Sylvania to be sold to the Chinese

Sylvania to be sold to the Chinese

Havells India is to sell an 80% stake in Sylvania to Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Limited, a listed company on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. State-owned Inesa is one of Feilo’s key shareholders. 

Riegens sold to SG Armaturen from Norway

Riegens sold to SG Armaturen from Norway

Norwegian company SG Armaturen has bought Danish lighting firm Riegens from owners Erhvervsinvest. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.

Li-Fi race speeds up

Li-Fi race speeds up

Tech start-up company Velmenni has used Li-Fi-enabled lamps to transmit data at speeds of 1Gbps. Laboratory tests have shown theoretical speeds of up to 224Gbps. 

LED upgrade at Hampton Steel gives 52% cost saving

LED upgrade at Hampton Steel gives 52% cost saving

High-efficiency, low-glare Micro LED battens from Tamlite form part of a wider upgrade of a newly acquired building used by galvanised steel wire fencing specialist Hampton Steel. New lighting will pay for itself in two years.

Lux Awards 2015: the winners!

Lux Awards 2015: the winners!

The lighting world's top manufacturers, boldest clients, coolest technologies and most awe-inspiring installations have been honoured at the Lux Awards 2015.

Are you ready for Li-Fi?

Are you ready for Li-Fi?

In the office of the future, the luminaires won’t just provide light, they’ll also provide your internet connection.

Los Angeles boosts mobile network via streetlights

Los Angeles boosts mobile network via streetlights

Los Angeles is the world’s first city to deploy Philips’ SmartPole streetlighting with built-in 4G LTE wireless technology from Ericsson. The move will see 100 SmartPoles used to improve network performance in dense urban areas.

Three ways to control lighting in offices

Three ways to control lighting in offices

Buildings change. Open-plan offices become cellular or a new tenant wants to change the office layout and lighting. Controls can be used to get the most out of the lighting in a building throughout its life.

Farraway on board as ambitious Cree targets European growth

Farraway on board as ambitious Cree targets European growth

Lux catches up with Nick Farraway in his first month in the newly-created post of vice president and general manager for Cree Lighting in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Expect new products as Cree sets sights on expansion beyond US.