Lighting Industry Company News

LED Hut and Batteries Plus LLC Partner in £18m Deal

Jonathan RuffLED Hut, the UK’s leading online LED lighting retailer, has announced that it has merged with Batteries Plus LLC – the largest battery and light bulb franchise in the US – in an £18m deal.  The move is set to see the already fast-growing LED Hut business more than quadruple in size by 2017.

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GlassGuard® Appoints New Quality and H&S Manager

Stephen SzmidtFragment retention lamp specialist GlassGuard® has appointed Stephen Szmidt as its new Quality and Health & Safety Manager.

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MHA Lighting Announced as National Business Awards Finalist

MHA Lighting has been shortlisted for The Innovation Award at the 2014 National Business Awards. The Greater Manchester-based business is an award-winning lighting manufacturer that has an extensive range of LED solutions for the commercial and industrial sectors.

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Luxonic Invests £¾ Million in LED Luminaire Production

Luxonic Lighting production facilitiesLuxonic has just completed a ten-month programme and a £¾ million investment in expanding its production facilities in Basingstoke to allow for increase in demand for LED luminaires.

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GlassGuard® Appoints New Director

Chris WrightGlassGuard®, Europe’s leading manufacturer of fragment retention lamps, has appointed Chris Wright as director of manufacturing.

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Sylvania and LIFX Are A Match made In Colour

LIFX Hero3Sylvania has partnered with internet kickstarter sensation, LIFX, to offer a pioneering new lighting technology.  LIFX, distributed by Sylvania, is re-inventing the light bulb as we know it; this is a Wi-Fi enabled, multi-colour, energy efficient LED lamp that can be controlled with a smartphone.

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Mackwell Announces Collaboration with US Based Redwood Systems

Mackwell chose Light + Building 2014 to announce a collaboration with Redwood Systems that will see the company’s N-light DALI emergency lighting control and monitoring system integrated into Redwood’s low voltage, direct current lighting power, control and building intelligence platform.

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Mackwell Joins Forces with Elekon

Mackwell has announced the recent addition of Elekon to their list of partners and distributors.

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David Payne to retire as Fotolec CEO

David and Chris PayneAfter 32 years with Fotolec Technologies, David Payne has announced his retirement from the company, with effect from June 30, 2014.

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Is Wireless Lighting Control the Right Choice for Customers?

"In recent months we’ve heard a lot of talk about the rise of wireless control solutions and what this may mean for the future of lighting control. But is this trend really founded in the needs of the customer, or are we in danger of creating a disconnect between what customers want and what solutions providers are offering them?

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