Lighting Industry News

LRC Releases Free, Open Access Circadian Stimulus Calculator

December 08, 2016: 9:09am
Editor's Note:  Earlier this week your humble editor moderated an NLB panel discussion in Washington. One segment focused on Circadian Stimulus and will be published early next year.  Today, we learn that the LRC is offering free, open access to their calculator, which we think is a great public service.  We believe that in the near future CS will be specified much as CCT is specified today.... Read More

C by GE, (but not Current, Powered by GE) First Company to Embed Amazon Echo into Device. Will Sell Lamp at a Lower Price than Current Alexa Price

December 07, 2016: 8:21pm
Since debuting last year, Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant—a voice-controlled helper that answers questions, plays music on command, and orders diapers—has only been available in Amazon devices. To use it, people needed one of Amazon’s Echo home automation devices, the Fire TV for streaming video, or an Amazon tablet. Read more at Fortune.... Read More

LSI Industries Celebrates 40th Anniversary

December 07, 2016: 6:15am
Fall 2016 marked the 40th Anniversary of Cincinnati light fixture manufacturing company LSI Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LYTS). LSI recently celebrated this milestone with a brief public event at its corporate headquarters, at which time one of its three original co-founders, Jim Sferra, outlined the creation of an official LSI time capsule – to be next opened in 2026 at the 50th Anniversary celebr... Read More

DLFNY Holiday Party Donates 220 Toys for Tots

December 07, 2016: 4:50am
One of the best things about being the humble editor of the EdisonReport is the parties and now we are being invited to Holiday Parties.   Last night, Matt Franks  of ARUP, welcomed over 200 members of the Designers Lighting Forum New York to their annual holiday party hosted by iGuzzini Lighting on Madison Avenue. In addition to the 220 toys that were given to The Marine Corp, with two very ap... Read More

The Luminaires Group Acquires Luminis

December 06, 2016: 6:08am
Montreal, Quebec - December 5, 2016 -  The Luminaires Group (“TLG") ( today announced the acquisition of Luminis (, a Montreal-based manufacturer of innovative indoor and outdoor specification grade LED lighting solutions. Focused on design and function, the Luminis product offering is a perfect complement to the TLG portfolio of award-winning brands. ... Read More

Leviton Acquires ConTech Lighting

December 05, 2016: 10:11am
Continuing its commitment to strategic growth and innovation, Leviton’s acquisition of ConTech Lighting expands the company’s lighting solutions and offerings available to customers Melville, N.Y., Dec. 05, 2016 – Leviton today announced the acquisition of ConTech Lighting, a leading, Chicago-based manufacturer of high-performance and sustainable lighting solutions and fixtures. Through thi... Read More

Niagara Falls Unveils New LED Lighting System

December 05, 2016: 4:56am
NIAGARA FALLS -- They’ve changed the light bulbs at Niagara Falls. By day, the view is majestic, water cascading nearly 200 feet between the U.S. and Canada. But at night, it’s illuminating.  A dazzling rainbow of colors from the Canadian side light up the American falls from nearly half a mile away. Tonight, thanks to a $4 million renovation, they will be even brighter.... Read More

Current, Powered by GE Layoff

December 02, 2016: 12:51pm
EdisonReport has learned that Current, Powered by GE, has announced layoffs this week.  Originally we were told by our sources that the layoff was from GE Lighting, but a spokesperson from GE Lighting told EdisonReport, "There were no impacts to GE Lighting employees. This was a Current organizational change only." Admittedly, your humbled editor still struggles to understand the line between GE... Read More

Ledvance plant (formerly known as Osram Sylvania) to Close KY Halogen Plant

December 02, 2016: 4:58am
A Winchester plant that makes halogen lighting components will close in 2017 in a move that will affect 95 employees, a company spokesman said Wednesday. The closing of the Ledvance plant (formerly known as Osram Sylvania) will play out over a period of 10 months, spokesman Glen Gracia said.    ... Read More

Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Orion Energy Systems, Inc. for Potential Breaches Of Fiduciary Duty

December 01, 2016: 6:09am
NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP, a class action law firm dedicated to representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating a potential breach of fiduciary duty claim involving the board of directors of Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:  OESX).  If you are a shareholder of Orion Energy Systems and are interested in obtaining additional infor... Read More

