IES Annual Conference:  Attendance up 15%.

August 14

IES was an excellent Annual Conference, and Boston proved to be a great venue. Congratulations to Chair Megan Carroll, who, with the help of staff and many volunteers put on a great conference.  Each year, we are seeing steady improvements and the AC is a wonderful metric validating the strength of our Society is asRead more

Acuity Announces 2nd Price Increase

August 14

EXCLUSIVE—MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. EdisonReport can confirm that Acuity Brands has announced their second price increase of the year. The first one was at LIGHTFAIR and there may be a third one later this year—once the tariff situation plays out. Our source explained that the increase is effective in September. Acuity attributes the increase to higherRead more

Please Say Goodbye to Envirobrite

August 13

EXCLUSIVE.   MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT.  EdisonReport can confirm that Envirobrite has closed their doors as of 13 AUG 2018.  In a letter to employees, CEO Mike Brennan explains they are shutting down operations due to financial reasons.  This closure comes on top of closures of similar sized companies SLV, and Kobi. EdisonReport knows of two otherRead more

EU to BAN Halogen Lightbulbs within Weeks

August 13

From the end of this month halogen lightbulbs are to be removed from the market across Europe, with households expected to switch to LED lights – which cost more but last far longer and use much less electricity than energy-hungry halogens.  According to Philips, the lighting manufacturer, the average UK household has 10 halogen bulbsRead more

Cree Accuses Employee of Stealing Secrets Worth More than $100M

August 10

Aug. 07–DURHAM — An attempted theft at Durham manufacturer Cree in May could have given “a competitor or foreign entity” copies of 32,000 files that covered virtually all there is to know about something the company’s been working on for 30 years, a Durham County Sheriff’s office search warrant says.

Orion Reports 10% Increase in Sales

August 10

Energy-Efficient LED Lighting Provider Orion Lighting Q1 Revenue Rose 10% to $13.8M, in line with the Company’s Full Year Revenue Growth Goal. MANITOWOC, Wis., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) (Orion Lighting), a provider of enterprise-grade LED lighting and energy project solutions, today reported results for its fiscal 2019 firstRead more

Energy Focus Loses $1.8M for the Quarter

August 9

SOLON, Ohio (AP) _ Energy Focus Inc. (EFOI) on Wednesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Solon, Ohio-based company said it had a loss of 15 cents

LIGHTFAIR 2019 Call for Speakers

August 8

Time is running out to complete your submission for the LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 Conference Call for Speakers. LIGHTFAIR is looking for submissions in a broad spectrum of industries since attendees represent a vast range of professions. Your course content can cover any topics that relate to lighting, design, technology or professional development. Courses can vary inRead more