Report: Samsung exiting LED luminaires

Report: Samsung exiting LED luminaires

Another day, another giant industrial company throws in the towel on some aspect of modern lighting: News is breaking that South Korean conglomerate Samsung is exiting the LED luminaire business.

Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

Philips: A long goodbye to lighting?

A day after CEO Frans van Houten says he's 'giving independence' to the lighting group, our take on what he really means, and whether any Internet companies should be prowling around Amsterdam headquarters.

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

Philips opens its Hue bulbs to Internet control. This time for real!

You might think you read this some time ago: Philips is opening up the design of its Hue light bulbs so that mobile phone and computer apps will have an easier time commanding the bulbs to flash, dim, turn off, change colours, dance, wash the dishes or do anything that you haven't even thought of yet.

New material could slash LED costs

New material could slash LED costs

Researchers at Cambridge and Oxford universities have demonstrated a new way of making LEDs that could eventually slash manufacturing costs.