US Patent Office confirms validity of majority of challenged patent claims in Philips Lighting's EnabLED Licensing Program patents

November 29, 2016: 10:30am
Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, today announced that the US Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) confirmed the validity of a vast majority of claims of Philips Lighting's patents belonging to the EnabLED Licensing Program for LED luminaires and retrofit bulbs challenged by inter partes rev... Read More

BizTech: The Era of Smart Lighting is Coming

November 29, 2016: 7:10am
You can add lighting and building management to the list of industries caught in the disruptive undertow of the Internet of Things. The combination of light-emitting diode (LED) technology and Power over Ethernet (PoE), coupled with IoT connectivity, is creating a wave of change now hitting both of these industries. Look no further than Cisco Systems, which is partnering with intelligent light... Read More

Call for Submissions: 2017 IESNYC Lumen Awards

November 29, 2016: 5:45am
The IESNYC Announces the 49th Annual Lumen Awards Submissions Open Now Through – January 17, 2017 Winners Will be Announced at the Lumen Awards Gala on June 15, 2017 Submissions are being accepted now through January 17, 2017 for the IESNYC’s 49th annual Lumen Awards. The Lumen Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in lighting design. The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exteri... Read More

Philips Lighting and GE Have Different Strategies for CyberMonday

November 28, 2016: 2:37pm
Philips Lighting has a large marketing effort underway today, CyberMonday, for their Philips Hue product.  We found the following bargains at Philips Hue Lightstrip Plus 6.6ft Base.  Regular $89.99, on sale for $69.99 Philips Hue White Ambiance A19 starter kit.  Regular $129.99, on sale for $99.99 Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Starter Kit - Gen 2.  Regular $179.99... Read More

U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board Invalidates Key Philips Lighting Patents

November 28, 2016: 8:52am
EXCLUSIVE.  Must Credit EdisonReport.   EdisonReport can confirm another victory for WAC Lighting in its patent battle against Philips Lighting.  Your humble editor previously wrote about WAC Lighting's victories against Philips at the Patent Office. (Philips Gets WAC'd) and (Philips Lighting Gets WAC'd Again.) On November 23, 2016, the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) invalida... Read More

Second New Lighting Agency Created in Chicago

November 28, 2016: 8:09am
EXCLUSIVE:  EdisonReport has learned that a new rep firm, Chicago Lightworks, has been created to represent Philips Lighting in the Chicagoland area.  Last week, EdisonReport exclusively reported that Cree executives, John Daly and John Rimbos, were setting up their own agency, R & D Lighting and Control. This week, we report that Philips is launching a similar strategy.   Philips executiv... Read More

Panasonic and Schréder Announce Partnership for Smart Cities

November 28, 2016: 5:38am
On 12th October 2016, during the state visit of HRH King Philippe of Belgium to Japan, Schréder, a worldwide leader in outdoor lighting solutions, and Panasonic, the international electronics corporation, signed an agreement to share their expertise and knowledge to accelerate the development of digital solutions that will enable towns and cities to easily enter the digital era, delivering ... Read More

Lighting Industry Veterans Announce Formation of R&D Lighting and Control to serve Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana

November 22, 2016: 8:42am
DOWNERS GROVE, IL, November 21, 2016 – John Rimbos and John Daly today announced the formation of R&D Lighting and Control, a new agency that represents a diverse group of lighting manufacturers providing innovative solutions to the ever-changing needs of the customer.  Prior to launching R&D, John Rimbos worked for some of the biggest names in the lighting world in various capacities ... Read More

Halco Lighting Technologies Announces Acquisition of J&J Electronics, LLC

November 22, 2016: 6:15am
Norcross, GA (November 21, 2016) - Halco Lighting Technologies, makers of LED Lamps, Luminaires and traditional Lamp technologies, today announces it is acquiring J&J Electronics, LLC, a leading manufacturer of Pool, Spa, and Fountain lighting products. The acquisition elevates Halco Lighting to become one of the leading lighting manufacturers for Pool, Spa and Fountain applications in the mar... Read More

TCP Unable to Meet NYSE Listing Requirements; Stock Suspended from Trading

November 22, 2016: 6:02am
AURORA, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:  TCPI) notified the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") today that it will be unable to complete the filing of its delinquent financial reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and regain compliance with the NYSE's continued listing standards by November 25, 2016. As a result, the NYSE sus... Read More