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EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Supplier Sues Lunera; Claims $9.6M Outstanding

September 12

EdisonReport has been hearing rumors regarding Lunera Lighting.   Today we received a copy of the complaint from Jiaxing Super Lighting  against Lunera Lighting. You can read the full complaint here. According to the complaint: Lunera acknowledged its “poor on time payment,” and asked Super Lighting for its “support to maintain normal business operations at Lunera.”Read more


Acuity to Layoff 298 at Juno

September 12

llinois employers notified the state of nearly 1,200 upcoming layoffs last month, some driven by manufacturing plant closures. Reporting large cuts was Acuity Brands Lighting, which warned of 298 layoffs at a facility in Des Plaines by the end of the year, as a result of a reorganization, according to the state report. The Atlanta-basedRead more


LRC Hosts Excellent Partner-Alliance Event; 3D Printing, Lighting for Cancer Survivors, LaaS, and the new Apple Watch

September 11

The Lighting Research Center held their annual Partner-Alliance Event last week, and your humble editor participated in a panel discussion led by Govi Rao, President & CEO, Noveda Technologies. The panel discussion focused on the future of lighting and industry stewardship in this time of rapid industry change.  Other speakers included Lori Brock, Head ofRead more


War in Wisconsin! Kenall Sues Visa Lighting

September 11

EXCLUSIVE:  MUST CREDIT EDISONREPORT Kenall Manufacturing filed a lawsuit alleging patent infringement against Visa Lighting on August 31, 2018 in Federal Court in Wisconsin. Patrick Marry, President of Kenall stated, “The patented technology uses visible light to safely disinfect environments to prevent deadly and costly infections. This is a significant new technology in the effortRead more


Dr. Jacob C. Tarn has stepped down as CEO of LEDVANCE

September 10

Effective September 6, 2018, Dr. Jacob C. Tarn has resigned as CEO of LEDVANCE for personal reasons. Dr. Tarn has informed the members of the Supervisory Board about his decision. The Supervisory Board has already started the search for a new CEO. Until that position is filled, Dr. Tarn’s responsibilities will be assumed jointly byRead more


Phoenix Products Sold to Private Equity Firm JMC

September 10

BOSTON, Sept. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — JMC Capital Partners (“JMC”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Phoenix Products (“Phoenix“), a leading manufacturer of rugged industrial lighting products.  Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Phoenix occupies a modern 68,000 sf. manufacturing and design facility and is a global market leader in the lighting of ports, mines, marine, andRead more