Lighting Industry News

Hubbell Appoints Kevin A. Poyck, Group President, Hubbell Lighting

May 06, 2015: 7:49am
Mr. Poyck will serve as Group President, Hubbell Lighting, based in Greenville, S.C. Mr. Poyck has multi-functional industry experience in product development, engineering, operations and brand management with organizations that include Maytag and Cooper Industries. He joined Hubbell Lighting in 2005 as Vice President, Engineering, and established the Engineering Shared Services organization. He c... Read More


May 06, 2015: 5:27am
Our sources indicate that LIGHTFAIR will break their attendance records. Those will be hard numbers and easily quantifiable. But there are many other factors that determine whether a show is successful and everything we hear indicates this is a very successful show.   The energy on the exhibit hall is positive and we heard of no major setup issues,  The layout and flow of the show is well manage... Read More

LFI Awards: OSRAM Omnipoint wins 'Most Innovative'

May 05, 2015: 10:07am
At the LFI Illumination Awards this morning, OSRAM's  OmniPoint™ won the most Innovative Product of the show. It is a remotely controlled array-based luminaire with extremely flexible and reconfigurable light output via a wireless tablet.  Read the entire list of awards here.... Read More

LIGHTFAIR Interviews

May 05, 2015: 4:12am
Every year at LIGHTFAIR your humble editor sits down and interviews key industry leaders on-camera. Sabu Krishnan, COO & President, Venture Lighting/ADLT Steve Brown, CEO of Bill Brown Sales & ALP Glenn Garbowicz, General Manager & Vice President, Hubbell Components Paul Tarricone, Editor & Publisher, LD+A, ... Read More

GE Edison Awards

May 04, 2015: 10:06pm
Your humble editor managed to score an invite to the 32nd Annual GE Edison Awards.  This year the event was located at the Museum of Natural History at Central Park, which was an incredible location. GE does a great job on always choosing an exciting venue.  Mary Beth Gotti and Shelli Sedlak were the chairpersons and Jerry Duffy gave the welcome.  Attending the Edison Awards was a who's who of ... Read More

Top 10 “Must See” Products

May 04, 2015: 4:01am
Download the PDF EdisonReport has sources in all Tier 1 companies, most Tier 2 and some Tier 3. As a result we are privy to a lot of information, which makes some people nervous.   Our anonymous judges have considered 84 different  products for our Top 10 “Must See” list.  This year, as in the past, we only considered companies which exhibit at LIGHTFAIR.  What makes the “Must See” ... Read More

EdisonReport's Panel Discussion is Full with Waiting List

May 02, 2015: 3:23pm
On 6 APR, EdisonReport published that we would host our first-ever panel discussion in New York.   The subject, is the role of the DLC in our industry.  Originally, we capped the attendance at 35, but we were full within one hour of the announcement. Later that day we expanded to 50 and again were full. On 7 APR, we raised the limit to 70 and filled the remaining slots that same day.   We humb... Read More

Introducing the Certified Lighting Designer (CLD)

May 02, 2015: 1:40pm
The world's first, evidence-based certification in architectural lighting design is now accepting applications.  The IALD Created the certification after identifying the need for an internationally recognized benchmark for performance. We hope to learn more about this certficiation at LIGHTFAIR. Read the details here.... Read More

Lunera Lighting Files Suit Re: Plug-and-Play LED Lamp Technology

April 30, 2015: 7:23pm
Santa Clara, Calif. - April 30, 2015 – Lunera® Lighting, Inc. announced today that the company has filed suit in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) against EiKO Global, LLC, Keystone Technologies, Inc., Maxlite, Inc., Premium Quality Lighting, Inc., Revolution Lighting Technologies, Inc. SATCO Products, Inc. and Topaz Lighting Corporation who are currently selling “knock off” versions... Read More

Kaj den Daas to TCP?

April 30, 2015: 2:56pm
EdisonReport has learned that Kaj den Daas, Former Chairman, CEO and COO of Philips Lighting North America, may be in discussions to join TCP.  We do not know in what capacity.    Developing...... Read More

Cree's New TrueWhite Targets CMH at 140 LPW and 90 CRI

April 30, 2015: 8:35am
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Furthering its commitment to driving better light experiences, Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces a breakthrough achievement in LED performance with Cree® TrueWhite® LEDs, enabling no-compromise LED lighting in previously untapped lighting applications such as high performance retail spots. Delivering greater than 90 CRI light at more than 140 lumens per watt effi... Read More

Eaton's Q1 Earnings Surpass Estimates, Revenues Miss

April 30, 2015: 8:34am
Eaton Corporation plc’s ETN first-quarter 2015 operating earnings per share of $1.01 beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.1%. Earnings were in line with the year-ago quarter and came in within the guidance range of 95 cents to $1.05 per share.... Read More Comments on What The New OSRAM Will Look Like

April 29, 2015: 6:11pm
The Osram Management Team have released more information about how they are going to re-structure the company and what they expect that will deliver. At yesterday’s meeting, the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG gave the green light for a mandate to examine the carve-out of the general lighting lamps business. As an independent entity, the business could operate more freely in the market and r... Read More


April 28, 2015: 9:07am
Edisonreport will be tweeting from LIGHTFAIR next week.  All of our tweets will have the official LIGHTFAIR hashtag:  #LFI2015.  In addition, we will updating Facebook live from the show. LIGHTFAIR has a no picture policy which we respect, so we will always ask permission before photographing products to share with the social media world.  ... Read More

GE LightGrid Wins Edison Award; Not to be Confused with GE's Own Edison Awards, or EdisonReport's Awards

April 28, 2015: 8:24am
Different than GE’s own Edison Awards, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world since being founded in 1987. The Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Edison, and are among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, ma... Read More

Jury Rules Against Nichia in '925' and '960' Patent Suit

April 28, 2015: 8:19am
The judge’s final verdict will probably be based on Michigan Federal jury findings that two Nichia patents were invalid in the case against Everlight, said former Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) researcher Jerry Yu.... Read More

Philips Profit Drops 27%

April 28, 2015: 7:18am
PARIS (AP) -- Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, said Tuesday higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales to reduce first-quarter net profit by 27 percent to 100 million euros ($109 million).... Read More

National Lighting Bureau Launches 36th High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program

April 27, 2015: 11:37am
Silver Spring, MD—The 36th annual High-Benefit Lighting Awards Program is now underway. Sponsored by the National Lighting Bureau, the unique program is open to owners, architects, engineers, interior designers, facility and property managers, contractors, manufacturer’s representatives, utility employees, users, and virtually anyone else associated with a new or upgraded illumination system t... Read More

Philips Lets You Control your Hue Lights from Apple Watch

April 27, 2015: 7:24am
Yesterday was the big day for Apple Watch, and also a big day for companies looking to capitalize on the hype and sales. We've seen Amazon jump on board, along with many others. Now the top lighting manufacturer in the world is getting into the game also, as Philips announces that it will be offering customers the chance to control their Hue lights right from their wrists.... Read More

Brodrick in LD+A: Is Your Design Already out of Date?

April 27, 2015: 7:16am
Last year, the Burden Museum in Troy, NY, switched over to all-LED light- ing with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Gateway demonstration program. By the time the conversion was implemented, 14 months had elapsed since specification, so a number of changes had to be made.  ... Read More