Updates to Testing Requirements for DC/PoE Luminaires

August 16

In order to simplify policy and reduce the amount of testing required of manufacturers, the DLC has revised the Testing and Reporting Requirements for DC and PoE Products. Effective today, August 15, 2019:   Products must only be tested at one voltage instead of two. Non-PoE-based DC products must be tested at the voltage that results in theRead more

Luminii Acquires Leading Competitor Optic Arts

August 14

Niles, Ill., August 13, 2019 – Luminii, an industry-leading manufacturer of specification-grade architectural LED lighting systems, has acquired competitor Optic Arts, based in Los Angeles. The acquisition brings together the two leaders in the segment and reinforces Luminii’s commitment to growth, said Luminii’s CEO, Jeff Parker. “We’re excited to welcome the Founders of Optic Arts: JasonRead more

National Institute on Aging Awards $3.8 Million for Light and Health Research to Dr. Mariana Figueiro

August 13

In August 2019 the National Institute on Aging (NIA) awarded a new 5-year grant totaling $3.8 million to Dr. Mariana Figueiro, Professor and Director at the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to investigate whether a long-term (6-month) lighting intervention designed to promote circadian entrainment will improve sleep, cognition, and memory in individualsRead more

RAB Announces 10% Price Increase

August 12

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade representative (USTR) have implemented additional tariff increases on many goods including lamps and ballasts. In response to these additional tariffs affecting LED Lamps [H.S. Code 8539.50.00; Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps] RAB is announcing a 10% price increase on lamps effective September 7, 2019.

KKR to Buy Majority of NVC

August 12

KKR & Co. said it will pay NVC Lighting Holding Ltd. $794 million for a majority stake in its China lighting business.

IES’s Global Footprint

August 8

If you had any doubts about the global presence of IES, you would have learned a lot today at the Annual Conference in Louisville.  One of the closed sessions  (not sure why it was closed) was the  Global Lighting Summit with representatives from lighting societies in Japan, Brazil, India and Australia.   IES shared bestRead more

Confirmed. LIGHTFAIR Removes 28 Exporters

August 8

Exclusive:  Must Credit EdisonReport. EdisonReport has learned that LIGHTFAIR has removed 28 previous exhibitors that they will not be allowed to exhibit at the 5-7 MAY, 2020 show in Las Vegas.  All 28 were removed for violations during the 2019 Philadelphia show. Some of those violations include:  subleasing space, violations of electrical policy and buildingRead more

Fluence and The Green Organic Dutchman Announce LED Lighting Partnership

August 8

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fluence by OSRAM (Fluence), a leading global provider of energy-efficient LED lighting solutions for commercial crop production, announced today that it will become the LED provider of choice for The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings Ltd. (TSX:TGOD) (U.S.:TGODF) (TGOD), a publicly traded, premium organic cannabis company based in Ontario, Canada.