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Over 1,000 companies now pay Signify for rights to luminaire and lamp technology20/02/2019

With industry business models in serious flux, it helps to have a revenue stream from intellectual property.

San Diego broadly deploys cameras and sensors on LED street light poles (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

San Diego, supported by commercial partners including Current, powered by GE, is working on a city-wide deployment of intelligent connected sensor nodes on street light poles, explains Maury Wright, and the anonymized data will be available to local organizations as well as to city government.

Fifth annual Sapphire Awards program reveals finalists (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

Carrie Meadows reports on the innovations that helped the finalists make the cut in the fifth year of the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program, which demonstrates the evolution of solid-state lighting technology amid the drive toward value-added applications and services.

Lighting continues to jockey for position at the indoor positioning table (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

VLC, Bluetooth, smartphones, handheld scanners, IoT, data, cloud — It sounds so IT, and it is. The lighting industry is still figuring it out, including how to compete against the info tech companies. Mark Halper reports.

Experts examine plant response to SSL and market potential at horticultural conference (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

The third Horticultural Lighting Conference provided a broad base of science and business information for attendees, and speakers at the Portland conference made clear that the future is LED-based lighting, explains Maury Wright.

Historic Strategies in Light event builds the foundation for SSL future (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

Whether business leader, product developer, lighting designer, or specifier, there will be ample opportunity to influence the future of the SSL industry using the expertise gathered at Strategies in Light. Carrie Meadows hits the highlights of the upcoming 20th anniversary program.

New Year brings a new approach to content feeds (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

LEDs Magazine hit the refresh button on its website in 2019, with a newsfeed capability to enable faster turnaround of company news. Carrie Meadows explains the content approach.

Driving human-centric lighting to market: It has to be easy (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

Most connected SSL is complicated to install and use; when you layer on the complexity of human-centric principles, it’s even harder. The LED and SSL sectors have to fix that. And perhaps it’s beginning to happen.

White LED lighting brings mystical quality to Apoxyomenos statue chamber (MAGAZINE)20/02/2019

Visitors to the Muzej Apoksiomena in Croatia experience a museum specifically designed to tell the story of Apoxyomenos, with LED lighting leading the journey and ultimately arriving at the starkly presented statue, writes Maury Wright.

Cree Delivers Best-in-Class Horticulture Efficiency with New Red XLamp LEDs20/02/2019
Zumtobel and Thorn provide the lighting for new treatment centre designed with the patient experience in mind20/02/2019
Enlighten the exterior spaces with outdoor LED flood lights - Magik Light20/02/2019
On the crossing of the trends in the LED lighting industry20/02/2019
Watchfire Signs Elevates Weninger and Dines on Leadership Team19/02/2019
Lutron Electronics Introduces Connected In-Wall Sensors for Vive Wireless System19/02/2019
CAPTIVA Innovations to Debut its Interactive LED eBanner Product for Trade Show at Exhibitor Live.19/02/2019
Seoul Semiconductor & Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc. (SETi) to Present “UV LEDs: From Niche to Mainstream” at Strategies In Light 201918/02/2019
PixelFLEX™ helps define outdoor luxury living at 414 Light Street in Baltimore18/02/2019
Osram taps BMW digital exec as next CEO of its optical chip group15/02/2019

Dieter May will join Osram Opto Semiconductors on May 1, steeped in a high-tech background that suits Osram’s new direction. But who will own the company when he arrives?

STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Connected lighting puts LEDs through their paces15/02/2019

Strategies in Light speaker Paul Scheidt of Cree provides intelligence on LED performance concerns in connected smart lighting installations.

Human-centric lighting gains momentum15/02/2019

Recent discussions align with the solid-state lighting industry’s efforts to steer human-centric lighting principles into the mainstream.

Lighting Science separates health into new enterprise, and is now a holding company15/02/2019

The LED and solid-state lighting industry continues to shake itself up as it searches for viable new business models in difficult times. The wellbeing sector provides hope.

Bridgelux Triples Vesta® Series Family of Tunable White Products15/02/2019
Seoul Semiconductor’s SunLike Series Natural Spectrum LEDs Adopted by Rofianda B.V. for Horticulture LED Lighting15/02/2019
Adaptable and Reliable LED Modules15/02/2019
Quick-Line’s ‘Link it-Latch it-Cap it’ Receives U.S. Patent Protection15/02/2019
Osram confirms it’s in talks to be acquired, and overhauls an IoT segment14/02/2019

Yes, it is talking with private equity firms Bain and Carlyle after all. Meanwhile, it shuts down its indoor positioning unit, while buying into another.

