Philips recalls potentially dangerous GU10 LED lamps

Philips recalls potentially dangerous GU10 LED lamps

Philips is recalling its top-of-the-range MasterLED GU10 lamp after reports that the lamp body could become live.

The company is withdrawing all mains voltage 8W MasterLED Spots – including the Dim Tone variants - from sale and recalling all the light sources from wholesalers and distributors across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

Osram is cutting 4,700 jobs - 12 per cent of its workforce – as part of the wider industry move away from incandescent and towards LED light sources.

The global lamps giant is closing or selling a string of factories which manufacture incandescent light sources and other older technologies in a bid to save US$1.3 billion (€1 billion) ahead of its sell-off by parent Siemens this year.

 

Controls market to double by 2017

The market for lighting controls devices in commercial buildings will double from 2010 to 2017, says IMS Research. Shipments of devices are predicted to increase from 29.6 million to 61.6 million. Most of these components will be connected ballasts that contain a connectivity technology such as Dali or ZigBee

Scientists develop plastic alternative to fluorescent

Scientists develop plastic alternative to fluorescent

Say goodbye to that annoying buzz created by overhead fluorescent light bulbs in your office. Scientists at Wake Forest University have developed a flicker-free, shatterproof alternative for large-scale lighting.

Lux Awards 2012: the winners!

Lux Awards 2012: the winners!

The lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations were honoured tonight at the Lux Awards 2012.

Philips unveils Wi-Fi lamp

Philips is launching an internet-enabled lamp – the first of its kind from a major manufacturer – at LuxLive next week.

 

Ikea to sell only LED by 2016

Ikea to sell only LED by 2016

Ikea is planning to be the first home furnishing retailer to sell only LED lamps. The company will convert its whole lighting range in stores around the world to LED by 2016, while also retrofitting LEDs into more than a million of its own light fittings.