Lighting Industry News

Cree's Swoboda "“I have competitors who have gross margins at 5 percent, because they are just selling excess capacity to stay in business.”

September 02, 2015: 11:08am
Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda is a risk-taker. You have to be to innovate, he says.  “You just have to win more than you lose,” he told the crowd gathered for theTriangle Business Journal Power Breakfast at the Embassy Suites in Cary on Tuesday. "You have to recruit for it." Read the complete article at the Triangle Business Journal.... Read More

Please Welcome the DLC to the Controls Side of our Industry

September 01, 2015: 11:18am
Dear DLC Stakeholders,   DLC is pleased to issue a first draft Networked Lighting Control System Specification for stakeholder review and comment. The draft specification is attached to this email and can also be found on the DLC website. The initiation of this specification development offers an opportunity for all interested parties to submit comments for consideration for inclusion in this ... Read More

GE Promotes Rockstar Beth Comstock to Vice Chair; Will Continue to Lead GE Lighting

September 01, 2015: 7:15am
FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--General Electric (GE) Board of Directors has named Beth Comstock company vice chair leading GE Business Innovations. Comstock, 55, will be in charge of building out GE as a Service, along with her current GE Business Innovations responsibilities leading GE Lighting, GE Ventures and Licensing, corporate marketing, sales and communications. "As we advance our ... Read More

With OLED Technology, OSRAM Expected to Keep Leading Automotive Position

September 01, 2015: 6:21am
Germany-based Osram has become a main international LED automotive lighting vendor and due to its particular capability in OLED lighting and laser lighting is expected to maintain its globally leading status in automotive lighting, according to Digitimes Research.... Read More

Osram Sylvania Recalls T8 LED Tubes

August 31, 2015: 12:37pm
Osram Sylvania has recalled 55,000 T8 LED replacement tubes sold in the US and Canada due to a fire hazard.   The lamps were manufactured between December 2014 and May 2015.  Read the CPSC notice here.  We called the toll free number, which was answered by a real person on the first ring.  The representative  said the policy is to send out replacement LED tubes and have the recalled tubes ... Read More

LIGHTFAIR Nominated for Key Award; Vote Now!

August 31, 2015: 12:37pm
LIGHTFAIR International 2015 is one of five finalists in the running for Trade Show News Network's (TSNN) Best of Show Award.  Voting for this prestigious industry honor is live now.  As you'll see when you cast your ballot, the competition is intense and the stakes are high.  So please vote now...and remember to forward this mail to your colleagues!... Read More

Levy Katzir, Rest in Peace

August 31, 2015: 7:16am
Levy Katzir, former president of Motorola Lighting (MLI) and founder and CEO of Energy Saving, Inc (ESI) has passed away.   Watch the tribute here.... Read More

Philips Lighting Global CEO Eric Rondolat meets India PM Narendra Modi

August 28, 2015: 9:21am
NEW DELHI: Philips Lighting Global CEO Eric Rondolat today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed the company's interest to participate in the government's key initiatives of Make-in-India, smart cities and solar lighting.  "The agenda was to discuss Philips Lighting's commitment to India on three strategic pillars - Make-in-India, Smart Cities and Solar Lighting," Philips said in a state... Read More

Philips Adds New Wireless Dimmer to Hue

August 26, 2015: 7:07am
Fans of Philips's popular Hue programmable LED lights now have a more tactile way to control the bulbs' brightness with the announcement of the new Hue wireless dimming kit.... Read More

Vertical Farms' Exciting Movement in U.S.

August 25, 2015: 8:27am
“On average, we’re growing in 16 days what otherwise takes 30 days in a field — using 95 percent less water, about 50 percent less fertilizers, zero pesticides, herbicides and fungicides,” says David Rosenberg, chief executive and co-founder of AeroFarms. “People don’t want chemicals on their food. And we’re able to offer them a residue-free product with no pesticides.”... Read More

OLED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach at 1.3 Billion USD in 2023:

August 25, 2015: 8:11am
LED lighting has come a long way and offers a better performance than OLEDs, and that at a lower cost. OLED lighting will therefore only gain market success if it clearly defines its unique selling points and carves out initial market niches.... Read More

OLED Lighting Market is Expected to Reach at 1.3 Billion USD in 2023:

August 25, 2015: 8:11am
LED lighting has come a long way and offers a better performance than OLEDs, and that at a lower cost. OLED lighting will therefore only gain market success if it clearly defines its unique selling points and carves out initial market niches.... Read More

Hubbell To Create Single Class Of Common Stock; Increases Share Repurchase Authorization

August 24, 2015: 6:45am
SHELTON, CONNECTICUT (August 24, 2015) - Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBA, HUBB) (the "Company") today announced a plan to reclassify the Company`s common stock to eliminate its existing two-class structure. The proposed reclassification has been approved by the Company`s Board of Directors. In support of the plan to reclassify, Hubbell has entered into a definitive agreement providing for the pr... Read More

LEDcation 10 Call for Speakers

August 24, 2015: 4:46am
Welcome to LEDucation. 2016 is the show's 10th anniversary. We invite industry professionals to share their knowledge and experiences for LEDucation 10, held March 3rd and 4th, 2016. LEDucation 10 will continue to focus on industry critical topics including Controls, Code and Emerging Technologies as well as Project Construction and the beauty of Design.   Please use our online form at www.LE... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: GE Issues HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaire Discontinuation Notice – Effective January 1, 2016

August 21, 2015: 9:52am
EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. updated 12:13 p.m. CST--We've got the letter. Read it here. updated 11:40 a.m. CST--GE spokesman called to emphasize that SOME fixtures are being discontinued. EdisonReport can confirm GE has issued an internal memo announcing the discontinuation of  SOME HID, Incandescent, Fluorescent & Induction Luminaires due to falling demand for traditional ligh... Read More

The Lighting Paradox: Cheaper, Efficient LEDs Save Energy, and People Use More

August 21, 2015: 7:16am
New research at Rutgers University has shown how to slash the cost of highly efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs) and significantly reduce lighting’s energy requirements. The energy savings, however, will likely be eroded as people find new uses for the inexpensive lights.... Read More

GE Considers Move to Atlanta

August 20, 2015: 7:36am
General Electric Co. has held exploratory talks about relocating its headquarters to Atlanta from Connecticut as part of a review of possible new homes, according to people familiar with the matter. Read more.... Read More

LSI Reports 3% Increase in Sales; Declares Dividend

August 20, 2015: 7:26am
CINCINNATI, Aug. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today: reported fourth quarter net sales of $76,073,000, an increase of 3% as compared to $73,858,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year; reported fourth quarter net income of $1,643,000, or $0.07 per share, as compared to a net loss of $(796,000), or $(0.03) per share, for the same period of the prior fiscal ... Read More

DOLED to Host Webinars on the New IES Method for Evaluating Color Rendition

August 19, 2015: 5:26pm
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has just published a technical memorandum, TM-30-15, that outlines a new system for evaluating the color rendition of light sources. While the International Commission on Illumination's Color Rendering Index (CRI) enjoys widespread use, its limitations are well recognized, and the need for a viable alternative is increased by the proliferation of SSL, w... Read More

2015 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference - Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching

August 19, 2015: 3:25pm
The 34th Annual IES Street and Area Lighting Conference is the premier forum offering attendees relevant topics, great speakers and a variety of opportunities for professional development and educational credits. This is the ONLY annual industry event for professionals to openly exchange information on outdoor lighting issues. Early Bird registration discount ends September 4. Register now at w... Read More