Horticultural lighting news: Seoul supplies SunLike, Illumitex boosts luminaire output14/02/2019

Rofianda in the Netherlands is integrating Seoul Semiconductor SunLike LEDs in new horticultural lighting fixtures, and Illumitex claims a new SSL product replaces HPS luminaires on a one-for-one basis in growing operations.

Tampa Electric Company Signs Contract with Itron to Deploy Smart Street Lighting Solution14/02/2019
Yuji becomes first Chinese LED manufacturer granted NIMS red phosphor license14/02/2019
Altman Lighting creates a beautifully pure light at Christ Place Church13/02/2019
Smart bulb pioneer LIFX acquired by IoT services specialist (UPDATED)12/02/2019

Once a crowdfunding darling, LIFX was losing money with its hardware approach. It will now be part of a broader smart buildings and services company called Buddy.

Human Centric Lighting Key to Workplace Environment, Necessary in Modern Design, Say Experts at Lutron-hosted Event12/02/2019
McWong announces Bluetooth for outdoor SSL, will demo at Strategies in Light11/02/2019

Despite a lot of publicity last year, Bluetooth Mesh has been slow to come to market, but Strategies in Light will see broader emergence of the technology starting with McWong.

SSL manufacturers push DOE regulatory policy change on LED lamps11/02/2019

The US Department of Energy is moving to change the definitions of general service lamps as urged by SSL manufacturers and NEMA, and in doing so is enabling the manufacturers to continue making some specialty lamps based on legacy sources while erasing projected energy savings expected through a transition to LEDs.

SunLight2 MR16 Bulb from LTF Honored for Technology Innovation11/02/2019
Reggiani lights up The Helios lounge at iconic Television Centre, London11/02/2019
Hospital Light Market Value of Around $12.6 Billion by 202611/02/2019
Reggiani puts Jaguar Land Rover in the best light11/02/2019
Osram’s quarter dives, orders could pick up in second half (UPDATED)08/02/2019

The company’s recent financial warning holds true, but CEO Berlien has reasons for optimism.

Strategies in Light helps lighting industry find its place in the Internet of Things08/02/2019

Bluetooth mesh connectivity hits the spotlight in show floor presentations at Strategies in Light.

Acclaim Lighting Introduces Aqua Graze, A new Submersible; High Output LED Series for Outdoor Linear Grazing of Fountains, Pools, Ponds, and Spas08/02/2019
Radiant Announces 2019 Series of Educational Seminars on Light and Color Measurement08/02/2019
New Near-infrared Intensity Measurement Solution Tests Accuracy and Safety of 3D Sensing Devices08/02/2019
Reggiani puts the Spotlight on Old Spitalfields Market08/02/2019
acdc sings the blues at Baglan Innovation Centre08/02/2019
Thorn deliver the perfect lighting solution for Crossrail Abbey Wood Station08/02/2019
Reggiani Leads the Way for Shoppers at The Village07/02/2019
Thorn’s LED lanterns bring road and community safety benefits for Sunderland07/02/2019
Zumtobel Group companies help create one of the finest leisure facilities in the UK07/02/2019
In-track drivers from Tridonic06/02/2019
Il Gufo’s Chelsea boutique focuses on the child and all things natural06/02/2019
Reggiani helps brighten up St Andrew’s Hospice06/02/2019
Zumtobel Group companies create an inviting and motivating place for sport06/02/2019
ESL Vision Announces New Southeastern Regional Sales Manager06/02/2019
acdc puts Darlington Theatre back in the limelight06/02/2019
basicDIM Wireless lighting control from Tridonic06/02/2019
Signify ratchets up the Li-Fi trials, pureLiFi cranks the speed05/02/2019

Developers keep at it, although broad commercialization of light-delivered Internet could still be a couple years away.

Tridonic launches new LED drivers in Premium Series (PRE)05/02/2019
Elemental LED Executive Appointed to Board of Trustees for Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada04/02/2019
Deco Lighting Expands Lighting Portfolio with Skyler, D464 Juggernaut, and Evian04/02/2019
Tridonic announce upgrade for emergency lighting components04/02/2019
SSL industry puts light quality in its sights01/02/2019

A refreshed focus on light quality calls for the voices and views of LED lighting stakeholders to be acknowledged.

Signify's profits rise in the fourth quarter01/02/2019

Sales tumble again, and yearly income is down, but cost cutting has improved margins for the largest lighting company in the world.

STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Beyond the ‘cool’ factor, 3-D printing set to enable SSL customization01/02/2019

From materials to equipment requirements to SSL product development, Strategies in Light panelists will weigh in on the possibilities with 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing. Moderator Dr. Nadarajah Narendran comments on the capacity of 3-D printing to penetrate LED and SSL manufacturing.

