Lighting Industry News

Philips Lighting CEO at Davos: We are Carbon Neutral in the US

January 19, 2017: 6:50am
"In Davos we are talking about responsible leaders, so we've also said that we will be carbon neutral in 2020. And you've talked about renewable, you know, with the President interview, and it's extremely important also for us to make sure that 100% of our energy comes from renewables in 2020. By the way, it's already the case for us in the US at the end of 2016."... Read More

It's Getting Warmer in Montreal

January 19, 2017: 3:49am
The city of Montreal has cancelled its plan to install high-intensity LED-lighting in the 132,000 street lamps throughout its territory over fears the bluish-white light can cause health problems and increase light pollution.  Mayor Denis Coderre announced Wednesday the city would be going with the less intense 3000-Kelvin bulbs in residential neighbourhoods as opposed to the brighter, 4000K bu... Read More

Forest Lighting Hires Radulescu to Fight TOGGLED on TLEDs

January 18, 2017: 2:43pm
EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport has previously reported about a little known company, TOGGLED, amassing dozens of patents relating to LED lighting technology.  Two years ago we also reported that Philips, after 2 years of litigation, took a license to TOGGLED’s portfolio of over 60 patents primarily related to LED replacements for fluorescent tubes, commonly referred to a... Read More

IES 2017 Illumination Awards Call for Entries

January 18, 2017: 2:34pm
Submissions are now being accepted for the IES’ 2017 Illumination Awards program via the Illumination Awards portal.DEADLINE! Submittals must be entered by February 17, 11:59pm EST.Illumination Award CategoriesLighting Control Innovation, sponsored by the Lighting Controls AssociationAdvanced lighting control solutions can provide significant energy savings, flexibility and other benefits in b... Read More

The Next Frontier: Self-Assembling Perovskites

January 18, 2017: 9:33am
"Our new technique allows these nanoparticles to self-assemble to create ultra-fine grained films, an advance in fabrication that makes perovskite LEDs look more like a viable alternative to existing technologies,"... Read More

ALW Acquires Fellow Northern California-Based Lighting Manufacturer, Neidhardt

January 16, 2017: 1:55pm
Acquisition Expands ALW Product Portfolio to Include Full Spectrum of Architectural-Grade Luminaires OAKLAND, CA  - Architectural Lighting Works (ALW) - a privately owned, international manufacturer of high-performance, commercial luminaires - announces the acquisition of Neidhardt, Inc. Neidhardt is a full-service lighting manufacturer founded in 1992 and based in Redwood City... Read More

India LED Lighting Market to Grow at a 32.15% CAGR Forecast to 2021

January 16, 2017: 6:46am
LED Lighting Market 2017 India Trends, Market Share, Industry Size, Growth, Opportunities, and Forecast to 2021 PUNE, INDIA, January 16, 2017 / -- Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have entered the lighting market, not even a decade before, as an energy efficient alternative to traditional light sources such as incandescent and fluorescent bulbs. These lights still have an enormous am... Read More

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Snapshot on Troffers; Sees Continuous Improvement

January 13, 2017: 10:37am
The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot Report on LED troffer luminaires. Among the key findings of the Snapshot, which is based on DOE's LED Lighting Facts® database: The efficacy of LED troffers is notably higher than what's typical of troffers that are fitted with fluorescent lamps. About 10% of the listed products had a luminous efficacy greater ... Read More

Fagerhult to Acquire WE-EF

January 13, 2017: 10:12am
HABO, Sweden, /PRNewswire/ --  To strategically strengthen the Fagerhult Group's position in the professional outdoor lighting market, Fagerhult has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in WE-EF based in Bispingen, Germany. This acquisition takes the Group's sales in the outdoor segment to a run-rate exceeding 100 MEUR. The acquisition is expected to have a positive effect on... Read More

NAILD to Examine Future of Lighting at 40th Annual Conference

January 13, 2017: 8:16am
NAILD to Examine Future of Lighting at 40th Annual Conference Feb. 18-22 Conference in Orlando Will Celebrate NAILD’s History of Lighting Innovation  PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J. — Jan. 13, 2017 – The National Association of Innovative Lighting Distributors will kick off its 40th anniversary with its annual conference, “Lighting the Past, Illuminating the Future,” Feb. 19-22, 2017 at Ros... Read More

