Lighting Industry News

Solar Powered Startup Provides Protection Against Lion Attacks

August 27, 2014: 7:33am
How do you stop a lion from attacking your farm animals? If this isn’t a problem you encounter often, then you probably weren’t aware that bright lights help keep the predatory animals away at night.... Read More

Cree in Deal with Taiwan's Lextar; Will Invest $83M

August 27, 2014: 7:25am
Cree proposed US$83 million investment to Lextar, becoming Lextar's strategic customer in lighting marketHSINCHU, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lextar Electronics Corp. (TAIEX: 3698, "Lextar" or the "Company), a vertically-integrated LED company from Taiwan, and Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), today announced that the companies have entered into an agreement whereby Cree will make an investment in Lext... Read More

ZigBee Certified Products Surpass 1,000

August 27, 2014: 7:23am
SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The ZigBee Alliance, a global ecosystem of organizations creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced that there are now more than 1,000 ZigBee Certified products available to the market, demonstrating the rising demand for the Internet of Things.Logo - Read More

Newark Airport Installs 171 'Smart' Lights

August 26, 2014: 8:29am
The airport won't discuss the system's full capabilities, but we know it can monitor licence plates of cars entering the departure area or the parking lots.... Read More

Tide Turns. NVC Distributors Now Support Wang over Wu

August 25, 2014: 6:44am
The difference for Wu is that during the first two rounds of internal struggles, the firm's distributors sided with him. But this time, most distributors have vowed to support Wang.  On August 12, Wang rallied support from 19 dealers, who together control 80 percent of NVC's sales channels.... Read More

Blinking Doors?

August 22, 2014: 8:49am
Haas, who runs a design service from his base in Tiburon, Calif., is pouring a lot of attention into what he calls the Haas Perimeter Lighting Technology system.... Read More

LSI Reports 4Q Loss on Increase in Sales

August 22, 2014: 8:32am
CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LSI Industries Inc. (LYTS) today: reported fourth quarter net sales of $73,858,000, an increase of 7% as compared to $68,837,000 in the same period of the prior fiscal year; reported a fourth quarter net loss of $(796,000) or $(0.03) per share as compared to net income of $812,000 or $0.03 per share for the same period of the prior fiscal year; ... Read More

NVC Update: Board 'Urges' Wu to Quit. Wu Says No

August 22, 2014: 8:24am
Chinese lighting manufacturer NVC Lighting Holding Ltd said on Wednesday it was taking emergency measures following its CEO's refusal to step down after its board of directors adopted a resolution urging him to quit.... Read More

DOLED Publishes Revised Report on Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers

August 19, 2014: 10:13am
The U.S. Department of Energy has revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success, to include updated information about the installation of LED lighting and controls at the Burden Museum in Troy, NY, a GATEWAY project that was still in construction when the original report was published. Because of project delays, the lighting d... Read More

Minneapolis Residents Complain about Target Field's Light Pollution

August 19, 2014: 8:23am
Some downtown Minneapolis residents are complaining about bright lights turned on at Target Field after Twins baseball games to help crews clean up garbage in the stands after fans leave the stadium.... Read More

OSRAM SYLVANIA to Relocate Danvers HQ

August 19, 2014: 7:53am
Danvers, Mass. (Aug. 14, 2014) – Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA today announced the plan to relocate its Danvers based headquarters from 100 Endicott Street in Danvers,  MA to 200 Ballardvale Street in Wilmington, MA.  The new location will be within the technology corridor and will present enormous opportunity for the lighting leader to design the positive changes required to support the need... Read More

Echelon Acquires Lumenwave

August 19, 2014: 7:26am
AN JOSE, Calif., Aug 19, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Echelon Corporation ELON, +4.88% open-interoperable control networking pioneer for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announced that it has acquired Lumewave Inc., a wireless outdoor lighting control system provider with a strong track record selling its solution to U.S. municipalities, universities, medical facilities and enterprises. Echelo... Read More

Calling it Off. Alanod ALMECO Merger Fails

August 18, 2014: 12:46pm
EdiosnReport can confirm this merger has been cancelled.   Developing....... Read More

Diarmuid McSweeney's Tribute to Tom Brownlee

August 18, 2014: 8:54am
Tribute to Tom Brownlee Many of us in the Lighting Community knew Tom as President of Brownlee Lighting, an energy saving lighting company that he started long before energy saving became fashionable. However, not many of us knew that Tom was President of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and that as Exec VP of the Orlando Chamber he played a big part in bringing the Disney Parks to Flo... Read More

Lighting Science Group Narrows Loss; SG&A Shrinks by 24%

August 18, 2014: 6:43am
Net loss drops from $15.7M to $11.6M.  Research and development expense decreased $1.2 million, or 44.3%, to $1.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from $2.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, and decreased as a percentage of revenue to 7.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2014 from 13.8% for the three months ended June 30, 2013.... Read More

OSRAM Clarifies: "Will Remove Certain Luminaire Families"

August 15, 2014: 8:27am
Updated:  15 AUG, 2014 OSRAM clarifies their position.  In a message sent to EdisonReport this morning, a spokesperson told us the following: "OSRAM continues to provide many luminaire brands and product families including Traxon LED fixtures, RT6 LED retrofit down lights, Siteco luminaires and OSRAM KREIOS® theatrical fixtures among others.  In addition, last week OSRAM announced the acquis... Read More

NVC Dispute Intensifies; Wu Supporters Refuse to Hand Over Control of Factory

August 15, 2014: 7:22am
“To avoid possible misuse of the company’s funds, NVC has notified banks to suspend all payment from the bank accounts of the Chongqing Wanzhou factory [except payment of salaries], all payments from the bank accounts of NVC’s mainland subsidiary NVC Lighting (China), and all payments from certain bank accounts of another mainland subsidiary, Huizhou NVC Lighting Technology.”... Read More

Please Welcome our Newest Technology, Mechanoluminescence

August 14, 2014: 7:23am
Scientists in South Korea have created a material that emits bright white light when a stream of nitrogen is blown over it. The discovery paves the way for eco-friendly displays and lighting systems powered by natural winds.... Read More

Tom Brownlee, R.I.P.

August 14, 2014: 7:13am
To our Sales Team, It is with sadness that we bring you this news. Thomas M. Brownlee, founder and Chairman of BL passed away on August 7, 2014.  He was past president of IESNA 1995-1996, served as a director from 1989-1992 and held numerous committee assignments.  He was Chairman of his local section in Orlando, FL and held several regional positions.  Mr. Brownlee also served as president o... Read More