Zumtobel chief says restructure will boost sales

Zumtobel chief says restructure will boost sales

The Zumtobel Group’s new chief Ulrich Shumacher is to continue the restructuring of the business by bringing the brands closer together, developing lower-cost LED product ranges and boosting investment in controls.

Hoffmeister buys troubled Sill

Hoffmeister buys troubled Sill

German lighting firm Hoffmeister has bought Berlin-based manufacturer Sill, which became insolvent and filed for protection from its creditors in September.

Smart lighting in Chattanooga powers city’s smart devices

Chattanooga city council has ditched its high-pressure sodium lights across the city in favour of a smart lighting control system with unlimited possibilities. The new induction and LED fixtures can be remotely monitored and controlled via built-in wireless radios and can power other smart city devices.

Washington Metro to install cost-free LEDs

Washington Metro to install cost-free LEDs

The Washington Metro has signed a lighting-as-service contract to relight its parking garages. The deal will see the replacement of 13,000 fixtures in the next year. 

Hoffmeister buys troubled Sill

Hoffmeister buys troubled Sill

German lighting firm Hoffmeister has bought Berlin-based manufacturer Sill, which became insolvent and filed for protection from its creditors in September.

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

Shuji Nakamura, the inventor of the blue LED, told LuxLive last week that the future of LEDs lies in GaN-on-GaN technology, which offers the potential for better colour rendering, higher efficiency, longer lifetime and more ‘lumens per dollar’.

Lux Awards 2013: the winners!

Lux Awards 2013: the winners!

The lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations were honoured tonight at the Lux Awards 2013.

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

GaN-on-GaN technology is ‘LED 2.0’ says blue LED inventor

Shuji Nakamura, the inventor of the blue LED, told LuxLive today that the future of LEDs lies in GaN-on-GaN technology, which offers the potential for better colour rendering, higher efficiency, longer lifetime and more ‘lumens per dollar’.