Lighting Industry News

LIGHTFAIR Announces Best Booths

April 27, 2016: 11:44pm
LFI has  awarded exhibitors that excelled in visual display and product presentation. The 2016 Best Booth Award Winners are:  100 Square Feet: ADOT LIGHTING CO., LTD., Booth 320 200 to 300 Square Feet: ALTMAN LIGHTING, Booth 2819 400 to 500 Square Feet: DASAL ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING, Booth 5937 600 to 800 Square Feet: PURE EDGE LIGHTING, Booth 3845 900 Square Feet and larger: LUMENPUL... Read More

Cree Beats Street Forecast

April 27, 2016: 7:33am
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of $367 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2016, ended March 27, 2016. This compares to revenue of $410 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2015, and $436 million reported for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. GAAP net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was $152 t... Read More

The Hubbell Party

April 27, 2016: 7:30am
Unless you are lost at sea you probably heard that Hubbell hosted one of LIGHTFAIR's premier events Tuesday night. Over 2,000-plus of Hubbell's closest friends and customers celebrated flight on the USS Midway during an evening that featured rock violinist Bobby yang, rides on the Midway's flight simulators and pictures with the ship's iconic props. It's an unprecedented, refreshing and highly vis... Read More

The Parties!

April 27, 2016: 7:07am
Mrs. Reid and I had a pact that we would partake of no more than two glasses of wine per party, and it worked!  We started at Maxlite at 5pm and they had a very nice event. Being on the showroom floor gives them a certain efficiency during their party because there is always the opportunity for a customer to learn about products over drinks. Maxlite’s LIGHTFAIR presence continues to grow as do... Read More

LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards

April 26, 2016: 1:44pm
Most Innovative Product of the Year:  Philips Gardco SoftView LED parking garage luminaire.  A uniformly edge-lighted lens and 4% uplight offer increased visual comfort to eliminate the cave effect for parking. Technical Innovation Award:  The DMF Lighting OneFrame - DRDHNJD Recessed LED Downlight, designed for multifamily buildings.  This fire and sound rated recessed LED downlight simplifie... Read More

Philips Shares Fall as it Considers IPO

April 26, 2016: 8:25am
Philips shares slumped the most in eight months on prospects the Dutch manufacturer will sell its lighting division through an initial public offering, earning less than a private sale, which has so far been unsuccessful. ... Read More

High Visibility. Immelt Discusses Daintree Acquisition

April 26, 2016: 8:20am
In an earnings call with investors on Friday, GE (NYSE: GE) CEO Jeff Immelt said Daintree's core technology, called ControlScope, was complementary to Current's intelligent lighting technology, called Predix. Daintree offered a "very unique technology," and the acquisition will be a precursor to some big customer wins for Current, Immelt said in the earnings call.... Read More

The Top 10 MUST SEE List

April 25, 2016: 5:00am
Every year the EdisonReport releases it’s Top 10 MUST SEE list of products.  At the end of the year, we announce our LightTrades™ Awards, which list the ten best products introduced at all tradeshows.  By being online and realtime, EdisonReport is able to evaluate products days before the start of the show as opposed to most award programs that require submittals up to three months prior. al... Read More

Philip Lighting Likely to be IPO

April 25, 2016: 2:28am
AMSTERDAM, April 25 (Reuters) - Philips said it was likely to list its lighting division on the stock market, creating a standalone company that would be the world's largest maker of lights.... Read More

Surf's Up! LIGHTFAIR Pre show Report

April 24, 2016: 10:32pm
This will likely be your best LIGHTFAIR or one of your best LIGHTFAIR experiences ever.  Here is why: 1. There are some great products. Check out our Top 10 MUST SEE List. We strongly encourage our audience to not race through the show, but spend the appropriate times in the booth learning about these great products.  2.  The booths are bigger, better and more advanced than ever before.  It ... Read More

Vernon Nagel Unloaded $2,298,163 Worth of Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE:AYI) Shares

April 24, 2016: 8:27am
Vernon Nagel, the Chairman – President – and CEO of Acuity Brands Inc, sold 8,865 shares of the company, worth around $2,298,163 US Dollars, which is calculated based on a stock price of $259.2 for every share. Vernon is trying to decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last month. He unloaded another shares worth $ USD. The sale was dated April 22, 2016 and was disclosed in a Fo... Read More

LIGHTFAIR's Schedule

April 23, 2016: 5:12pm
Remember on Tuesday the LFI Innovation Awards®* start at 8:00 a.m. (Continental Breakfast served at 7:30am) and the show opens at 9:00 am--this is an earlier time than usual.   See the entire LFI schedule here.... Read More

100 Million Dollars?

April 22, 2016: 8:23am
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that GE's Current paid 100 million dollars to acquire Daintree Network, which is $77M USD.   This price, if true, baffles me for two reasons.  Although I have not seen any internal Daintree numbers, I did not think of them as a $77M company.  I do think of them as a good company, with great technology and very strong people.  Also, GE or Current, is a ver... Read More

Boston Honors Prince By Lighting Zakim Bridge, South Station Purple

April 22, 2016: 8:09am
Governor Charlie Baker asked MassDOT to light the Zakim Bridge, South Station and Government Center in Boston and the Burns Bridge in Worcester in honor of the pop icon.  See the pix here. ... Read More

Godfather Announces $3M for LAMPS--Lighting Alternatives Maximizing Performance & Sustainability. Apply Today!

April 22, 2016: 5:33am
Dear stakeholder, The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office Emerging Technologies (ET) program is announcing the availability of up to $3 million in funding to develop energy efficient replacement lamps in general illumination applications. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 set a 45 lumen per watt minimum efficacy backstop requirement effective beginning ... Read More

Why Daintree?

April 21, 2016: 12:27pm
“Winning the Intelligent Environment Race” EdisonReport talked to a few people, one inside of GE's Current, regarding today’s announcement of the acquisition of Daintree Networks. When we asked why Current chose Daintree, our source explained that GE Lighting has worked with Daintree over the years on several different projects, so the relationship is long established.  In addition, Daint... Read More

GE's Current Acquires Daintree Networks

April 21, 2016: 8:29am
BOSTON, April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), announced the acquisition of Daintree Networks, an Industrial Internet provider of building controls solutions for commercial facilities. This acquisition will enable Current to expand its building automation platform and its energy-as-a-service offering to small- and medium-size facilities through the deployment of ... Read More

Connected Alliance (TCLA) to Collaborate with Thread Group

April 21, 2016: 7:46am
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 21st, 2016)  The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that it is collaborating with the Thread Group on an open protocol solution for the network-layer in indoor professional lighting applications.  Read more.... Read More

LSI Reports 3% Gain in Sales

April 21, 2016: 7:37am
CINCINNATI, April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today:  reported third quarter FY 2016 net sales of $70,740,000 an increase of 3% as compared to $68,603,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year;   reported third quarter FY 2016 net income of $522,000, or $0.02 per share, an increase of 33% as compared to $393,000, or $0.02 per share, for the same period o... Read More

LIGHTFAIR® International 2016 Opens April 24 in San Diego to Reveal Light and Technology in a New Language

April 20, 2016: 1:32pm
ATLANTA, April 20, 2016—LIGHTFAIR® International will open April 24 at the San Diego Convention Center in the 27th staging of the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  Thousands of professionals from around the world will experience and explore light and technology in a new language in the Pre-Conference LIGHTFAIR Institute® (April 24 – 2... Read More