Lighting Industry News

Phillips Lighting Sales Fall 3.5%

October 19, 2017: 8:56am
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips Lighting (LIGHT.AS), the world’s largest lighting maker, reported a marginal rise in third-quarter core profits on Thursday, meeting analysts’ estimates. Sales fell by 3.5 percent to 1.75 billion euros. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) were at 176 million euros ($207 million), up from 175 million euros in the same period and exact... Read More

Cree Reports Mixed Results; Stock Drops 6% Tuesday, but up 16% on Wednesday

October 18, 2017: 8:47pm
Cree (CREE) shares surged by double digits Wednesday as its new chief executive fired up the LED lighting company's stock by indicating to analysts that a new strategic plan may be coming in a few months.... Read More

Green Creative Joins Harbour Group's Portfolio of Companies Alongside ILP

October 18, 2017: 9:27am
San Bruno, October 18th, 2017 – GREEN CREATIVE is pleased to announce its acquisition by Harbour Group, a privately owned, operations focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri.  GREEN CREATIVE Co-founders, Cole Zucker and Guillaume Vidal, will continue their key leadership roles in the business.  GREEN CREATIVE will join alongside ILP Holdings Corporation, a Florida based manufacturer of c... Read More

NGLS Indoor Competition Two Deadline Approaching

October 18, 2017: 8:04am
    NGLS Indoor Competition Two Deadline Approaching!   Next Generation Lighting Systems (NGLS) has officially launched Competition Two of the Indoor Connected Lighting Systems Competition. C... Read More

Call for Papers: 2018 Quantum Dots Forum and Phosphors Global Summit

October 18, 2017: 8:01am
Interested in speaking in 2018? We are currently accepting abstract proposals until October 27th.  Please complete the abstract proposal for consideration.... Read More

Hubbell Lighting's Ron Newbold Named President of LSI Lighting

October 17, 2017: 6:38am
CINCINNATI, Oct. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) todayannounced the appointment of Ron Newbold as President of the LSI Lighting Segment.  Mr. Newbold most recently served as Vice President of Brand Management at Hubbell Lighting, and had been with Hubbell since 1997 with progressive leadership positions spanning strategic planning, marketing, sales, and engineering.  H... Read More

Ikea Tradfri Review: Not-So-Smart Lighting Kit

October 16, 2017: 6:56pm
I don't relish the thought of someone having to hold the remote over their head if they're trying to install these lights into a ceiling fixture or chandelier. You also need to pair one bulb at a time, making sure that only one light is turned on, if they're close together. It's much more of a pain than the processes for the Sengled and Philips kits, which let you do everything through their apps.... Read More

Acuity Issues Temporary “Stop Sale” of Some Control Systems Products

October 16, 2017: 5:10pm
EdisonReport has learned that on 6 OCT, Acuity Brands issued a stop sale of the following nLight® products: NPP16 and NPP20 families. According to the Acuity website, nLight® is a networked digital lighting control system that provides both energy savings and increased user configurability by cost effectively integrating time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based and manual lighting control schem... Read More

W.A.C. Issues Strong Response to Philips ITC Complaint

October 13, 2017: 9:13am
"The Cost to Defend...is its Key Weapon..." EdisonReport first published news of the Philips ITC action on 27 SEP and our story pointed out how the ITC complaint was different than past Philips IP complaints as it had the potential of preventing companies from importing and/or selling their products.  On 5 OCT, W.A.C. Lighting filed a response to Philips ITC proposed investigation and the W.A.C.... Read More

UL Gets Well

October 12, 2017: 12:02pm
UL Launches Wellness Certification to Demonstrate Products' Compliance with WELL Building Standard   MARIETTA, Ga., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With the global rise of obesity, disease, inactivity, asthma and depression, the critical importance of wellness is coming into focus. At a time when people spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors, architects, designers, constructio... Read More

New LRC Study Evaluates the Blue-Light Hazard From Solid-State Lighting

October 12, 2017: 7:27am
  Blue LEDs The introduction of solid-state lighting using light-emitting diode (LED) technology has ignited widespread interest in the ways that lighting can offer benefits to people, including improved visibility at night, enhanced perceptions of brightness and security, and spectral tuning for management of circadian rhythms. Yet, as illustrated in a recent report from the American Med... Read More

LUX LIVE—More than IoT—Much More!

October 11, 2017: 2:30pm
EdisonReport has been invited to London to cover the LuxLive event held 15 and 16 November, and I can’t recall being more excited about a show.  If you want to attend one of the most dynamic lighting shows in the world and see live demonstrations of IoT, as of this writing, you can fly from New York to London for less than $500 R/T.  LuxLive brings it all together for connected Lighting.  ... Read More

Schneider Electric Donates Portable Lighting Systems to Puerto Rico

October 11, 2017: 7:27am
ANDOVER, Mass., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric today announced it has extended its relief efforts to those affected by Hurricane Maria by donating APC by Schneider Electric lighting and power supplies to the American Red Cross. As part of this donation, the American Red Cross will distribute 3,000 Mobiya TS170 S Portable LED lighting systems and 12,000 APC Mobile Power Pa... Read More

Retiring RockStar to Receive 2017 Cash Bonus

October 11, 2017: 7:11am
Chief Financial Officer Jeff Bornstein and RockStar Beth Comstock will leave the company with their 2017 cash bonuses, the amounts of which haven’t yet been disclosed, plus pro-rated performance awards for 2016.... Read More

LEDucation 2018 Call for Speakers: Deadline is November 19

October 10, 2017: 10:26am
      Presentation Proposals are Being Accepted for LEDucation 2018   LEDucation 2018 planning is in full swing and you are invited to share your knowledge and expertise on subjects related to and about LED Lighting, including applications, practices, control, construction, ... Read More

GE Stock Falls to Two-Year Low on Management Changes

October 10, 2017: 6:59am
Shares of General Electric Co. fell sharply on heavy volume Monday amid concerns over what recent management changes might suggest about the industrial conglomerate’s third-quarter results, which are due out next week.... Read More

Tom Salpietra Retires from EYE Lighting; Greg Barry New President

October 09, 2017: 12:20pm
EdisonReport can confirm that after almost nine years as the President and COO of EYE Lighting, Tom Salpietra retired. The EYE Board of Directors met on Friday and accepted his retirement and immediately named Greg Barry to that position.  Greg has been the VP of Sales at EYE since 2015.    ... Read More

RockStar, Beth Comstock, Out at GE

October 09, 2017: 7:08am
Over the Weekend, the Wall Street Journal published an article stating that RockStar, Beth Comstock, was leaving GE.   We first came across Ms. Comstock on 11 SEP 2014 with an internal email, where she declared 'GE Lighting was not for sale.'   EdisonReport later nicknamed her 'RockStar' because she was the first GE executive in decades that publicly appeared to care about GE Lighting. In May... Read More

HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Has Record Number of Exhibitors

October 09, 2017: 5:56am
Your humble editor will be attending the Hong Kong Lighing Fair 27-30 OCT.  9 October 2017 – The 19th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will be held from 27 to 30 October 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair attracts around 2,670 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions. New exhibitors from Denmark and South Africaare participating ... Read More

Kaj den Daas to Quality Light Source, LLC as CEO

October 06, 2017: 6:01am
Exclusive:  Must credit EdisonReport.  EdisonReport can confirm that Kaj den Daas has accepted the position of CEO of Quality Light Source Company, LLC.  Kaj recently served as CEO and President of TCP Lighting.  Kaj is best known for his 32 years at Philips Lighting, where he retired in 2010 as the Chairman and CEO of Philips Lighting, North America.  Headquartered in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Pro... Read More