Korea to ban incandescents by next year

Korea to ban incandescents by next year

The South Korean government is banning incandescent bulbs from next year. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the ban on production and imports of incandescent lamps formed part of the country’s energy-saving policy. 

Buenos Aires switches its streets to LED

Buenos Aires switches its streets to LED

Buenos Aires is retrofitting 70 per cent of its streetlights over the next three years with LED fixtures. The projected energy savings for the scheme is 50 per cent. 

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.

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.

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.