Acuity Brands Announces Partnership With CIRCADIAN ZircLight
Acuity brands announced a partnership with CIRCADIAN ZircLight This business partnership includes licensing of CIRCADIAN ZircLight intellectual property, and a collaboration intended to accelerate commercialisation within North America of CIRCADIAN’s Zirc™ branded technology through Acuity Brands’ portfolio of indoor luminaires. Over the past five years, CIRCADIAN ZircLight has created... Read more
LEDiL Make Key Leadership Changes
Finnish LED secondary optics specialists make key changes to the leadership team. Petteri Saarinen has been appointed as the new CEO of LEDiL, Petteri Saarinen has more than 20 years of operational and international experience within several different companies.  His most recent position was in the Finnish inductive energy... Read more
Mark Major Recognised As Master At British RDI
Principal at Speirs + Major, Mark Major RDI has assumed the role of Master of the Faculty of Royal Designers for Industry, taking over from previous Master Tristram Carfrae RDI at a ceremony at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Major was made an RDI in 2012 for... Read more
Young People Rule Large Cities Are Passé
For young adults, a sustainable city means green areas, public transport running on renewable energy, recycling and affordable housing.  A new survey reveals young people don’t want to live in big cities and view overpopulation as one of the biggest challenges for future cities. Global trends and challenges, such... Read more
Sustainability Focus As ÅF Lighting Rebrand As Light Bureau
ÅF Lighting changes its name to Light Bureau and launches a new common brand with one name. Light Bureau is part of the engineering consultancy rebranded AFRY, formerly ÅF Pöyry, operating globally under the Business Area, Architecture and Design.  Light Bureau joined ÅF Lighting in 2017 and have since... Read more
Light Bureau Appoint Christopher Seider To Global Business Development Role
Christopher Seider joins award-winning lighting design and consulting agency Light Bureau, formerly ÅF Lighting and part of the AFRY group.  Light Bureau is a global market leader in the professional lighting design industry, collecting accolades for many projects worldwide. Mr Seider joins a multidisciplinary lighting department of over 100... Read more
Casambi Appoint Kari Mettälä  New CEO
Casambi established in 2011 has become a key pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).  Kari Mettälä now serves as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a move instigated by Founder Timo Pakkala, Casambi’s former CEO, who continues with the company in a product management role. Previously... Read more
Silvair Partners With OSRAM On Lighting Controls
Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks and a leading provider of qualified Bluetooth mesh solutions for lighting control, announced a technology partnership with OSRAM.  As part of the cooperation, Silvair will provide a robust wireless control technology for HubSense®, a new lighting control system from OSRAM. HubSense® is... Read more
New AMS Bid For OSRAM
Austrian AMS launches a second bid for OSRAM after the first attempt to form a European leader in sensors and lights failed.  AMS wants to combine its expertise in sensors with Osram’s in lights to develop package solutions for self-driving cars and industrial and smartphone applications. Read more
Latécoère, Signify and Huneed Technologies – LiFi Collaboration For Commercial Aircraft
Airline passengers have much to celebrate with this latest technology partnership and can look forward to cabin systems becoming truly connected.  Latécoère, a Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer partner, has announced an industrial scale-up of its LiFi technology in cooperation with Signify on its Trulifi technology and South Korean aerospace... Read more
Tridonic and NMB-Minebea Partner for Smart Cities
Strategic partnership to provide intelligent lighting solutions for Smart Cities Tridonic announced today the formation of a strategic partnership with NMB-Minebea-GmbH, which is part of the MinebeaMitsumi group, the major producer of machinery components and electronic devices. The partnership aims to develop intelligent outdoor lighting solutions for Smart Cities. ... Read more
Silvair X Zumtobel Collaboration in Poland
The innovative and unique Galicia Jewish Museum, located in Poland in Kraków’s Jewish district called Kazimierz, is a Polish registered charity.  Its mission is to commemorate Holocaust victims, promote the Jewish culture of Polish Galicia, and present Jewish history from different angles and new perspectives.   The Museum has overhauled... Read more
Celebrating Ingo Maurer 1932-2019
The design world mourns the loss of another iconic German designer this year, Ingo Maurer passed away on 21 October 2019 at 87 years old. Notoriously avant garde, Maurer and his Team are known for designing exceptional lighting and lighting systems.  His career began with an apprenticeship studying commercial... Read more
