Lighting Industry News

U.S. Army Conducts Tests on LED: Positive Mood, Increased Alertness, and Faster Performance

November 25, 2014: 7:19am
Researchers at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are investigating the effects of different types of lighting in military shelters on Soldiers. Specifically, members of NSRDEC’s Cognitive Science Team are examining the effect of lighting on mood, or affective state, as well as visual acuity, cognitive alertness/awareness and the ability to perform tasks.... Read More

Revolution Lighting Offers $10M in Common Stock

November 25, 2014: 7:15am
STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. (RVLT) (“Revolution Lighting”), a global provider of advanced LED lighting solutions, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 8,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price of $1.25 per share. Revolution Lighting has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate o... Read More

LED Bulb Fall Below $8

November 21, 2014: 9:58am
Just over a year ago, a 60-watt equivalent light-emitting diode bulb was selling for about $10. Now, the price has come down again, with Philips offering its SlimStyle, a dimmable 75-watt equivalent, for slightly less than $8 at Home Depot when paired with a utility instant rebate in certain locales, such as Maine.... Read More

Lighting Sciences Raises Another $13M

November 20, 2014: 9:45am
MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lighting Science Group Corporation announced that it has received $13.0 million in preferred stock financing from Serengeti Asset Management. The funding will be used to finance the Company’s growth and solidify its leadership position in the LED lighting market, with a strong focus on the Company’s technology platforms and product innovations. The Company ... Read More

Lighting Sciences Raises Another $13M

November 20, 2014: 9:45am
MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lighting Science Group Corporation announced that it has received $13.0 million in preferred stock financing from Serengeti Asset Management. The funding will be used to finance the Company’s growth and solidify its leadership position in the LED lighting market, with a strong focus on the Company’s technology platforms and product innovations. The Company ... Read More

Pam Horner Reflects on the Life of Dr. Ian Lewin

November 20, 2014: 9:12am
This week, the lighting community lost too soon one of its brightest stars, Dr. Ian Lewin. Together with his family and friends in Scottsdale, we grieve for this terrible loss. Of course we knew Ian for the many prestigious positions he held – President and founder of Lighting Sciences, Co-founder of Environmental Research Laboratories,and President of the IES. We knew him for the honors and aw... Read More

GE & OSRAM Try Unique Approaches at LUX live

November 20, 2014: 5:38am
If you are a marketing person in charge of your exhibit at a major tradeshow, perhaps the worst thing that can happen is for the booth not to arrive.  What are the chance s of that happening to both GE and OSRAM at the LUX Live show in London?   When we visited both booths early Wednesday morning, there  were no luminaires (or fittings as they say in the U.K.), no lamps and not one driver in ei... Read More

U.K.'s LUX Live is a Winner!

November 20, 2014: 5:16am
We are attending LOVE LUX Live this week in the U.K. and we love this show.   There are the little things that may go unnoticed but are important: Double sided name tags so you can always and clearly see who you are speaking with. It’s embarrassing when you ask someone to turn over their name tag because you forgot their name. You can take the rail directly to the show. No taxi’s, no... Read More

Insight into Mr. Wu, NVC's Founder and Former CEO

November 20, 2014: 3:45am
NVC attended the LUX live show and the conversation went something like this: RR:  “I’m Randy Reid, editor of the EdisonReport, and I am a reporter. Did your former chairman, Mr. Wu, embezzle the equivalent of 100 million US dollars?” Unsuspecting NVC Marketing Person:  “Nice to meet you and what kind of bloody question is that? “ RR: “It’s all over the Internet that he is accus... Read More

Universal Lighting Technologies Offers 3 New Fixtures

November 19, 2014: 12:37pm
The launch of these new lighting fixtures will help us grow distributor and customer relationships by expanding our offering to more than just ballasts. In today’s energy-conscious world, we now offer an even more competitive and comprehensive product offering.”   Read more. ... Read More

Circleville GE Lighting Plant Idles Soft White Assembly Line

November 19, 2014: 7:07am
The GE Lighting plant in Circleville plans to idle its “Soft White” lightbulb assembly line for six weeks to allow demand from retailers to catch up with supply.... Read More

Dr. Ian Lewin, R.I.P.

November 19, 2014: 1:54am
EdisonReport is sad to report that Dr. Ian Lewin has passed away.  Dr. Lewin started his career with Holophane in 1967, and was the founder of Lighting Sciences, Inc, which he later sold to Underwriters Laboratory.   Dr. Lewin was a Past IES President as well as a Louis B. Marks Award winner. He published over 150 technical papers.    You would be hard pressed to find a person with more knowle... Read More

Views from the Tipping Point by Jes Munk Hansen, OSRAM SYLVANIA President and CEO

November 17, 2014: 12:13pm
Jes Munk Hansen, President and CEO of OSRAM SYLVANIA, sent the following article to the EdisonReport. The article is appearing here first and will later be published on the OSRAM SYLVANIA website.   The on/off era chapter of our industry is coming to an end, setting the stage for a new era of possibilities in lighting innovation. Light bulbs and switches have historically represented the way ... Read More

Mr. Wu, Former CEO of China's Largest Lighting Company, Being Investigated for $100M Fraud

November 17, 2014: 6:35am
Wu Changjiang, the former CEO of NVC Lighting, and employees of four major Chinese banks are being investigated by police for their alleged involvement in a $100 million fraud. NVC Lighting, China’s biggest lighting company, said that Wu and the bankers are suspected of helping to illegally divert company funds.       ... Read More

Cree's Stock Price Jumps on Philips News

November 14, 2014: 6:54am
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of lighting products manufacturer Cree  (CREE) popped 5.02% to $36.63 in morning trading Thursday after Dutch electronics company Philips  (PHG)  garnered interest from several private equity groups for the majority of its lighting components business, according to Reuters.  ... Read More

Philips Claims Layoff in Tupelo is Seasonal

November 13, 2014: 7:15am
TUPELO, Miss (WTVA) -- Published reports Tuesday say Philips Lighting in Tupelo has laid off 49 hourly workers.... Read More

Philips Lighting Valued at $3.1B to $3.75B

November 13, 2014: 7:09am
Nov 12 (Reuters) - Dutch electronics group Philips has attracted bids from several private equity groups for the majority of its lighting components business, up for sale as it focuses on higher-margin activities, several sources said on Wednesday.... Read More

Please Welcome the U.N. to the Lighting Industry

November 12, 2014: 8:39am
The UN Global Efficient Lighting Forum was held this week in Beijing.  The Global Efficient Lighting Forum was spearheaded by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and inspired by the United Nations Secretary General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, which prioritized lighting as one of its five energy efficiency accelerators.... Read More

LED Lighting Improves Worker Productivity in Clothing Factory in Bangalore, India

November 12, 2014: 8:24am
The investigation found that LEDs create less heat and keep the factory floor cooler boosting worker productivity.... Read More

Please Welcome Lighting's First Billionaire

November 12, 2014: 8:13am
A big rally in the share price of newly listed Chinese lighting manufacturer Ocean’s King Lighting Science & Technology has lifted its chairman into the ranks of the world’s billionaires.... Read More