Signify Opens New Factory for Light Sources and Luminaires in China, Its Biggest in the World
Image: Bayi Square in Nanchang, capital of Jiangxi province. Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, today announced the opening of its biggest LED lighting manufacturing site in the world in Jiujiang, Jiangxi Province, China. The new factory of Signify’s joint venture company Zhejiang Klite Lighting Holdings Co.,... Read more


TrendsIndustry News September 21, 2022

The US Department of Energy announced the launch of the next phase of their L-Prize, the Prototype Phase, which will include some new enhancements and participation opportunities for industry with a $2 million prize pool. This is an opportunity for lighting designers, manufacturers, and innovators to advance the U.S.... Read more
Jubilee June
Dornbirn, Austria – As a way of thanking its long-serving employees for a combined total of about 4,000 years of loyalty to the company, the Zumtobel Group held a jubilee celebration on 10 June 2022. 195 employees of the Zumtobel Group and its brands celebrated the occasion at a... Read more
Latest BRE Planning For Daylight And Sunlight Issued
This latest BRE guide gives advice on site layout planning to achieve good sunlighting and daylighting, both within buildings and in the open spaces between them. It is intended to be used in conjunction with the interior daylight recommendations for new buildings in the British Standard Daylight in buildings,... Read more
Signify Strengthens Agricultural Operations
Signify to acquire Fluence whose complementary technology and market segments complement Signify’s existing horticultural lighting operations. “We’re excited to announce that we’re acquiring Fluence, strengthening our agricultural lighting business, one of our main growth platforms. It also further underlines the strategic importance of the North American market to our... Read more
Signify Launches Virtual Center Of Excellence
Singapore – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, this November announced the launch of its first global virtual horticulture knowledge center. The center will provide profound research insights and advanced lighting solutions for growers in Singapore and the region that will help Singapore and Asia produce local,... Read more
Luminii Acquires London-based Precision Lighting
Luminii Expands Global Presence While Bringing New Product Innovation to its Growing Roster of Architectural Lighting Solutions These two acquisitions bolster Luminii’s focus on product miniaturization and modularization, in addition to creating a new category of highly customizable remote-control lighting Luminii, a Chicago-based manufacturer of industry-leading specification-grade architectural LED... Read more
London’s Illuminated River Thames
How To Be Brilliant explores London’s Illuminated River Thames.  This lunchtime virtual talk takes place on 24 September with Illuminated River lighting designers, Jonathan Gittins and Elga Niemann, from Atelier Ten, to learn more about the design process and technical challenges that have been overcome in bringing the world’s longest public artwork... Read more
Impact Of Home Lighting Published
Cosmin Ticleanu recently published his paper in the Lighting Research and Technology special issue on lighting and health: “Impacts of home lighting on human health” Typical home lighting practice is mainly centred on visual aspects to enable safe movement between spaces, flexibility in multiuse spaces, a sense of aesthetics... Read more
Disappointing Recycling Rates
Recolight has commissioned a detailed analysis to assess the recyclability of waste luminaires.  The results show that over 83% of a typical batch of luminaires can be recycled. To perform the analysis, Recolight contracted SWEEEP Kuusakoski, based at Sittingbourne in Kent, to treat a mixed sample of 3 tonnes... Read more
Chromatic Launches
Nick Albert, MIES and Lauren Dandridge have partnered together to form Chromatic, Inc.  An architectural lighting design practice based in Los Angeles, California “This company is my love letter to lighting design and in it I am placing my hope and efforts for creating the kind of lighting community... Read more
Lichtvision Design Opens Shanghai
Last week saw Lichtvision Design open their Shanghai Office and expand their footprint into the mainland. “Having been active in the Asian market for over 15 years and establishing our Hong Kong office almost 10 years ago, this was a logical next step to take,” comments Clemens Seipelt , Regional Director... Read more
TRILUX Partner With Smart Building Specialist Wtech
Arnsberg, July 2021 – Future-proof properties have a powerful building management system that brings together, monitors and controls all trades. In order to simplify the integration of lighting into the hardware and software infrastructure of digitalised buildings, TRILUX is in-vesting in the IT expert wtec. The company specialises in... Read more
Light Bureau IALD Award Of Excellence Winners
Light Bureau receives the Award of Excellence at the 38th annual International Lighting Design Awards for the lighting design at the historic Kungsträdgården in Stockholm, Sweden. Kungsträdgården is one of the oldest remaining public parks in the city of Stockholm, dating back to the 1700s. Originally reserved for the... Read more
Fagerhult Acquires Seneco
To strengthen connectivity offering for outdoor environments, the Fagerhult Group has acquired the remaining 80% shares in Seneco A/S. Seneco is a Danish lighting connectivity company founded in 2010. The system consists of a full wireless product range for outdoor luminaires, connected to the system is also an online... Read more
Lighting Event Schedule Clash
Light + Building 2022 and LEDucation NYC 2022 are set to take place at the same time.  Light + Building is planned for 13-18 March 2022 and promises to cover, “Intelligent. Future-proof. Trend-predicting”  themes, linked by the subjects of dynamic digitalisation and sustainability. LEDucation is planning to go ahead... Read more
