RAB Exits Canada

November 5

After a decade of creating affordable, energy-efficient LED Lighting exclusively for the electrical distributors of Canada, RAB Lighting Inc. (using the brand RC Lighting) has decided to exit the Canadian marketplace. Our decision was driven by increasing costs and complexity. The RC Lighting brand will no longer accept new opportunities effective November 2, 2018. RABRead more

Hanover buys Hanover from Signify

November 5

Raubenstine said, “We look forward to relaunching the company with the help of past and future employees. It’s important to us to bring back this locally owned manufacturing business to the Hanover area that will help grow our community and our company.”  Fogle said, “I’ve always been proud of Hanover Lantern, and it’s very excitingRead more

Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Decimates 3 Lighting Science U.S. Patents

November 2

EdisonReport can confirm that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) this week issued rulings that the vast bulk of three Lighting Science Group (LSG) patents directed to low-profile LED downlights are not patentable. Forty two out of fifty one claims were formally “cancelled” across the three patents by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. These are theRead more

Notes on Hong Kong Lighting Fair

November 2

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, like Frankfurt’s Light & Building, is a huge show and very difficult to get around as it is located in two different parts of the city:  the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai is the main area and the outdoor portion is located by the airport–aRead more

OSRAM SYLVANIA’s former President and CEO, Rick Leaman, named CEO of Eiko Global

November 1

EiKO Global has named Richard D. Leaman as Chief Executive Officer, effective October 25, 2018. Leaman will serve as CEO of EiKO’s global business in commercial and industrial lighting. Leaman’s experience and expertise are well aligned with EiKO’s continued efforts to build deeper relationships with the Company’s distributor partners. His 30-year lighting career has includedRead more

What Does the Future Hold for GE?

November 1

Sure, it’s a bit premature to insist that GE doesn’t work at all — it’s still in business, after all. We’ve not reached that brutal end stage of the game where an organization succumbs to bankruptcy, the fate of things that truly don’t work. But we’re quite obviously seeing that things don’t work there likeRead more

DALI Gets an Upgrade

November 1

Addressing the market need for intelligent lighting fixtures with sensing and communication capabilities and IoT connectivity, the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has finalized a set of new specifications based on the DALI lighting-control protocol. The specifications enable smart LED drivers and luminaires that can report operational, diagnostic and inventory data. Also, the specifications simplifyRead more

UK Study: 76% of Lights Purchased Online Do Not Comply with Standard

October 31

Commenting on the study, Nigel Harvey said: ‘Evidence shows there is large scale WEEE non-compliance sales through online marketplaces.  High street retailers have, for many years, checked the compliance of equipment producers.  Online marketplace operators could – and should – do the same.  There can be no excuse for knowingly aiding the sale of productsRead more

LSI Lays Off; Announces Plant Closing

October 30

Updated 4:55 p.m. EST, 30 OCT 2018–Late today EdisonReport received a call back from a spokesman at LSI who explained that the layoffs were more of a restructuring.  The company is merging the Graphics, Lighting, and Technologies businesses and therefore realigning their talent. Some jobs have been eliminated and others have been added such asRead more