Lighting Industry News

Philips Develops Light Recipes for Grow Lighting

July 07, 2015: 7:46am
Philips has opened a new facility for developing tailored LED "light recipes" for indoor farming. The GrowWise City Farming research center in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, will be used to study how light can maximize the quality and yield of different crops. The aim is to help producers grow tasty and healthy food indoors all year round.... Read More

Intelligent Lighting Controls Forecast to More Than Double in a Decade

July 06, 2015: 6:45am
The transition from fluorescent lighting to more efficient and flexible LED lighting is progressing rapidly in the commercial market and along with it the market for lighting controls has expanded. Both the variety of control systems that are available and the sheer number of systems that are being installed are growing quickly. Building energy codes largely drive the adoption of more basic lighti... Read More

Scientists Are Perfecting the LED Lighting For Our Future Space Gardens

July 06, 2015: 6:43am
Gardens may be an unruly mess on Earth, but in space, we’ll need our vegetable patches to run like well-oiled machines. That’s why researchers at Purdue University are working out the scientifically perfect cocktail of LED light to grow bumper crops in total confinement.... Read More

TCP Names Kaj den Daas as CEO

July 02, 2015: 7:07am
Renowned lighting industry expert to lead TCP growth AURORA, Ohio, July 2, 2015 -- TCP International Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: TCPI),  a leading global manufacturer of energy efficient lighting technologies, today announced that K.R. “Kaj” den Daas will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer replacing Ellis Yan. Mr. Yan remains Chairman of the TCP Board of Directors and will support Mr. den D... Read More

Mark Roush Assumes Presidency of the IES (2015 - 2016)

July 02, 2015: 5:15am
New York, NY (July 1, 2015) Today, Mark Roush assumes the office of President of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development.  Mark Roush has been a member of the IES for 36 years. During his career in lighting, he has worked in various capacities including marketing, application... Read More

Acuity Beats Forecast

July 01, 2015: 8:40am
ATLANTA, July 01, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acuity Brands, Inc. (AYI) (“Company”) today announced record quarterly results.  Fiscal 2015 third quarter net sales of $683.7 million increased $79.8 million, or 13 percent, compared with the year-ago period.  Net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $64.5 million, an increase of 47 percent compared with the prior-year period, while di... Read More

OSRAM in Talks with Potential Buyers for Lamp Business

June 30, 2015: 12:51pm
FRANKFURT, June 30 (Reuters) - German lighting group Osram has begun talks with potential buyers of its lamps business as it prepares an auction that would allow it to focus on automotive lighting and components, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. ... Read More

Cree Enters Decorative

June 30, 2015: 7:25am
DURHAM, N.C., Jun 29, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cree, Inc.  continues to raise the bar in LED applications with the introduction of the TW Series™ LED Candelabra bulb, delivering the exceptional lighting experience consumers expect from Cree’s best-selling LED Bulb portfolio. The Cree® LED Candelabra bulbs emit a warm, decorative light while consuming up to 88 percent less energy* than tradit... Read More

What Happens in Vegas Can't Be Seen in Vegas

June 26, 2015: 4:46pm
Less than two years after launching a $21 million effort to replace more than 40,000 streetlights in Las Vegas, Mayor Carolyn Goodman and others on the City Council are suffering buyers’ remorse....“We measured the light, and it seemed to be OK. But something is not OK,” Tarkanian said. “It has persisted since the very beginning since we started the LED lights.   Read the current article... Read More

DLC Offers Technical Requirements Webinar on 30 JUN at 1pm EST; Repeated at 9pm EST in Mandarin

June 26, 2015: 2:04pm
From: DesignLights Consortium Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:14 PMTo: 'info@designlights.org'Subject: DLC Announces Technical Requirements Table v3.0Importance: High   Dear DLC Members and Stakeholders:   The DesignLights Consortium™ is pleased to release Technical Requirements Table Version 3.0. These are the final DLC requirements resulting from the restructuring prop... Read More

