Lighting Industry News

Eaton Stock Price Drops 8%

July 31, 2014: 7:22am
Eaton Corporation plc (ETN) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell over 8% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent downtrend for ETN, as the stock is now down nearly 9% in the past one-month time frame.... Read More

OSRAM to Eliminate 7800 Jobs. LED Lamps and Systems Up 68%, Classic Lamps and Ballasts Fall 14%

July 30, 2014: 8:38am
The LED Lamps & Systems (LLS) reporting segment covers the business with LED lamps, light engines as well as LED drivers. It recorded comparable revenue growth of 68 percent in the third quarter due to the fast-growing LED demand. Read the Press Release from OSRAM. ... Read More

Time to Update the Literature; Average kWh Rate Jumps to $0.14

July 30, 2014: 6:50am - For the first time ever, the average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity in the United States has broken through the 14-cent mark.... Read More

DOLED Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED MR16 Lamps

July 29, 2014: 7:35am
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the photometric performance of 27 LED MR16 lamps. Entitled Application Summary Report 22: LED MR16 Lamps, it describes initial performance based on light output, efficacy, distribution, color quality, electrical characteristics, and form factor, with comparisons to a selection of benchmark... Read More

OSRAM SYLVANIA Offers LED A-Line at Lowes for Under $10

July 29, 2014: 7:33am
Seven New OSRAM and SYLVANIA A-Line LED Products Now Available at Lowe's StoresDANVERS, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- North American lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA announced an expanded LED product portfolio that will appear in Lowe's stores and includes seven new OSRAM and SYLVANIA ULTRA brand A-line LED products, the most commonly used type of light bulbs in households. Available on shel... Read More Launches 60W Equal LED Light Bulb at Under $6

July 28, 2014: 7:49am
Editor's Note:  Less than $6 for a 60 watt replacement, without a rebate, is the new low price in the market for a reputable product. Internet lighting retailer will be celebrating the launch of its own line of 60-watt equal LED light bulbs at the groundbreaking price of only $5.99. Up until now, the industry-wide average price for a 60-watt replacement LED light bulb has been ... Read More

Now Philips v. Rigid; Claims 11 Patent Infringements

July 28, 2014: 7:35am
On 21 JUL, EdisonReport reported that JST Performance, d/b/a/ Rigid Industries had filed a complaint against Philips Lighting for its "774" patents.   According to Rigid's attorney, Mike Wallace, "Based on this patent, Philips could claim a violation by almost any LED-based luminaire."  Today, we report that Philips has filed patent infringement claims agains Rigid. Read the complaint here.... Read More

Dim Lighting Has Negative Effect on Breast Cancer Drug

July 28, 2014: 6:47am
Rats taking tamoxifen who were exposed to dim lighting at night didn’t produce normal amounts of melatonin, and their tumors grew quickly as a result. But when they were given a melatonin supplement, their tumors shrank.... Read More

Philips Appoints Morgan Stanley for Lighting Unit Sale

July 25, 2014: 10:02am
(Reuters) - Philips has picked Morgan Stanley to organise the sale of a stake in its lighting components business, which it is carving out as part of a strategic reshuffling, three people familiar with the matter said.... Read More

Totally Cool. Philips Hue, in Sharknado2, Marks First Time a TV Show Will be Able to Directly Control Room Lighting

July 25, 2014: 8:07am
For instance, a sequence in the movie involves a plane flying through a storm. When lightning strikes, the lights flicker and brighten suddenly, and if you have multiple lights — the Hue line offers bulbs, lamps and even light strips — you'll see some variation in the colors, too.... Read More

Throwback Thursday. Genlyte Thomas Loses Suit

July 24, 2014: 8:50pm
The case alleged that two employees from Phoenix in the fall of 2008 approached Genlyte about taking employees from Phoenix and starting an agency for Genlyte called Intelligent Illumination. The employees wrote a business plan using Phoenix’s computers, which was deleted but retrieved, Witschey said... Read More

EMerge Alliance Expands DC Power Initiative to South Asia

July 23, 2014: 11:37am
New membership category to bring DC microgrids to the region by offering lower-cost memberships for local businesses TRIVANDRUM, INDIA and SAN RAMON, CALIF. (July 23, 2014) – The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for buildings – today announced it will start teaming with local organizations... Read More

Zumtobel's COO Quits Amid Restructuring

July 23, 2014: 9:13am
(Reuters) - Martin Brandt will leave his post as chief operating officer (COO) of Austrian lighting group Zumtobel as the result of a restructuring, the company said on Wednesday.... Read More

DOLED Publishes CALiPER Snapshot Report on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

July 23, 2014: 9:11am
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a Snapshot Report on LED outdoor area lighting. Based on LED Lighting Facts® data through the second quarter of 2014, the report focuses on outdoor area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, canopy luminaires, and outdoor directional luminaires. As of July 1, 2014, area/roadway products alone comprised 23% of the LED Lightin... Read More

Hubbell Reports 7% Increase in Sales

July 22, 2014: 7:38am
SHELTON, CT.  (July 22, 2014) - Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:  HUBA, HUBB) today reported operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Net sales in the second quarter of 2014 were $855.8 million, an increase of 7% compared to the $801.3 million reported in the second quarter of 2013.  Operating income was $143.7 million, or 16.8% of net sales, compared to $132.1 million, or 16.... Read More

Rigid Files Petition Against Philips on Patent Claims

July 21, 2014: 11:30am
EdisonReport can confirm that Rigid Industries has filed a petition against Philips for its “774” patents.  The Philips patent was issued on 26 JUN 2001. Your humble editor spoke to Mike Wallace, General Counsel, at Rigid Industries.  Mike explained that Rigid believes the “774” patent is too broad and too encompassing,   “Based on this patent, Philips could claim a violation by alm... Read More

Dialight Reports 43% Jump in Profit

July 21, 2014: 9:08am
Dialight reported its six months financial report.  Highlights include: Lighting revenue increased 46% (53% at constant currency) to £43.0m (H1 2013: £29.3m) Lighting operating profit up 60% to £7.1m (H1 2013: £4.4m) Underlying operating profit increased 18% (26% at constant currency) to £6.5m (H1 2013: £5.5m) Statutory operating profit increased 7% to £5.4m (H1 2013: £5.1m) Underl... Read More

Philips Reports Dismal Q2; Lighting Sales Down 5%

July 21, 2014: 7:41am
During the reported quarter, the Lighting segment’s sales decreased 5% year over year to €1,943 million ($2,626.94 million). On a comparable basis, segment revenues increased 1% driven by double-digit growth at Lumileds and Automotive whereas the Professional Lightning Solutions witnessed a low-single-digit growth. However, Light Sources & Electronics and Consumer Luminaires exhibited a ... Read More

HALCO Recalls 14 Models of LED Bulbs

July 21, 2014: 2:16am
A recall of 9,500 LED bulbs has been issued by Halco Lighting Technologies because the bulbs can overheat, separating from the socket, and fall, posing an injury risk, and burn hazard.... Read More

Excellent Exit: LSG's Sethre to Receive $350K for Next 12 Months

July 20, 2014: 7:45pm
The "G" in LSG, should be changed to "Golden" as in Golden Parachute.   According to the 8K Report--released at 8pm Friday--Lighting Science Group's former President, Jennifer Sethre is entitled to her base pay of $350,000 until 17 JUL 2015.   In addition, she'll receive $11,000 for private school tuition.  Further, she is entitled to up to $3900 per month for rental costs in Florida for up to... Read More