Lighting Industry News

New Technology to "Almost Replicate the Sun."

June 23, 2017: 5:51am
 Details on Monday.   Developing....... Read More

EU Fines Hella and Automotive Lighting $30M for Collusion

June 21, 2017: 7:04am
The European Union said on Wednesday it had fined car lighting system producers Automotive Lighting and Hella 27 million euros ($30.1 million) for operating a cartel with Valeo, which escaped a fine. "The Commission has sanctioned another cartel in the automotive sector. Three lighting producers harmed car and commercial vehicle manufacturers by colluding instead of competing against each other,"... Read More

Richard Kelly Grant Proposals Due 30 JUN

June 19, 2017: 6:25am
ABOUT THE GRANT The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. Originally conceived as a scholarship program and later opened to young persons working in lighting in North America, the Grant is administered by the New York Section under the auspices of the IES.PURPOSETo recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the u... Read More

Ten Lighting Projects and Their Lighting Designers Are Honored with Prestigious Lumen Awards

June 18, 2017: 2:44pm
New York, NY  – The New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) announces the recipients of the 2017 Lumen Awards at the 49th annual Lumen Gala held on June 15, 2017 at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers. A signature program of the IESNYC, the Lumen Awards and Gala, showcase and celebrate excellence in lighting design. Close to 900 members of the lighting community an... Read More

Lux Magazine: 20 Crimes Against Lighting

June 18, 2017: 2:35pm
Lux Magazine came up with 20 horrific lighting abuses from around the world.... Read More

The Pompeo Group Enters Mergers & Acquisitions

June 16, 2017: 9:18am
The Pompeo Group, Inc. is proud to announce our strategic alliance with TOUNGE Associates, a leading Merger and Acquisition firm.  Their expertise in the M&A field can assist you in finding the buyer, seller, or investment partner that is right for you.  TOUNGE Associates has a tremendous depth of experience developed through more than 25 years of closed transactions and, as a founding m... Read More

Introducing the IoT Ready Alliance

June 15, 2017: 7:20am
At LIGHTFAIR this past May, a group of lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies and industry groups established the IoT-Ready Alliance, dedicated to making installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy now and in the future. The Alliance is setting industry standards that will enable LED light fixtures to be “IoT-Ready,” facilitating a quick and ... Read More

LIGHTFAIR 2017 Set All-New Records at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

June 15, 2017: 7:04am
Editor's Note.  Your humble editor will be in Chicago next week conducting a 2018 LIGHTFAIR pre-show Report. ATLANTA, June 14, 2017— LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) set all-new records at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7-11 with the largest trade show floor and largest Philadelphia registration highlighting its 2017 performance. The trade show encompassed 277,600 net square feet... Read More

With Strong Balance Sheet and $463M in Cash, Zacks Rates Acuity Brands a 'Hold'

June 14, 2017: 4:41am
Acuity Brands is the leader in the North American nonresidential lighting fixture market, courtesy of its Lithonia brand. The company is focused on capitalizing on opportunities by continually expanding and leveraging on its industry-leading lighting and building management solutions. Also, the company’s extensive market presence and financial strength are major positives. Cash and cash equivale... Read More

LSI Names New EVP, CFO

June 14, 2017: 4:39am
LSI is making changes to its financial team. James Galeese has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer at LSI Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: LYTS). Galeese succeeds Ronald Stowell, who has been named chief financial officer emeritus and treasurer and will remain part of LSI’s financial leadership team. Vice president and controller Jeffery Bastian, who has worked at LSI for 28 ... Read More

Designers Lighting Forum Launches 'Treasure Island'

June 14, 2017: 4:33am
Save the Date for the annual summer social co-hosted with IDS, IFDA and NKBA.July 19, 2017Registration info to follow And check back in late August for our Fall events. ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Immelt's Departure will NOT Affect Decision to Sell GE Lighting

June 12, 2017: 7:35am
EXCLUSIVE:  Must Credit EdisonReport.  For those hoping that a new CEO might reverse the decision to sell the Lighting Business, we have bad news.   EdisonReport has learned that the decision by GE's Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt to resign will not affect last week's announcement that GE will continue to selling its Lighting business. An executive at GE Lighting told EdisonReport this morning... Read More

General Electric's Jeff Immelt is Stepping Down

June 12, 2017: 6:31am
General Electric on Monday announced that Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt will be stepping down, a management shake-up that many people saw coming.  "We are happy to have [this announcement] now," Barclays Managing Director Scott Davis told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "GE needed a new messenger." ... Read More

Introducing a New Word to Our Vocabulary: Hackmanite

June 12, 2017: 6:15am
A synthetic material has been created based on the natural hackmanite mineral which produces broad spectrum white light in lamps. The hackmanite created by the Inorganic Materials Chemistry research group is a low-cost material emitting luminescence closer to sunlight than that of the currently used lanthanides.... Read More

Cleveland Plain Dealer, Crain's Cleveland, and The Confirm GE Story; All Credit EdisonReport for Breaking Story

June 09, 2017: 7:19am
The Cleveland Plain Dealer:  Rumors about a possible sale started a few months ago. And this morning, an internal email from GE Lighting CEO Bill Lacey was posted at explaining plans for the sale. The email emphasized that talks are in the early stages and that GE Lighting "could consider several strategic options." Crain's Cleveland:  Today, GE formally began "discussions w... Read More

The Internal, For Sale Letter

June 08, 2017: 7:06am
(EdisonReport presented a LightTrades(tm) Award to GE Lighting in 2014 for Bytelight, a company/technology that was later sold to Acuity Brands.) The following is an internal email sent to GE Lighting Employees from Bill Lacey, President and CEO, GE Lighting: Lighting Team, Over the past year, we have made bold strategic changes aimed at strengthening and focusing our business. These actions... Read More

It's Official. GE Lighting is Publicly For Sale. Details here.

June 08, 2017: 6:50am
EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EdisonReport. In an internal memo from GE Lighting President and CEO, Bill Lacey says: Early in the process of selling the company Will be as transparent as possible May sell the businesses to different companies.  Specialty may be sold separately from Consumer or Automotive Look at Appliances--they are thriving under new ownership Change breeds opportunity Excit... Read More

Lithonia Recalls Wrap-Around Fixture

June 07, 2017: 11:25am
Recall Details Description: This recall involves Lithonia Lighting LBL4W model ceiling light fixtures which are used indoors in commercial applications such as offices, schools, closets, hallways and stairwells. The fixtures are painted white metal and measure about four feet long with a low profile, curved plastic diffuser lens (cover).  The plastic diffuser lens measures 4 feet long by... Read More

LaaS Gains Traction

June 07, 2017: 7:26am
The transition to low-cost, highly efficient clean energy technology is being accelerated by an accompanying revolution in innovative business models to deploy that technology.  This new approach can be seen in a number of clean energy markets, whether the underlying technology is a recent innovation, such as solar photovoltaics (PV), or well established, like automobiles. As with other similar ... Read More

OSRAM Acquires LED Engin

June 06, 2017: 1:57pm
MUNICH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Osram has agreed to acquire U.S.-based LED Engin Inc. in San Jose, California. The company has approximately 30 employees and annual sales of around USD 10 million. LED Engin specializes in ultra-bright, ultra-compact solid state lighting solutions for variety of specialty markets including entertainment lighting, ultraviolet, horticulture, tunable white and medical ligh... Read More