Sharp joins Asian invasion of European market

Sharp joins Asian invasion of European market

The Asian invasion of the European lighting market went up a gear today as Japanese electronics giant Sharp announced its entry with a plethora of fixtures aimed at the retail and industrial sectors.

Walmart launches range of cheap LEDs

Walmart launches range of cheap LEDs

Walmart has launched a low cost line of LED lightbulbs – with some priced at under US$10 (€7.39). The ‘Great Value’ line is available in all Walmart stores across the US as well as online.

Lux Awards 2013: the shortlist

Lux Awards 2013: the shortlist

After a long series of judging sessions, including numerous site visits and product demonstrations, our panel of judges has whittled down this year's Lux Awards entries to the very best projects and most exciting product innovations.

 

900 jobs go at Osram

900 jobs go at Osram

Osram is closing down some of its maintenance sites in the United States and Canada. The restructuring of Osram Sylvania’s Sylvania Lighting Services will result in 900 job losses.  

Lighting helps the public sector save £1bn

Lighting helps the public sector save £1bn

The potential savings from public sector energy-efficiency projects financed by funding body Salix have passed the £1bn mark, the organisation says – and about a third of that comes from lighting.

First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

First came the $10 bulb, now meet the $99 streetlight

Cree has announced the launch of a new streetlighting product in the US priced at just $99 (€74). The product and aggressive pricing strategy are designed to help local authorities to achieve a payback on a switch to LED in less than a year.