Lighting Industry News

Philips Lighting Fined $2.0M from CSPC for 2011 Complaint

November 24, 2015: 1:40pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Philips Lighting North America Corp., of Somerset, N.J., has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to the government. The penalty settles charges that the company knowingly failed to report to CPSC, as required by federal law, information about a defect and an unreasonable risk of serious injury with ... Read More

2021 Global Luminaire Market Predicted to be $215B

November 24, 2015: 5:59am
Albany, NY, Nov. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Lighting Fixtures Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2021" the lighting fixtures market was valued at US$136.30 bn in 2014; and is expected to reach US$215.29 bn in 2021, at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2015 to 2021.  Read more here. ... Read More

GE to Add Gunfire Sensing Technology to Cobraheads

November 24, 2015: 5:58am
General Electric Co. is working with the developer of the ShotSpotter technology that can be used to quickly pinpoint gunshot violence — including potential terrorism — in cities. The technology, which uses tiny microphones to pinpoint gunshots using triangulation, was once used by the Troy Police Department, until the city, which had deployed 22 of the ShotSpotter sensors, stopped using the... Read More

Echelon Announces Approval for its 1-for-10 Reverse Stock Split

November 20, 2015: 7:47am
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--   Echelon Corporation (ELON) today announced that, at a special meeting of stockholders held on November 17, 2015, its stockholders voted to approve a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock, together with a corresponding reduction in the total number of shares of authorized stock. Upon the effectiveness ... Read More

Orion's Losses Continue

November 19, 2015: 6:48am
Orion Energy Systems announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015. Financial Highlights: Quarterly net sales of $15.7 million as compared to the prior quarter of $16.5M Quarterly operating loss shrank to $3.56M from $3.60M in the prior quarter Read the report here.... Read More

Acuity Brands Brings ByteLight to Popular Lines

November 18, 2015: 7:09am
ATLANTA - November 17, 2015 - Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) today announced newly enhanced LED luminaires for retail applications that incorporate ByteLight(TM) technology to create an ultra-precise indoor positioning and wayfinding system. ByteLight technology from Acuity Brands provides Platform-as-a-Service capability - using luminaire-embedded Visible Light Communication and Bluetooth® low en... Read More

R.I.P., NataLight – Lighting Technician Nathalie Jardin is Dead in French Terror Attack

November 17, 2015: 7:27am
It appears as though the Le Bataclan house lighting tech, Nathalie Jardin, has died from her injuries from the coward ISIS attack on Paris this last Friday.  Read more at JimonLight.... Read More

India Now Produces 30M LED per Month

November 17, 2015: 7:21am
The initiative—called the National Programme for LED-based Home and Street Lighting—sought to increase India’s usage of LED (light emitting diode) lamps across homes and cities. The goal was to replace conventional lamps, which typically use more power. Read more. ... Read More

LIGHTFAIR to Feature 140 Speakers; One-day IoT Forum and Spanish Translation for 8 Seminars

November 16, 2015: 10:08am
ATLANTA, November 16, 2015—Stellar industry experts shine light on the future of lighting and design as LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®)  2016 presents the largest Conference offering in its 27-year history.  The Conference’s lineup of more than 140 speakers will share the latest knowledge with industry professionals from across the globe in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center Apri... Read More

Using Light to Show Solidarity with France

November 16, 2015: 9:44am
Given the terrible tragedy in France on Friday, many communities are showing their respect and condolences through Lighting. The best is Youtube video collage (although the music is a bit weird)     Other key landmarks are: One World Trade Center San Francisco City Hall UAE Las Vegas Eiffel Tower Washington Capitals Hockey Team Christ Statue, Brazil  ... Read More

Philips Hue Inventor Concerned about Rivals 'Crap'

November 16, 2015: 9:41am
George Yianni, the inventor of Hue and current head of Technology and Connected Lighting at Philips, isn't worried by the threat though. Speaking to Wareable at WebSummit 2015 in Dublin, he told us that he is more concerned with the negative impact of potentially inferior products on how people see the category of connected bulbs.... Read More

Philips to Install 'Smart Poles' in LA

November 13, 2015: 7:25am
NEW YORK: The city of Los Angeles will soon become the first city in the world to deploy 100 Philips SmartPoles. The new SmartPoles connect LED street lighting with fully integrated 4G LTE wireless telecommunications technology developed by Ericsson. The upgrade will enable wireless connectivity for street lighting as well as improve data broadband coverage in dense urban areas.... Read More

An Interview with Dennis Wells, CEO of LSI Industries

November 12, 2015: 1:07pm
Your humble editor sat down last week with Dennis Wells for a very candid conversation.  Dennis talks about the stock price, which has doubled in his tenure, as well as new people, new products and the LSI Business System. In addition, he shares comments on the Acuity Brands proposed acquisition of Juno Lighting.  Watch the interview here.... Read More

Osram Shares Drop as Outlook Dims

November 12, 2015: 7:00am
Osram Licht AG shares fell the most since a spinoff from Siemens AG more than two years ago after analysts said the lighting company’s outlook for 2016 was worse than they expected.... Read More

Lighting Science Group Executive Team to Leave Florida for Rhode Island

November 10, 2015: 8:29am
PROVIDENCE – A Florida company is moving its executive team of 10 employees to Rhode Island. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, along with Edward Bednarcik, CEO of Lighting Science Group Corp., will hold a press conference Monday about the company’s plan to move to West Warwick.   Read more.... Read More

Design Lights Cartel—“It’s like Printing Money”

November 09, 2015: 2:07pm
The IES Progress Report put on their annual presentation at the IES Annual Conference in Indianapolis.  The report typically interjects humor to break up the excitement of the new products. Their goal is to report on the progress of the art and science of lighting.  Past IES President, Fred Oberkircher said it was the best progress report he has seen. The committee featured 116 items and for th... Read More

Forest Lighting Parent Company to Bid for Lamp Business of Osram Sylvania

November 09, 2015: 6:28am
Updated: 9 NOV 2015, 5:08 p.m. EST.Our source clarified that MLS is making a bid only for the Lamp Business and not Osram Licht AG. EdisonReport has learned that Forest Lighting parent company, MLS intends to make a play for the lamp business of Osram Licht AG, which includes US Based Osram Sylvania.    MLS annual revenue is approximately $2 billion, and is traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchang... Read More

Chinese Financial Institutions Value OSRAM's Lighting Business at $775M

November 09, 2015: 6:14am
Financial institutes in China estimated the total value for Osram’s Classical Lamps and Ballast (CLB) and its LED Lighting Solution (LLS) business varied widely, with the estimated mean for the two business combined at EUR 720 million (US $775.4 million), according to LEDinside’s sources.  “It is unlikely Osram will be selling the two business units separately, since the two lighting busin... Read More

Artificial Light + Human Odors + Evolution = Trouble

November 09, 2015: 5:21am
Mosquitoes are not just attracted to light. They also seek out human skin due to the CO2 released by our bodies when we breathe, and are attracted to chemicals released by skin bacteria.... Read More

SEMILEDS Receives Notice of Delisting

November 06, 2015: 6:44am
On November 2, 2015, SemiLEDs Corporation (the "Company") received approval from the Listing Qualifications Department of The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq") to transfer the listing of the Company's common stock from the Nasdaq Global Select Market to the Nasdaq Capital Market.   Read more.... Read More