2019-10-16

Signify to Acquire Cooper Lighting from Eaton for 1.4 Billion

Power management company Eaton and lighting company Signify announced that they have entered that Signify is going to purchase Cooper Lighting Solutions in cash with US$1.4 billion. Signify aims to strengthen its market position in North America with the acquisition. With the new business, the Dutch company hopes to improve the business mix in its Professional section. The transition is expected to finish in the first quarter of 2020. Eaton announced its plan to spin off its lighting business in March and is now selling it to Signify after a comprehensive review of v...
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2019-10-14

Signify Files Patent Lawsuit against Yeelight on Smart LED Bulbs

Signify filed patent infringement lawsuit in the U.S. against Chinese lighting company Yeelight for patents related to color tunable LED bulbs, according to EdisonReport. Signify filed the patent infringement action against Yeelight, who manufacture smart LED bulb that competes with Signify’s Philips Hue LED Smart Bulb. According to the EdisonReport, the case is the first infringement case Signify has filed against Chinese manufacturer who has no operations in the U.S. other than online sales. The infringement lawsuit covered five patents: U.S. ...
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2019-10-02

Vodafone Partners Signify to Combine 5G and LiFi

Using light to transmit data is no longer the future. Vodafone is joining force with Signify to integrate 5G and LiFi to provide high speed and broadband connectivity. The collaboration aims to develop applications, use cases and solutions that deliver secure and reliable two-way wireless communication at speeds well beyond traditional wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. (Image: Signify) Vodafone in Germany said it was the first company to bring Germany into the 5G era and is combining telecommunications and lighting to push further innovations. The two ...
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2019-10-01

Marseille's Orange Velodrome Becomes 100% LED Illuminated with Signify

Signify has turned Orange Velodrome in Marseille, France, into the largest 100% LED stadium in the country. The company’s connected lighting system Interact Sports also integrate light, sound and animation to provide immersive experiences for the audience. Signify's Philips ArenaVision LEDs were installed in the stands (terrace lighting) and on the field (pitch lighting) meeting the latest standards of international sports federations and broadcasters, and offering best-in-class field of play lighting and light shows to build fan excitement. Without flickering...
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2019-09-23

Signify Lights up Japan’s Stadiums for World’s Biggest Rugby Tournament

Signify reported that it has installed LED lighting in Japan’s Kobe Misaki stadium after its LED installation at Aichi’s Toyota stadium in April 2019. Both of the stadiums are used for the world’s biggest rugby tournament taking place from September 20 to November 2 in Japan. The Dutch lighting company implemented the Philips ArenaVision LEDs with its Interact Sports connected lighting system for creating light shows and allowing for the programming of multiple light scenes to adjust lighting standards to the different sports that are played in...
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2019-09-10

German Football Club Adopts Signify’s LiFi System for Immediate Sport News Update

Signify announced that its LiFi system, Trulifi, was installed in the press center at Volkspark stadium in Hamburg, Germany. The installation provides journalists with reliable, secure and fast Internet connections through the room’s ceiling lights and alleviates overloaded wifi connection when the stadium is packed during games. The Volkspark stadium can host 57,000 people and will be one of 10 stadiums for the European football tournament in Germany in 2024. Like other international matches venue, the wireless signal in its busy press center was prone to overload due...
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2019-09-06

Signify Launches Portable Smart Lighting Products

Signify announced new smart light products, including an upgraded Hue Go, the Smart button, the Smart plug, and new GU10 and E14 smart bulbs. The Philips Hue Go is a portable smart lamp offering colored smart light with Bluetooth capability for wireless control via app or selected smart home assistants. The upgraded Hue Go also features an improved battery life for an even longer period of time. The Smart plug turns any table or floor lamp into a Hue smart light. And the Smart button can be used to control Hue lights to brighten and dim. When connected to the Ph...
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2019-09-04

Bat-friendly LED Lighting Set on UK’s Highway

In 2018, Signify announced that it has completed the world first bat-friendly LED lighting installation in a Dutch town, Zuidhoek-Nieuwkoop. Now on a way A4440 in the UK, LED lights that provide bat-friendly light source are set up by Worcestershire County Council, according to the report of Lux. The red light emitting LED lights a wavelength that does not affect a bat’s fly, providing a bat friendly crossing across the A4440 which is close to Warndon Wood nature reserve. (Image: Signify) The bat-friendly lighting switch project was a collaboration...
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2019-09-03