DesignLights Consortium Provides a First Look at New Draft Performance Standards for Commercial LED Lighting01/02/2019
New AIA accredited course from Focal Point educates about light quality and human preference lighting31/01/2019
ComEd and Itron to Accelerate Development of Smart Cities in Illinois Through Smart Streetlight Program31/01/2019
St. Peter’s Basilica relights with LEDs30/01/2019

Osram turns on the new illumination at the world’s largest church, bringing its art and architecture out of the dark.

IES Annual Conference Call for Papers30/01/2019
Optoga AB releases fully integrated DALI 230VAC LED engine30/01/2019
Paradox Engineering: Smarter data and service management for truly Open Cities30/01/2019
North Carolina Energy Conservation Code Goes into Effect30/01/2019
Thorn Lighting & Zumtobel provide modern, high efficient lighting for University of Wales29/01/2019
Fulham Names Chris Veira to Head Distribution Sales and Harold Thompson to Head North American OEM Sales29/01/2019
Thorn deliver the perfect lighting solution for Crossrail Abbey Wood Station29/01/2019
NRC Announces New Franchise with Seoul Semiconductor29/01/2019
Delos reveals new headquarters with LED lighting meeting WELL and other certifications28/01/2019

Ketra LED luminaires deliver what the company calls Natural Light in the Delos facility via time-of-day-based programmable control and tunable spectrum.

NEMA publishes new outdoor SSL standards and guidelines28/01/2019

Association endorses LED usage in side-mounted, high-mast lighting, offers new installation guidelines for outdoor SSL products, and addresses tests of luminaires and controls.

First motorised luminaire with Dynamic Beam Shaping and smart wireless controls28/01/2019
Security, Simplicity, and Occupant Comfort Will Define the Building Control Systems Industry in 201928/01/2019
Zumtobel Lighting’s tunableWhite – the closest thing to daylight28/01/2019
Osram warns of a weak first quarter as it cuts jobs25/01/2019

Business transformation remains a costly proposition, especially amid trade conflicts and a soft automotive market.

LEDs Magazine rolls out newsfeed functionality25/01/2019

You may notice the LEDs Magazine website has had a little refresh today to update our content display a bit and make it easy to browse in both desktop and mobile environments.

Luminit LLC Announces Joint Venture with RiT Display for Next-Gen Automotive Optics25/01/2019
Environmental Lights and ERP Power Introduce MicroMax VIM25/01/2019
MaxLite earns patent for design of TriMax Vapor Tight fixture25/01/2019
LiteSheet Retrofits Virginia's Monitor-Merrimac Tunnel with Driverless, No Maintenance LED Luminaires25/01/2019
Access Fixtures Expands Line of No UV Products25/01/2019
Lamps Plus Rebrands Professional Trade Division to Lamps Plus Pros25/01/2019
Phoseon Technology Achieves 300 Patents, Affirming the Company’s Leadership Position in UV LED Curing Technologies25/01/2019
NanoLumens ENGAGE Series Display Helps Innisfree Cosmetics Store Compete With Next Door Neighbors In New York City25/01/2019
Three Environmental Lights Products Named as Finalists in 2019 Sapphire Awards25/01/2019
STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Strong services and distribution focus will sustain the SSL business22/01/2019

At Strategies in Light, sustainability analyst Jed Dorsheimer will present a view of the challenges and opportunities for the LED and lighting sectors. Here extends his perspective on the value proposition of SSL in the current business environment.

Building on best practices in smart C&I lighting18/01/2019

There’s a smarter lighting business to be built on a knowledge base that leverages industry standards, building codes, and regulations.

Employees say lighting affects their productivity18/01/2019
Survey reveals that there is at least a psychological effect, if not a biological one, in the workplace
WEB EXCLUSIVE: High-performance properties start with smart building technologies17/01/2019

Suppliers and specifiers must understand smart building objectives and outline a project-specific strategy in order to help business owners and property managers maximize their investment, says Kendell Clark.

Osram sells Sylvania Lighting Solutions16/01/2019

The sell-off of the company’s traditional North American service group is the latest organizational maneuver in Munich’s digital drive. More moves are expected.

French cucumber growers tune horticultural LED lighting from Signify for year-round production15/01/2019
Two greenhouses are the latest to tap lights from Signify with brightness levels and frequencies optimized for the vegetable.
GE Lighting expands Bluetooth-based smart SSL portfolio at CES 201914/01/2019

The C by GE residentially-targeted smart LED lighting portfolio was expanded at CES with the company adding full-color LED lamps along with smart switches and accessories.

