2017-11-16

LEDVANCE Continues Its Transformation

LEDVANCE made an statement that it would continue its transformation after confirming the job cut at the headquarters in America last week.
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2017-11-07

When the Going Gets Tight – Extra Flat LED Luminaires from LEDVANCE for Recessed or Surface Mounting

LEDVANCE is extending its portfolio for electrical wholesalers with the third wave of ready-to-use LED luminaires for professional users, including extremely flat versions for walls and ceilings. 
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2017-11-07

LEDVANCE Cuts 90 Jobs at Massachusetts Headquarters

Innovative lighting manufacturer LEDVANCE on November 2nd released an update saying the company laid off 90 employees at the headquarters in Wilmington, Massachusetts, reported tED magazine.
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2017-10-18

LEDVANCE Looking to Raise More Consumer Awareness of Smart Lighting

LEDinside had an interview with Aaron Ganick, Global Head of Smart Business, LEDVANCE on the company’s newly launched SYLVANIA SMART+ A19 bulb and the trends of smart lighting in the next five years.
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2017-06-07

LEDVANCE Commits to the Clean Energy Ministerial's Global Lighting Challenge - Company Announces to Sell 2.5 Billion LED Lamps by 2023

LEDVANCE, one of the global leaders in general lighting, has committed to the Clean Energy Ministerial Global Lighting Challenge (GLC). During the eighth Clean Energy Ministerial Summit (CEM8) in Beijing, LEDVANCE announced its commitment to selling 2.5 billion energy efficient LED Lamps by 2023.
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2017-05-15

New Strategies Unveiled: LEDVANCE Ramps Up LED Lighting and Smart Lighting Offerings with Improved Price-Performance Ratio

The long-awaited sale of LEDVANCE, originally the general lighting lamps business of German lighting giant Osram, to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, MLS, and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was finally completed on March 3, 2017. At the LFI 2017 held in Philadelphia, LEDinside met with LEDVANCE’s CEO Jes Munk Hansen to talk about the recent deal and its strategic position in the lighting market.
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2017-05-03

Acquisition Synergies Expected to Help MLS and LEDVANCE Shine Brighter

Due to a major asset restructuring, from July 18, 2016, shares trade of MLS, China’s leading LED packaging manufacturer, remained suspended until May 2, 2017. MLS announced it would spend up to RMB 4 billion (around US$580 million) to acquire the whole ownership of Guangdong Mingxin Optoelectronic, which holds a 100% stake in LEDVANCE. By doing so, MLS would gain full control of LEDVANCE, originally Osram’s lamps and lighting unit. This partnership is expected to create synergies in manufacturing, distribution, R&D, and branding, offering both sides important competitive advantages in the post LED lighting era.
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2017-05-03

LEDVANCE Advancing LFI 2017 with New SYLVANIA LED Lighting

LEDVANCE is unveiling new SYLVANIA lighting solutions for the commercial and residential market at Booth 1701 at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference taking place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center May 7 — 11, 2017. In North America, LEDVANCE offers professional users and retail customers SYLVANIA advanced LED bulbs, standardized luminaires and smart lighting solutions, as well as traditional light sources.
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2017-03-30

