Lighting Industry News

Blue Light in the Bedroom

September 29, 2016: 6:32am
The sun is the major source of lighting for us during the day, while LED lighting illuminates our nights, specifically in the bedroom. Constantly basking in light, whether from light bulbs or electronic devices, can throw off our body clock, resulting in poor sleep. Blue light emission at night manipulates the production of sleep hormone melatonin, leading the brain to believe it's daylight, or t... Read More

How Much is a Rigged Spec Worth in Miami? 5 to 7 Years

September 27, 2016: 10:17am
Miami International Airport put Ivan Valdes in charge of buying light bulbs, and that’s when prosecutors say the veteran manager had a bright idea: conspire with suppliers to skim about $5 million from the purchases. Read more.... Read More

Some cities are taking another look at LED lighting after AMA warning

September 26, 2016: 6:41am
If people are sleepless in Seattle, it may not be only because they have broken hearts.  The American Medical Association issued a warning in June that high-intensity LED streetlights — such as those in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Houston and elsewhere — emit unseen blue light that can disturb sleep rhythms and possibly increase the risk of serious health conditions, including cancer a... Read More

Controls Keeps Growing. Revenue from Outdoor Expected to Reach $1.3 Billion by 2025

September 23, 2016: 9:25am
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for outdoor lighting and controls, providing an overview of market issues, technological developments, regional trends, and forecasts for luminaire and lamp unit shipments, through 2025. As outdoor lighting technologies become more efficient and less expensive, businesses and governments are investin... Read More

Philips Lighting Fined $56,000 for Retaliation

September 22, 2016: 7:37am
Lighting Company Fired Security Guard Because His Grandfather Had Sued It, Federal Agency Charged ST. LOUIS -- Philips Lighting of North America will pay $56,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. EEOC charged that Philips retaliated against a security guard at its Salina, Kan., pla... Read More

LSI Industries Closes Lighting Facility; Will Consolidates Oregon Tech Facility

September 22, 2016: 7:35am
LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: LYTS) announced that it will permanently close its LSI MidWest Lighting Inc. manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Kansas as well as consolidate its LSI Controls facility in Beaverton, Oregon into other LSI facilities.... Read More

Cree Launches XP-L2; 7% more Lumens and 15% Higher LPW

September 21, 2016: 7:25pm
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (CREE) introduces the XLamp® XP-L2 LED, delivering up to seven percent more lumens and 15 percent higher lumens-per-watt (LPW) than the industry-leading XP-L LED. Leveraging elements of Cree’s breakthrough SC5 Technology™ Platform, the high-power XP-L2 LED improves the lumen density, voltage characteristics and reliability of the XP-L LED in the pro... Read More

LA's Energy Saving Mayor Gets Caught with Lights On, 24-7

September 21, 2016: 6:33am
WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — In a city filled with energyduring the day, there’s even more wasted energy at night, from lights on all night at City Hall, late at night at DWP headquarters, all day and all night at some Los Angeles County courthouses that have been closed for years. Read more and watch the video here.... Read More

Philips Lighting Forms Smart Lighting Partnership with Huawei for IoT

September 21, 2016: 6:28am
Shanghai, China - Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, and Huawei Technologies have signed a partnership agreement to ensure the seamless interoperability of the Philips Hue connected lighting system for the home with Huawei`s OceanConnect Internet of Things (IoT) platform. Under the agreement, Huawei will become a `Friends of Hue` partner and Philips L... Read More

Orion Files Suit Against its Former CEO's Company, Energy Bank

September 20, 2016: 4:40am
EDISONREPORT FLASHBACK--29 SEP 2012:  Orion's Neal Verfuerth Out as CEO: "Our Board felt it was time for Neal, after some well-deserved time off,..." MANITOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (OESX), a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance, energy-efficient retrofit lighting platforms, filed a complaint in the United States Eastern Wisconsin District Co... Read More

WESCO International, Inc. Announces Election of Matthew J. Espe to Board of Directors

