Toshiba is shifting the focus of its European and US lighting businesses from lamps to luminaires.
Harsher penalties are being introduced for those who dispose of mercury-containing fluorescent lamps unsafely.
Havells-Sylvania is set to add an internet-enabled lamp to its range following the signing of an exclusive distribution deal with LiFX, the internet-sensation that started off as one of the fastest-funded Kickstarter projects of all time.
Loss-making LED luminaire maker Lietcorp and its parent company Ocean-LED have been bought out of administration.
Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris has undergone an energy-efficient upgrade, with 400 luminaires changed to LED.
Philips and Ericsson are working together to bring mobile broadband connectivity into streetlight columns.
A pool of at least £20 million will soon become available for companies wanting to embark on energy-saving projects.
Tapping in to the internet of things will bring security and interference issues for lighting, but the threat needs to be put into perspective, said panellists at the Smart Lighting Controls Europe conference last week.
Manufacturing bosses are increasingly taking direct control of energy efficiency decisions, according to a survey released by manufacturers’ organisation EEF and energy supplier Npower.
Philips is piloting a Li-Fi system for retailers, which allows ‘intelligent’ LED lights in shop ceilings to communicate with shoppers through a smartphone app.