Lighting Industry news 2022

Dec 21 th,2022, Administration Proposes Raising Efficiency Standard for Light Bulbs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), today proposed stronger efficiency standards for light bulbs, also known as general service lamps, to conserve energy and cut energy bills for American families and consumers. With this announcement, the Administration has now taken more than 110 actions this year to strengthen energy efficiency standards and save the average family at least $100 annually through lower energy bills in the years to come. Collectively these energy efficiency actions will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2.4 billion metric tons and save consumers $570 billion cumulatively over 30 years, and represent a key pillar of the President’s strategy to tackle the climate crisis while lowering costs for families.

Dec 16th 2022, Sonepar Founder Henri Coisne Dies At 99

It is with great sadness and emotion that Sonepar announces the passing of our founder and Honorary Chairman, Henri Coisne, during the night of December 15- 16 2022 at the age of 99. He was surrounded by his family and will now be reunited with his wife, Malou.

Dec 19th 2022, Graybar Acquires CX Connexion

ST. LOUIS, December 19, 2022 – Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of CX Connexion, based in Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Dec 20th 2022, Applied UV Inc announces two acquisitions

The Acquisition of PURO Lighting, LLC and LED Supply Co. Would Expand AUVI’s Capabilities to Sell Its FDA Cleared Disinfection Products and Solutions and Also Would Provide Access To PURO’s Strategic Relationships

Nov 3th 2022, Sonepar Completes Acquisition of Aztec Electrical Supply In

Sonepar announced that Sonepar Canada Inc., its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, has completed the acquisition of Aztec Electrical Supply Inc. (“Aztec”). With a strong presence in Ontario, this acquisition will strengthen Sonepar’s ability to evolve its industrial business model in the Greater Toronto Area.

Oct 17th 2022, Principal Industries Announces Acquisition of SloanLED

Principal Industries, the leading provider of electrical components and services to the commercial sign industry, announced today the acquisition of SloanLED, a California-based specialist in highly engineered LED solutions to the signage, retail, hospitality and petroleum markets. This acquisition strengthens and diversifies Principal’s product portfolio in new and existing end markets while expanding its footprint in and outside of North America.

Oct 12th 2022, PAL Lighting Acquires Precision Architectural Lighting

Precision Architectural Lighting is a commercial LED fixture manufacturer located in Houston, Texas. Established in 1988, Precision Architectural Lighting (Houston) has an extensive history of providing linear LED fixture solutions collaborating with architecture and engineering companies throughout North America.

Oct 7th 2022, Signify Loses Again in Europe

LED patent litigation update. #Signify loses (again) in Europe attempting to assert one of its LED light bulb patents. The accused European lighting manufacturer, #Eglo, is still facing a 9-patent suit in Texas. One of five suits #Signify is litigating in the US against accused infringers: #Menards (Ohio), #Luxrite/#AllStar (NJ), #Robe (Florida), #Govee/#Intellirocks (Texas).

Sep 30th 2022, Congress Passes BRIGHT Act For Energy Efficient Lighting in Federal Buildings

Both houses of Congress have passed The BRIGHT Act to ensure federal buildings utilize energy-efficient lighting. The House passed the bill on September 14, 2022, and the Senate passed the bill on March 30, 2022. The bill still requires the signature of President Biden before it becomes law.

Sep 28th 2022, Sonepar Acquires PEPCO

Sonepar announced that its U.S. subsidiary has entered into an agreement to acquire Professional Electric Products Co., Inc. (dba “PEPCO”). With a strong presence in the state of Ohio, this acquisition offers Sonepar the opportunity to expand in the 6th largest electrical distribution market in the U.S.

Sep 20th 2022, California To Phase Out Linear Fluorescent Lamps Starting in 2024

On Sunday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2208 into law, a landmark bill by Assemblymember Kalra and Senator Becker that sets phase out dates for compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and linear fluorescent lamps (LFLs) starting in 2024. Climate, clean air, worker safety, and public and environmental health advocates applaud the move to protect Californians and the planet from the dangers of mercury containing lamps.

Sep 19th 2022, Signify Uses WiFi Signal for Motion Detection

Signify introduces a new app, features and products for its WiZ smart lighting system to enhance users’ daily convenience. With a surprisingly thoughtful ecosystem, WiZ unlocks a more comfortable, caring and joyful home for everyone. WiZ is proud to introduce a new app, breakthrough feature SpaceSense™, and new products joining the line up this fall.

Sep 9th 2022, Cargo Shipper Seizes 13 Containers from Bankrupt Lighting Company

The freight company informed EdisonReport that they are in possession and trying to liquidate 13 containers of lighting and lighting-related equipment that was bound for two national big-box retailers in the U.S.

