2017-07-06

Lumileds Officially an Independent Company as Funds Affiliated with Apollo Global Management and Philips Complete Transaction

Lumileds announced that funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC (together with its subsidiaries, “Apollo”), and Royal Philips completed their previously disclosed transaction, resulting in Lumileds operating as an independent company. Lumileds develops lighting solutions for the automotive, mobile, IoT and illumination segments, enabling customers to push the boundaries of light.
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2017-06-21

InfoComm 2017 SONY Steals the Limelight Once Again

InfoComm Orlando 2017 was held at Orange County Convention from June 14-16, 2017. An estimated number of 148 LED display companies participated in the exhibition.
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2017-05-08

Lumileds Appoints Ilan Daskal as New Chief Financial Officer

Lumileds, a major provider of light engine technology, announced the appointment of Ilan Daskal as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective May 1. Daskal has over 25 years of experience in numerous senior financial roles, including Vice President of Finance at Infineon Technologies NA and CFO at International Rectifier.
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2017-02-19

Philips’ Recent Acquisition of Luciom Could Reveal Its Ambition To Pioneer Li-Fi Development

While the public fixed their eyes on Osram’s deal with the Chinese consortium, another acquisition secretly took place in Europe. Philips, the Dutch lighting giant recently focusing on healthcare technology, last year privately bought Luciom and relocated it from France to Eindhoven, Netherland, reported LEDs Magazine.
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2017-01-26

Pop Icon Justin Bieber Purpose Tour 2017 Illuminated with Advanced LED Lighting

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that its stage lighting will be used in the next leg of Justin Bieber’s rapturously received ‘Purpose’ 2016 world tour. Lighting designer Cory FitzGerald has declared the multi-functional Philips Vari-Lite VL4000 BeamWash luminaire as essential for the redesigned 2017 leg.
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2017-01-10

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Patent Disputes and New Alliances (Part 2)

Nichia announced Tuesday that it had won another LED patent infringement suit against Everlight in Dusseldorf Court in Germany, and filed another four patent suits against Chinese LCD TV manufacturer TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings, LED retailers Lowe’s Hone, and LED distributors L G Sourcing and Feit Electric. Feit Electric is the most recent plaintiff to be included in the Japanese LED manufacturers list of companies where it is seeking for injunctions that prohibit the sale and distribution of infringing products, but there has not been much changes in its patent suit strategy. The company is following a trajectory similar to 2016 in its patent suit approach. LEDinside also estimates Feit Electric might cave into arriving a settlement in a similar way that it did with Cree in 2016.
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2017-01-05

Nanoco Showcases TCL, Philips and Hisense Prototype TVs Incorporating its Patented QD Technology

Nanoco announced recently that it would be showcasing two prototype QD TVs respectively from Philips and Hisense at CES 2017, while partner TCL is presenting its commercialized QD TV at the annual consumer electronic show for the first time.  ll the TVs use Nanoco patented QD film technology manufactured by Wah Hong.
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2016-12-23

Alstroemerias Flower Blossoms with Philips LED Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that the Dutch alstroemeria grower Hoogenboom Alstroemeria is moving to hybrid lighting in its 1.5-hectare greenhouse with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. By using Philips GreenPower LED, grower Dick Hoogenboom will shorten growth cycles, increase quantity and quality of yields while reducing energy consumption up to 42%.
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2016-11-30

Toronto's Waterfront Neighbourhood Aglow Under Philips Lumec’s Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Developed in the late 1980’s, Marina Del Rey is an area with over 3,000 residents located on the west end of Toronto’s waterfront. With spectacular views of Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto, Marina Del Rey is part of a thriving waterfront community considered “an oasis in the city” for residents of Toronto. By 2013, what had once been a central meeting place within the housing development that linked Marina Del Rey residents to the City of Toronto’s many walking and cycling paths, had fallen into disrepair.
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2016-11-15