Easy Ways to Advocate for the Planet Offered by SYLVANIA Lighting by LEDVANCE

1. Add more energy-efficient lighting – Lighting accounts for more than 15 percent of the electricity used at home.  Changing to energy-efficient LED bulbs can save you up to 85 percent on your lighting electricity use and reduce associated air pollution emissions from the power plants that burn fossil fuels to generate that electricity.     You’ll see an immediate reduction in your energy bill by changing incandescent bulbs to LED lighting, like the first-to-market SYLVANIA 10-Year (Contractor Series) LED Portfolio.   2. Depend on ENERGY STAR – Choosing energy-consuming products with the ENERGY STAR label can help save you energy and money.   3. Vampire energy – Electronics and small appliances that plug into the wall and have a remote or have an electronic display or LED status light can suck energy even when not in use.  Reduce "standby power" (the energy used even while an appliance is switched off or not performing its primary function) at home and at work.     The easiest way is to unplug gadgets not in use.  You can also use power surge protector strips (with multiple electrical outlets) and turn the power off at the strip.  For safety, keep frequently-used appliances plugged in like the TV, cable box, microwave and alarm clock.   4. Off with the monitor! – Turn off your monitor at the end of the day.  Monitors consume 80 percent of a desktop’s energy.  Even in “sleep mode,” monitors are still drawing a small, unnecessary amount of power.   5. Cargo impact – Avoid carrying unneeded items in your vehicle’s trunk.  An extra 100 pounds in your car’s trunk cuts fuel economy by up to 2 percent.   6. Act Smart -- Smart lighting, like SYLVANIA Smart+, allows users to have convenient control of their lighting and electronics, optimize their home and work environments, improve efficiency, and help save time and energy.  By turning lights on and off with schedules you create via an app, you can control when and where you use your lighting, and you’ll save energy.    Imagine coming home to a welcoming porch light that turns on just before you get home, rather than leaving it on all day.  Smart plugs allow you do the same with your window AC units, turning them on remotely 15 minutes before you arrive home for example.  Your home will be cool when you arrive without having your AC run for hours when you’re away.   7. Tire inflation – Keep tires properly inflated and aligned.  You can improve your gas mileage by up to 5 cents per gallon by keeping your tires inflated to the proper pressure.    8. Electronics recycling – Electronics such as computers, printers, cell phones, compact fluorescent light bulbs and other gadgets contain small amounts of hazardous material like lead.  Many retail stores, municipalities and electronic manufacturers offer returns or collection of these items that get sent to special facilities for proper recycling.   In honor of Earth Day on April 22, lighting company LEDVANCE is sharing simple “ADVOCATE” tips for those who want to be more environmentally conscious and support the health of our planet. In North America, LEDVANCE offers SYLVANIA advanced LED bulbs, traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and smart lighting solutions for professional users and retail customers.
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2017-03-22

LEDVANCE and Samsung SmartThings Partnership Boosts Smart Lighting Offering for UK Consumers

A partnership between Samsung SmartThings and general lighting provider LEDVANCE sees two leading brands with a global footprint connecting to increase the interaction between lighting and other domestic activities. The result is the provision of an affordable and reliable smart home offering to UK consumers.
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2017-03-22

LED In A New “DIM-ension”

LEDVANCE introduces efficient LED lamps with remarkably warm light when dimming, thanks to GlowDim technology. 
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2017-03-21

Feed the Vintage Light Trend with Edition 1906 from LEDVANCE

The Edition 1906 vintage light range is perfect for a wide range of environments, including in retail , hospitality and in private settings as well.
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2017-03-21

LEDVANCE Introduces New LED Range

"Like before, but better". This is the motto LEDVANCE has chosen to present the broadest-ever LED lamp range under the Osram brand for the 2016/2017 lighting season. It symbolises the perfect combination of modern LED technology and classical lamp design. 
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2017-03-06

Chinese Consortium Completes Acquisition of Osram's LEDVANCE

The sale of LEDVANCE by OSRAM to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, the LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. (MLS) and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was successfully completed effective on March 3rd, 2017 and with economic effect as of March 1st, 2017. This follows the parties obtaining all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities.
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2017-01-11

Osram's Sale of Ledvance Anticipated to Receive Green Light from German Government by 2Q17

Osram is close to receiving approval from the German government to go ahead with the sales of its general lighting business LEDVANCE to a Chinese investment consortium headed by IDG Capital Partners (IDG), reported DrivingVisionNews.com.
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2016-12-30

Goodbye Bitter 2016: Review of Major Trends of the Year (Part 1)

Before celebrating the New Year, Chinese-language newspaper UDN in Taiwan has a tradition of conducting an annual poll, requesting readers to pick out a word that best represents the year. For 2016, the Taiwanese people chose the Chinese character Ku (苦), which can be translated as a bitter taste, hardships or even a painful experience. Asked how 2016 went, most in the LED industry would probably agree it was another hard year that left a particularly bitter aftertaste.
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2016-11-02

LEDVANCE Acquisition Documents Reviewed by German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Osram recently announced the latest developments about the acquisition transaction of its LED general lighting business sales to a Chinese investment  consortium headed by IDG Capital.
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2016-10-28

German Government Puts Chinese Consortium Acquisition of Osram’s LEDVANCE on Hold

The German government has temporarily halted Chinese consortium headed by strategic investor IDG Capital Partners (IDG) to acquire Osram’s general lighting business LEDVANCE, and have put the deal under review, Reuters cited German magazine WirtschaftsWoche recent report.
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2016-10-28