Sapphire Awards finalists forge new paths in solid-state lighting14/01/2019

LEDs Magazine is pleased to announce the product finalists across 19 technology categories in the 2019 Sapphire Awards.

Signify adds voice controls to help you wake up and go to sleep11/01/2019

At CES in Las Vegas, Signify shows Hue lights instructed by Google Assistant to slowly dim at night and brighten in the morning.

Three business information opportunities you can’t miss at Strategies in Light11/01/2019

While Strategies in Light continues to bring the most extensive technical program to its conference audience, we musn't overlook the excellent business-building opportunities and information sessions that set the tone for a smart SSL strategy.

STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Panelists will draw attention to SSL regulations and rebates10/01/2019

Consultant David Shiller talks about the regulatory and rebate landscape that will be featured in a Strategies in Light panel discussion.

Fiat Chrysler installs connected SSL in Detroit-area auto factories (UPDATED)07/01/2019
Wireless controls operate autonomously to set LED light levels based on occupancy, and programmatic controls can set levels based on the needs of manufacturing line workers for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
Sapphire Awards Illumineer finalists bring SSL advances to light (UPDATED)07/01/2019
The LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program nears its annual finale, revealing the shortlist of 2019 Illumineer of the Year finalists.
Cree announces LED street light retrofit in quaint New England community (UPDATED)07/01/2019

SSL street light trends are clearly moving toward better quality of light and elimination of uplight and glare, and the Cree project, in conjunction with LightSmart Energy Consulting, delivers those benefits in Newburyport, MA.

Your turn: How will 2018 inform SSL industry activity in the coming year?04/01/2019

Talk to us about the state of LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) technology and business in 2019. We welcome your thoughts!

STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Analysts prepare to report on packaged LED activity and predictions at 2019 event04/01/2019

Analysts Philip Smallwood and Martin Shih discuss driving factors and challenges in the packaged LED market in advance of the upcoming global packaged LED market report and presentation at Strategies in Light.

LumiGrow horticultural LEDs enable genetics seed research at Miami University02/01/2019
Researcher Rob Baker uses a tunable SSL system to accelerate seed production across many Brassica rapa strains at the Miami University Department of Biology, leveraging horticultural lighting to learn how environmental stress factors impact gene expression.
Uncertainty looms over SSL sector, but pricing stabilizes (MAGAZINE)01/01/2019
Fortunately, I’m not a fortune teller. My crystal ball has never been that accurate from a business perspective. I’ve had my moments projecting technology wins.
Dubai frames up architectural lighting31/12/2018
The city’s giant Dubai Frame LED lighting installation dynamically changes colors with hardware and controls from Signify, Tryka, and Pharos.
IoT brings complex concerns to smart lighting systems28/12/2018

As smart lighting continues its advance into connected spaces and the IoT builds momentum, all interested parties must consider the integrity of the components and systems, as well as the data that they collect.

Crystal IS releases UV-C LED sterilization research, supplies commercial water faucet26/12/2018
Researchers verify that UV-C LED based water system delivers a 99.998% reduction of pathogen Legionella pneumophila, and now China-based Yuhuan Dafeng has launched a residential water faucet that integrates the tested SSL technology.
Osram adds more LEDs and VCSELs for biometric and machine scanning24/12/2018
The company is rapidly building a portfolio of both chip technologies, often for similar purposes, as it drives SSL into new digital applications.
Timeline of solid-state lighting trends backs up key themes at Strategies in Light21/12/2018

A look at the timeline of top stories that developed our perspective on the SSL market over several years reveals a roadmap leading to the latest Strategies in Light program.

Philips agrees to sell its ramped up VCSEL group20/12/2018
A month after announcing its third manufacturing doubling in as many years, Philips — yes, Philips — exits laser diodes. Bye-bye lighting for good now?
Osram taps powerline communications to deliver IoT lighting at Berlin supermarket19/12/2018

A pilot deployment of the company’s Lightelligence system at an Edeka store could boost powerline communications for connected smart lighting. Nokia’s involved, too.

LED business news: Patent skirmishes; executive moves, and Signify’s independent march17/12/2018

Signify continues its march away from Philips with share repurchases and a board change, while Seoul Semiconductor and Everlight continue their battle, Epistar and Nichia win IP rounds, and Cree and Leviton make executive changes.

LEDs Magazine top 20 stories of 2018 mark significant changes in solid-state lighting business17/12/2018

A disruptive transitional period in the SSL business has made itself apparent with many of the top articles viewed by our audience in 2018.