Dutch and Belgian Rose Growers Expand Use of Philips Horticultural LED Lights

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced the expansion of horticultural LED lighting installations at the two leading companies in cut rose cultivation, Porta Nova in the Netherlands and Scheers Rose Nursery in Belgium. Shortly after piloting hybrid LED and high-pressure sodium (HPS) grow light installations, both growers have decided to expand their LED investment following yields increasing by up to 50%.
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2016-10-14

Philips is in Talks to Sell Lumileds to American Private Equity Firm

Royal Philips NV is in discussion to sell its lighting-components division, Lumileds to American private equity firm, Apollo Global Management LLC, reported Bloomberg Technology.
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2016-09-21

Philips SceneSwitch LED Bulb Offers Three Settings

With all of the difficult home décor decisions facing consumers, choosing the right lighting shouldn't be one of them. New research from Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), the global leader in lighting, confirms that the majority of consumers – 93% – talk about lighting with the people in their home, with nearly one-third (31%) saying it is among their top three most important home décor areas. Despite this, only 28% feel confident they are making the right lighting choice, and more than half – 56% – indicated that they have household disagreements about lighting.
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2016-09-07

Philips Showcases Breathing and Light Therapy Innovations to Improve Sleep Quality at IFA

At this year's Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), taking place in Berlin, Germany from September 2-7, Royal Philips is presenting innovations that empower people to live healthier lives across the health continuum, from prevention, to diagnosis, to treatment. During this year's show, Philips will highlight its vision for transforming the future of sleep. With more patients seeking medical care for sleep disorders1, the world is waking up to the challenge of healthy sleep, its impact on overall health and the need for a good night's rest.
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2016-09-06

Philips GrowWise Reveals Research Results on Indoor Vertical Farming

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, today shared results from over 50 research projects carried out at its GrowWise Center during its first year of operation. This facility at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, the Netherlands aims to develop the blueprint for the city farm of the future and is the largest research facility of its kind with a total growing surface of 234 square meters. The research findings confirm that growth recipes can be successfully used to influence virtually any characteristic of crops, from taste, texture, smell and color to yields, growth speed, blossoming and much more.
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2016-09-05

Philips Reveals First 4K OLED TV

Philips has unveiled a 55-inch 4K OLED TV at IFA 2016 that it has coined 901F TV, reported the Verge.
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2016-07-25

Masonic Children's Hospitals Installs Philips LED Lights to Speed Patients Healing Process

A recently installed, state-of-the-art lighting system provided by Philips Lighting at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital may help young patients heal by promoting natural circadian rhythms.
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2016-07-06

Morning, noon or night: Know what your lighting system is up to with Philips EnvisionManager Web

Rahul Shira, Product Marketing Manager at Philips Lighting shares the company’s strategy in commercial lighting in this blog entry.The way office spaces are used has evolved over recent decades. In many places, there has been an evolution from private offices, to a few people sharing a single office, to open plan. Traditionally, facility managers and building owners adapted to these trends through a more manual and laborious process which involved managers maintaining records of space allocation, employee seating arrangements, time cards and other administrative accounting techniques. This was expensive, time consuming and the information was often not current or accurate.
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2016-06-30

Philips Studies Impact of Public Lighting Installations

Philips Lighting frequently partners with government organizations and non-profit groups to incorporate unique and effective lighting products into infrastructure and facilities, resulting in tangible and meaningful contributions to the public realm. These lighting installations serve much more than a utilitarian purpose of providing light. In many cases, they spark increased tourism, economic development, community pride and neighborhood revitalization.
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2016-06-29

Amerlux Joins Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Program

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting today announced that it has signed a patent license agreement with the US company Amerlux. The license, based on Philips Lighting’s EnabLED licensing program’s published terms and conditions, provides Amerlux with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control and system-level technologies. As a result of the agreement, the outstanding litigation between the companies related to patents offered under the EnabLED licensing program for LED Luminaires and Retrofit Bulbs has been dismissed.  To date more than 200 US companies have joined the EnabLED program and Amerlux is the second to be announced within a week.
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2016-06-22

Aesthetic Architectural LED Streetlights Brighten up Roadways

Are you working on projects where a unique look is desired in order to differentiate the outdoor application? You want to stand out from the crowd with a striking design statement, right? And is it a challenge to find outdoor lighting solutions with minimal style and great aesthetic that still offer the performance of a roadway luminaire with the right lumen output?
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2016-06-20