Signify Teams up Cisco to Build an Office of the Future for Norwegian systems integrator Atea

Leveraging connected lighting technology from Signify and network expertise from Cisco, Norwegian IT systems integrator Atea has redefined the meaning of “smart office” with its office building in Stavanger, Norway. The office, named “living lab,” demonstrate the integration of connected technology on a single converged network. Key to smart office capabilities at Atea is Interact Office from Signify — a suite of connected lighting monitoring and management software — and connected sensors and luminaires from Signify. In addition to hig...
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2019-08-16

Signify Supports LED Lighting System to US-based AppHarvest for Its 25-hectare Greenhouses

Signify announced its partnership with AppHarvest, a controlled-environment growing facilities builder to help the company increase efficiency and boost yields using fewer resources in their 25 hectare greenhouse in Kentucky, USA. With the partnership, the greenhouse will be fitted with a hybrid LED lighting system, utilizing Signify’s Philips GreenPower LED toplighting compact and Agrolux high pressure sodium lighting. AppHarvest will grow tomatoes and cucumbers in its facility, which will be completed in the second half of 2020. The facility uses a unique ...
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2019-08-16

Brazil City Saves 50% Electricity Cost with LED Streetlights

Belo Horizonte, one of Brazil’s largest cities, is realizing 50% electricity cost savings by upgrading 182,000 streetlights with new LEDs. The new LED lights also improve the safety of the citizens on the streets of Belo Horizonte. The LED upgrade project is part of Brazil's first major public lighting public-private partnership between Belo Horizonte Iluminaçao Publica (BHIP) and Signify. The project started in 2017 with a survey of all the public light points, providing information of each street and scheduling their timely delivery and instal...
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2019-08-12

New Products: Cree Lighting Releases LED Linear Series; Signify Adds Wi-Fi LED Products for Smart Home Lighting

After taking over by Ideal Industries, Cree Lighting launches a new series of linear LED lighting, Stylus™, which is created for high-end lighting design. Meanwhile, Signify, who acquired Wi-Fi-based connected lighting ecosystem developer WiZ Connected in April, announced that it is expanding its smart home lighting offering in the U.S. by adding Wi-Fi enabled lighting. The Stylus™ Linear Series is designed to remove the hurdles to specifying architectural linear lighting across large projects. The series provide architects and lighting designers with...
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2019-08-02

London’s Illuminated River Project is Now On

A year since London’s Illuminated River project was revealed; first four bridges on the River Thames were lit on at 10pm on July 17th, 2019. The four bridges, London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium, were illuminated with a massive cheer when project leaders pressed the button. (Image:James Newton/Signify) Signify, who is the lighting partner of the project, has programmed nearly 2,000 light points to display over 16.9 million different light colors for each bridge. “To ensure everything went smoothly we had a team of our and Leo’s peopl...
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2019-07-30

Signify’s Horticulture Lights Selected by Pharmagreen Biotech for Cannabis Production

Pharmagreen Biotech, a Canadian biotech science company specialized in cannabis, announced that it will use Signify's Philips GreenPower LED Lighting for cannabis cultivation in its Cannabis Biotech Complex. The complex is a large-scale tissue culture production, research and storage facility of plantlets witch ensures the quality of Cannabis as medicine. The strategic supply partnership with Signify's Philips LED lighting technology adds the high-tech value and opens the door for future cooperation in advancing solutions for the tissue culture industry. ...
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2019-07-26

Signify Announces 2Q19 Financial Results and Investment in Chinese LED Lighting Company

Signify reported the financial results of the second quarter of 2019 and announced that it has agreed to buy a 51% share of Klite Lighting, a China-based LED luminaires manufacturer. Signify registered sales of EUR 1.477 billion (US$ 1.65 billion) with an on-year decrease of 6.1%. LED-based sales increased by 0.2%, accounting for 77% of total revenue. The adjusted gross margin declined by 20 bps to 37.7% due to lower sales volumes and price erosion, largely offset by ongoing procurement savings. Adjusted EBITA amounted to EUR 133 million (US$ 148.22 million) co...
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2019-07-17

