Lighting Industry News

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Audi's Matrix Laser Headlights are Brilliant, but Won't Meet Outdated U.S. Code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

Roth Capital: Price Increases Widely Expected after 1 Jan to Offset Continued Steel Cost Escalation

January 09, 2017: 7:51am
ROTH Lighting Survey: DecQ Growth 300bps Above Prior Estimate; Outlook Stronger We surveyed 50 lighting agencies to quantify changes to channel/market momentum, and gain insight on pricing and technology adoption. Respondents pointed to ~5.5% recent market growth, well above the tepid outlook expected from our Sept survey. The majority of participants were also optimistic for a solidly pos... Read More

IES 2017 Illumination Awards Call for Entries

January 09, 2017: 7:37am
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.... Read More

Chicago, Please Welcome back LIGHTFAIR

January 05, 2017: 12:00pm
ATLANTA, January 5, 2017—LIGHTFAIR® International (LFI®) will produce its 2018 trade show and conference in Chicago in a strategic move designed to accommodate its continuing growth, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of LFI managing partner AmericasMart® Atlanta. The May 6-10, 2018 event marks LIGHTFAIR’s first Chicago staging sinc... Read More

GE Names Deron Miller as Current Chief Revenue Officer; Replaces Jamie Irick

January 05, 2017: 11:22am
EdisonReport can confirm that  Current, Powered by GE has named Deron Miller as its new Chief Revenue Officer. According to his Linked In profile, Miller has been the Executive Vice President of Enlighted for the past two years.  _________________________________________________________________________________ Below is a statement from Maryrose Sylvester sent to key customers earlier today: "... Read More

EdisonReport's 2016 Person of the Year--Shelley Wald

January 04, 2017: 5:02am
EdisonReport has named Shelley Wald it’s 2016 Person of the Year.  Ms. Wald is the president of WAC Lighting, a leading global manufacturer and innovative designer of lighting for Luxury Residential, Commercial, Hospitality, Institutional, Retail and Architectural applications.  We chose Ms. Wald because of her many contributions including, most recently, fighting for the industry against the... Read More

Nordeon Group Adds Another Company

January 03, 2017: 12:41pm
(Netherlands) – Lamp Lighting brings industrial centres of Spain, Mexico, Colombia and Chile to Nordeon Group’s manufacturing operation.  Lamp Lighting, manufacturer and designer of technical and architectural lights, has signed an agreement for the company’s integration into The Nordeon Group.... Read More

LightTrades™--The Best Lighting Products Introduced in 2016

January 03, 2017: 4:29am
      At the IES Annual Conference, Nick Bleeker demonstrated The Aura by Philips.   Although your humble editor is slighting confused by what it is, I have even less knowledge of its application.  Although there was a sign clearly marking the product at the Conference, it seemed to be housed in some sort of secret room, on a different floor, away from the other products.  As I appr... Read More