Philips Rethinks Ceilings with Luminous LED Panels

In pursuit of uncluttered vision, Philips OneSpace luminous ceiling prefab introduces the feeling of natural daylight indoors. It starts with a dream, built on technology and can now transform any interior into a serene, calming space with beautiful homogeneous light that feels as good as it looks.
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2016-06-07

Winter is coming? World’s Top Lighting Manufacturer Philips Closes Shenzhen Factory

This article contributed by a Wellmax editor analyses implications from the recent shutdown of Philips LED factory in Shenzhen, China. For Guangdong province alone, over 20 companies were listed. Kingsun Optoelectronic, Honglitronic entered into capital market, and the total market capitalization was over RMB 20 billion. The aggregate investment for provincial LED industry bases in Huizhou, Dongguan, Jiangmen, Nanhai, Zencheng and etc. was over 50 billion Chinese yuan.
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2016-05-31

Philips Celebrates 125th Anniversary with New Interactive Exhibition in Museum

Did you know that May 2016 marks Philips’ 125th anniversary? A milestone that is worth commemorating. Over the past century Philips has transformed unexpected opportunities into meaningful innovations. It is this history that will serve as Philips’ inspiration for the next 125 years.
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2016-05-27

Communications Made Easy with Philips' Luminous Caprpets

Communicating does not appear too difficult. There are many devices available to send data to everyone. The biggest challenge is to get the right information to the right person. In the last decades technology provided many new ways of communicating this field. With digital screens and mobile devices an overload of data is presented to the receiver, hoping the receiver picks up the right piece.
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2016-05-19

Philips to Showcase Connected Lighting Technology at AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia

The AIA Convention 2016 takes place this week in Philadelphia from May 19-21. The architecture and design event offers an impressive lineup of celebrity speakers, educational city tours, workshops and seminars and nearly 800 exhibitors. This year’s theme is “Where technology and creativity come together to create what’s possible”.
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2016-05-05

UAE New Bulb Incentive Urges Residents to Switch to LEDs

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) latest sustainability campaign is offering discounts of up to 25% to selected brand LED bulbs to urge local residents to switch to more energy efficient and environmental friendly lights, reported Gulf News.
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2016-05-04

Philips LED Streetlights Slash 58% Energy Use Compared to HID Lamps

With up to 103 lumens per watt, and 32,000-97,000 delivered lumens, it is possible to reduce the overall number of luminaires needed per high mast setup when compared to traditional HID technologies.  This not only reduces energy-related costs but maintenance and initial project costs as well.
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2016-05-03

Philips to Shut Down Fluorescent Bulb Factory in Thailand in 3Q16

Dutch lighting giant Philips will be shutting down its only fluorescent bulb factory in Thailand by next quarter and lay off in total 200 workers at the plant, reported The Nation.
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2016-04-29

Philips Expands Indoor Positioning Portfolio with New LED Linear Suspended Luminaire

Philips Lighting has expanded its innovative LED connected lighting indoor positioning system in North America. Today at the LIGHTFAIR International tradeshow in San Diego, the company announced a new luminaire, the Philips Day-Brite LED Linear Suspended LBX, adding to its award-winning indoor positioning portfolio, which has been deployed successfully with retailers Carrefour in France and aswaaq in the Middle East. The energy efficient lighting system enables retailers to provide location-based services to shoppers’ smartphones to help boost sales, drive operational efficiencies and increase customer loyalty.
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2016-04-26

Philips' Lighting Unit Likely Sell Via IPO than Private Sale

Frans van Houten, CEO: “Philips’ first-quarter 2016 results reflect solid comparable sales growth across our HealthTech businesses and our LED Lighting business, bolstered by the successful launch of several new products. We also delivered continued operational improvements throughout the company, driven by higher volume and improved product mix. Our overall performance strengthened, supported by the ongoing benefits of our multi-year Accelerate! transformation program, despite challenging macro-economic conditions in several markets.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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