Signify Partners Real Estate Developers to Provide Its Lighting Solutions for IoT Connection and Innovative Farming

Signify announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Diamond Developers, a Dubai-based sustainable communities builder, as part of their mutual commitment to utilize creative and innovative technologies and solutions designed to promote sustainability. The agreement is a testament to a collaborative approach that seeks to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and vertical farming. The agreement is built on two pillars of collaboration; the first pillar is centered on providing advanced lighting solutions and innovations that contribute to the city&...
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2019-07-08

Patent Infringement Lawsuits between Philips and other Lighting Companies Terminated by US Trade Commission

The US International Trade Commission has concluded a patent infringement investigation according to the complaint filed by Philips Lighting (now named Signify) in 2017. The Commission ruled Feit Electric Company, Lowe’s Companies and Satco did not infringe Philips Lighting’s patents but ruled against MSi Lighting, reported lightED magazine. In 2017, Philips Lighting filed a complaint accusing nine lighting companies of infringing its patents. The accused companies included members of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAE...
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2019-06-27

Signify Teams Ericsson to Accelerate 5G Connectivity Lighting Solution

Signify’s indoor luminaire will be embedded with Ericsson 5G Radio Dot in a joint offering that will enable service providers to easily add indoor connectivity to buildings when the lighting systems are being built or upgraded. This is the latest concept born from the successful relationship between Signify and Ericsson, who previously co-developed Lightpole Site Slim, the connected outdoor lighting pole small cell solution. The new luminaire light fixture features an embedded Ericsson Radio Dot, and will deliver not only light, but also 5G connectivity inside bui...
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2019-06-26

Signify to Install Solar LED Street Lights in Seville to Cut Energy Cost and Carbon Emission

Signify announced a new project of installing solar panel powered street lights in the Infanta Elena Park in Seville, Spain to enhance the safety of visitors as well as to improve energy efficiency. With the pilot project, 20 Philips SunStay solar street lights will be set in the park, underscoring both Seville’s and Signify’s commitment to sustainability. By integrating solar panel, luminaire, charge controller and battery in one housing, the Philips SunStay street lights are compact and easy to install and maintain. They will also help Seville, a city commi...
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2019-06-24

Africa Cup Arenas Illuminated by Signify

The Africa Cup of Nations 2019 kicked off on June 21 with the opening match at Cairo International stadium. Signify is providing the lighting to the stadium and four other stadiums that welcome the biennial international men's football championship of Africa. The tournament is hosted by Egypt and is held from June 21 to July 19, 2019. Signify announced that it was selected as partner to replace the old, conventional luminaires in the stadiums with new luminaires due to its unmatched experience in stadium lighting. Also, Signify’s lighting meets the stringent broa...
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2019-06-20

Signify Debuts New LiFi Systems Trulifi Realizing Reliable and Secure Wireless Communication with Light

After lots of talking about visible lighting communication, or LiFi (Light Fidelity), Signify announced the launch of Trulifi, a new range of LiFi systems. The world’s largest lighting company also reported two new customers of the systems. According to Signify, the LiFi systems, branded Trulifi, leverage existing and future professional luminaires for fast and reliable data transmission. Trulifi uses optical wireless transceiver technology built, or retrofitted, into Philips luminaires. Customers can use their current lighting infrastructure to power wireless conn...
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2019-06-19

Signify Introduces Smart Pole to Push Smart City Acceleration

In order to speed up smart city applications to meet the modern connectivity needs, Signify presents its BrightSites smart pole to turbocharge cities’ smart city infrastructure. Smart pole accommodates a wide variety of IoT applications, including sensors and cameras to offer environmental monitoring and enhanced security options such as incident detection. It also incorporates controllable energy-efficient LED lighting while maintaining the integrity of the urban environment. BrightSites illustrates Signify’s strategy to leverage lighting infrastructure to de...
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2019-06-10

