Archive for May 2013

PowerSecure International Acquires Solais Lighting

LED product manufacturer Solais Lighting, Inc. recently announced its acquisition by PowerSecure International, Inc., a provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers. The acquisition strengthens and complements PowerSecure’s existing LED business with Solais’ demonstrated strengths in innovation, product design, manufacturing, marketing and sales. As part of […]

North American EBCIs Point to Continued Improvement in Business Conditions in April

NEMA’s April Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) for current North American business conditions showed continuing improvement in April, with the index increasing to 66.7 from the 65.9 reported in March. Confidence in future business conditions declined in April, but remains firmly in territory suggested of positive growth. The EBCI for North American conditions six months […]

Toshiba Acquires GreenStar

Toshiba Lighting & Technology Corporation (Toshiba) recently announced that it is acquiring GreenStar Products, Inc., manufacturer of LED luminaires for roadway, area and canopy lighting applications. In February 2012, Toshiba International Corporation entered into an agreement with San Antonio, Texas-based GreenStar to produce the LED luminaires and has since been marketing, selling and distributing the […]

Jim Brockrick: Observations from LIGHTFAIR

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program by Jim Brodrick, U.S. Department of Energy As you know, the 2013 edition of LIGHTFAIR International took place last week in Philadelphia, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SSL team was there in full force – staffing our booth, giving educational […]

Product Monday: Octron 800 XP XL Ecologic Fluorescent Lamp by Sylvania

OSRAM SYLVANIA’s OCTRON 800 XP XL (eXtended Life) ECOLOGIC3 Fluorescent Lamp features long lamp life with a rated life of 84,000 hours at 12 hours/start on a programmed-start ballast. Available in 32W and reduced wattage 28W and 25W SUPERSAVER models, designed with lead-free glass, OCTRON 800 XP XL lamps are ideal for applications where the […]

More Positive Momentum for Architecture Billings in March

The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is reflecting a steady upturn in design activity. As a leading economic indicator of construction activity, the ABI reflects the approximate 9- to 12-month lag time between architecture billings and construction spending. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) reported the March ABI score was 51.9, down from a mark of […]

LIGHTFAIR Keynote by Vinod Khosla

In his keynote at the 2013 LIGHTFAIR event, Vinod Khosla, principal of Khosla Ventures, presented, “Opportunities for Lighting in the Cleantech Revolution,” offering a cleantech investor’s perspective on how innovative approaches to lighting will transform this industry into potentially one of the most high-tech, creative and impactful sectors of the economy. What the lighting industry […]

Luma and Luxim Merge

Luma Investments Limited, a Singapore holding company, and Luxim Corporation of Sunnyvale, California, a manufacturer of light-emitting plasma (LEP) products, recently announced a definitive merger agreement, creating a single energy-efficient lighting company.

Video Peek at LIGHTFAIR 2013

LIGHTFAIR produced this short video with highlights of the first day of the show, which is worth a watch if you’ve never attended or exhibited. It really was a good one, and like one of the attendees remarked, it’s really changed over the years, just like everything’s changing in lighting.

Product Monday: SORAA SNAP System

Soraa’s SORAA SNAP System is a magnetic-attach LED lamp and accessory system for lighting, coupling a high-output SORAA PREMIUM 2 or VIVID 2 LED MR16 10° lamp with a prismatic lens and an innovative array of magnetic filter and lens attachments, which allows users to customize the light directly on lamps, rather than on fixtures. […]