Department of Energy Solid-State Lighting program chief Jim Brodrick retires after leading LED market transformation14/12/2018
Jim Brodrick, who has led the DOE SSL program and helped accelerate the market transformation to LEDs in lighting, has retired and the industry awaits word of who will follow in the post.
LEDs Magazine shares top 5 media and social moments in 201814/12/2018

After I attempted and failed to get “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” out of my head, I decided to turn my attention to the top content and resources that we shared with you, our audience, in 2018.

Osram infrared LED tells growers when to harvest crops12/12/2018
Vineyards and grain farms can scan grapes and cereals with an infrared LED-equipped smartphone to analyze food, water, and sugar content, using spectroscopy.
STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT — Keynote marks the evolution of solid-state lighting from a designer’s stance12/12/2018
Strategies in Light keynote speaker Nancy Clanton links early SSL encounters with technology improvements that support designers’ goals for high-performance lighting which elevates the human experience.
Current adds to street light and IoT projects across Southern California10/12/2018
San Diego has added to it LED street-light portfolio and to sensor-enabled wireless controllers for a variety of public service applications, while a coalition of municipalities in the so-called Inland Empire have struck a unique financial deal to purchase street light assets from utilities and migrate to SSL.
Judging the value of industry developments for the Sapphire Awards07/12/2018

As the 2018 calendar slowly comes to a close, our team of industry experts is working hard on reviewing Sapphire Awards submissions.

STRATEGIES IN LIGHT SPOTLIGHT: Chasing rainbows — Does SPD hold the key to future LED performance?06/12/2018

Strategies in Light keynote speaker Eric Bretschneider delivers a fresh perspective on how the SSL industry might look beyond lengthy lab tests and develop confidence in predictive models that could be applied over and over, addressing a number of critical parameters.

Royal Philips ramps up its lighting business. Yes, that Philips.04/12/2018
Despite dumping LEDs and bulbs, the venerable Dutch giant doubles its capacity in modern light sources — VCSELs, that is.
LED business news: IP update on Eaton and Seoul; Forest moves to LEDvance03/12/2018
Eaton has settled a patent infringement action against other luminaire makers, while Seoul Semiconductor has expanded its IP action against retailer Fry’s; and MLS has made the move to combine Forest Lighting into its LEDvance business unit.
Buyout specialists eyeing LED technology giant Osram03/12/2018
Bain Capital is among the private equity firms that are interested in the LED and lighting technology specialist, and so are other types of companies, according to reports.
LED test and measurement focus shifts from lumens to color30/11/2018

Now that the LED and lighting industry has become accustomed to testing to lumen maintenance guidance, will new predictive models gain acceptance?

Holst and Fraunhofer claim world’s longest OLED29/11/2018
It rolled off the line at nearly 50 ft in a lower-cost production process that could now be ready for prime time.
Lumileds announces line of 2835 packaged LEDs for horticultural lighting applications28/11/2018

The Luxeon SunPlus 2835 LED portfolio includes monochromatic and phosphor-converted components that will support luminaire designs from single-channel broad-spectrum systems to multichannel tunable systems.

Strategies in Light celebrates 20th anniversary of bringing together LED and lighting industry supply chain27/11/2018

Conference co-chair Bob Steele observes how LED market forces have influenced the evolution of the Strategies in Light conference.

Prioritize photometrics in outdoor LED lighting retrofits27/11/2018

Outdoor LED lighting projects demand special considerations for visual acuity, uniformity, and environmental friendliness, and one-for-one replacement is not a given. David Etzler provides tips on photometrics for outdoor lighting design that, properly applied, will ensure customer satisfaction with the end results.

SALC moves toward a focus on LED light quality and less sky glow (MAGAZINE)27/11/2018

Connectivity and smart lighting remained a theme at the Street and Area Lighting Conference, but Maury Wright reports that outdoor light quality and protection of the dark sky were the more compelling topics at the 2018 event.

Develop connected lighting with integrated smart sensors27/11/2018

Jonathan Catchpole examines the sensing demands that will increasingly be required of SSL, and a module-based LED luminaire development approach for intelligent lighting and the IoT.

How smart lighting helped a property giant figure out expansion plans27/11/2018

Los Angeles-based CBRE was about to double the size of its Amsterdam office, until its smart lighting convinced the company otherwise. As Mark Halper discovers again, data could well become the new lighting. A few things must happen first.

Solid-state lighting controls light the way to WELL Building certification27/11/2018

Brent Protzman explains the impact of advanced lighting controls on the Light Concept area of WELL certification, which provides illumination guidelines to minimize disruption to the body’s circadian system, enhance productivity, and provide appropriate visual acuity.