Retrolux And Maxlite Partner
MaxLite, a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions, and Retrolux, the fastest-growing lighting project development and implementation software platform, have announced a new partnership that will introduce the MaxLite product portfolio to ESCOs, electrical contractors, and other clients using the Retrolux platform. Retrolux’s award-winning smart energy software makes it... Read more
LED Lighting And Strawberry Production
Fluence by OSRAM , a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial cannabis and food production, announced today its ongoing research at Delphy Improvement Centre, an independent institute and expert in food and flowers located in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, studying how Fluence’s LED lighting solutions impact... Read more
AFRY To Advise On Sustainable Energy
AFRY to advise on sustainable energy projects for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development AFRY has been selected as one of the framework consultants to provide the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with advisory services on project preparation stages for the coming three years. In 2019, the... Read more
ILP Members Fasttrack CLCS Cards
Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. In most cases applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction... Read more
Luminaire Broker Celebrates First Year
March saw the one year anniversary since the launch of Luminaire Broker. Who could have predicted the disruption to businesses and livelihoods.  Despite this ambitious launch in a global pandemic the platform has been a success.   Luminaire Broker is a tool to facilitate communication between specifiers and lighting equipment... Read more
Build Back Better Awards Launch
Build Back Better have recently launched an exciting new initiative to champion and celebrate innovation in the built environment. Using a three tier rating system to give independent and authoritative endorsement to outstanding developments in sectors including lighting, electrical, building services, modular construction and architecture so that specifiers can... Read more
Renovation Wave
18 national associations and their European-level association, representing Europe’s lighting manufacturing companies (1000 companies, 80% of which are SMEs) are urging companies to put renovation, including of the lighting installations, at the heart of national recovery and resilience plans. Requesting prioritisation of investments and policy stimuli that will accelerate... Read more
Mercury Phase-Out Nearly Complete
LightingEurope members have been working with the lighting value chain and customers since Dec 2018 when the EU phase out timetable for mercury lamps was voted by member states. LightingEurope is supporting the EU’s objective for a smooth transition to substitutes and alternative technologies to ensure users understand their... Read more
Light On The Brain Webinar
Women in Lighting are hosting Dr Shelley James on her mission to share the latest research and, more importantly, practical solutions, so that you can stop your lighting harming your children and help them to learn at home.  Dr Shelley James will share some of the latest research on... Read more
Lighting Policy Paper
Dr Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska is a Practising Lighting Architect, Researcher & Educator and recently shared the findings from a new paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  The journal investigates the transdisciplinary framework between the research, practice, production, policy-making and planning of lighting. The agenda for... Read more
Nulty Appoint New Associate Lighting Designer
International lighting design practice, Nulty appoints Gary Thornton as the associate lighting designer at their London office. Thornton has extensive knowledge of the lighting industry and has previously been responsible for the delivery of an array of exciting projects, from Bluewaters Island, Dubai to The Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto.... Read more
Honeywell And Signify Collaborate
Signify, world leader in lighting, and Honeywell a global leader in connected buildings, announced a strategic alliance to deploy integrated lighting solutions for commercial buildings. Together, the companies aim to improve the occupant experience, focusing on productivity and well-being and to reduce energy consumption. The collaboration integrates Signify’s Interact connected lighting... Read more
Good Light Helps Prevent Winter Slump
The holidays are over, it’s cold and dark, we prefer to sit inside. Nevertheless, you need a daily portion of good light: it makes you more energetic, happier, and healthier. Make sure that you go outside for a good amount of time every day and that you also have... Read more
SLL President’s Medal Winner Announced
The SLL President’s Medal was awarded to Henrik Clausen.  Outgoing winner Jim Shove referenced Henrik’s career in lighting to date, including his time as Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark and his time as a board member of the Danish Illuminating Society. Henrik has dedicated much of his... Read more
In Light Of It All

In Light Of It All

Industry News December 16, 2020

In partnership with Light Tribe and mental health charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Designers Mind has launched a campaign to highlight the huge increase in numbers of people struggling with mental health issues this year. The Campaign Runs 14th Dec – 20th Dec, 2020 Post a photo of a lit candle on... Read more
BIOS Lighting And Lumileds Collaborate For Human Centric Lighting
Human Centric Lighting (HCL) innovator BIOS, and global lighting solutions provider Lumileds®, have joined forces to create a new SkyBlue® LED that doubles previously available chip performance. The new 3030 mid-power LED dramatically reduces the lumen per dollar development barrier facing luminaire manufacturers and eliminates a key barrier to... Read more
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