September 19, 2016: 7:33am
Editor's Note:  On 1 AUG, EdisonReport reported that WESCO was contemplating moving its lighting business from Philips to GE Lighting. Today, we report that Matthew Espe, formerly of GE Lighting, has been named to WESCO's Board of Directors.PITTSBURGH, Sept. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC) ("WESCO"), a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications ... Read More

SYLVANIA & Hubbell Sign License Agreement with Lighting Science

September 16, 2016: 6:36am
WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lighting Science® (LSCG), a global leader in next-generation LED lighting solutions, today announced the signing of new perpetual patent license agreements with Osram-Sylvania Inc. and Hubbell Lighting, a division of Hubbell Incorporated. These new license agreements cover Lighting Science’s ‘968 patent family and apply to Osram-Sylvania’s and Hub... Read More

Please Welcome Verizon to Our Industry

September 15, 2016: 2:53pm
NEW YORK – Seeking to add a leading comprehensive suite of smart city solutions enabled by its ThingSpace internet of things (IoT) platform to help communities increase economic development, drive citizen engagement and enable sustainability, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced it has signed an agreement to purchase Sensity Systems Inc., a private company based in Su... Read More

Stan Deutsch Associates Highlights the Future at SDA LIGHTING SHOWCASE 2016

September 15, 2016: 10:31am
Editor's Note:  This is one of my favorite events and we will be covering it and conducting a few interviews with key manufactures.  With a reputation as the lighting show that outshines the norm, SDA Lighting Showcase 2016 is ready to surpass even the  hugely successful SDA show of 2014. Hosted by Stan Deutsch Associates from September 19 – 21, this highly anticipated event will be the ... Read More

DOLED Issues Report on Tunable Lighting

September 15, 2016: 7:54am
The U.S. Department of Energy's GATEWAY program has released a new report on a pilot installation of tunable-white LED systems at a senior-care facility in Sacramento, CA. The installation took place at the ACC Care Center and was conducted by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), which invited GATEWAY to document the performance of the new lighting systems. Two of the primary goals ... Read More

DLC Seeks Comments on 4-pin-base LED

September 15, 2016: 6:41am
Dear DLC Members and Stakeholders:   The DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) issued a first draft of proposed technical requirements for 4-pin-base LED Replacement Lamps (that is, LED replacements for 4-pin-base CFLs) in June. Comments received from that first draft have resulted in a number of changes to which DLC requests additional stakeholder input. The initial proposal is available her... Read More

Alexa Can Finally Change Colors (Kind of)

September 15, 2016: 6:32am
Philips Hue's app-enabled, color-changing light bulbs were among the very first smart-home gadgets to sync with Alexa, Amazon's popular voice-activated, virtual assistant. Pair the two up, and you'll be able to turn lights on and off or dim them up and down using simple voice commands. The only problem? Alexa can't do color changes -- which is, you know, kind of a big part of the whole Philips H... Read More

How Rockstar Beth Comstock Is Lighting up GE

September 14, 2016: 7:55am
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Eric Ries didn’t know what to think when Beth Comstock approached him at a publication party for his book, The Lean Startup, and said she wanted to talk. She was General Electric’s  GE -0.08%  chief marketing officer back then, in 2011, and thought his ideas might work at GE. “I was super-skeptical,” Ries recalls. “I didn’t know her. If you’d told... Read More

After Failing with Philips Lighting, GO Scale Pursues a Portion of OSRAM

September 12, 2016: 8:17am
German engineering company Siemens AG is considering a sale of its remaining stake in Osram Licht AG, valued at 777 million euros ($872 million), to potential buyers including Chinese investor GSR GO Scale Capital, according to people familiar with the matter.... Read More

Ken Hawley to GREEN CREATIVE

September 12, 2016: 7:43am
SAN BRUNO, CA, September 12th, 2016, GREEN CREATIVE announces Ken Hawley as the company’s new Vice President of Sales. Ken joins GREEN CREATIVE from Venture Lighting where he worked as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing (Americas) since 2003.  Throughout Kens’ career he has  collaborated with and developed strategies for CEOs, presidents and general managers across all key lighting m... Read More