Ex-Or shuts UK factory

Ex-Or's factory in Haydock, Merseyside has been shut by parent company Honeywell.

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

Osram axes 4,700 jobs and closes factories as industry moves to LEDs

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.

 

Jobs go as Toshiba closes UK office

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.

Controls market to double by 2017

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

Lamp and luminaire labelling to be overhauled

Lamp and luminaire labelling to be overhauled

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.