Mark Halper Online News Editor

Mark Halper is Lux's online news editor. He's a seasoned journalist specialising in energy and technology.

Publications by Mark Halper

Welcome to the great lighting industry consolidation

We are living in the age of the acquisition. In the last three months alone, Osram sold LEDvance; LSI acquired Atlas; Holland's Nordeon Group picked up both Lamp Lighting and Schmitz Leuchten; Philips Lighting acquired Luciom; Sweden's Fagerhult bought WE-EF Leuchten; and US controls company Leviton acquired lighting firm ConTech. That's seven since December. And there are more to come as fragmented vendors seek scale, relief and internet technologies in a market raging with more competitive pressure than ever.