduces Alexa & Google-compatible Hub

November 21, 2017: 7:01am
When GE introduced its latest C-series smart light bulbs, the focus was on affordability -- as they talked directly to your phone through Bluetooth, you didn't need a bridge device. That kept them out of touch of voice assistants, however, which meant replacing the whole lot if you wanted hands-free control. Well, you won't have to rethink your investment from now on: GE has introduced a hub, th... Read More

Eaton, Cree Make Rep Changes

November 20, 2017: 6:59am
EdisonReport has learned that Eaton has chosen SeaTac Lighting & Controls to Represent  them in Alaska and Washington.  In addition, EdisonReport has learned that Cree has terminated its relationship with R & D Lighting & Controls in Chicago and will move to Archibald & Meek.  In addition, we are hearing rumors of another major manufacturer making a rep change in Chicago. Dev... Read More

Peter Boyce Named Lux's Person of the Year

November 17, 2017: 4:55am
  Peter Boyce received the prestigious Person of the Year Award At the Lux Awards at the InterContinental London.  During his acceptance speech, Peter contrasted the science of lighting and the business of lighting, which are many times at odds.  He explained that he always worked on the science side, and noted the irony of  being recognized by the business side, "I must have done somethin... Read More

LuxLive Report: LiFi is Real!

November 16, 2017: 9:40am
Editor’s Note: This is the first EdisonReport update sent using light to transmit. Your humble editor has been keeping up with LiFi since it first came on the scene in 2011. In fact, I had the privilege of negotiating the sale of the URL LiFi.com, originally owned by LUXIM. It was the single most profitable sale I have ever been involved and I earned a sweet commission. At LuxLive, I saw the w... Read More

Will Current, still be Powered by GE? NO!

November 15, 2017: 2:03pm
While attending LuxLive in the UK, your humble editor has learned that Current will no longer be Powered by GE. Specifically, we can confirm that GE's Current is for sale. Developing...... Read More

Will Current, still be Powered by GE?

November 14, 2017: 4:31am
With big, bad GE news breaking late Sunday, I had a decision to make.  Should I fly to Cleveland or Boston? It’s no secret that GE Lighting is for sale; in fact, it is a story that EdisonReport broke in June.  The real question is what will happen to Current.  Is it on the chopping block, as reported by the Boston Business Journal?  Will GE try to put the old band back together and strip ou... Read More

Mixed Messages for Lighting, Current by GE's CEO John Flannery

November 13, 2017: 9:13am
This morning, CNBC published a slide show that was to be given by GE's CEO John Flannery at an investment forum in Boston.  It is dangerous to draw conclusions from merely looking at a PPT and not having the context of the presentation, but there are a few interesting points that I found during my flight to Boston. 1. The below slides shows 125 years of innovation and lighting is only mentioned ... Read More

GE Cuts Dividend in Half

November 13, 2017: 5:58am
The new quarterly dividend will be 12 cents a share, down from 24 cents a share. The change will be effective the next time a dividend is declared, which is expected to be in December.... Read More

EdisonReport's Camera Crew Will be Rolling at Two Unmissable Days at LuxLive This Week

November 13, 2017: 5:11am
Revolutionary technology debuts at LuxLive.   From LiFi to Bluetooth Mesh, intelligent controls and weather-monitoring street lighting plus the very latest in emergency lighting, all the latest kit will be on show at LuxLive. See this and heaps of other new tech from more than 200 exhibitors.       ... Read More

Please Welcome Netgear to our Industry

November 09, 2017: 7:17am
Editor's Note:  Fortunately, they appear focused on the outdoor residential market. ------------------------------------------------------------ With the Arlo Smart Security Light, the lights will activate as soon as motion is detected, which means the smart camera can start recording the event with better lighting. The lights can be connected to the same smartphone app that sends you alerts wh... Read More

Energy Focus Reports $1.8M Loss on $5.0M Revenue

November 09, 2017: 7:06am
SOLON, Ohio (AP) _ Energy Focus Inc. (EFOI) on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Solon, Ohio-based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. Losses, adjusted for restructuring gains, came to 17 cents per share.... Read More

Samsung Introduces COB LED Package Delivering a TM-30 Gamut Index (Rg) of over 110

November 07, 2017: 9:10pm
SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in advanced digital component solutions, today announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” The packages are engineered to bring out the most desirable color tones of objects whose viewing is particularly color-sensitive, making them optimal for man... Read More

Continental and Osram Plan JV for Intelligent Lighting Solutions in Automotive

November 07, 2017: 9:07pm
EGENSBURG, Germany and MUNICH, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology companies Continental and Osram 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 would operate under the n... Read More

Rick Perry Steps into Light & Crime Debate

November 06, 2017: 8:45am
Speaking at an energy policy discussion Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested that better lighting in the developing world — powered by fossil fuels — could deter sexual assault. Perry was speaking about the lack of electricity in Africa, where he said people were dying from inhaling toxins produced by open fires used to heat and light homes. “But also from the standpoint of ... Read More

LRC's Response to the AMA Blue Light Issue

November 06, 2017: 4:18am
The introduction of solid-state lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) technology has ignited widespread interest in the ways that lighting can offer benefits to people, including improved visibility at night, enhanced perceptions of brightness and security, and spectral tuning for management of circadian rhythms. Yet, as illustrated in a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA... Read More

RAB Lighting and Philips Lighting Resolve Patent Dispute

November 03, 2017: 9:03am
Northvale, New Jersey – RAB Lighting today announced it has settled its patent dispute with Philips Lighting and entered into a license agreement under the Philips Lighting EnabLED Luminaire and Retrofit Bulb program.  Philips Lighting had filed a complaint at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) alleging that RAB Lighting and six other companies who import and sell certain LED-b... Read More

Light + Building 2018: Digital, Reductionist, Refined – Lighting for the Modern World

November 02, 2017: 10:46am
  The changeover to LEDs over the past few years marks one of the biggest ever shifts in the history of lighting design. Because of the gradual introduction of the ban on tungsten lamps, manufacturers and designers have been forced, in a comparatively short time, to adapt their lighting concepts, not only in terms of the technology, but in terms of form, too. After a few years of ‘transi... Read More

LEDVANCE Transformation Continues

November 02, 2017: 10:30am
Editor's Note:  Below is a statement from LEDVANCE sent to the EdisonReport.   Our job is to publish the news, good or bad. When we learn of layoffs, we always contact the companies for verification--some deny or even mislead us.  LEDVANCE was very up front and EdisonReport appreciates their transparency. Given the lighting market’s transformation from traditional to LED, LEDVANCE has exami... Read More