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
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
Tvilight Introduces a State-of-the-Art Asset Management Suite
Tvilight Introduces a State-of-the-Art Asset Management Suite TVILIGHT today announced the addition of a new comprehensive asset management suite to its CityManager platform, aiming to help cities optimize management and maintenance of public assets such as streetlights, and streamline asset-related operational activities. Public lighting infrastructure is one of the... Read more
Philips Lighting to be Renamed Signify, Representing the New Language of Light.
Philips Lighting to be renamed Signify, representing the new language of light. Philips Lighting used the global arena, Light + Building, to announced its intention to change its name from Philips Lighting to Signify. The choice of the new company name originates from the fact that light becomes an... Read more
E.Leclerc Langon Boosts Sales with Connected Lighting from ZGS
E.Leclerc Langon Boosts Sales with Connected Lighting from ZGS Changing stationary retail through digital transformation – that was the aim of retailer E.Leclerc in a hypermarket in the French town of Langon. Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) has supported E.Leclerc Langon on this exciting digitalisation journey, using a pilot project... Read more