20170129_we-ef

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 […]

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Lighting in new DC area homes will feature Amazon voice controls

The IoT rises as the Alexa system will also let people verbally boss around thermostats, window blinds, door locks, and all sorts. In another example of the property business pushing into smart lighting, home construction company Brookfield Residential said it is building smart homes in the Washington, DC area featuring voice control of lights and […]

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Lighting business is getting ugly, says top analyst

Dorsheimer – named as one of the 10 most influential people in lighting – warned an audience at the Strategies in Light conference in Santa Clara, California today that ‘the first step to fixing a problem is to admitting that you have one.’ Leading lighting analyst Jed Dorsheimer says the sector is at a crucial […]

20170108_business

LED business news: Seoul Semiconductor, Nichia, and CES Las Vegas

The latest LED business news roundup covers executive appointments at Seoul Semiconductor, new technology demos by LEDvance and Osram at CES, and the most recent IP actions by Nichia. Seoul Semiconductor has announced that Andreas Weisl has assumed the role of CEO for Seoul Semiconductor GmbH based in Munich, while also adding Mark McClear in […]

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Eight Things to Know Before Upgrading Sports Hall Lighting

The best sports halls need high performance lighting if users are to achieve their greatest sporting potential. Here are eight things you need to know before you make any upgrades, eight points considered to be crucial when lighting a sports hall by expert Colin Lawson of Tamlite Lighting. 1) Design for high impact  Any lighting specified for sports halls […]

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The LIA Laboratory

The LIA Laboratory is Europe’s largest independent test laboratory dedicated to lighting. We have over 30 years’ experience in lighting product testing and a reputation for reliability, accuracy and affordability. We are considered the number one centre of knowledge to the lighting industry. The LIA Laboratory services goes beyond the usual. We offer our clients […]

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Studio City, China

illumination Physics was chosen as the sole lighting designer and supplier for the façade of the grand Studio City resort in Macau. With nods to Hollywood glamour and the era of Art Deco, the lighting aims to engage with its surroundings while offering dramatic, eye-catching effects. Studio City Macau is a Hollywood-themed resort offering a […]

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Orlight Announces New Venture in Middle East

(UAE) – New sole agency agreement to deliver technical, commercial and project management support from specifier to site. As of the 1 October 2016, Orlight will enter into a sole agency agreement covering the Middle East. Situl Jetha, Design Director at Orlight, is responsible for the development of this venture. “We are extremely excited about the opportunity […]

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Flos appointed new CEO for USA

Jack Schreur steps into the role of CEO of Flos USA, a subsidiary of Flos. Italian lighting company, Flos has announced that beginning September 2016, Jack Schreur will step into the role of CEO of its Flos USA subsidiary. He will oversee all North American Flos Group—Flos USA and Lukas Lighting—operations. Schreur succeeds Jan Vingerhoets […]