Lucifer Lighting Opens New York City Pop-Up Showroom

San Antonio-based Lucifer Lighting has opened a 3,000 square foot pop-up showroom for the month of June in New York City’s SoHo. Located at 362 West Broadway, visits can be scheduled by appointment Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturdays from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. using the following email: popup@luciferlighting.com. […]


Osram buys LED Engin; Nitride sues RayVio; and Future allies with ERP

Osram will acquire San Jose-based LED Engin while Nitride Semiconductor has sued RayVio, and ERP Power signed a global distribution agreement with Future Lighting Solutions. In the latest LED business roundup, Osram has announced an agreement to acquire LED Engin, a manufacturer of packaged LEDs that typically integrate multiple emitters including products with as many […]


SAE adds new standards for LED-based automotive lighting

The use of LEDs for automotive lighting exterior applications was introduced in the early 1990s. In the last two decades, major efforts in technology development for automotive lighting have been centered on adopting LEDs and laser diodes (LD), and on increasing the benefits of using these light sources. The SAE International Lighting Standard Committee is […]


European installers avoiding wireless lighting controls

While the US makes strides, concerns linger in EMEA over interoperability and battery life, an Osram business developer says. HAMBURG – European installers continue to largely avoid wireless lighting controls because they are concerned about interoperability, battery life and other issues – even though wireless offers many benefits over wired systems, an Osram boss said […]


As reports surface again that GE Lighting is for sale?

With word spreading anew that General Electric is preparing to sell its lighting division, it is looking like Chinese-owned, London-based lighting company Feilo Sylvania could step in as a new owner in some capacity, with a Hungarian connection. As LEDs has mentioned several times over the last couple of years (here, for example), GE appears interested […]


Japan Lighting Fair 2017 was a success

The Japan Lighting Manufacturers Association and Nikkei Inc. held their 13th international lighting exhibition, Lighting Fair 2017, from March 7thto March 10th this year at the Tokyo Big Sight International Exhibition Hall. The four-day event saw great success with an attendance of over 70,000 people from various industries spanning architectural design, electric work and installation, retailers, […]


B&Q issues massive recall for lamps that fall to pieces

B&Q has issued an urgent alert over 43 products, including table lamps and ceiling fittings, that have been labelled as potentially dangerous. It involves two types of shade ring that have been found to be defective . The alert follows an earlier warning in February when the firm identified 25 different light fittings that had been made […]


Cree and San’an Cooperate

Cree and San’an Optoelectronics will form a joint venture to produce mid-power LEDs for general illumination applications, while Osram begins shipping advanced auto-targeted LEDs and Vishay has new amber, red, and yellow components. The Cree and San’an announcement marks at least the fourth strategic move by Cree to address the momentum of mid-power LEDs in […]


Samsung Electronics completes acquisition of HARMAN

Samsung acquires parent to Martin Professional – provider of lighting solutions for theatre and architectural applications – in $8b deal. Samsung Electronics has announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (HARMAN). The automotive and consumer electronics company has been purchased by Samsung in a deal worth approximately eight billion dollars in cash. […]