Please Welcome the UN to the Lighting Regulation Business

May 25

The United Nations today announced a groundbreaking model energy efficiency regulation for everyday light bulbs that can be easily adopted by interested developing and emerging economies. The potential savings from transitioning from old-fashioned incandescent bulbs to energy-efficient LEDs in nations that do not already have energy efficiency standards could be massive—$18 billion in electricity costs and moreRead more

IES Progress Report Extends Deadline

May 24

EdisonReport has learned that IES has extended their deadline for Progress Report Submissions to 29 MAY.  The conference will be held at the Westin Boston Waterfront 9-11 AUG.    

Siemens Buys Enlighted

May 23

Dear Valued Partner, We’re very excited to announce that Siemens Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted! As part of Siemens Building Technologies, Enlighted will be joining a global leader with a broad breadth of solutions that many of our customers already use today. Siemens will invest in Enlighted’s product lines and sales channels to broadenRead more

CNN: GE’s Lighting Sales Plunged by 59% Last Year

May 23

It’s been nearly a year since cash-strapped GE revealed plans to sell the struggling light bulb business and focus instead on moneymakers like jet engines and MRI machines. But GE (GE) has yet to find a taker for the iconic unit. The company is in “active discussions” with potential suitors for the lighting division, CEORead more

Venture Announces 8% Price Increase. 0% Increase for LED

May 22

Dear Lighting Customers, As our industry continues to go through rapid technological advancements and change we are seeing demand for lighting products with legacy technologies (HID) soften which has put further cost pressure on these legacy technologies. Our business has felt the cumulative impact of increased costs on materials & components, transportation, packaging, wages, andRead more

NLB Video: The WELL Building Standard

May 21

Meeting criteria of the WELL Building Standard was a particular concern for Jim Benya and Deborah Burnett, designers of the lighting system used in the AmericanSociety of Interior Designers’ (ASID’s) Washington, DC headquarters office, the first project in the world certified platinum by both the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), through its Leadership inRead more

DOE Announces More Free Money

May 18

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $15 million to conduct early-stage, innovative research to drive further breakthroughs in solid-state lighting (SSL) technology. This funding will accelerate the development of high-quality light-emitting diode (LED) and organic light-emitting diode (OLED) products with the potential to reduce lighting energy costs for American families andRead more

FACT. Lighting Facts is Free during May

May 18

It was great to see many of you at Lightfair in Chicago last week and enjoyed the opportunity to get your feedback and ideas about D+R’s approach to continuing the LED Lighting Facts program. Reflecting on our conversations with you, we have decided that currently listed products and any new products listed in May willRead more

Eaton Announces Price Increase

May 16

Eaton has announced a 6% price increase effective 16 JUL 2018.  This increase follows the Acuity 6% increase announced at LIGHTFAIR and the 26 APR price increase from Hapco.