LEDVANCE Advances Light with SYLVANIA LED Lighting Innovations

LEDVANCE announced a wide range of new SYLVANIA LED lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Available now or in the near future, first-to-market products include an easy option for updating recessed lighting, and connected indoor/outdoor and under cabinet lighting.  The company is also launching a motion and temperature sensor – a major step toward automating intelligent light – and Energy Star® qualified LED A19 and A21 lamps that are rated at 15,000 hours, offering long life at a good value, and eligible for utility rebates.
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2016-09-19

LEDVANCE Names New VP for Industrial Commercial Channel

LEDVANCE announced Matt McCarron as Vice President of Industrial Commercial Channel for the U.S. and Canada, filling the role held by Mark Corcoran who retired this year but is acting as senior advisor for the trade channel over the coming months.  LEDVANCE is one of the world's leading providers of lamps for professional users and retail customers offering SYLVANIA LED lamps as well as a wide range of traditional light sources, standardized luminaires and connected lighting solutions in North America.
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2016-09-19

Ledvance Offers Osram's Glass LED Lamps

Ledvance will be offering the largest LED retrofit portfolio from the Osram brand from October – many models have bulbs and casings made of real glass and are made in Germany
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2016-08-30

LEDVANCE: Impact of EU Phase out High Voltage Tungsten Halogen Lamps in September

Since September 2009, energy consumption-relevant light sources have been disappearing step-by-step from the market. This year it’s the turn of the high voltage reflector tungsten halogen lamps as best-known representatives. These are no longer permitted to be put into circulation in the European Union from 1 September 2016 as part of the third step of Directive (EU) 1194/2012. 
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2016-08-18

SYLVANIA Smart Lighting Enables Voice Control via Alexa

LEDVANCE announced that SYLVANIA smart lights can now be easily controlled via voice directly with the OSRAM LIGHTIFY® Gateway and Alexa-enabled devices including the hands-free voice controlled speaker Amazon Echo, helping make the Smart Home a reality for the general public. In addition to being able to control your lighting, Amazon Echo connects to Alexa to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly.
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2016-08-01

Mixed Responses Towards Osram and MLS Newly Founded Partnership

Osram announced after one year of carefully selecting bidders that it would sell its general LED lighting business LEDVANCE to MLS for EUR 40 million (US $44.7 million), about three days ago. Chinese press have compared the deal to a marriage between couples, where MLS paid a hefty dowry to win over the German lighting giant’s general lighting division.
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2016-07-28

Who Is the Real Acquisitor of Ledvance?

Osram announced Wednesday that a Chinese investment consortium headed by IDG that comprised of  MLS, and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu) acquired the German manufacturer’s general lighting business Ledvance for EUR 400 million (US $439.58 million).
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2016-07-27

MLS to Implement Dual Brand Strategy after Chinese Consortium’s Acquisition of LEDVANCE

Osram announced Tuesday the sale of its general lighting lamp business, LEDVANCE, to a Chinese investment consortium headed by strategic investor IDG for EUR 400 million (US $439.58 million), Chinese leading LED package manufacturer MLS was named among a key member of the consortium, as well as financial investor Yiwu.
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2016-07-27

[Breaking News] Chinese Consortium Including MLS Acquires Osram's LEDVANCE Business for EUR 400M

Chinese consortium consisting of the strategic investor IDG, the Chinese lighting company MLS and the financial investor Yiwu acquire Osram’s business unit Lamps for more than €400 million
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2016-07-12

Osram Sets up New Social Media Channel for LEDVANCE

Osram’s U.S. branch announced on Twitter recently it kickstarted a social media channel for its separate lighting business entity LEDVANCE.
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2016-05-30

Ledvance Officially Becomes Legal Entity

An almost incomparable depth of experience in terms of light, successful products with strong brands and a high-impact sales team – these are the strengths the company of Ledvance will be focusing on from 1st July 2016. This is the day on which the current Osram Lamps business division will become legally independent and will therefore become Ledvance GmbH.
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2016-04-07

Details of Osram Carve out of LEDVANCE to be Announced by May 2016

German lighting giant Osram’s spin-off of its lamps business into LEDVANCE has completed organizational separation as of April 1, 2016, while the legal separation is scheduled in July 1, 2016. Many lighting vendors have been competing for a chunk of Osram’s lamp business, which LEDinside projects details of the acquisition transaction will become clearer from late April to late May 2016, including the offered price from various bidders, developments of vendors granted priority rights, and other conditions involved in the talks of the separation of LEDvance. Besides weighing in on the potential acquisitor of the lamp business and conditions under the procurement, the deal is under the lime light of the entire lighting and LED business.
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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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