Lighting Industry News

Acuity Beats Forecast

July 01, 2015: 8:40am
ATLANTA, July 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) (“Company”) today announced record quarterly results.  Fiscal 2015 third quarter net sales of $683.7 million increased $79.8 million, or 13 percent, compared with the year-ago period.  Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $64.5 million, an increase of 47 percent compared with the prior-year period, while di... Read More

OSRAM in Talks with Potential Buyers for Lamp Business

June 30, 2015: 12:51pm
FRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) - German lighting group Osram has begun talks with potential buyers of its lamps business as it prepares an auction that would allow it to focus on automotive lighting and components, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. ... Read More

Cree Enters Decorative

June 30, 2015: 7:25am
DURHAM, N.C., Jun 29, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cree, Inc.  continues to raise the bar in LED applications with the introduction of the TW Series™ LED Candelabra bulb, delivering the exceptional lighting experience consumers expect from Cree’s best-selling LED Bulb portfolio. The Cree® LED Candelabra bulbs emit a warm, decorative light while consuming up to 88 percent less energy* than tradit... Read More

What Happens in Vegas Can't Be Seen in Vegas

June 26, 2015: 4:46pm
Less than two years after launching a $21 million effort to replace more than 40,000 streetlights in Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and others on the City Council are suffering buyers’ remorse....“We measured the light, and it seemed to be OK. But something is not OK,” Tarkanian said. “It has persisted since the very beginning since we started the LED lights.   Read the current article... Read More

DLC Offers Technical Requirements Webinar on 30 JUN at 1pm EST; Repeated at 9pm EST in Mandarin

June 26, 2015: 2:04pm
From: DesignLights Consortium Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:14 PMTo: ''Subject: DLC Announces Technical Requirements Table v3.0Importance: High   Dear DLC Members and Stakeholders:   The DesignLights Consortium™ is pleased to release Technical Requirements Table Version 3.0. These are the final DLC requirements resulting from the restructuring prop... Read More

Please Welcome Sound to the Light Bulb

June 26, 2015: 1:18pm
The smart home is broken. Hubs, messy wires, and bulky gadgets are only some of the current smart home platform shortcomings. But today, a NY-based company is sharing their “lightbulb moment” solution to apartment dwellers everywhere. Astro, a new company aimed at helping homeowners and space-deprived apartment dwellers, is launching a pre-order campaign for its debut product, Twist: the first... Read More

IESNYC Names New Officers

June 26, 2015: 1:10pm
Lighting Designer Brian Belluomini Elected President of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section Effective July 1, 2015, lighting designer Brian Belluomini, IES, principal and co-founder of Shimstone Design Studio becomes president of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC).  For the past two years, Belluomini served as IESNYC’s vice president and ... Read More

Cree Restructures; Announces $500M Stock Buyback

June 25, 2015: 7:58am
Durham LED maker Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) announced Wednesday that it is restructuring its LED products business – the unit that creates LEDs for everything from televisions to mobile phones. Read the Triangle Business Journal article here. DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced that the board of directors has approved the follow... Read More

Eaton Retires Cooper Lighting Name

June 25, 2015: 7:42am
About two years ago EdisonReport pointed out that Cooper had submitted products for the IES Progress Report under three different names:  Cooper Lighting by Eaton, Eaton's Cooper Lighting, and plain old Cooper Lighting. That prompted a discussion with Rick Pabst, Director of Strategic Marketing.  In 2013, Pabst told us:   “Cooper Lighting by Eaton—leads with the word Cooper but it brings t... Read More

Rita Harrold Retires from IES

June 24, 2015: 4:16pm
Rita Harrold, Past President, IES Fellow and Director of Technology, Retires After 23 Years at the IES New York, NY (June 24, 2015) Today, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development, announces the retirement of Rita Harrold, Director of Technology. Ms. Harrold was the first woman ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Philips Finally Reveals Ownership of

June 24, 2015: 8:57am
Philips Lighting acquired the domain and operated the website at arms length via a third party, paid from the advertising revenue.  Philips wanted to support the industry’s efforts to professionalize the lighting industry and be a trusted voice for people seeking lighting information and advice. For this reason, the identity of the owner was kept secret. Read the exclusive story a... Read More

Besal Fund Announces 2015-2016 Recipients

June 24, 2015: 8:48am
This year the Besal Fund had two separate applications for undergrads and graduate students.  The 2015-2016 recipients were selected from a number of applications and demonstrated a superior presentation of their lighting skills and knowledge.  Congratulations to all the 2015-2016 recipients! - ... Read More

Detroit Lighting Renaissance? Some Residents Have a Different Opinion

June 23, 2015: 8:41am
There is a sharp contrast between the Citibank commercial touting Detroit's successful lighting program and a youtube video published by a talk-show host, telling a different story.... Read More

IDTechEx Estimates OLED at $1.9B in 2025 (Optimistic)

June 23, 2015: 8:35am
IDTechEx assess the market potential for OLED lighting across all major lighting sectors. We forecast that the market will grow to 1.9 billion USD in 2025 (optimistic scenario). The market growth will however be very slow until 2019 where the overall sales at panel level will remain below 200 million USD globally.... Read More

Video Interviews at LUMEN Awards

June 22, 2015: 3:18pm
Over 800 people attended the IESNYC LUMEN Award Gala last week.  That is 784 more than attended the first one, 47 years ago, according to Bill Warren who attended the charter ceremony.  "We met at a restaurant around Lexiginton Avenue, which is long gone," he said.  "We didn't even have a slide projector and had to borrow one from  the IES Headquarters." Megan Carroll chaired the sold-out eve... Read More

14 Projects Receive Awards at IESNYC's Lumen Gala; Kugler Ning Receives 4

June 22, 2015: 1:19pm
The Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC), the largest section in the Society, announces the recipients of the 2015 Lumen Awards at the 47th annual Lumen Gala held on June 18, 2015. EdisonReport was there with a camera crew and will be posting videos from the press conference, awards ceremony and personal interviews throughout the week. The Lumen Awards, which showcase ... Read More

Mark Eubanks Promoted at Eaton; Kraig Kasler Named President of Lighting Division

June 19, 2015: 6:18pm
EXCLUSIVE--MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT Internal Letter from Mark Eubanks: On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Eaton's Board of Directors announced a number of senior leadership appointments in anticipation of Sandy Cutler's retirement at the end of May 2016.  As part of this leadership succession, it was announced today that I will be transitioning into a new role as president of the Electrical Products G... Read More

Lighting Mount Rushmore

June 19, 2015: 11:10am
KEYSTONE, SD & OSKALOOSA, IA - The more than two million visitors who travel to Mount Rushmore National Memorial each year will now enjoy an enhanced night time viewing experience, thanks to an innovative new lighting system with an LED light source that was recently installed at the memorial.... Read More

IESNYC Lumen Awards--The Best Night in Lighting

June 18, 2015: 4:01am
Tonight,  over 800 lighting professionals will gather at Chelsea Piers for the 47th Annual IESNYC Lumen Awards. The cocktail reception starts at 6pm, but your humble editor will be there for a pre-party press conference a bit earlier.  Our EdisonReport.TV camera crew will be hard at work covering the event with interviews, candid shots, and a few comments from the award winners.  We have 26 sou... Read More