Osram buys controls company

Osram has bought the building control and energy management company Encelium for an undisclosed sum.

The move will be seen as another tentative move by the German lamps giant towards vertical integration.

Osram already held a minority stake in the 10-year-old American company but the outright purchase gives Osram full access to Encelium’s intellectual property.  Encelium CEOTony Marano told the press: ‘With the Osram brand and resources behind us, we are now embarking on the next chapter – one that surely will include increased adoption of Encelium lighting controls in the commercial marketplace.’

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Correct conversions

ICEL, the emergency lighting arm of the Lighting Industry Federation, has warned that standard luminaires converted to emergency use should be tested for compliance with the relevant regulations and standards.