Osram Confirms the Buyout Rumors and in Discussion with Bain Capital and Carlyle Group

Osram announced a confirmation about the possible buyout by Bain Capital and Carlyle Group and revealed that it is engaged in detailed discussions with the interested parties. After Osram reported its declined business performance in the first quarter of fiscal

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Get Presidents’ Day Savings with ENERGY STAR

Shoppers can score big savings during Presidents’ Day sales. Don’t forget to look for the ENERGY STAR label on appliances, electronics, and more! By choosing models that have earned the ENERGY STAR, you get to keep saving by reducing your

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ENERGY STAR 2019 Lighting Materials Available

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pleased to share upcoming plans to promote ENERGY STAR certified LED lighting in conjunction with Earth Day this April. This year we will continue to build on the momentum of the ENERGY STAR Light

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LIGHTFAIR® International Returns to Las Vegas Convention Center in 2020

LIGHTFAIR® has additionally committed to a 2021 return to Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Convention Center, where LFI 2019 opens on May 19.  Staged alternately on the U.S. east and west coasts, LFI returns to Las Vegas in 2020 following its

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DOE 2019 SSL R&D Workshop Presentations Posted

Thanks to all who participated in the 16th Annual DOE Solid-State Lighting R&D Workshop, held in Dallas, Texas. Lighting experts from across the country and abroad gathered to address the complex science and technology challenges facing SSL today. The mix

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DOE Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for General Service Lamps

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment. SUMMARY: On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published two final rules adopting revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental

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Affiliated Distributors’ Electrical Member Sales Grew +8% 2018

On a same store basis, by industry, 2018 PHCP (Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Piping) sales were up 12%; Industrial/Power Transmission sales were up +11%; Electrical sales were up +8%; and Building Materials was up +4%. AD (Affiliated Distributors), Wayne, PA, the

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Signify Ratchets Up the Li-Fi Trials, pureLiFi Cranks the Speed

A couple of leading Li-Fi developers have announced advances that they hope hasten the technology’s arrival. Signify revealed it now has about 30 pilot installations, while also acquiring a Li-Fi company. Meanwhile, Scotland’s pureLiFi said it has cranked up transmission

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Quality Initiative Aims to End Spec-Breaking in UK

A solution to spec-breaking on building projects is being trialed in the UK, which it is hoped can help prevent quality lighting products from being rejected in favor of cheap alternatives. The BIQ (Building in Quality) Quality Tracker has been created

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DOE Proposes Revision of Lamps Covered by Energy Standards

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a revision of definitions of certain types of lamps covered by general-service lamp energy efficiency standards. In January 2017, DOE published two final rules concerning the definition of general-service lamps, which resulted in

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Australian IoT Vendor Buddy Acquires Lighting Company LIFX for $51m

Australian Internet of Things (IoT) vendor Buddy Platform on Wednesday announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to fully acquire San Francisco-headquartered smart lighting vendor LIFX for about $51 million in a cash and stock transaction. As part

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Osram Acquires UK’s Ring Automotive for Extend Its Aftermarket Products

After revealing its sluggish business performance, Osram announced that it will strengthen its automotive business by acquiring aftermarket specialist Ring Automotive. With the acquisition, Osram plans to expand its aftermarket portfolio and reach end customers via the distribution channels of

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Signify Acquires Firefly, its Second LiFi Company

EdisonReport can confirm that Signify has acquired Firefly LiFi.  According to their website, Firefly has an office in San Diego as well as Germany. We believe the transaction has already occurred. https://edisonreport.com/signify-acquires-firefly-its-second-lifi-company/

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Sensor Standard Paves Way for Internet-Connected Lights

The sharing of Signify’s Sensor Ready standard with the industry will drive adoption of internet-connected lighting and the exciting possibilities and applications it opens up, a senior executive in the company has declared. Jon Potter, business development manager for Signify,

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NEMA New Standard Available for Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers for Use with Roadway and Area Lighting Systems

ANSI C136.48-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting, this new Standard defines the minimum requirements for wireless NLCs intended for use with roadway and area lighting

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DLC Releases First Draft of Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements 5.0

Technical Requirements V5.0 will continue to accelerate broad scale energy savings by improving the quality of light and controllability of DLC listed products. V5.0 expands the benefits of LED lighting by encouraging the development of products that keep the customer

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DOE Announces Selections for SSL R&D Funding Opportunity (Round 13)

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the competitive selection of 11 projects for solid-state lighting (SSL) R&D, in response to the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001823. These projects will support key scientific advancements in SSL technology and help to

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DOE Publishes 2018 Solid-State Lighting R&D Opportunities (RDO)

This is a summary of feedback from experts through inputs received at roundtable meetings, at the OLED Stakeholder meeting, and at the DOE Solid-State Lighting (SSL) R&D Workshop held in January 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. The discussions covered foundational R&D

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Mini LED to be the Possible Turning Point for the Industry

2019 may not be a prosperous year for LED manufacturers given the market uncertainties resulting from the changing global politics. Yet, industry players continue their technology developments and expect Mini LED to revive the stagnant market. Mini LED, as an

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