GILE 2019 Kicks Off! The Lighting Industry Envisages the Next Move in Innovation

Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE) 2019 commences with a grand opening at the China Import and Export Fair, and will be held from June 9 to 12. The event’s host, Messe Frankfurt, points out that GILE took up 19 exhibition centers in scale with 2500 companies from 22 different countries participating in this grand occasion. It has already been 24 years since GILE’s inception, and the competition is all fired up in the lighting industry thanks to maturely developed technologies. Under the economic impact from the trade war triggered la...
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2019-06-04

Signify Achieves Sustainable Goal with Latin American Operations

The world’s biggest lighting company Signify announced its achievement of carbon neutrality for its Latin American operations, putting the company well on track to realize carbon neutrality for all of its operations in 2020. Since 2016, Signify already became carbon neutral in the US, Greater China, the Benelux, Middle East & Turkey, Canada, Iberia, UK & Ireland, France and Italy, Israel & Greece. The team in Latin America achieved carbon neutrality by reducing carbon emissions in 2018 by 22% including a reduction of 61% from air freight, 20% fr...
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2019-05-23

A Step towards Smart Lighting with GE Lighting Launches New Portfolio and Silicon Labs Partners Signify

Integrated with sensors, IoT technology and data management system, smart lighting applications are believed to improve convenience of life and efficiency of energy usage. Worldwide lighting companies have also been expanding smart lighting product and system development. GE lighting recently announced the launch of its C by GE smart lighting series products while Silicon Labs and Signify announced partnership on the Friends of Hue program. GE Lighting launched the new C by GE series including Full Color Lights, Tunable White bulbs, Smart Switches, and a Smart ...
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2019-05-21

Signify Acquires Animal-centric Lighting Companies to Expand Agricultural Lighting

Signify announced that it has acquired two animal lighting specialist Once and iLOX to strengthen its agricultural lighting business. The transactions are expected to close in the second quarter of 2019. Signify did not reveal financial details about the transactions. Once is a based in Minnesota, USA who provide animal-centricl lighting system for agriculture applications. It announced acquisition of the German-based iLOX and its Polish subsidiary in June, 2018. The companies design and manufacture tailor-made lighting systems to improve the quality of life for livest...
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2019-05-02

Signify Illuminates a New Identity for London with Its Connected LED Lighting

As the lighting partner for London’s Illuminated River project, Signify updated the progress of the exciting lighting art and how connected LED lighting creates a novel identity of the city. Iain Byrne, Project Manager of Illuminated River Project at Signify, addressed that urban lighting and architectural lighting serve as powerful tools in building impressive images for city landmarks. “Light is one of the most powerful means of breathing new life into cities and metropolitan areas and is becoming more and more of a focus when it comes to urban design and...
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2019-04-29

Signify Posts Financial Results of 1Q19 with Sales Growth

Signify reported a profit growth in the first quarter of 2019 which ended by March 31. Adjusted EBITA came to EUR 115 million (US$128.34 million), increased by 8.8%YoY. Net income of 1Q19 doubled from EUR 20 million (US$22.33 million) last year to EUR 44 million (US$49.1 million) as a result of better operational profitability and lower restructuring costs. Sales amount of Signify for the first quarter was EUR 1,478 million (US$ 1.65 million), with an on-year increase of 1.1% after currency adjustment. LED-based sales were up by 3.6% in comparison to...
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2019-04-26

Signify Turns Light into an Intelligent Language with LiFi Technology

Signify, as a global leading lighting company, continues its development in innovative lighting technologies and sees light as a smart language to convey information. LiFi system which uses visible light to transmit data in over the air is a major focus of Signify to make light a new communication tool. Heading to the era of IoT, the number of internet connected devices increases drastically. Ed Huibers, general manager of Signify‘s visible light wireless communication system business unit, pointed out that there would be more than 50 billion devices relying on wireless in...
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2019-04-24

Signify Strengthens Its Industry Leading Position with Connected Lighting and Professional Lighting

Signify presented its cutting-edge technologies in lighting and optical communication in “Signify innovation Day” in Taipei, Taiwan. The lighting company showcased its latest developments in connected lighting, Interact IoT platform, horticulture lighting and LiFi at the event, demonstrating the current trends in the global lighting industry. The world’s largest lighting company changed its name from Philips Lighting to Signify in May 2018, marking a transforming milestone for the Dutch company. John Wang, Senior Vice President of Signify and Pres...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

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