Lighting Industry News

Cree Launches $25 MR 16 Replacement Bulb

August 29, 2014: 8:15am
DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces the MR16 Series LED lamp with TrueWhite®Technology, that delivers the soft, diffused light of a traditional 50-watt halogen MR16 lamp, and is designed for global compatibility with virtually all existing sockets. With a suggested retail price of USD 25, Cree MR16 TrueWhite LED lamps consume up to 83 percent less energy and are de... Read More

Lighting Ballasts Asks Supreme Court to put Universal Lighting Technologies Case on Hold

August 28, 2014: 9:53am
Lighting Ballast Control LLC on Tuesday repeated its call for the U.S. Supreme Court to put its patent dispute with Universal Lighting Technologies Inc. on hold while the justices hear another case on whether district court claim construction rulings are entitled to deference on appeal.... Read More

Please Welcome the Korean Government to our Industry

August 28, 2014: 9:46am
The government of Korea has announced a new 5 year initiative to support companies in commercialising OLED lighting products.... Read More

NYC to Install 165 Light Towers in Public Housing Areas

August 28, 2014: 9:43am
Intent is to crack down on crime.... Read More

LumenPulse Triples Headcount

August 28, 2014: 9:38am
LED lighting firm Lumenpulse Inc. expects to grow its Boston headcount to 75 within five years, up from 25 currently, and plans to move to a larger space in the city within a year, according to the company's CTO.... Read More

IKEA Invests in LED Company

August 28, 2014: 9:33am
The tiles are thin, flexible and low cost and can be seamlessly joined together to offer design flexibility.  The investment will support the delivery of the IKEA Group Sustainability Strategy, People & Planet Positive, which includes goals to enable customers to save energy and live more sustainably at home.... Read More

Cree Recalls Highbay

August 27, 2014: 1:16pm
Recall Summary Name of product: LED High-Bay Luminaires Hazard: The glass lens on the fixture can break, posing a laceration hazard. Consumer Contact: Cree Technical Support toll-free at (800) 425-4653 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or or online at and click on “Support” and then “CXB Series Recall” for more information.... Read More

Solar Powered Startup Provides Protection Against Lion Attacks

August 27, 2014: 7:33am
How do you stop a lion from attacking your farm animals? If this isn’t a problem you encounter often, then you probably weren’t aware that bright lights help keep the predatory animals away at night.... Read More

Cree in Deal with Taiwan's Lextar; Will Invest $83M

August 27, 2014: 7:25am
Cree proposed US$83 million investment to Lextar, becoming Lextar's strategic customer in lighting marketHSINCHU, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lextar Electronics Corp. (TAIEX: 3698, "Lextar" or the "Company), a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lext... Read More

ZigBee Certified Products Surpass 1,000

August 27, 2014: 7:23am
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that there are now more than 1,000 ZigBee Certified products available to the market, demonstrating the rising demand for the Internet of Things.Logo - Read More

Newark Airport Installs 171 'Smart' Lights

August 26, 2014: 8:29am
The airport won't discuss the system's full capabilities, but we know it can monitor licence plates of cars entering the departure area or the parking lots.... Read More

Tide Turns. NVC Distributors Now Support Wang over Wu

August 25, 2014: 6:44am
The difference for Wu is that during the first two rounds of internal struggles, the firm's distributors sided with him. But this time, most distributors have vowed to support Wang.  On August 12, Wang rallied support from 19 dealers, who together control 80 percent of NVC's sales channels.... Read More

Blinking Doors?

August 22, 2014: 8:49am
Haas, who runs a design service from his base in Tiburon, Calif., is pouring a lot of attention into what he calls the Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology system.... Read More

LSI Reports 4Q Loss on Increase in Sales

August 22, 2014: 8:32am
CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today: reported fourth quarter net sales of $73,858,000, an increase of 7% as compared to $68,837,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year; reported a fourth quarter net loss of $(796,000) or $(0.03) per share as compared to net income of $812,000 or $0.03 per share for the same period of the prior fiscal year; ... Read More

NVC Update: Board 'Urges' Wu to Quit. Wu Says No

August 22, 2014: 8:24am
Chinese lighting manufacturer NVC Lighting Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it was taking emergency measures following its CEO's refusal to step down after its board of directors adopted a resolution urging him to quit.... Read More

DOLED Publishes Revised Report on Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers

August 19, 2014: 10:13am
The U.S. Department of Energy has revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, to include updated information about the installation of LED lighting and controls at the Burden Museum in Troy, NY, a GATEWAY project that was still in construction when the original report was published. Because of project delays, the lighting d... Read More

Minneapolis Residents Complain about Target Field's Light Pollution

August 19, 2014: 8:23am
Some downtown Minneapolis residents are complaining about bright lights turned on at Target Field after Twins baseball games to help crews clean up garbage in the stands after fans leave the stadium.... Read More

OSRAM SYLVANIA to Relocate Danvers HQ

August 19, 2014: 7:53am
Danvers, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced the plan to relocate its Danvers based headquarters from 100 Endicott Street in Danvers,  MA to 200 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington, MA.  The new location will be within the technology corridor and will present enormous opportunity for the lighting leader to design the positive changes required to support the need... Read More

Echelon Acquires Lumenwave

August 19, 2014: 7:26am
AN JOSE, Calif., Aug 19, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Echelon Corporation ELON, +4.88% open-interoperable control networking pioneer for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced that it has acquired Lumewave Inc., a wireless outdoor lighting control system provider with a strong track record selling its solution to U.S. municipalities, universities, medical facilities and enterprises. Echelo... Read More