A New Lighting System For The Historic Centre Of Avila
The town of Avila is one of the most charming in Spain. In 1985, its historical centre, hidden behind powerful 12-metre high, 3-metre thick walls with 9 fortified gates and 88 towers, was declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The city has a long and noble history that began... Read more
Osram Sell Siteco Luminaries
Osram has found a new owner for the Siteco luminaires business in Stern Stewart Capital. Stern Stewart Capital intends to continue the current transformation approach. Separation from Osram gives Siteco entrepreneurial freedom. The cost situation is also improved with the elimination of previous Group structures. With the sale of... Read more
Zumtobel Group Partners With Technology Innovator Casambi For Wireless Lighting Control Solutions
The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and... Read more
NORKA Expands Its Business Activities
Specialist luminaire manufacturer NORKA acquires the Traffic & Industries division of Swareflex, a Swarovski Group company. It includes the development, manufacture and sale of lighting systems for road and tunnel lighting. For more than 70 years, NORKA has been developing technically advanced lighting solutions with a high protection rating,... Read more
Good Light Group Formed To Promote Nutritional Light
The Good Light Group, an international non-profit foundation to promote the importance of nutritional light on the well-being of people has been formed, on the 2019 International Day of Light (May 16th). Nutritional light is natural daylight or electric light, with beneficial effects on the human body and brain.... Read more
Osram Discloses Figures For The Second Quarter
Osram’s performance in the second fiscal quarter was as expected. Revenue on a comparable basis fell by 13.5 percent to 862 million euros in the period from January to the end of March. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 8.1 percent. As announced at that time, the decline was due... Read more
Signify Acquires Hong Kong Based WiZ Connected
Signify has agreed to acquire WiZ Connected, developers of the WiZ Wi-Fi-based connected lighting ecosystem. The addition of WiZ enables Signify to extend its potential in connectivity by stepping into the Wi-Fi-based smart lighting market. “We are very pleased to join forces with the teams of WiZ Connected who... Read more
Silvair Partners With LA Lighting As Bluetooth Mesh Ecosystem Continues To Grow
Silvair, a pioneer in mesh lighting networks, announces a partnership with LA Lighting, a leading American manufacturer of quality lighting products. Silvair facilitates the transition to wireless by providing lighting manufacturers with complete lighting firmware, as well as a set of commissioning tools that radically simplify and accelerate the... Read more
Fun Fibre Optics Announce Education Centre In Central London
‘Neuron Pod’ is a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure that has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus. The launch of the giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre, in London’s East End, was marked by a... Read more
Light Collective Launch Celebratory Project Women In Lighting
Light Collective are pleased to announce their new project called Women in Lighting. Aiming to be launch on International Women’s day in 2019, it is a celebratory project that will set out to create an inspirational digital platform for women working in the architectural lighting industry to promote their... Read more
The Majority of Europeans Want Better Workplace Lighting
Results from a pan-European survey reveal that current lighting in the workplace is not satisfying end-users and their needs, while at the same time it has a big impact on productivity and human well-being. The survey, conducted as part of the Repro-light project, engaged with 1100 workers across Germany,... Read more
Experience Lighting Before You Buy With Virtual Reality
How do you visualise the right light for your store or city before you buy? Signify is now helping its customers do just this with the help of apps that provide an experience, showcasing the possibilities for lighting using virtual reality (VR). Now customers can step into a virtual... Read more
TiL Report: Modern Lighting Audits
LED products quality assurance has been discussed a lot in the last several years. Many standards and system solutions were developed to control the lighting product quality. Lamp manufacturers and end-users has been usually focusing on better product performance, efficacy and product compliance. This paper provides a detailed description... Read more
TiL Report: Human Centric Lighting – Quo Vadis by DI Johannes Weninger
Lighting technology goes through a time of groundbreaking changes these days. The extensive application of the compact digital light source LED facilitates the generation of dynamic lighting scenarios with varying intensities, spectra and luminous intensity distributions and the implementation of new lighting designs for personal visual, biological and emotional... Read more
