Lighting Industry News

Philips Teams Up with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play Tech Center

July 28, 2015: 6:45am
Royal Philips has announced that the company, and specifically Philips Lighting, will seek to collaborate with forward thinkers in the technology industry on Internet of Things (IoT) technology via a new relationship with the Plug and Play Tech Center based in California's Silicon Valley. The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association behind Wi-Fi wireless networking, has announ... Read More

A.L.P. Lighting Components Purchases Selected Assets of Reflek Manufacturing

July 27, 2015: 2:14pm
On Friday, July 24, 2015, A.L.P. Lighting Components purchased selected assets of Reflek Manufacturing, Inc., a producer of high performance reflector and fabricated components for the lighting industry. This acquisition allows A.L.P. to add anodized reflectors and other downlighting components to its comprehensive product line.  Read the announcement.... Read More

Boyd Corbett, Director of Business Development, HEILUX, Suffers Heart Attack

July 27, 2015: 2:06pm
From Boyd on 27 JUL: "I had a strong heart attack Thursday night (while awake).  I went into the hospital on Friday with chest pains on Friday and was told that I was in the “process” of the heart attack.  I was stabilized and they did a quadruple bypass on Monday.  They finally kicked me out on Saturday and I am in my home office for the next few weeks working and following doctor’s ord... Read More

Philips Separation of Lighting Business to Cost $200-$300M Euros

July 27, 2015: 6:58am
Philips, which predicts to complete the separation of the lighting business in the first half of 2016, said Monday it now expects the move to cost 200 million to 300 million euros in 2015 and the same amount in 2016. The company previously predicted the separation costs would amount to 300 to 400 million in 2015, without giving an estimate for 2016. Read more.... Read More

Brodrick Announces More Money from DOLED

July 22, 2015: 7:59pm
DOE to Announce FY 2016 SBIR/STTR Funding Opportunity The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science plans to announce a funding opportunity on August 17, 2015, for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Under this grant opportunity, DOE will seek applications for funding directed toward FY16 Phase I projects. Topics for this f... Read More

"Alex" Sullivan, Howard Industries, R.I.P.

July 22, 2015: 7:57pm
Mr. Sullivan graduated from Raleigh High School in 1988 and completed a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Mississippi State University in 1993. Alex was employed by Howard Industries for 22 years. Read the obituary here.... Read More

Smart Headlights Remember Roads, Adjust Lighting Accordingly

July 22, 2015: 5:14pm
The smart headlights, being developed at Ford’s Research and Innovation Center in Germany, can predict a road’s curvature, thanks to an infrared camera, GPS signals and special traffic sign recognition technology.... Read More

Bridgelux Sells to Chinese Company

July 21, 2015: 3:43pm
**EdisonReport Flashback** Read our story from 2012 when "Dumb-xxxhole" Bill Watkins was promoted to  Chairman of the Board. This makes Bridgelux the second, after Lumileds, recent LED component manufacturer to go to the Chinese... SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies, today announced that its Board of Directors has approve... Read More

Local IES Fresno Yosemite Section, B-K Lighting and TEKA Illumination Establish $25,000 Endowment for the Ron Naus Memorial Scholarship

July 21, 2015: 2:56pm
Local IES Fresno Yosemite Section, B-K Lighting and TEKA Illumination Establish $25,000 Endowment for the Ron Naus Memorial Scholarship Madera, CA - July 21, 2015 - B-K Lighting and TEKA Illumination partnered with Illuminating Engineering Society Fresno Yosemite to establish $25,000 endowment for the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno. The Lyles College of Eng... Read More

Roy Burton, of Dialight, R.I.P.