LED and solid-state lighting technology and design must respect astronomical observatories27/11/2018

Exploring the potential – and literal – impact of near-Earth objects and the more serious purposes of observatories, Maury Wright considers the basis of dark-sky-friendly lighting design practices.

Packaged LED news: Samsung expands horticultural line; Luminus and Seoul announcements26/11/2018
Samsung has added full-spectrum white LEDs to its horticultural-lighting-targeted portfolio along with new blue, red, and far-red LEDs, and announced horticultural modules, while Luminus Devices touts CMH replacement and Seoul Semiconductor wins award for SunLike.
Shanghai switches on sprawling, waterfront LED lighting by Signify26/11/2018
The nearly mile-long white and colored illumination spans bridges, climbs landmark skyscrapers, and marks Signify’s largest-ever connected architectural lighting project.
Can smart lighting technology be one-size-fits-all?23/11/2018

Will there ever be a connectivity-technology takeover in smart lighting and building systems? Our latest webcast speaker, Ani Deodhar, weighs in from a network architecture vantage point.

Nearly a year-and-a-half after the standard, where’s the Bluetooth Mesh?16/11/2018
Don’t worry; it’s coming, backers of the wireless smart lighting technology reassure the LuxLive crowd.
Reader question brings hydroponics and aquaponics into the horticultural lighting mix16/11/2018

A recent question from one of our readers led us to follow up on a quick Q&A with Brandon Newkirk of smart horticultural lighting developer LumiGrow.

Electronica yields auto-centric LED demos from Osram, Everlight, Maxim, Infineon, and more16/11/2018
Biennial electronics industry event in Munich hosts LED Trends Forum and features many SSL-centric demos focused primarily on the automotive lighting application area; while Instrument Systems demos a new photometric test system.
LEDvance names Lawrence Lin as CEO to drive continued push into luminaires globally15/11/2018
Lawrence Lin, the former chairman of the LEDvance supervisory board and longtime MLS executive, has moved into the CEO role, taking over for the recently departed Jacob Tarn and becoming the third leader of the MLS-owned business inside one year.
Property managers want more use cases on circadian lighting14/11/2018
At LuxLive 2018, property specialists say they want to see more proof.
Acuity Brands forms rapid response team for IoT security breaches12/11/2018

The LED lighting specialist will dispatch the squad when an intrusion is even suspected.

Quick questions on human-centric lighting with Osram’s Lori Brock09/11/2018

Carrie Meadows chats with Lori Brock, head of innovation at Osram Americas, on human-centric lighting, the current state of research, and commercial developments that are under way.

ASABE releases horticultural lighting standards for testing LEDs and SSL modules08/11/2018

ANSI/ASABE S642 will enable LED and module manufacturers to have products tested in a standard manner, and SSL product developers to have a measured way to compare products from different manufacturers.

Osram regroups for digital pursuits as losses continue07/11/2018
The company’s high-tech transformation is picking up pace, and revenues inch forward. But there’s work to do before profits rebound. CEO Berlien recasts the business units.
GE agrees to sell SSL-focused Current to American Industrial Partners (UPDATED)06/11/2018

New York-based private equity firm American Industrial Partners or AIP will acquire Current, and together the duo will work to further Current’s push into the LED-centric smart lighting space and Internet of Things technologies.

TALQ Consortium hosts interoperability plugfest for smart city networks05/11/2018

Globally, cities are contemplating smart-city application deployment that can rely on networked LED-based outdoor lighting as a backbone, and the TALQ Consortium has demonstrated interoperability among software from multiple vendors at a Valencia, Spain plugfest.

Real estate industry takes the spotlight at LuxLive 201805/11/2018

Smart lighting will need the property industry’s backing if it is to really take off. It could be happening already, judging by next week’s annual exhibition and conference.

IoT experts address a burning question about smart building philosophy02/11/2018

Is it “smart” to give users much control of the systems in a networked commercial building? Our latest webcast speakers talk about their view on usability, functionality, and flexible lighting controls in smart buildings.

Signify builds bright facade at CWTC with Philips Color Kinetics LED lighting02/11/2018

Signify turns the 1000-ft+ China World Trade Center tower into a top-to-bottom ornamental light show.

Osram adds to IoT stable with software partnership for commercial property31/10/2018
An alliance with Rifiniti makes data-based workplace analytics available as an IoT service to Osram customers.
Future Designs reveals custom LED lighting scheme for UK Crossrail project29/10/2018

The primary lighting in new London-area Crossrail stations will rely on custom, high-output, uplight SSL fixtures that indirectly illuminate the space via reflective surfaces on walls and ceilings, creating a sense of spaciousness.

