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Ex-Or's factory in Haydock, Merseyside has been shut by parent company Honeywell.
Osram is cutting 4,700 jobs - 12 per cent of its workforce – as part of the wider industry move away from incandescent and towards LED light sources.
The global lamps giant is closing or selling a string of factories which manufacture incandescent light sources and other older technologies in a bid to save US$1.3 billion (€1 billion) ahead of its sell-off by parent Siemens this year.
Several people have been made redundant at Toshiba’s UK lighting business as the company seeks to cut costs and shift its focus to the B2B and wholesale markets.
The market for lighting controls devices in commercial buildings will double from 2010 to 2017, says IMS Research. Shipments of devices are predicted to increase from 29.6 million to 61.6 million. Most of these components will be connected ballasts that contain a connectivity technology such as Dali or ZigBee
The labelling of lighting products in Europe is to be overhauled with two new top tiers of energy-efficiency, lumens replacing watts as a measure of output, and labelling for luminaires as well as lamps.
The European Union has moved to tighten rules on the efficient use of energy – but the UK government has been accused of watering down the targets.
Osram and Samsung have settled all LED patent suits between them and are looking at working together to develop new LED products.