Monthly Archives: March 2015

Philips to Sell Lighting Unit to Investors for $2.8 Billion

Royal Philips NV agreed to sell a majority stake in its Lumileds lighting components unit to a group of investors as Chief Executive Officer Frans van Houten focuses the Dutch company on the consumer health-care market. Learn more via Bloomberg

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Gene Biben Honored by Electrical Association of Philadelphia and PECO for Serving 26 Years on the Board

Eugene Biben, President of Joseph E. Biben Sales Corp. was honored March 28th. “Our agency has been involved with outdoor lighting, solar and wind commercial applications to specify and sell products that are synergistic with our goals: To market the

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Central Hudson to Offer Option to Lease Streetlights Using LED Technology

Central Hudson & Electric Corp. has announced plans to offer the option to lease streetlights using LED technology in July 2015. Central Hudson will offer four LED streetlight options ranging from 39 watts to 153 watts, which provide similar light

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Lighting’s Coming Storm

Two veterans of the lighting wars debate what it will take for distributors of LED products to remain relevant in the lighting market. Editor’s note. EW’s editors wanted to give you a flavor of the conversation underway at www.energywatchnews.com on

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Cree RUL Series Rural Utility

From rural street lighting to storage facilities, the RUL Series outperforms incumbent technology by providing superior illumination and economic performance for municipalities and utilities resulting in expedient payback with less than half the wattage of comparable traditional solutions. The first

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CONNECTING THE STRENGTHS BY CHRIS BROWN

Chris_Brown@wblight.com So, we may or may not be approaching ILLUMIGEDDON @illumigeddon, or the end of the traditional lighting industry as we have known it. But what if we are approaching it? Not the end of the world, and maybe a

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Cree Launches Outdoor LED Luminaire for Rural Utility Lighting

LED chip, lamp and lighting maker Cree Inc of Durham, NC, USA has introduced the LED Rural Utility Light (RUL) Series, designed to deliver a combination of price, performance and quality to accelerate adoption of LED lighting across rural areas

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More Downtown Crestview Lighting Expected

The Community Redevelopment Agency board unanimously approved $9,855 to purchase additional street lighting for Wilson Street between Pine Avenue and U.S. Highway 90. Public Works officials said they noticed the two-block lighting deficiency during December’s Christmas parade as parade goers

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Halco Lighting Technologies® Introduces New ProLED Brochure

Halco Lighting Technologies® introduces the latest ProLED brochure features exciting new products and line expansions to our LED lamp and fixture offering. The comprehensive 52-page full color brochure includes our full offering as well as these new products: NEW Linear

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NFL to Try Out Live-Streaming This Fall

For the first time in the NFL’s history, the league will broadcast on Oct. 25, the live Bills-Jaguars game from London ONLINE. The NFL has yet to name the online service that will stream, but one likely suitor is YouTube,

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2014 IES Progress Report is Available

The Progress Committee’s mission is to keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly report of achievements for the Society. Acceptance in the Progress Report is based on an

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New York City Residents Complain of Overtly Bright LED Streetlights

Bad LED streetlight installations can be a nuisance for local residents, as seen in the latest complaint from residents in Windsor Terrace, NY. Much to light sensitive residents dismay, the city will be replacing all 250,000 sodium vapor streetlights within

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High Rebates for High Bay Fixtures

Whether replacing antiquated T12HO systems or inefficient HID systems, installing fluorescent, pulse start metal halide LED or induction high bay fixtures can save on energy costs, provide better light levels and also bring in high rebates. Here is a snapshot

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SSL Industry Waits for the Right IoT Standards and Wireless Protocols

Whether dealing with new construction or retrofitting existing buildings with energy-efficient LEDs, deploying advanced sensors with every light fixture gives organizations the ability to capture vast amounts of data and gain deep insights into their workspaces. The energy savings from

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Georgia Power Illuminates Savings on ENERGY STAR Certified CFLs and LEDs

Georgia Power GeorgiaPower.com announced today a series of special offers on ENERGY STAR certified CFL and LED lighting at participating retailers statewide. No coupons or rebate forms are needed to reap the savings on high-tech, high-efficiency lighting options – just

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Greg Murphy Assumes President Role At ABB Lighting

ABB Lighting, a start-up manufacturer of customizable, LED luminaires in the United States and Canada, is pleased to announce Greg Murphy will be their first President. Murphy has a long track record of success at product development, building new channels,

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Rising Competition Can Reduce Cree’s LED Market Share, Lowering Its Valuation

Cree is one of the leading LED players committed to driving global LED adoption and closing the price gap with conventional lighting through innovation. The company has a fully integrated vertical business model and is the market leader in both

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LED light bulbs as the new iPhone: Sengled’s vision

What if, with the flick of a switch, you could turn your light fixture into a digital music player or a home monitor? As consumer technology increasingly resembles hardware plucked from “The Jetsons,” a host of companies, including Google, General

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Philips Hints at Plans for Divestiture of Lighting Unit, Lumileds Deal is Near

In advance of its annual general meeting that will take place on May 7, 2015, Royal Philips has said that Philips Lighting will likely be divested via a limited initial public offering (IPO) of shares next year. The sale of

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Philips Gives Workers Smartphone Control of Office Lighting with Connected Lighting System

A 45+ worker tends to need almost double the light needed by a 20 year old for everyday tasks. New technology from Philips allows office workers to personalize their lighting The Philips system allows office workers to control the lighting

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