Acuity Brands Reports Higher Profits, but Misses Estimate

January 14

ATLANTA (AP) — Lighting manufacturer Acuity Brands, Inc. said Monday that its first-quarter net income rose 4.7 percent from the same period last year, but its profit and revenue fell short of expectations.   Acuity,  said its net income was $24.4 million, or 56 cents per share, for the period that ended Nov. 30. That’sRead more

Philips Acquires Optimum Lighting

January 14

  The big luminaire manufacturers have raced over the years to get into the retrofit business.  Acuity Brands has their Energy Services group and Cooper has their Energy Solutions group.  While Philips has already had significant presence in this channel, the acquisition of Optimum should greatly enhance this effort.     Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Henderson, NC, USA – Royal PhilipsRead more

Carmanah Sues Lightech Over Failed Acquisition

January 14

VICTORIA, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Carmanah Technologies Corporation (“the Company”) (TSX:CMH), a leader in solar LED lighting and power systems for a range of industrial applications, today announced that it has filed a lawsuit in the Vancouver Registry of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Canada against Lightech Electronic Industries Inc., seeking restitution against Lightech in theRead more

Cree Ups the Performance of XLamp® MX-6 LEDs—Includes ENERGY STAR® LM-80 Data

January 6

DURHAM, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE –News) has further simplified indoor LED fixture design with its newly optimized XLamp® MX-6 LEDs, which feature higher flux options, new, longer lifetime estimates and higher CRI options. Cree has also completed LM-80 testing on MX-6 LEDs, which can enable quicker time to market for manufacturers designing ENERGY STAR®-rated fixtures.   Read more

Acuity Brands: There’s an App for That

January 6

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Acuity Brands (NYSE:AYI –News), a market leader in innovative energy-efficient lighting and control solutions, is pleased to announce the release of its popular Lithonia Lighting® Stock Guide for the iPad® and Facebook®. This comprehensive, full-color catalog features a broad offering of in-stock, ready-to-ship luminaires and intelligent controls solutions from Lithonia Lighting and Sensor Switch®.   WithRead more

NXP and LUXIM Introduce Technology to prevent counterfeiting in Lighting

January 6

LAS VEGAS, NV — (MARKET WIRE) — 01/06/11 — NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) and LUXIM today announced a program designed to ensure local public works administrations receive genuine products for use in street lighting.   LUXIM, the leading supplier of Light Emitting Plasma” (LEP) lamps, is joining forces with NXP, a leader in security ICRead more

Cooper Acquires Apex Controls

January 2

Pressures in commercial markets will continue to be a drag on earnings throughout the current year; however, numerous items such as lighting retrofit, government spending, energy efficiency projects and stimulus will help buffer underlying pressure.  Yahoo tells us more.  

Crawford Lipsey Named CEO at Relume

January 1

LED Innovator Relume Technologies Names Industry Veteran as New CEO.  Crawford Lipsey has proven track record growing lighting industry leaders  OXFORD, Mich.–Relume Technologies, a leading manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) products and smart grid control systems for outdoor lighting applications, has hired lighting industry veteran Crawford Lipsey to be Chief Executive Officer for the Oxford-basedRead more