LightingEurope and IALD issue position paper on human-centric lighting

Seeking both to ensure a unified understanding of the meaning of human-centric lighting or HCL and guide deployment, LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers have defined expected benefits, typical enabling technologies, and potential applications. In a jointly-issued position paper, LightingEurope and the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) have attempted to place a […]


Osram completes LEDvance sale to Chinese consortium for €500 million

The Munich giant takes another big step out of the rough-and-tumble bulb business. Meanwhile, new co-owner MLS is expected to provide LEDvance with better chip pricing. With regulatory concerns now cleared in three countries, Osram has completed the sale of its LEDvance lamps group to an investor-led Chinese consortium for around €500 million ($529 million), […]


LED Drivers and IC Optoelectronic Components to Double in Revenue by 2023

Companies such as Nichia Corporation, Avago Technologies, Infineon Semiconductors N.V., and OSRAM have all shown a high level of interest in strategic business alliances in the form of mergers and acquisitions in the optoelectronic components market, finds Transparency Market Research (TMR) in a new study. Additionally, there already exist a large number of regional optoelectronic […]


LEC Lyon turns 40

(France) – French lighting manufacturer to release art publication in March 2017, marking first 40th birthday celebration. French lighting manufacturer LEC Lyon has announced celebration plans for its 40 year anniversary. In 1977, LEC focussed all its energy on LED technology; a gamble which paid off when it came to meeting strict specifications for reliability, energy […]


Tridonic expands into North America

(USA) – Tridonic sets up new New York office and direct sales team to support customers in North America market. Tridonic, a global provider of smart and efficient lighting solutions, is opening a new office in Highland, New York to serve the North American market with smart solutions and for IoT applications. The company headquartered […]


Street lights will learn from the bigger picture in IBM, Echelon IoT partnership

Watson cognitive computing will combine external and streetlight data to optimize lighting for public safety, traffic, energy, you name it. Controls company Echelon Corp. has teamed with IBM’s Watson Internet of Things group to help optimize streetlight operations by analyzing data collected both from the lighting infrastructure as well as from external sources. Echelon said […]


Acoulite adds John Cullen Lighting to portfolio

(UAE) – John Cullen Lighting to celebrate 35th anniversary with new Dubai office opening.  Acoulite has announced its partnership with John Cullen Lighting in the UAE. Acoulite is known for providing designer products for its clients, including: FLOS, FUTURE Designs and Tom Dixon so it was only natural that it teamed up with John Cullen Lighting to work with […]


Philips acquires French Li-Fi company

The Dutch lighting giant quietly picked up Luciom late last year, and has already moved it to Eindhoven. Holland’s Philips Lighting has quietly acquired a small French company specializing in visible light communications (VLC) in a move believed to be aimed at boosting Philips’ capabilities in Li-Fi, the light-based technology expected to provide Wi-Fi-like two-way […]


WE-EF joins Fagerhult Group

(Sweden) – Change of ownership expected to streamline organisational structure with the aim to expand WE-EF brand, product portfolio and global sales. Exterior lighting specialist WE-EF has announced that its shareholders and joint venture partners have chosen to join the Stockholm-based Fagerhult Group. This change towards centralised ownership is expected to pave the way for a […]


Philips Sells 80.1% Shares of Lumileds to Apollo Global Management

Royal Philips announced that it has signed an agreement to sell an 80.1% interest in Lumileds, a leading supplier of LED components and automotive lighting, to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries: “Apollo”). Philips will retain the remaining 19.9% interest* in Lumileds. An analyst […]