Monthly Archives: October 2019

Li-Fi on Planes: Is It the Killer App?

Three major firms are betting that commercial aircraft represents a major opportunity. Signify, Latécoère, a French supplier to plane makers, and Korean communications specialist Huneed Technologies have teamed up to develop Li-fi for passenger use. The plan is that Li-fi

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Apple Reportedly Building a New Facility in Taiwan for Micro LED

Apple is currently constructing a new facility in Taiwan, next to Apple’s Taoyuan plant opened in 2015, reported Taiwan’s Wealth Magazine. According to the report, Apple is building the third plant in Taiwan which is scheduled to be finished in

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Smart Lighting Products as the Focus on 2019 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

The 21st HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), as well as the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo kicked out on October 27 and 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and at AsiaWorld-Expo.

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HUDs with LED and Laser Light to Become a Trend in Automotive Application

Automotive applications mark a niche market for global LED makers. While the developing electronic vehicle and autonomous driving technology with higher requirement for power saving open more opportunities for LED producers, LED technology progress also supports more application options for

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Signify Reports Third Quarter Sales Of EUR 1.5 Billion

Third quarter 2019: • Signify’s installed base of connected light points increased from 50 million in Q2 19 to 53 million in Q3 19 • CSG growing profit engines +1.0%; CSG total Signify -5.0% • LED-based comparable sales grew by

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Signify Appoints Kevin Poyck at New Market Group Leader Americas

Effective November 11, 2019. In this role, Poyck will focus on driving commercial operations for Signify’s customers in the US, Canada and Latin America. He joins Signify from Hubbell Inc. where he held various leadership positions over the past 14

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Increasing Demands for High Contrast Display Drives Mini LED Commercialization

As display technology continues to progress, worldwide big names have launched innovative displays that the resolution has evolved from full HD to 4K. Nevertheless, without high contrast, the refined display performance of high resolution would not be fully presented. High

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10 Brands Not to Miss at LuxLive 2019

This year’s LuxLive 2019 exhibition will feature a raft of new and regular exhibitors, including familiar names and challenger brands, many with exciting and innovative technologies. Here’s our top 10 picks of suppliers you need to check out at ExCeL

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Pro Sports SSL: Signify and Orange Velodrome, Zumtobel and Signal Iduna Park

LED-based lighting continues a march into pro sports venues with stadiums in Dortmund, Germany and Marseille, France getting lighting upgrades from Zumtobel and Signify, respectively. The lighting must meet the needs of the players but also the fans in the

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IES Launches IES eLearning

The Illuminating Engineering Society has begun publishing webinars and educational videos featuring a one-hour course, brief quiz and survey, and a downloadable CEU certificate. Topics include architecture for light, maintenance in the LED era, industry roundtables, Internet of Things, color

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New Aurora Wall Sconce from Tivoli Lighting Offers Form and Function in Deco Designs

Tivoli Lighting introduces its Aurora Wall Sconce, a slim-profile fixture available in four unique Deco designs, multiple color temperatures and sizes to provide beautiful form with functional lighting for commercial, municipal and residential applications. Aurora Wall Sconce features a slim

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AMS Launches New Takeover Offer to Osram with Same Price and Lower Acceptance Rate

AMS re-approached Osram with a new bidding offer launched on October 18. With the new offer, the Austrian company aims to acquire Osram with a price of EUR 41 (US$ 46) per share with the minimum acceptance rate of 55%.

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ConTech Launches New 6-Inch Square Cylinders

ConTech Lighting, a Leviton company, is pleased to introduce the addition of 6-inch Square Cylinders – the SQL6 Series – further expanding the existing line of LED cylinder luminaires. The stylish and powerful 6-inch integrated LED square cylinder is offered

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In Unprecedented Move, PG&E Cuts Power to 800,000 Customers

Sometimes, it’s good to have backup power, and for 800,000 customers of PG&E, that time would be now. California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) confirmed that it has implemented the first phase of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

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Litetronics Introduces Next-Generation LED Troffer Retrofits

Litetronics is proud to introduce its next-generation LED Troffer Retrofits, which include the new LED Volumetric Retrofit and LED Light Panel Retrofit. Both can quickly and easily transform fluorescent lighting systems to LED technology in schools, hospitals, office spaces, and

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Space Optimization with Networked Lighting Control by Steve Mesh

Saving energy is a huge benefit when you use a networked lighting control system. Fixtures can be turned off when not needed. Or they can be dimmed in response to available daylight or other input. Saving energy is a great

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Our SSL Industry Seems Afraid of Its Own Shadow by Maury Wright

The past nine months or so have revealed LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) sectors not sure about their own future. Investments in R&D and marketing have slowed. You can see the evidence in the size of our issues, which is

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Apple Shuns MicroLED for OLED in the New Watch 5 Series

MicroLED technology remains among the most discussed innovations in consumer electronics — a technology that can deliver stunning displays yet one fraught with manufacturing challenges. Apple has been at the forefront of microLED research and many experts in the consumer

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Registration Opens for LEDucation 2020

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) recently announced that registration is open for LEDucation 2020. Marking its 14th year, the annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference is being held March 17-18, 2020 at the New

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IES Symposium: Light + Quality: Meaningful Metrics Beyond Energy 27-29 APRIL

Later this month, IES will announce the details of their 2020 Research Symposium with the theme “Light + Quality: Meaningful Metrics beyond Energy,” to be held April 27 – 29 in Orlando, Florida. This will be an important gathering, with

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