World’s First Li-Fi Classroom Opens in Germany

Pupils in the space – at the Hegel-Gymnasium in Stuttgart – uses modulated light from the LED luminaires to receive data to their devices, an emerging technology known as Li-Fi. Wi-Fi, by contrast, delivers data via radio waves. A special

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ABB Acquires Communications Network Business

ABB announced it has agreed to acquire the mission-critical communication business of the Keymile Group to strengthen its communication networks portfolio. The acquisition will bring with it key products, software and service solutions, as well as research and development expertise.

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LED Lighting Helps to Increase Sales in Retail Store

LED lighting is penetrating almost all possible application areas. Now it is being used to judge the behavior of customers in impacting sales of a retail store. In a pilot project, Philips Lighting along with German Research Center for Artificial

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Obama Poised to Block Chinese Takeover of Germany’s Aixtron

U.S. President Barack Obama is poised to block a Chinese company from buying Aixtron SE in Germany. Blocking the $714 million acquisition would derail China’s ongoing quest to buy Western engineering prowess, which has sparked political concerns about foreign ownership

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Germany’s Major Labor Union to Prevent Chinese Takeover of Osram

Germany’s biggest labor union IG Metall has announced that it will block every attempt of the Chinese investors to takeover leading lighting player Osram. This indicates the increasing counter-attack against Chinese participation in Germany’s high-tech sector. The union believed that

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German Government Puts Chinese Consortium Acquisition of Osram’s LEDVANCE on Hold

German magazine WirtschaftsWoche recently reported that IDG and lighting partner Forest Lighting (also known as MLS) proposed acquisition of Osram for US $439.58 million has been delayed over financial issues. According to the magazine this could delay the business transaction

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German Railway Set to Install 1 Million LED Luminaires

Deutsche Bahn says the $5.7 billion program – which will take up to 15 years – will see all lights with traditional technologies including fluorescent, mercury and sodium replaced on 5,400 railway stations, 4,700 rail yards and 50 maintenance depots.

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ZigBee Alliance Will Show the Way to Smarter Buildings, Lighting Systems at Light + Building 2016 Conference

The conference, March 13-18 in Frankfurt, Germany, is a trade fair for lighting and building-services technology and presents solutions that cut the energy consumption of a building at the same time as increasing the level of comfort. At the fair,

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News Updates for the Week of July 2

1.      Analysis of the North American Lighting Equipment Market – This research service covers the state of the North American lighting equipment market, examining drivers and restraints for growth, and discussing major trends. Following from these, growth for market segments

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