Signify cuts sales outlook — again29/10/2018

The transition to IoT lighting continues to come at a cost. There were bright spots in Signify's third-quarter results, but sales and earnings fell.

Secure your knowledge of smart buildings26/10/2018

In a couple of weeks, we’ll have a chance to gather intelligence from Arm's head of IoT solutions Aniruddha Deodhar once again on the topic of smart buildings and security.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Strategies in Light conference follows LED market drivers over 20 years25/10/2018

Over the course of 20 conferences, the Strategies in Light program has seen its share of changes. With his unique insight into the historic market research, conference co-chair Bob Steele draws patterns between the evolution of LED markets and the ways they have shaped the content of the event.

Lumileds adds 200-lm/W mid-power LEDs, enters Legrand tunable SSL partnership23/10/2018
The Luxeon 2835 HE mid-power LED family enables 2-step MacAdam ellipse developments, while Lumileds Matrix modules will be offered alongside Legrand drivers and controllers for turnkey tunable-white SSL product development.
Zumtobel brings new LED lighting excitement to German soccer stadium23/10/2018
Signify provides most of the lighting at Bayern Munich’s iconic Allianz Arena. But fan excitement strips and a sponsorship deal certify Zumtobel as the team’s best buddy.
A new Fulham module adds Bluetooth to luminaires19/10/2018
The small “bridge” can reside either inside or outside a fixture to wirelessly control dimming, color temperature, and other things in a mesh scheme.
EXTENDED DEADLINE - Why do we need programs like the Sapphire Awards?18/10/2018

We've extended our deadline to complete your Sapphire Awards entries and start on the path to professional recognition for your contributions toward advancing the solid-state lighting industry. Just what does that recognition mean in the grand scheme of the LED and lighting supply chain?

Osram is an IoT user, too, with new networked robots by Deutsche Telekom17/10/2018
Osram doesn’t just sell the IoT concept. It practices it. Wirelessly networked roaming robots will haul materials around a factory, making the most of sensors, data and the like.
Swedish lighting manufacturer Fagerhult agrees to buy Italy's iGuzzini16/10/2018
It's the latest in a series of mergers and acquisitions in the designer and architectural lighting market.
Halogen lighting wanes while LED lamps are on the rise12/10/2018

European energy-efficiency regulations are now in effect that will phase out many existing halogen lamp products, and the time is right to educate buyers and end users about the advances in LED lighting, says Simon Reed.

Indoor farming poses circuit protection challenges for LED-based horticultural lighting12/10/2018

Horticultural lighting fixtures face a daunting environmental challenge in indoor farming. Todd Phillips explains the basics of circuit protection for such product developments and regulatory testing requirements.

Spectral sensors enable LED horticultural lighting to increase crop yields for indoor farms12/10/2018

Horticultural LED products require careful design to deliver on performance needs. Markus Busz describes a closed-loop control architecture using spectral sensors to monitor and balance LED shifts, automatically adjust light output, and deliver optimal light recipes for indoor farms.

Packaged LEDs deliver significant gains in light quality, move towards chip-scale package future12/10/2018

Since our last roundup of packaged LEDs, color quality and performance has changed dramatically. While there are still many commodity low-end LEDs and glare in some products remains an issue, there are far more premium-quality LEDs on the market. At the same time, the SSL industry is moving toward enhanced mid-power packages and chip-scale package (CSP) technology for many applications and stretching quality improvements across the low-to-super-high-power sectors.

Signify gets Singapore hotel set up with IoT and central controls12/10/2018

Signify’s Interact IoT system improves heating and lighting efficiency at the five-star Swissôtel and tends to guests’ comfort — all while gathering data and keeping an eye on people via occupancy sensors. And as Mark Halper discovers, there is not a single Signify LED lamp or luminaire in sight. Once again, data is the new lighting.

The next wave in outdoor lighting is built on smart cities12/10/2018

With cost reductions and performance improvements already in play, outdoor lighting providers must now add value to networked lighting to enhance municipal safety and achieve sustainability goals, writes Martin Wittmann.

Recognize excellence and light quality in LED development and SSL system design12/10/2018

There is far too much disregard for the brilliant material science, manufacturing techniques, package technologies, and more that so many engineers — or what we often call illumineers — spend their long days bringing to fruition.

Lux webcast will address details and use cases of the DiiA's DALI-2 standard in smart solid-state lighting systems11/10/2018
The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance is hoping to ease the connectivity roadblock to broader smart SSL deployment with its newest version of the DALI-2 standard, and our colleagues at Lux will host a webcast on Oct. 18 that examines the new standard, support of control devices, certification of products, and more.
Important message from our editor on the Sapphire Awards09/10/2018

Chief editor Maury Wright summarizes the requirements for completing your Sapphire Awards entries by the October 19 deadline.

