Category Archives: Business and Innovation

agnetix

Agnetix is a new startup in the booming horticultural “grow light” category.   Liquid cooling for very high-power LED fixtures in a controlled industrial environment makes a lot of sense for multiple reasons. But what especially caught my eye: It was co-founded

agnetix

Agnetix is a new startup in the booming horticultural “grow light” category.   Liquid cooling for very high-power LED fixtures in a controlled industrial environment makes a lot of sense for multiple reasons. But what especially caught my eye: It was co-founded

global presence alliance

The Global Presence Alliance is a 10-year old international consortium of A/V dealers and systems integrators that offers an interesting business model, one that might be replicated in the lighting world. As I understand it, A/V suppliers around the world

global presence alliance

The Global Presence Alliance is a 10-year old international consortium of A/V dealers and systems integrators that offers an interesting business model, one that might be replicated in the lighting world. As I understand it, A/V suppliers around the world

lightly technologies

Lightly Technologies is a Dublin-based startup making flat, tiled light engines using LED.  Very simply, they’re targeting the profile shape of OLED with the performance benefits of LED.  They are currently in the midst of an apparently successful equity-crowd-funding program

lightly technologies

Lightly Technologies is a Dublin-based startup making flat, tiled light engines using LED.  Very simply, they’re targeting the profile shape of OLED with the performance benefits of LED.  They are currently in the midst of an apparently successful equity-crowd-funding program

ketra + lutron

Congrats to both the Ketra and Lutron teams:  Lutron acquired Ketra. Founded in 2009, Ketra had raised approximately $31m to date as of 2015.  I have no idea as to Ketra’s revenue or acquisition price.  Lutron is a solid company,

ketra + lutron

Congrats to both the Ketra and Lutron teams:  Lutron acquired Ketra. Founded in 2009, Ketra had raised approximately $31m to date as of 2015.  I have no idea as to Ketra’s revenue or acquisition price.  Lutron is a solid company,

brand, tech & place

There is a growing opportunity for a new kind of startup that fuses marketing and brand experience, systems technology/integration, and architectural design to develop location-based digital experiences. Put these together and it might look like this: Such an integrated agency

brand, tech & place

There is a growing opportunity for a new kind of startup that fuses marketing and brand experience, systems technology/integration, and architectural design to develop location-based digital experiences. Put these together and it might look like this: Such an integrated agency

ketra in archlighting

A nice article on in ArchLighting provides more detail on Ketra’s technology and product strategy. Specifically: Like audio speakers, which can act as both loudspeakers and microphones, LEDs can both emit and receive light. Ketra designed a module in which

ketra in archlighting

A nice article on in ArchLighting provides more detail on Ketra’s technology and product strategy. Specifically: Like audio speakers, which can act as both loudspeakers and microphones, LEDs can both emit and receive light. Ketra designed a module in which

competitive innovation

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti Thanks to my colleague Peter Earle who added this comment on a Linked In message…

competitive innovation

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti Thanks to my colleague Peter Earle who added this comment on a Linked In message…