Please Welcome Sound to the Light Bulb

June 26, 2015: 1:18pm
The smart home is broken. Hubs, messy wires, and bulky gadgets are only some of the current smart home platform shortcomings. But today, a NY-based company is sharing their “lightbulb moment” solution to apartment dwellers everywhere. Astro, a new company aimed at helping homeowners and space-deprived apartment dwellers, is launching a pre-order campaign for its debut product, Twist: the first... Read More

IESNYC Names New Officers

June 26, 2015: 1:10pm
Lighting Designer Brian Belluomini Elected President of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section Effective July 1, 2015, lighting designer Brian Belluomini, IES, principal and co-founder of Shimstone Design Studio becomes president of the Illuminating Engineering Society New York City Section (IESNYC).  For the past two years, Belluomini served as IESNYC’s vice president and ... Read More

Cree Restructures; Announces $500M Stock Buyback

June 25, 2015: 7:58am
Durham LED maker Cree (Nasdaq: CREE) announced Wednesday that it is restructuring its LED products business – the unit that creates LEDs for everything from televisions to mobile phones. Read the Triangle Business Journal article here. DURHAM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced that the board of directors has approved the follow... Read More

Eaton Retires Cooper Lighting Name

June 25, 2015: 7:42am
About two years ago EdisonReport pointed out that Cooper had submitted products for the IES Progress Report under three different names:  Cooper Lighting by Eaton, Eaton's Cooper Lighting, and plain old Cooper Lighting. That prompted a discussion with Rick Pabst, Director of Strategic Marketing.  In 2013, Pabst told us:   “Cooper Lighting by Eaton—leads with the word Cooper but it brings t... Read More

Rita Harrold Retires from IES

June 24, 2015: 4:16pm
Rita Harrold, Past President, IES Fellow and Director of Technology, Retires After 23 Years at the IES New York, NY (June 24, 2015) Today, the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the international leader in lighting education, standards, publications and professional development, announces the retirement of Rita Harrold, Director of Technology. Ms. Harrold was the first woman ... Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Philips Finally Reveals Ownership of Lighting.com

June 24, 2015: 8:57am
Philips Lighting acquired the lighting.com domain and operated the website at arms length via a third party, paid from the advertising revenue.  Philips wanted to support the industry’s efforts to professionalize the lighting industry and be a trusted voice for people seeking lighting information and advice. For this reason, the identity of the owner was kept secret. Read the exclusive story a... Read More

Besal Fund Announces 2015-2016 Recipients

June 24, 2015: 8:48am
This year the Besal Fund had two separate applications for undergrads and graduate students.  The 2015-2016 recipients were selected from a number of applications and demonstrated a superior presentation of their lighting skills and knowledge.  Congratulations to all the 2015-2016 recipients! - ... Read More

Detroit Lighting Renaissance? Some Residents Have a Different Opinion

June 23, 2015: 8:41am
There is a sharp contrast between the Citibank commercial touting Detroit's successful lighting program and a youtube video published by a talk-show host, telling a different story.... Read More

IDTechEx Estimates OLED at $1.9B in 2025 (Optimistic)

June 23, 2015: 8:35am
IDTechEx assess the market potential for OLED lighting across all major lighting sectors. We forecast that the market will grow to 1.9 billion USD in 2025 (optimistic scenario). The market growth will however be very slow until 2019 where the overall sales at panel level will remain below 200 million USD globally.... Read More

Video Interviews at LUMEN Awards

June 22, 2015: 3:18pm
Over 800 people attended the IESNYC LUMEN Award Gala last week.  That is 784 more than attended the first one, 47 years ago, according to Bill Warren who attended the charter ceremony.  "We met at a restaurant around Lexiginton Avenue, which is long gone," he said.  "We didn't even have a slide projector and had to borrow one from  the IES Headquarters." Megan Carroll chaired the sold-out eve... Read More