EU Circular Economy Policies are Impacting Lighting Product Design and Business Models
By Ourania Georgoutsakou, Secretary General, LightingEurope. The EU is driving change to achieve its vision for a Circular Economy through a combination of strategies and regulations that address a product’s entire life cycle. New requirements are emerging addressing such diverse issues as the quality and variety of the plastics... Read more
The Evolution of the Workspace
The workspace of the 21st century is constantly evolving. With a new generation of workers eschewing traditional working models for flexibility and independence, they now demand a workplace not just for productivity, but for improving their wellness and community too. According to new research released today by global hospitality... Read more
Fagerhult Set To Acquire iGuzzini By The End Of 2018
Fagerhult has signed a Letter of Intent with the shareholders of iGuzzini to acquire 100% of the shares of iGuzzini. They now have exclusivity to conduct a customary due diligence and are aiming to sign a Share Purchase Agreement before the end of 2018. The finalising of the transaction... Read more
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets
Fake Moon ‘Eight Times Brighter Than The Real Moon’ To Illuminate City Streets Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing “illumination satellites” which will shine in tandem with the real mooon, but are eight times brighter. According to China Daily the artificial moon will have a reflective... Read more
Amsterdam’s Light Festival Puts Van Gogh’s Starry Night In A New Light.
Every year, innovative and high-end artworks by international and national artists, designers and architects light up the city centre of Amsterdam during Amsterdam Light Festival. The seventh edition takes place from 29 November, and this year thirty artists, designers and architects from sixteen countries share their interpretation of the... Read more
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business
Osram Initiates Sale Of Its Luminaires Business The management board of Osram has decided to divest its luminaires business. “Thanks to numerous measures, the earnings position of the Lighting Solutions business unit has stabilized significantly, therefore allowing us to initiate an organized sales process. This will result in a... Read more
“We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.”
We’ve Sent an Algorithm Across Different Countries In Order to Get a Perfect 3D Moebius.” The Paranormal Unicorn is an audio-visual artist collective that specialises in stage design, based in Vienna, Austria. The group was founded in 2011 with an aim to create striking content and immersive installations for... Read more
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research
NASA Taps Osram to Support its Food Production Research Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced it is providing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) with a customized version of its proprietary connected horticulture research lighting system, Phytofy RL. The smart lighting software, coupled with a unique... Read more
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer
Historic Attractions and Modern Architectural Marvels: 10 Places to Visit at Night this Summer Advancements in illumination technology are allowing lighting designers to bring new life to historic attractions and modern architectural marvels after the sun sets. Lumileds and MG Tour Company put together the 10 must-see destinations at night.... Read more
UNESCO’s Inaugural Day of Light is Just What it Should Be
UNESCO’s Inaugural Day of Light is Just What it Should Be by Rogier van der Heide What was launched as “the Year of Light” in 2015, is now an annual “Day of Light”: the UNESCO’s effort to draw attention for the incredible importance of light in the life of... Read more
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It?
The Final Curtain For Entertainment Lighting As We Know It? The European Union is considering new regulations on the sale of lighting fixtures that come into effect in 2020. The Ecodesign regulations would ban the sale of lighting fixtures that do not meet a set standard of energy efficiency... Read more
OpenAIS Consortium Will Present Its Project Results In Eindhoven on May 23rd
OpenAIS Consortium Will Present Its Project Results In Eindhoven on May 23rd Over the past three years a consortium of leading European companies worked on a project called OpenAIS.  Partly funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 program, the project was established to address the challenges of the... Read more
Lucid to Join Acuity Brands
Lucid to Join Acuity Brands Will collaborate to create the first end-to-end SaaS building intelligence platform. OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lucid, provider of the most comprehensive SaaS intelligence platform for building operations, today announced it has been acquired by Acuity Brands, Inc (NYSE:AYI), a leading... Read more