TRILUX Launch Pay Per Use
TRILUX recently launched the Pay Per Use concept whereby it is possible to rent lighting instead of purchasing. TRILUX offer to finance your lighting in a capital-friendly and balance-neutral manner through monthly instalments, also including a consumption-related tariff. There are no investment costs.  With pay per use, the latest... Read more
Intel Becomes New Member Of EPIC
Intel Corporation, the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer, becomes member of EPIC, the leading photonics industry association this recognises EPIC’s contribution to photonics integrated circuits. What Is Silicon Photonics? Silicon Photonics is a combination of two of the most important inventions of the 20th century, the silicon integrated circuit... Read more
UV Disinfection At Heathrow
Heathrow has introduced a cleaning robot which uses ultraviolet (UV) light to kill bacteria and viruses in a bid to make the airport safer in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  The robot patrols the UK’s largest airport at night eliminating viruses in a bid to reduce the risk to... Read more
Germany To Ban Dusk Floodlights
Germany is planning to ban floodlights from dusk for much of the year as part of its bid to fight a dramatic decline in insect populations.  In a draft law, the country’s environment ministry has drawn up a number of new measures to protect insects, ranging from partially outlawing... Read more
Eaton Quits Europe, Middle East And Africa
Eaton is quitting the lighting market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and closing the 50,000 square metre former Cooper Lighting and Safety plant in Doncaster, UK, which it acquired in 2012. Luminaires for commercial, retail, education and industrial applications are designed and manufactured at the site, which... Read more
Luger Research Joins Good Light Group
Recently Luger Research joined as participant of the Good Light Group.  Luger Research publishes the bi-monthly magazine “LED professional Review” and the bi-weekly “LED professional Newsletter”.  Organisers of the “LED professional Symposium +Expo” and “Trends in Lighting Forum &Show” from 2010 to 2019, and this year premieres the first... Read more
Samsung And Microsoft Announce Digital Collaboration
The EU Green Deal ensures smart buildings remain a priority for the world’s biggest technology companies. This week, Samsung and Microsoft announced a global collaboration focused on digitally transforming the real estate development and property management industries. “This collaboration, combining smart appliances and digital cloud technologies, aims at helping... Read more
Osram Acquisition Approved
Ams announced successful closing of the OSRAM acquisition, aiming to create a global leader in sensor solutions and photonics.  Ams is a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions. The takeover offer has been fully settled and the offer price paid to the holders of the tendered shares.... Read more
PLDC Terminates All Business
The organisers of PLDC, the VIA group based in Germany announced this week the termination of all activities.  The statement from the organisers: “Dear friends and colleagues, With great regret, we have to inform you, that VIA has to terminate all business at the current stage.  All social media... Read more
Luminaire Broker Moves Into Europe And The US
Luminaire Broker announced updates to help improve and transform the way lighting is specified and improve engagement within the lighting market. The platform has introduced Circular Lighting principles within the application, which reflects Arup’s commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  New questions within the Luminaire... Read more
GL Optic Joins Good Light Group
GL OPTIC has joined as a member of the Good Light Group. GL Optic is an innovative Polish-German manufacturer of precise light measuring instruments and solutions for general lighting, electronic, automotive and scientific applications. GL OPTIC is very much focused on supporting good light with measurement equipment for the... Read more
Acuity Brands And Ushio Partner For UV Light Module
Acuity Brands have signed a strategic alliance agreement with Ushio America, to bring the powerful germicidal technology (Care222 UV disinfection module)  to North American customers. The Care222 lamp module uses filtered excimer lamps to generate 222nm far-UVC light, will inactivate viruses and bacteria, as well as protect public areas.... Read more
General Electric Exit Lighting
After nearly 130 years in business and a series of breakthrough innovations that shaped the way we light up our homes, General Electric has sold its lighting division to the US-based market leader in smart homes, Savant, for a reported US$250 million(£198 million). While a licensing agreement means that... Read more
ILP And International Nighttime Design Initiative Announce Collaboration
The Institution of Lighting Professionals and the International Nighttime Design Initiative announce friendship agreement.  From the 16 May 2020, the International Day of Light, the two associations announced they would work in a spirit of collaboration on their mutual aims regarding urban nighttime issues: lighting and design knowledge sharing,... Read more
Luminaire Broker Press Forward With Ambitious Platform
This week saw updates to Luminaire Broker.  The application to improve and transform the way specify lighting is specified and engage with the lighting market. Circular Lighting principles are now available within the application. “This reflects our continued commitment to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within... Read more
Osram Takeover On Track
AMS report the Osram acquisition is fully on track. The company plans to pay for the Osram shares tendered under its takeover offer largely with the proceeds of its 1.75 billion Swiss franc (1.66 billion euros) capital increase, its finance chief said. The 4.4 billion euros bridge loan for... Read more
AMS Still Trying To Raise Cash For OSRAM Takeover
AMS shares fell below the price at which the Austrian sensor maker is raising new equity, in the latest hurdle to its planned purchase of German lighting group OSRAM. Austria’s AMS began offering new shares at 9.20 Swiss francs ($9.71) on Monday, hoping for proceeds of 1.75 billion Swiss... Read more
City of Stockholm Joins TALQ
The TALQ Consortium is seeing an increasing interest in its Partner Programme currently. Various cities worldwide have not only included TALQ-Compliance as a requirement in their public tenders, but are also demanding closer collaboration in order to be able to better understand and influence the TALQ Specification in line... Read more
KSLD | EFLA Lighting Design Moves To New HQ
KSLD was established in 1989, and has built a strong reputation in a wide range of areas over the last three decades.  It boasts an extensive portfolio of award-winning lighting design projects, both locally and internationally. KSLD joined EFLA Consulting Engineering in November 2018.  KSLD, the EFLA Lighting Design... Read more
DW Windsor Acquires PULSAR Light
DW Windsor announced the acquisition of PULSAR through an asset purchase agreement (APA).  PULSAR is a Cambridge-based British designer and manufactuere of architectural lighting and control systems. PULSAR, founded in 1966, have a long history in architectural lighting and are best known for their international projects using professional, powerful... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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