Save the Date: LightShow West is 11/12 OCT

January 13, 2017: 7:48am
The largest, longest-running architectural and commercial lighting event returns to SoCal this fall. LightShow West brings its signature event back to the Los Angeles Convention Center October 11-12, 2017 with the region's best educational opportunities and more exhibitors than ever before! Click here for more details. ... Read More

Montreal-AMA Update

January 13, 2017: 7:34am
The following was sent to us from Francois-Xavier Morin, of LightFX.  Mr. Morin serves on the IES Board of Directors. It looks like the journalist from the Montreal Gazette erroneously stated that Montreal was replacing incandescent streetlights to LED.  It should have read that Montreal is replacing its HPS streetlights for LED.    Given that this 132 000 streetlights LED retrofit has cau... Read More

Audi's Matrix Laser Headlights are Brilliant, but Won't Meet Outdated U.S. Code

January 13, 2017: 7:17am
Each headlight uses a single laser as the light source, but the beam is broken into a million distinct pixels by the diodes,” says Volker Kaese, Audi’s director of innovation. A small mirror continuously aims the beam to different sections of the matrix to adjust its projection—wide or narrow, high or low, and anywhere in between.... Read More

SemiLEDS Loss Narrows Dramatically

January 12, 2017: 7:37am
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 12, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemiLEDs Corporation (LEDS), “SemiLEDs” or the “Company,” a developer and manufacturer of LED chips and LED components, today announced its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017, ended November 30, 2016. Revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $2.7 million, a 43% increase compared to $1.9 million in the four... Read More

Next Stop on the AMA Express: Montreal

January 12, 2017: 7:21am
Montreal, who presently has INCANDESCENT (this is not a typo) street lights, will decide next week whether to relight with AMA-recommended 3000K or with 4000K, which according to the city, give off a bright blueish light.  In December, Montreal’s public health agency issued a report based on a study of scientific analyses that concluded 4,000 Kelvin lights did not pose more of a threat to publi... Read More

Acuity's Stock Begins to Climb After Large Loss Due to Earning Miss

January 12, 2017: 7:11am
On Monday, Acuity Brands reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $81.7 million, a profit of $1.86 per share. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.18 per share. The stock dropped from $239 per share to as low as $202.51.  It has begun a slight rebound and closed yesterday at $210.32.  On Tuesday,  CLSA upgraded Acuity Brands from ... Read More

Force Partners is New Eaton Agent in Chicago

January 11, 2017: 3:41pm
UPDATE:  12 JAN 2017.  We have received a copy of the Eaton-Force Partners announcement. Read it here. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- EdisonReport has learned that Force Partners is the new start up agency to represent Eaton in the Chicago market.  The ... Read More

OSRAM Vehicle Lights Could Notify Pedestrians that Driverless Vehicle 'Sees' Them

January 11, 2017: 9:59am
MUNICH, Jan. 9, 2017 — Osram Licht AG has been chosen as the exclusive lighting supplier for Oasis, a driverless concept vehicle from Swiss think tank Rinspeed AG. “Osram has been behind a multitude of industry firsts that speak to its breadth of research and development expertise and we are excited to be the exclusive lighting supplier for the Rinspeed Oasis, a vehicle that epitomizes forwar... Read More

More Changes in the Windy City. New Start-up Lighting Agency to Represent Eaton in the Chicago Market

January 10, 2017: 3:03pm
EXCLUSIVE:  Must credit EdisonReport. EdisonReport can confirm that Eaton has appointed a new agency in the greater Chicagoland area.  Developing....... Read More

Philips Lighting, Nichia, Mitsubishi to Headline 15th Annual Phosphor Global Summit

January 10, 2017: 10:52am
Akron, OH—January 10, 2017 – Smithers Apex is pleased to announce that the Phosphor Global Summit will return this year on March 13-15, 2017. The 15th annual event will be held at the San Diego Marriott hotel in La Jolla, California. This year’s agenda features representatives from Philips Lighting, Nichia, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and many more. Recently announced presentations inclu... Read More