Lighting Industry News


April 24, 2015: 9:11am
It is no secret that LIGHTFAIR is your humble editor's favorite time of year.  We get to see the latest products on the market (and some that will never make it to the market) as well as visit old friends and make new ones. In addition, we have the opportunity to personally thank our sources for sending us the information that makes the EdisonReport successful. All indications tell us that this ... Read More

24 APR is Last Day for LIGHTFAIR Early Rates

April 23, 2015: 12:08pm
Review the Conference program online or the Schedule-at-a-Glance.  Classes start at $75 = same price as Exhibit HallAll Institute & Conference courses include FREE entrance to Exhibit Hall (TUE-THU)*     Register online - LFI 2015 Pricing - Early Bird Savings End April 24... Read More

LSI Reports Increase in 3Q Income; LED Represents 57% of Total Lighting Sales

April 23, 2015: 6:17am
   CINCINNATI, April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today: reported third quarter net sales of $68,603,000, a decrease of less than (1)% as compared to $68,996,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year; reported third quarter net income of $393,000, or $0.02 per share, as compared to a net loss of $(1,009,000), or $(0.04) per share, for the same period of t... Read More

Hubbell Reports 7% Increase in Sales

April 23, 2015: 6:10am
SHELTON, CT. (April 23, 2015) - Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) today reported operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Net sales in the first quarter of 2015 were $809.7 million, an increase of 7% compared to the $759.5 million reported in the first quarter of 2014. Operating income in the quarter was $105.0 million and flat compared to the same period in 2014. Ex... Read More

DLC Stakeholders Meeting. Booth Spaces Running Out

April 22, 2015: 1:35pm
Booth spaces are running out! Become a sponsor now to secure your spot and to increase your company's visibility and outreach at the 2015 DLC Stakeholder Meeting. Showcase your business to key DLC stakeholders, including utility program managers, lighting specifiers and lighting designers! Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels - "Build your own" or become a platinum, gold, silver,... Read More

OSRAM Splits Business

April 22, 2015: 8:48am
In a move that seems to echo the strategy of lighting giant Philips, Osram announced last night that it intends to transfer the general lighting lamps business into an independent legal structure.  Read more at Read More

Delta Upgrades Entire Fleet

April 22, 2015: 8:39am
French company Madelec Aero surprised the industry with its T800 LED lighting series of products intended for the airline industry. T800 LED is backwards, plug-in compatible with existing CCFL products, with one major difference – it is expected to last for five years, compared to standard six-month operating cycle for a fluorescent tube. Their plug-in product now carries an $8 million contract ... Read More

Cree Misses Forecast

April 22, 2015: 7:57am
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of $409.5 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, ended March 29, 2015. This represents a 1% increase compared to revenue of $405.3 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income for the third quarter was $0.7 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, a dec... Read More

The Two "Must Have" Apps for LIGHTFAIR

April 22, 2015: 6:39am
If you have not downloaded the LIGHTFAIR App you should consider doing it now as you want to create a login and be famaliar with how the app works prior to the show.     The app allows you to add items to an agenda and receive messages.   But the best feature for your humble editor is the ability to find exhibitors on a map.  It is extremely fast and easy to use.   Download the app here. Whe... Read More

Countdown: 14 Days to LIGHTFAIR

April 21, 2015: 12:25pm
Everything we hear and see indicates that this will be the biggest and best LIGHTFAIR ever.   First-ever LFI Controls & Connectivity Forum New speakers & relevant topics with 78 courses to choose from More than 500 exhibitors showcasing their newest products and technologies Short 60-Minute Sessions Shorter 30-Minute Power Lunches For details and registration, click here.... Read More

Target Leads the way in Lighting-based in-store Navigation Systems

April 20, 2015: 8:47am
In the beginning, there was coffee: Things keep getting better for this young shopper on her sojourn through Target. Lighting-based technology plays a big role in greeting her with free coffee and then guiding her through the aisles and delivering product information to her phone.... Read More

GE Records Loss

April 20, 2015: 6:46am
Costs and charges associated with the sale totaling $14.1 billion pushed the company to an overall loss of $13.57 billion in the quarter, down from a profit of $3 billion during last year's first quarter. On a per-share basis, the company lost $1.35.... Read More

Acuity Brands Announces Acquisition of ByteLight

April 16, 2015: 11:29pm
Editor's Note:  We first learned of ByteLight in a GE Lighting Display last year at LIGHTFAIR. ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced it has acquired for cash certain assets, including the patent portfolio and all other intellectual property rights, of ByteLight, Inc., a provider of indoor location software for LED lighting. The combination of ByteLight’s tec... Read More

Introducing the First Humancentric Lighting Society Conference

April 16, 2015: 10:38pm
From Stan Walerczyk: Human Centric Lighting Society's First Annual Conference in the Seattle area on June 11, 2015. There will be several renowned speakers and other activities, including visiting the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field to see the tunable (dimming and CCT changing) LED lights in the home team locker room and  the new LED stadium lights,... Read More

Ellis Yan Decides Not to Renew Employment Agreement as CEO of TCP

April 16, 2015: 4:41am
AURORA, Ohio, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TCP International Holdings Ltd. (TCPI) ("TCP" or "the Company") today announced that Ellis Yan has decided not to renew his employment agreement as Chief Executive Officer as of the expiration of his contract on June 30, 2015.  To help ensure a smooth transition, Mr. Yan will continue to serve as Chairman of the TCP Board of Directors and has agreed to... Read More

Maine Utilities Flooded with Rebate Requests as Confusion Grows

April 15, 2015: 8:17am
At issue is a March 17 ruling at the Maine Public Utilities Commission regarding the language of a landmark energy law passed in 2013. The omission of the word “and” in the law had the effect of cutting $38 million for Efficiency Maine’s budget, the PUC ruled. Since then, Democrats and Republicans have been at odds over how to fix the error, a battle that has generated extended news coverage... Read More

Corning Announces Deal with OLEDworks

April 15, 2015: 7:24am
Agreement enables increased efficiency and conformable OLED lighting solutions  CORNING, N.Y., April 13, 2015 – Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) today announced a collaborative agreement with OLEDWorks to develop unique, flexible, and conformable OLED lighting solutions using Corning® Willow® Glass as an integrated substrate. These lighting panels will be used in architectural lighting... Read More

New York Times Article on Joel Spira

April 15, 2015: 7:16am
Mr. Spira’s idea was to replace a rheostat, which controlled the current flow in an industrial dimmer by absorbing electrical energy on its way to a light source, with a thyristor, a type of transistor that interrupted the flow of power to the light.... Read More

Seattle Mariners are First LED Team in Major League Baseball

April 14, 2015: 6:24am
No, it’s not your eyes, and don’t adjust those television settings.  And fans both attending and tuning into this week’s season-opening series against the Los Angeles Angels will notice an immediate difference. The colors, first of all, the yellows and reds, will pop.... Read More

Ron McCarthy, Founding Partner of Juno Lighting, R.I.P.

April 14, 2015: 6:23am
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS - Ronald Lloyd McCarthy was born on October 28, 1937 in Coloma, Michigan to John and Carol (nee Evens) McCarthy. He passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 in Arlington Heights. In 1961, Ron began work as a Manufacturer's Sales Representative and Regional Sales Manager for Halo Lighting, Inc. in Detroit, Michigan. In 1967, Ron and Barb moved to Arlington Heights, Illinois, and fro... Read More