Currently the cargo (13 containers worth) is sitting in a warehouse in LA.  The commercial invoice and packing lists shows the cost of the goods at roughly $750K.

Aug 28th 2022, Liteline Corporation Acquires Contraste Lighting

We are very excited to announce that Liteline Corporation has acquired Contraste Lighting. Founded in 1989, Contraste has had many market leading innovative product developments. Over the years, Contraste has become a well-known and respected Canadian lighting fixture manufacturer across North America.

Aug 4th 2022, Feit Electric Acquires LIFX Assets

Feit Electric Company, Inc, today announced that it acquired the LIFX assets from Lifi Labs, Inc., including its award-winning and patented smart lighting platform, the custom-built feature-rich app and firmware, product designs, and the LIFX brand.

July 29th 2022, Larry Comer, Entrepreneurial Founder of Metalux Lighting, R.I.P.

Larry, a true businessman, moved home to Americus in 1964 to create Metalux Corporation, a manufacturer of commercial and industrial lighting equipment. He constructed the offices and manufacturing plant in Americus where production began in 1965 with seven employees. Operations expanded rapidly during the succeeding twenty years to where he employed more than 1200 people in Americus, Ellaville, and Preston, GA and Eufaula, AL. During that time, President Jimmy Carter recognized Larry as the National Small Businessman of the Year at the White House in Washington, DC. Larry was also honored with the Georgia Small Businessman Award of the year in 1975, and named by the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 1978. Before McGraw Edison Co. acquired Metalux in 1985, Metalux lighting equipment was a global company, distributed across all 50 states and internationally.

July 5th 2022, Mercer Zimmerman Acquires Lighting Specialists

We are excited to announce that effective July 1, 2022, Lighting Specialists has been acquired by Mercer Zimmerman. Since 1928, Lighting Specialists has focused on representing the leading lighting and controls manufacturers in Nebraska. Now we’re joining forces to accomplish a bigger vision – one that we think we can better achieve together.

July 5th 2022, Acuity Enters the LED Horticultural Lighting Market

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced the launch of Verjure, a professional-grade horticultural LED fixture series, for indoor applications. The Verjure Pro Series LED luminaires are designed to support all stages of plant growth from veg to flower. The Series is available in three different sizes and outputs to support versatility in growing, including indoor warehouse, greenhouse, and vertical racks. The Verjure Pro Series is designed to meet and exceed the output of traditional 1000W HPS grow lights while delivering up to 40% energy savings.

June 3th 2022, Halco lighting sold it is Specialty Lighting Business

Halco Lighting Technologies® (Halco), a leading manufacturer of lighting solutions serving the residential, commercial, and industrial markets, has announced the sale of its specialty lighting business (J&J Electronics & Sollos Landscape Lighting®) to Hayward Holdings, Inc. (Hayward). Halco’s specialty lighting business includes a portfolio of lighting solutions serving the residential and commercial pool, spa, fountain, and landscape lighting distribution markets. These products have become recognized as leaders in these categories and the distribution markets they are sold through.

May 14th 2022, Delta Light Group Acquires Lambent Lighting Group

With the acquisition of North American Lambent Lighting Group, Belgian family-owned Delta Light Group confirms its ambition to become a dominant global player in architectural lighting. Lambent Lighting Group consists of leading brands for high-end architectural applications such as Delray Lighting, LF Illumination, VLT and Softform.

May 2th 2022, Signify Successfully Completes Acquisition of Fluence

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has completed the acquisition of Fluence from ams OSRAM (SIX:AMS). The transaction strengthens our global Agriculture lighting growth platform and extends our position in the attractive North American horticultural lighting market.

April 1th 2022, DLC Introduces New QPL Logos

The DLC is excited to share our refreshed QPL logos! The new, simplified designs differentiate each product platform, allowing quick identification of DLC listed products. Starting today, these logos are valid to indicate qualification on the DLC QPLs.

April 17th 2022, Allan Gray, R.I.P.

Allan Gray, passed away on March 28th surrounded by family. Born in Skokie, IL, Allan moved to Southern California in his 20’s. He lived an active lifestyle as an avid mountain biker, runner, swimmer, sailor, skier and lover of good wine. Allan spent more than 30 years in the lighting industry. With his vision and strategic direction, Intense saw prosperous growth and success throughout the years

Jan 5th 2022, Orion Acquires Stay-Lite Lighting

Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: OESX) (Orion Lighting), a provider of energy-efficient LED lighting, control and IoT systems, including turnkey project implementation, program management and system maintenance, today announced the acquisition of Stay-Lite Lighting, a nationwide lighting and electrical maintenance service provider.

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