July 21, 2015: 2:47pm
Roy Burton, 68 of Germantown passed away July 19, 2015. He was born June 14, 1947 in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. He graduated from Imperial College London with a B.Sc., (Special Honours) in Theoretical Physics. Roy had an extensive career in the electronic industry including Phillips Electronics, ITT, and Amphenol Corporation. In 1989, Roy relocated to the United States where he held the followin... Read More

Radio Complains about Home Depot's Sale of RF Ballasts

July 20, 2015: 2:38pm
The American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for amateur radio, filed a formal complaint with the FCC, alleging that the Home Depot chain has been illegally marketing certain RF-ballast lighting devices to consumers in violation of FCC Part 18 rules.... Read More

Biggest Claim Ever from Down Under: LEDs to Reduce Energy by 95%

July 20, 2015: 6:52am
At that staggering rate of 250 lumens per watt, it will only take 3W to light a room, when it used to be done with 60 Watts of power. This represents a 95% reduction in energy required for lighting.... Read More

Bad Lighting Causes Dodgers-National Game Suspended in 6th Inning

July 20, 2015: 6:51am
During Friday's opener, the lights weren't nearly as bright as they should have been. In fact, one bank of lights at Nationals Park in Washington malfunctioned multiple times, leading to the game being suspended in the sixth inning.  ... Read More

Industry Sheriff Suspends 49 Manufacturers for 2 Months for Misrepresentation

July 17, 2015: 12:05pm
It has come to our attention that 49 manufacturers have misrepresented the nature of their products to the DLC during the application process and were able to obtain DLC qualification for products that employ screw bases. Under current requirements, the DLC specifically excludes products that employ screw bases from qualification.... Read More

Eaton Announces Recall on Resi Product

July 17, 2015: 12:00pm
In accordance with federal guidelines, Eaton has issued product recall in coordination with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to address a potential safety issue involving its WP and DLE Series Retail Fluorescent Wraps, and SL Series Retail Fluorescent Shoplights, and SL Series Retail Fluorescent Strips. ·         These products are high volume, residential fluorescent produ... Read More

Luxexcel Raises €7.5 million series B- round

July 17, 2015: 8:52am
Market leader 3D Printing of Optics Moves into Next Phase of Technology Development and Application Kruiningen, the Netherlands, July 17th – LUXEXCEL, the first company that is able to 3D print functional lenses, announced a €7.5 million series B funding. The first closure is done and the second closure will be finalized in 3 months’ time. The B-round was led by the Flemish investment comp... Read More

LEDs Magazine 2nd Annual Sapphire Awards Announces Request for Submittals

July 17, 2015: 7:54am
Get recognized by your peers at the most prestigious awards program in the lighting industry. The LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program recognizes the industry's most innovative LED-centric enabling technology products and LED-based lighting products. ... Read More

Introducing Heteroexpitaxy. Combining Two Different Materials to Create New Hyper-efficient Light-emitting Crystal

July 15, 2015: 12:50pm
The team designed a way to embed strongly luminescent nanoparticles called colloidal quantum dots (the chocolate chips) into perovskite (the oatmeal cookie). Perovskites are a family of materials that can be easily manufactured from solution, and that allow electrons to move swiftly through them with minimal loss or capture by defects.   ... Read More

Cree Launches XHP35--50% More Light than Previous Single-die LED

July 15, 2015: 9:15am
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces the new XLamp® XHP35 family of LEDs with 50 percent more light output than Cree’s previous highest-performing single-die LED, setting a new performance standard for the 3.5mm footprint. Built on Cree’s SC5 Technology™ platform, the XHP35 LED introduces Cree’s breakthrough high-voltage power die architecture, empowering ... Read More

Surprising Market Share Figures: Top 10 Luminaire Manufacturers Combined Comprise 22% of the Market

July 15, 2015: 9:07am
The luminaire market is a lot more fragmented than the lamp market. Philips is the worldwide market leader, with 6% of the market, and the top 10 manufacturers combined comprising 22% of the market. Overall though, the luminaire market looks a bit brighter than the lamp market, at least for the top players. The top five companies—Philips, Acuity, Panasonic, Zumtobel and Cooper—all held on to t... Read More