Lighting Industry News

Matt Hartley Welcomes IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

October 04, 2015: 9:05pm
Matt Hartley, Conference Chair, Welcomes IES Street & Area Lighting Conference to Savannah, GA. Watch the welcome video here. Get more information about the conference here.... Read More

EdisonReport Grades WEEC / World Energy Engineering Congress

October 04, 2015: 3:01pm
 Editor’s Note: I attended this show as an exhibitor (Resilient/LUMA) as well as your humble editor and my report is from both perspectives. Attendees:  A+ Lighting Manufacturers mainly attend the show for leads.   The number of attendees was very manageable and the quality of attendees was superb.  If you wanted to meet with large end users, they were there:  Jones Lange LaSalle, CBRE,... Read More

IES Names Tim Licitra Executive Vice President

October 02, 2015: 2:19pm
New York, NY — The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is proud to announce and welcome Timothy (“Tim”) Licitra as Executive Vice President, effective October 19, 2015. Tim succeeds William Hanley, who retired in December 2014. Licitra will be responsible for the overall management of IES, implementing organizational strategy, leading IES staff and volunteers, managing o... Read More

LEDucation Changes Venue, Date, Due to Growth

October 02, 2015: 7:21am
Due to the overwhelming response from  exhibitors and attendees --LEDucation will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary on a NEW Date in a NEW Location.  Read more. ... Read More

Improved Lighting helps People Suffering Alzheimer's Disease

October 01, 2015: 7:14am
Some 4.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As the baby boomers age, that number is expected to rise dramatically. While science struggles to find an effect treatment, even a cure, other scientists are finding ways to help manage the disease.... Read More

Cree Wins IP Fight with Former Licensee

October 01, 2015: 7:10am
Durham-based LED giant Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) scored a small victory in its legal battle with a former licensee – Taiwanese firm Kingbright Electronic Co. The Patent Trial and Appeal Board recently dismissed a petition filed by Kingbright that claimed an LED technology at the center of the fight was “unpatentable.”... Read More

IES Hires New Executive VP

September 30, 2015: 8:08am
EdisonReport can confirm that IES has hired a new Executive Vice President to replace Bill Hanley, who retired late last year.  EdisonReport first broke the story of Mr. Hanley's retirement.   We are told that the new EVP will start on 19 October.   Look for an announcement from IES later this week.   Developing....... Read More

Kim Update

September 29, 2015: 7:31pm
EdisonReport was notified today of changes occurring at the Kim Lighting facility. We contacted Hubbell Lighting and received the following response: Hubbell Lighting’s Kim and AAL product lines remain strong and vibrant parts of our portfolio and  our long standing presence in Southern California will remain and expand.  All of our customer facing Service, Support, Product Development, Sale... Read More

Lighting Control Up 50 Percent in New Homes

September 29, 2015: 9:58am
Across the board, installed technologies play a key role in new construction, but some technologies—like lighting controls—are playing an even more important role than others these days. According to the 13th Annual State of Builder Technology Market Study from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), eight in 10 builders report they offer structured wiring (84 percent), home theater (80 ... Read More

IES 2015 Annual Conference Theme “Share the Brilliance” Embraces the International Year of Light's ideas of Educate, Inspire and Connect

September 28, 2015: 7:34am
New York, NY — The IES Annual Conference takes place at the JW Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis, November 8 – 10. The “Share the Brilliance” theme of this year's conference unfolds through a series of coordinated events: IES Illumination Award presentations, two keynote speakers, sessions, special panel discussions, and informal networking. The IES honors all the 2015 Illumination Award re... Read More

Energy Focus Closes Additional 3M Round Offering

September 28, 2015: 7:32am
SOLON, Ohio, Sept. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced that on September 16, 2015 it closed its follow-on offering of 3 million shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $17.00 per share. 1.5 million shares were sold by the Company and 1.5 million shares were sold by various investors who provided the necessary... Read More

LED = Lower Emissions Delivered

September 28, 2015: 7:29am
Premium consumer goods company Koninklijke Philips N.V PHG recently assisted The Climate Group – an award-winning, international non-profit organization that works for a low carbon future – in launching the latter’s “LED = Lower Emissions Delivered” global campaign during the prestigious annual Climate Week NYC. The movement, coming as a partnership between the two companies, is aimed ... Read More

Ex-lighting Manager Charged in $1.8M Fraud

September 25, 2015: 10:22am
They say Rae stole the money from West Chester, Pennsylvania-based QVC by submitting bogus invoices from two lighting companies he controlled between 2006 and 2013. Rae also allegedly funneled other phony invoices to QVC through two other people who are also charged and allegedly shared in the proceeds. Read more.... Read More

San Diego and GE Take Intelligent Lighting to a New Level

September 25, 2015: 9:27am
The lights are equipped with sensors and computer-vision software that can pull parking and other data for real-time analysis into Predix – GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet. “San Diego is switching on the potential of our streetlights in ways that seemed improbable just a few years ago because of GE’s Intelligent Cities technology,” said David Graham, deputy chief ... Read More

Smart Bulbs vs. Smart Switches

September 24, 2015: 6:53am
Smart home lighting has plenty of appeal, from the convenience of lights that come on automatically when you arrive home after work, to the security of lights that cycle on and off to simulate occupancy while you're away on vacation. Automating a single lamp isn't too tricky -- just swap the bulb out for a smart light with built-in Wi-Fi like the Lifx White 800, or plug your lamp into a smart plu... Read More

Philips Joins The Climate Group’s Call for All City Street Lighting to Switch to LED by 2025

September 24, 2015: 6:50am
AMSTERDAM--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, today, in partnership with The Climate Group, called on every single city and utility around the world to schedule the switch of their street lighting to LED by 2025. During the annual Climate Week NYC proceedings in New York, Philips supported the launch of The Climate Group’s new major global ca... Read More

Audi Launches Car-to-X Technology

September 24, 2015: 5:57am
Audi also discuss ways that lighting systems can benefit from Car-to-X technologies.  As the company explains, when a car enters a known construction zone the lights could be used to project the "vehicle’s width onto the roadway as precisely defined strips of light."  Audi says this would reassure drivers as they travel through narrow bottleneck areas.... Read More

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference Launches Video Ahead of Savannah Conference

September 23, 2015: 8:54am
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is pleased to announce the 34th Annual Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC). The SALC is one of the best annual conferences in our industry as it is the only conference dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies.   Click here to watch the SALC Video The Conference prov... Read More

Cree Introduces High Intensity Color LEDs for Highest Candela Performance

September 23, 2015: 7:14am
New XLamp XQ-E Offers Unrivaled Performance and Smallest Size  DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 23, 2015 — Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) introduces XLamp®XQ-E High Intensity LEDs, the industry’s first family of color LEDs optimized for optical performance. This drop-in upgrade for proven XQ-E High Density designs enables lighting manufacturers to double the candela performance with minimal redesign. The ... Read More

Lumileds Strengthens Chip Scale Package (CSP) Leadership with Expansion of LUXEON FlipChip Line

September 21, 2015: 7:11am
Lumileds continues to push the technology envelope with its family of Chip Scale Package (CSP) LEDs. LUXEON FlipChip White brings industry leading lumen density and lm/$ to illumination applications.   San Jose, CA – Lumileds extends its CSP leadership, announcing LUXEON FlipChip White. Spearheading the adoption of CSP in LEDs, Lumileds has shipped over 500 million LED emitters to date across... Read More