Lighting Industry News

What's in a Name? Philips Changes it's Email Domain

July 21, 2017: 11:40am
Today during an industry conference call, a Philips employee announced that all Philips Lighting employees have changed their email address to a @light.com domain.  This is interesting as Philips Lighting has owned this domain for at least 10, if not 20 years. When EdisonReport first began in 1999, we were anonymous and this worked well as your humble editor was trying to sell ballasts to purcha... Read More

Philips Lighting Reports 1.3% Drop in Sales; Stock Drops 7%

July 21, 2017: 7:44am
Philips Lighting reports second quarter sales of EUR 1.7 billion and operational profitability of 10.2% Second quarter 2017 highlights: Sales of EUR 1,699 million, with a decline in comparable sales of 1.8% Total LED-based sales growth of 14%, now representing 63% of total sales (Q2 2016: 53%) Adjusted EBITA of EUR 174 million (Q2 2016: EUR 161 million) Adjusted EBIT... Read More

GE Profit Falls 59%; Stock Drops

July 21, 2017: 7:09am
(Reuters) - General Electric Co's (GE.N) profit fell nearly 60 percent in the second quarter, largely due to the sale of its appliances business, but cash flow rose, sales topped expectations and its shares were slightly lower. The maker of power plants, jet engines, medical scanners and other industrial equipment affirmed its full-year forecast for cash flow, profit, revenue and operating margin... Read More

New Industry Metric on Hiring Shows Upbeat Market

July 19, 2017: 1:03pm
The Pompeo Group Has Record First Half Record growth points to bright road ahead for Lighting, IoT, Energy & Electrical Companies   CARLSBAD, CALIF., July 20, 2017-- The Pompeo Group, Inc. is proud to announce that the first 6 months of 2017 is the strongest in The Pompeo Group’s 14-year history. “I’m very grateful and humbled to announce that this past month (June) was the best ... Read More

Godfather Gives 11 More Gifts to Our Industry

July 19, 2017: 9:42am
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded 10 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants and one Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant for projects targeting critical advances in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The 11 FY17 grants will explore the technical merit and commercial potential of different innovative concepts or technologies that are expected to co... Read More

UL Labeling Issues; MaxLite Responds to James Industry Statement; aleddra Issues Statement on UL Fraud

July 17, 2017: 3:20pm
EdisonReport makes no claim on either statement by either company.  Each document is published in its entirety. MaxLite Statement aledra Statement For comments our questions regarding Maxlite, contact:  Amy Silver, 973.244.7300 x111, asilver@maxlite.com. For comments our questions regarding aledra, contact: Matthew Maa, matthew_maa@aleddra.com.... Read More

IES Responds to AMA; Disputes CCT Claim

July 17, 2017: 7:33am
A more widely accepted input to the circadian system associated with higher risk for sleep disruption and associated health concerns is increased melanopic content, which is significantly different than CCT. LED light sources can vary widely in their melanopic content for any given CCT; 3000 K LED light sources could have higher relative melanopic content than 2800 K incandescent lighting or 4000 ... Read More

CIE Report for Workshop for Temporal Light Modulation Standards for Lighting Systems is Now Available

July 17, 2017: 7:20am
In February of this year, the National Research Council of Canada hosted a two-day CIE Stakeholder Workshop on Temporal Light Modulation (Flicker) Standards for Lighting Systems.  The objective of this meeting was to develop a roadmap of research, recommendations, and standards activities related to temporal light modulation from lighting systems that are needed in order to speed up the process ... Read More

Fritz Zeck, R.I.P.

July 14, 2017: 7:58am
GREENSBORO, GA. — Rolland Frederick “Fritz” Zeck, 76, of Greensboro, Ga., passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at his home with his loved ones.... Read More

New App Allows Users to Control NYC Skyline. 2 Minute Limit Per User.

