Lighting Industry News

Another One Bites the Dust

August 24, 2016: 7:10am
GE Lighting has announced its intent to close the Dover Products Plant at 200 W. Broadway St. The decision is said to be driven by changes in consumer demand and other trends within the industry.... Read More

The Verge Compares Smart Bulbs. Philips Hue Wins

August 24, 2016: 7:05am
Smart home gadgets can make your life way more convenient. The trouble is, a lot of them aren't very good — and they can become more of a headache than a convenience.  That's particularly true for smart lighting. If you know what to get, smart lighting can be surprisingly helpful and do some pretty cool things: turn off when you leave the house, turn on when you come home, make lights warmer ... Read More

Kathleen Packard, R.I.P.

August 22, 2016: 12:30pm
From:  Ardra Zinkon, IALD, MIES I wanted to pass along some news. Long-time member of the IES Progress Report, Kathleen Packard passed away this weekend at her home surrounded by friends and family. As you know, last year we shared the news at the conference that Kathleen was battling ALS. We are all deeply saddened by the loss to our committee and the lighting industry. Kathleen was a dedicated... Read More

GE Lighting to Close Bridgeville, PA Glass Plant After Nearly 100 Years

August 19, 2016: 9:05am
Changes in the lighting industry will soon bring an end to the General Electric Lighting Glass Plant in Bridgeville, which has been a fixture there for nearly 100 years.  GE Lighting this month notified employees of its intent to close the plant, which employs 60 people.... Read More

Opple Soars 44% on Shanghai Exchange

August 19, 2016: 9:04am
Opple – which means “European standard” in Chinese — issued 58 million new shares at 14.94 yuan each this month, raising 866.5 million yuan, or $131.3 million. Some $54.5 million will be budgeted for environmentally friendly lighting projects, $48.6 million for marketing and $19.7 million for research.... Read More

LSI Posts 4Q Profit

August 18, 2016: 6:45am
Reported FY 2016 net sales of $322,196,000, an increase of 5% as compared to $307,857,000 in the prior fiscal year;  reported FY 2016 net income of $9,482,000, or $0.37 per share, an increase of 84% as compared to net income of $5,151,000, or $0.21 per share, for the prior fiscal year; reported fourth quarter FY 2016 net sales of $80,844,000 an increase of 6% as compared to  $76,073,000 in t... Read More

Intertek Offers Luminaire Manufactures Time and Cost Saving Listing with 'Class P' Program

August 16, 2016: 6:39am
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to a range of industries worldwide, announces the expansion of the Lighting General Coverage Program to include a larger scope of LED products. The expansion gives manufacturers of lighting projects for the hospitality industry a product certification alternative for LED luminaires, resulting in a quicker, more efficien... Read More

Lighting Science Group10Q: $8M Loss on $12M in Revenue

August 16, 2016: 6:30am
Over the past few years, we have focused on expanding and optimizing our global supply chain to meet forecasted demand for our products while addressing the inefficiencies that have compressed our gross profit and overall financial performance in prior periods, such as costs incurred to expedite the production or delivery of component parts. We have adapted our supply chain and logistics processes... Read More

GE Considers Closing 70-year old Matoon, IL Facility

August 15, 2016: 7:55am
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) – General Electric Lighting has announced plans to close its lamp plant in Mattoon next year, unless its workers come up with an acceptable alternative for the facility.... Read More

GE Lighting to Close Two Kentucky Plants

August 12, 2016: 7:50am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) GE Lighting announced Thursday that it plans to close its Lexington Lamp Plant and Somerset Glass Plant by August 2017. The Lexington plant, located at 1801 Edison Drive, in the Picadome neighborhood, makes traditional, non-LED lighting products. It employs 139 people, most of which are bulk manufacturing jobs.  The Somerset plant makes halogen lamps and employs 71 peopl... Read More

Energy Focus Reports Loss

August 12, 2016: 6:42am
SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Second Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights: Net sales of $7.1 million consisting of $3.3 million in commercial sales, which reflected a reduction of $814 thousand for product returns and related credits, and... Read More

Hubbell Lighting Named 3rd Best Place to work in South Carolina

August 12, 2016: 4:39am
Greenville, SC – Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, announced today that it has been selected number three on the list of Best Places to Work in South Carolina 2016 in the Large Employer Category and the highest ranking company in the Upstate. This marks the third time that Hubbell Lighting has been named to the list. In 2008, Hubbell Lighting secured the number one ranki... Read More

DLC Plans to issue RFP for Applications Work Presently Under Contract by D+R International

August 11, 2016: 11:50am
EXCLUSIVE:  Must credit EdisonReport:  DLC to issue RFP for applications work presently under contract by D+R International; Launching enforcement program; Spinoff to occur 1 JAN 2017 I flew to Denver for the DLC Conference in Denver last week.  About 250 people attended consisting primarily of utilities and luminaire manufacturers.  My primary mission was to learn more about the DLC spinoff... Read More

TCP Announces Resignation of K.R. “Kaj” den Daas as CEO

August 10, 2016: 3:10pm
AURORA, Ohio – August 10, 2016 – TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of energy efficient lighting technologies, today announced that Chief Executive Officer K.R. “Kaj” den Daas has resigned for personal reasons, effective October 3, 2016. The Board of Directors named Brian Catlett, currently Chief Financial Officer, as interim CEO an... Read More

Kaj den Daas Resigns from TCP

August 10, 2016: 3:06pm
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Navigant: Residential Lighting Controls to Grow 4%

August 10, 2016: 9:09am
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report from Navigant Research examines the global market for residential energy efficient lighting and lighting controls, with a focus on light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and luminaires, providing forecasts for unit shipments and revenue, segmented by region, lamp type, product type, and building type, through 2025. “But, as these controls continue to be ... Read More

Echelon Announces 2Q Results

August 10, 2016: 8:54am
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Echelon Corporation (ELON) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016. “Total revenues exceeded our expectations in the second quarter, lighting revenues increased sequentially and we saw solid improvement to our bottom line,” said Ron Sege, Chairman and CEO of Echelon. “Industry reports and our own customer activity bo... Read More

LG Display Expects 50%+ OLED Market Share by 2020

August 09, 2016: 7:38am
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) lighting panels are becoming increasingly popular for a good number of technical reasons, and according to the “2016 OLED Lighting Annual Report” recently published by UBI Research, the global OLED lighting panel market should continue to grow year-on-year and become a business worth US$1.6 billion by the end of 2020. And with demand for OLED lighting panels... Read More

ELB Electronics Introduces First Guaranteed 100% Ballast Compatible LED Direct Replacement Lamp

August 08, 2016: 4:17pm
No ballast power up issues; no dim or flickering LEDs  ARCADIA, Calif. ─ ELB Electronics, a global manufacturer of LED lighting products, has introduced an LED 4’ direct replacement lamp, which is guaranteed 100% compatible with ALL fluorescent ballast brands and models.  That’s right…. The new ELB design, patent pending, eliminates ballast compatibility issues often experienced with d... Read More

LRC: Are “Plug and Play” Control-integrated Luminaires Ready for Prime Time?

August 08, 2016: 2:22pm
In a large open office on the fourth floor of the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, lighting scientist Leora Radetsky lifts the blinds and lets in the sunlight. The overhead LED luminaires dim in response, fluidly, maintaining consistent light levels on the desk spaces. She lowers the blinds and the luminaires instantaneously increase light levels in response. ... Read More