Lighting Industry News

DOLED Publishes CALiPER Application Summary Report on LED T8 Lamps

April 23, 2014: 7:41am
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released an Application Summary Report that focuses on the bare-lamp performance of 31 linear LED lamps intended as an alternative to T8 fluorescent lamps. Entitled Application Summary Report 21: Linear (T8) LED Lamps, it found these LED lamps to exhibit a range of performance – some good, some bad, but none truly similar to the performance ... Read More

Cree Reports 3Q; Revenue Up 16% to $405M; Analysts Expected $407M; Stock Drops

April 23, 2014: 5:46am
Cree, Inc. (CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced revenue of $405.3 million for its third quarter of fiscal 2014, ended March 30, 2014. This represents a 16% increase compared to revenue of $348.9 million reported for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. GAAP net income for the third quarter was $28.2 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, an increase of 27% year-over-year compared t... Read More

Philips Earnings Dip; Lighting Flat

April 22, 2014: 9:43am
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Royal Philips NV says its first-quarter profits declined as growth slowed in several divisions and consumers spent less on light bulbs. The world's largest lighting maker said Tuesday first-quarter net profit was 138 million euros ($190 million), down from 161 million euros in the same period a year earlier. Revenues were down 4.8 percent to 5.02 billion euros. Read more.... Read More

Electricity Prices Surge to All Time High

April 22, 2014: 8:49am
( - The average price for a kilowatthour (KWH) of electricity hit a March record of 13.5 cents, according data released yesterday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That was up about 5.5 percent from 12.8 cents per KWH in March 2013. Read more.... Read More

Gizmodo: LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

April 21, 2014: 9:34am
In a paper published in this month's LEUKOS (the journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America), Dr. Houser and company asked 39 non-colorblind subjects to sort five pieces of identical material based on whiteness, with each item containing a different concentration of FWAs. Under a normal halogen light, the subjects were able to order the items from dullest to brightest wit... Read More

GE Beats 1Q Estimate; Revenues from Appliances & Lighting Down 3% year over year to $1.8 Billion.

April 17, 2014: 8:36pm
Diversified conglomerate General Electric Company’s (GE) first quarter 2014 results were a mixed bag as although operating earnings decreased year over year, it marginally exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Operating earnings for the reported quarter declined to $3.3 billion or 33 cents a share from $4.1 billion or 39 cents a share in the year-ago quarter. The decrease in year-ov... Read More

Hubbell Acquires Litecontrol--Internal Announcement

April 17, 2014: 7:36am
EXCLUSIVE:  Must Credit EdisonReport. EdisonReport has obtained the internal announcement written by HLI President, Scott Muse.  ... Read More

Hubbell Acquires Litecontrol

April 17, 2014: 7:22am
EXCLUSIVE:--MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport can confirm that Hubbell has acquired Litecontrol, an employee-owned company, based in Plympton, MA.  Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.  Developing....... Read More

Major Conglomerate Purchases Lighting Company

April 17, 2014: 6:27am
EdisonReport has learned that a major conglomerate has purchased a lighting control company. We need one more source to validate and we'll announce the companies.  Developing....... Read More

DOLED Launches PAR 38 Challenge

April 17, 2014: 5:43am
The L Prize® challenge: design and produce an LED PAR38 lamp that’s twice as efficient as the current market average. What would that take? The most efficacious LEDs, plus smart electrical, thermal, and optical design – certainly. Perhaps new materials, color mixing, and innovative manufacturing to put it all together into a real product. It won’t be easy – but then, if it were easy, eve... Read More

Future Energy Solutions to Add 75 Jobs

April 16, 2014: 9:55am
Future Energy Solutions, a company specialized in energy-efficient lighting for businesses, is expanding to a new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and aims to add 75 jobs. The company is outfitting a 43,000-square-foot square facility and expects to move in this June. The new space will include offices, warehousing and assembly lines for lighting fixtures.   Read more.... Read More

Testing Starts on Glow in the Dark Road in the Netherlands

April 15, 2014: 8:22am
Called the Futuristic Highway, Heijmans says the project saves energy and improves safety. The paint charges during the day and then lights up the road for up to ten hours at night. Read more, watch the annimation.... Read More

IALD UK Launches '100 Watt Challenge'

April 15, 2014: 7:04am
LONDON (1 April 2014) – IALD UK hosted the IALD 100 Watt Challenge at the House Next Door in Stoke Newington, London from 3-7 March 2014. Five of the UK's top architectural lighting design firms put their creative schemes on display during the week-long IALD 100W Challenge. In its second year, the event was organized by IALD UK Projects Manager Emma Cogswell, Associate IALD, Stuart Knox of Archi... Read More

Another Part of Hollywood Where Women Are a Minority: Lighting

April 15, 2014: 7:00am
Gender roles are not as rigid as they used to be, but Sachs, now 56, says that women still tend to be timid when it comes to using tools and doing physically demanding work. "It boils down to confidence," she says. "It's not that we're not capable." This might help explain why even now, there are only 74 women who belong to IASTEC 728, the Hollywood set lighting union, which has 2470 members altog... Read More

The New Face of Lighting Science Group

April 11, 2014: 7:30am
(Picture comliments of Linked-In) Lighting Science Group Corp. announced some big executives changes on Thursday as it prepares to move further into the consumer lighting market. The Satellite Beach-based maker of energy-efficient lighting products this morning announced the appointment of Jennifer Sethre as its president, and Randy Mortensen as executive vice president of sales and business d... Read More

Philips Lights Notre Dame Cathedral; Osram Lights Sistine Chapel

April 10, 2014: 7:17am
As replacement rates decline, Osram and Amsterdam-based Philips are seeking to stabilize revenue with multi-year contracts. Key to the new business model is to provide installation and management services over many years, said Eric Rondolat, head of Philips’ lighting operations. Read more at Bloomberg.... Read More

Philips Lighting is First to Sponsor UN-sanctioned International Year of Light

April 10, 2014: 6:23am
The Netherlands-headquartered company, which has long dominated the lighting industry along with GE and Osram, is also regarded as one of those leading the transition to high-efficiency solid-state lighting (SSL) based on LED chips. It will add its considerable commercial clout to the IYL2015 activities, which are designed to raise global awareness of the key role played by optics and photonics t... Read More

Lighting Without UV Filters' Left Malta PM with Temporarily Impaired Vision

April 09, 2014: 9:40am
The damage to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s eyes is believed to have occurred from bright lights without UV filters during a Sunday activity. However, investigators are also looking at the possibility that the UV radiation could have emanated from cameras as well.  Read more.... Read More

Walmart Chooses GE for LED Retrofits; CEO Immelt Quoted in GE Lighting Press Release

April 09, 2014: 7:23am
BENTONVILLE, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Walmart announced plans today to purchase energy-efficient LED ceiling lighting fixtures for new supercenters in the United States, stores in Asia and Latin America, and Asda locations in the United Kingdom. The new fixtures will use 40 percent less energy than lighting sources historically used in stores, and will help further the retailer’s goal to reduce th... Read More

L+B Sets Record: 211,500 Visitors from 161 Countries

April 09, 2014: 5:45am
Light + Building once again provided an impressive demonstration of its role as the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building-services technology. The world’s biggest exhibition of lighting, electrical engineering, house and building automation and software for the building industry ended today with a new record on the visitor side: during the six days of the fair, 211,500 trade vis... Read More