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.’

Manufacturers consider the future of LEDs and OLEDs

The barriers to adoption of new lighting technology were top of the agenda on the first day of the Lighting Fixture Design conference in London today.

Backlash as residents turn back on Council streetlights

Vigilante electricians plan to storm the streets of Northampton, switching on street lights turned off by the council.