July 14, 2017: 7:01am
The color of the New York City skyline may now be controlled in the palm of your hands with a few taps from your smartphone. Spireworks, an exclusive invitation-only web-based app, allows users to control the light on two of New York’s skyscraper spires, the Bank of America Tower (BAC) and 4 Times Square.... Read More

Continental, Osram Plan Vehicle Lighting Joint Venture

July 14, 2017: 6:03am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Continental (CONG.DE) and Osram (OSRn.DE) are planning to set up a joint venture to develop lighting products for the automotive industry, German business weekly Wirtschaftswoche said on Wednesday, citing unnamed sources.... Read More

Hubbell Lighting Solves Harmful Blue Spectrum Issue; Breakthrough for Milk, Beer, and Pharmaceutical Industries

July 13, 2017: 2:49pm
LED Highbay Designed for Dairies, Breweries, and Other Industries Sensitive to Blue Light Greenville, SC – July 13, 2017 – Today Hubbell Lighting, a global leader in lighting innovation, introduced a groundbreaking new LED product that solves a critical dilemma in a number of major industries. By applying the physics of the “Stokes Shift” effect, the new SpectraLoc™ LED blue spectrum ... Read More

NAILD Launches Lighting Controls Training

July 13, 2017: 2:44pm
Brand-Neutral Training Delivers Cutting-Edge Knowledge PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — July 13, 2017 –Keeping with its long-standing tradition of cutting-edge, education products, the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has opened registration for its much-anticipated Lighting Specialist-Controls certificate training program, the organization announced today.  Indust... Read More

NAILD Launches Lighting Controls Training

July 13, 2017: 2:44pm
Brand-Neutral Training Delivers Cutting-Edge Knowledge PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — July 13, 2017 –Keeping with its long-standing tradition of cutting-edge, education products, the National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors (NAILD) has opened registration for its much-anticipated Lighting Specialist-Controls certificate training program, the organization announced today.  Indust... Read More

Bluetooth SIG Appoints Philips Lighting and Google to Its Board of Directors

July 12, 2017: 5:21am
KIRKLAND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced it is appointing representatives from Philips Lighting and Google to its board of directors. Ruud van Bokhorst and Martin Turon began serving their two-year board terms on July 1, 2017. The Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the Bluetooth SIG, and has played a vital role ... Read More

LIGHTFAIR 2018: Call for Speakers

July 11, 2017: 3:20pm
This is your opportunity to be a part of the world’s largest annual lighting-related Conference. For the 2018 LIGHTFAIR Conference, industry experts are invited to submit IDEAS to share expertise and experience within the following focus areas: Lifeforms, Environments, Influences and Practices. These topics may be addressed in the context of Inspiration, Applications, Research, Design and/or Too... Read More

James Industry Responds to UL Issue on LED Tubes

July 11, 2017: 3:10pm
Here is a portion of an email statement EdisonReport received from James Industry: "As mentioned in the statement, these tubes the UL claim is referring to are the 1,000 tubes that were first ever made for sample and testing purposes in 2014.  Since then, UL has gotten familiar of these compatible tubes and upgraded their standards and guidelines that we qualify under today. If you happen to fur... Read More

UL Claims James Industry Group Has Unauthorized Tube Lamps

July 10, 2017: 11:18am
NORTHBROOK, Ill., July 5, 2017 — The following is a notification from UL that the Direct Replacement LED Tube lamp identified below bears an unauthorized UL Mark for the United States and Canada and may pose a fire hazard. The LED lamp does not comply with UL Standards for Safety and is not authorized to bear the UL Mark for the United States and Canada. Name of Product: Direct Replacement LE... Read More

Pam Hodge, R.I.P.

July 10, 2017: 11:15am
From: Patti Maenza Sent: Monday, July 10, 2017 8:52 AMTo: All Employees <AllEmployees@alplighting.com>Subject: Pam Hodge We are sad to report that Pam Hodge passed away yesterday after a battle with cancer.  A dedicated A.L.P. LexaLite team member for more than two decades, Pam will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike. She joined LexaLite in a customer service... Read More

Lumenpulse Group Announces Executive Appointments

July 10, 2017: 11:10am
Montreal, QC, July 10, 2017 – Lumenpulse Group Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Berman as President and Chief Operating Officer, and the appointment of Lance Howitt as Chief Marketing Officer of Lumenpulse Group Inc., effective immediately. Mr. François-Xavier Souvay will continue his role as Chief Executive Officer of Lumenpulse Group. "I am very excited to have Mr. Berm... Read More