Lighting Industry News

Philips Adds New Wireless Dimmer to Hue

August 26, 2015: 7:07am
Fans of Philips's popular Hue programmable LED lights now have a more tactile way to control the bulbs' brightness with the announcement of the new Hue wireless dimming kit.... Read More

Vertical Farms' Exciting Movement in U.S.

August 25, 2015: 8:27am
“On average, we’re growing in 16 days what otherwise takes 30 days in a field — using 95 percent less water, about 50 percent less fertilizers, zero pesticides, herbicides and fungicides,” says David Rosenberg, chief executive and co-founder of AeroFarms. “People don’t want chemicals on their food. And we’re able to offer them a residue-free product with no pesticides.”... Read More

OLED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach at 1.3 Billion USD in 2023:

August 25, 2015: 8:11am
LED lighting has come a long way and offers a better performance than OLEDs, and that at a lower cost. OLED lighting will therefore only gain market success if it clearly defines its unique selling points and carves out initial market niches.... Read More

OLED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach at 1.3 Billion USD in 2023:

August 25, 2015: 8:11am
LED lighting has come a long way and offers a better performance than OLEDs, and that at a lower cost. OLED lighting will therefore only gain market success if it clearly defines its unique selling points and carves out initial market niches.... Read More

Hubbell To Create Single Class Of Common Stock; Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

August 24, 2015: 6:45am
SHELTON, CONNECTICUT (August 24, 2015) - Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) (the "Company") today announced a plan to reclassify the Company`s common stock to eliminate its existing two-class structure. The proposed reclassification has been approved by the Company`s Board of Directors. In support of the plan to reclassify, Hubbell has entered into a definitive agreement providing for the pr... Read More

LEDcation 10 Call for Speakers

August 24, 2015: 4:46am
Welcome to LEDucation. 2016 is the show's 10th anniversary. We invite industry professionals to share their knowledge and experiences for LEDucation 10, held March 3rd and 4th, 2016. LEDucation 10 will continue to focus on industry critical topics including Controls, Code and Emerging Technologies as well as Project Construction and the beauty of Design.   Please use our online form at www.LE... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: GE Issues HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaire Discontinuation Notice – Effective January 1, 2016

August 21, 2015: 9:52am
EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. updated 12:13 p.m. CST--We've got the letter. Read it here. updated 11:40 a.m. CST--GE spokesman called to emphasize that SOME fixtures are being discontinued. EdisonReport can confirm GE has issued an internal memo announcing the discontinuation of  SOME HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaires due to falling demand for traditional ligh... Read More

The Lighting Paradox: Cheaper, Efficient LEDs Save Energy, and People Use More

August 21, 2015: 7:16am
New research at Rutgers University has shown how to slash the cost of highly efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and significantly reduce lighting’s energy requirements. The energy savings, however, will likely be eroded as people find new uses for the inexpensive lights.... Read More

GE Considers Move to Atlanta

August 20, 2015: 7:36am
General Electric Co. has held exploratory talks about relocating its headquarters to Atlanta from Connecticut as part of a review of possible new homes, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more.... Read More

LSI Reports 3% Increase in Sales; Declares Dividend

August 20, 2015: 7:26am
CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today: reported fourth quarter net sales of $76,073,000, an increase of 3% as compared to $73,858,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year; reported fourth quarter net income of $1,643,000, or $0.07 per share, as compared to a net loss of $(796,000), or $(0.03) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal ... Read More

DOLED to Host Webinars on the New IES Method for Evaluating Color Rendition

August 19, 2015: 5:26pm
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has just published a technical memorandum, TM-30-15, that outlines a new system for evaluating the color rendition of light sources. While the International Commission on Illumination's Color Rendering Index (CRI) enjoys widespread use, its limitations are well recognized, and the need for a viable alternative is increased by the proliferation of SSL, w... Read More

2015 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

August 19, 2015: 3:25pm
The 34th Annual IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the premier forum offering attendees relevant topics, great speakers and a variety of opportunities for professional development and educational credits. This is the ONLY annual industry event for professionals to openly exchange information on outdoor lighting issues. Early Bird registration discount ends September 4. Register now at w... Read More

Benzinga: Unconfirmed Market Chatter of Potential Acuity Bid for Energy Focus

August 19, 2015: 7:15am
The following are the M&A deals, rumors and chatter circulating on Wall Street for Tuesday August 18, 2015: Hearing Unconfirmed Market Chatter of Potential Acuity Bid for Energy Focus The Rumor:Shares of Energy Focus (NASDAQ: EFOI) rose briefly Tuesday on unconfirmed market chatter that it was a potential takeover target of Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI). Read more at Benzinga.... Read More

Roland Haitz, Creator of Haitz’s Law, R.I.P.

August 18, 2015: 7:36pm
History will remember Roland Haitz as the prophet of the last great revolution in lighting. Haitz’s Law, the metric he formulated, is the equivalent for LEDs and lighting what Moore’s Law is for transistors and integrated circuits.  It correctly predicted the time-scale and degree to which light-emitting diodes (LEDs) would triumph over all other lighting technologies in efficiency and cost. ... Read More

DLC Stakeholders Meeting Presentations Now Available

August 18, 2015: 1:50pm
This year's meeting was a roaring success - 217 attendees came together to learn, discuss, and of course network! Thank you for your participation and engagement throughout the conference. It was invaluable to hear your perspectives and feedback on industry and DLC developments. We look forward to many continued and new partnerships!   Meeting Materials  Access presentations & disc... Read More

Space Station Photo Show Contrast Between HPS and LED in Milan

August 18, 2015: 8:14am
Astronauts currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS) are showing the world just how much light pollution Light-emitting diodes (LED) create (see photo).... Read More

It's Official. LIGHTFAIR is Back to Philly in 2017--as first reported by EdisonReport in 2014

August 17, 2015: 11:21am
EdisonReport has finally received written notification that LIGHTFAIR is moving back to Philadelphia in 2017, something we first published in November 2014 (LIGHTFAIR. New York and San Diego are Temporary; Back to Philly, Vegas.) At the IES Annual Conference in Pittsburgh in 2014, there was much open talk from senior-level IES people that LIGHTFAIR would move back to Philadelphia in 2017 and back... Read More

Study: Moths Can't Perform Evasive Maneuvers Against Bats Under LEDs.

August 17, 2015: 8:12am
A University of Bristol study published this month showed that certain moths can't perform evasive maneuvers against predatory bats under LEDs. And recent research in New Zealand shows some insects are 48% more attracted to the new LEDs than they were to the old-fashioned lights. The researchers worry that widespread use of the new technology will create a "white-light night" that intensifies ligh... Read More

World’s First White Laser Could Revolutionize Lighting

August 17, 2015: 7:52am
Incandescent bulbs have given way to CFL and LEDs, but these lighting technologies may be destined for extinction as well. A team of scientists at Arizona State University have developed a laser that can produce pure white light that is brighter and more efficient than even the best LEDs.... Read More

Smart Lighting Market Worth USD 8.14 Billion by 2020

August 14, 2015: 7:37am
CHICAGO, August 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --The report "Smart Lighting Market by Connectivity Technologies (Wired & Wireless), End Users, by Lighting Types (Fluorescent Lighting, LED Lamps, & Others), by Components (Control & Communication, Luminaries & Fixtures), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total Smart Lighting Market is expected to ... Read More