20171204_iald

IALD and LUCI Sign Friendship Agreement

On October 14, 2017, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and LUCI (Lighting Urban Community International) signed a Friendship Agreement between the two organizations during the IALD Enlighten Americas conference in Denver. Victor Palacio, IALD President, and Mark Burton-Page, LUCI General Director, signed the agreement. The document highlights the common goals of the two associations and their recognition […]

20171118_osram

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything […]

20170917_leddartech

Osram takes 25% stake in LiDAR technology firm LeddarTech

Osram of Munich, Germany has made an investment (in the mid double-digit million euros range) to acquire a strategic 25.1% stake in LeddarTech Inc of Québec, Canada, which was founded in 2007 and has developed patented Leddar LiDAR sensing technology integrated into semiconductors and sensor modules for self-driving cars and driver assistance systems. LeddarTech specializes […]

20170818_trillium

Trillium buys CanBusHack

“The addition of CanBusHack’s Red Team and penetration testing expertise is a perfect fit for Trillium, and adds to our already robust range of cybersecurity products, services and training capabilities,” says Trillium CEO, David M. Uze, “now, in addition to providing customers with tools and systems to ward off cyber-attacks, we can also help identify […]

20170816_intu

Retail mall giant trials power-line IoT control

One of Britain’s biggest shopping mall operators is experimenting with power-line communications as a platform for connecting its lighting to the Internet of Things. Amid all the recent talk about Bluetooth, ZigBee, visible light communications, and Power over Ethernet as communication channels for IoT lighting, it’s easy to forget there’s a ubiquitous infrastructure already in […]

20170810_US

Energy Department Invests $8 Million in Lighting R&D

The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding for seven R&D projects that will support key scientific advancements in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. The projects will help accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) lighting products that can significantly reduce energy costs for American families and businesses by using […]

20170808_EU

European Union organization says LEDs have no direct adverse health effect

The European Union (EU) Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) has published a lengthy draft report entitled “Potential risks to human health of LEDs.” The overall conclusion in the report states. “The Committee concludes that there is no evidence of direct adverse health effects from LEDs in normal use (lighting and displays) […]

20170827_LnB

Light + Building 2018 trains its sights on safety and security technology

The great expertise of the house and building automation product segments is to be brought together with power-led safety and security technology in Hall 9.1 for the first time at Light + Building 2018. This will create a focal point, a centre for integrated building-services technology, which offers visitors a complete overview of the entire […]