Osram LED module dynamically changes the color of car interiors09/10/2018
Jealous of your friend’s orange-hued dashboard, when you have only the standard blue? There’s hope.
Osram Opto joins the ISELED Alliance expanding the ecosystem for in-cabin auto lighting08/10/2018
The ISELED has defined RGB LED modules with an integrated controller that can deliver new SSL capabilities in an automotive cabin, including dynamic cabin lighting, roof lighting, and more, and Osram Opto Semiconductors has joined the alliance.
Invest an hour to expand your LED and lighting knowledge base exponentially05/10/2018

We hope you find educational value during the hour that you spend on attending a live LEDs Magazine webcast or fitting it in on demand as your schedule allows. Check out some of our upcoming webcasts on today's blog.

Osram launches building management tools, free of lights05/10/2018
The world’s second-largest lighting company takes another step in its high-tech transformation, and is starting to look a bit like an engineering firm — not far off its Siemens roots!
LED and smart lighting leader Acuity Brands sells Spanish lighting company Carandini04/10/2018
The LED and IoT lighting specialist quietly unloads the brand as it tries to keep its financial house in order during a $1B quarter. At least one other name has also vanished from the stable.
IoT theme pervades SALC, Eaton debuts a new LED street-light camera01/10/2018
The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference kicked off Monday in Orlando, FL, with a decided emphasis on connected lighting, the Internet of Things, and smart city movements.
The progress of outdoor LED lighting has been slow but controlled28/09/2018
The recurring theme of lighting controls is sure to carry the conversation at the upcoming Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC). But has that topic of discussion progressed? Carrie Meadows looks back to offer a view on how far LED lighting stakeholders have come.
Horticultural lighting news: LEDs spur lily growth in Holland, lettuce in Maryland27/09/2018
South Mountain MicroFarm has seen a 60% increase in lettuce yield using LED lighting in an aquaponic greenhouse application, while Dutch lily grower Together2Grow is using LEDs to supplement HPS lighting and boost yield.
Nestlé samples Zumtobel’s smart lighting at its HQ27/09/2018
The Swiss food giant tries an appetizer connecting floor lamps to heating and other systems. Will it move on to the next course?
Packaged LED news: Cree high-CRI COBs, Lumileds packages CSP with dome26/09/2018
New eTone options across Cree’s COB LED offerings deliver 90 CRI with no efficacy penalty, while Lumileds is harnessing the performance gains in its CSP technology to deliver new high-power packaged LEDs.
Smart lighting specialist Gooee gains IoT data privacy certification from independent test firm TÜV Rheinland25/09/2018
Germany’s TÜV Rheinland approves the smart lighting specialist for cloud services, reviewing it for products.
Gas Monkey Garage transitions show-car facility to Dialight LED lighting24/09/2018
The Dallas automobile garage made famous in the Discovery Channel Fast N’ Loud TV series now features an SSL installation from Dialight to highlight the show cars turned out by Richard Rawlings and his crew.
Visa Lighting plans to defend its use of Vital Vio continuous-disinfection LED technology against IP suit brought by Kenall Manufacturing24/09/2018
The Vital Vio-based continuous disinfection technology licensed by Visa Lighting is said by the parties to not infringe on IP originating with the University of Strathclyde and licensed in the US by Kenall Manufacturing.
Five things to know about the Sapphire Awards21/09/2018
As quality of light and application-specific features reach new levels, the LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards program team expects its best year so far. Here are five tips to optimize your submissions.
Luminus Devices announces new COB LED targeting horticultural lighting designs for legal cannabis20/09/2018

COB LED arrays will enable horticultural SSL form factors similar to HPS fixtures used broadly in indoor cannabis farms, and the LEDs will enable spectral options.

Atlanta moves ahead slowly with GE's Current in smart city project20/09/2018

GE’s Current is now collecting data from street lights, but the project remains in a pilot stage.

Osram doubles down on lasers, this time for facial recognition and medical imaging18/09/2018

The company continues to move beyond LEDs for general lighting and expands its laser-light-source offerings.

LED business news: Kenall vs. Vital Vio, Lunera falters, and Seoul vs. Everlight17/09/2018

Kenall Manufacturing files suit against Visa Lighting, targeting continuous disinfection products enabled by Vital Vio technology; a Chinese manufacturer alleges Lunera Lighting has defaulted on payments; and Seoul Semiconductor claims former employees illegally took trade secrets to Everlight Electronics.