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Industry Comments on the Cooper Acquisition

October 16

Henrik Villumsen, Henrik Villumsen Law Firm, Denmark:  “I find that part pretty entertaining…Some of my clients today have said, that that is why, apparently, that they have to pay royalty for Signify’s patents, i.e. to finance acquisitions (and then in turn more harsher competition probably.). In addition, Cooper Lighting has a huge portfolio of patents.“ AdamRead more


Exclusive Interview with Eric Rondolat, Signify Chief Executive Officer

October 16

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. It was a busy night for Signify and Cooper Lighting Solutions but their respective leaders made time for a quick call with your humble editor. Here is my conversation with Eric Rondolat, Signify Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Chairman of the Board of Management Reid:  Why is Signify acquiring Cooper LightingRead more


Kraig Kasler at LIGHTFAIR 2019

Exclusive Interview with Kraig Kasler, President Cooper Lighting Solutions

October 16

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT. It was a busy night for Signify and Cooper Lighting Solutions but their respective leaders made time for a quick call with your humble editor.  Below is my interview Kraig Kasler, President Cooper Lighting Solutions. Reid:  Congratulations and it sounds like a very exciting deal. Kasler:  These things take time, butRead more


Lighting World Rocked! Signify Buys Cooper Lighting for $1.4B

October 15

Signify to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions to strengthen its position in the attractive North American lighting market Signify to acquire Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton for USD 1.4 billion in cash Clear strategic fit: Strengthening Signify’s market positions in North America, with increased innovation power and more competitive offerings; Improving the business mix with ProfessionalRead more


New Energy-Efficient Lighting Brightens up Grand Central Terminal

October 15

MIDTOWN, Manhattan — The sights and sounds of Grand Central Terminal are world famous. Nearly half a million people pass through the facility every day. When it was built in 1913, electric chandeliers were a symbol of the grand and innovative nature of the place. The fixtures will now shine brighter as the bulbs areRead more


Why “True” Circadian Lighting Takes a Lighting Designer

October 14

We’ve been fairly liberal with our use of “circadian lighting” that mimics the natural light patterns found outdoors, or is otherwise employed to support our biological clocks. Typically, the smart-home industry refers to the control of lighting intensity and color temperature as key drivers for artificial daylighting — dimmer and warmer at dawn and dusk;Read more


Registration Opens for LEDucation 2020 Trade Show and Conference

October 14

NEW YORK, October 9, 2019 — The Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) is pleased to announce 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 York Hilton Midtown. The 2020 event will featureRead more


Deron Miller out as Current Chief Revenue Officer; Large Layoff

October 11

updated:  14 OCT 2019. EdisonReport has learned that the Current layoff last week was extensive and deep. We are told that San Ramon was hit particularly hard.  We reached out last week to American Industrial Partners, the new owner of Current by GE, a Daintree Company, and have had no response.   In January, EdisonReportRead more


Signify Responds to EdisonReport’s Story on IP Litigation Regarding Hue

October 10

FROM:  Elco van Groningen, Senior Manager Press Office, Signify in Amsterdam “We indeed filed the lawsuit against Yeelight alleging infringement of five U.S. patents. These five asserted patents are part of the EnabLED licensing program, under which licenses are available to companies offering products that practice these patented technologies.  The patents generally relate to different technologiesRead more